CCS Update - September 16, 2021
Greetings Campbell County Families,
Presented below is my most recent update, providing important information about Campbell County Schools. I would like to invite you to read this information at your earliest convenience.
Next Friday, September 24th, schools will be closed to students for a scheduled professional planning day.
Fall Break will occur the week of October 11th through October 15th.
Senate Bill 1 and COVID School Operations Plan:
The General Assembly, as part of its action taken last week in passing Senate Bill 1, required school districts to publish a COVID School Operations Plan within five days of the bill's passage. I have updated our reopening document that I shared with you in August and have published it on the district website under COVID-19 Information and forwarded to the Kentucky Department of Education. I would like to ask that you review this document as you are able. I also want to reiterate that, although Senate Bill 1 removed all statewide masking mandates, I have kept our local school district's masking mandate in force, as have nearly all other school districts in Northern Kentucky and the Diocese of Covington. Within the document I have also included a basic masking decision matrix, that reinforces my desire to keep everyone in masks until we get back down into the yellow. Please know that this guidance is subject to change as more information and/or research becomes available.
The COVID School Operations Plan is available HERE.
Test To Stay Program:
As I mentioned last week, Campbell County Schools is excited to provide the Test to Stay program in partnership with Ethos Laboratories, which is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. This program can help keep students in school. I sent this information out via email yesterday but wish to share with you again today. As of 11:30 this morning, we had 147 students enrolled or pre-registered for this program. Please see informational documents, via links below, which describe the program and provides enrollment information.
Test to Stay Flyer
District COVID Numbers:
Please see the number of students who are positive or in quarantine right now. This data looks very similar to last week.
REGIONAL RATES, as published daily by the Kentucky Department of Public Health (KYCOVID):
The county incidence rate has dropped a little bit from last week but I am interested in what looks like the forming of a peak on the epidemic curve. That is a statewide graphic. I'm sure we would all like to see that spike continue to fall.
CAMPBELL RATES by ZIP, as published daily by the Northern Kentucky Health Department (NKY Health):
The NKY map, shows a really high incidence rate in much of the area served by Campbell County Schools. Zip codes 41001, 41007, and 41085 are REALLY HIGH!!! The rest of the county seems to be holding or maybe coming back down.
Family Game Night Next Tuesday Night - Let's End This Week's Message With a Little Fun!!!!!
A fun game night activity is being shared by GEGky, which stands for Google Educators Group of Kentucky. Please see the graphic and information below to participate in the virtual escape room! To participate, you will need to register at bit.ly/gegkyescape.
A virtual escape room game hosted by GEG Kentucky. The game is made from Google Slides and we'll follow up with a how-to, but the event is just designed for family fun!
Tuesday, September 21, starting at 7:00pm (Eastern time). The game will likely take 45 minutes - 1hour, but may be a little longer or a little shorter depending on how quickly your team solves the clues!
ANYONE! The game is open to all. We encourage GEG members and non-members alike to join us and to play with your families! The game is designed for groups of all ages and is most fun when played with a partner or small team.
Online. We'll send you a Google Meet link that you'll join to start the game, then you'll be playing on your own until you finish and pop back into the room. If you're playing with people in your household, you can work on one device or you can play remotely with a group of friends on your own Google Meet.
Other details: You will need a Chromebook or laptop/computer to play the game. There are some clues that won't work very well on phones or tablets. You will also probably want a piece of paper & a pencil to help yourself remember the secret codes!
I hope this information has been useful.
Again, I want to thank you for your continued trust and support.
Have a great weekend!
David A. Rust, Superintendent