District posts Reopening Plan for 2022-2023
Students/staff/patrons asked to participate in 'Return to Learn' and 'ESSER' surveys
As part of the requirements set forth by the federal government, in order to access the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) III funds as a district, we must survey our students, staff, and patrons regarding our Return to Learn Plan and our intentions for the ARP ESSER III. Below you will find links to surveys for both the Return to Learn Plan and the ESSER III Plan, along with the text of the Return to Learn plan below those links. Please take some time to review the plan and complete the surveys, as they will provide the district with useful information as we continue to move forward with the 2022-23 school year and utilize the ARP ESSER III funds. If you have any questions about any of the information or surveys, please contact the superintendent's office at 402-443-3051.
As part of ongoing requirements to be in compliance with federal guidance regarding ESSER funding, the district is required to update our reopening plan and provide statements regarding intentions utilizing the ESSER money. If the listed plans alter, those amendments will be stated on this page.
In receiving ESSER III funds, Wahoo Public Schools will use those finances as follows:
1) Address learning loss through renewal and acceleration by purchasing new curriculum to support students in that effort at a value of $166,000.
2) Improve air quality by updating current HVAC systems in the elementary at a value of $662,947.
Wahoo Public Schools Reopening Plan
School Year 2022-23
Revised: June 30, 2022
The district has worked hard to forge a valuable relationship with entities from the local to state level in developing the reopening plan for students and families. For Wahoo Public, individual portions of the guidance below may vary from the color level based on administrative discretion. Finally, portions of this plan may vary between the elementary and middle/high school buildings
• All students in grades PK-12 will attend school in person.
• Accommodations may be made for K-12 students who are unable to attend due to an existing disability identified through and IEP or 504 plan. Remote learning may be utilized as part of such accommodation.
• While dependent on updated recommendations from Three Rivers, masks may be worn when reasonable and appropriate in all of our buildings and vehicles. In general, if social distancing of 6 feet or greater cannot be achieved, masks may be expected to be utilized by students and staff. If individuals are unable to have their own mask, one will be provided for them in situations that warrant use. Students and staff are encouraged to bring school-appropriate masks with them to school.
• All students in grades PK-12 will be participating in an educational program; however, due to directed health measures, attendance may be limited to 50% capacity on a given day. The purpose of 50% capacity would be to further emphasize and practice social distancing. The district will construct an A/B format for days in attendance if this format becomes a requirement.
• Accommodations will be made for students not attending in person to participate in classroom activities via electronic means.
• While dependent on updated recommendations from Three Rivers, masks will be worn when reasonable and appropriate in all of our buildings and vehicles. In general, if social distancing of 6 feet or greater cannot be achieved, masks are expected to be utilized by students and staff. If individuals are unable to have their own mask, one will be provided for them in situations that warrant use. Students and staff are encouraged to bring school-appropriate masks with them to school.
• All district facilities will be closed and education will be provided remotely to students, engaging them from their homes.
Pre-Screening of Students
(to be done at home by parents)
1. Has the child been in close contact, without a mask, of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?
2. Does the child currently have a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or greater?
3. Does the child currently exhibit any of the following symptoms:
a. Frequent cough
b. Shortness of or difficulty breathing
c. Unusually sore throat
d. Unexplained sore chest
e. Loss of taste and/or smell
f. Diarrhea or nausea