704 S. College St.
Scott City, Ks 67871
Notice from the Health Office:
The UPDATED Isnterim Guidance for COVID-19 is as of this morning, March 6, 2020.
KSDE is working towards preparedness and preparation for COVID-19 spread across the United States. Governor Laura Kelly announced that Kansas’s exposure is low at this moment and time. As of this morning, there are no confirmed cases within Kansas. We still need to be vigilant and prepared for if/when the outbreak occurs in Kansas.
This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. Please check the CDC website and the Kansas Department of Health & Environment website periodically for updated interim guidance.
Susan J. McMahan
Susan McMahan, CEM, MCP
School Safety Specialist
Director, Safe and Secure Schools Unit
Parents and Guardians,
Just sending this out as a reminder that flu season is upon us and we all must do our part to prevent and control the spread of influenza.
If you recall from last school year, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment stated that a student diagnosed with influenza had to be out of school for 7 days after the onset of illness. K.A.R. 28-1-6 in regards to Influenza was updated (10/23/2019) changing this to 5 days after the onset of illness. The student must also still be 24 hours fever free without the aid of medication whichever is longer. This school and work exclusion will apply to both students that have had a positive laboratory test confirming diagnosis of influenza as well student that have been treated with antiviral medication used to treat influenza, as both are considered to be confirmation of a case of influenza.
Please notify the school if your student has a case of influenza.
If you have any questions please call the school health office at 872-7660.
Thank you for your continued cooperation in keeping our students healthy and ready to learn!
Niki Depperschmidt, RN
USD 466 School Nurse
- Immunization notice:
Scott County Schools will begin implementing Kansas Statue K.S.A. 72-5208 on February 1, 2016. After this date students will not be able to attend school unless immunization requirements are met or proof of an appointment is provided.
- "Meningococcal (Serogroup A,C,W,Y): Two doses required. Doses should be given at entry to 7th grade (11-12 years) and 11th grade (16-18 years). For children 16-18 years, only one dose is required. (Provisional based on expected revision to K.A.R. 28-1-20 prior to school year"
Please, provide verification/proof of any updated vaccinations that the child receives to the school for their records.
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