COVID-19 Resource Center

The Sioux Falls School District holds student and staff safety as its highest priority. Our schools have always displayed care and concern remarkably well, but especially so since March 2020 when the global COVID-19 pandemic impacted nearly every aspect of life. Since that time, we have created, revised, adapted, and closely followed plans that have kept our schools open and operating; allowing students to learn while their parents continued to meet community needs through their work. Information contained in this plan is current and overall reflects the best-practices and expectations of our community, region, state, and nation. If necessary, this plan will be revised in consultation with local medical partners if/when our community experiences changing COVID-19 conditions.

Highlights of 2022-2023 Plan

*See full plan for more details

Activities

COVID-19 attendance restrictions removed.

Breakfast/Lunch Seating

Promote physical spacing when practical and needed.

Cleaning

Enhanced air filtration and cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.

Hygiene

Opportunities for hand-washing and hand sanitizer.

COVID-19 Screenings

At home daily.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

SFSD does not require proof of vaccination. Contact health care provider with questions regarding the vaccine.

Face Coverings

Available upon request. Please see page 5 of the C2L Plan for specifics.

Symptomatic Students & Staff

Exclude while symptomatic, recommend testing, isolation spaces, and PPE for staff when working with sick student.

Positive Case at Building Notification

Individuals associated with building will be notified via email.

Student Absence

Quarantined students or students with an extended absence will have access to classroom resources through the Learning Management System.

Contact Tracing/Quarantine

DOH will determine close contact quarantine. See page 14 of the C2L Plan for additional information.

Volunteers/Mentors/Visitors

Welcomed back into buildings and asked to follow school guidelines.

The global pandemic changed some of the processes in our schools, but it did not change our commitment to offer the highest quality education. Pandemic protocols strengthened our belief that the best educational experience is in the classroom, with a highly qualified teacher, and in a caring setting where students can learn together with their classmates and friends. Thank you for your continued partnership.