Hello Augusta Independent families! We are excited to have you and your children in the Augusta Independent School District and we hope this school year will be a great one.
I know the concern that is weighing on your mind concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and what it will mean for school this year. We wanted to let you know we have been working with the Kentucky Department of Education and our partners in public health to make the school a safe place for your student(s) this year.
We do need your help. Many parents may not be aware of a Kentucky law in place since 2007 that requires parents to report to their child’s schools if their student has a communicable disease that could place other students and school staff at risk for infection. While usually that involves things like chicken pox, state public health regulations have been updated to include COVID-19 as one of those communicable diseases.
If your student tests positive for COVID-19 at any time, please immediately report it to the school by calling 606-756-2105 or 606-756-2545. Notification that a student tests positive is important so that we can take reasonable steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading among students and staff.
To allow us to best track the educational needs of your student, please immediately let us know if your child has been placed in quarantine due to COVID-19 so we can work with you to provide remote learning opportunities to prevent learning loss for your student while he/she is quarantined. We are happy to assist with remote learning opportunities and other services that may be available during this time.
We hope your family has a safe and illness-free school year! Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
Ms. Lisa McCane
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