COVID-19 Information

Important Update

4/20/2021

Dear Parents & Guardians:

This is a message to inform you that we have had three additional students (one junior, and two 5th graders), and one high school staff member (who may possibly be connected to the recent 5th grade cases) recently tested positive for COVID-19 this week. The district and health department are working through contact tracing protocols, which will determine close-contacts and any necessary quarantining following the department of health guidelines.

There have been a total of 3 positive cases over the last two weeks in the 5th grade, and after working with the health department we have determined that at this time we are not quarantining either of the 5th grade classes. We are monitoring this closely, and may have to quarantine one or both classes if we have additional positive cases in the future. If families prefer to keep their 5th grade student home to monitor for symptoms, they are welcome to. Students are also welcome to get tested here at school. For any students who wish to be tested here at school you can email Sharon Bergmann at sbergman@davenportsd.org or call 509-215-1361 (landline). Please call the school to let us know or if you have any questions.

We encourage students in those grades to monitor themselves for symptoms, as they may have been exposed to COVID-19. We also ask that all students and families continue to monitor for symptoms, and if you have any symptoms please stay home. We are NOT closing school and we are working hard to continue with our in-person learning. We wanted to provide you this update and we will continue to keep you posted on any new information. We are monitoring these cases closely, and if there are any changes we will let you know. Please contact the school if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Davenport School District




 

4/16/2021


Dear Students, Parents & Guardians,


We want to inform you that we have had 3 students (one senior, one 6th grader and one 5th grader) recently tested positive for COVID-19. We also are aware of 2 additional positive cases that are connected in our community. The health department is still working through contact tracing protocols, which will determine close-contacts and any necessary quarantining following the department of health guidelines. 


We encourage students in those grades to monitor themselves for symptoms, as they may have been exposed to COVID-19. We also ask that all students and families continue to monitor for symptoms, and if you have any symptoms please stay home. For any students who wish to be tested here at school you can email Sharon Bergmann at sbergman@davenportsd.org


We are NOT closing school and we are working hard to continue with our in-person learning. We wanted to provide you this update and we will continue to keep you posted on any new information. Please contact the school on Monday if you have any questions.  


Additionally, next week we have Homecoming Week activities at the High School, and will be recognizing Earth Day with a Community Clean-up!   


Sincerely, 


Davenport School District 





Key Details

Due to our recent Covid-19 situation here at school we are making the decision to go “remote” only tomorrow & Friday for ALL grades TK-12.


There WILL NOT be any sports practices or activities until we return from spring break on Monday, April, 12th. 


If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the school offices and we will be happy to help you.


For those students in grades 6-12 who are worried about the end of the quarter, we will be extending the grading period to the week after spring break. You will have a chance to take finals in-person at that time if that is what your teacher has planned.  


Reminder we will be on spring break next week April 5th - April 9th. Have a wonderful break and go gorillas! 


Letter to Parents
3/31/2021


Dear Students, Parents, & Guardians,


As you know, we have been working through a mini Covid-19 outbreak here at school. We were originally hopeful that it would be contained to a few students and their “close” contacts. However, as the week has progressed the web is growing and we now have a total of eight students who are Covid-19 positive. There are also three other “close” contacts or family members who have also tested positive which can directly be traced to our positive students. The number of students and staff that could be considered “close” contacts is growing to the point where we feel the need to go “remote” only for ALL students TK-12 tomorrow, Thursday April, 1st. This has been a difficult decision and we tried our best to remain open this week. However, after working with the LCDOH we believe this is the best decision for our students, families, and community. 


If you are associated with Davenport High School Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Cross Country, attended the senior volleyball game last Thursday or have been in contact with anyone associated with those programs you need to be aware that you MAY have been exposed to Covid-19. We strongly encourage you to monitor yourself and family for symptoms and/or get tested. Lincoln County Department of Health is in the process of following up with all of our positive students and will be determining who through contact tracing needs to quarantine following the department of health guidelines. Additionally, if you are a student or staff member of the Davenport School District you need to monitor for symptoms as we are still trying to determine the extent of the mini-outbreak. Some of the positive cases are related to having “close” contact outside of the school day and school related events. This is why it has been hard to track down the extent of our situation.  


At this time,  we still do not have any positive cases associated with the MS or Elementary buildings, but as we have seen, this situation is constantly evolving and the number of potential “close” contacts is growing which could expose additional students and staff in those two buildings. 


Again, we will be in remote learning for Thursday & Friday of this week, students please check-in with your teacher by 10:00am and complete any assigned tasks! We will be out of school for spring break next week (April 4th - April 9th) and we wish you all a happy and healthy break. Our plan at this time is to resume in-person and athletic activities on Monday April, 12th. We will keep you updated if this plan changes. 


Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we continue to navigate the impact of Covid-19 on our school system and society. 


We ask that you continue to monitor for symptoms, and if you have any symptoms please stay home. For any students who wish to be tested here at school you can email Sharon Bergmann at sbergman@davenportsd.org. We will be testing for the remainder of this week, if you need testing next week during spring break please work with a healthcare provider. Again, this is out of an abundance of caution. There are no out of pocket costs for the tests. There is a process where the parent needs to complete some information on-line. Mrs. Bergmann will have that information for you. This is a PCR test that involves a mouth swab and you generally get results in 2 or 3 days as it is sent to a lab. We also have a rapid 15 minute antigen test available that can be used with anyone showing symptoms. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to the middle school and/or high school office and they will connect you with Mrs. Bergmann or Mr. Prewitt.    


Sincerely, 



Davenport School District


Important Update 


3/30/2021


Dear Students, Parents, & Guardians,


We want to provide you with an update on our recent Covid-19 situation. We now have a total of 5 students in grades 9-12 who have recently tested positive for Covid-19. We also have several students and staff who are being quarantined as a precautionary measure because they have been identified as close contacts. As a result of this, students in grades 9-12 will continue with “remote” only (no in-person learning) for the rest of this week. We are also cancelling all middle school and high school sports practices and games for the rest of the week. For students in grades TK - 8 we will continue with in-person learning as planned. At this time we have no positive cases in either of those buildings. We are hoping to remain open, but things could change quickly as this situation continues to evolve. If we have any additional positive cases we will notify you as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we continue to navigate the impact of Covid-19 on our school system. 


We ask that you continue to monitor for symptoms, and if you have any symptoms please stay home. For any students who wish to be tested you can email Sharon Bergmann at sbergman@davenportsd.org. To let her know you want your child tested and if you have any questions. Again, this is out of an abundance of caution. There are no out of pocket costs for the tests. There is a process where the parent needs to complete some information on-line. Mrs. Bergmann will have that information for you. This is a PCR test that involves a mouth swab and you generally get results in 2 or 3 days as it is sent to a lab. We also have a rapid 15 -minute antigen test available that can be used with anyone showing symptoms. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to the middle school and/or high school office and they will connect you with Mrs. Bergmann or Mr. Prewitt.    


Sincerely, 



Davenport School District

Important Update 


3/29/2021


Dear Students, Parents, & Guardians,


We regret to inform you that we have had two students in the 10th & 12th grades recently test positive for Covid-19 today. These are our first positive cases among students since November 13th, 2020. Due to our contact tracing protocols and interviews we are concerned about additional spread of the virus here on campus, at this time we are making the decision to go “remote” only (no in-person learning) tomorrow 3/30/21 for grades 9-12. This will give us a chance to continue our contact tracing efforts and get students tested.


Our biggest concern right now is for those students and athletes that were in attendance and sitting in the student cheer section at the high school volleyball game last Thursday (3/25/21). If your student/s were in attendance and sitting in that section we ask that you monitor for symptoms and please consider getting tested. We are testing a number of high school students starting tomorrow morning at 8:30 am. The high school students were notified this afternoon that they were in “close” contact with a Covid-19 positive student. However, it has already evolved from one positive to two positive cases among the student body who were in attendance at the game. Additionally, we know some MS students were in attendance and sat in the HS cheering section, please consider getting tested if you are worried about possible exposure. 


Senior night for volleyball was special. We know a number of parents/grandparents/guardians were also in attendance at the game. We believe the exposure is minimal to everyone else in the general attendance seating, but it does not hurt to monitor for symptoms. Again, if anything changes or we have additional positive tests occur we will follow up with parents as soon as possible.     


 We will continue to monitor this situation moving forward and notify you if we have any additional positive cases. We are working closely with the Lincoln County Health Department on this matter.  

  

We will be testing students starting tomorrow morning at 8:30 am at the high school football field. If you are interested in your child being tested, please follow these steps:


If you are in the following grades this is your time to arrive for testing, please maintain good mask wearing and social distancing upon arrival. Please park by the back gate to get tested.  

9th & 10th grade students: 8:30 am

11th & 12th grade students: 9:00 am 


If you want to be tested follow this link and sign up. If you have any questions please let me know!

You can email Sharon Bergmann at sbergman@davenportsd.org. To let her know you want your child tested and if you have any questions.Again, this is out of an abundance of caution. There are no out of pocket costs for the tests. There is a process where the parent needs to complete some information on-line. Mrs. Bergmann will have that information for you. This is a PCR test that involves a mouth swab and you generally get results in 2 or 3 days as it is sent to a lab.  


We did ask students today to take some personal responsibility and continue to display good mask wearing and social distancing behaviors. This is the only way we can continue to participate in events moving forward. A neighboring school is also dealing with a mini-outbreak which caused our HS volleyball game to be cancelled today.


If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to the middle school and/or high school office and they will connect you with Mrs. Bergmann or Mr. Prewitt.