CCS Update - November 18, 2021
Greetings Campbell County Families,
Presented below is my most recent update, providing important information about Campbell County Schools. I would like to invite you to read this information at your earliest convenience.
Board Meeting Brief:
The Board of Education met on Monday evening. Please see this summary of the Board's actions.
COVID School Operations Plan Amendment:
As noted in the Board Brief above, the Board approved my recommended changes to our COVID Operational Plan, which permits adults to be mask-optional in the schools during the school day UNLESS they are in the presence of students. In addition, students and adults may now be mask optional at extra-curricular activities, events and programs since participants or attendees at those events are volunteering to participate. They, therefore, should be entitled to determine their level of risk tolerance and choose to wear a mask, or not. This option is not yet being extended to the academic school day since attendance at school is compulsory, and not an option. Participants in tutoring and 21st Century programming, occurring immediately after school, must remain masked at this time as well. Please see the amended operation plan which is available here.
Planned Snow Day Notification Test:
I will initiate a test snow day notification on Saturday, November 20th, at 7:00 p.m. This will include a call and notification via email, text and posting on the district Twitter and Facebook pages. If you do not receive notification via phone, email and text, please contact the office of your child's school so they can update your contact information.
Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Days:
At Monday's meeting, I made a recommendation and asked for direction from the Board of Education on how they would like me to manage snow days versus NTI days this year. They accepted my recommendation to make up the first five snow days at the end of the year and then utilize the next ten as NTI days. In our current calendar, those first five snow days, if needed, will be made up during the week of May 23rd through May 27th, still enabling students to be finished with school before Memorial Day. By being off those first five days, it also helps our staff and parents prepare for the likelihood of NTI days coming next.
We are Hiring! Come JOIN our Team!
We have full-time and part-time positions available. We have vacancies for bus drivers, bus monitors, custodians, para-educators (instructional aides), food service and substitutes for nearly all positions. We will train and provide competitive health benefits and retirement plans for most positions. In addition, we also have a diesel mechanic position and a vacancy for a school psychologist. Please access our human resource page to see positions and initiate your application.
District COVID Numbers:
Please see the number of students who are positive or in quarantine right now.
I apologize but data is missing from Cline and Crossroads on the most recent chart:
REGIONAL RATES, as published daily by the Kentucky Department of Public Health (KYCOVID):
The county incidence rate has increased since last week and we are back in the red.
CAMPBELL RATES by ZIP CODE, as published daily by the Northern Kentucky Health Department (NKY Health):
I would like to wish everyone a safe and peaceful Thanksgiving holiday. I will not post an update next week due to the holiday.
Thank you, and have a great evening!
David A. Rust, Superintendent