Information and Forms:
**PLEASE NOTIFY THE DISTRICT POC IF YOUR CHILD HAS TESTED POSTIVE FOR COVID 19 THIS SUMMER! THERE IS A 90 DAY WINDOW WHERE STUDENTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO QUARANTINE IF EXPOSED IF IDENTIFIED AS A PROBABLE CLOSE CONTACT IF THEY HAVE TESTED POSTIVE FOR COVID 19 IN THE PAST 90 DAYS.
Student Return to Campus Attestation Form (required for any student who has to isolate OR quarantine)
The following is to help provide information to families:
The Magnet Cove School District Point of Contact (POC)is: Shawn GoodKnight
In the event that your child has tested positive for COVID-19 or has been closer than six-feet for more than 15 minutes during a 24-hour period (this is cummulative and does not have to be 15 minutes at one time) with someone who has tested postive for COVID-19, you need to contact the district POC for further instructions pertaining to the attendance of your child at school. The POC is available from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m, 7 days a week.
Definition of Probable Close Contact from ADH Website-
If you are in close contact with a person with COVID19, you need to quarantine for 14 days from the time of the exposure. Close contact, generally, means you were within 6 feet of the person for at least 15 minutes total while they were infectious. COVID-19 patients are considered infectious two days before their symptoms started, or two days before their positive test if they do not develop symptoms. All close contacts should get tested for COVID-19 by PCR test about five (5) days after the last exposure to the positive person.
If you are a close contact and you are not fully vaccinated, you need to quarantine for 14 days even if you don’t feel sick and even if you have received a negative test for COVID-19.
If you are a close contact and you are fully vaccinated, you do not have to quarantine if you do not have symptoms. If you develop symptoms, you should isolate and get tested for COVID-19.
***Only those who have been designated as probable close contacts or positive cases will be required to quarantine. Students and families or employees will be contacted individually if they are classified as probably close contacts.***
The Arkansas Department of Health has provided the following guidance;
The incubation period of the virus that causes COVID-19 is up to 14 days. Therefore, the safest quarantine period would last 14 days from the most recent exposure to the positive patient.
In accordance with new CDC guidelines, quarantine can end after 10 days without testing if no symptoms have occurred. Or, it can end after 7 days if no symptoms have occurred and a test returned a negative result. Note that the test sample must have been collected at least 5 days after exposure. Send-off PCR tests are preferred, but rapid PCR or antigen tests are acceptable.
If you are exposed again during quarantine, the period must start over again. If you develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 during the quarantine period, you must follow the instructions for isolating yourself.
Magnet Cove School District follows the guidance of the Arkansas Department of Health. Per this guidance at this time, we do not share the campus or district number of positive cases. Both FERPA and HIPAA allow the sharing of information to the public health agency in an imminent threat or emergency. We provide this data to the Arkansas Department of Health and these numbers are included in their data. Some school level data is provided via their website, but anything less than 5 becomes identifiable.
We have a Point of Contact identified to be our liaison with the Arkansas Department of Health and a process in place to help minimize the risk in our school. The Arkansas Department of Health is identifying confirmed cases on the county level. If there are cases associated with students or staff in the school district, the student or staff member will be notified by the POC and health department officials. For the privacy of students and staff, the district will not be sharing any information unless a student/staff member is identified as a Probable Close Contact to a person testing positive for COVID-19. We are committed to provide the safest learning environment and will follow the guidance provided by the CDC and the Arkansas Department of Education in conjunction with the Arkansas Department of Health. However, if you are overly concerned, we do offer a 100% Virtual Learning Option for the students in our district.
County/School Level Data Website https://achi.net/covid19/
During School Hours: Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 501-332-5468 ext. 305
After Hours: (M-F:4:00 p.m-8:00 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.)
You can call or send a text message to this number. If your call is not answered, please follow-up with a text message with your name, student’s name, and the number where you can be reached
DO NOT leave a voicemail
The Magnet Cove School District continues to work in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Health and local healthcare facilities to address needs associated with COVID-19 and our students. We would like to provided support where needed, therefore we will continue to collect information on the interest of our community to hold a vaccination clinic for COVID -19 at our school district. Please take a minute to answer this two question survey. Thank you! Magnet Cove Administrative Team
Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Covid-19 Information Page
A Parent Resource for talking to kids about COVID-19