Please require your student to check their email and complete the assignments sent by their teachers. Monday-Wednesday are considered virtual days, students will have assignments in most classes. Students will need to complete assignments so that they won't be counted absent. Virtual days only apply to JH/HS students.
Due to the increase of COVID-19 cases within the Cordell School System as well as the Cordell community, Cordell Public Schools will now implement a mandatory mask policy.
The mandatory mask policy will take effect on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Students are asked to bring their own mask. However, if a student does not have a mask, one will be provided.
The Cordell Public Schools 2020-2021 Return to Learn Plan approved by the Cordell Board of Education on August 11, 2020, reflected that Cordell Public Schools would mandate masks according to the changes in the Oklahoma School Safety Protocols’ color-coded COVID-19 alert system. When Washita County moved to Level Orange within the system, Cordell Schools had virtually no COVID-19 cases. Based on the number of cases in the school system at that time, it was determined no protocol changes were needed. However, with the recent increase in cases at the school, it is necessary to comply with the mandatory mask protocol as indicated in Cordell’s Return to Learn Plan Protocol/Procedure table.
As always, we truly appreciate the support from the Cordell community. The safety of our students and staff is of utmost importance to us. Thank you for your cooperation.
As many of you know Cordell Schools had one football player test positive for COVID-19 Friday afternoon. Due to this occurrence, our football game with Carnegie was cancelled as well as our game against Apache that was scheduled for Thursday, October 15th.
As a result of the quarantined students, the junior high football season is over. The junior high team only had two games left. However, as a result of the quarantine, we do not have enough players to finish the season.
Because of this one positive student, 8 football players are required to quarantine and another 17 students were identified as contacts. Cordell is following both the OSHD and CDC guidelines for contact tracing. A close contact is defined as any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes..
All contacts who are required to quarantine have been contacted and instructed on how to proceed under the quarantine. If you or your student have not been notified, you will not be required to quarantine. Students are not required to quarantine by simply being in the same classroom, same hallway or by touching a surface that the infected student touched.
My thoughts and prayers are with the infected student and his family. This is a time to support each other. As always, the health and safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. We need to continue to be vigilant with our safety practices.
2020 FALL SPORTS SCHEDULES RELEASED:
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