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Monday, April 18, 2022
Board Approves Updated Mitigation Plan

The Shawnee Mission Board of Education gathered for a special meeting on Monday, April 18, 2022. The Board approved an updated Mitigation Plan for the 2021-2022 school year.

With the adoption of this plan, no schools in SMSD currently meet the 5% threshold, and no students in the SMSD will be required to wear masks, effective Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

The approved mitigation plan states: 

  • Effective April 19, 2022 and for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year, total COVID-related absences must remain below five percent (5%). In the event that an individual building (school) exceeds this threshold, that building (only that building) will temporarily return to the mask requirement and will need to drop below five percent (5%) of COVID-related absences for one week before moving to optional masking.

Superintendent Dr. Michelle Hubbard shared that prior to the meeting, district staff consulted with staff from the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, reviewed Centers for Disease Control recommendations, and reviewed mitigation plans in the immediate area. These consultations informed the plans placed before the Board on the April 18, 2022 agenda.  

Full details of the plan are included here:

Plan approved 
April 18, 2022

Plan aprobado el 18 de Abril de 2022

 

Monday, February 28, 2022
Board Approves Updated Mitigation Plan


Superintendent Dr. Michelle Hubbard provided an update to second semester COVID-19 mitigation measures. The updated measure will go into effect tomorrow, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. 

Mask wearing will become optional on all district-related transportation, including school buses. 

This change is being implemented based on new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stating the wearing of masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs is no longer required.

Plan Updated
February 28, 2022

21-22 -do semestre plan de mitigacion covid 19

 

Monday, February 14, 2022
Board Approves Updated Mitigation Plan 

At the February 14, 2022, meeting of the Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education, the Board approved updates to the COVID-19 mitigation plan. These mitigation measures go into effect on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. 

  • Masks inside middle school and high school buildings will become optional for students and staff, as long as the building remains below the district threshold for masking.
  • Masks will continue to be required for all elementary students and staff while the county mandate is in effect. At such time as the county removes the mandate, elementary schools will revert to the district threshold for masking set for all other SMSD facilities.

Full details of the plan are included here:

Plan Approved february 14, 2022

21-22 -do semestre plan de mitigacion covid 19

 

Monday, January 24, 2022
Board Approves Updated Mitigation Plan 

At the January 24, 2022, meeting of the Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education, the Board approved updates to the COVID-19 mitigation plan. These changes will require all children and staff in grades PreK-12 to wear masks in all district facilities through February 15, 2022. The details of the plan are included here:

Plan Approved January 24, 2022
Plan aprobado el 24 de enero de 2022

 

Winter 2021-2022 Mitigation Plan

The Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) continues to make modifications to its Covid-19 mitigation plans.
Decisions will be made based on data relating to the rates of infection and transmission in Johnson County and in
SMSD schools, vaccination rates among different age populations, and other factors. The mitigation measures
below go into effect on January 11, 2022.

21-22 - 2nd semester covid 19 mitigation plan

winter event guidelines 2nd semester 2022

 

Monday, September 20, 2021
SMSD Fall Event Guidelines 2021

Fall event guidelines

Thursday, August 5, 2021
Board Approves Updated Mitigation Plan 

At the August 5, 2021, special meeting of the Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education, the Board approved changes to the COVID-19 mitigation plan. These changes will require all children and adults in grades PreK-12 to wear masks in all district facilities.

The details of the approved plan are included here:

Plan Approved
Aug. 5, 2021

plan aprobado el 5 de agosto de 2021

Handout plan approved on Aug. 5, 2021

folleto aprobado el 5 de agosto de 2021

The vote passed with a 6 to 1 vote in favor. 

Keeping schools open and safe continues to be a top priority in the SMSD in the 2021-2022 school year.

Monday, July 26, 2021
Board Adopts Mitigation Plan


At the regular July 26, 2021 meeting of the Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education, the Board adopted mitigation plan B. This plan requires masks for all children at the elementary level. At the secondary level, mask wearing will be strongly recommended for unvaccinated individuals until fully vaccinated. The details of the adopted plan are included here: 

COVID-19 Mitigating Measures 2021-2022

COVID-19 Medidas de Mitigación 2021-2022

Mitigating Measures PDF

Medidores De Mitigacion pdf

The vote passed with a 6 to 1 vote in favor.  Prior to the adoption, the Board heard a presentation outlining mitigation procedures in the district, including learning opportunities, vaccination and testing, maintaining a healthy school environment, JCDHE contact tracing, exclusion from school, cohorting, social distancing, and group sizes, cleaning and ventilation, performing arts and athletics, and human resources. 

The presentation can be viewed here

Keeping schools open and safe continues to be a top priority in the SMSD in the 2021-2022 school year.