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COVID-19 Positive Cases - Teays Valley Schools

In an effort to update parents/guardians about current positive COVID-19 cases within the Teays Valley schools, we will continue to update a spreadsheet, which is available at this link. Due to HIPPA laws, we are limited as to what can be shared. However, we understand that parents would like to be kept informed about positive cases within their child's school. This spreadsheet is updated the moment that we are made aware of a positive case within the district.

If/when a student or staff member tests positive, the district will inform the Pickaway County Health Department and they will contact those who must quarantine and/or be tested due to continued close contact with the person who tested positive. Parents will receive an email through Schoology or the district email system if there is a positive case in their student's class.

We understand that students' attendance will be affected this year by quarantining, students missing school because they are exhibiting symptoms, as well as students who are ill. Please err on the side of caution to keep all of our students and staff safe and healthy. If you have any questions, contact the nurse at  your child's school at 740.983.5000.

Safety Protocols
Once again, specific COVID-related safety protocols will be in place to work to minimize the spread in our schools. For more information, please click on this link - COVID-19 Safety Protocols

The TV nursing team has also developed health and safety guidelines, which will be followed this school year. For more information, please click on this link - TV Health & Safety Guidelines 2021-22

Quarantine Information
The main question that comes up from parents is - "How can my child avoid being quarantined?" The only way to completely avoid being quarantined is to get vaccinated. We understand this is not an option for all students though and an option that some parents/students may decide against. The other way to greatly help to avoid being quarantined is to wear a mask. Please click on the links to the documents below for information and guidance on quarantine protocols that we are required to follow for this school year:

Guidelines for Quarantine After Exposure in K-12 Classroom Settings (pdf)

COVID Isolation and Quarantine Flow Chart 8-31-21 (pdf)

K-12 Quarantine in Ohio Information Link

Quarantine & Isolation Legal Authorization Information Link

Masking Guidelines
As of August 30, 2021, the use of masks at all Teays Valley schools will be required for all students in grades K-8 while indoors. 

They are required for all students (grades K-12) while riding on school transportation. Per federal guidelines, school busses are considered public transportation. Students and drivers will be required to wear masks while riding to and from school.

Mask Medical Exemptions - Parents/Guardians can use the form below to request a medical exemption from the District's facial covering policy.  The Superintendent may grant or deny a request for a medical exemption from the District's facial covering policy.  Further, the Superintendent (or his designee) may request further documentation justifying the medical exemption.  These requests will be reviewed and a school nurse or their designee will follow up to let you know if the request has been approved or denied.  Please allow 2-3 days for a response.

Mask Medical Exemption Form

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