COVID-19 Protocols for Students

Jefferson School District 14J

COVID-19 Protocols for Students


As COVID-19 continues to be part of our daily lives, we will continually assess district operations and facilities to prioritize health and safety.  The following information is meant to be an overview.  If you have questions don’t hesitate to reach out to Cathy Emmert at 541-327-3337 ext. 1011.


Face Coverings:  Currently face coverings are optional for students, staff and visitors.  We will continue to monitor Marion County’s community case rate data.  When our county moves to high risk, we will consult with the Marion County Health Department regarding face coverings.We will provide a face covering to any individual who chooses to wear one.


Sick Child/Positive Covid Cases: It is important to keep your child home when they are sick.    If they test positive for COVID-19 make sure to report your student(s) positive COVID case to the building where they attend school.  Someone will help you determine their return to school.  For most cases, students will be able to return on day 6 if symptoms have resolved, but will need to wear a mask at all times (including on the bus) from day 6-10.  


Contact Tracing:  We will notify you if we are aware that your student has been in close contact with a person who tests positive for COVID-19 at school.  If your child has been in close contact with someone who tests positive, closely monitor them for symptoms, but they do not have to quarantine. We will report all absenteeism numbers meeting the threshold, to MCHD. 


Volunteers (anyone that interacts with students on a volunteer basis):  All volunteers must be able to show proof of vaccination to work with, and ensure the safety of all students. As a matter of practice, exceptions are not accepted due to time and effort involved in managing requests and maintaining them with limited staff resources. Exceptions to this rule must be made to the Superintendent by the school Principal in charge of the event at least three (3) -weeks in advance of the event. 

1.) Once an exception is approved by the Superintendent, the volunteer must then provide to the  District Office one of the two available options:  
  a.) If available, have the designated school personnel provide a rapid test on the day of the event. 
b.)Provide a negative COVID test prior to the trip. The PCR test is at the expense  of volunteer.  
2.)Volunteers with an exception may be asked to wear a mask and/or distance themselves by 3-feet from the students.  

Hand Sanitizing:  Regular hand washing and hand sanitizing will be encouraged.  Hand sanitizer will be available in each building.


Learning Environments:  We will continue to maintain clean learning environments and working environments.  


Social Distancing:  We will continue to space students whenever possible. When appropriate, learning activities will be moved outdoors.


COVID-19 Testing:  COVID testing will be conducted on premises with parent permission.  We will also offer drive-through testing options (for students with parent permission) if needed.


Air Filtration:  We will continue to use special air filters, air filtration systems in certain areas, and fresh air whenever possible in district facilities.


Health Authority:  We will consult with the Marion County Health Department and Oregon Department of Education whenever necessary.  We will adapt our plans as needed.