Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan

The Everton School District fully intends to have on-site education four days a week as we begin the 2023-2024 school year. This plan will outline school protocols that will be followed to help contain the spread of illness and include COVID-19 within the school population and the community.  Guidance for parents will also be included to help keep our students and staff as safe as possible.   

Guidance for Parents

  • The district needs your help in stopping the spread of illness! Please keep 

              your child home and contact your healthcare provider if sick. If

              they have a fever, do not send them to school, even if it is controlled by 

              medicine.  Students should be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school.

  • Call the school and report student absence in the morning 

  • Encourage hand washing and appropriate hygiene

  • Encourage social distancing in public

  • Keep the school informed about any potential exposures

  • Be prepared for what to do if school is dismissed due to illness


  • Parents are encouraged to bring their students to school in the mornings and pick them up after school

  • Transportation will be available to students as long as on-site instruction is taking place

  • Parents, please check your child for symptoms before them entering the bus

each day.

During the School Day

  • Class seating arrangements will be designed with consideration of how to limit 

exposure to as many students as possible

  • All visitors to the school will need to check into the school office. 

Sanitizing and Hygiene Protocols

  • 20 Seconds of handwashing will be encouraged often, particularly after going

to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or


  • Signage and posters of proper handwashing are posted at each sink throughout the facility

  • Hand sanitizing units will be placed throughout the buildings

  • Desks and computers will be wiped down with disinfectant daily

  • Lockers and gym mats will be disinfected routinely

  • Drinking fountains will be available and will be equipped to fill water bottles. Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school

Student Symptom Screening Protocols

  • Symptoms of any illness include the following: Temperature over 100, cough,

sore throat, body/muscle aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, congestion

or runny nose, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea

  • If a student has a temperature over 100, they should not attend school. If it is

determined that they have a temperature at school, parents will be notified that

they need to be picked up

  • The most effective screening tool is for parents to check for symptoms before 

sending their child to school, including limiting the temperature

Continuity of Services

  • The school counselor and administration will be available to address any emotional, social, or mental health needs of students, teachers, and staff

  • Appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities for health and safety will addressed on an individual basis 

  • In the event regular instruction is interrupted, an Alternate Means of Instruction Plan (AMI) has been developed

Availability of Plan in Other Languages

  • The Everton R-III School District will provide a copy of the SRCSP in other languages. Requests should be made to the District’s Central Office, 509 E. School Street, Everton, MO 65646

Plan Review

  • Stakeholder meetings will be held in July/August (before the school term begins) and mid-year December/January to review guidance from the CDC and/or County Health Department for the SRCSP Plan.  The Re-Entry and AMI Plan will be amended as determined by the stakeholder committee. 

Revised June 2022

Revised September 2023