Warrior Nation UPDATE  - November 7, 2020

In a spirit of transparency, Idabel Public Schools wants to make sure our parents have all the information they need to make the appropriate decisions for the safety of their children. The information below describes the current situation on our campuses district-wide pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, we have had some of our Warrior family affected by this pandemic. Please understand Idabel Public Schools' staff is working diligently every day to minimize the numbers of our families impacted by this virus. 

Current Isolated/Quarantined

10 Employees are isolated/quarantined

  • 4 employees are isolated due to a positive test result
    • 1 Primary South employee
    • 2 middle school employees
    • 1 high school employee
  • 6 employees are quarantined due to "close contact"
    • 1 Central elementary employee
    • 1 middle school employee
    • 1 MS/HS employee (travels to both campuses)
    • 3 high school employees

102 Students are isolated/quarantined district wide

  • 12 Students are Isolating due to a confirmed positive test result
    • 2 Central Elementary students
    • 2 middle school students
    • 8 high school students
  • 90 Students Quarantined due to “close contact”
    • 67 high school
    • 9 middle school
    • 9 Central Elementary
    • 5 Primary South 

The Idabel COVID-19 Response Guide states: “If the attendance of campus learners at the site and/or district where the positive case occurs reaches a 35% absenteeism rate, the site and/or district will go to distance learning for 14 days.”

Absenteeism Rate per campus

  • High School - 20%
  • Middle School - 4%
  • Central Elementary - 3%
  • Primary South Elementary - 2%

Please remember if your child is showing symptoms or is sick, they should stay home. The increase in quarantines this week is due to a few students exhibiting symptoms but coming to school prior to testing positive. It is very important for our community to keep our campuses open. We encourage you to keep your children at home if you or your student is feeling sick.  Students may complete their school work virtually while at home.

REMINDER: CDC-Close Contact Definition: For COVID-19, a close contact is anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes. An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting 48 hours (or 2 days) before the person had any symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19.

CDC Definition of Close Contact