UPDATE 4/1/2021 –
As you know approximately 80% of our staff is vaccinated at this time and I imagine that a few more will trickle in over the next few months. After discussing our situation with our nurses and Jones County Public Health we will be making the following changes to our mask requirements for the adults in the school district.
1. The new rules only apply to gatherings of adults when students are not around. When students are around, please continue to wear a mask.
2. When meeting with other adults, if you are able to maintain a 6ft social distance and the group has 6 people or less, masks are optional…not required.
3. When holding meetings, please continue to offer a virtual option for those who are still uncomfortable meeting in person.
4. In the event of a positive COVID test by someone in the group, vaccinated members of the group will not be quarantined and non-vaccinated members of the group may be quarantined depending on the distance from the infected person.
I would ask that you please keep a mask in your pocket in the event that you need it. Also, in the event that the numbers for our school or Monticello change for the worse, we would then revert to our current system. Let’s hope that is in our rearview mirror.
Dr. Brian Jaeger, Superintendent
UPDATE 1/4/2021 – The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) paid leave has expired as of December 31, 2020. As of January 1, 2021, if you are absent due to COVID-19 isolation or quarantine, you will be required to use sick leave. You will still need to contact either Jen Speltz or Jodi Heinrich if you have any symptoms or have been in contact with someone confirmed positive.
Starting immediately, if you have any leave time associated with COVID you will need to email Marcy Gillmore to get the appropriate forms to fill out. These forms will ensure that you are getting the correct leave you are requesting. Here are the steps that need to be taken if you are ill, quarantined, or off because of daycare or school closures due to COVID:
1. Notify your immediate supervisor.
2. Email Marcy and she will send you the appropriate paperwork.
3. Request sick leave in the Absence Management System.
4. Fill out the paperwork ASAP and return to the district office along with any documentation needed.
5. The district office will then make sure all leave requests are correct in Absence Management.
6. Keep your supervisor and the district office updated on your return date or any changes that may occur.