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COVID-19 Update - Friday, January 15, 2021

Greetings Eudora Families,


I hope this message finds you well. This week concludes the first semester of the school year. We have been very impressed with the way our students have responded to the various adjustments throughout the year. We are certainly excited to start the second half of the school year next week.  


Yesterday, the Lawerence-Douglas County Health Department placed Douglas County in the Orange Phase. As a result, we will shift to our hybrid learning models at each building on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Below are brief descriptions of the models being used at our buildings while in the Orange phase.


  • EES and Eudora Early Childhood: Modified In-person - In a typical week, all students will be in person on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, with Wednesdays being a remote learning day. 
  • EMS: In-Person Cohort - In a typical week, all students will be in person while remaining with their same cohort for virtual learning instruction. Students will stay in the same classroom for most of the day, except for PE and lunch.
  • EHS: A/B Hybrid - Students will be working in-person and remotely based on their assigned cohort. In a typical week, Cohort A will meet in-person on Mondays and Thursdays while working remotely on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Cohort B will meet in-person on Tuesdays and Fridays while working remotely on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Mr. Abel will communicate with families tonight regarding next week’s 4-day schedule.
  • Families who have chosen 100% Remote for their students will continue to operate in remote learning. 


Once again, during weeks when we do not have school on Mondays or Fridays, there will not be a remote Wednesday. Our first opportunity for a Remote Wednesday will be on January 27, 2021. There will not be a remote Wednesday next week, as we do not have school on Monday, January 18, 2021, in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 


The shift of Orange does not require a change to after school activities or athletics. However, during this time of hybrid learning, it is critical that our county community reduce our numbers. Please communicate if your student experiences one or more covid symptoms, including cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste and smell, fever, cold, congestion, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, sore throat, headache, muscle or body aches, to schools nursing staff. Additionally, if your student has a known positive covid exposure or gets tested while remote, please contact the district nurse for guidance. Please click here to view the LDCHD's Safe and Smart School Reopening Guidance website for more information.


Steve Splichal

Superintendent of Schools

Eudora USD 491