Oakwood Schools COVID-19 Plans
Oakwood Schools is committed to providing quality learning opportunities for all students in a safe environment within the District’s means.
On this page, you will find information detailing the Oakwood Schools COVID-19 Plans. All of the documents and the video presentation are meant to work together to provide families, students, staff and the community a look at the plan.
Notification Procedures as of 3-13-2022
As the rate of COVID-19 cases continues to dramatically decrease across the state, the Ohio Department of Health is updating its reporting system and requirements for school districts. Oakwood Schools will be following the new guidelines and will implement these changes effective immediately:
- Families and staff will no longer be asked to report positive cases of COVID-19 to the District. Following normal school procedures as outlined in the school handbooks, all absences should continue to be reported daily.
- Oakwood Schools will no longer maintain a COVID-19 dashboard.
- Oakwood Schools will no longer report positive cases of COVID-19 among students and staff to Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County
The Mask to Stay, Test to Play procedures will remain in effect, allowing students and staff who have been exposed to COVID-19 but are not showing any symptoms to continue to attend school and participate in activities while following these guidelines.
Updated Feb. 28, 2022
Beginning Monday, Feb. 28 face masks will be optional for PK-12 students, staff and visitors while in Oakwood Schools’ buildings during school hours.
We know there will be individuals who will prefer to continue wearing masks, and we will support those individuals.
Updated Feb. 6, 2022
Students/Staff Who are COVID-19 Positive
- Students and staff who are positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, will be out of school for five days. These individuals may return on the sixth day if fever-free and symptoms are improving.
- Masks will be required through day 10.*
Students/Staff Who are Direct/Close Contact to a COVID-19 Positive Individual
- Students and/or staff members who have been exposed to a positive case in or out of school, but are asymptomatic, may attend school while wearing a mask for 10 days (Mask to Stay), regardless of vaccination status.
- If the student/staff member shows no symptoms of COVID-19 and tests negative in days 5-7, they may discontinue wearing the mask.*
Mask to Stay
Direct/close contacts*, regardless of vaccination or masking status, may remain in the classroom environment if they do the following:
- Wear a mask for 10 days after their last date of exposure
- Self-monitor, or parent-monitor, for symptoms of COVID-19
- Isolate and get tested if they start to experience symptoms associated with COVID-19 (regardless of level of severity)
*Direct/close contacts - Individuals who are identified as being directly exposed to COVID-19 by the positive case. COVID-19 is a respiratory virus and does not require physical contact to spread. It is spread through sneezing, coughing, talking and breathing. These factors should be considered when determining level of exposure and direct contacts. Best practice for distancing is 3 ft with everyone masked, 6 ft if individuals are not masked.
**Parents and students are responsible for symptom monitoring. School nurses or staff see a child exhibiting symptoms, they should act accordingly.
Test to Play
Asymptomatic contacts may continue to participate in extracurricular activities if they do the following:
● Wear a mask when able (This includes while in school transportation, in locker rooms sitting/standing on the sidelines and any time the mask will not interfere with breathing, the activity or create a safety hazard.)
● Test* on initial notification of exposure to COVID-19 and receive negative test results
● Test* again on days 5-7. If test results are negative at this time, the individual will test out of quarantine.
The only "definitive way" to know the difference between a nasty cold, strep throat or a mild breakthrough infection of COVID-19 is by testing.
Regardless of the diagnosis, health experts urge those who are feeling unwell to stay home and follow public health strategies practiced throughout the pandemic such as masking and good hand hygiene.
Wright Library has rapid antigen COVID tests available for free. Call 937-294-7171 and the librarian will bring aCOVID test to you car or can pick up one at the counter.
Statewide Testing Centers
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have COVID-like symptoms and are awaiting test results, please follow the home isolation instructions from PHDMC to prevent the disease from spreading to other people in your home and community.
Make sure you are receiving all necessary communications directed to specific buildings and district wide by updating your Messages account.