2021-22 School Year Information

Farmington Area Public Schools, ISD 192, is committed to the health and safety of our learners, families, staff, and our whole Tiger community.  

Below you will find an FAQ document which addresses the most common questions our families have with regard to health and safety during the 2021-22 school year. If you have additional questions, please reach out to your school office and they will be happy to help. 


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- If you have questions about the school calendar you can find it here. 


2021-22 School Year FAQ
Updated 01.24.2022

Will all students have access to full-time in-person learning? 
Yes, Farmington Area Public Schools is excited to offer all student full-time in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year.

Will there be a distance learning option? 
We surveyed families regarding interest in a distance learning option for the 2021-22 school year last spring and we did not have enough families interested in this learning experience to offer this opportunity at this time. 

Will learners or staff be required to wear a mask? 

  • Beginning January 3, 2022, face coverings in all district buildings will be strongly recommended but not required.
  • It is a federal requirement that face coverings are worn on all district provided transportation. 
  • It is a federal requirement that face coverings are worn in all district health offices. 

Will the COVID-19 vaccination be required for learners or staff? 
The COVID-19 vaccination or proof of vaccination is not a requirement for learners or staff. For information about the COVID-19 vaccine, including locations to get vaccinated, please visit the State's information page.  

Will the school require the testing of students for COVID-19?
No. ISD 192 schools will not require testing students for COVID-19.

Will there be physical distancing or cohort requirements? 
There is no capacity or physical distancing requirement in school buildings; however, we will maximize physical distancing in learning spaces to the extent possible and Intermixing of elementary classes will be limited to the extent possible.

On school transportation 6 feet of physical distance will be maintained between drivers and riders. 

Will a daily health screening be required?
Yes, please click here for the Farmington Area Public Schools Daily Health Screening. 

What cleaning and sanitizing protocols will be in place?

  • Cleaning and sanitizing protocols from the 2020-21 school year will continue. 
  • Hand washing routines will continue. 
  • Hand sanitizer will continue to be available.
Will there be isolation or quarantine requirements? 

Isolation Requirements (5 Days)

Isolation keeps someone who is sick or tested positive for COVID-19 without symptoms away from others, even in their own home. (ref: CDC)

  •  Learners who test positive for COVID-19 and/or have COVID-19 like symptoms as described in the MDH Decision Tree are required to isolate for 5 days.
  •  If they are without symptoms or their symptoms are resolving (which means the student is without a fever for 24 hours without the use of medication and feels well) they may return to school after 5 days of isolation, but must wear a well-fitting facemask (face covering) to minimize the risk of infecting others for the next 5 days while at school, no matter the district’s mitigation status.
  •  Learners may return to school prior to 5 full days of isolation with a negative COVID-19 test or alternative diagnosis from a health care provider if they are symptom free or their symptoms are resolving (which means the student is without a fever for 24 hours without the use of medication and feels well).


RESOURCES: Isolation Flowchart for Learners

 

Quarantine Requirements (5 Days)

Quarantine keeps someone who was in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 away from others. (ref: CDC)

  • Learners who are exposed to someone in their household infected with COVID-19 or with COVID-19 like symptoms and are unvaccinated are required to quarantine for 5 full days and must wear a well-fitting facemask (face covering) for an additional 5 days while back at school.
  •  Learners who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days are not required to quarantine if they are symptom free.
  •  ISD 192 is not requiring quarantine due to exposure in a school setting; however, as families learn of an exposure in an ISD 192 setting they should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. 

 RESOURCES: Quarantine Flowchart for Learners

If you have any questions about isolation, quarantine, or when your student can return to school after isolating or quarantining, please contact your school nurse.

 

What are the health and safety protocols for school district transportation? 

  • Masks are required on all district provided transportation in accordance with federal  guidelines. 
  • 6 feet of physical distance will be maintained between drivers and riders.