The safety of our students, staff and community is Maryville R-II’s highest priority. I want to assure you that we are taking this evolving health situation very seriously, keeping close communication with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as health organizations. We are monitoring websites such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). As new information becomes available, we are adjusting practices and protocols to keep our students and staff as safe as possible. Any updates or cancellations will be communicated through our normal district methods: website, email, text caster, local radio and newspaper.
At this time, classes are continuing as normal. However, changes to schedules, trips, and events are a possibility. Staff is being proactive and vigilant in cleaning buildings and buses. Please join our efforts by encouraging common sense preventative actions such as washing hands, covering appropriately for coughs & sneezes, cleaning frequently touched surfaces, and staying home when ill. According to the CDC, individuals experiencing a fever of I00 degrees or higher, coughing, and/or difficulty breathing, should stay home and contact a healthcare provider.
The MO DHSS recently opened a hotline for citizens needing guidance regarding COVID-19. It is operated by medical professionals and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The phone number is 877-435-8411. For local; district-specific information, please monitor our website or call central office at 660-562-3255.
Becky Albrecht, Superintendent Maryville R-II School District