Dear Seward Seahawks,
Thank you for your effort the past two weeks to keep as many people attending school in person. Our school will join several other KPBSD schools, and continue universal masking for an additional two weeks through Friday, September 24, 2021. Factors that impact this decision include positive COVID-19 cases in school; the number of identified close contacts who need to quarantine; continued high community spread; an absenteeism rate of over 25% at Seward High school; a staffing shortage and lack of substitute teachers.
This action and your help will continue to help slow in-school exposure to COVID-19, and keep students in school without a need to quarantine if they are exposed to someone who is positive for COVID-19*.
KPBSD requires universal masking for all students and staff while indoors at school, and this action will be reevaluated on Friday, September 24, 2021. Face coverings continue to be required for everyone who rides a bus.