This resource page includes updated information about COVID-19, back-to-school plans for August 2021, and more.
Maize USD 266 COVID Case Protocol for 2021-22 School Year (approved Aug. 2, 2021)
USD 266 COVID Mitigation Guidelines 2021-2022 (approved Aug. 2, 2021)
Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services
As part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Congress requires all school districts that receive an ESSER III award to post a plan to the district website within 30 days of receiving the grant award. Included here is a copy of the district’s working draft of our plan to reopen schools in 2021-2022. This plan will be reviewed with the board of education and staff through the summer. The plan may continually evolve as school begins and as the school year progresses.
Sedgwick County Health Department Q&A, May 2021
In May, Maize USD 266 collected questions about the COVID vaccination from high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors and their families. Thanks to Sedgwick County Health Department Epidemiologist Kaylee Hervey and COVID-19 Outreach Specialist Amanda Bustamante for providing the following answers. For more Sedgwick County Health Department COVID resources, please visit www.sedgwickcounty.org/covid-19.
COVID-19 Dashboard, Employees and Students
In partnership with the Sedgwick County Health Department, Maize USD 266 is tracking known positive COVID-19 cases and instances of quarantine among staff members and students of the district, as reported by employees and families. The district communicates directly with anyone identified as a close contact, or someone who was within six feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes regardless of face covering. This chart provides an overview of known cases.
UPDATE: The May 21, 2021 update will be the final COVID-19 Dashboard update of the 2020-21 school year. The last day of school for high school seniors was May 20. The last day for all other students will be May 27.
Previous weekly COVID Dashboard reports:
Maize Board of Education meetings
Based on the advice of counsel, Maize USD 266 will no longer be maintaining the video recordings of the Maize Board of Education meetings. For the time being, meetings will be streamed live and available to view on the district’s YouTube channel at bit.ly/Maize266YouTube. However, the district will no longer preserve the recordings of the meetings. Thank you.
Special June 29, 2020 BOE meeting
Special July 6, 2020 BOE meeting
July 13, 2020 regular monthly BOE meeting
Special July 27, 2020 BOE meeting
Aug. 10, 2020 regular monthly BOE meeting
The Maize Board of Education's next monthly meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9.
Health and safety guidelines.
District leaders will consider advice from agencies and experts regarding a multitude of topics, including:
- social distancing
- face masks
- daily school schedules
- cleaning and sanitization
- group sizes
Maize USD 266 Mission
The mission of Maize USD 266 is to inspire students to discover their potential through connecting, learning, and leading.
Maize USD 266 Core Values
Maize USD 266 Vision
The Maize School District is a student-centered environment where all members of the school-community are empowered to participate and thrive academically, civically, and socially through relevant educational experiences to achieve and fulfill their life’s purpose.