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    This resource page includes updated information about COVID-19.
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  • Current Face Mask Requirements by Maize USD 266 School/Grade:

    Updated Jan. 14, 2022

    Face masks will be mandatory for two weeks at most Maize USD 266 schools as outlined below beginning Tuesday, Jan. 18 in accordance with Maize USD 266’s masking criteria. This means students and employees must wear face masks while indoors during the school day when social distancing is not possible until at least the end of the school day on Friday, Jan. 28 pending case evaluation. 

    This mitigation measure is taking place because 3 percent or more of the students in each school are considered COVID-19 positive. The intent of this additional measure is to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and the number of students impacted by potential exposure during times when the COVID-19 virus is more prevalent in our schools.

    Face masks will be mandatory for two weeks beginning Jan. 18 at the following schools. You also will find listed each school’s percent of students positive for this week, the week of Jan. 10. 

    • Maize Central Elementary School, 4.34 percent
    • Maize South Elementary School, 4.28 percent
    • Pray-Woodman Elementary School, 4.14 percent
    • Maize Intermediate School, 3.64 percent
    • Maize South Intermediate School, 6.11 percent
    • Maize Middle School, 5.20 percent
    • Maize South Middle School, 5.10 percent
    • Maize High School, 3.81 percent
    • Maize South High School, 6.38 percent
    • Complete High School Maize, 16.90 percent
    • Hope Learning Center, 3.23 percent

    Face masks are optional, but encouraged at all other schools. Please be aware that the percent of students who are positive is approaching 3 percent at the following school.

    • Vermillion Elementary School, 2.65 percent

    District-wide, there have been 337 positive COVID cases reported this week, bringing the district’s overall percent of students positive to 4.40 percent. In light of this data and record high levels of employee absences and illness this school year, the district encourages everyone to continue to monitor closely for symptoms and stay home and seek testing when experiencing symptoms. Please stay home when awaiting test results.

    *Employees and students who provide proof of vaccination will be encouraged to wear a face mask but will not be required to do so.

  • Maize USD 266 COVID Dashboard

    Maize USD 266’s COVID Dashboard reflects cases of Maize USD 266 students and employees as reported to school staff members on the day reflected. Dates of cases may not be reported on the same date. Figures for positive cases are inclusive of all sources of exposure and may not be workplace- or school-related. 

    Beginning Dec. 20, the district will no longer facilitate contact tracing and the identification of high-risk and low-risk close contacts in the event of a positive COVID case in our schools or at school activities, including sports. Dashboards from that date forward will no longer include high-risk close contacts. Looking back to the beginning of the school year, the district’s week one dashboard dated the week of Aug. 16 originally also included high-risk close contact figures from all sources of exposure and may not be workplace- or school-related. Two dashboards from the week of Aug. 16 are provided to view, so data is presented consistently during the dates that policy was in effect.

    The updated masking criteria, available to view in full by clicking here, explains that the status of each school will be determined by 3 p.m. each Friday and will be applicable for the following week. Schools assigned a face mask requirement by meeting one of these criteria will remain under that policy for two weeks pending case evaluation.

    • Face Masks Optional, but Encouraged: Fewer than 3 percent students in the school/building are considered COVID-19 positive.
    • Face Masks Mandatory: 3 percent or greater of the students in the school/building are considered COVID-19 positive. Employees and students who provide proof of vaccination will be encouraged to wear a face mask.
    • District-Wide or School-Level Masking: District-wide masking will be determined by the Board of Education.
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  • 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

    Integrity. Innovation. Community. Responsibility. Empathy. Resilience

    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.