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Below please find updates regarding Andover Public Schools’ response to the coronavirus, or COVID-19, situation. All updates will be posted on this page, the home page of usd385.org, and social media. Thank you for your grace as we navigate these unprecedented times.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 FAQs

Message from the Superintendent: We did it!

Dear Andover Families, Wow. Just more than two months ago, all of our worlds were rocked with news that we would not be returning to school as normal this year. Since then, we have seen teachers . . .

Posted Date: 07/15/2020


4/8/20 Update: Monday professional learning; change in food distribution; facilities are closed

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Posted Date: 04/08/2020


3/30/20 Update: Continuous Learning Q&A

As we ease back into learning this week, we wanted to take a moment and provide some additional information about our new Continuous Learning environment. . . .

Posted Date: 04/01/2020


3/26/20 Update: Dealing with grief; playbook reminder; pickup of student belongings

Today our educators attended virtual professional learning to prepare for our new learning environment. They learned about Google Classroom, Seesaw and other tools we will be using. . . .

Posted Date: 04/01/2020


3/25/20 Update: Introducing our Family and Caregiver Playbook

The goal of this playbook is to provide you with the information, tools and resources you need to help you and your child (or children) navigate the remainder of the school year. . . .

Posted Date: 04/01/2020


3/24/20 Update: Food service; staff meetings; focus on relationships

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Posted Date: 04/01/2020


3/23/20 Update: What to expect this week

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Posted Date: 03/31/2020


3/20/20 Update: Important survey, food service distribution, buildings closed and more

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Posted Date: 03/31/2020


3/19/20 update: Andover Continuing Learning Task Force begins charting our path ahead

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Posted Date: 03/31/2020


3/17/2020: Governor orders all Kansas schools closed for remainder of 2019-20 school year

Andover to develop plan for students to continue learning . . .

Posted Date: 03/31/2020


Coronavirus links and resources

Andover resources

Continuous Learning Playbook for Parents and Caregivers

Summer Activities Plan

Coronavirus facts

CDC fact sheets regarding the coronavirus

Kansas Association of School Boards COVID-19 resources

KDHE coronavirus resources

Handwashing: A powerful antidote

Germ prevention strategies

Guidance for Student Foreign Travel for Schools

Butler County Public Schools Message to Parents

Mental health and other community resources

United Way of the Plains Resources

Guía de Recursos

Mental Health Resources

Other Family Resources

General advice to prevent the spread of infection:

  • If you are sick, please stay home to prevent the spread of disease
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Wash your hands frequently, with soap, for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Disinfect surfaces
  • Ensure that ill students are kept away from other students and are sent home as soon as possible.
  • Students should not return to school until they have been fever-free and not vomiting for at least 24 hours. In addition, students diagnosed with influenza should not return to school until at least five days after the onset of symptoms.