• 2021-2022 Academic Year COVID Protocols

  • The D.C. Everest District is currently offering five days of in-person instruction each week following a normal school calendar. We will continue to monitor the spread of COVID in our community and schools closely, and will adjust COVID protocols as needed to ensure we can provide a healthy learning environment. This webpage will be updated as needed.

  • COVID PROTOCOLS


  • COVID PROTOCOLS FAQs

  • Q: Are masks required? 

  • Q: What are the isolation protocols if my student tests positive for COVID?

  • Q: What are the quarantine protocols for students with a COVID-positive individual who lives in their home?

  • Q. If my student is fully vaccinated, will he/she have to quarantine at home if identified as a close contact to someone with COVID?

  • Q: When is a COVID booster shot considered effective?

  • Q: Do students identified as a close contact have to quarantine?

  • Q. Do students have to isolate when ill?

  • Q: Are at-home COVID test results accepted by the district?

  • Q. Is physical distancing in place?

  • Q. Will volunteers be allowed in buildings?

  • Q. How will the district adjust to changing COVID rates of infection in our area?

  • SCHOOL DAYS FAQs

  • Q. Can students bring birthday treats?

  • Q. Are students placed in cohorts?

  • Q. Do schools have soft start/end times?

  • Q. Will students be able to complete remote lessons if they are quarantined/ill at home?

  • Q. Will breakfast and lunch be free again during the 2021-22 school year?

  • Q. Will parent-teacher conferences be held in-person or virtually?

  • Q. Is Adventure Care available?

  • Q. Is Boys and Girls Club available?

  • Q. Can Everest Virtual Academy students participate in sports and extracurricular/co-curricular activities at their respective schools? 

  • Q. Will elementary students remain in their classrooms with teachers rotating to the classroom?

  • Q. Will elementary students be able to attend after school club, extracurricular/co-curricular activities?

  • Q. Will secondary students be able to attend after school club, extracurricular/co-curricular activities?

  • Q. Will students take field trips?

  • TRANSPORTATION FAQs

  • Q. Will masks be required on buses?

  • Q. How will transportation work?

  • Q. Will CurbSmart still be used when picking up my student?

  • Health Screening Checklist
  • Mask Waiver Form
  • Directory of Staff Contacts

  • COMMUNICATION

  • January 2022

    January 10, 2022: We wanted to make you aware that, due to the current COVID case surge in the community and taking into consideration the CDC’s shortened isolation guidelines, the Marathon County Health Department will not be notifying individuals when they are a close contact at this time. Although this eliminates school-based contact tracing for the time being, the guidelines still require quarantining when a positive case is in the home.

    Contract Tracing Update Letter for Families - English

    Contract Tracing Update Letter for Families - Hmong

    Contract Tracing Update Letter for Families - Spanish

    January 5, 2022: The district has adjusted its COVID protocols based on updated guidance from the CDC and local health officials. COVID cases are rising in our community, therefore we want to reiterate the importance of screening your child(ren) on a daily basis and keeping ill children at home to ensure we can continue to provide students with opportunities for in-person learning and extracurricular/ co-curricular and social activities outside the classroom.

    Adjusted COVID Protocols Letter for Families - English

    Adjusted COVID Protocols Letter for Families - Hmong

    Adjusted COVID Protocols Letter for Families - Spanish


    January 3, 2022: As you may be aware, the Centers for Disease Control has updated the recommended times for COVID isolation and quarantine and is meeting early this week to further clarify these recommendations.

    We anticipate updates to our district COVID protocols later this week based on the new guidance, and will share those updates with our families as soon as we receive clarification from the CDC. Until then, we will continue to follow our current COVID isolation and quarantine protocols.

    COVID Update Information - Hmong

    COVID Update Information - Spanish


    November 2021

    Throughout the year, we have adjusted COVID protocols as needed in order to provide a healthy learning environment for students and staff, and to provide students with opportunities for in-person learning and extracurricular/co-curricular and social activities outside the classroom. After the most recent board meeting, held November 17, the D.C. Everest COVID protocols have been adjusted.

    COVID Protocol Letter for Families - English

    COVID Protocol Letter for Families - Hmong

    COVID Protocol Letter for Families - Spanish


    August 2021

    We are excited to welcome our students back for the 2021-22 school year! We believe learning, extracurricular and co-curricular opportunities are critically important to the academic, social, physical, and mental wellbeing of our students, and have developed layered protocols to mitigate the risk of COVID and provide in-person opportunities for our students during and beyond the school day. Please review the letter that was sent to familes on August 27, 2021:

    Back-to-School Letter for Families - English

    Back-to-School Letter for Families - Hmong

    Back-to-School Letter for Families - Spanish


    July 2021

    Planning for the 2021-2022 school year continues with the District preparing to return all students to five days of in-person instruction each week following a normal school calendar. Our Everest Virtual Academy will continue to provide K-12 virtual instruction options.

    Per approval from the DCE School Board, as of  June 5, 2021, masks will be recommended (not required) indoors for non-vaccinated individuals. Masks outdoors will be recommended (not required) when social distancing cannot be maintained for those not vaccinated. We will continue to monitor guidance from federal, state and local officials concerning COVID protocols.