Cheney Public Schools takes the health and safety of all students and staff very seriously and is constantly monitoring as many variables as possible. The District has strict closure and cleaning protocols, and safety precautions in place.
The Dashboard below indicates positive COVID-19 cases among staff and students that had been present in buildings or school activities while contagious.
The dashboard will be updated with any new information each school day.
||Confirmed Cases Since Monday, September 13, 2021
||Students & Staff Attending in Person
||Total Confirmed Cases Since September 1, 2021
|Cheney Middle School
|Westwood Middle School
|Cheney High School
|Three Springs High School
Updated 9.22.21 at 9:15 p.m.
*District-wide staff is defined as staff that do not work in a specific school building rather in a district wide capacity, i.e. transportation or district office support.
COVID-19, and its variants, is a virus that can be spread by everyone at all ages, even without being ill or manifesting any known symptoms. As such, and as we strive to continue to provide continuity in the education of our students, we encourage everyone to consistently continue to observe the following precautions, even with feeling great, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19:
- Stay home if you are sick, even with mild symptoms (see below)
- Wear a cloth face covering when around others
- Maintain a safe physical distance from others – at least 6’
- Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer frequently
- Monitor your body temperature
- Parents and visitors should limit entry in to school buildings if possible
Please stay home for the following reasons and contact your child's school regarding return dates and requirements.
Class A Symptoms (any one symptom)
- Fever (defined as subjective or 100.4* F or higher)
- Loss of sense of taste or smell
- Shortness of breath
Class B Symptoms (any two symptoms or one symptom lasting more than 24 hours)
- Congestion or runny nose
- Diarrhea (defined as two or more loose stools in 24 hours)
- Muscle or body aches
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sore throat
To return to school after being out symptomatic:
- Ten (10) days from start of symptoms if not tested, OR
- Dr. note (no known exposure) can allow to return early with improvements of symptoms, OR
- Two (2) negative test results (with no known exposure) can return with improvement of symptoms (24 hours fever free), OR
- Test #1 completed 12 hours after symptoms started and Test #2 completed 24 hours after test #1
- One (1) negative PCR test
To return to school after exposure, district nurses will take the following in to consideration and individual families will be notified of the appropriate timelines.
- Exposure (unvaccinated)
- Exposure (vaccinated)
- Low risk exposure
- Positive test
Testing: Rapid antigen and PCR testing is available at all Cheney Public School sites. For Rapid testing, please complete the Testing Protocols and Authorization Form below and contact your child's health room to arrange testing. PCR testing can be completed on site. Contact your child's health room to arrange for PCR testing.