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Coronavirus: What LCSD Families need to know
Lyon County, NV, April 1, 2020 -

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak formally issued a “Stay at Home” directive for Nevadans and extended the nonessential business, gaming and school closures and all other directives issued under the Emergency Declaration to April 30, 2020.

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Lyon County, NV, March 20, 2020 -

Governor extends school closure to April 16, 2020 to coincide with 30 day closure.

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Lyon County, NV, March 17, 2020 -

LCSD begins delivering meals to children daily. Please see bus schedule for more information.

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Lyon County, NV, March 15, 2020 -

Governor Sisolak announces, in coordination with the Nevada Department of Education and district superintendents around Nevada, all of the State’s K-12 schools to close for students starting tomorrow and to remain closed, at a minimum, until April 6, 2020 - LCSD schools will close until April 13th because our spring break is already scheduled from April 6th to April 10th.

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Lyon County, NV, March 13, 2020 -

Lyon County currently has zero reported cases of COVID-19.

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Lyon County, NV, March 10, 2020 -

Out of an abundance of caution, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all out-of-state and international district-sponsored student and staff travel until further notice. This includes, but is not limited to, conferences, athletics and academic related activities. Please know that this decision does not come lightly. Consequently, essential in-state and in-district events will continue as scheduled based on the current information available to us; however, further restrictions may be implemented to in-state travel if the situation dictates.

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Lyon County, NV, March 6, 2020 -

LCSD is doing and will do everything to best protect our students and staff. In Washoe County today, an elementary school closed “out of an abundance of caution” as a preventative measure under the direction of the Washoe County Health District. Our health and state officials in addition to our school district personnel are all working closely together. The LCSD is monitoring closely and is meeting regularly with these officials. At this time, no other action besides basic preventative measures are warranted or advised for our school district. These are outlined below. LCSD will update you as necessary.

What can I do to prevent the spread of illnesses?
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. • Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
• Follow CDC and WHO recommendations for using a facemask:
The CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) do not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
• Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
• Only wear a mask if you are ill with COVID-19 symptoms (especially coughing) or looking after someone who may have COVID-19.
• Disposable face mask can only be used once.
• If you are not ill or looking after someone who is ill then you are wasting a mask.

Lyon County School District and COVID-19
Lyon County currently has zero reported cases of COVID-19 and zero cases under investigation for COVID-19.

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Lyon County, NV, March 5, 2020 –

Background: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in thousands of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan. The additional cases have been identified in other international locations, including the United States; however, at this time there have been zero reported cases in Lyon County. This disease caused by the novel coronavirus has been named Coronavirus 2019 or “COVID-19”.

What is a coronavirus?
Coronaviruses commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness like the common cold. COVID-19 is a novel (new) coronavirus that has not been previously identified. Although COVID-19 is a new strain, something our bodies have not experienced before, children seem to be able to fight the virus and there have been no pediatric deaths in any country.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and COVID-19
The CDC is the best resource for monitoring and tracking of this virus. The CDC is closely monitoring developments around COVID-19. To learn about the coronavirus, how they spread, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention visit the CDC website for more information.

What can I do to prevent the spread of illnesses?
CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
• Follow CDC and WHO recommendations for using a facemask:
• The CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) do not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
• Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
• Only wear a mask if you are ill with COVID-19 symptoms (especially coughing) or looking after someone who may have COVID-19.
• Disposable face mask can only be used once.
• If you are not ill or looking after someone who is ill then you are wasting a mask.
• There is a world-wide shortage of masks, so WHO urges people to use masks wisely.

“The World Health Organization has warned that severe and mounting disruption to the global supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) – caused by rising demand, panic buying, hoarding and misuse – is putting lives at risk from the new coronavirus and other infectious diseases.” (Communication and Spokesperson for WHO, March 3, 2020)

Lyon County School District and COVID-19
Lyon County currently has zero reported cases of COVID-19 and zero cases under investigation for COVID-19.

Reported cases of the COVID-19 can be found on the CDC website - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

Are we at risk for COVID-19?
According to the CDC Risk Assessment, “At this time, most people in the United States will have little immediate risk of exposure to this virus. This virus is NOT currently spreading widely in the United States.” (CDC, March 5, 2020, 12:00PM PST)

COVID-19 causes cough/cold symptoms, usually with a mild fever. Just as with any other virus, there is no treatment besides supportive care such as rest, plenty of fluids, medications for fever/cough relief as directed by a physician.

What can we all do?
The most important step we can take to slow down the spread of this virus is to follow our same protocol in relation to all contagious illnesses:
• Keep your child home when they are ill: cough, fever, fatigue, sore throat, stomach upset, or difficulty breathing.

Our health staff and local government are constantly and closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and would advise the community if the CDC reported an increased risk in our area. We will keep you informed if the status changes from this current report.
Meal Update for Spring Break
Lyon County, NV, April 2, 2020 –

Good evening Lyon County School District Families,

As a reminder, LCSD will not be providing meals during spring break. We have been able to partner with our local Boys and Girls Clubs to provide your child with this needed service.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley and Truckee Meadows will be offering a drive thru meal service during the week of April 6-10th from 9am-10am at the Boys & Girls Club in Yerington, Silver Stage Middle School in Silver Springs, Fernley Intermediate School in Fernley and Sutro Elementary School in Dayton. The meals provided will be breakfast and lunch - ALL children ages 18 years or younger are eligible for these meals and do not have to be club members to receive food.

If you plan on going through the Yerington, Silver Springs or Dayton drive thru please reach out to the Boys & Girls Club of Mason Valley to let them know so they can plan accordingly: 775-463-2334 or email Christina@bgcmasonvalley.org.

If you plan on going through the Fernley drive thru, you do not need to email or call the Boys & Girls Club.

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Buenas noches, familias del distrito escolar del condado de Lyon,

LCSD no proporcionará comidas durante las vacaciones de primavera. Nosotros hemos podido asociarnos con nuestros Boys & Girls Clubs para ofrecer este servicio necesario.

Los Boys & Girls Clubs de Mason Valley y Truckee Meadows ofrecerán un servicio de comida en automóvil durante la semana del 6 al 10 de Abril de 9 a 10 de la mañana en el Boys & Girls Club en Yerington, Silver Stage Middle School en Silver Springs, Fernley Intermediate School en Fernley y Sutro Elementary School en Dayton. Las comidas proporcionadas serán desayuno y almuerzo: TODOS los niños de 18 años o menos son elegibles para estas comidas y no tienen que ser miembros del club para recibir alimentos.

Si planea pasar por Yerington, Silver Springs o Dayton, por favor comuníquese con el Boys & Girls Club de Mason Valley para informarles sus intenciones para que puedan planear la cantidad: 775-463-2334 o envíe un correo electrónico a Christina@bgcmasonvalley.org.

Si planea pasar por comida en Fernley, no necesita enviar un correo electrónico o llamar al Boys & Girls Club.

Student Resources for Accessing Google Classroom

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**Please note that Google Chrome is the preferred browser and errors may be a result of not being logged into Google Chrome.**

 

Computer:

Signing into Google Chrome

Adding Another Profile to Google Chrome

Adding a Google Classroom Code

 

Smartphone or Tablet

 

Gaming Consoles (if connected to the internet):

X-Box

Play Station 4

 

Also, if you need Google Classroom support this Google community is very helpful and has some tutorials with pictures.

https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/?hl=en#topic=6020277