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School General Notification


101 N. 2ND AVE- PO BOX 428        WOONSOCKET, SD, 57385-0428

        TELEPHONE: (605) 796-4431     FAX: (605) 796-4352


                            Dr. Rod Weber – Supt/K12 Principal/AD                    Chris Selland – Business Manager




Dear Parent or Guardian,


The South Dakota Department of Health (SD-DOH) has informed us that a student/staff member in our school has been diagnosed with COVID-19. We are alerting parents to be watchful for children with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 illness during the next 14 days. If your child is identified as being a close contact to the COVID-19 case, the SD-DOH will contact you.


Symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea


The COVID-19 virus is spread from person-to-person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Spread is more likely to occur when people are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes).


If your child develops symptoms of any contagious disease, including COVID-19, do not send him/her to school. If a healthcare provider is contacted, follow all directions on care and testing.


Precautions to avoid illness:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Refrain from touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects
  • Individuals at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness, such as older adults or people who have chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease, should take actions to reduce your risk of exposure (


For more information on COVID-19, South Dakota’s Information Line can be reach at (800) 997-2880 or visit






Supt. Rod Weber

Woonsocket School District 55-4