CSD Statement

Our District’s first responsibility is to safeguard the health and
well-being of our students and staff. The Corinth School
District is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak in our
state and country. We will follow the guidelines and advice of
local, state, and national health authorities. At this time, we
will follow the advice of the Mississippi State Department of
Health and continue our Intersession and reopen school as
scheduled on Monday, March 23.
The District continues to take precautionary steps to clean and
disinfect our school facilities. We will step up these efforts, and
provide a more concentrated approach, which will also include
our buses. Particular attention, throughout the day, will be
given to the more commonly used public areas such as door
handles/knobs, light switches, sink/faucet handles, drinking
fountains, paper towel dispensers, rails, restroom stall handles,
and toilet flush handles.
We will ask our teachers to review with our students respiratory
etiquette and hand hygiene on the day they return to school after
spring break. We will also increase the availability of hand
soap, paper towels, tissue, and trash bags.
The District continues to encourage staff and students to stay
home from school if they are sick or show signs of sickness.
Nurses will begin to use new protocols for dealing with students
who report to school or develop respiratory issues or fever. This
will include isolating them until a parent can come and pick
them up or the school can get them home. Guidance will be
provided on when these children can return to school. The
District will also transfer one of our school nurses to Corinth
High School to make sure we have a nurse’s presence on each of
our campuses to address student and staff needs.
We are in the process of reviewing all scheduled field trips,
student competitions, along with athletic and fine arts events. In
all probability, field trips scheduled over the next several weeks
will be canceled. We will consult with other school districts,
sponsoring groups and the Mississippi High School Activities
Association to make determinations on the other events. We
will follow the Mississippi State Department of Health’s
recommendation and cancel or postpone any events that we
expect to have over 250 in attendance.
Since we are a one-to-one district, contingency plans are being
developed for providing instructional activities and services to
students in the event of school closures.
We will begin a weekly update to parents and the community on
social media in which we will share our plans and actions for
dealing with this situation. The District is taking into
consideration everything we can about how to best keep
students, families, and staff healthy and informed during this
very fluid and serious situation.