Lewis Cass Schools Back to School Pandemic Handbook


We are currently evaluating all of our staff and students on a daily basis for COVID and contract tracing. Please know that we are doing our best to keep students healthy while keeping academic integrity in place. We will be updating the information below daily to allow everyone to understand where we are statistically with COVID.

Where are we today?


Click here for trending data, where we are, and where we have been.


 Thresholds and Definitions

  • State threshold for closing school due to absenteeism = 20% or 270 students
  • Lewis Cass School Enrollment Prek-12 = 1351


  • Contact tracing*  =  Someone who was within 6 feet for 15 minutes (consecutive or cumulative) of a person who tested positive for COVID.
  • Quarantine* =  due to school-related or family contact. Some students may be quarantined due to family members and not school-related contact but count towards our totals.

Health Resources

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about six feet) through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Remote Learning

The Lewis Cass Schools places a high priority on the quality of instruction we provide to all of our students and the manner in which it’s delivered.  In extenuating circumstances such as the COVID-19 pandemic, remote learning may be utilized as a method for providing instruction when face-to-face interaction isn’t possible.

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