Health and Wellness
Sara Williams, RN, BSN
District Director/ElementaryMcGehee Elementary Building409 Oak St.McGehee, AR 71654PH: (870) 222-5400, FAX: (870) 222-6532
Amber Wells, LPN
School Nurse JH/High SchoolMcGehee Junior High Building2007 East Ash St.McGehee, AR 71654PH: (870) 222-3600, FAX: (870) 222-9180
***If a student or staff has had a COVID 19 test recently, They SHOULD NOT return to school until they have a negative test result from the health agency (regardless if symptomatic or not), and have met any required quarantine protocol based on positive test results or known possible exposure.***
If you have any questions, please call your school nurse before returning to school for verification.
Elementary Campus: 222-5444 | JH/HS Campus: 222-3601
COVID-19 Point of Contact
In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus within our staff and student body we are asking all parents/guardians, of students who will be in attendance on-site, and all employees to notify our designated Point of Contact (POC) immediately when the following occurs:
Student/Staff has been tested for COVID-19. Students/staff should remain in quarantine pending the result of their COVID-19 test.
Someone in the household has symptoms and tested for COVID-19. Students/Staff are recommended to quarantine pending the result of the family member’s COVID-19 test.
Student/staff has been identified as a close contact to a positive case of COVID-19 and is requiring quarantine.
Please call District POC: Sara Williams, RN at 870-222-5444 (If no answer, leave a voicemail), or email information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your cooperation. Together we can help keep our McGehee School District family safe, healthy, and ready to learn during this unique time.
870-222-5444If no answer or after hours leave a voicemessage
01/11/21 COVID-19 Update*
5 - currently isolating after testing positive for COVID-19
72 - closed positive cases of COVID-19
50 - currently in quarantine as a close contact to a positive for COVID-19
352 - closed quarantine cases as a close contact to a positive for COVID-19
<5 - currently in quarantine with symptoms (or live with someone who has symptoms) of COVID-19 or awaiting test results
We have a Point of Contact identified to be our liaison with the Arkansas Department of Health and a process in place to help minimize the risk in our school. The Arkansas Department of Health is identifying confirmed cases on the county level. If there are cases associated with students or staff in the school district, the student or staff member will be notified by health department officials. For the privacy of students and staff, the district will not be sharing any information. We are committed to provide the safest learning environment and will follow the guidance provided by the CDC and the Arkansas Department of Education in conjunction with the Arkansas Department of Health.
For the privacy of all students and staff, McGehee School District will not be sharing any personal information publicly.
We remain firmly committed to providing a safe environment and will follow the guidance provided by the Arkansas Department of Health and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
*Please refer to https://achi.net/covid19/ , for COVID-19 cases in the community, school district, and zip code.
Sara Williams, BSN, RN
McGehee School District Nurse
McGehee School District POC
Mask Exemption for Back to School:
- If your student is unable to wear a face mask due to a disability or medical condition please provide documentation from your child's physician exempting them.
This documentation can be faxed to your student's school nurse (MES Nurse 870-222-4181, CJH/MHS Nurse 870-222-4689) or taken to your student's school office.
Kinsa's FLUency School Health Program (McGehee Elementary Grades PK-6th eligible) - Sign up NOW to join the waitlist...
Text FLUENCYSCHOOL to 900900*. This will place you on the waitlist for a free smart thermometer.
Hold tight until you receive another text in early September. This text will let you know when it’s time to officially sign up for your free smart thermometer and download the free Kinsa app.
Kinsa's FLUency School Health Program for McGehee Elementary Grade PK-6th - Sign up NOW to join the waitlist...
Immunizations Report (Act 676 - HB1786 of 2019) - 12/2020
Exempt from immunizations from DHS
McGehee Elementary (Grades PK-6): 2 Students
McGehee High School / Conner Junior High (Grades 7-12): 0 Students
Failed to provide proof of vaccinations and no exemption from DHS
McGehee Elementary (Grades PK-6): 1 Student
McGehee High School / Conner Junior High (Grades 7-12): 5 Students
(Please print any necessary form(s) and submit completed form(s) back to your child's school nurse. If you have any questions, please contact your child's school nurse).
Request for Administration of Medication/Self-carry Forms and Certification of Disability for Special Dietary Needs Forms are available in each school’s office, the nurse’s office and on the school website at www.mcgeheeschools.org
Please notify the school if your contact information changes throughout the year. It is very important that the nurse be able to reach a guardian should a student become ill or injured.