Covid-19 Information

Last Updated: 12/10/2020 2:55 PM



Covid-19 School Resources and Protocols

PBIS Virtual Learning Expectations

PBIS Virtual Learning Expectations (SP)

Student Mask - Waiver

Student Mask - Waiver (Spanish)

Parent - COVID Letter

Elementary Student Homerooms 2020-21

Grades 4-5 -  2020-21


Burnett Transit

Face Mask and Temperature Related Protocols – Abbotsford School District

2020-2021 School Year


  1. Face Masks – All drivers and students are required to wear face masks when they are in the bus.  Each bus will be equipped with a small number of spare face masks (10) for students who forget their masks.  Each student will be allowed to use (and keep) one spare face mask for the morning routes only.  Once they use a spare mask, the next time they ask they will be denied the mask and the ride!  That means that drivers are REQUIRED to track who uses the spare masks.  Document this in your notebook – date, time, and name of the student who used a spare mask.  For the p.m. routes, students without a mask will NOT be allowed to board the p.m. bus!  In other words, we will NOT use our spare masks for the p.m. routes!
  2. Strict Enforcement of Masks – ALL drivers are going to have to strictly enforce the mask policy.  I will say this again:  ALL drivers are going to have to strictly enforce the face mask policy.  No exceptions for any student for any reason unless they have a signed waiver completed and on file in our office.  If they don’t have a mask and you have already given them a spare mask one time - they don’t ride!!
  3. Consequences for the removal of the facemask while onboard the bus – We all know this is going to happen.  These are the consequences that WILL be enforced:
  1. First Offense:  Verbal warning
  2. Second Offense:  Moved to the front of the bus
  3. Third Offense:  Removal from the bus for one day
  4. Fourth offense:  Removal from the bus for three days

Documenting this is going to be a pain – we are well aware.  But drivers MUST be diligent in their documentation.  The office staff is going to be diligent.  We have your back as long as you are properly documenting what is happening.

  1. Taking Temperatures – Drivers will take the temperature of every student who boards the bus for the morning route.  (We will NOT take temps for the afternoon routes – the assumption is if they were in school all day then they are healthy enough to ride home!)  Any student who has a temperature of

100.4 or above will not be allowed to ride the bus.  If there are siblings at the same stop, the siblings will not be allowed to ride as they too may be infected.  After students are tested with negative results they will once again be allowed to ride the bus.  (Test results must be made available to our office and substantiated prior to the student(s) riding the bus again.)

  1. What to do if a student has a temp of 100.4 or above – Take their temperature again to verify the results. If the reading is 100.4 or above the second time, the driver will do the following:               

              a. Regardless of age, ask the student if they have a parent or legal guardian in their home at that time.

                  If the answer is yes, the student goes back into their home and the driver has no further responsibility.

                  If the answer is no, then the driver determines the age of the student.  If the student is in 4th grade or older the driver instructs them to go into the house and contact their parents immediately. The driver then calls into the base station and gives the address of the stop they are at (NO NAMES are used) so our office staff can contact the parent(s).  If the student is younger than 4th grade and left home alone, the driver will wait at that stop until we will give the driver further instructions. The student stays on the bus but stays in the bottom step of the stairwell.

  1. What happens if a student tests positive during the day – If a student tests positive during the day while at school, that student, as well as the other students in that cohort group, will not be allowed to ride the bus until the quarantine period has expired for all of that cohort group. 
  2.  What to do if your Forehead Thermometer fails – Call into the base station immediately.  If possible, we will bring another thermometer to your bus.  In most cases, you will need to finish your route and replace your unit with a spare unit that will be located at each terminal.  Make sure the failed unit gets to us so we can have it checked.  

Facial Covering/Mask Update for Students (8-26-2020)

Tuesday evening, August 25th, the Board of Education considered the currently approved Student Facial Covering/Mask Exemption Waiver which does not require medical documentation, but rather only a Parent/Guardian request based on Governor Evers' Emergency Order exceptions.  By unanimous consent, the Board moved to keep the current process and protocols in place which do not require medical documentation.

In short, facial coverings/masks are still required for everyone in the District five years old and older unless the appropriate process is followed to acquire an exemption waiver.  As previously stated, anyone who appropriately receives a mask exemption waiver must comply with social distancing, appropriate safeguards when coughing or sneezing, and frequent hand-washing.  Any staff member or student with such an exemption waiver who does not comply with these COVID-19 safety guidelines as previously outlined will be subject to discipline.  


Actualización de Cobertura Facial/Mascarilla para Estudiantes (8-26-2020)

El martes por la tarde, 25 de agosto, la Junta de Educación consideró la Renuncia de Exención de Mascarilla de Cobertura Facial/Mascarilla para Estudiantes actualmente aprobado, que no requiere documentación médica, sino solo una solicitud del Padre/Tutor basado en las excepciones de la Orden de Emergencia del Gobernador Evers. Por consentimiento unánime, la Junta se movió para mantener el proceso y los protocolos actuales en su lugar que no requieren documentación médica.

En resumen, las cubiertas faciales/mascarillas todavía son necesarias para todas las personas en el Distrito de cinco años y mayor, a menos que se siga el proceso apropiado para adquirir una renuncia de exención. Como se indicó anteriormente, cualquier persona que reciba adecuadamente una renuncia de exención de mascarilla debe cumplir con el distanciamiento social, tomar las medidas adecuadas al toser o estornudar y lavarse las manos con frecuencia. Cualquier miembro del personal o estudiante con dicha renuncia de exención que no cumpla con estas guías de seguridad de COVID-19 como se describió anteriormente estará sujeto a medidas disciplinarias.




We are excited to welcome everyone back to school for the 2020-2021 school year.  This year will pose challenges for students, families, and staff due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  To abide by the social distancing rules set forth by the CDC, we have made changes throughout classrooms as well as in the cafeterias.  Our food service team will work to make sure all students are served meals as seamlessly as possible.  To make this happen, we have made adjustments to where meals will be served.  See the chart below. 





K through 12th Grade





4K through 2nd Grade


3rd through 5th Grade


6th through 12th Grade

North Gym


Virtual Students:  Students that will be learning virtually are still eligible to receive meals, however, to do so, you must contact Frankie Soto by email or phone.  or 715-223-8521.  If you do not call or email to sign up for meals, we cannot assure you will receive meals.  


Wednesday meals will be sent home with the student on Tuesday, or they can be picked up at Abbotsford School by the Fitness Center Doors @ 7:45 – 8:45am on TuesdayNOTE:  THE MEALS MAY CONTAIN PERISHABLE FOODS, BE SURE TO CHECK THE LUNCH BAG.


All grades 4k through 12th will receive FREE breakfast!


Free/Reduced Lunch:  In order to qualify for Free/Reduced Lunches, you MUST COMPLETE and RETURN a Free/Reduced Lunch form before the start of school.  This form can be obtained at any of the school offices including the district office.  If you need assistance, please contact Frankie Soto at  or 715-223-8521 or Tonya at 715-223-6715 x4150. 


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Update

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,

color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:




U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)       fax:

(202) 690-7442; or

(3)       email: