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The development of these guidance indicators was done in collaboration with Mary Greeley Medical Center, Story County Public Health, and Story County Emergency Management. The following and associated recommendations do not apply to students/families that have requested online learning as their primary model of instruction.

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The Ames CSD will continue to offer free breakfast and lunch through winter break. Any child aged 1-18 is eligible to receive free school meals. Translations available on the website. 


Free meals for all children at Ames Schools through the 2020-2021 school year.

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The following is the ACSD process for responding to a student/staff member testing positive for COVID-19.

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The 2020-2021 school year is going to look a bit different than in the past. We realize these changes will pose more challenges to our students, staff, and families. Please review the following information and also share with your student(s).

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At this time during the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is required that cloth face coverings be worn during the school day by staff and students for those who are able. There is increasing evidence that cloth face coverings help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others. The guidelines model the CDC Recommendations, but have been modified to fit the needs specifically for our school setting. 

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