Olathe Public Schools COVID-19 Dashboard

  • The safety of student and staff in the Olathe Public Schools is vital and keeping patrons and families informed is a top priority.

    The dashboard below is designed to share a weekly snapshot of new COVID-19 cases and new quarantines in the district. The Olathe Public Schools has 30,000 students and more than 6,400 full-time, part-time and temp staff members.

    Dashboard data will be updated every Friday.

    Gating Criteria

    The Board of Education voted to follow the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Gating Criteria on Aug. 6. On Thursday, Oct. 1, the board voted to continue following the (updated) Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's gating criteria for learning mode decisions. They also added the absentee category used in the Kansas Department of Health and Environment gating criteria, with all metrics weighed equally.

    The Olathe Public Schools gating criteria is based on three specific data points. Gating data will be updated on the COVID Dashboard every two weeks.

    • Incidence Rate (number of new cases/100k during the prior two weeks)
    • Percent Positive (percent positive tests/individuals tested over the prior two weeks)
    • Student Absenteeism (based on Average Daily Attendance in 2020-21 vs. 2019-20 over the prior two weeks)
      • Attendance is calculated by taking the corresponding two-week time period’s average daily attendance (ADA) from 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years. The 2020-2021 data will not include remote students.
      • 2019-2020 ADA percentage equals 100.0 minus (number of students absent over two-week period divided by total days school in session over same two-week period divided by total number of students enrolled on 9/20/19 official state enrollment count day).
      • 2020-2021 ADA percentage equals 100.0 minus (number of students absent over two-week period, excluding remote students divided by total days school in session over same two-week period divided by total number of students enrolled on 9/20/20 official state enrollment count day, excluding remote students).

    View the Olathe Gating Criteria in PDF format (updated Nov. 23)

    Read the JCDHE Public Health Guidance for K-12 Public School Administrators PDF

Incidence Rate

Reporting Period Incidence Rate Gating Color
11-23 822 Red
11-18 775 Red
11-06 480 Red
10-23 237 Orange
10-09 215 Orange

Percent Positive Rate

Reporting Period Percent Positive Rate Gating Color
11-23 15.6 percent Red
11-18 16.5 percent Red
11-06 13.8 percent Orange
10-23 7.4 percent Yellow
10-09 5.7 percent Yellow

Student Absenteeism Rate

NOTE: An increase in Average Daily Attendance equals a decrease in absenteeism.
Reporting Period 2019-20 ADA 2020-21 ADA Change in ADA Gating Color
11-09 to 11-20 95.4 percent 92.0 percent 3.5 percent decrease Yellow
10-26 to 11-06 90.4 percent 91.0 percent 0.6 percent increase Green
10-12 to 10-23 84.2 percent 88.5 percent 4.3 percent increase Green
09-28 to 10-09 89.2 percent 88.0 percent 1.2 percent decrease Green

Confirmed Cases

  • If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, a notification will go to the parents of students and the staff who have been in contact with that individual. This notification will not include identifying information about the individual who tested positive. Due to privacy laws, staff will be unable to provide identifying information about the individual or class. The district will work closely with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) should cases arise in school and to determine next steps. JCDHE will work closely with the district Health Services on a case by case basis to advise on a course of action related to school closure.

    NOTE: Data below shows new cases for a Friday to Thursday week. New information will be posted each Friday.

Student Data New Cases Per Week

Reporting Period Total New Cases Total New Quarantine
11-13 through 11-19 121 578
11-06 through 11-12 33 195
10-30 through 11-05 44 161
10-23 through 10-29 20 181
10-16 through 10-22 35 123
10-09 through 10-15 10 139
10-02 through 10-08 25 174
09-25 through 10-01 9 77
09-18 through 09-24 7 145
09-10 through 09-17 9 29
09-08 through 09-10 17 36

Staff Data New Cases Per Week

* Staff in quarantine figure includes staff members who must quarantine due to exposure in school or outside of school as well as staff who are reporting two or more COVID symptoms. In addition, the figure noted also includes staff members who must stay home with children or family members who are mandated to quarantine as a result of COVID.
Reporting Period Total New Cases Total New Quarantine
11-13 through 11-19 36 160
11-06 through 11-12 22 116
10-30 through 11-05 31 71
10-23 through 10-29 16 59
10-16 through 10-22 15 58
10-09 through 10-15 19 66
10-02 through 10-08 11 54
09-25 through 10-01 3 35
09-18 through 09-24 4 61
09-10 through 09-17 12 54
09-03 through 09-10 5 22

COVID-19 Notification Letters

  • Letter A - Low-Risk Exposure

    This letter shares with staff and families that there was a case at the school and the student or staff member was around the individual who tested positive, but exposure was low due to masking or other factors. The receiver of the letter does NOT need to quarantine. Examples of low-risk exposures include being in the same classroom with proper mask wearing or riding the same bus with mask wearing, ventilation, and/or social distancing.

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  • Carta A - Exposición de bajo riesgo

    Esta carta es para ser compartida tanto con el personal como con las familias para avisarles que hubo un caso de COVID-19 en la escuela y que el estudiante o el miembro del personal estaba cerca del individuo que dio positivo, pero la exposición fue baja debido al uso de mascarilla u otros factores. Aquellos que reciban la carta NO necesitan ponerse en cuarentena. Ejemplos de exposiciones de bajo riesgo incluyen estar en el mismo salón de clases con el uso de la mascarilla adecuada o viajar en el mismo autobús usando la mascarilla apropiada, la ventilación y/o el distanciamiento social.

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  • Letter B - Quarantine Letter from JCDHE

    This letter from the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment provides notification of close contact with a case of COVID-19 and outlines what exposed individuals need to do.

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  • Carta B - Carta de cuarentena del JCDHE

    Esta carta del departamento de salud y medio ambiente del condado Johnson notifica que se estuvo en contacto cercano con alguien que salió positivo a COVID-19 y describe lo que los individuos expuestos deben hacer.

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