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Hello Panther Country!  The administrative team has worked with the Local public health authorities throughout the break to ensure our quarantine protocols are as up-to-date as possible.  Upon returning, we will be following the current CDC and DCHC guidance.  If you have any questions, please reach out to a member of the North Wood Administrative Team. 


Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan for the 2021-2022 School Year

  • COVID-19 Info  –  North Wood R-4 School District continues to monitor information daily on the COVID-19 outbreak.  The district is following the recommendations of the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services.  For more information click here.  

  • Alternate Method of Instruction (AMI) Plan of Instruction
  • In the event we have students unable to be in the building, North Wood is committed to doing everything we can to provide quality education to them. This AMI Plan of Instruction outlines how that plan will implemented. If there are further questions regarding AMI, please contact the office @ 573-729-4607.

  • For information regarding ELL, Migrant, Homeless, and Foster Care students in the North Wood R-IV School District please contact:  Stacy Smith North Wood R-IV School District ELL, Migrant, Homeless, and Foster Care Liaison 

McKinnney-Vento Information (Homeless/displaced students)

Covid 19 Information

From Zach Moser:


After speaking with many concerned citizens and Board members, it is clear that the effectiveness of masks is still in question in the minds of most Dent County residents. I wanted to share this study that was published this week in MMWR. The study looked at the pediatric case rate in schools with and without mask mandates. In districts with masks, case rates were significantly smaller compared to districts without mask mandates. The study can be found here. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7039e3.htm?s_cid=mm7039e3_e&ACSTrackingID=USCDC_921-DM66537&ACSTrackingLabel=MMWR%20Early%20Release%20-%20Vol.%2070%2C%20September%2024%2C%202021&deliveryName=USCDC_921-DM66537


Pediatric COVID-19 Cases in Counties With and Without School Mask Requirements — United States, July 1–September 4, 2021 | MMWR
This report describes pediatric COVID-19 cases in counties with and without school mask requirements.

Another study showed similar results: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7039e1.htm?s_cid=mm7039e1_e&ACSTrackingID=USCDC_921-DM66537&ACSTrackingLabel=MMWR%20Early%20Release%20-%20Vol.%2070%2C%20September%2024%2C%202021&deliveryName=USCDC_921-DM66537


Association Between K–12 School Mask Policies and School-Associated COVID-19 Outbreaks — Maricopa and Pima Counties, Arizona, July–August 2021 | MMWR

This report describes Arizona school associated COVID-19 outbreaks higher in schools without mask requirements than in schools with mask requirements.

In summary, the utility of masks is well defined at this point. They are important to slowing the spread of COVID-19. Please share this information with your boards and consider sharing it with your parents as well to demonstrate the purpose of the mask mandates. 
Thank you, 

Zachary Moser, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

North Wood R-IV
3734 N Hwy 19

Salem, MO
Phone: 573.729.4607
Fax: 573.729.8714