Class to resume Tuesday for Russell County schools

RUSSELL COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) Monday, Feb. 12

Classes will resume Tuesday for the Russell County school district.

It comes after they Monday due to illness. The district also canceled classes last Wednesday and Friday because of the number of students and teachers sick.

The district will have a board meeting later next week to decide if the days will need to be made up.


Sunday, Feb, 11

Students who attend the Russel school district will not have school Monday because several students and staff are sick.

The school district says they're seeing several cases of the flu, mono and strep throat.

The district listed symptoms you should watch out for such as a fever higher than 100 degrees, persistent vomiting, breathing difficulties, chest congestion or a sore throat.

They say if you have any of these you should seek medical attention.

Update Thursday, Feb. 8:

For the second straight day, there will be no school Friday, Feb. 9 for Russell County Schools (USD 407).

The district there will also be no evening or weekend activties happenning this weekend.

Thursday afternoon, the district brok down percentages of student absences reported due to illness:

Simpson Elementary-32%
Bickerdyke Elementary-23%
District 20.5%

Russell County Schools says activities for Feb. 9 and 10 and the spring play scheduled for Feb. 11 and 12 have been rescheduled or canceled.

Find the list of weekend activities and makeup dates on the USD 407 website.


Russell County schools announced Wednesday they would be closed because many students and teachers are sick.

Some students at Russell High School students who say 25-percent of people were gone due to illness.

"We had so many teachers gone that some of the subs had to be in multiple classes at a time like switch between hours because there's so many teachers gone," said Ally Such and Shayla Gould Russell High School students.

After-school activities, including practices, have also been canceled for the day. Schools will be open again tomorrow.