COVID-19 Data

Communication about COVID-19 cases

The Raymore-Peculiar School District commits to share information of each positive COVID-19 case among students and staff within 24 hours of being notified by the Cass County Health Department. (These reports occur when school is in session during the regular school year or during summer school.)

Additionally, we also send out classroom-specific, or activity-specific, emails if the health department has requested classroom seating charts, class rosters, team or activity rosters, or bus ridership lists as part of contact tracing related to a positive case involving someone who is not an employee or student. In those instances, the District will notify the impacted group that some individuals may be contacted by the CCHD. The school district, in collaboration with the health department, will notify parents, students and staff for the need to quarantine under these circumstances.

Contact tracing

Upon receiving a positive case confirmation, the District works with the Cass County Health Department to determine who may have had close contact with the COVID-19-positive student or staff member. Seating charts, class schedules, activity rosters, and other contact logs are used to trace contacts in the event of a potential COVID-19 exposure. 

If it is determined that your child has been in close contact with a positive case, you will be personally notified. Close contact is defined by the Cass County Health Department as being within 6 feet of an individual for more than 15 minutes within a 24-hour time period.

The number of active positive cases reported includes students and staff testing positive who have been in school anytime 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms being exhibited or 48 hours prior to a positive test if asymptomatic.

After an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 completes the necessary protocols to return to school or work as outlined by the health department and is therefore considered recovered, they are removed from the totals listed below as they are no longer considered an active case.

The District has implemented measures to minimize the risk. However, anytime we are in a public setting, we increase our risk of exposure.

COVID-19 Update - 

  • New positive cases will be shared after the start of school on Aug. 23, 2021

Ray-Pec School District COVID-19 Dashboard

Percent of staff and students with active COVID-19
positive cases due to possible school contact 
Percent of staff and students currently
quarantined due to possible school contact
Percent of staff and students 
with active COVID-19 positive cases overall
Percent of staff and students
currently quarantined overall
(Updated 1:45 p.m. July 2, 2021)  

Ray-Pec School District Tracing Rate

Total number of staff and students 
in isolation or quarantine
Total staff and students 
(in-person learning)
Tracing rate
(Updated 1:45 p.m. July 2, 2021)    

Note: New positive cases will be shared following the start of school on Aug. 23, 2021.

Notification of positive cases

New cases are posted as they occur while school is in session and weekly updates are provided on this page. 

To receive the COVID-19 update email that includes notification of individual cases, you may subscribe here. We no longer send these automatically to all email addresses of parents and staff.

Stay informed!

We will make announcements through the same channels we use to communicate inclement weather closures. Please be sure your information is up-to-date in order to receive email, telephone calls, and/or text messages. Contact your child’s school if you need to provide an updated email address. Watch for email communication from your child’s school and the District, as well as announcements on the District website or Facebook page.

Coronavirus information

State hotline re: COVID-19

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has a statewide public hotline for anyone needing guidance about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The hotline is operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 877-435-8411.