Staff Symptom Screenings
Staff will self-screen at home before reporting to work. Staff with symptoms will stay home and notify their immediate supervisor and request guidance. All staff will report to a temperature/symptom check kiosk upon arrival to work. Anyone with a fever (temp 100.4 or greater) will get a second temperature check after 10 minutes. Employees who are symptomatic will be sent home immediately. Screening checklist will be updated as needed.
Screening checklist includes:
Student Symptom Screening
Parents should check children’s temperatures & symptoms before sending them to school. Students with symptoms will stay home. If students arrive at school not feeling well or start feeling ill during the school day, they will report to the health para’s office. Students with a temperature 100.4 or higher or symptomatic will need to be picked up immediately and will not be allowed to ride home on the bus. Screening checklist will be updated as needed.
Visitors Symptom Screening
Return to School After Exclusion
Guest Speakers, Assemblies and Field Trips
Guest speakers for classrooms will be virtual until further notice. Assemblies will be considered gatherings under the Jackson County guidance and will be allowed or disallowed depending on the current phase. Field trips away from campus are suspended until further notice but could occur virtually.
Community Use of Buildings
Hand-washing and Sanitizing
Masks and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
At this time, local mandate requires face coverings/masks for everyone able to wear them. Masks should cover the nose, mouth, & chin and should sit flush against the side of the face. Masks need to be worn in all areas unless you are by yourself in an enclosed office. Social distancing is encouraged but masks still need to be worn regardless of distance to others while indoors. Arrangements will be made for those who are exempt. Mask exemption requests will be submitted to HR for staff and Coordinator of Health Services for students. Exemption requests will require note from a healthcare provider except for pre-school age children. Staff and students will supply their own masks. Sites will have a limited supply of disposable masks for emergency use. We are committed to fostering a respectful environment in which there are no stigmas associated with wearing masks.
Students will be spaced as far apart as possible; three to six feet spacing is the current recommendation. Desks should face forward so students are not interacting face to face. Utilize outdoor classroom space whenever possible. Use waves, and thumbs up gestures instead of hugs, handshakes, and high fives. Staff should not congregate in common areas or attend in-person meetings where social distancing is not possible. Lockers will not be utilized at this time. Social distancing markers/cues should be utilized throughout buildings. Social distancing is required even when mask wearing is occurring.
Precautionary Rooms: Each attendance site will have an area away from other students and staff where symptomatic children will wait until parents arrive. If the health para cannot monitor the room, a designated staff member will be assigned to do so.
Cohort Grouping: Students will stay in cohort groups throughout the day as much as possible. If cohort grouping is not feasible, assigned seating will be implemented and enforced to aid tracking measures in the event of a positive COVID case within the school community.
Transitions Between Classes: To help avoid situations in which large groups of students are gathered in one place, we will adjust the way students move between classrooms and other spaces in our schools. Lockers will not be utilized at this time.
Students will enter and exit each building at an assigned set of doors they will use daily. These doors will be assigned to students by building administration prior to the start of school. Family members should not leave their vehicles when picking up or dropping off students.