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.
Screening checklist for symptoms includes:
Visitors Symptom Screening
The district will limit visitors inside all buildings. Virtual meetings are preferred. However, if in-person meetings are necessary they will be by appointment only and at the administrator’s discretion. In person meetings will be in a designated visitor room where social distancing measures and other safety mandates will be enforced. Any visitors to buildings will be subject to a screening for symptoms and use of the temperature kiosks. Visitors will need to immediately exit the building if their temperature is 100.4 or greater and/or they are symptomatic.
The visitor management system will log visitor names, contact information, areas of building visited, and entry & exit times.
Return to School After Exclusion
Once a student or employee is excluded from the school environment, they may return if they satisfy the recommendations of the CDC. Currently, those guidelines are:
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 will be approved on a case by case basis.
Community Use of Buildings
Hand-washing and Sanitizing
Students and staff will be regularly reminded about the importance of proper hand-washing. You should wash hands before leaving home, leaving classrooms/offices, eating, touching shared objects, touching your face, and leaving school. You should wash hands after arriving at school/work, entering classrooms/offices, eating, touching shared objects, using the restroom, touching your face, coughing, sneezing, blowing nose, and arriving at home. Teachers will provide hand-washing breaks for students. Staff and students will wash their hands before and after eating. Use hand sanitizer if hand washing is not feasible at times.
Hand sanitizer units will be located throughout our buildings for convenience. Students and staff will be encouraged to use hand sanitizer throughout the day when hand washing is not feasible.
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 feet spacing is the current recommendation. However, social distancing cannot be guaranteed in spaces such as cafeterias, school busses and some other common areas within the school building and the classroom. Utilize outdoor classroom space whenever possible. 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.
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.
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.