Health and Safety
The safety of our staff and our students is our priority.
We will minimize the risk of transmitting the virus at school by following all public health guidance.
- What data was used to decided on the March 1 start date, and how current is it?
- How will daily health screening be conducted?
- How will we ensure students wear and keep their masks on?
- Will you supply masks?
- How will you ensure six-foot distancing?
- How extensive are school safety plans?
- How will classrooms be cleaned?
- How will school meals be handled?
- What are the precautions for dual language (class switching)?
- Will you require new students to quarantine after enrolling before they are allowed in class?
- Will COVID testing be conducted or required?
- How will families be notified if their student was in close contact with someone who is COVID-positive?
- Will all teachers be given the vaccine before school starts?
- Why not wait until all staff are vaccinated before starting hybrid?
- When vaccines become widely available, with vaccinate be required for staff and/or students?
- Has COVID been contracted in special education classrooms that are now in person?
- Will there be a full time nurse in every school?
- What is the Electrostatic Machine?
- What has been done to improve ventilation in our schools and facilities?
- What PPE will be required and provided for staff?
- What would trigger a full school closure and return to remote learning?
- What circumstances trigger the closure of a classroom or school?
Reporting a Positive COVID Case
- Families must report a positive case in their household to their teacher, principal or school nurse
- School nurses will follow up with the student/family for symptom and contact information
- A student or staff member who has been exposed will be contacted by the school
A classroom will close and switch to distance learning for 10 days when:
- Two or more students or staff in same room/area test positive for COVID-19
- The cases have symptoms that start within 14 days of each other
- A student or staff member has been in close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with a person who has confirmed positive test result
- The cases are not associated with one another in another setting (household, club, etc.)