COVID-19

School Protocols, Reporting and Information
Coronavirus / COVID-19

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Together with our health leaders we have worked diligently to research protocols to ensure the health and safety of our students and employees.

The District’s Pandemic Team, under the leadership of the Superintendent, oversees and implements a Tiered Mitigation Strategy Matrix that defines what health and safety measures we put in place during various COVID-19 Community Levels.

Currently we are at the LOW COVID-19 Community Level which means that the health and safety protocols listed in the green tab below are in effect on all of our campuses.

Please note that these protocols will change based on health conditions, guidance from medical professionals and any governmental mandates.

High Community Level

  • Facial coverings strongly recommended indoors
  • Maximize physical distancing
  • All desks face forward, cohort of 2-4 students allowed with physical distancing when instruction warrants
  • Limit the use of classroom materials to small groups and disinfect between uses
  • Grab and Go meals recommended so students can eat in their classroom or other school areas to accommodate more spacing
  • Close water fountains and use water bottle filling stations only
  • No use of hallway lockers
  • Large indoor staff gatherings must be held virtually
  • Large indoor student gatherings during schools hours must be held virtually
  • No visitors on campus during school hours; Volunteers are welcome at all levels
  • Wipe down secondary classroom desks before each class change
  • Playground equipment and recess equipment sanitized between each class use
  • Fogging of areas where an individual has been within 24 hours of testing positive
  • Clean and disinfect transportation vehicles between each run in the morning and each run in the evening when possible
  • Keep windows open while the bus is in motion to help increase air circulation, if appropriate for weather conditions and safety

Medium Community Level

  • Facial coverings optional
  • Maximize physical distancing
  • Desks do not have to face forward, cohorting of 2-6 students allowed
  • Grab and Go meals recommended so students can eat in their classroom or other school areas to accommodate more spacing
  • Limit the use of water fountains, primarily use water bottle filling stations
  • Large indoor staff gatherings must be held virtually if physical distancing cannot occur
  • Grouping of students allowed by class or grade level during school hours; larger gatherings must be held virtually if physical distancing cannot occur
  • Visitors allowed in the office area; Volunteers are welcome at all levels
  • Wipe down secondary classroom desks before each class change
  • Clean and disinfect transportation vehicles between each run in the morning and each run in the evening when possible
  • Keep windows open while the bus is in motion to help increase air circulation, if appropriate for weather conditions and safety

Low Community Level

  • Facial coverings optional
  • Maximize physical distancing

All Community Levels

  • Remain home with symptoms of illness, when sick, or awaiting a COVID-19 test result
  • Practice hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette (covering coughs and sneezes)
  • Hand sanitizer placed at high traffic areas
  • Cleaning supplies provided in the classrooms, locker rooms and equipment rooms
  • Perform ongoing and routine environmental cleaning and disinfection of high-touch areas
  • Increase fresh air circulation and filtration through the HVAC system in schools

A lower tier of mitigation strategies will be initiated the day after the Community Level rate meets the indicated criteria for the lower tier for a duration of fourteen (14) consecutive days. A higher tier of mitigation strategies will be initiated the day after the Community Level rate meets the indicated criteria for a higher tier for three (3) consecutive days.

The COVID-19 Community Level is determined by the higher of the new admissions and inpatient beds metrics, based on the current level of new cases per 100,000 population in thepast 7 days. Community Level data is available on CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels site.

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