Health & Safety Protocols in Adapted In Person

 

District and building leaders are reviewing the questions and concerns submitted in the parent survey, and will address as many as possible by Friday, March 5, and throughout the selection window of March 5-11. Here's a start!

  • Distancing/Contact Tracing: We will continue to maintain as much distance as possible given the in-person enrollment and physical space we have. Based on an early review of parent survey responses, we expect to have approximately 85% of students attending in person (compared to 80% in hybrid); given those numbers, depending on classroom size and the number of students in a classroom, distancing could be as little as 3’. Given that distancing, we know that contact tracers will be doing more work to reach out to the additional close contacts, and we are likely to see an increase in close contacts. (Again, those of you who are fully vaccinated will not have to quarantine as close contacts.)

  • Tents: The District has ordered two tents for each school to provide additional opportunities for outdoor learning, mask breaks, etc., even on rainy days.

  • Air Circulation: The District will continue to allow for 50% outside air, in the building, which helps exchange the air approx. 5 times per hour.

  • Cleaning/Custodial: Our custodial staff will continue to do their outstanding work, but the increased amount of in-person time and numbers will mean that before and after lunch, additional sanitizing wipes will be provided for staff and students to ensure cleaning of the spaces where they eat.

  • Lunch Distancing & Dividers: At lunch, 6’ distancing along with divider use will be strictly enforced. Building administrators and staff are working on scheduling and spacing plans to ensure that distancing, and the District has ordered dividers (see the photo below) for every in-person student in grades 1-8.