District Reopening Plan

District Reopening Plan
District Reopening Plan

COUNCIL SCHOOL DISTRICT ---2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR

RE-OPENING PLAN FOR FACE-TO-FACE INSTRUCTION

PREVENTIVE MEASURES AND EDUCATION:

  • School leaders will coordinate with Adams County Health Center (ACHC) to develop prevention and mitigation plans to keep our kids safe and healthy.
  • We will encourage parents to screen students every morning before attending school. Teach and reinforce good hygiene measures such as hand washing, covering coughs, and face coverings.
  • All teachers and school leaders will educate and support families on identifying the symptoms that indicate the need to stay home.

TRANSPORTATION: Route and Activity Buses

  • All of our buses will have signs posted to educate student passengers about safety procedures and protocol.
  • Buses will also be equipped with a thermometer, hand sanitizer and extra facemasks.
  • Bus drivers will be provided masks if they choose to wear them, it is not mandatory.
  • Each student will have their temperature taken with a standard forehead reader thermometer as they enter the bus.
    • A Teacher Assistant will ride each of the 3 buses to take temperatures
  • Students will sit by family groups on buses and spaced out as much as possible.
  • Buses will be cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis.
  • Buses will be aired out and deep cleaned when not in use.

ALL CSD FACILITIES:

  • We will use clearly visible signage on entrances to buildings to communicate symptoms, preventative measures, good hygiene, and school/district specific protocols including staying home when sick.
  • All students will have their temperature checked daily upon entering school buildings.
    • One Temp check stand ordered per building AND one thermometer per classroom
  • All Staff will self-check their temperatures upon entering and exiting the school building, with temp check stand or in room with thermometer provided.
  • We have installed hand soap or hand sanitizer in all bathrooms, classrooms and hallways for students/staff/visitors to access frequently.
  • The custodial staff will clean/disinfect all commonly touched surfaces at least daily.
  • Shared objects, such as student desks and Chromebooks will be wiped down after each use. Desks with spray/paper towel and Chromebooks with wipes.
  • We will take steps to ensure all water systems and features are safe and ventilation systems are working properly.
  • Sneeze guards will be made available to any staff member who feels they are needed.
  • The custodial staff will conduct deep cleaning of schools prior to students/staff returning; schedule periodic cleanings during weekends or school holidays/breaks (to the extent practicable).
  • Junior High Bathrooms will now have touchless faucets for safety.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:

  • Wearing masks will be a personal choice by both staff and students and will NOT be mandatory.
  • All staff will be provided masks and other personal protective equipment if they choose to wear them.
  • Visitors will be limited to the front office area only. Masks will be available for visitors if they choose to wear them.
  • If students choose to wear a mask, it must be provided by the parents, and cleaned daily.
  • We will teach students school routines at the beginning of the school year, include routines for wearing cloth face coverings, washing hands, using hand sanitizer and physical distancing.

FOOD SERVICE: Breakfast and Lunch

  • We will NOT have a salad bar and will only allow food service personnel to serve food on student trays.
  • Elementary students will be released for lunch one class at a time, pick up their lunches and go back to their classrooms to eat.
  • All junior high and high school students in grades 7-12 will pick up their lunches in disposable trays and go eat outside or at the high school.
  • All students will be encouraged to keep social distancing while waiting in lines.
  • There will be extensive cleaning of cafeterias and high-touch surfaces throughout the school day.

ATHLETIC PROGRAMS:

  • All athletes will have temperatures checked at school.
  • All surfaces and playing equipment will be wiped down repeatedly.
  • All athletes will have their own water bottles.
  • All IHSAA guidelines will be followed.

NOTE: Because the Covid-19 Crisis is constantly changing, we will be continually updating this plan to fit our situation here at CSD with the goal of always doing what is right for our Lumberjacks.