- In all four of our school buildings our students will follow a 2 day in-person/3 day remote schedule. By family groups, our students will return to school and will follow a Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday in-person schedule (referred to throughout the plan as a 2/1/2 Plan–representing two days of in-person/1 day of remote/2 days of in-person for teachers). All students will be learning remotely on Wednesday and on their non in-person instructional days. Teachers will have half of their students on Monday/Tuesday and the other half on Thursday/Friday. This allows for social distancing guidelines to be followed, every day, in every classroom. We will continue with the 2/1/2 Learning Plan until we are able to return all students to full in-person instruction or are instructed to go to full remote learning. We will constantly reevaluate, and make decisions on a monthly basis, given the rate of infection within our region of NY and within our own community, following the executive orders of the governor and all DOH/CDC guidance.
For the first week of school, due to the Labor Day Holiday, the Purple Group will attend in-person on Thursday, 9/10/2020 with the Gold Group in-person on Friday, 9/11/2020. This allows all of our students and teachers to meet in-person before remote learning begins the following week. The schedule will be clearly labeled on the district’s school calendar that will be sent to our families in August.
Our Purple Group will come in on Thursday, September 10 and the Gold Group will come in on Friday, September 11, 2020.
2. All students and staff are provided with two washable face coverings per person and all classrooms are set up to follow social distancing guidelines with 6 feet between seating to allow for masks to be removed at the teacher’s direction with consideration for the student’s comfort level when following social distancing within classrooms. Teachers will provide face covering breaks at their discretion. Face coverings will be required by ALL INDIVIDUALS in common areas, on school buses, and any time 6 feet of social distancing is not possible.
Face coverings must be cleaned or replaced after use or when damaged or soiled, may not be shared, and should be properly stored or discarded. An information page of how to wear and care for a face covering will be provided. This will include:
- How to Wear Face Covering Appropriately
- How to Put On/Remove Face Covering
- Proper Care of Face Coverings
We will obtain and maintain adequate supplies of face coverings for all school staff, students who forget their masks, and PPE for use by school health professionals. Teachers will have ample additional disposable masks provided to them.
- We have a written protocol for staff to observe for signs of illness in students and staff and to require symptomatic persons to be sent to the school nurse. The written protocol follows for daily temperature screenings of all students and staff, along with a daily questionnaire for faculty and staff and periodic use of the questionnaire for students.
- All required and standard operations and procedures for school safety drills will be conducted, following social distancing modifications to the extent possible. This will include fire (evacuation) drills and lockdown drills as required by Education law and regulations and the Fire Code. Drills will be conducted without exceptions.
- The COVID-19 Coordinator whose responsibilities include continuous compliance with all aspects of our reopening plan, as well as any phased-in reopening activities necessary to allow for operational issues to be resolved before activities return to normal or “new normal” levels for Springville-Griffith Institute is Kimberly Moritz, Superintendent of Schools.
- We will provide accommodations to all students and staff who are at high risk of contracting the virus or live with a person at high risk.
To receive accommodations for a high risk student, contact the building principal about a 504 Plan for your child as soon as possible. Medically vulnerable/high risk persons may not be able to maintain social distancing, hand or respiratory hygiene, or wear a face covering or a mask. It is important for parents to work with their child’s health care providers and the school to best meet the child’s needs while protecting their health and safety. To learn more about Section 504 Plans: http://www.ldonline.org/article/6108.
For high risk staff who may need added or alternative provisions, please consult with your healthcare provider and contact the district clerk regarding possible FMLA needs or necessary accommodations. Individual plans will be developed in conjunction with the employee and medical providers for those who qualify as a vulnerable adult. All applicable laws and contractual rights will be addressed during this process.
7. Our protocol also includes a health screening for visitors to a building, but visitors will be reduced to the extent possible as follows.
- Visitors will follow the six-foot social distancing mandate and follow regulations for wearing face coverings to limit the spread of illness while on site.
- Nonessential visitors will be limited to all district buildings, including school buildings, district offices and facilities.
- When possible, parent meetings and other meetings will be held as phone/virtual conferences. In person meetings must be scheduled in advance. Please call to make an appointment.
- There will be no permits issued for inside building use. Outside use will be through permit only. Only activities approved by the State will be allowed and must adhere to all CDC and DOH requirements.
- The use of shared writing utensils and clipboards for sign-in will be minimized. Shared items will be disinfected between use.
- When necessary, a protective barrier will be provided for reception areas. Social distancing makers will be placed.
- Reception seating areas will be limited and set up to allow for social distancing.
- Health Screenings: Families are a critical part of keeping everyone safe. Families must follow our protocol to observe for illness in their children, requiring students to stay home based on this protocol. Families will be responsible for completing the Student Daily Health-Screening Questionnaire before allowing your child to take district transportation or to come to school. We trust our families as a part of the parental responsibility to attend to the health and welfare of your child each and every morning. As an additional safeguard, we will have staff stationed at the entrances to our schools during bus unloading to temp check students as is possible and at our parent drop off. If symptomatic as per the following questionnaire or protocols that follow, keep your child at home.
COVID-19 Student Daily Health-Screening Questionnaire
STUDENT Name: ___________________________________
PARENT/GUARDIAN Name: _____________________________________
|1.) Have you or a member of your household tested positive for, or had a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?||_______/||_______|
|2.) Are you experiencing any COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms such as (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea?)||_______/||_______|
|3.) Does your child have a temperature of 100 degrees or greater this morning?||_______/||_______|
|4.) Are you or any member of your household under active quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure? Have you been in contact with anyone who has a confirmed case of, or has been exposed to COVID-19?||_______/||_______|
|5.) Have you traveled outside the U.S. or to a prohibited state within the past 14 days?||_______/||_______|
If you have answered “YES” to any of questions 1-5 above please:
- Do not place your child on the bus
- Do not enter any school buildings
- Immediately notify your child’s school nurse
❏ I have reviewed and accurately answered “NO” to all of the questions above
Parent/Guardian Signature:____________________________ Date:______