Re-entry Timeline Based on New Risk Decision Plan

  • The following information is dependent on current risk level decision criteria assessments and is subject to change.





    Voluntary Sports

    Currently in session


    Voluntary Reading Tutoring

    September 28

    Selected schools, Grade levels 1-2

    Elementary Schools


    Includes 3-5 Self Contained SpEd programs

    Middle Schools

    1. TBD 6th and 7th graders just entering MS

    2. TBD all MS students and Special Schools with MS/HS

    Allows time to work through elementary logistics and protocols

    High Schools



  • Re-Entry Plan Overview

    The District will phase students back into school buildings gradually starting with elementary and high-needs students. Here is the basic framework of the plan: 


    Voluntary Reading Tutoring:

    • Will begin September 28 for Grades 1 & 2 students who opt in at selected schools based on equity of access and need


    Elementary Schools: 

    • TBD


    Self-Contained Special Education Programs:

    • TBD


    Middle School*:

    • In-person classes will resume for first-year middle school students is TBD. (Grade 6 or 7 depending on the school)
    • All students will attend school five days a week for 5.5 hours each day
    • The school day will begin at 8:45 a.m. for comprehensive middle schools


    High School:

    • In-person classes will resume TBD
    • High school will continue with the quarter model
    • All students will attend school five days a week for 5.5 hours each day
    • The school day will begin at 8 a.m. for comprehensive high schools 


    Special, Alternative, and Charter Schools: 

    Since charter and special/alternative schools often have a combination of elementary and secondary grade levels, specific re-entry dates may differ. A detailed list of schools and their re-entry dates will be forthcoming.

Safety Trainings

  • If a parent, spouse or other household member that lives with a student or staff member tests positive, is this considered a confirmed case in the school?

  • If one student in a classroom tests positive for COVID-19, is everyone in that same classroom considered a close contact?

  • Will schools be notified if one of their staff or students is identified as a positive case or a close contact of someone testing positive for COVID-19?

  • If a school is notified mid-day of a positive case within a building, is the recommendation to immediately remove students from the impacted area for cleaning or wait until the end of the school day?

  • If a student who is identified as a close contact tests negative for COVID-19 during the 14-day quarantine period, can they return to school?

  • What do we do if a student has tested positive for COVID-19, but their parent refuses to obey isolation orders (i.e. continues to send the child to school despite being told not to)?

  • Will the AHD let school officials know when a student can return to school, whether they’re a close contact or a confirmed case?

  • How is a close contact determined?

  • How soon will close contacts be notified by ASD or AHD? What if someone who is considered a close contact shows up for school?

  • What should I do during the time period between when I’ve been notified of a positive case in one of my buildings and before AHD or ASD has contacted me to discuss close contacts?

  • Many people with COVID-19 are asymptomatic. Should we still screen students for temperature and symptoms?

  • Is ASD requiring students and staff to wear masks?

  • Should teachers use clear face shields in place of cloth masks, so students can pick up on facial cues and mouth formations?

  • How do we handle students who are wearing the same masks over and over without washing? Do the masks become less effective in that case?

  • Who will supply infection control materials to the schools?

  • I’ve heard that some States are requiring sentinel testing for schools. How can I learn more?

  • Will the state help school leaders communicate with their school community if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19?

  • How do we communicate with our school community while still following HIPAA and FERPA?

  • How do we best calm anxiety about returning to school?

  • Are students who are participating in distance learning still required to be vaccinated?

  • Scenario 1: Close contact with someone who has COVID-19—will not have further close contact

  • Scenario 2: I had symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19.

  • Scenario 3: I had no symptoms, but tested positive for COVID-19

  • Scenario 4: Live with someone who has COVID-19 and cannot avoid continued close contact

  • Scenario 5: I am a contact of a close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19.

  • Scenario 6: I had symptoms for a few days, but I am better now, when can I return to work?

  • Scenario 7: I am under quarantine and had additional close contact with someone who has COVID-19

  • Scenario 8: Close contact with someone who has COVID-19—live with the person but can avoid further close contact

Last Modified on November 11, 2020