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.

     

    Re-entry

    Timeline

    Notes

    Voluntary Sports

    Currently in session

     

    Voluntary Reading Tutoring

    September 28

    Selected schools, Grade levels 1-2

    Elementary Schools

    PreK-2 November 16

    All other grades TBD

    Includes Pre-K-12 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

    January 4

    Coincides with start of 2nd semester

  • 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: 

    • On Nov. 16, we will begin in-person school for all Pre-K through Grade 2 students as well as self-contained special education students in Pre-K through Grade 6. Our return to in-person school will be five days a week, five-and-a-half hours per day, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Additionally, the Whaley School will open for all students on Nov. 16 from 8:10 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. These students are best served by face-to-face, fundamental skill instruction and are most adaptable to the necessary health and safety protocols.

    When in-person classes do resume for other Elementary grades:

    • All students will attend school five days a week for 5.5 hours each day (no alphabet-based cohorts)
      • Preschoolers will attend at a different time/frequency, more info to come
    • The school day will begin at 9:30 a.m. for comprehensive elementary schools

     

    Self-Contained Special Education Programs:

    • On Nov. 16, we will begin in-person school for all self-contained special education students in Pre-K through Grade 6. Our return to in-person school will be five days a week, five-and-a-half hours per day, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Additionally, the Whaley School will open for all students on Nov. 16 from 8:10 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. These students are best served by face-to-face, fundamental skill instruction and are most adaptable to the necessary health and safety protocols.

     

    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 January 4, 2021
    • Coincides with the start of the second semester
    • 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

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