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This model represents a return to the school campus and the classroom where students will interact directly with their teacher(s) and classmates.  If an option is not selected in Focus for your student, then this will be the default selection.  The school day will follow the standard bell times and standard schedule that includes all the core classes and other subject areas.  In short, it represents a return to the traditional school environment – with several significant changes involving enhanced health and safety precautions.

Our goal is to create an environment that provides an opportunity for students to return to the traditional school experience while providing effective safeguards to protect the health and safety of students and staff.

Public Health Actions on Every Campus

  • Practice safe social distancing to the greatest extent possible
  • Post signage and provide lessons to strongly encourage frequent hand washing and hygiene practices
  • Ensure hand sanitizer is available throughout the campus
  • Increase cleaning protocols throughout each campus, including replacing air filters more frequently
  • Limit group gatherings
  • Face coverings will be worn in district facilities as directed by staff and instructional leaders.  If a situation arises whereas a student, member of staff, or a visitor is not wearing, or is incapable of wearing a face covering, such individual may be assisted or guided by appropriate authorities within the district to undertake alternative, reasonable and accommodating actions to protect self and others.
  • Expect symptom screening for all staff and students
  • Ensure any staff or students who exhibit symptoms are not at school or in the workplace
  • Water fountains will be retrofitted to fill water bottles
  • Efforts will be made to limit/reduce transitions (student movement) where possible 

School Bus Safety

  • School bus operators, school bus assistants, and students will all be encouraged to wear face coverings on the bus
  • Hand sanitizer will be available on all buses for students and staff use
  • All buses will undergo disinfection of commonly touched surfaces at least twice per day, as per district guidelines

At the elementary school level, we are creating a cohort isolation model, where students will spend time on campus with the group of students in their class, including in the classroom, the cafeteria, the media center, and the playground. Interaction with students from other classes will be limited to the greatest extent possible.  If a student displays symptoms of illness, it will likely impact their cohort classmates, and not the entire school, in terms of quarantine or other interventions.

At the secondary level, each school will have a customized plan to discourage large gatherings of students in hallways and common areas, using clear communication and signage to reinforce the message. The number of students allowed in the cafeteria, media center, and gymnasiums will be significantly reduced to the extent possible.  Extracurricular activities will resume and will adhere to recommendations from the CDC and the state.

The information on this page is subject to change and will be reevaluated as often as necessary.