Safe Return to In-Person Instruction Plan

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    Safe Return to In-Person Instruction Plan


Summary:

  • Below is a summary of COVID-19 protocols West Ada School District plans to follow
    for the 2021-22 school year. 

    Click here for more details regarding the Mask Optional Update 

    *Click here to schedule a COVID-19 Rapid Test at the District Office Drive-Up Testing station.

     

    Facemask IconFace Masks  

    West Ada is currently mask optional.

    Centers for Disease Control has issued a public health order requiring masks to be worn while on public transportation, this includes school buses. We must comply with a public health order.


    Effective January 25, 2022, parents/guardians will no longer be notified if a confirmed positive case was present in one or more of their student's classrooms, when that positive case was infectious.

    Parents/guardians are encouraged to continue to take precautions and monitor their children for COVID-19-like symptoms, keeping students home when symptomatic. 
    Exposure

    Exposure/Quarantine 

    School Based Exposure - These are individuals who were identified as an exposure to a positive individual in the classroom setting. As of October 14 we are no longer identifying school based exposures.

    Community and Household ExposuresFor community exposures (sleepovers, club sports, weddings, funerals, etc.) or household exposures (someone in your household tests positive). 

    Fully Vaccinated AND Asymptomatic Individuals 

    *Individuals under 18 having received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine are considered fully vaccinated. 

      • Do not need to quarantine after providing proof of vaccination status to the school
      • Must wear a mask during the 10-day quarantine unless the exposure tests negative after 72 hours then they can discontinue wearing the mask 
      • If symptoms develop, quarantine, and see a health care provider

    Unvaccinated or Not Fully Vaccinated AND Asymptomatic Individuals

    If you are 18 years of age and over and have completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted OR completed the primary series of Johnson & Johnson over 2 months ago and are not boosted OR are unvaccinated and have remained asymptomatic: 

      • Must quarantine for 5 days
      • If possible test on day 5 from last date of exposure*   
        • If you receive a negative test may return on day 6 
        • If you receive a positive test, quarantine, see a health care provider
      • You must wear a mask for the 10-day quarantine

    Please utilize the following resources to calculate your quarantine period length and notify your child's school of absence: 

    Primary care provider or testing organization where you received positive test results

    Central District Health COVID19 Calculator: Central District Health (idaho.gov) 

    *West Ada offers free rapid test appointments at the District Office, Monday - Thursdays (weather permitting and based on test availability)



    VaccinationCOVID-19 Vaccinations
     

    Students and staff in West Ada School District are not required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Individual choices regarding vaccinations should be respected.  We encourage families to study vaccine recommendations, discuss it with their health care provider and choose what they believe is best for their family. 



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    West Ada School District’s data dashboard webpage provides parents and staff with information about school and district COVID-19 cases. Positive cases reflect those students and staff who were infectious only while attending in-person school. The data regarding quarantines in a building reflects those individuals in quarantine due to being a close contact with an infectious individual at school. 

    Click here to go to the Covid Dashboard page.

    This data is not meant to replicate the existing data from other agencies which can be found about COVID-19 cases in the communities we serve. 

    This data started being collected on August 26, 2021.    


    Issolation
    Isolation For Those Who Test Positive 
     

    Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate for 10 days from date of test or onset of symptoms.

    • Individuals may leave isolation on day 6 if they are currently asymptomatic without fever for 24 hours (without fever reducing medications)
    • Days 6-10 they must wear a mask when not in isolation
    • If symptoms develop within 10 days, isolate

     



    SymptomsSymptoms/Illness
     

    Students, teachers, and staff should stay home when exhibiting the following symptoms:

    • Fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit) - without having to take any fever-reducing medication, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen
    • New loss of smell or taste
    • Cough
    • Muscle aches
    • Sore throat
    • Shortness of breath
    • Chills
    • New or unusual headache
    • Extreme fatigue
    • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or loss of appetite
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • One or more of these symptoms is a new onset or an increase in severity

    If you have symptoms, quarantine for 5-days. If your symptoms are improving and you have been fever free for the last 24 hours without fever reducing medication, you may return on day 6. You may resume your usual activities but should continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days as well as take precautions to reduce the risk including social distancing and frequent handwashing. Consult your healthcare provider about vaccination for COVID-19 if you have not already received vaccine.

    OR 

    Once symptoms have improved for 72 hours and without fever for 24 hours (without fever reducing medications) individuals may return with a negative test. Testing must be done 72 hours after onset of symptoms  

    *West Ada offers free rapid test appointments at the District Office, Monday - Thursdays (weather permitting and based on test availability)

     



    Classroom DeskIn the Classroom

    • Teachers and students should sanitize their hands upon entering the classroom. Building custodians will check wall mounted hand sanitizer dispensers daily to check levels and replace cartridges. Teachers are responsible for requesting individual bottles of hand sanitizer from administration.
    • Student desks should be distanced as much as possible, at least three (3) to six (6) feet apart is ideal.
    • Remind students NOT TO SHARE laptops or computer keyboards, drinks, food, snacks, writing utensils, tissues, face masks, make-up, chapstick, eating utensils, musical instruments, or personal items.
    • Frequently touched items will be cleaned more often.
    • You can learn more on this page Modifying Facilities


    LaptopRemote Learning Opportunities
     

    If your child has an illness, injury, or is in quarantine, West Ada School District will utilize the following protocols to ensure your student receives classroom instruction:  

    • Classroom assignments and resources will be available to students through Microsoft Teams or SeeSaw 
    • Each building will utilize a consistent Microsoft Teams/See Saw structure to support student access at home 
    • Synchronous learning opportunities will be provided for students during direct classroom instruction through Microsoft Teams 
    • Assessments/testing will be taken in the building 

     

Acknowledgement:

  • West Ada School District Board of Trustees 

    • Lori Frasure – Trustee – Zone 1 
    • Amy Johnson – Trustee – Zone 2 
    • Angie Redford – Trustee – Zone 3 
    • Rusty Coffelt - Trustee - Zone 4
    • Rene Ozuna – Trustee – Zone 5 

    West Ada School District Executive Team 

    • Superintendent – Dr. Derek Bub
    • Deputy Superintendent – Bret Heller
    • Chief Academic Officer – Marcus Myers
    • Chief Operations Officer – Jonathan Gillen
    • North Region Director – Geoff Stands
    • South Region Director – Buffy Roberts
    • East Region Director – Lisa Hahle
    • West Region Director – David Moser
    • Chief Human Resources Officer – David Roberts
    • Chief Technology Officer – Devan Delashmutt
    • Chief Communication Officer – Char Jackson

Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan Checklist

  • As required by the Idaho State Department of Education


    LEA # and Name:
      West Ada, Joint School District No. 2


    DATE LEA’s 2020-2021 or most current Back-to-School Plan was approved by the local school board:
      January 24, 2022


    Website link to the LEA’s Back-to-School Plan and the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan Checklist:  
      Https://www.westada.org/2021-In-PersonInstructionPlan 

Table 1: Mitigation Strategies Information Required to be Included in LEA’s Plan

Table 2: NARRATIVE Information Required to be Included in LEA’s Plan

Assurances


  • By August 2, 2021, each LEA must publicly post its Back-to-School plan and the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction with the Continuity of Services Plan Checklist. LEAs are required to review and revise their Back-to-School / Safe Return to In-Person Instruction Plan with meaningful stakeholder input no less frequently than every 6 months for the duration of the ARP ESSER grant, September 30, 2023.

    Check the box that fits your LEA’s situation to determine the revision date for the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan.  Only check one of the following boxes.


    1.     ☐

    The LEA developed a Back-to-School plan before ARP ESSER was enacted (March 11, 2021) but the plan is missing some required elements as determined by one or more “No” responses in Table 1 or Table 2 or the Assurances section. The LEA must revise its plan to include all required elements no later than six months after it last reviewed its plan OR by November 24, 2021, whichever date is earlier.  After that, review and revise the Plan, if necessary, with meaningful input from stakeholders every six months for the duration of the ARP ESSER grant, September 30, 2023.   The revised plan must be published on the LEA’s website.


    2.     ☐

    The LEA does not have a Back-to-School plan.  By August 2, 2021, the LEA must develop a Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan and include all of the requirements identified in the Checklist.  Email the URL where the plan is posted on the LEA’s website by August 2, 2021 to Lisa English at lenglish@sde.idaho.gov.   Review and revise the Plan, if necessary, with meaningful input from stakeholders every six months for the duration of the ARP ESSER grant, September 30, 2023.


    3.    

    The LEA developed a Back-to-School plan either before or after ARP ESSER was enacted (March 11, 2021) and that plan was developed with meaningful stakeholder feedback and public input and includes all the required information as determined by all “Yes” responses in Table 1, and Table 2, and the Assurances section of this checklist. Post the Back-to-School plan and the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan Checklist by August 2, 2021. Review and revise the Plan, if necessary, with meaningful input from stakeholders every six months for the duration of the ARP ESSER grant, September 30, 2023.   Post the revised plan on the LEA’s website. 


    Signatures:

    Superintendent/Charter Administrator Printed Name:  (Signature on File)

    Dr. Derek Bub, Superintendent - 07/29/21 & 11/19/21 & 1/25/2022

    Local Board of Trustees, President’s Printed Name: (Signature on File)

    Rusy Coffelt, West Ada Board Chairman -  01/25/22


     

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