21-22 CHS Health and Safety Plan

  • Goals:

    1. Protect the health and safety of students and staff - physical, emotional and mental.  
    2. Consistent with local school board recommendations.
    3. Guaranteed and viable curriculum for all students and schools.  
    4. Adaptability and flexibility with evolution of COVID 19.  
    5. Emphasize a culture of personal accountability and high integrity
    6. Encourage predictable patterns of behavior 
    7. Limit Interactions & Isolate groups as much as possible.  The more proactive and self-contained plans are, the least impact a building will have when they have a positive case.  When there is a positive case does the plan and effective implementation of the plan result in remote learning for an impacted classroom, grade, POD, school vs multiple schools and/or entire District. 
  • Click here to see the full West Ada School District Fall Reopening Plan

Facility Strategies

  • Administrator and custodian walk-through: 

    • A specified member of the administrative team will complete a building walk-through biweekly.
    • The intent of the walk-through is to identify any troublesome areas and to remedy the concern in a timely manner.

     

    Cleaning schedule and processes: 

    • Frequent hand washing and/or hand sanitizing is aides in preventing the spread of COVID. Therefore, WASD has ensured that we have enough inventory of cleaning agents.
    • Wall mount hand sanitizer stations have been placed in every classroom. 
    • WASD will be disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.

     

    Classroom layout: 

    • Each teacher will maintain a classroom map illustrating appropriate seating arrangements. Seating charts will be available upon request.
    • When class size allow, teacher will attempt to arrange student desks for social distancing and minimize face to face contact.
    • All nonessential items will be removed once the administrator walk-through has happened. Examples of nonessential items are those that have no instructional, learning, or job-related purpose. 

     

    Elimination of non-essential items in the classroom:

    • All non-essential items such as chairs, couches, or other furniture will be removed. Personal refrigerators are permitted for teacher use only.

     

    Library use, access and furniture: 

    • When possible, physical distancing and guidelines are in effect during use.
    • Access to the library will be on a limited basis.
    • Only a certain number of students will be allowed in the library during lunch.
    • All cloth furniture, and difficult furniture to clean will be used on a limited basis, or will not be accessible, during the 2021-2022 school year.

     

    Signage:

    • Physical distancing signage or markings that serve as reminders have been placed on the floors in the following areas:
    • Main office lobby (include portable plexiglass barrier)
    • Counseling office lobby and the College/Career Center (include portable plexiglass barrier)
    • Bookkeeping office (include portable plexiglass barrier)
    • Library desk (include portable plexiglass barrier)
    • Select offices of at-risk employees
    • Directional expectations in the hallway will be clearly communicated. Students will walk down the righthand side of the hallway.

     

    Classroom cleaning routines: 

    • Computer labs will solely be used for academic classes.
    • Classroom cleaning routines will be established by the teacher ensuring the students sanitize classroom devices at the end of each period.
    • Students will use the hand sanitizer immediately upon entering the classroom and will sanitize their workstation as a regularly scheduled task when directed by the teacher.

Operations Strategies

  • Bell Schedule: 

    • High school bell schedule will remain the same for the 2021-22 school year.

     

    Beginning and end of day: 

    • Per Cascade Transportation, students riding the bus are required to wear masks.
    • All bus riding students will enter the building using the designated entrance.
    • All dropped off students will enter through the main doors of the school.
    • The walking and bike riding students will enter through the main doors of the school.
    • Student drivers will park in designated areas, exit their cars and enter the main front doors.
    • Regardless of how the student arrives at school, once they are in the building, they will be encouraged to appropriately walk through the building (using the right side of the hallway).
    • We are asking that students arrive no sooner than 7:10am on school days. In the instances when students arrive prior to the specified arrival time, they will be expected to go directly to the cafeteria.  Appropriate physical distancing is expected, where possible.     
    • Staff will encourage students sanitize hands.

         

    Release/transition times: 

    • Passing periods will be 5 minutes and students will walk on the right side of the hallway.   
    • Students will exit using the nearest doors.
    • Staff members will be in the hallway during the transitions to support and reinforce the protocols.
    • Students are expected to immediately report to their next period without congregating in the halls.

     

    Breakfast: 

    • Students will be allowed to retrieve breakfast items upon entering the building in the morning, eat, and then report to their 1st period class.
    • Physical distancing protocols are expected, where possible.
    • The school nutrition staff and the building administration will coordinate the development of a plan that is suitable for the amount of time the students will have to consume their food.  

     

    Lunch: 

    • Students who leave campus during lunch must do so in a timely manner using the nearest exit.
    • Sophomore students are permitted to leave campus ONLY with a completed parental consent form on file.
    • In an effort to physically distance, and where possible, students that choose to eat in the cafeteria will be expected to be seated with a limited number of students per table.
    • Students will be permitted to sit along the walls through the hallways of the school while maintaining appropriate distancing.
    • Teachers may choose to allow a minimal number of students to eat in their classroom under their direct supervision.
    • During the warmer months and when weather conditions allow, students will be encouraged to be outside during lunch and to follow social distancing protocols.
    • At the end of lunch, students will go immediately to their next class.
    • Staff members will be present to support and reinforce gathering of students and the movement through the building.
    • The school nutrition staff and the building administration will coordinate the development of a plan that is suitable for the amount of time the students will have to consume their food.
    • All students will be reminded to use the available hand sanitizer prior to eating their lunch.  

     

    PE lockers: 

    • The students will first report to the gymnasium for attendance.
    • Students are encouraged to come to class in their workout clothes. If students need to change, they will be released to the locker rooms after attendance is taken.
    • The attendance routines will support the physical distancing expectations.
    • Cardiovascular cool down period will be provided prior to entering the locker room.
    • Students will make an effort to social distance in the locker rom.
    • The teacher will release the students to dress down at the end of the period, if necessary.

     

    Device management:  

    • Distribution:
      • All schools will have a device distribution plan
    • Insurance:
      • All schools will have a process to offer and track insurance.
    • Maintenance:
      • All schools will have a plan to maintain and support the devices which will include the student tech aides.
    • Tech aides:
      • The administration will work closely with the District Network Tech and the tech aides to create a process that allows for quick troubleshooting of minor issues. The tech aides will primarily work from the library and will be “on call” to provide support in the library every period of the school day. 

Student Strategies

  • Ongoing training:  

    • A series of videos explaining the expectations for physical distancing, hand hygiene, coughing and mask use will be created that will serve as reminders for the students.

     

    Physical distancing: 

    • Students are asked to follow the physical distancing guidelines to the best of their ability.
    • When possible, students are to stand no closer than 6 feet from another person for more than 15 seconds.
    • Floor markers and standing signs will be appropriately placed throughout the school reminding the students to stand at least 6 feet away from another person whenever possible.
    • All staff members will provide support and reinforcement of the desired behavior.

     

    Hand cleaning:   

    • Wall mount hand sanitizer stations have been placed in every classroom.
    • Students are encouraged to sanitize hands when entering the classroom.

     

    Cough: 

    • Students will be reminded to cough into their upper arm and away from others at all times.
    • Students are expected to report having a cough to their parents and school nurse if the cough recently developed.

     

    Mask use:

    • Masks are recommended this school year.

Parent Strategies

  • Reporting student absences

    • Parents will report an absence by calling the schools absence phone number.
    • In the case that a student has contracted the virus, the parent or guardian is requested to provide this information to the School Nurse, immediately.

     

    Student drop off & pick up: 

    • Parents are requested to exclusively use the designated drop off & pickup location before and after school.

     

    Building access and visitation:  

    • Parents will be asked to wait outside when picking up their child.
    • When the need to enter the school exists, the parent will be restricted to the designated meeting area.
    • During the 2021-2022 school year no parent drop-ins will be permitted.
    • Parents will request an appointment when it is necessary to meet in person with school personnel.
    • Masks will be recommended when entering the building.
    • Visitors will not be permitted during the school day.
    • A Teams meeting or phone conference is the most desirable manner to hold a parent meeting.  

     

    How to help from home:

    • Continue to monitor your child’s physical condition.
    • If your child is sick, please keep them home.
    • Similar to the school environment, it is imperative that the home is kept as clean as possible and proper hygiene protocols are followed.
    • An isolation room (conference room) will be provided for student(s) who shows mild symptoms and needs to be picked up.
    • Masks are optional, but encouraged.

Staff Strategies

  • Return to work: 

    • At the beginning staff meeting, all members will review this plan and discuss methods to maintain communication with the students, parents and staff.

     

    Physical distancing: 

    • All staff members are asked to follow the physical distancing guidelines to the best of their ability.
    • When possible, staff members are to stand no closer than 6 feet from another person for more than 15 seconds.
    • Floor markers and standing signs will be appropriately placed throughout the school reminding the students to stand at least 6 feet away from another person whenever possible.

     

    Hand cleaning:   

    • Frequent hand washing and/or hand sanitizing is of upmost importance in the prevention of the spread of COVID. 
    • Wall mount hand sanitizer stations have been placed in every classroom.

     

    Cough: 

    • Staff will be reminded to cough into their upper arm and away from others at all time.
    • Staff is encouraged to monitor their physical feelings and to stay home if needed.

     

    Mask use:

    • Wearing a mask while on campus or at school sponsored events is optional, but recommended.

     

    Common places expectations: 

    Staff meetings: 

    • All staff meetings will follow social distancing recommendations.

     

    Copy room/ Staff Lounge: 

    • Proper physical distancing is recommend while in the copy room and staff lounge.

     

    Substitute & volunteers:  

    • The substitutes will be provided a copy of the highlights of the Building Health and Safety plan and reminded of the expectations at the time of check-in.
    • Volunteers and guest speakers including recruitment personnel will be discouraged during the 2021-2022 school year unless specific arrangements are made between the teacher and the administration.

     

    • Other Considerations
      • Orientation
      • Assemblies
      • Parent-Teacher Conferences
      • Dances

Other Consideration Strategies

  • Orientation: 

    • Will be decided by the individual school and will follow social distancing protocols.

     

    Assemblies: 

    • School assemblies during the 2021-2022 school year are tentative.

     

    Parent-Teacher Conferences: 

    • Parent-Teacher conferences will be the week of October 18th. Format for conferences is TBD.

     

    Dances: 

    • Dances for the 2021-2022 school year are tentative.

     

    Drinking Fountains

    • Drinking fountain use for the 2021-22 school year are TBD. Water bottle fill stations will be available.

     

    Vending Machines

    • Vending machines will be stocked as needed by Northwest Vending.