2021-22 Central Academy Health and Safety Plan

  • Goals:

    1. Protect the health and safety of students and staff - physical, emotional and mental.
    2. Consistent with local health authorities’ 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.

  • Click here to see the full West Ada School Fall Reopening Plan

Facility Strategies

  • Administrator and custodian walk-through: 

    • A specified member of the administrative team will complete a building walk-through with the head custodian no less than once a week.
    • The intent of the walk-through is to identify any troublesome areas and to remedy the concern in a timely manner.

     Cleaning processes: 

    • Frequent hand washing and/or hand sanitizing is of utmost importance in preventing the spread of a communal disease.  Therefore, WASD has ensured that we have enough inventory of soap. 
    • Wall mount hand sanitizer stations have been purchased for placement in every classroom. 
    • WASD will be disinfecting daily, frequently touched surfaces such as doors and door handles, light switches, and hand railings with the Victory sprayer (an electrostatically charged sprayer) in conjunction with the chemical; BruTab 6S (Disinfectant tablet).
    • 2 times a week schools will have deeper disinfection of desktops, tables, and other surfaces tops with a chemical called SC Johnson TruShot Disinfectant. Along with this once a week locker fronts, and Locker rooms will be disinfected with the Victory Sprayer in conjunction with the BruTab 6S (Disinfectant Tablet).

     Classroom layout: 

    • Student desks will be arranged to maximize distance and minimize face to face contact.
    • Nonessential items will be removed once the administrator walk-through has happened.

     Library use, access and furniture: 

    • The use of the library will be allowed by a maximum of one class at a time.
    • All physical distancing and guidelines are in effect during use.
    • 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)
      • Library desk
      • Nurses office
      • Select offices of at-risk employees

Operations Strategies

  • Bell Schedule: 

    • Portions of the 2021-2022 bell schedule will be altered however, each class period will continue to be 80-90 minutes in length.
    • Protocols will be followed that allow for maximum physical distancing.

     School Arrival: 

    • We will have an administrator or designee stationed at the bus loop providing the guidance to release students off the bus at the appropriate time.
    • 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 required to appropriately walk through the building.
    • We are asking that students arrive no sooner than 7:30am. In the instances when students arrive prior to the specified arrival time, they will be required to go directly to the cafeteria. Appropriate physical distancing is expected.     
    • Staff will verbally prompt/remind students to sanitize hands.

     School Departure: 

    • The students will be released at the end of the day according to the location of their classroom

      Student movement: 

    • The students are to move through the building and adhere to physical distancing protocols.
    • Students will be prompted to sanitize hands upon entering and exiting classrooms.

     Entrances and Exits: 

    • The school will provide the specific doors that will be used for all foot traffic based on the need.

     Release/transition times: 

    • 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.

     Breakfast: 

    • Students will be allowed to retrieve breakfast items upon entering the building in the morning
    • All physical distancing protocols will be followed.
    • The school nutrition staff and the building administration will coordinate the development of a plan that is suitable for the limited amount of time the students will have to consume their food (30 minute lunch).  

     Lunch: 

    • Students who leave campus during lunch must do so in a timely manner.
    • To provide as much physical distancing as possible, students that choose to eat in the cafeteria will be expected to be seated with no more than 8 students per table. 
    • We will also allow students to sit along the wall in the main hallway.
    • Teachers may choose to allow a minimal number of students to eat in their classroom under their supervision. During the lunch break, students may congregate in the hallways so long as physical distancing protocols are followed. 
    • During the warmer months and when weather conditions allow, students will be encouraged to be outside during lunch and to follow social distancing protocols.
    • Students who eat lunch off campus will return to the building no sooner than 11:35.
    • At the end of lunch, students will go immediately to their next class and line up in single file, 6 ft. apart or enter the classroom.
    • 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 limited amount of time the students will have to consume their food.
    • All students will be reminded to wash their hands and use the available hand sanitizer prior to eating their lunch.  

    Performance-based courses: 

    • The administration will work closely with the Physical Education teacher to create as much physical distancing space as possible while the students are all in one location.
    • All non-essential items will be removed from the classrooms and students will be spread out as much as possible.
    • Teachers will have the opportunity to arrange for classes to be held outside.

     School lockers:  

    • Lockers will not be assigned during the 21-22 school year unless requested by an individual student..
    • Backpacks will be permitted in the classroom during the 2021-2022 school year unless the space is small and the backpacks
      overwhelm the classroom space.

     Device management: 

     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.

     Student tech aides:

    • The administration will work closely with the District Network Tech to create a process that allows for quick troubleshooting of minor issues.

Student Strategies

  •  Return to school:

    • The staff will will engage students in an onboarding process to welcome and celebrate the students back to school.
    • The counseling department will create protocols for the students to follow if there is any discomfort about being in the school.

     Physical distancing:

    • Students are expected to follow the physical distancing guidelines to the best of their ability.
    • 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:  

    • Frequent hand washing and/or hand sanitizing is of utmost importance in preventing the spread of COVID. 
    • Wall mount hand sanitizer stations have been purchased for placement in every classroom.

     Cough:

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

     Mask use:

    • Students are expected to wear masks. If there is an extenuating circumstance that calls for a student to not wear a mask, it is the responsibility of the student and/or family to make the administration aware of the request. Students will be reminded to keep the face covering or face mask over their nose and mouth and to not touch it with their hands. Students
      who have an opt-out form on file are exempt from mask use.

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 is requested to provide this information to the attendance secretary.

     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/guardians are encouraged to wait outside when picking up their child.
    • When the need to enter the school exists, the parent/guardian will be restricted to the office area.
    • During the 2021-2022 school year parent/guardian drop-ins will be discouraged..
    • Parents will request an appointment when it is necessary to meet in person with school personnel.
    • A Teams meeting or phone conference is the most desirable manner to hold a parent/guardian meeting.  

      How to help:

    • 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.
    • Masks are strongly encouraged.

Staff Strategies

  • Return to work:

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

     Physical distancing:

    • All staff members are expected to follow the physical distancing guidelines to the best of their ability.
    • The expectations are that staff members stand no closer than 6 feet from another person for more than 15 minutes.
    • 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 utmost importance in the prevention of the spread of COVID. 
    • Wall mount hand sanitizer stations have been purchased for placement in every classroom.

     Cough:

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

     Mask use:

    • Teachers will support the students in the proper use of the mask as well as demonstrate their awareness of how they respond when properly wearing a mask.

     Common places expectations:

    Staff meetings:

    • All staff meetings will be held in person.
    • When we meet in person, there will be prep period meetings and proper physical distancing will be in effect.

     Lounge:

    • The staff lounge will not be available other than for quick access to the appliances and refrigerator.

     Copy room:

    • Proper physical distancing is a must while in the copy room.

     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 will be discouraged during the 2021-2022 school year unless specific arrangements are made between the teacher and the administration.

Other Consideration Strategies

  • Orientation:

    • Parents/guardians and students that desire to visit the school in person, can do so by appointment only during the
      2021-2022 school year.

     Assemblies:

    • School assemblies will be kept to a minimum and students will be required to socially distance to the best of their
      ability

     Parent-Teacher Conferences:

    • Parent/Guardian-Teacher conferences will be held via Teams or over the phone and by appointment only.
    • Each appointment will last approximately 5 minutes.
    • Conferences needing more than 5 minutes will be rescheduled during a coordinated time between the parent and teacher.

     Prom:

    • To be determined by West Ada School District

     Graduation:

    • Thursday, May 26th, 2022 @ 4:30pm at CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL (Performing Arts Center)