20-21 Seven Oaks Health and Safety Plan
Please see the WASD Website for the latest masking information and other related information.
- Protect the health and safety of students and staff - physical, emotional, and mental
- Consistent with local health authorities’ recommendations
- Guaranteed and viable curriculum for all students and schools
- Adaptability and flexibility with evolution of COVID 19
- Emphasize a culture of personal accountability and high integrity
- Encourage predictable patterns of behavior
- Limit Interactions & Isolate groups as much as possible. The more proactive and self-contained plans are, the less 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.
Administrator and custodian walk-through:
- The administrator will complete a building walk-through with the head custodian no less than twice a week.
- The intent of the walk-through is to identify any troublesome areas and to remedy the concern in a timely manner.
- Frequent hand washing and/or hand sanitizing is of upmost importance in the spread of COVID. 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 a deeper disinfection of desktops, tables, and other surfaces tops with a chemical called SC Johnson TruShot Disinfectant. Along with this 2 times a week, student cubbies will be disinfected with the Victory Sprayer in conjunction with the BruTab 6S (Disinfectant Tablet).
- Classroom desks will be sanitized at the end of each day.
- All classrooms will be arranged to maximize the spacing between student .
- The students will be facing in the same direction or will be placed in pods for maximum use of space.
- Classroom tables will need to meet social distancing guidelines (3-6 feet) between students when possible.
- 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.
- Students will minimize interactions within 6-ft for no longer than 15 minutes, when possible.
Library use, access and furniture:
- The school librarian will be taking age-appropriate books to the preschool classrooms to be checked out.
- The school librarian will teach her curriculum in the library, using floor markings to indicate social distancing.
- All physical distancing and guidelines are in effect during use.
- Access to the library will be designated by school special schedules. One class at a time will be in the library.
- Library will be closed during recesses until further notice.
- Books will be set aside for two to three days after check-in and the covers will be wiped down with disinfectant.
- The administration and the library staff will eliminate 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.
Computer lab use and cleaning:
- The computer lab will be used for instruction.
- Students will use the hand sanitizer immediately upon entering and exiting the classroom and will use the sanitizing wipes on their workstation as a regularly scheduled task when directed by the teacher.
Schools will determine how best to use the district purchased plexiglass barriers and can purchase their own barriers to support their plan.
- 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 (include portable plexiglass barrier)
- Nurse’s office
- Select offices of at-risk employees
- Plexiglass barriers will be placed in areas with high numbers of contact with a wide variety of individuals or where needed due to service provided such as: Main Office, Nurse’s Office, Librarian’s Desk, Speech/Language Office, Special Education, At-risk employee’s desk.
- Student arrival/dismissal will follow school-wide schedule.
- Upon arrival, students will go to their designated playgrounds.
- Recess areas will be designated according to grade levels.
- Students will have the option to wear face masks during arrival/dismissal/recess.
- Students will place personal belongings (backpacks, coats, lunch boxes) against the wall next to their classroom doors.
- If your child is riding the bus, your child must wear a mask on the bus per CDH mandate.
Office/Check In-Out Areas:
- Tardy/late students will enter through the main office doors and check-in using the typical processes.
- Students will wash/sanitize hands prior to entering the building, past the front office area.
- Accompanying parents/guardians will remain in the main office area.
- Student walkway/hallway transitions will ensure safe distancing between classes.
- Students will avoid congregating and/or stopping in walkways/hallways.
- Students will observe visual markers and signage that direct traffic flow in walkways/hallways.
- Students will maintain the 3–6-foot distancing protocol.
- All students will hand wash after using the restroom.
- Restroom will be limited to the number of stalls available within the bathrooms.
- Teacher will monitor a check in/check out system with bathroom use.
- Expectations and universal precaution signage will be posted at student restrooms entry/exit.
- Students are required to wear a mask, unless parents complete an Opt Out form.
- Students will use hand sanitizer as they enter the classroom and frequently as per teacher instruction or personal preference.
- Students will use their own personal supplies and will keep them separate from other student supplies.
- Students will be assigned classroom supplies (manipulatives, scissors, etc.) and will keep them separate from other student supplies.
- Students are expected to take home personal items daily (backpacks, coats, lunch boxes, etc.) so that cubbies and shelves can be sanitized.
- Students’ desks will be distanced at least 3-6 feet apart to the best of our ability.
- When physical distancing is not possible, students will be place in pods. Each pod will have 3-5 students per pod. If students are seated in pods, it is recommended that they wear proper face coverings.
- Students will only be eating in the cafeteria during breakfast
- Universal precautions will be taught/reviewed prior to entering the cafeteria.
- All student will handwash/hand sanitize before entering the cafeteria for breakfast service.
- Doors in route to the cafeteria will be propped open to limit touching of surfaces
- Students will practice no-touch rules while in lines
- Students will sit at individual tables, allowing for 6 ft social distancing for breakfast service
- Students will exit the cafeteria after being excused and proceed to their classrooms.
- Students who need more time to eat, may move to a designated table with appropriate distancing.
- Breakfast tables will be cleaned/sanitized between student groups.
- Students will be eating lunch in the classroom. Eating outdoors will be encouraged as permitted by weather.
- Lunches will be delivered to the classrooms.
- Students will have recess and play on their designated play area.
- Teachers will receive their 30-minute duty free lunch while the students are at recess.
- Students who need to use the restroom will first ask the playground duty or classroom teacher. See restroom usage.
- Students will only consume the food provided by the cafeteria, store bought delivered food, or brought from home.
- Students will follow building/s indoor lunch recess schedule when unable to go outside for lunch recess.
- Students will wash/sanitize hands prior to entering the classroom from the playground
- Students will play in their assigned areas using safe distancing practices.
Specials (PE/Health/Music/Library/Computer Lab/Additional Electives):
- Students will participate in special classes; P.E will be outside when weather permits. Music, Library, and Computer will be held in their specified classrooms.
- Bathroom usage follows the same protocol as mentioned above. Student will ask permission and usage will be limited based on the number of stalls.
- Students will sanitize hands before and after class.
Arrival and Dismissal:
- Parents and visitors are not allowed to enter the building, past the front office/meeting room areas, when checking students in and out of school.
- Parent volunteers will be welcomed on a one per classroom per day basis. This will begin 1-2 months after school starts.
- Parents dropping off their children in the morning can walk their child to the playground but must maintain social distancing protocols.
- Parents and visitors are not allowed to enter the building, past the office/meeting room areas, until further notice.
- Having lunch at the school with their child will not be permitted during the 2021-2022 school year.
- Parents/guardians will be allowed to wait with/for students on playground/arrival/dismissal/staging locations. Parent must maintain 3 to 6 feet social distancing protocol.
- Teachers will radio ready.
- Students will be dismissed when the bell rings and walk quickly to parent pick up or the bus line. Bus line markers have been created to allow for 3-6 feet of social distancing.
- Staff will assist in the supervision of students during arrival/dismissal.
- Staff will reteach expectations for universal precautions during arrival/dismissal.
Office/Check in-Out Areas:
- Office staff will utilize signage, physical distancing, floor signs, and mobile plexiglass barriers.
- Staff will reteach universal precautions during student check-in processes.
- Staff will prompt students to wear masks when entering the building.
- Staff will prompt students to take home and wash masks when checking out.
- Staff will observe visual markers and signage that directs traffic flow in walkways/hallways.
- Staff will avoid congregating and/or stopping in walkways/hallways.
- All staff will wash hands after using the restroom.
- Staff restrooms will be limited to 2 staff members at a time.
- Expectations and universal precaution signage will be posted at staff restrooms entry/exit.
- Staff will handwash/sanitize before entering cafeteria and re-entering the classroom.
- Staff will eat lunch in a sanitized, designated areas and will socially distance if eating in a shared location.
- Staff will consume only their meal and/or food provided for themselves.
- Staff will separate lunches/food brought from home in clearly marked bags/containers.
- Staff will remind students to handwash/sanitize before entering the classroom from the playground.
Specials (PE/Health/Music/Library/Computer Lab/Additional Electives)
- Staff will remind students to wash/sanitize before entering the classroom.
- Specialist classrooms will utilize non-porous, non -fabric- based materials and equipment.
- Staff are encouraged to wear proper face coverings.
- Teachers will create and update student seating charts to support contact tracing.
Other Consideration Strategies
- Students will practice universal precaution expectations during school gatherings/events.
- Parents/guardians including visitors are not allowed to enter the building, past the front office/meeting room areas, until further notice.
- Meeting attendees will practice universal precaution procedures in place.
- Parents/guardians will not be allowed to wait with for students.
- All meetings/gatherings/professional development will observe expectations for physical distancing and universal precautions.
- Staff will not share and/or provide food (potlucks) during meetings/gatherings/PLC’s/professional development.
- Staff will continue to attend required meetings (MDT,504, RTI, Staff, PD) with universal precaution procedures in place.
- Online replacements for live required meetings (MDT, 504, RTI, Staff, PD) will be utilized as much as possible and when available.
COVID Testing & Reporting:
- Utilizing existing processes for communicable diseases, positive COVID cases, knowledge of individual who has received a COVID test and is awaiting results, or knowledge of an exposure, will be reported to the Health Services department with consideration of the following:
- Confidentiality with ADA and HIPAA WILL be maintained
- Staff member contacts school nurse. School nurse will follow Health Services process for handling of communicable diseases
- Independent decisions to send out communication will not occur.
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.