20-21 Peregrine 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. The more proactive and self-contained plans are, the less impact a building will have when there is a positive case. When there is a positive case, the plan should detail effective implementation of steps for remote learning for an impacted classroom, grade, POD, or school vs multiple schools and/or entire District.
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Facility Strategies

  • Facility Considerations

    • Regular custodial walk-through of the facility to assure regular cleaning processes.
    • Cleaning schedule and process.
    • Classroom desk/table layout and spacing- All classrooms will be arranged to maximize spacing between student desks or workstations.
      • Spacing should allow for recommended physical distancing and minimize interactions within 6 ft. to less than 15 minutes per day.
      •  Recommendation that student desks be placed in consistent ‘Pods’ to minimize interactions.
      • Elimination of non-essential items in classrooms (ex: staff’s personal furniture)
    • Student pods in individual classes should be consistent from ‘Special to Special’.
    • Appropriate and approved signage and plexiglass placement.
    • Students will be taught to wash/sanitize hands upon entry and exiting classroom. This will be an expected and regular practice.

    Facility Strategies:

    Administrator and custodian walk-through:

    • The Head Custodian will do a walk through with custodial staff to identify areas in higher need of sanitizing and report concerns to the building Principal.
    • The Head Custodian will keep the building Principal up to date on cleaning procedures and trouble areas as necessary.
    • 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 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 Layout:

    • All classrooms will be arranged to maximize the spacing between student desks.
    • Desks may be arranged to face in one direction with as great of spacing between each as possible.
    • Desks may be placed in ‘pods’ to group students together and increase the space between other student ‘pods’.
    • Flexible seating options may also be in place.
    • Classroom tables will need be placed to maximize physical distancing between students.
    • 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.

    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.
    • Access to the Library outside of assigned class periods will be on a limited basis. Students will be permitted to go to the library at the beginning and at the end of the day to return items only.
    • Difficult to clean furniture will be used on a limited basis or will not be accessible during the 2021-22 school year.

    Computer lab use and cleaning:

    • Computer specials will take place in the computer lab.
    • Students will bring their own district issued devices to computers class.
    • Access to the computer lab will be on a limited basis.
    • 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.

    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 (include portable plexiglass barrier)
      • Nurses office
      • Select offices of at-risk employees

Operations Strategies

  • Students

    • Students will wear masks at all times while inside the building.
    • Students will arrive on the grounds no earlier than 8:45.
    • Students who choose to eat breakfast will go straight to the cafeteria.
    • Students who do not eat breakfast will go straight to their assigned playground.
    • Students will observe physical distancing at all times.

    Parents

    • Parents will NOT be allowed to come into the building past the main office.
      • Exceptions include extraordinary occasions or with Administration permission obtained in advance.
    • Parents that walk to school with their students will not be permitted to stay on the grounds and are asked to leave as soon as their children are among their peers.
    • Parents that drop their children off in the drive through lane are asked to stay in their cars in order to minimize interactions with others.
    • Parents that prefer to park and walk their kids onto the grounds will escort their children no further than the crosswalk.
    • Mask use by parents while among students and other families is recommended.

    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.
    • Students will wear masks upon entering the building.
    • Accompanying parents/guardians will remain in the main office area.
    • Parents who come in to the main building for more than just office information must secure an appointment with the office in advance.

    Transitions/Hallways/Walkways:

    • Student walkway/hallway transitions will ensure safe physical distancing between classes.
    • Students will avoid congregating and/or stopping in walkways/hallways.
    • School SSA will monitor hallway transitions and movement.

    Restrooms:

    • All students will wash/sanitize hands after using the restroom.
    • Restroom will be limited to 1 student at a time per classroom.
    • Restroom use and access will be supervised by the Safe Schools Assistant.
    • Expectations and universal precaution signage will be posted at student restrooms entry/exit

    Classrooms:

    • Universal precautions will be taught/reviewed prior to entering the classroom.
    • Students will use hand sanitizer as they enter the classroom and frequently thereafter as per teacher instruction or personal preference.
    • Students will use and/or be assigned to their own personal supplies and keep them separate from other student supplies.
    • Students are expected to take home personal items daily (backpacks, coats, lunch boxes, masks, water bottles, etc.) so that cubbies can shelves can be properly sanitized.

    Cafeteria:

    • Universal precautions will be taught/reviewed prior to entering the cafeteria.
    • Signage indicating mask and physical distancing requirements will be posted throughout the cafeteria.
    • All students will wash/sanitize hands before entering the cafeteria.
    • Entry doors to the cafeteria will be propped open to limit touching of surfaces.
    • Cold lunch boxes/food from home will be individually separated in the classroom and will transitions to/from the cafeteria ONLY by the students to which the food belongs.
    • Students will observe no-touch rules while in lines.
    • Grade levels will arrive/dismiss from the cafeteria based on a staggered school-wide schedule.
    • Students who need to use the restroom will first ask a cafeteria supervisor. One student per restroom may be excused from the cafeteria at a time.
    • Students will only consume the food provided by the cafeteria, store bought delivered food, or brought from home.
    • Students will be escorted to the cafeteria by their teacher; when they have their food, the teacher will lead them outside where they will eat their food. When they are finished eating, they may go straight to their designated play areas.
    • Lunch tables will be used by only one grade level per week; this will be on a rotating basis. Students will be spread out on the tables to maximize spacing.
    • Lunch tables will be cleaned/sanitized between student groups.
    • Students will follow building/s indoor lunch recess schedule when unable to go outside for lunch recess.

    Playground:

    • Students will wash/sanitize hands prior to entering the classroom from the playground
    • Students will play in their assigned areas using safe distancing practices.
    • Student will not engage in play activities that include close physical interaction.

    Specials (PE/Health/Music/Library/Computer Lab/Additional Electives:

    • Universal precautions will be taught/reviewed prior to entering the specials classroom.
    • All students will wash/sanitize hands prior to entering a specials classroom.
    • Students who need to use the restroom will first ask the specials teacher. One student per restroom may be excused from the specials classroom at a time.

     Device Management:

    • Students are expected to take care of their provided one to one device at school and at home.
    • In grades K-1, iPads (with case, device charger and cable) will be initially assigned to classrooms and made available for check- out by students for at home use as necessary.
    • In grades 2-5, student laptops (with case, device charger, and optional stylus) will be individually distributed at the beginning of the school year and to new students as they enroll.
    • An internet device can be provided to students but the parent/guardian needs to let the administrative staff know their request of one for their home.
    • Device insurance will be provided to those interested in purchase.
    • School devices, device chargers, and any optional accessories such as charging cables and carrying cases must be returned during designated check-in/renewal times.
    • Devices will be examined periodically during the school year to ensure they are functioning properly and being maintained by students.

Parent Strategies

  • Arrival and Dismissal:

    • Parents, visitors, and volunteers will not be allowed to enter the building, past the front office/meeting room areas, until further notice.

    Cafeteria:

    • Having lunch at the school with their child will not be permitted during the 2021-2022 school year.
    • Parents will not be allowed to bring outside food (pizza, fast food, etc.) to their children to be consumed on the grounds.

    Playground:

    • Parents/guardians will not be allowed on the playground area during school hours.

Staff Strategies

  • Arrival/Dismissal:

    • Staff will assist in the supervision of students during arrival/dismissal
    • Staff will regularly teach and reinforce 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 regularly teach and reinforce universal precautions during student check-in processes.
    • Staff will prompt students to wear masks as applicable and necessary as they enter the classroom.
    • Staff will prompt students to take home and wash masks when checking out

    Transitions/Hallways/Walkways:

    • Staff will observe visual markers and signage that directs traffic flow in walkways/hallways.
    • Staff will avoid congregating and/or stopping in walkways/hallways.

    Restrooms:

    • All staff will wash/sanitize 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

    Cafeteria:

    • Staff will wash/sanitize hands 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.

     

    Playground:

    • Staff will remind students to handwash/sanitize before entering the classroom from the playground.

    Specials (PE/Health/Music/Library/Computer Lab)

    • Staff will remind students to wash/sanitize before entering the classroom.
    • Specialist classrooms will utilize non-porous, non-fabric- based materials and equipment.
    • Staff will work toward maintaining physical distance requirements.
    • Staff will keep individual classrooms in pods consistent with the general education classroom.

Other Considerations and Strategies

  • Other Considerations:

    • Meetings
    • Staff Gatherings
    • MDT
    • PLC
    • Professional Development

    Student Strategies:

    • Students will practice universal precaution expectations during school gatherings/events.
    • Students are expected to take all masks home each day for the purpose of washing.

    Parents Strategies:

    • 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

    Staff Strategies:

    • All meetings/gatherings/professional development will observe expectations for physical distancing and universal precautions.
    • 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.

    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.
    • Continue to make sure student follows necessary safety procedures including:
    • Frequent hand sanitizing
    • Appropriate physical distancing
    • Avoid touching face
    • Wash masks as frequently as possible

     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.