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 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 full West Ada School District Fall Reopening Plan

Facility Strategies

  • Administrator and custodian walk-through: 

    • The administrator 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 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.
    • The desks will all be facing in the same direction and will not be facing one another.
    • 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 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. 
    • Students will not be allowed to access the Library at lunch or recess.
    • Difficult to clean furniture will be used on a limited basis or will not be accessible during the 2020-2021 school year. 

    Computer lab use and cleaning: 

    • Computer specials may take place in gen-ed classroom.
    • 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

  • Arrival

    • Students
      • Students will wear face masks while on the playground/arrival/dismissal staging locations.
      • 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 carry backpacks and belongings with them at all times. If they are on the playgournd, they may choose to place their backpacks near their classroom door. 
      • Students will observe physical distancing at all times. 
      • Students will enter the building through the exterior doors to their classrooms. Students will not enter through the main lobby/hallways unless arriving late. 
    • Parents  
      • Parents that walk to school with their students will be asked to avoid staying 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.
      • Parents are encouraged to wear masks while among other students.

    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 be expected to wear masks when entering the building
    • Accompanying parents/guardians will remain in the main office area.

    Transitions/Hallways/Walkways:

    • Student walkway/hallway transitions will ensure safe physical 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.
    • School SSA will monitor hallway transitions and movement.

    Restrooms:

    • All students will wash/sanitize hands after using the restroom.
    • Restroom will be limited to 2 students at a time.
    • 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.
    • All students will wash/sanitize hands before entering the classroom.
    • All students will be required to wear face masks while in 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 student 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 practice no-touch rules while in lines.
    • Students will sit in designated areas by grade level and/or pods. Pod assignments are as follows:
      • 11:30 Full Day Kindergarten students arrive, pick up their lunch and will sit in their designated portion of the lunchroom. 
      • 11:40 3rd Grade students arrive, pick up their lunch and sit in their designated portion of the lunchroom. 
      • 11:50 2nd Grade students arrive, pick up their lunch and sit in their designated portion of the gym. 
      • 12:00 1st Grade students arrive, pick up their lunch and sit in their designated portion of the gym. 
      • 12:10 5th Grade students arrive, pick up their lunch and will go to the 5th grade hallway to eat. 
      • 12:20 4th Grade students arrive, pick up their lunch and will sit in their designated portion of the lunchroom. 
    • 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. SSA will supervise the hallway and restrooms adjacent to the cafeteria.
    • Students will only consume the food provided by the cafeteria, store bought delivered food, or brought from home.
    • Students will exit their respective eating areas after being excused.
    • Students who need more time to eat, may move to a designated area which provides necessary physical distancing.
    • Lunch tables, if used, 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.
    • Students will be encouraged to wear masks while on playground.
    • Student will not engage in play activities that include close physical interaction.
    • Students should wear masks at all times while on the playground.
    • Morning and afternoon recess will be staggered by grade level to keep individual grade levels separated by pods. 
    • Each grade level will be assigned a location on the playground specific to their pods during times when multiple grades are on the grounds (i.e. mornings and parts of lunch periods).

    Playground Lunch Procedures:

    • 11:55: Full day Kindergarten students will exit lunchroom and go straight to main playground. (Bark and blacktop areas only; return to class at 12:20).
    • 12:00: 3rd Grade students will exit lunchroom and go straight to playground. No restrictions or assigned areas. Return to class at 12:20. 
    • 12:10: 2nd Grade students will exit lunchroom and go straight to playground. They will go to MIDDLE GRASS area of the playground until 12:20.
    • 12:20: Kinder and 3rd Grade lunch ends.
      • 2nd Grade students may play in bark/blacktop area or stay in middle grass.
      • 1st Grade students will exit lunchroom and go straight to playground and play in grass area nearest Community Center. 
    • 12:30: 5th Grade students exit hallway way and go to playground. May play in blacktop/bark or west side grass area.
      • 2nd Grade lunch ends.
      • 1st Grade may use full playground.
    • 12:40: 4th Grade students exit lunchroom and go straight to middle grass area. 
      • 1st Grade lunch ends
      • 5th Grade may play in blacktop/bark or west side grass area.
    • 12:50: 5th Grade lunch ends.
      • 4th Grade students may use entire playground.
    • 1:00: 4th Grade lunch ends. 

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

    • Students will participate in specials in P.E., Music, Computers and Library in their respective classrooms. 
      • Health class will be taught in regular classroom. 
      • Computers class will be in the computer lab but students in grades 2-5 will be required to bring their laptop devices for personal use. Only Kindergarten and 1st grade will use the computers in the lab. 
      • P.E. will have the option of having class outside or go to stay in the gym.
        • Masks will be required as necessary to assure compliance with physical distancing requirements.
      • 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) have been checked out to individual students and will be used in school and at home as necessary. 
    • In grades 2-5, student laptops (with case, device charger, and optional stylus) have been checked out to individual students and will be used in school and at home as necessary. 
    • 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.
    • Responsible Use Agreement: https://www.westada.org/Page/78713
    • Parent/Student Device Handbook Link: https://www.westada.org/Page/78608

Parent Strategies

  • Arrival and Dismissal:

    • Parents and visitors are not allowed to enter the building, past the front office/meeting room areas, unless given specific permission by administration. 
    • Volunteers are not allowed into the building until further notice. 

    Office/Check-In-Out Areas:

    • Parents and visitors are not allowed to enter the building, past the office/meeting room areas, until further notice.
    • Parents/Guardians will not be allowed to wait with/for students during arrival/dismissal staging locations.

    Cafeteria:

    • Having lunch at the school with their child will not be permitted during the 2020-2021 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 to wait with/for students on playground/arrival/dismissal/staging locations.

Staff Strategies

  • Arrival/Dismissal:

    • Staff will assist in the supervision of students during arrival/dismissal. 
    • After school dismissal will be as follows:
      • 3:45 Boys and Girls Club students will be dismissed.
      • 3:50 Bus riders will be dismissed out exterior doors and will proceed clockwise around the building to the bus staging area. They will board busses as soon as possible. 
      • 3:55 Walking and parent pickup students will be dismissed by the bell. Parent pickup students will proceed around the building and report straight to their POD staging areas. 
      • Walking students will go straight toward their neighborhood exits. 
    • 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 when entering the building
    • 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.

Other Consideration Strategies

  • 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 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.

    How to help: 

    • Continue to monitor your child’s physical condition.
    • If your child is sick, please keep them home.
    • If your child exhibits symptoms of COVID 19, please keep him/her at home. 
    • If your child has come into contact with any family member or other friend that has exhibits signs of COVID 19, please keep him/her at 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, positiveCOVID 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.