2020-21 Rebound 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 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 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 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/lab. 
    • 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).
    • Daily disinfecting of desktops, tables, and other hard surface tops with a chemical called SC Johnson TruShot Disinfectant.   

    Classroom layout: 

    • Student desks will be arranged to maximize distance 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.  

    Library use, access and furniture: 

    • Rebound does not have a library.  

    Computer lab use and cleaning: 

    • Computer labs will solely be used for academic classes.
    • 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:

    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)
    • Counseling office lobby (include portable plexiglass barrier)
    • Bookkeeping office (include portable plexiglass barrier)
    • Nurses office (use of N95 double mask)
    • Select offices of at-risk employees

Operations Strategies

  • Bell Schedule: 

    • Portions of the 2020-2021 bell schedule may be altered.
    • Protocols will be followed that allow for maximum physical distancing.  

    School Arrival: 

    • We will have an administrator or designee stationed at the entrance of school each day.
    • All bus riding students will enter the building through the main entrance.
    • The students who are dropped off by private vehicle will only be allowed to exit the vehicle once the vehicle is within the specified drop off location (Parking lot/street). 
    • All dropped off students will enter through designated entrances of the school.
    • The walking and bike riding students will enter through designated entrances of the school.
    • Student drivers will park in designated areas, exit their cars and enter through designated entrances.
    • Regardless of how the student arrives at school, once they are in the building, they will be required to appropriately walk through the building (single file and using the right side of the hallway).
    • We are asking AM students arrive no sooner than 7:25am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 7:55am on Wednesdays. PM students arrive no sooner than 11:55 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 12:25 on Wednesdays.  In the instances when students arrive prior to the specified arrival time, they will be required to remain out front standing at least 6 feet away from each other until doors open.  Signage will be in place.
    • 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 lab.
    • The students located in Lab A will be release immediately at the final bell and asked to appropriately walk through the building (single file and using the right side of the hallway) and go to their bus, to the specified location if waiting to be picked up, or immediately leave campus if they walk to school. 
    • One minutes after, Lab B students will be excused and will follow the same exiting protocol as the students released from the Lab A.
    • Lab C students will be excused and follow the same protocol as the students released from Lab A and B, but will exit the back entrance.       

    Student movement: 

    • The students are to move through the building by walking single file (or as much as possible) through the building while using the right-hand side of the hallway.
    • Students will 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.  

    Breakfast: 

    • Students will receive their breakfast along with lunch as they have in years past.
    • All physical distancing protocols will be followed.  

    Lunch: 

    • Rebound does not have a cafeteria. Students lunches will be delivered individually by their mentor/lunch designee.
    • Students will eat at their workstations.
    • All students will be reminded to wash their hands and use the available hand sanitizer prior to eating their lunch.  

    Performance-based courses: 

    • Rebound does not have performance-based courses.  

    PE lockers: 

    • Rebound does not have PE lockers.  

    School lockers:  

    • Rebound does not have school lockers.  

    Device management:  See district’s one-to-one device handbook.

    • 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.  
    • Student tech aides:
      • The administration will work closely with the District Network Tech and the student tech aides to create a process that allows for quick troubleshooting of minor issues. The student tech aides will primarily work from the staff and will be “on call” to provide support.

Student Strategies

    • Return to school:
      • The staff will create a video, teams’ message, email, or phone call that will 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.  
    • 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 expected to follow the physical distancing guidelines to the best of their ability.
      • The expectations are that students 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:  
      • 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 time.
      • They are encouraged to report having a cough to their parents and school nurse if the cough recently developed.  
    • Mask use:
      • Masks are required as per Ada County mandate, they will be reminded to keep the mask over their nose and mouth and to not touch it with their hands.

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 will be asked to wait outside when picking up their child.
    • When parents/guardians need to enter the school, they will be restricted to the office area.
    • Having lunch at the school with their child will not be permitted during the 2020-2021 school year.
    • During the 2020-2021 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.
    • A Teams meeting or phone conference is the most desirable manner to hold a parent 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.
    • Students that show mild symptoms will be asked to come to the office and either visit with the nurse or call home.
    • Masks need to be worn as mandated.

Staff Strategies

  • Return to work:

    • At the beginning year 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 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 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 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 time.
    • 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 through Teams during the 2020-2021 school year or physical distanced in our largest lab (Lab A).  

    Lounge:

    • The staff lounge/kitchen will not be available other than for quick access to the appliances and water. Immediate sanitation of used areas needs to be done after use.  

    Copy room:

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

    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 2020-2021 school year unless specific arrangements are made between the teacher and the administration.

Other Consideration Strategies

  • Orientation:

    • The building leadership team will provide registration information by posting it to our district website before August 17th.
    • Parents and students that desire to visit the school in person, can do so by appointment only during the 2020-2021 school year.  

    Assemblies:

    • All physical school assemblies will be canceled during the 2020-2021 school year.
    • Virtual Assemblies may be considered.  

    Parent-Teacher Conferences:

    • Parent-Teacher conferences will be held via Teams or over the phone and by appointment only.
    • Each appointment will last approximately 2-3 minutes.
    • Conferences needing more than 2-3 minutes will be rescheduled during a coordinated time between the parent and teacher.  

    Dances:

    • All dances for the 2020-2021 school year have been canceled.

    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
    • Athletics – Staff member will notify ATC/AD in addition to school nurse
    • Independent decisions to send out communication will not occur.