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 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 upmost importance in preventing the spread of disease.  Therefore, WASD has ensured that we have enough inventory of soap. 
    • Wall mount hand sanitizer stations have been purchased for placed throughout the school. 
    • We 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 we 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 will be disinfected with the Victory Sprayer in conjunction with the BruTab 6S (Disinfectant Tablet). 

     Classroom layout: 

    • Studentdesks 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. 
    • Teachers will create seating charts to facilitate social distancing and contact tracing should it be necessary.

     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 not be permitted to go to the library at the beginning of the day and will only be allowed to return items at the end of the day.
    • Only a certain number of students will be allowed in the library during lunch.
    • 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: 

    • N/A

     Signage: 

    • Physical distancing signage or markings that serve as reminders may be 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)
    • Library desk
    • Nurses office (use of N95 double mask)
    • Select offices of at-risk employees
  • Operations Strategies

    Bell Schedule:  We do not have bells; students will travel individually with mentor permission.

    • Students will spend most of their time in their mentor room and travel individually to other teachers as needed and space allows.
    • Protocols will be followed that allow for maximum physical distancing.

     School Arrival: 

    • Our busses have staggered arrival times.
    • Students will remain on the bus until they are given the okay to be released.   
    • 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 (using the right side of the hallway).
    • We are asking that students arrive no sooner than 7:40am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 7:55am on Wednesdays. In the instances when students arrive prior to the specified arrival time, they will be required to maintain social distancing.  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, individually by their mentor.

     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: 

    • Only the 3 main front doors will be used to enter the buildings.

     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 mentor and their specialists when transitioning.

     Breakfast: 

    • Students will be allowed to retrieve breakfast items upon entering the building in the morning and then immediately reporting to their 1st period class or maintain social distancing in the gym, or main hallway.
    • 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.  

     Lunch: 

    • Students will be released individually by their mentors.
    • Students who leave campus during lunch must do so in a timely manner.
    • In an effort to provide as much physical distancing as possible, students that choose to eat in the cafeteria will be expected to be seated with social distancing measures in place. 
    • We will also allow students to sit along the wall in the main hallway and outside if social distancing is maintained.
    • 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.
    • At the end of lunch, students will go immediately to their mentor’s room.
    • 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 use wash their hands and use the available hand sanitizer prior to eating their lunch.  

     Performance-based courses:

    • All nonessential 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.

     Device management:

    • Distribution: 
      • Devices are distributed by the mentor and/or school secretary to the student.
      • Mentors collect Student Technology Responsible Use Agreement. 
    • Insurance:
      • Optional insurance is available upon request. 
    • Maintenance:
      • Students will report device issues to their mentor.
      • Mentor’s will report device issues to the principal. 
    • 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 library and will be “on call” to provide support in library every period of the school day. 
  • Student Strategies: 

    • Return to school:
      • The staff will welcome students back to school and celebrate their accomplishments in our Competency based system.
      • The counseling department will create protocols for the students to follow if there is any discomfort about being in the school. 
    • Ongoing training:   
      • Students will be trained on new procedures that come from CDH or the West Ada School District. 
    • 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 minutes.
      • Floor markers and standing signs may be 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 upmost importance in preventing the spread of diseases. 
      • Wall mount hand sanitizer stations have been purchased and placed around the school. 
    • 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 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 the need to enter the school exists, the parent will be restricted to the office area.
      • It will be recommended that parents wear masks while in the office area. 
    • 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.
  • Staff Strategies: 

    • Return to work:
      • At the beginning 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 minutes.
      • Floor markers and standing signs may be placed throughout the school reminding the students to stand at least 6 feet away from another person whenever possible.
      • Staff may create a 6ft safe zone for themselves when all students attend daily. 
    • Hand cleaning:  
      • Frequent hand washing and/or hand sanitizing is of upmost importance in the prevention of the spread of disease. 
      • Wall mount hand sanitizer stations have been purchased and placed around the school. 
    • Cough:
      • Staff will be reminded to cough into their upper arm and away from others at all times.
      • Staff is encouraged to monitor themselves for physical symptoms and to stay home if needed. 
    • Mask use:
      • When wearing a mask teachers will support the students in the proper use of the mask. 
    • Common places expectations:
      • Staff meetings:
        • Meetings will be held via Teams or in an area large enough to accommodate physical distancing. 
    • Lounge:
      • The staff lounge will be available with physical distancing measures in place. 
    • Copy room:
      • Proper physical distancing will be maintained while in the copy room. 
    • Substitute & volunteers:
      • The substitutes will be given 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: 

    • 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. 
    • Orientation:
      • The building leadership team has created a video orientation and it is placed on the school’s website.
      • Parent’s and student’s that desire to visit the school in person, can do so by appointment only during the 2021-2022 school year. 
    • Assemblies:
      • All physical school assemblies may be canceled during the 2021-2022 school year, unless social distancing can be maintained. 
    • 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:
      • Prom may or may not be cancelled for the 2021-2022 school year, depending on the data.