Based on guidance form the Centers for Disease Control, we are implementing strategies to encourage behaviors that reduce the introduction and/or spread of COVID-19 within our school community. This document details the School’s expectation of you in assisting us in these efforts. To view our in-depth plan for reopening, please review the School Reopening Plan.
1) Stay home when appropriate. If you are sick or have had close contact with a person with COVID19, stay home. Communicate with us immediately so we can provide coverage to your classroom and/or otherwise assist with job duties. Remote work options may be available to you depending on your condition.
2) Use appropriate hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water and not readily available, use hand sanitizer. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Any used tissues should be thrown in the trash and hands washed immediately with soap and water for 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer if necessary.
3) Use a cloth face covering. We understand this is difficult, but masks are to be worn at all times in the school building, particularly in situations where physical distancing is difficult. Do not touch the face covering unless necessary and wash hands frequently.
4) Maintain six-foot physical distancing. This should be done whenever feasible.
Regarding other COVID-19 related responsibilities, you may be asked to, among other things:
1) Be prepared to move to full-time remote learning at any time by order of the federal/state/local authorities or other agency; or in the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the School.
2) Submit to having your temperature taken at least daily. This reading will be kept confidential.
3) Self-certify that you have had not COVID-19 related symptoms before entering the school.
4) Screen students by taking their temperatures, possibly daily, and maintain confidentiality as required by the particular circumstances.
5) Regularly deep clean and disinfect your classroom as well as other areas of campus to support healthy hygiene behaviors.
6) Limit non-essential visitors and/or volunteers to your classroom.
7) Pursue virtual activities instead of field trips, student assemblies, special performances, schoolwide parent meetings and spirit nights.
8) Pursue options to convene and participate in activities in such a way that minimized the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
9) Identify small groups of students to keep together and limit the mixing of groups.
10) Facilitate and implement a staggered schedule to accommodate different, smaller groups of students.
11) Participate in a school-wide communication system to alert other employees and families to potential or actual exposure to COVID-19.
12) Take your break or eat your lunch at your desk or outside your classroom