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COVID Reopening Plan
COVID Reopening Plan
Carmen Jackson
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Hot Springs Public Schools

Home of the Savage Heat 

COVID-19 Reopening Plan 

2020-2021

State of MT

Governor’s

Directive

Safety and Health Measures

Learning Model

Phase I Shelter In Place

  • Schools closed to public access.
  • Food services provided remotely for all students.
  • Avoid GATHERING in groups of more
  • Close COMMON AREAS where personnel are likely to congregate and
  • SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS should be made for members of a
  • ORGANIZED YOUTH ACTIVITIES can consider becoming operational if
  • Professional Development to Staff from Tribal Health, regarding best practices during pandemics.

than 10 people in circumstances that

do not readily allow for appropriate

physical distancing.

interact; or enforce strict social distancing protocols.

VULNERABLE POPULATION or

those with vulnerable household

members.

physical distancing guidelines can be

implemented. Avoid GATHERING in

groups of more than 10 people in

circumstances that do not readily

allow for appropriate physical distancing.

  • First Day of School-September 8, 2020.
  • Last Day of School-June 3, 2020.
  • Virtual Fridays-School In Session-9/25, 11/13, 12/4, 1/29, 3/19, 4/30.
  • Teachers will work on school site.
  • Face Coverings required for all employees when working in groups or in common areas.
  • Food services provided remotely for all students.
  • School activities, athletics, and related travel cancelled.
  • Training and Tutorials provided to teachers and parents on online learning formats, platforms and LMS.
  • Teaching staff will be available from classroom work areas via
  • All students will be offered Chromebooks if warranted and the district will work to provide internet service in the home if necessary.
  • All staff will have their temperature checked upon entering the building. If an employee’s temperature exceeds 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit, employee will be sent home for the day.
  • Mobile workstations for teachers when necessary.
  • No volunteers in the building.
  • Parents may enter the building by appointment only, will be
  • No sharing of musical instruments-assigned instruments only.

·         Remote Instruction Only.

online communication during regularly scheduled school hours.

screened upon entering the building, and must conduct any business from the office (i.e. teacher meeting).

Phase II Group Size Not To Exceed 50

  • Gatherings may expand to 50 people.
  • Temperature check and hand sanitizing upon entry.
  • Hand washing and germ transmission prevention proactively taught and frequently encouraged.
  • Frequent sanitizing of physical space and equipment.
  • No public access to schools past front office and related only to school business.
  • Face coverings may be required in common and high traffic areas.
  • VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS should
  • ORGANIZED YOUTH ACTIVITIES operational with limitations and should avoid
  • Professional Development to Staff from Tribal Health, regarding best practices during pandemics

continue to adhere to the stay home

guidance.

GATHERING in groups of more than

50 people in circumstances that do not

readily allow for appropriate physical

distancing.

  • First Day of School-September 8, 2020.
  • Last Day of School-June 3, 2020.
  • Virtual Fridays-School In Session-9/25, 11/13, 12/4, 1/29, 3/19, 4/30.
  • On-site learning with traditional schedules.
  • Teachers will work on school site.
  • Remote instruction provided to students/families per signed remote learning agreement/conditions. Remote learning must be chosen for an entire quarter-one switch per student per year at mid-term only.
  • Training and Tutorials provided to teachers and parents on online learning formats, platforms and LMS.
  • Closed Campus, including Lunch Times.
  • Grades PK-5 Breakfast/Lunch in classrooms. Grades 6-12 Breakfast/Lunch in lunchroom with strict social distancing and assigned seating.
  • Social Distanced Seating Arrangements in all classrooms.
  • Face coverings allowed for all students and employees.
  • If County COVID-19 Active Cases Exceed 3, face coverings required for all employees and students (Grades PK through Grade 12) in common areas or passing.
  • Transportation will consist of a normal schedule with social distancing guidelines followed.
  • All staff and students will have their temperature checked upon entering the building. If an
  • Mobile workstations for teachers when necessary.
  • No volunteers in the building.
  • Parents may enter the building by appointment only, will be
  • No sharing of musical instruments-assigned instruments only.
  • School activities, athletics, and related travel continues in compliance with MHSA and state directives/guidelines on group size, activity, and health protocols.

employee’s/student’s temperature exceeds 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit, employees will be sent home and students will be sent to nurse’s office until a parent/legal guardian checks the student out for the day.

screened upon entering the building, and must conduct any business from the office (i.e. teacher meeting, student pickup).

Phase III

  • Food services provided remotely for all students.
  • Temperature check and hand sanitizing upon entry.
  • Hand washing and germ transmission prevention proactively taught and frequently encouraged.
  • Frequent sanitizing of physical space and equipment.
  • Vulnerable populations can resume public interactions, but should practice physical distancing, and continue to take precautionary measures.
  • There is no limit on GROUP SIZE during this phase, however PHYSICAL DISTANCING should still be observed.
  • ALL BUSINESSES / PLACES OF ASSEMBLY can remain fully operational with awareness of physical distancing.
  • First Day of School-September 8, 2020.
  • Last Day of School-June 3, 2020.
  • Virtual Fridays-School In Session-9/25, 11/13, 12/4, 1/29, 3/19, 4/30.
  • On-site learning with traditional schedules.
  • Teachers will work on school site.
  • Training and Tutorials provided to teachers and parents on online learning formats, platforms and LMS.
  • Closed Campus, including Lunch Times.
  • Grades PK-5 Breakfast/Lunch in classrooms. Grades 6-12 Breakfast/Lunch in lunchroom with strict social distancing and assigned seating.
  • Social Distanced Seating Arrangements in all classrooms and lunchroom.
  • Face coverings allowed for all students and employees.
  • Transportation will consist of a normal schedule with social distancing guidelines followed.
  • All staff and students will have their temperature checked upon entering the building. If an
  • Parents may enter the building, and will be screened upon entering the building.
  • Volunteers will be allowed but screened upon entrance to the building.
  • No sharing of musical instruments-assigned instruments only.
  • School activities, athletics, and related travel continues in compliance with MHSA and state directives/guidelines on group size, activity, and health protocols.

employee’s/student’s temperature exceeds 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit, employees will be sent home and students will be sent to nurse’s office until a parent/legal guardian checks the student out for the day.

 

In case of Student/Employee Testing Positive of COVID-19

  • 1.Student sent to Nurse’s Office Until Parent/Guardian Retrieves Student for quarantine and medical care.
  • 2.Employee Sent Home Immediately for quarantine and medical care.
  • 3.School Building (PK-5 or 6-12) and affected buildings on campus shut down 24-48 hours for deep cleaning and disinfection.