West Re-entry Plan

  • Health and Safety Protocols 

             Screenings 

    • Arrival Procedures (applies to staff and students):

    Morning arrival will address both car riders, bus riders and faculty and staff.  Car riders will enter through both rear vestibules where students will undergo temperature checks upon arrival.  Similarly, bus riders will enter the front vestibule and students will also undergo temperature checks upon arrival. Faculty and staff will go to the front office for temperature checks and COVID questioning upon arrival and before contact with students. 

    • If a student or faculty/staff has a temperature of 100.4 or higher the student or faculty/staff will immediately be sent to the nurse for further evaluation.   
    • Once a student’s temperature has been checked and there is no fever, students will go straight to their classroom and wait outside the door until the teacher directs them to enter the classroom. 
    • Once in the classroom students will be asked the questions below regarding COVID.

     Have you been in close contact with a person who had a confirmed case of COVID-19?

     Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?

     Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?

     Have you had a new loss of taste or smell?

     Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours? 

    • If students or faculty/staff are determined to have symptoms of COVID they will immediately be referred to the nurse’s office for further evaluation. 
    • Students will be provided a symptom awareness lesson one time per week.

    Risk Mitigation 

    • Reduce number of people in common areas

    Students will go straight to their classrooms at arrival. At dismissal students will stay in their classroom until they are called to their car or bus. 

    • Spread out and utilize spaces at lunch and recess

    Students will have assigned seats at breakfast and lunch. Recess times will be staggered to prevent numerous classes being on the playground at the same time. 

    • Virtual clinic referrals

    Virtual Clinic referrals will take place once a student has stated there is a symptom based on the symptom questionnaire. Virtual clinic referrals will be used to help eliminate the number of students in the clinic at one time. 

    • Clean desks between class changes

    Students will have assigned seats in the classroom and desks will be cleaned between all class changes.  

    • Avoid shared supplies

    Students will avoid sharing supplies as much as possible. If supplies are to be shared, they will need to be sanitized prior to use by the next student. 

    • Hygiene routines for staff and students:

    ○   Stop the Spread

    ○   Hand Washing

    • Face Coverings – It is our expectation that students and staff will wear face coverings while in the school building, and it is recommended that the adults model such behavior while interacting with others, both students and colleagues, while in the building. Masks will be:Optional for students and staff in areas where social distancing is feasible(EX: Classrooms, less crowded hallways)Strongly Encouraged in high-risk areas where social distancing is not feasible(EX: Bus transitions, arrival, dismissal, crowded hallways, clinic/isolation areas, and,for teachers working within close proximity (within 6 feet) of others)
    • Face coverings are required on the bus as well as assigned seats on the bus. Face coverings will be required for students using District-provided transportation, including school buses.Face coverings can be provided by the parent/guardian; if not, one will be provided. Refusal to wear a face covering while using District-provided transportation will be considered a Category 1 offense and could result in the student’s suspension from the school bus. Continued refusal may result in the student’s removal from transportation.
    • Students will have assigned seats in the classroom and cafeteria to allow for contact tracing
    • No field trips, assemblies, or parent visitors to the school for lunch

    Staying Home when Appropriate

    What happens if someone tests positive for COVID-19?  

    • Step 1: Upon learning of a positive case, notification of those in close proximity begins while the COVID-19-positive individual follows medical orders, including quarantine. (EX: A person's classes, bus, lunch table, sport team, and related staff).
    • Step 2: Individuals notified will be asked to monitor symptoms and seek medical attention as needed.
    • Step 3: Schools continue to monitor symptoms of students and staff.
    • Step 4: Students and staff may return to school/work based upon orders from doctor.     

    Social - Emotional Supports

    SEL(Social Emotional Learning)

    What is SEL? Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

    Two Social Emotional Learning activities will be completed weekly for each student.

    For more information regarding SEL contact our school counselor Cathy Nunnally @ nunnacat100@wilsonk12tn.us

    Academic Instruction   

    Academic Instruction will take place based on state standards and follow instructional guides set by the district. In each model of learning(traditional, hybrid, remote) students will receive the services and interventions necessary for success. 

    Traditional: Students are in the building as they normally would be during the school year. Our hours are 7:30-2:30. 

    Hybrid: On this model of learning students will attend school 2 days per week, either Tuesday, Thursday or Wednesday, Friday. Students will not attend school on Mondays. Mondays will serve as office hours for the teacher. Students in grades 1st -5th will be provided a device. Students will follow a traditional schedule on the days they are at school and will follow an asynchronous schedule on the days they are at home. Siblings will attend on the same days. You can find information regarding your child’s required attendance days in Skyward.

    Remote: A schedule will be provided to students that will be similar to the traditional schedule. Students will participate in synchronous and asynchronous lessons. Teachers will have office hours when they are available to answer questions. Students in grades 1-5 will be provided a device. If learning packets are needed, they will be distributed on Mondays. Remote Learning Suggestions For Families

    Virtual Learning: Virtual Learning is a resource offered to all students. Parents must decide and indicate their choice for virtual learning in Skyward by July 19th. You can find more information on virtual learning here Virtual Learning Information.

    Learning Resources for Students and Families

    Technology Support

    • Technology support is provided by our technology support team. Our Digital Technology Leader is Mrs. Delana Hallstedt. You can contact her here hallstedtd@wcschools.com. For answers to questions you may have contact the Let’s Talk portal at Let's Talk
    • Wilson County's Acceptable Use Policy can be found at this link Acceptable Use Policy
    • Student Device Agreement- prior to checking out a chromebook, parents and students must sign the “Student Device Agreement” form and pay the $30 Annual Device Insurance online. The “Student Device Agreement” can be found here.

    Transportation

    • Buses cleaned and sanitized daily
    • Masks required on the bus

    Visitors

    All visitors will be greeted by camera at the front vestibule and will be admitted into the school if their intended business is necessary.  Furthermore, mandatory temperature checks will be executed and questions asked in respect to COVID-19. Visitors will not be permitted for lunch. 

    Attendance

    Wilson County Schools Attendance Policy can be accessed here Attendance Policy

    Academic Honor Code  

    You can find the West Academic Honor Code here Academic Honor Code

    Parent University

    The district will be providing a variety of trainings to parents from July 27th- August 1. More information will be provided soon. Check the link for updates. Technology Support Plan

    Virtual Open House

    There will be a virtual open house held for all students, traditional and virtual, on July 31st. You will receive a link from your child’s teacher to sign in to the open house via Google Meets. The times listed below will be for the open house for each grade level. 

    K- 8:30

    1st-9:30

    2nd-10:30

    3rd-11:30

    4th-12:30

    5th-1:30