Re-Entry Plans Introduction

  • As we are making and adjusting plans to re-enter school, we want you to know that our goal is to continue focusing on maintaining high quality instructional standards while also implementing plans that will ensure our students, faculty and staff are safe.

    We appreciate you welcoming us to this awesome school family.

Health and Safety Protocols

  • Screenings

    • Temperature Checks- As WA Wright faculty, staff and students enter the building, they will have their temperature taken with an infrared thermometer. Anyone having a temperature of 100.4 or higher will move to the re-check room to be seen and rechecked by Nurse Bridgett Murray.
    • Isolation of Symptomatic Individuals- Anyone who needs to be isolated will be sent to the re-check room with an EA until Nurse Bridgett arrives for further evaluation.
    • Symptom questions for 1st period teacher- Upon arrival to the classroom, and following morning announcements, the homeroom teacher will conduct symptom questions to the class. These questions will be provided by the district.
    • Symptom awareness lessons in Week 1-Each classroom teacher will provide symptom awareness lessons to their class. The lessons will include videos and posters which will be provided by the district.

    Risk Mitigation

    Reduce numbers of people in common spaces

    • As students arrive to school, they will enter the building through their designated area.
    • Students who will eat breakfast will enter through the café and will sit at tables by grade levels. Any student who goes to the café for breakfast will remain in the cafe until the bell rings to be dismissed to class.
    • Students who will not be eating breakfast in grades (2-5) will go to their designated hallway, where they will be supervised by WA Wright faculty and staff members until classroom teacher arrives. Students in K and 1st grade will go to the gym and be seated by homerooms, where they will be supervised by WA Wright faculty and staff members until their classroom teacher arrives.

    Spread out and utilize spaces at lunch and recess

    • All students will have an assigned seat during lunch.
    • For recess, classes will alternate between the fitness center and upper playground for grades 2-5. K and 1 will split the lower playground and courtyard.

    Virtual Clinic Referrals

    • Teachers will be provided with Band-Aids, tooth boxes, gloves, etc. to handle minor issues in the classroom.
    • For any matter that is not ‘urgent’, the teacher will send an email to Nurse Bridgett for her to follow up on in a timely manner. In the case that a teacher is not certain of how to handle an issue, they will call the nurse.

    Clean desks between class changes

    • Upon departing the classroom, the teacher will spray the desk with a state approved disinfectant and students in grades 2-5 will wipe their own desk. The student will dispose of their paper towels as they leave the room. For K and 1st grade students, the teacher will clean the desk.

    Avoid shared supplies

    • Student supplies will labeled and no community sharing.

    Hygiene routines for students/staff

    • Frequent handwashing and use of hand sanitizer will be expected by all students, faculty and staff member.
    • Students will not be permitted to drink from water fountains, instead, they must have their own water bottles which may be filled from the fountains.
    • Students who do not have a water bottle, will be provided a disposable cup to use for the day.  Students will clean their hands before and after snack and lunch time.

    Face coverings

    • Face Coverings at School
      • Updated August 3, 2020 at the Board of Education of Meeting:

        Face Coverings or Face Shields will be required for all staff and students until the action is rescinded by the Wilson County Board of Education.

    Face Coverings on the Bus

    • Face coverings and assigned seats 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 Districtprovided transportation.

    Field Trips/Assemblies

    • There will be no field trips outside of WA Wright campus nor any school wide assemblies. 

    Does your child have any of these symptoms? - Stay Home if Sick

    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Congestion
    • Diarrhea
    • Fatigue
    • Headache
    • Shortness of breath
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Body aches
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting

    Has someone in the child's home tested positive for COVID-19?

    1. Notify School - Provide documentation to the school from medical provider and apply for COVID-bound Services.
    2. Isolate 10 Days - Child follows medical orders to isolate for the minimum 10-day period from onset of symptoms or positive test date.
    3. *Quarantine 14 Days - Child then quarantines for a period of 14 days following the isolation period and watches for symptoms.
    4. Watch for Symptoms - If symptoms develop, parent should seek medical attention for the child and/or consider testing.

    *Visit Wilson County Shcools Releasing Cases & Contacts from Isolations and Quarantine for Employees and Students.

    Has your child tested positive for COVID-19?

    COVID Positive Students with Symptoms:

    1. Follow medical orders & notify the school.
    2. Conduct home isolation for a minimum of 10 calendar days from start of symptoms AND have at least 3 days/72 hours of recovery without a fever.
    3. Apply for COVID-bound Services through the counseling office.
    4. Return to school following quarantine if asymptomatic or seek further medical attention.

    COVID-19 Positive Students without Symptoms (Asymptomatic):

    1. Follow medical orders & notify the school.
    2. Conduct home isolation for 10 calendar days from child's positive date and monitor symptoms.
    3. Apply for COVID-bound Services through the counseling office.
    4. Should symptoms start to develop, seek medical attention.
    5. Return to school following quarantine if no symptoms are present.

    Has someone at school tested positive for COVID-19?

    1a.  All students and staff in known groups associated with the COVID-19 positive case will receive a notification letter (class, bus, team, etc.)
    1b.  Any confirmed close contacts will be reported to the TN Department of Health.  They will quarantine 14 days from last exposure, monitor symptoms, and apply for COVID-bound Services.
    2.    Parents of all students continue to monitor symptoms and seek medical attention, as needed.
    3.    Schools continue to perform morning screenings of students & staff.  Parents keep students who are ill at home.

          Close Contact = A person within 6 feet of someone with COVID-19 for at least 10 minutes.

Social-Emotional Supports

    • To ensure students have a smooth transition back to school after an extended ‘stay at home’, WA Wright Elementary School will provide daily social emotional support.
      • Each morning, one of our Educational Assistants will greet our bus riders with a positive message of the day before students exit the bus.
      • Faculty and staff members will assist morning car riders as they arrive to school and provide guidance and supervision as they enter the building and begin their day.
      • Teachers will greet their students by name each morning and all homeroom classes will have a morning meeting conducted by the teacher.
      • Social Emotional Lessons and activities will be provided weekly by the classroom teacher.
      • All WA Wright classes will have an Oasis/Calm Down Corner where students will be allowed to visit as needed.
    • WA Wright has a full time school counselor, Mrs. Tonia Clark who is available for student support daily. She may be contacted at (615) 754-6200 or via email at clarkton100@wcschools.com. For more information concerning school counseling services, please visit our School Counseling Website.

Technology Support

    • Tech Support
      • For student and parent tech support please feel free to contact our school DTL, Mrs. Stephanie Cooper at coopeste100@wcschools.com
      • All homeroom teachers will be providing daily instruction to ensure students in K-5 know their login and password to Thrivist which will be the platform for student’s online instructional access during traditonal, hybrid and remote school settings.
      • WCS Let’s Talk-Technology is accessible to provide answers for any tech issues.
      • Any family that chooses the Virtual School setting will have assistance provided through the Parent University link. The Parent University will begin on July 27, 2020.
    • Please read and become familiar with the WCS technology use policy.
      Acceptable Use Policy
      Student Device Agreement

Transportation

  • Wilson County Schools will continue to provide safe bus transportation to students during the traditonal and hybrid school settings. For more specific details, please see WCS Transportation Re-entry plan. School Re-Entry Transportation Plans 2020-2021.

Visitors

    • For the safety and well-being of all students, faculty and staff, visitors to our building will be limited to medical drop-offs which must be documented by our school nurse, Nurse Bridgett and SPED IEP Meetings (upon request by parents).
    • All visitors that must enter our building for the above mentioned reasons must wear a mask.
    • WA Wright Elementary School will be adhering to all district visitor policies. Please view view the Visitor Safe Health Procedures for details.

Attendance

  • Student attendance will be expected and documented through all school settings of Traditional, Hybrid and Remote. For district attendance policy please refer to the District Student Handbook.

Academic Honor Code

    • Expectations for behavior in hybrid/remote settings are the same as a traditional setting. Students are expected to follow classroom setting rules, procedures and norms as set by the individual teachers.
    • Parents and students will be asked to read and adhere to the district student handbook and indicate they have read the information by signing the parent/student signature page.

Parent University

  • Any family that chooses the Virtual School setting will have assistance provided through the district's Parent University. The Parent University will begin on July 27, 2020.