Health and Safety Protocols

  • Screenings

    Link to the Wilson County Schools Health and Safety Protocols:  https://www.wcschools.com/domain/2029

    Arrival Procedures (applies to staff and students):

    • Staff
      • Two entrances only
      • For Faculty/Staff entering the front of the building, our front office secretary will take their temperatures.
      • For Faculty/Staff entering at the old main entrance, a Staff member will take their temperature. 
      • If a Faculty/Staff member has a temp at/above 100.4, the Faculty member will contact an administrator regarding class coverage upon leaving.
    • Students
      • Car Riders
        • Temperatures will be checked by staff who are wearing face coverings before students enter the building.
        • Those with a temperature will report to the TWA100 holding area for the nurse. 
        • Students will be socially distanced as they enter the building and as they report to their assigned zone.
          • K---music room
          • 1st/2nd---200 Hallway by classrooms
          • 3rd/4---200 Hallway near classrooms
          • 5th-8th---specified zones in gym 
        • Breakfast:  Students who need breakfast will report to the cafeteria where assigned staff will monitor and assist as needed. 
          • Kindergarten and 1st grade students will eat breakfast in the cafeteria in a socially distanced setting.
          • Grades 2-8 will do a grab and go breakfast and report back to their assigned zone.
    • Bus Riders
      • Temperatures will be checked before students enter the building.
      • Those with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will go to room 302, and the nurse will be called to tend to those students. 
      • The monitor for this room will send a list of students to the attendance secretary for attendance purposes.
      • Students will report to assigned zones as specified above with car riders.
      • Breakfast:  Students who need breakfast will report to the cafeteria where assigned staff will monitor and assist as needed. 
        • Kindergarten and 1st grade students will eat breakfast in the cafeteria in a socially distanced setting.
        • Grades 2-8 will do a grab and go breakfast and report back to their assigned zone.
    • Symptom questionnaire administered by 1st period teacher
      • Teachers will administer questions as a group where students fill out a form adding a checkmark as a yes to any question if it applies.
      • Symptomatic students will be escorted to a holding area for the nurse.
      • Students and staff who are sent home due to a high temperature will be required to be fever free for 72 hours without medication before they can return to school per CDC guidelines.
    • Symptom Awareness lesson week one
      • Teachers will complete these lessons during FOCUS time.

    Risk Mitigation

    Reduce number of people in common areas

    • Arrival
      • Each grade level will have a designated zone for arrival.  Students will do a Grab & Go breakfast, and 2-8 will return to their designated zone.  K and 1st will be socially distanced as they eat in the cafeteria.  Educational Assistants and Staff will be monitoring these students until teachers arrive to their classrooms.
    • Dismissal
      • Bus Riders:  Grade levels will be called to report to their zone for bus dismissal.  Each bus will be socially distanced as they wait to board.
      • Car Riders:  Grade levels will be called to report to the specified zone in the gym. Staff will monitor these students as they are called for dismissal.  5th-8th grade students will sit in the same zone as their morning arrival.  All other grade levels will be assigned a zone as well.  When being called to the car, spaces will be marked on the floor to maintain social distancing.
    • Spread out and utilize spaces at lunch and recess
      • Lunch
        • Extra seating will be provided in the Art room, band room, and Science lab.  When necessary, students will be taken back to the classroom.  Faculty and staff will monitor the students during lunch. Students will be assigned seats in these areas as well.
        • In each area, trash cans, napkins, forks, hand sanitizer, gloves, and cleaning products will be available. These areas will be properly sanitized after each group finishes lunch.
      • Recess
        • Safe areas will be provided inside and outside for students to experience recess.  Students will wash hands after recess.
    • Virtual clinic referrals
      • For symptomatic students, teachers will submit a virtual clinic referral to the nurse.
    • Clean desks between class changes.
      • Teachers will cleans desks between class changes.
    • Avoid shared supplies
      • Students will keep their individual supplies in their designated area.  For grades 5-8, students will keep their materials in their backpack and carry with them.  Lockers will not be used.
    • Students will have assigned seats in the classroom and cafeteria to allow for contact tracing.
    • Hygiene routines for staff and students:

    Face Coverings at School

    • 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)
    • 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.
    • All face coverings must comply with the District Dress Code.

    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 District-provided transportation.
    • All face coverings must comply with the District Dress Code.

    Field Trips

    • There will be no field trips or assemblies.

    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 the doctor.

    What To Do When for Parents

    STUDENT TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19:

    • Notify the school
    • Follow orders of healthcare provider
      • Symptomatic = Quarantine a minimum of 10 calendar days from start of symptoms AND 3 days fever-free
      • Asymptomatic = Quarantine 10 calendar days from positive test date AND remain asymptomatic
    • Documentation needed for absences: documentation from the student's medical provider

    SOMEONE AT THE CHILD'S HOME TESTS POSITIVE WITH COVID-19:

    • Notify the school
    • Follow any applicable orders of healthcare provider
    • Quarantine a minimum of 10 calendar days from positive test date of close contact and monitor symptoms at home
    • Documentation needed for absences: documentation from the student or family member's medical provider

    Symptomatic = person is experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
    Asymptomatic = person is not experiencing any symptoms

Social-Emotional Supports

  • What is SEL?

    Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children of all ages, 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. 

    Relationship building with our students is a top priority for Tuckers Crossroads every year, but it is a central component to our re-entry plans this year.  We know this has been a difficult time for all of us, and we want to really focus on our students’ social and emotional needs from day one this year. Student social and emotional needs will be a central component to our plans for this year. In grades K-5 teachers will conduct at least two SEL activities per week. In grades 6-8 one SEL activity will take place per week every Monday.  

    If we move to a remote or hybrid learning model, our teachers and staff will be reaching out frequently to check on our students.  We want to keep a check on them academically, but we also want to know how they are doing both socially and emotionally during those times that they are not physically present at TXR.

    School Counselor:  Hilary List;  listhil100@wcschools.com

Academic Instruction

  • Synchronous Learning: Synchronous learning is when a student receives live, virtual instruction from his or her teacher. 

    Asynchronous Learning: Asynchronous learning is when students are given tasks/classroom assignments or videos to watch at whatever time is convenient to the student and parent/guardian.

    Hybrid Model

    This model of learning has approximately 50 percent of the student body attending school on a Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday schedule. Directions to determine your child’s designated days can be found on the Wilson County Schools website. (Certain special populations will attend school all four days.  Those include English-Language Learner students without English speaking parents or guardians in the home, CDC students, and McKinney Vento students. You will be notified if your child falls into one of these categories).

    If TXR or the Wilson County School District is placed on a hybrid model:

    • students will remain with the same teacher and not rotate classes or attend specials/exploratory classes
    • students will be socially distanced in the classrooms and cafeteria
    • specials.exploratory teachers, interventionists, and special education teachers will assist students virtually in this model, as we are limiting contact between other student groups or staff members except for those students in their cohort.
    • Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – teachers will be giving asynchronous tasks for students to complete, and they will be accessible for office hours during the day.  They also have the discretion to offer additional synchronous lessons as well (teachers will notify parents in advance when and if they would be offering additional synchronous lessons).
    • Cohort A will attend school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Cohort B will be working at home but will login virtually.
    • Cohort B will attend school on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Cohort A will be working at home but will login virtually.
    • Please pay attention to the attendance policy for virtual learning for your child on their designated days at home.
    • In a hybrid model, at least one and no more than three grades per class will be recorded in Skyward per week.
    • Also, view the Hybrid & Remote Learning video for suggestions for learning from home on your child’s designated home days.

    Remote Model

    Under this model, all students will be receiving instruction virtually from home.  Students will receive synchronous lessons on at least Tuesdays and Fridays according to the grade level instructions next to your child’s grade level remote schedule on the TXR schedule provided at the end of this plan. Specials/exploratory teachers will notify parents weekly about their individual synchronous and asynchronous lessons and classwork on a weekly basis in this model. Office hours are listed for each teacher and grade level.

    Students in grades K-8 will follow their traditional schedule to receive synchronous lessons on Tuesday and Friday.  On the remaining days of the week, students will be given assignments to complete and possible asynchronous lessons to watch. Students may also login to their teacher’s google meet link (will be provided by their teacher(s)) while following their individual schedule in order to receive additional support or assistance from their teacher(s). Teachers may offer additional synchronous lessons to students on M, W, Th, at their discretion and will notify parents beforehand.  All synchronous lessons will be recorded as well. 

    In a remote model, at least one and no more than three grades per class will be recorded in Skyward per week.

    Remote Learning Resources:

Athletic Protocols

  • Concerning athletics, we will be following all TSSAA guidelines and restrictions during the school year. These guidelines will be communicated to our athletic director, Coach Matt McFarland, and then will be communicated to our coaches.  Our coaches and athletic director will pass along any updates or new guidelines to all affected athletes and their parents/ guardians. Below is the most up to date information available.

    • All precautions are subject to change based on state and/or federal mandates.
    • Locker rooms are closed until the first instructional day with students on campus.  Athletes must arrive on campus dressed for activity.  Complete sanitation of locker room facilities between use is impractical and unneeded during summer activities.
    • Locker rooms will be available when school is in session and students are on campus, provided everyone wears a face covering while in the locker room.  Locker rooms will be sanitized each night following their use.
    • Participants will be prompted to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer at the beginning and end of the activity as well as when changing stations, equipment, etc.
    • Athletes will be encouraged to wear full finger gloves during weight training and sport-specific activities when applicable.
    • Coaches, athletes, managers, trainers, and anyone else associated with the team who rides a team bus are required to wear a face covering while on the bus.
    • Overnight athletic trips will not be allowed.
    • Coaches and athletes will be required to comply with pre-entry checks before every activity.

    Pre-Entry Checks:

    • Temperature checks for coaches and athletes.  A reading of 100.4 or above is considered a high temperature. Face coverings should be worn by all temperature check participants.
    • Coaches and athletes will be asked if they have covid-19 symptoms, such as a fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, congestion, headache, chills, body aches, nausea or vomiting, loss of smell, or diarrhea.
    • Coaches and athletes who have a high temperature or a covid-19 symptom will not be admitted to the activity and be referred to a healthcare provider.  All referrals will be reported to the school principal and athletic director.

    Coaches and athletes who are referred to healthcare providers due to the pre-entry checks will not be readmitted to future athletic activities until they submit signed documentation from a healthcare provider that the coach or athlete tested negative to covid-19 or the healthcare provider does not feel that the coach or athlete is a risk to others.  The school principal and athletic director will be notified of the results from the healthcare provider referrals.

    For practices and conditioning, groups will be limited to fifty individuals (athletes, coaches, trainers, etc.).  Athletes must stay in a static group to mitigate risk.

    Multiple groups may be present at the same time if the size of the activity area permits.  Groups must remain at least 20 feet apart.

    For competitions, it may not be possible to limit groups to fifty individuals.

    Coaches will ensure that common equipment is disinfected before and after each group uses the equipment.  Game officials may instruct coaches to rotate sanitized equipment into competition.  All participants will be required to have their own water bottle or cup.  Water fountains and shared water bottles will not be used or permitted.

    All athletes must practice social distancing when activities permit.  Coaches must stay at least ten feet away from athletes at all times during practices and conditioning.  Coaches should attempt to keep a safe distance from players during games if possible.

    If a group member of a team in pre-season or summer activities tests positive for covid-19, the parents of all members of the group will be notified, and the group will be shut down for 14 calendar days.  The school principal and athletic director will be notified of the positive test, and the identity of the group members impacted.

    If a group member of a team conducting in-season activities tests positive for covid-19, the parents of all members of the group will be notified.  The school principal and athletic director will be notified of the positive test, and the identity of the group members impacted.  The person who tested positive will not be allowed to participate in any team activities for 14 days or until their healthcare provider deems they can safely participate.

    Coaches will provide alternate activities or at-home workouts for athletes who cannot attend school athletic activities due to their group being shut down, or the parent chooses to keep the athlete home.

    Coaches will not penalize an athlete for an absence unless the parent or athlete fails to notify the coach of the absence in advance.

    Parents and spectators will not be admitted to practices or conditioning sessions.

    Parents and spectators will be prompted to specific zones during games to minimize spread.

    Signage and PA announcements (if available) will be used to encourage spectators to practice social distancing and wear face coverings at all athletic contests.

    Protective screens will be in place for ticket gate workers and concession workers.  Concessions workers must wear face coverings and gloves while working.  Other game workers are encouraged to wear face coverings at all times and are required to wear face coverings if their duty requires them to be within 6 ft of the public without a protective screen.

Technology Support

  •  Instruction

    • Thrivist will be TXR’s Learning Management System for the 2020-2021 school year.  Thrivist is an online learning platform that TXR and Wilson County students will use in classrooms in all learning models (traditional, hybrid, and remote). All TXR teachers received training over the summer on the platform and its usages.  Tutorials will be available for parents to view.  Students will receive instructions the first week of school on how to use Thrivist.  They will continue to utilize this platform in the traditional model to prepare them if TXR or the district moves to hybrid or remote. 

    District Tech Support

    District Technology Support Plan

    Chromebook Distribution

    • Each student will check out a Chromebook from the library for use at school and at home. Students will receive a Chromebook after they have completed the Digital Citizenship Course for their grade level (this will be completed at school during the first week).
    • Prior to checking out a Chromebook, both parents and students will review and sign the Wilson County Student Device Agreement form.
    • Acceptable Use Policy

Transportation

  • Facial Coverings must be worn at all times for students who are riding school buses.  Failure to do so will result in a disciplinary offense according to the Wilson County School’s Code of Conduct. If a student is at school and is struggling to obtain a mask, the student should see administration.

    In a hybrid model, students will be considered A or B day students according to the bus in which they ride (or would ride if that method of transportation was used).  A day students attend on Tuesdays and Thursdays and B day students attend Wednesdays and Fridays. All students will be remote on Mondays during the hybrid model.

    For more information, visit the WCS Transportation Department.

Attendance

  • The Wilson County Attendance Policy can be found in the district's Student Handbook 2020-2021.

    Expectations for behavior in hybrid/remote settings:

    Students are expected to be present for learning during all synchronous lessons, including small group breakout sessions where students are not allowed to text each other or have a private group chat.  Please refer to the use of technology section of the WCS Code of Conduct.

    Teachers will create protocols to address student expected behaviors while instruction is taking place.  For example, if a student needs to ask a question, the protocol will be for the student to add their question in the chat box to keep students from talking over the teacher.  Teachers may assign student roles to assist in notifying the teacher of questions that come up.

    Cheating will not be tolerated in all models of learning.

    Daily participation is required of every student either synchronously or asynchronously based on the attendance policy.

Parent University

Parent Communicaiton

  • With the circumstances surrounding Covid-19 and the potential for transitions to the various learning models, communication will be especially important during this school year.  Please make sure you have a working address and cell/home phone number listed in Skyward.

    During a remote or hybrid teaching model, daily communication between the teacher and students/parents is expected. This communication will take place utilizing email and phone calls.

    In the event Wilson County Schools makes the determination to switch the district or Tuckers Crossroads to a different learning model, this will be communicated to parents on Thursday evening of the week before the learning model transition.  This message will be delivered to all parents through an email and a phone message from Principal Anna Raines or Assistant Principal Melanie Mundy.

Open House

  • Due to COVID 19, we will have a Virtual Open House for the 2020-2021 school year.  We will create an introductory video for parents to view.  This video will be shared on or before July 30th.  In addition to the video, grade level teachers will have a scheduled Zoom time to meet virtually with parents and students.  This meeting will be a time for teachers to introduce themselves, provide contact information, and explain classroom expectations.