Health & Safety Protocols
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.
- 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:
- 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
- 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.
Pursuant to Governor Lee’s Executive Order No. 54, our district will comply will the recommendation that children 12 years or younger will not be required to wear a face covering. Also, the district’s requirement of face coverings or face shields will not apply to those who have trouble breathing due to an underlying health condition or another bona fide medical or health-related reason.
This language is reflected in Executive Order No. 54. That order was extended by Governor Lee last week in sequential Executive Order No. 55. While that order will expire on August 29, our face covering mandate for the district will remain in place until the BOE feels that it is safe to rescind that mandate.
The purpose of the face covering or face shield mandate is to help keep our students, teachers and staff safe in our schools, with hopes of returning to traditional teaching and learning as soon as it's feasible.
- 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.
Staying Home when Appropriate
What happens if someone tests positive for COVID-19?
Click here for the district policy regarding positive COVID-19 tests.
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 @ email@example.com
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.
Students are in the building as they normally would be during the school year. Our hours are 7:30-2:30.
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.
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. View Remote Learning Suggestions For Families for more information.
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 by visiting the district's Virtual Learning Information.
- Technology support is provided by our technology support team. Our Digital Technology Leader is Mrs. Delana Hallstedt. You can contact her here firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- Buses cleaned and sanitized daily
- Masks required on the bus
- 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.
- Visitor Safe Health Procedures
Virtual Open House
There will be a virtual open house held for all students, traditional and virtual. You will receive a link from your child’s teacher to sign in to the open house via Google Meets.
The schedule for each grade level will be posted here once the date/times have been established.