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COVID Protocol

ATTENTION PARENTS AND GUARDIANS: PLEASE READ

MASK PROTOCOL

Masks are required for students and staff on buses and in congregated student areas (hallways, cafeteria lines, etc...). Masks can be removed in classrooms and outdoors. This measure will be practiced for minimizing exposure to one another.      

COVID-19 PROTOCOL FOR ATOKA PUBLIC SCHOOL
DAILY SCREENING

1. Parents screening using provided checklist; if parents send their child to school, they are
certified healthy. Some smaller schools may check temp at the door.
2. Staff also screen themselves. If they come to work, then they are certifying they have
screened themselves.

AT SCHOOL PROCEDURES
Isolation Room: Any student or staff member who exhibits a fever of 100 degrees will be
instantly isolated in a predetermined isolation room and immediately sent home.
After being sent home, the student or staff member cannot return to school until one of the
following criteria is met:
* Without COVID testing, the student or staff member must not be present at school for 10
   days.
* After a negative COVID test, the student or staff member can return to physical school after
  3 days of being fever free with no fever-reducing medication.
* The student will become a distance learner at home until he/she can return to school.
* The student will be counted as present because digital learning will be provided.
* The student will be entered into a Google form accessible only to necessary school
   personnel.
* Google form to track forthcoming
* Policy regarding attendance
* Policy regarding fever
* Many schools have adopted CCOSA blended policy.

 

POSITIVE CASE – PK through 2nd Grade
1. Consult with county Health Department to begin contact tracing.
2. Communicate to staff (sample email/letter attached)
3. Communicate to applicable parents depending on classroom arrangement (letters attached)
4. Thoroughly sanitize classroom
5. Positive case classroom goes to distance learning for 14 days while those students are
quarantined. If the student has siblings, the siblings will be quarantined.
6. If the attendance of campus learners at the site and/or district where the positive case occurs
reaches a 35% absenteeism rate, the site and/or district (dependent on school size and
structure) will go to distance learning for 14 days. The count starts on the first day of
distance learning.
7. Grab and Go meals will be provided starting on Day 1 of distance learning. Delivery
schedule will be dictated by the district’s Child Nutrition capabilities.

POSITIVE CASE – 3rd through 12th Grade
1. Consult with county Health Department to begin contact tracing.
2. Communicate to staff (sample email/letter attached)
3. Communicate to parents at site about positive case (letter attached)
4. County health departments will decide which students will have to be quarantined and go to
distance learning dependent on exposure level as determined by the county health officials.
5. If the attendance at the site and/or district where the positive case occurs reaches a 35%
absenteeism rate, the site and/or district (dependent on school size and structure) will go to
distance learning for 14 days. The count starts on the first day of distance learning.
6. Grab and Go meals will be provided starting on Day 1 of distance learning. Delivery
schedule will be dictated by the Child Nutrition capabilities.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY TEACHERS
1. Maximize classroom space (remove reading nooks, center areas, etc.)
2. One directional seating (for all classrooms that don’t have round tables)
3. Seating charts (required by all teachers for all classes)

 

BUS TRANSPORTATION
1. Recommend alternate transportation if possible for all bus riders.
2. Maximize air flow.
3. Seating chart required. (template attached)
4. Additional bus routes (district decision)