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July 15 , 2020 DRAFT WNESU Reopening

DRAFT ONLY WNESU School Reopening Plan
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DRAFT 


July 16. 2020


Dear WNESU Community,


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience and understanding as we create a reopening plan that will maximize the health and safety for all of the schools throughout Windham Northeast. I am currently working extensively with forty plus teachers, board members, nurses, counselors, student support services, and administrators, with assistance from the state and CDC to put this plan together. In addition, we also used the community survey that over 330+ people participated in.  This survey gave us great data from families sharing their concerns and needs, so thank you.

As you can imagine, it is a huge undertaking and one that we are up for.  Although the below information is not finalized and is only in draft form, I want to share with all of you what we are leaning towards.  Please understand that this document is evolving and changing on a daily basis and should only be viewed as a DRAFT, as nothing has been finalized.  

Once all of the sub committees are finished with their work, each school has a Reopening Task Force that will address the specifics for that school and/or district. Once the reopening plan is finalized and distributed,  we will need to continuously review the plan and see how it meets the changing needs that are required to keep students and employees safe.  I am anticipating that I will be able to have your school administration send out the finale plan at the beginning of August.   





Sincerely, 

Chris Partt, WNESU Superintendent of Schools




VERMONT SAFE & HEALTHY SCHOOL DOMAINS

Vermont has created the safe and healthy school domains that were published in mid-June, of 2020.


1.Safe and Healthy Environments –based on guidance developed in cooperation with the Department of Health, the AOE, school nurses and the other educational organizations;


2. Leadership, Policy and Funding – local school board policies, procedures, budgeting strategies and communications strategies;


3.Maintaining Operations – strategies designed to keep schools open for in-person instruction;


4. Continuity of Learning – improving the ability to provide remote learning as a contingency to in-person instruction; and


5. Social and Emotional Health – systems to support the social and emotional needs of students and staff.






















Re-Entry Plan 2020

WNESU

PLANNING FOR THE START OF THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

As we plan for the beginning of the school year, we hope to introduce a blended learning model - face to face instruction complemented with home learning. Our goal is to balance the educational needs of students with the health and safety of staff, students, families

and community.

Beginning the year with the most stable plan possible will increase the likelihood of us maintaining a delivery model for an extended period of time. As health conditions evolve, portions of this plan may change. We are working to finalize schedules and communicate details in the coming month.


Our plan follows guidelines from the Vermont Agency of Education, and the CDC. The following template has been adjusted from the State of Alaska.

Low Risk

No Community Transmission


 


 


*No laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last 14 days, and no reported increase in the number of cases over the last 14 days.


Medium Risk

Some Community Spread


 


 


*Low to moderate level of community transmission: Minimal amount of laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 as determined by community.

High Risk

Widespread Community Transmission

 


 


*High level of community transmission:


*Outbreaks or increases in cases and recent

laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19.


 


 

ALL WNESU School will be closed

or

Individual Schools will have a reactive

school closure based on the situation.

All WNESU will be fully opened for on-site learning with limited or no hybrid remote learning

All WNESU Schools are open for instruction with conditional Hybrid remote learning available.



Green and Yellow risk levels have the same CDC recommended guidelines for social distancing and other mitigation strategies. We anticipate starting the year in the Yellow level. **unless the community is in HIGH RISK status.


Provided our community sustains low risk (Green), we will begin to phase in additional face to face learning.







Areas Being Addressed

 


 

Group Size, Integrity of Group, Physical Distancing and Modified Layouts 

The below DRAFT chart is based on the “Medium Risk”  yellow from above.


 

Procedures &

Protocols

Screening

Disinfecting

Personal Protective Equipment

Additional Details

Social Distancing

Busses

Parents should be encouraged to drive their children to school whenever possible.


Before getting on the bus every day:


A health monitor will be assigned to each bus. Bus drivers are not responsible for screening students.

 

  • Each student will have their temperature taken by a bus health monitor (teacher, Para) all monitors will be required to wear gloves, mask and/or shields when screening.

  • All students will sanitize hands before getting on the bus.


  • Students who have a fever of 100.40 (38.00C) or above, or other signs of illness, should not be allowed on the bus.


  • The bus health monitor will wipe down devices after each temperature reading.


  • All student temperatures will be recorded each day.


  • All students are required to wear face masks at all times on the bus. If the students do not have a mask, the monitor will provide one for them..






Every day after each run, AM and PM.



  • Masks and/ or shields & gloves are to be worn by the health monitor at all times.

  • The bus driver will wear a mask at all times.

  • All students are required to wear a mask at all times, unless there is a medical issue or documented reason that prevents masks from being worn.


  • Each bus will have a health monitor assigned in order to screen and document students getting on the bus and enforce social distancing while riding the bus.


  • Bus Routes may be adjusted or consolidated due to the time it takes to screen students


  • Parents and Guardians are strongly urged to bring their students to school during this time.


  • Parents and Guardians will be asked to be at the bus stop in case a student has a temperature, as we cannot leave a student alone, unless a waiver has been signed. Waiver will be sent home.

  • Students will be assigned the same seat on the bus each day.




    • All students need to remain face forward at all times.



    Bus Stops


























    • Students should keep a six-foot distance at all times.


    • Students should wear face masks when waiting.


    • Students who are with Parents should remain in the car until the bus arrives.


    Masks for all students and staff, unless there is a documented reason for no mask.


    • Students should keep a six-foot distance at all times.

    • No physical contact of any kind.




    Visitors

    All screening for visitors and students that are dropped off:


    • All visitors and employees will need to sign in, in the foyer of each building. The sign-in sheet


    • Signs will be posted in the front foyer and the door.


    • Each visitor will have access to a thermometer.


    • Any visitor who has a fever of 100.40 (38.00C) or above or other signs of illness will not be let into the building




     



    Anytime someone enters the schools

    Masks at all times.

    • Must put on a mask, fill out the sign-in sheet and sanitize hands or put on gloves before going past the foyer. If visitors do not have a mask or gloves they will be provided by the school office.


    • Visitors MUST be kept to a minimum and schools will continue to use technology to meet and communicate with people.


    • All delivery personnel need to be masked before entering the school for a signature. Deliveries should be left in a secure designated area.


    • Visitors should wipe down the pen and thermometer after signing in.



    Classrooms

    Falls under employees and student procedures.

    Teachers every day before & after lunch and between every class if classes switch.


    Masks for all students and staff. Unless there is a documented reason for no mask.

    • All students should have an assigned seat.


    • When allowable, teachers should change classes, not the students, to minimize movement throughout the building


    • Floor markers are used to remind and show social distancing.

    • Floor markers will be used to remind and show social distancing.

     

    • All desks will be arranged for a 6 foot spacing for all desks.

    Food Services


    Before and after serving meals


    (examples)

    • Disinfect all prep area surfaces.

    • Wipe down & disinfect equipment.

    • Clean all equipment

    • Any foil liners should be removed and replaced at the end of the day

    • Disinfect or replace sponges

    • All rags, dishtowels, aprons, and any uniforms must be laundered for sanitization

    • All cooking and serving utensils must be washed/sanitized

    • All dining dishes, flatware, glassware, and smallwares must be disinfected

    • Inside of trash can and its exterior surface




    Masks, gloves, and face shields when necessary.

    • Meals will be served in classrooms.

    • Plate each child’s meal to serve it so that multiple children are not using the same serving utensils.

    • Sinks used for food preparation should not be used for any other purposes.

    • Teachers should ensure children wash hands prior to and immediately after eating.

    • Teachers/Employees should wash their hands before preparing food and after helping children to eat.


    • Floor markers are used to remind and show social distancing.

    Buildings





























    Nightly custodial cleaning


    Frequently touched surfaces (e.g., playground equipment, door handles, sink handles, drinking fountains) within the school and on school buses at least daily or between use as much as possible. Use of shared objects (e.g., gym or physical education equipment, art supplies, toys, games) should be limited when possible or cleaned between use.


    Masks for all students and staff, unless there is a documented reason for no mask.

    All buildings will have a designated time that all students and employees need to be away so all areas can be disinfected.

    Floor markers are placed in areas for social distancing.

    Drop-off & Pick-ups

    Before entering the building

     


     

    • Hand hygiene stations will be set up at the entrance of each school, so that children can clean their hands before they enter. If a sink with soap and water is not available, provide hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol next to parent sign-in sheets. Keep hand sanitizer out of children’s reach and supervise use. If possible, place sign-in stations outside, and provide sanitary wipes for cleaning pens between each use.

     


    Before entering the building

    Masks for all students and staff, unless there is a documented reason for no mask.

    • Stagger arrival and drop off times and plan to limit direct contact with parents as much as possible.

     

    • Designate an employee to be the drop off/pick up volunteer to walk children to their classroom, and at the end of the day, walk all children back to their cars.




     


    • Floor markers are placed in areas for social distancing.


    • Ideally, the same parent or designated person should drop off and pick up the child every day. If possible, older people such as grandparents or those with serious underlying medical conditions should not pick up children, because they are more at risk


    Students Pre-k -12

    Every day before entering the building

     


     

    Persons who have a fever of 100.40 (38.00C) or above or other signs of illness should not be admitted to the facility. Encourage parents to be on the alert for signs of illness in their children and to keep them home when they are sick. Screen children upon arrival, if possible.



    • Each student will have their temperature taken by a health monitor (teacher, Para) before entering the schools.

    • All health monitors will be required to wear gloves, masks, and/or shields when screening.

    • All students will sanitize hands before entering the school


    • The front entrance health monitor will wipe down devices after each temperature reading.


    • All student temperatures will be recorded each day.







    • Teachers every day before & after lunch and between every class if classes

    Change.


    • Students and Employees will sanitize before and after every group gathering.


    • When coming back in from recess all students will sanitize hands before entering the building.


    • Anytime a student and or employees leaves the building to the general public all re-entry sanitization procedures will be followed.

    Masks for all students and staff. Unless there is a documented reason for no mask.

    Will vary from grade to grade based on if students change classes or stay in one classroom all day.

    • Floor markers are placed in areas for social distancing.

     

    • Students should keep a six-foot distance at all times.


    • No physical contact of any kind.



    • Schedules should be adjusted/staggered to limit hallway movement of large groups.

    • Teachers should move instead of classes of students when possible



    Group Gatherings & Recess


    • Throughout the day

    Masks for all students and staff. Unless there is a documented reason for no mask.

    • Group gatherings are discouraged and should only be used for emergency drills and real emergency.


    • Recess is considered a large group gathering. Social distance will be monitored by staff.

    • All large group gatherings will follow the social distancing of six feet.

    • Physical contact should not take place at any time.

    • Masks must be worn during all group gatherings and recess.

    All Employees

    Every day before entering the building

    Throughout the day

    Masks and or gloves and face shields depending job






    WNESU TASK FORCE SUB COMMITTEE


    Sub Committee

    Name



    Social/Emotional



    Jesse Hall


    Stacey Alexander


    Jennifer Abbott


    Jennifer Keenan Wolfe


    Dena Weiss-Tisman


    Carrie Towle


    Elizabeth Harris


    Priscilla Lambert


    Joseph Smith


    Cathy Morris


    Mark Gebo


    Carla Aquadro


    Rebecca Stockwell


    Andrea Carlson


    Jennifer Vaughan




    Food Services



    Lynn Carey


    Harley Sterling


    Colin James


    Mary Beth Culver


    Jennifer Vaughan


    Whitney Patterson











    Health Screening



    Chris Pratt


    Michael Herrington


    Richard Adams


    Jeannie Hodsden


    Lynn Morgan


    Jen Burke


    Whitney Patterson


    Jennifer Vaughan







    Facilities/Sanitization



    Andy Haas


    Rick Schuhmann


    Jim DeBell


    Gary DeRosia


    Chris Hodsden


    Adam Hallock


    Rebecca Stockwell


    Whitney Patterson


    Jen Burke


    Jennifer Vaughan



    Transportation



    Stacey Alexander


    Chris Pratt


    Colin James


    Richard Adams


    stan budzik


    Jennifer Rose


    Mary Beth Culver


    Patricia Adams


    Whitney Patterson


    Jennifer Vaughan



    Academics,Extracurriculars, Recess



    Andy Haas


    Michael Herrington


    Justin Aube


    Karen Bukowski


    Liz Harty


    Samantha McAllister


    Cheryl Charles


    Dana Aquadro


    Helen Richards-Peelle


    John Broadley


    Laura Hazard


    Jennifer Keenan Wolfe


    Colin James


    Chris Hodsden


    Jody Hauser


    Priscilla Lambert


    Jennifer Abbott


    Jeannie Hodsden


    Jennifer Vaughan




    RESOURCES


    PreK-Grade 3 

    and commonly used developmental screening instruments utilized at the local level include, but are not limited to: 


    Food Service 












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