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The Board of Trustees, along with Superintendent Butler and Southwest District Health have approved the following plan for the school year. This is a living document, and will be updated as we receive new information from state and national agencies.

Cambridge School District

Cleaning/Disinfecting/Positive Case Plan for Fall Re-Entry

POC: Anthony Butler, Superintendent/Secondary Principal

208-257-3311/208-989-8617

abutler@cambridge432.org

 

The goal of this document is to keep the majority of our students in school for the majority of the time.

 

Staff and students on campus should adhere to the following:

 

  • Respect social distancing guidelines of six feet when possible

  • Limit physical contact (hugging, fist bumps, handshakes, etc.)

  • Stay home if you have been tested for, or are showing signs of COVID-19 or anyone in your household has been tested for, or is showing symptoms of COVID-19

  • Practice good hand hygiene

  • Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Wearing a facemask is a personal decision

  • No sharing lockers

Maintaining a Healthy Environment:

 

Disinfect surfaces and objects regularly:

  • Playground equipment, door handles, sink handles, drinking fountains, PE equipment, art supplies, toys, games etc. 

  • Cleaning products should not be used near children, maintain adequate ventilation and follow manufacture guidelines for use

 

Transportation: 

  • Clean/disinfect school buses after each transport trip

  • Drivers or other staff member will take child's temperature prior to entering the bus

 

Shared Objects:

  • Avoid shared items as much as possible that are difficult to clean or disinfect

  • Keep students’ belongings separate from each other

 

Daily School Procedures:

  • With respect to health and safety, accommodations for students with disabilities will be considered when implementing this plan

  • Parents need to keep children home from school if they are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms

  • Parents are asked to take the temperature of their child(ren) prior to sending them to school (bus, walk, drop-off)

  • Students found to have fever or other COVID-19 symptoms will be sent home. The school district will follow our standard procedures of contacting parents and then emergency contacts. Parents must make arrangements for pickup within 30 minutes of contact from the school

    • The school is not diagnosing your child with any illness or reporting to any agency based on symptoms found

  • In the event that someone in the household is ill, but did not get tested or did not receive a positive COVID-19 test, return to school will be as follows:

    • 24 hours after the last symptom of an individual, a negative test result, or release by a physician, all members of the household are permitted to return to school

 

Classrooms:

  • Minimize close-proximity tasks

  • Maintain as much as possible space seating/desks for social distancing with desks facing forward; if using tables, have students only sit on one side of the table so they are not facing each other

  • Instruction from teacher on proper hand washing and social distancing

 

School Provided Meals:

  • For the 21-22 school year, we will continue to operate under the SSO, which provides meals at no cost to students in an attempt to prevent COVID-19 from impacting students nutritionally

  • Breakfast

    • Elementary: grade level breakfast times are staggered to allow more spacing of students

    • Secondary: meals are put together by adult according to student choices, one-way enter and exit through the cafeteria line

  • Lunch

    • Staggered start to minimize time in line

    • Tables sanitized between secondary and elementary usage

 

Positive Case Plan:

 

  • If a positive confirmed (from a doctor) case should occur the district will collaborate with the South-West Health District and Adams County Health Center

    • This includes contact tracing based on available information

  • Decisions will be made with the local health districts on a case-by-case basis

  • Self-quarantine/isolate until the staff/student can return safely

    • Following current CDC guidelines, individuals that have knowingly been exposed to an individual that tests positive for COVID-19 will be quarantined from all school activities and will be allowed to return 10 days after exposure with no symptoms or 7 days after exposure with no symptoms and a negative COVID-19 test (test must be taken at a minimum of 5 days after exposure) ​

  • Communication with staff, parents, and students

  • Clean and disinfect thoroughly

  • If a short-term or long-term building/campus closure is needed, use the strategies in place for continued education

  • In the event of a closure, we will consult with Midvale concerning athletic events and practices

  • The superintendent has the authority to close school for 1 day. The board will meet for an emergency meeting within one calendar day of the declaration of closure

  • If a student is required to be absent for a prolonged period of time, the teacher(s), parent(s), and student will communicate and make arrangements for completion of school work

 

Symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Fever greater than 100.3*

  • Dry cough, not due to allergies, etc..

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Chills

  • Repeated shaking with chills

  • Muscle pain

  • New or persistent headache

  • Sore throat

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Fatigue

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

Community Information and Input

  • Upon request, the district office will provide individuals with information on where they can receive vaccinations based on the most current updates from South West District Health or other local health agencies

  • For information on how to select and properly wear a mask, please visit the Center for Disease Control website on masks - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html

  • The Cambridge School district will help with the social and emotional needs of students and staff on a request basis by providing information on mental health services in the area

  • When possible, trained employees or currently contracted professionals will be used

  • The Cambridge School District will continue to work with SWDH and ADHC when questions arise and help is needed in implementing and/or modifying this plan

 

This is a working document and will be updated as information changes.

Updated 9/20/2021 - Bold sections reflect recent changes

 

Due to the fluidity of the coronavirus, the superintendent has the authority to make changes to this plan as needed. Changes will go into effect immediately. Any and all changes will need permanent approval at the next available board meeting.

This plan will be revisited and potentially modified at the following board meetings with community input:

March 2022, September 2022, March 2023, and September 2023

* Even though the CDC outlines the fever symptom of COVID-19 as being above 100.3, our school practice is to send individuals home at 100.0 or greater.

 

Resources

 

Castleford School District Re-entry Plan

 

Kimberly School District (summer school plan)

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020, July 8) Symptoms of 

  COVID-19. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov

 

As always, please remember that good hygiene practices are the best way to slow the spread of contagious illnesses.

  • Wash your hands with soap and water

  • Use hand sanitizers when available

  • Keep your hands away from eyes, mouth, and nose

  • Cough and sneeze into your arm rather than into hands or out in the open

  • Avoid unnecessary physical contact (handshakes, holding hands, hugs, etc…)

 

If you need to contact Mr. Butler, please email, call, or text.

 

If you need to contact Mrs. Vowell, please email, call, or text.

 

Thank you,

Cambridge School District Administration

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