Welcome Back Information

Updated August 3, 2020

 

Dear Cambridge School District Parents,

The school year will officially start on August 25th. The first day of school will be a 1:00 release. In order to move the start day back, for the purpose of giving teachers more time to prepare this year, we removed Early Release Thursdays from our calendar. We have 3 scheduled 1:00 release days for the school year: August 25th, December 17th, and May 27th.

The Board of Trustees, along with Superintendent Butler and Southwest District Health have approved the following plan for opening 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 

  • 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 face mask is recommended (parental discretion) but not required

  • 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

  • Create distance on the buses with strategically assigned seating charts (siblings sit together, skip a row, and fill the bus with the least amount of student to student contact as the route is ran according to the seating charts, etc.)

  • 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:

  • 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 will have temperature checked by staff member prior to entering the school

    • Students with a temperature of 100.0 or above or other visible signs of COVID- 19 will not be permitted to enter the building and cannot return to school until gone (minimum 24 hours after fever is gone, without the use of a fever reducer)

  • 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

 

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:

  • Extra space between tables in cafeteria (use of elementary gym as needed)

  • Breakfast

    • Elementary meals prepackaged and handed to children

    • Secondary meals put together by adult according to student choices, one-way enter and exit plan through library

  • Lunch

    • Spacing in line

    • Trays, utensils, milk, salad, and condiments provided by servers rather than self-serve

 

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 District

  • 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

  • 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

 

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

 

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

Updated 7/29/20

 

* 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

Notice of Vacancies: 

Cambridge School District 432J is accepting applications for a Custodian/Kitchen Assistant. The position is 40 hours per week with benefits; salary depends on experience. Click here for the Complete Job Posting.

 

Applicants who have experience in child nutrition will be given priority. Interested persons should submit a district application form, resume, and cover letter. Position will remain open until filled.

 

Classified applications are available for download at www.cambridge432.org (District Information tab) or can be picked up at the district office and may be emailed to abutler@cambridge432.org or hand delivered to the district office at the middle/high school.

Basketball Coach: 

The Tri-Valley Titan sports cooperative is looking to hire a qualified individual for the position of head boys basketball coach.  The individual hired will be responsible for facilitating the high school boys basketball program.  Interested applicants may get an application online at www.midvaleschools.org or visit the Cambridge or Midvale school offices.  Applications and resumes must be turned into Sara Kindall, AD Cambridge HS by August 10, 2020.  This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Cambridge School District 432J is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

New Student Registration:

Registration for students new to the Cambridge School District is scheduled for August 11th and 12th at the middle-high school from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This registration is for all grade levels (pre-k to 12). If your child finished the school year in Cambridge last year, you do not need to re-register this year. Those that are registering need to have the following: copy of birth certificate, immunization records, and address verification. 

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