Return to Learn 2021-2022

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MSD of New Durham Township Return to Learn 2021-2022


The Board of School Trustees approved the Return to Learn 2021-2022 Plan on 7/22/21.  Our plan will include a color-coded system whereby each color dictates the level of precautionary measures to be implemented throughout the school.  Please be aware that administration will gather data on a daily basis and the school's current level could change at any time based on changes in risk level.

RETURN TO LEARN UPDATE LETTER 2/21/22



Green Light

Note:  The 2021-2022 Return to Learn Plan does not include specific factors that would require the school to move to fully virtual learning.  However, in the event that data indicates significant spread of the virus is occurring within the school, or if staffing becomes an issue due to illness or quarantine, a classroom, grade level, or school could be moved to virtual learning for a period of time.  Administration will work with local health officials to make this decision should it become necessary.  Parents should be prepared with a plan for childcare at all times, as a move to virtual learning could be made with little advance notice.



RED

YELLOW

GREEN


Risk of Covid-19 transmission is HIGH.*

Risk of Covid-19 transmission is MODERATE.*

Risk of Covid-19 transmission is LOW.*

Instructional Model

5 days of in-person instruction for all students.**

5 days of in-person instruction for all students.**

5 days of in-person instruction for all students.**

Masks


Masks are required for all students and staff inside the building at all times (except when eating).

Masks are required whenever social distancing cannot be maintained.***

Masks are optional for students and staff.

Social Distancing

Social distancing is enforced to the greatest extent possible.

Social distancing is encouraged whenever possible.

Social distancing is encouraged whenever possible.

Classrooms

Seating charts required in all classrooms.  

Student seats face in the same direction and are spaced as far apart as possible.

Seating charts required in all classrooms.  

Student seats spaced 3 feet apart wherever possible.

Seating charts required in all classrooms.

Normal classroom seating arrangements are permitted.

Contact Tracing/

Quarantine

Contact tracing will be conducted through the school nurse’s office.  Quarantine will be required for any unvaccinated close contacts.

Contact tracing will be conducted through the school nurse’s office.  Quarantine will only be required if students were not masked during exposure or if exposure occurred during high risk activities (cafeteria, band/choir, or some extracurriculars).

Per IDOH update released 2/17/22, contact tracing will not be conducted and quarantine will no longer be required unless the individual tests positive or develops Covid symptoms.

Self-Screening

Parents, students, and staff should screen daily for Covid-19 symptoms and contact the school if symptoms are present.

Parents, students, and staff should screen daily for Covid-19 symptoms and contact the school if symptoms are present.

Parents, students, and staff should screen daily for Covid-19 symptoms and contact the school if symptoms are present.

Bus Transportation

Masks required per federal guidelines.

Masks required per federal guidelines.

Masks are optional per CDC guidance released on 2/25/22.

Cleaning/

Disinfecting

Cleaning of high touch surfaces conducted frequently throughout the day and in evenings.  Disinfecting implemented following any positive case exposures.

Cleaning of high touch surfaces conducted frequently throughout the day and in evenings.  Disinfecting implemented following any positive case exposures.

Cleaning of high touch surfaces conducted frequently throughout the day and in evenings.  Disinfecting implemented following any positive case exposures.

Visitors

Only essential visitors will be admitted to the building.

All visitors will be screened for Covid-19 symptoms.  

Visitors will be limited to the office area unless approved for educational purposes.

All visitors will be screened for Covid-19 symptoms.  

Normal visitor procedures.

All visitors will be screened for Covid-19 symptoms.  

Large Group Settings

Large group meetings/assemblies not permitted.

Large group meetings/assemblies allowed only if students can be seated 3 feet apart

Large group meetings/assemblies permitted.  Students will be spaced apart if possible.



*Risk of transmission will be determined by school administration in collaboration with local health officials, and will take into account active school cases as well as close contact quarantine cases.


**Westville’s Blackhawk Academy is a K-12 fully virtual alternative learning program that is available to a select number of students based on qualifying medical need or other circumstances.  Interested students must apply prior to the start of a semester and be approved by administration.  Contact your school principal for further information.


***Masks will be required wherever social distancing will be difficult to enforce, which may include hallways, office areas, and other common spaces.  Masks may be allowed to be removed in some classrooms when students are seated, if class size and furniture arrangement allows for proper social distancing.