07/20/20 - District COVID-19 Reopening Plan

Grandfield Public Schools District COVID-19 Reopening Plan

The goal of this plan is to implement policies and procedures to ensure the safety of students, staff, and visitors to our schools to the best of our abilities.  Although no plan is 100% effective, and not all situations can be specifically addressed in this plan, Grandfield Schools will reopen in the fall for the 2020-2021 school year with the following guidelines in place:

Transportation

School vehicles used to transport students and staff will require the use of masks by all riders. This includes buses, school Suburban’s, and AG vehicles.  If only the driver is present, no mask is required.  Each vehicle will be sanitized after each use.  If weather conditions permit, windows will be open on vehicles to promote airflow and reduce the spread of germs.

Screening of Students and Staff

 All students and staff will be screened daily with a temperature check upon arrival.  Each campus will have specific policies and procedures in place to ensure daily screenings occur with the least amount of disruption to the school day.  Temperature readings at or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit will result in students being sent home.  Staff members and students sent home must remain at home until fever-free for at least 24 hours. They may return to school if no COVID-19 like symptoms are present and are fever-free.

 Visitors

 Only visitors with official school business will be allowed on campus. Office staff will screen all  official visitors to the campus with a temperature check. Visitors will be required to wear a mask on school grounds.  Visitors with temperatures at or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit will be asked to leave.

 Health and Hygiene Precautions for Staff and Students

  • Students and staff will be allowed to wear masks if they choose. (Specific guidelines will be shared at registration.)
  • Staff will review in appropriate detail the importance of handwashing and good hygiene with students on a regular basis.
  • Students will use sanitizer before and after using computer lab equipment, Chromebooks, or tablets.
  • Classrooms will be disinfected daily. Restrooms will be disinfected throughout the day.
  • The use of common areas will be limited as much as possible. If used, social distancing will be used, and the area will be sanitized after each use.
  • Cafeterias may use a staggered schedule to limit the number of students.
  • Deliveries of food will not be allowed.This policy will be re-evaluated each 9 weeks.
  • Classroom teachers will utilize space to promote social distancing between students during instruction and all activities as much as possible.
  • Classroom teachers will discourage the sharing of personal items and supplies.

Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 (Staff or Student)

If a student or staff member has been known to have close contact with an individual who has tested positive (e.g. someone in their household), they should stay home and self-monitor for symptoms and be tested.  The individual should not return to school until they have been tested and/or have completed a 14-day quarantine period.  (Per OKSDE guidelines)

If a staff member or student tests positive for COVID-19, Grandfield Schools will dismiss school and begin Virtual Learning the following school day and continue for a preliminary 72-hour window.  During that 72-hour window, the District will work in conjunction with the Tillman County Health Department to determine when the school can safely re-open.  During the 72-hour window, disinfecting of campus facilities will occur. 

 All COVID-19 related questions and concerns from parents and community members should be sent to admin@grandfield.k12.ok.us


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