Arrival: Before leaving home, parents will check their students’ temperatures (must be lower than 100° F without prior medication) and ask if the student is experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.
Families will arrive in the parking lot beginning at 8:15 am to drive through and drop off students at northeast auditorium doors. Masks are not required for families or students at drop off
Upon entering the auditorium, the support staff (each teacher has an assigned assistant) will instruct each student to sanitize their hands and direct the student to their class group and teacher to sit at assigned seats. Teachers will arrive by 8:25 am to collect their students and take them upstairs when directed.
Beginning at 8:30 am, teachers and students will be dismissed by grade level. Students will be instructed to maintain 3 feet between each student.
End of School/Dismissal Protocol:
Parents must check their own temperature and that of any sibling with the parent before leaving home. Temperatures must be lower than 100° F.
The doors to the auditorium will be opened at 1:50, 2:50 and 3:50 pm.
Parents will present student IDs for pick-up to the door monitor and enter through the northeast auditorium doors.
Parents will wait in marked spaces in receiving area to collect children.
After receiving their children, parents will promptly exit following the designated exit path through the auditorium and return to their cars. K-6 student ID’s will be re-checked by the door monitor upon exiting.
Adults in Building
ONLY CLPS staff and students can enter the building between 8:15-8:45 am. (Parents must wait until 8:45 am to enter the building for any reason.)
Personnel other than staff or students will have restricted entry into the building during the school day. Appointment or calling ahead will be encouraged. Signage will be posted with instructions to call the office or to email requests with contact information.
Guests who need to enter the building must sanitize their hands and must wear a mask while inside. (Front door monitor to enforce).
No waiting area inside the main office.
No congregating will be allowed in the lobby for any reason.
The Front Door Monitor will instruct everyone to exit the building after their appointments.
Only one person is allowed in the elevator at a time.
School-Wide Quarantine Rules
Positive Cases and Teachers, Staff, or Students Showing COVID-19 Symptoms
If a positive case is identified for a school participant, whether teacher, staff, or student, the school must attempt to identify any individuals who had “Close Contact” with the affected participant. Anyone who is considered to have “Close Contact” with someone who may have been exposed to COVID-19 must stay at home for 14 days after exposure. With our efforts to minimize the number of students possibly exposed to “Close Contact” it is not anticipated that an entire class would be quarantined.
All participants of the school program must receive written notification if a positive COVID-19 case is identified among school participants (teachers, staff, or students). For students, such written notification is to be provided to the parents or guardians of the students. The school must also notify its local health department.
Without delay, any quarantined student or group of students will be switched to at home learning with appropriate materials, instruction and support from CLPS teachers and staff.
What is Close Contact?
CDC Definition of “Close Contact” leading to 14 day quarantine
Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes cumulative starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to specimen collection resulting in a positive test) until the time the patient is isolated.
Defined “Close Contact” is not mitigated by mask wearing per CDC. “At this time, differential determination of close contact for those using fabric face coverings is not recommended.”
In other words: it doesn't matter if you were wearing a mask or not when you came into "close contact" with an infected person. Masks don't prevent you from having to quarantine according to CLPS quarantine rules, listed above.
All CLPS staff have been strongly encouraged to always maintain a 6 foot distance between themselves and any other person in the school to prevent disruption due to the required 14 day quarantine for “Close Contact”.
CLPS students will not be able to observe the CDC 6 foot distance requirement while attending school, but we will strive to maintain at least a 3 foot separation at all times.
Watch for these symptoms
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: Fever or chills - Cough - Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing - Fatigue - Muscle or body aches - Headache - New loss of taste or smell - Sore throat - Congestion or runny nose - Nausea or vomiting - Diarrhea
If any staff person or student experiences any of these symptoms, they should stay home. If the symptoms have ended the next day, the person may return to school. If the symptoms persist or worsen, the person must remain at home until a negative test for COVID-19 has been received. If a positive test is determined, the person must follow CDC guidelines for self-isolation. All other persons determined to have had “Close Contact” with the infected person must immediately begin 14 day quarantine following CDC guidelines.
Wearing of masks on school campus is optional for all persons on campus – Except:
Staff may be required to wear masks for congested activities.
Students in large elementary elective classes where 3 foot spacing is not possible. Some of our elementary classes have plexi-glass safety shields installed separating students seated closer than 3 feet.
Masks do not exempt people from the definition of "close contact" as described above.
From drop-off at 8:15 am until pick-up, elementary students will be kept in protected grade level cohorts – classes always separated by more than 6 feet from other classes.
To minimize the number of close contacts, all students will sit in the same assigned seats in their classroom from 8:30 am until 2:00 pm. Students taking electives in a classroom setting will be assigned seats by grade level to minimize contacts with additional students at other grade levels.
In the auditorium for morning drop-off, lunch and afternoon pick-up, students will sit in assigned seats arranged to match the seating arrangement in their classrooms.
All student movement will be supervised for safety and spacing by our teacher assistant/support team throughout the day.
Auditorium tables will be sanitized prior to seating different students at the same seat.
All persons will be encouraged and given opportunity to sanitize their hands often, especially before and after moving from one location to another.
Students may provide their own hand sanitizer
Restrooms will be sanitized regularly by support staff