STATE GUIDELINES FOR PHASE TWO
BUS OPERATIONS: State guidelines are 50% of manufacturer's capacity.
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZES: State guidelines are no more than 25 people including a teacher/staff member in a classroom. Individuals to maintain 6-feet of spacing to the greatest extent possible.
FREQUENT HAND WASHING: Handwashing/hand sanitizer is recommended at arrival, at least every two hours, before and after eating, before and after using outdoor play equipment, and at exit.
FACE COVERINGS: Face coverings are required to the greatest extend possible for adults and third graders and above while inside school facilities. Individuals with severe breathing difficulties should not wear face coverings.
SYMPTOM MONITORING: Assess students on arrival and throughout the day, including conducting an initial temperature check.
ATHLETICS: Refrain from contact and high-risk sports.
ASCENSION PROCEDURES FOR PHASE TWO
Our goal for Phase Two is to serve all preschool through fifth grade students in our buildings on a daily basis. Middle and high school students will be served through both online learning and on-campus in alternating schedules. Details of these schedules may vary by school.
Full bus capacity for primary schools is 72 students, so buses will run with no more than 36 students in Phase Two. This may require double routes and staggered arrival and dismissal times.
Temperatures will be checked every day by first period. Students will be given several opportunities to wash hands and/or use hand sanitizer throughout the day.
We have learned that the actual distancing of students is unique to each classroom and class setting. There are many situations where students are less than 4 feet apart when class sizes are close to 25 students, on bus rides, and in other settings. We will continue to comply with the standard “greatest extent possible,” meaning if students can be distanced more than 6 feet, they will. Where that is not possible, students will be distance as far apart as space allows. As six feet is the benchmark for identifying a close contact, anything less than 6 feet apart requires a close contact to quarantine. It is important to note that most close contacts in our classroom settings, in general, do not ultimately develop symptoms or test positive during the quarantine period.