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Springfield Elementary COVID-19 Protocols
Springfield Elementary COVID-19 Protocols
Richard Hargrove
Wednesday, August 05, 2020

In an effort to open with face-to-face instruction this fall and remain open, the following safety protocols have been adopted by Springfield Elementary School.  Springfield Schools is monitoring the guidance from various health departments daily and will adjust our practices to their recommendations. We ask for parent and community cooperation and support during these unprecedented times. Dialog with parents is welcome as we work together to find a balance between a safe and functional learning environment for all SHS students.  

In order to offer a grab-n-go breakfast we will be adjusting breakfast time to 7:40 a.m.  Students our asked to enter their classrooms through their assigned doors at 7:40 a.m. if they wish to eat breakfast.  If you choose not to eat breakfast you may enter after 7:50 a.m.  Regular class will begin at the usual 8:00 a.m.  

Thank you for your understanding of the daily changes we are facing and our attempt to offer the best possible education we can.  Your child's teacher will be sharing specific information next Monday and Tuesday when students come in for our assessment day.  If you have not received your notice of assessment date and time please call the elementary office.


SPRINGFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

RETURN TO FACE – TO – FACE LEARNING PROTOCOLS

FALL 2020


SCREENING: Students should be screened by parents before coming to school. Students with the following symptoms should not attend.  Teachers will also take and record daily temperatures.

·        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

FACE MASKS:  Students at the elementary school are not required to wear masks, although they are encouraged to.  We will have masks available if a situation arises and a student does not have one, but requests one.  State and local health departments may issue requirements that could change this protocol.

SOCIAL DISTANCING:  Class rooms will be organized in a way that offers the greatest amount of social distancing possible.  Assigned seating will be required.  Teachers will monitor the use of the hallway to provide proper social distancing during transition times.

SANITATION AND HYGIENE:  Students are expected to practice personal safety measures, such as frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes in the crook of the elbow, and refraining from personal contact.  Each classroom will be supplied with hand sanitizer for student use.  Staff and students will wipe down surfaces of high use areas after leaving.

ENTERING OF BUILDING:  Students in grades PK, K, 1st, 3rd and 5th (Crane) will enter classroom through the storage room door to their classroom.  Grades 2nd 4th and 5th (Hume) will enter through the front door and go directly to their classroom.  Elementary school will open at 7:40 a.m. for those students eating breakfast. All others are asked to enter after 7:50 a.m.  Bus schedules will be adjusted.  Class will begin at the usual 8:00 a.m.

EXITING OF BUILDING:  Students will exit the building at the end of the day through the same door they entered at the beginning of the day.  Parents are asked to wait outside for the children.

MEALS:  Students will eat breakfast in the classroom or outside.  The breakfast will be a grab-n-go style.  Lunch will be served in the cafeteria.  Staff will handle the filling of meal trays. Students will sit in their assigned seating groups. Elementary school will open at 7:40 a.m. for those students eating breakfast. All others are asked to enter after 7:50 a.m.  Bus schedules will be adjusted.  Class will begin at the usual 8:00 a.m. 

 

 

STUDENT COMMITMENTS

  • Stay at home if you are not feeling well.  Work with your teachers to get as much work done from home as you feel you can. 
  • Notify an adult if you are at school and begin to feel sick. 
  • Wash your hands!  Handwashing is one of the best preventative measure you can take to protect yourself and others. 
  • Do your best to socially distance with your friends and encourage your friends to do the same. 
  • Leave school grounds after school. 
  • Understand that everyone is dealing with this problem and that some students may feel differently or have heightened stress around this problem.
  • Study hard and be the best student you can be! 
  • Do your best to screen your student before school starts.  This saves on valuable learning time and does not create added stress for students at school.  The school district will work with the Department of Health to issue guidelines so that you know what to do.  Keep your student home if he or she is sick!
  • Know the symptoms of Covid-19 and the preventative steps you can take to keep your family, kids and therefore, the school as safe as possible
  • Be open and available for communication.  This is a time in which if we all communicate as much as possible, we will promote and ensure not just safely but service as well. 
  • Understand we are all doing the best we can to deal with these difficult and unusual situations.
  • The more we are all able to take these steps the sooner we can return to the learning environment we all wish for.


Parents/Family Commitments

  • Do your best to screen your student before school starts.  This saves on valuable learning time and does not create added stress for students at school.  The school district will work with the Department of Health to issue guidelines so that you know what to do.  Keep your student home if he or she is sick!
  • Know the symptoms of Covid-19 and the preventative steps you can take to keep your family, kids and therefore, the school as safe as possible
  • Be open and available for communication.  This is a time in which if we all communicate as much as possible, we will promote and ensure not just safely but service as well. 
  • Understand we are all doing the best we can to deal with these difficult and unusual situations.
  • The more we are all able to take these steps the sooner we can return to the learning environment we all wish for.