To remain compliant with Kansas compulsory attendance requirements, students are required to participate in either "Blended Learning" or "Remote Learning" education.
Students will be assigned to Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday classes with alternating Fridays.
Children will be assigned days based on the last name of oldest child at each address.
Dual and concurrent enrollment students may begin in-person coursework offered on KCKCC property.
Students will be supported using Schoology during days when instruction occurs at home. Students and parents will be required to maintain a log of time spent learning at home.
5th grade band will be postponed, beginning no earlier than January, 2021.
"Morning" Pre-K students will attend on Monday/Wednesday and "Afternoon" Pre-K students will attend on Tuesday/Thursday. Friday Pre-K will be assigned based on student needs. Students will be notified of their schedule following the screening.
Parents and guardians may choose not to enter their child into Blended Learning, and an online, remote option will be offered. Parents will indicate their preference while enrolling (via OLR) and will receive Remote Learning connection information. Computerized instruction will be used to facilitate Remote Learning instruction.
Students electing full Remote Learning instruction will receive a digital curriculum. Students at the elementary level will be assigned to a Remote Learning teacher who will provide a combination of required "live" instruction as well as independent practice. Class selections at the secondary level will be from a computerized program catalog. Secondary students will be provided instructional support by a USD 202 staff member.
Part-time enrollment is not permitted.
Remote Learning students will not be eligible to participate in school activities/athletics.
When a decision to enroll in Remote Learning is made in the OLR, that decision will be maintained through the first semester.
Elementary specials teachers (Art, Music, Physical Education) move to classrooms.
Physical Education and music classes operate outside as reasonably possible.
Individual classrooms at all levels will operate as cohorts and will have limited interaction with other classroom cohorts. At the secondary level, this means that students will not rotate between classes. Specific schedule information will be release in the next few weeks.
Student seating will be spaced as much as possible and desk will be forward-facing.
Non-essential furniture will be removed from classrooms to provide additional space. If staff members need to remove furniture, they should contact an administrator to schedule a time.
Signage, decals, and directional indicators will be placed in common spaces to increase separation.
Hallways will have directional guidance; stairwells will be one-way.
Large group meetings (more than 45 people) will occur virtually.
Social/community events (Back-to-School night, etc) that include more than 45 non-students will occur virtually.
Students will have assigned seating on school buses.
Students will bring and use personal water bottles.
Drinking fountains will not be available. Bottle fillers will be available for use.
Restroom breaks and hall passes will be scheduled and monitored.
Staff and children wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (or use hand sanitizer) hourly, particularly upon arrival, before and after eating, using the restroom, before and after playing outdoors or using shared spaces, following any contact with bodily fluid, and before exiting the building.
Encourage children to not touch hands to eyes, nose or mouth as much as possible.
Student school supplies will be for individual use only and are not to be shared.
Screen students, employees, and visitors for fever and symptoms of COVID-19 with a questionnaire and temperature check.
Employees who indicate symptoms on the screening or who have a temperature of 100.4 or higher should not report to work and will contact their supervisor. Employees who start to experience symptoms during the day will be referred to the school nurse who will refer the employee for COVID-19 testing at the Wyandotte County Health Department. While awaiting results, the employee must isolate at home. If negative, the employee should return to work after their symptoms resolve. If positive, they should stay isolated for 10 days past the onset of symptoms or until they are fever free for 72 hours, whichever is earlier.
Employees and students with COVID-19 symptoms should be denied entry to the school and should be sent promptly for COVID-19 testing at the Wyandotte County Health Department or their primary care physician's office. Clinical symptom criteria is at least one of the following: fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, OR at least two of the following symptoms: chills, stiffness or rigidity, muscle aches or pain, headache, sore throat, changes in smell or taste, stomach or abdominal pain/vomiting/diarrhea.
Children who start to experience symptoms of respiratory illness, including a fever of 100.4 or above and symptoms of other infectious illnesses while at school will be sent home immediately. While waiting to be picked up, the student will be isolated from other children. They will be referred for COVID-19 testing at the Wyandotte County Health Department. While awaiting test results, the student must isolate at home. If negative, the student should return to school after their symptoms resolve. If positive, they should stay isolated for 10 days past the onset of symptoms or until they are fever free for 72 hours, whichever is longer.
When there is confirmation that a person infected the COVID-19 was in a school building, the school will contact the local health department immediately. As one option, the school may close the individual classroom or the school building for a minimum of two to five days and work with the local health department to asses factors, such as the likelihood of exposure to employees and students in the building, the number of cases in the community and other factors that will determine when the building should reopen. If the school building is closed, all school activities will be cancelled or rescheduled, regardless of whether the activity was to take place in the building or another location, including extracurricular activities, before and after-school programs and field trips. Parents/students and employees will be encouraged to stay at home until more information is provided by the school or health department.
As another option, the school may remain open but block off areas where the person infected with COVID-19 was in the school building until the area has been cleaned thoroughly. The school should work with the local health department to assess for close contacts between students and staff and inform those who are exposed that they may start a mandatory 14-day quarantine period.
The school will contact parents/students and employees and notify them that a person who tested positive for COVID-19 was in the building and encourage cooperation with the school and the local health department to trace contacts with the individual. The individual who tested positive will not be identified in communications to the school community at large.