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Returning to Learn - Things You Need To Know
Keith Custer
Friday, August 21, 2020

TURPIN PUBLIC SCHOOL

RETURN TO LEARN

2020-21

 

 

The purpose of this plan is to provide answers and expectations while students are involved in distance learning.

Our hope is to maintain academic rigor while providing a sense of stability to our students and their families.

TRADITIONAL / DISTANCE LEARNING

  • Traditional in-person school begins August 27, 2020
  • A shift to distance learning, if necessary, will include the use of the following platforms:

Zoom, Google classroom, Edgenutiy, Email, Paper / Pencil Packets

SCHOOL PROCEDURES

DAILY SCREENING

  • All students and staff will be screened upon arrival at school through designated doors no earlier than 7:40.
  • Temperatures will be checked, any person exhibiting a temperature of 100 degrees or more or having  symptoms listed by the Oklahoma Dept. of Health will be isolated, and a parent or guardian will be contacted to pick up the student as quickly as possible.
  • All visitors must wear a mask to enter any part of the campus.

SCHOOL BUSES

  • All bus riders will be screened for temperature before boarding the bus.
  • Parents are to remain at the bus stop until their child has been checked.
  • Students will be seated by family and socially distanced as much as possible.
  • Windows will be open to maximize airflow on the bus, unless weather dictates otherwise.
  • Bus will be sanitized and disinfected on a daily basis.
  • The district encourages parents to bring their children to school instead of riding the bus.
  • For afternoon pick up, students will be dismissed from the cafeteria instead of in front of the building.

 

CAR LINE – ELEMENTARY

  • For afternoon pick up, students will be dismissed from the cafeteria instead of in front of the building.

CAFETERIA & MEAL SERVICE

  • Masks will be used by the cafeteria staff when serving and during food preparation when social distancing is not possible.
  • Tables will be disinfected and cleaned between meal groups.
  • 3rd through 6th grades will eat lunch in their rooms.
  • PreK-2 will eat in the lunchroom and will social distance a much as possible.
  • Junior High and High School will eat lunch at staggered times to maximize social distancing. Students will be grouped by grades levels when eating.

IN THE CLASSROOM

  • No sharing of supplies will be allowed this school year.
  • Seating will utilize social distancing when possible in all classrooms.
  • Teachers will have access to sanitizing materials and will wipe down surfaces in the classroom as often as possible.
  • Student choosing to bring snacks to school must bring individually wrapped snacks.
  • When possible, classroom doors will be open to allow for maximum air flow.

RECESS/PE/MUSIC/ATHLETICS

  • Elementary students will have outdoor recess in accordance with schedules limiting the number of students on the playground at one time.
  • Sanitation will be available for all students before and after recess.
  • Outdoor PE for all students will be utilized as much as possible.  Inside the gym, social distancing will be practiced as much as possible.
  • In music, social distancing will be in place.  The music rooms will be sanitized as often as possible.

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

  • Athletics will practice social distancing where possible.  All lockers rooms will be sanitized daily.
  • Athletes will be required to hand sanitized as frequently as possible.
  • Screening procedures will be used on all students before participation in extra-curricular activity.

PROCEDURE FOR STUDENT TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID

  • The school must be notified immediately when a student has been tested positive.
  • The student will remain in quarantine for 14 days.
  • The siblings of the student that attend school must also remain in quarantine for 14 days.
  • Teachers will contact the student to arrange for distance learning.
  • Notification will be sent to all parents in the district indicating there is a positive case(s) and the level (elementary, junior high, high school or group / activity).  No individual name will be mentioned.
  • Parents will be encouraged to watch for symptoms which are: Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills and / or repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.
  • The district encourages testing for students that show one of more of these symptoms.