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2021-22 SPRINGER SCHOOLS RE-ENTRY PLAN

Health Protocol
Springer Schools will follow guidance from the State Dept of Ed, the State Department of Health
and/or the CDC as appropriate to each unique situation. All classrooms have been provided with
additional hand sanitizers and any student and staff member can be provided with a mask if
requested. Springer Cardinals masks will also be for sale to those who wish to purchase one.
Teachers will be given additional PPE such as gloves and/or face shields. The school building will
still be sanitized frequently to disinfect frequently touched areas. Older HVAC units will be
replaced to improve ventilation.
All classrooms have removed unnecessary items to allow students the ability to use social
distancing. Desks have been separated to provide additional space and students will be
encouraged to use “individual use” items. Additional time will be allotted to go over new
procedures. Classroom air purifiers will be used where appropriate.
Cohort groups will be used in the elementary to allow students limited exposure to the entire
student body. The cohort groups will be PreK & K, 1st & 2nd, 3rd & 4th, and 5th & 6th. Junior
high and high school students will have assigned seating in each class.
In the event that a student or staff member tests positive for Covid19, the administrators will
initiate contact tracing and begin notifying the students and staff of the positive case and any
potential exposure and quarantine measures. We will work with our DHS Liaison to ensure
appropriate contacts are made with individuals. Typically, a quarantine will only affect those
who have been in close contact with the positive case.
Masks
Masks are not required at this time. Masks can be worn by students or staff as they choose.
Please be respectful to those who choose to wear a mask or not wear a mask. Those with medical
conditions may be exempt. Students or staff who exhibit symptoms of illness or fever, will be
provided with a paper mask to wear until leaving the building. Instruction on appropriate mask
wearing will be provided along with paper mask.
Remote Learning
While remote learning in COVID19 quarantines or school closures remains an opportunity for
extended learning, students who desire to continue with Virtual Instruction full time will need to
apply and meet certain learning criteria in order to remain virtual.
Visitors and Service Providers
Currently, visitors to the building are not allowed. Service Providers will still be allowed into the
building to serve students. We will allow parents to come in to check out a child for illness or
injury. Events like “Back to School” night or Parent Teacher Conferences will be in person if the
risk of illness remains low.
Vaccinations and Screening
A vaccination clinic will be provided at enrollment for anyone who would like to receive the
COVID19 vaccination. Screenings will be done when appropriate to reduce exposure to others.
Extra-Curricular Activities and Group Assemblies
Students will still be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities as long as it is deemed
safe. We will ask that students and staff practice a “Wash In-Wash Out” method with either soap
and water or hand sanitizer any time students or staff are in a common use area such as copiers,
computers, recess or physical education.
At this time Athletic programs still have a green light to compete. We may receive additional
guidance at a later date. In the event of school closure or quarantine, we will consider
participating in extracurricular activities or events on an individual basis.
Transportation
We will still be transporting students and they will have assigned seating. Students will sit with
siblings and family groups will be separated by bus seats (when possible). Drivers will ensure
that windows are open (when possible) and fans are on to ensure circulation. Buses will be
sanitized after routes to disinfect the bus seats and frequently touched areas.
Food Service
Meals will be provided in the safest environment possible. Students will have assigned seating
and will be spaced away from those students outside of their cohort group. Some meals may
even be served in the classroom. If you need meals during quarantine, speak with your
administrator or cafeteria manager.
 
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