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Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity Service Plan

“Covid 19 Operations Plan”

The Floyd County School District (FCS) is committed to in-person classes daily for the 2021-22 school year.  As a result of this commitment, we will not close in-person instruction unless required/mandated to do so by the Department of Public Health, the Local Health Department.  This plan is developed to provide guidance for the safe return to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. Please note this plan is subject to change based upon cases of COVID-19 associated with individual classrooms, schools, District and/or Community Spread.

Guiding Principles:

Instructional Models:

FCS is committed to in-person classes during the 2021-2022 school year for all students.  We understand that some of our families may consider a virtual option and parents/guardians can select the district virtual school program for their child. It is important to note that this program is completely online. Student progress will be monitored by teachers and staff assigned to the Virtual Academy. Families interested in the virtual program should visit the district website or contact your local school for more information.

Students placed in quarantine due to exposure for Covid will automatically move to synchronous virtual learning.  Students will login via Google Meets and participate in their normal classes virtually.

Students who test positive for Covid will move to Home/Hospital Instruction.  

The Kentucky General Assembly provides public school districts with up to 10 NTI Days annually.  NTI days can only be utilized when the district closes ALL schools in the district.  These days were originally allocated for weather related reasons, however since the pandemic began, the days may also be used for  Covid-19 related reasons, if the district needs all schools to close. When using NTI Days, the message will be clearly communicated to all stakeholders utilizing school-cast, media and social media posts.  During NTI Days students will work from home utilizing virtual instruction.  All employees will work at their assigned work location.  

The Kentucky General Assembly is providing public school districts up to 20 remote learning days to be utilized during the 2021-22 school year.  These days are to be used when the district doesn’t close all schools in the district.  These days can be used when certain schools, classrooms and/or grade levels are closed due to COVID-19.  Students will utilize virtual learning (Google Classroom) platform to complete school work on designated remote learning days.    

Guidance and Safety Expectations for In-Person Learning:

The safety and well-being of our students, staff and community is our number one priority.  We believe all students should have access to in-person learning daily and that this is essential to the academic and social/emotional well-being of our kids. The following recommendations are made to ensure we can continue in-person learning with a sense of normalcy during the 2021-2022 school year:

  1. When Floyd County is identified as Red or Orange, masks are mandated for staff and students above the age of two inside all buildings as well as school buses (pending further guidance from the Center for Disease Control, Kentucky Department of Public Health and the Floyd County Health Department.)
  2. When Floyd County is identified, Yellow or Green  masks will not be required but will be continued to be recommended within all buildings.  

Floyd County Schools will also provide the following in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus:

Additionally, the following safety prevention strategies will be implemented:

District Transportation

Test to Stay Program

The Floyd County School District is partnering with Envivo Health Laboratory to offer a voluntary Test to Stay Program for quarantined students and staff.  Under this program, students and staff members who are quarantined will have the option of taking a rapid antigen Covid-19 test each morning to potentially eliminate the need to quarantine.  Students and staff members will be able to attend school/work that day.  The testing site will be at the student/staff member’s home school/work location from 6:00 until 9:00 AM.   Central Office, Transportation Department Staff will need to report to the closest school.  Parents/Guardians will be responsible for transporting his/her child to the testing site and remain present during the testing procedure.  If the student/staff member tests negative then the student/employee can stay for school/work.  Any student and/or employee testing positive for Covid-19 will need to go home and consult with his/her healthcare provider.  This process will take place each day of the quarantine period (5 school days).  The Test to Stay Program is voluntary.  Quarantined students and/or staff have the option of quarantine at home for a period of time set forth by the Floyd County Health Department in conjunction with the Floyd County School District Health Office.  

Athletics/Extra-Curricular Activities: All guidance in this document is applicable to athletics/extracurricular activities. Athletics are also governed by KHSAA  and must follow their requirements. Spectators may have additional requirements.  

*Please note this plan is subject to change based upon cases of COVID-19 associated with individual classrooms, schools, District and/or Community Spread.