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Social Distancing Roadmap 2021-22
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Greenwood Community School Corporation

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RE-OPENING GREENWOOD SCHOOLS FOR THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR*

*subject to change pending federal or state guidance

           Health & Safety………..pages 2-3 

School Environment...pages 3-6

School Buses…………….page 6

Food Service…………....page 7


COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY RE-ENTRY ROADMAP

SCREENING and EXCLUSION

The Greenwood Community School Corporation is requiring all employees, students and their families to self-monitor daily for the following symptoms of COVID-19. Any student or staff member should not come to school if they are sick or experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

EXCLUSION FROM SCHOOL

Students and Employees should be excluded from school:

RETURN TO SCHOOL AFTER EXCLUSION

Tested Positive - Symptomatic: may return when:

COVID-19 ON SCHOOL PROPERTY

When there is confirmation that a person infected with COVID-19 was on school property, the district/school will document the case and share “cluster classroom” cases with the local health department.  In the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school district, communication to our school families will be as directed by the local health department.

It is the responsibility of the local health department to:

Contact Tracing and Quarantining

Transportation

Current Athletic Policy:

SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT

The following are measures that have been recommended by the Department of Education based on multiple health agencies guidelines. The Johnson County Health Department has also endorsed these recommendations. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list, but rather guidelines our schools plan to implement in order to open on August 4, 2021 as per the current 2021-22 adopted school calendar.  It is understood that any reference to social distancing refers to making the best effort possible to practice social distancing, although it is not realistic or possible to implement recommended distances in a school environment at all times.  These measures are based on current guidance and are subject to change based on the evolution of COVID-19 and updated recommendations/mandates. Please understand that COVID-19 cannot be completely prevented.

  • Students will be scheduled to attend in-person and, when requested, utilize extended classroom learning.  There may be times when it is necessary to close school or a classroom. If this occurs,  all students will utilize remote learning.
  • Employees/Students -Beginning Monday, February 7, 2022 a recommendation to wear masks is in place at all GCSC schools.  
  • Cafeterias will be closed during lunch times to the public.  For school functions, cafeterias will use social distancing as much as possible and disinfect on a regular basis.
  • P.E., choir, band, orchestra, and other large classes will be reorganized to allow for smaller groups, social distancing, and other precautions when possible.
  • Students will be encouraged to bring water, and water filling directions/locations will be made available.
  • Off-campus field trips will resume, following all federal mandates for transportation. The use of virtual field trips will continue to be encouraged.

School Environment continued...

  • Increase space between students during in-person instruction when possible
  • Move classes outdoors whenever possible
  • Rearrange desks to increase space between students and groups of students
  • Implement assigned seating in classrooms and maintain a record of seating charts

  • Consider mass hallway movements and foot traffic patterns that will increase social distancing
  • Use precautions for whole staff gatherings/meetings
  • Prohibit school visitors/volunteers at lunch times
  • Visitors/volunteers may resume helping in schools; masks will be recommended for anyone entering any Greenwood school or the administration center
  • Consider facility rental to outside groups as COVID-19 conditions allow
  • Minimize use of shared high-touch materials (art supplies, equipment, toys, etc.) or allow use by one group of children at a time and disinfect between uses
  • To minimize the sharing of electronic devices, individual devices will be made available for rental.  Students may also provide their own device as long as it meets district specifications. These devices will be for school purposes while at school and home.
  • Eliminate the use of attendance awards or perfect attendance incentives for students
  • Continue to consider the staggering of times that classes are released

School Environment continued...

  • When possible, require students to stay in an assigned section of the schoolyard or playground as opposed to mingling with other classes during recess activities
  • Schedule restroom breaks to avoid overcrowding
  • Rearrange furniture to avoid clustering in common areas and eliminate non-essential furniture

Measures to decrease employees congregating in one location:

  • Limit usage of the staff/teacher’s lounge
  • Encourage virtual meetings
  • Rearrange workstations to encourage social distancing

GREENWOOD COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION BUS RIDING ROADMAP

Due to the challenges presented by COVID-19 and transmittal concerns, parents are encouraged to provide transportation to and from school if that reduces concerns.  Bus routes, possibly modified, will be operational and social distancing practices will be implemented to the extent possible, considering the circumstances.

  • All students will be assigned a seat to assist in social distancing
  • Bus drivers, aides, and students have a  recommendation to wear masks on school buses due to the changes by the CDC in the federal mandate, including transport to field trips, extracurricular, and athletic events.
  • Students must remain seated in their assigned seats at all times while riding to or from school.
  • Parents/Guardians may be at a specified bus stop for their student but are not permitted to board the bus.

GREENWOOD COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION FOOD SERVICE ROADMAP

  • Training for COVID-19 will include additional cleaning and sanitizing procedures.
  • Staff will use social distancing when possible.
  • Masks or shields will be recommended.
  • Employees will wash hands often and use hand sanitizers.
  • Employees will wear gloves when handling food.
  •  Serving procedures will be staggered as effectively as possible.
  • Serving areas and dining locations will be sanitized regularly.  
  • We will work with the local and state health department officials to comply with requirements and recommendations.

Revised 6/21/22