Fall 2020

School Year Guidance

Career & Technical Education

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Content

Content

Career/Technical Education Options

Face-to-Face Instructional Model

School Closure Virtual Instructional Model

Virtual Academy Instructional Model

Virtual Academy CTE Courses

CTE Center Classroom Safety Protocols

Work-Based Learning/Internships

Culinary Arts

Kitchen

Restaurant

School Store

Horticulture

Ag Shop

CTE Center Arrival & Dismissal

Arrival Procedures

Dismissal Procedures

Parent Pick Up & Drop Off:

Meals

CTE Project Center Safety Protocols

Overview

Primary Goals

Guidelines & Prevention Strategies Facility & Equipment Sanitization

Staff Requirements

Student Exhibitor Requirements

Student Exhibitors

COVID-19 Symptoms, Testing & Management (UIL/TEA Protocol)

Parent/Guardian Communication Plan

Guidance Documents & Resources

CONTACTS

Angela Romney

Lisa Curry

Dianna Manuel

PLEASE NOTE: The details in this document are subject to change as directives are provided by governing authorities and/or health officials or as environmental conditions change.

Career/Technical Education Options

At the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, CTE course offerings will be available in all learning environments, with more limited course offerings in the Frisco ISD Virtual Academy.  

Face-to-Face Instructional Model

The CTE Center will follow all Frisco ISD school opening procedures with additional safety precautions.  Additionally, CTE courses taught on high school campuses will also continue to be offered and also follow all district and campus safety protocols.  

School Closure Virtual Instructional Model

The CTE Center will follow all Frisco ISD School Closure protocols and the campus will be closed in the event that the school district is closed. During a school closure, all CTE Center courses would move to an online platform.

In the event that one or more high school campuses are closed, the CTE Center may remain open if it is deemed that there was not any exposure at the CTE Center.  Students from a high school campus that has closed due to a safety concern will not be allowed to participate in CTE Center courses in a Face-to-Face format and would need to access their learning temporarily through our online platforms.

Virtual Academy Instructional Model

For students who opt to take virtual academy courses, a limited number of CTE courses will be available online.  High school students may elect to take CTE courses that are not offered in a virtual academy in a Face to Face format at their home campus or at the CTE Center while taking non-CTE courses in virtual academy.

The following courses will be developed in Canvas by Frisco ISD CTE teachers and taught by trained Frisco ISD CTE teachers in the Virtual Academy

Virtual Academy CTE Courses

Business Information Management I (BIM)

Dollars and Sense (semester)

Health Science

Medical Terminology

Professional Communications (semester)

Survey of Business, Marketing and Finance

CTE Center Classroom Safety Protocols

It is our primary goal to ensure that students have a safe learning environment.  At the CTE Center and in CTE classrooms, specialized equipment may be used.  Based on guidelines from the industry, TEA, CDC, and Frisco ISD, CTE teachers will follow updated safety procedures and students will be taught and expected to follow the procedures.  As safety guidelines continue to change depending on the nature of the public health situation, we will continue to monitor and adjust as needed.

Work-Based Learning/Internships

Some CTE courses require a student internship or require students to participate in learning activities at a work site.  Due to the current public health situation, some internships or student work sites may not allow students on site. If students are unable to complete internship or work hours, alternative options will be provided to complete their Frisco ISD coursework.  However, it may not be possible to complete some industry certifications without the required internship or work experience hours.  

If students are allowed to participate in an internship or off site work experience, students and parents/guardians will be required to complete additional documentation to allow student participation.  Students will be required to follow the safety protocols utilized by the internship site.

Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts program will follow the CDC, TEA, and Texas Restaurant Association guidelines to ensure proper food handling safety and kitchen safety.

Kitchen

In addition to the safety protocols utilized in every FISD classroom, the Culinary department will follow these additional guidelines:

Restaurant

When open, the restaurant will follow the following guidelines:

School Store

When open, the school store will follow the following guidelines:

Horticulture

In addition to the safety protocols utilized in every FISD classroom, the Horticulture department will follow these additional guidelines:

Ag Shop

In addition to the safety protocols utilized in every FISD classroom, the Ag Shop will follow these additional guidelines:

CTE Center Arrival & Dismissal

Arrival Procedures

Dismissal Procedures

Parent Pick Up & Drop Off:

Meals

CTE Project Center Safety Protocols

Overview

This is an overview of the Frisco ISD Project Center’s plan for the opening of the Project Center/for the purpose of training and raising livestock.Throughout the development of these guidelines, the health and safety of our students have been our top priority. This plan is designed to provide appropriate protocols for social distancing to help prevent exposure to COVID-19 by student exhibitors, parents, species sponsors and staff. The protocols and rules for the Project Center will be updated as additional information becomes available.

The following guidelines were compiled with assistance from the Frisco ISD Administration and Frisco ISD’s Agricultural Science Teachers. The Frisco ISD Project Center Facility Managers will work closely with Frisco ISD leadership and campus administrations to ensure that timely and appropriate responses will be made to help protect the safety and well-being of our student exhibitors, parents and staff. Staff and student exhibitors will be expected to conduct themselves in a manner aligned with all guidelines in order to protect themselves and others. It is the responsibility of all those involved to ensure these guidelines are followed.

Primary Goals

Guidelines & Prevention Strategies Facility & Equipment Sanitization

  1. The Frisco ISD Project Facility will be cleaned thoroughly and disinfected prior to opening.
  2. Equipment, such as scales, treadmill and stands will have disinfecting sprays placed on them for cleaning of the equipment after each use. It is the responsibility of each student to clean equipment before and after use.
  3. Equipment, such as buckets and sifters, will be provided to each student and will not be shared between students and shall be cleaned before and after each use.
  4. Hand sanitizing stations will be located at each entrance, exit, and common working area.
  5. Adequate supplies will be on hand for staff and students to disinfect throughout the day.
  6. Large items shared by the team, must be wiped down BEFORE and AFTER use. Disinfecting sprays or wipes will be provided.

Staff Requirements

  1. Physical Contact - Limit contact with others. No handshakes, high fives, back slaps, hugs, fist bumps, etc.
  2. 6-Foot Social Distancing Rule - 6 feet of space should be maintained between exhibitors and staff at all times while monitoring the facilities.
  3. Staff will sanitize their hands before, during and after working at the Project Center.
  4. Ag teachers will be responsible for disinfecting high touch areas.
  5. Staff will wear masks.
  6. Walkthrough gate must remain closed at all times.

 Student Exhibitor Requirements

  1. Students will park or be dropped off and picked up each day at designated areas and times. Parents are asked to remain in their cars. One parent will be allowed to assist their child if needed.  The parent will be required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines.
  2. Students must badge into the barn.  
  3. 6-Foot Social Distancing Rule - 6 feet of space should be maintained between students at all times.
  4. Students will immediately report to a predetermined location while maintaining the 6-Foot Rule.
  5. Students will sanitize their hands before, during and after working at the Project Center.
  6. Physical Contact - There should be no contact with others. No handshakes, high fives, back slaps, hugs, fist bumps, etc.
  7. Students will be given designated areas to keep tack. Student tack should only be touched by that student and students will keep their tack in that area.
  8. When applicable, students will be given individual tack instead of using a shared tack system (poop buckets, shifters, brooms, etc.)
  9. Students should NOT enter or touch other students’: tack, animals, feed containers and gates.
  10. Students should not go to the goat/pig barns. If an item is needed, students should contact their species sponsor.
  11. Students must exercise their animal inside the Project Center gates.
  12. Students will wear masks.

Student Exhibitors

  1. Exhibitor groups will be organized by species sponsors to minimize the number of individuals with whom each student will interact.
  2. Species Sponsors will organize groups so it will be limited to no more than10 students at the Ag barn.
  3. Project Center access is restricted to morning and afternoon feedings/walking/cleanings.
  4. Facility areas for different groups will be appropriately spaced to meet social distancing requirements.
  5. Indoor facilities will be limited to 25% capacity.
  1. Face masks are required at the Project Center. Student Exhibitors should bring their own.

COVID-19 Symptoms, Testing & Management (UIL/TEA Protocol)

  1. If you or someone you’ve come in contact with test positive for COVID-19, species sponsors must be notified immediately.
  2. When a staff member or student exhibitor tests positive for COVID-19 - the group to which that staff or student-exhibitor was assigned and in contact with must be removed from the sessions while all members of the group self-isolate for two weeks.
  3. When a staff member or student exhibitor experiences any of the symptoms of COVID-19 , they should self-isolate until the below conditions have been met.
  1. When a staff member or student exhibitor is living with someone who experiences any of the symptoms of COVID-19 (whether they have a positive COVID-19 test or not), they should self-isolate for two weeks. If they do not experience any COVID-19 symptoms during that period, they can return to the Project Center.   If they experience symptoms, they must self-isolate until the conditions outlined above have been met.

Parent/Guardian Communication Plan

  1. Information will be provided to all parents/guardians outlining the arrival and dismissal plan and safety measures that will be in place.
  2. Specie Sponsors will contact and educate student exhibitors on expectations and protocol prior to entering of livestock to the Project Center.
  3. Parents will be updated on a regular basis on any changes in protocol.

 Guidance Documents & Resources

CONTACTS

Angela Romney, Ed.D.

Managing Director of Academic Programs

romneya@friscoisd.org

Lisa Curry

CTE Coordinator

curryl@friscoisd.org

Dianna Manuel

CTE Center Principal

manueld@friscoisd.org

Frisco ISD School Year Guidance • Career & Technical Education • Updated 06/28/2020