What other steps are being taken to ensure a healthy environment?
Signs will be in place and RRGSD will educate students on the importance of hand washing, hygiene, and social distancing. Hand sanitizer will be made available in classrooms, workplaces and on school buses. Sick children and staff must stay home if showing signs of Covid-19. All schools have a registered nurse on staff.
What will my student’s school do if a classmate or staff member exhibits symptoms of COVID-19?
If a student or staff member exhibits any symptoms, they should not come to school or report to work. If a student exhibits symptoms at school, they will be taken to a designated location within the school and their parent or guardian will be notified to take them home or to visit a medical professional. Here’s a complete guide from NCDHHS: NCDHHS COVID School Reference Guide
Will students be expected to socially distance?
In many school settings students will be socially distanced to the extent possible. At the elementary school level, where social distancing will be extremely difficult, students will spend most of the school day interacting only with students in their class. By limiting their exposure to a small number of students, we reduce the chance of infection. And if a student becomes ill, the immediate class is affected, not the entire school.
What steps will be taken to ensure that surfaces are clean in classrooms?
Maintenance workers and school custodians will clean frequently touched surfaces throughout the day and conduct overall cleanings at the conclusion of every day. Other non-custodial staff members will be expected to do their part keeping surfaces clean. Teachers will have access to cleaning supplies for their classroom.