Protocol for Remote Learning/Testing/Tracing

Protocol for Remote Learning/Testing/Tracing
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Remote Learning

Remote learning students will be scheduled to have group (large or small) substantive interaction with an instructional staff member daily for approximately 10-20 minutes; additional time may be scheduled when there is a need. Socialization and core academic tasks (ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies) will be a focus during this time. Weekly socialization/community sessions will be held that will include all remote and partially remote students. Additionally, academic support sessions of longer duration may be scheduled.

Remote instruction will include daily instruction in the below areas. Remote learning schedule recommendations will be shared with parents to enable support in structuring learning at home.

Grades K- 2

Duration                                  Subject

30 minutes                               Math

60 minutes                               English Language Arts

20 minutes                               Science / Social Studies

30 minutes                               Special Area Instruction: Art, Music, Library, Social Emotional Wellness, Physical Education

60 minutes                               Lunch, recess, and required hygiene procedures

 

Grades 3-6

Duration                                  Subject

60 minutes                               Math

120 minutes                             English Language Arts

45 minutes                               Science / Social Studies

40 minutes                               Special Area Instruction: Art, Music, Library, Social Emotional Wellness, Physical Education

40 minutes                               Lunch, recess, and required hygiene procedures

Grades 7-12

Students and teachers will maintain the normal, master schedule as detailed in the student

handbook.

 

COVID-19 Testing

In the event that a large-scale testing will need to be conducted at the school, the district administration will work with the NY State Department of Health and our local Delaware County Health Department.  NYS Department of Health serves as the mandatory baseline of health and safety protocols for school districts to follow.  Testing is part of a continuum of mitigation efforts that includes mandatory daily screening, testing for symptomatic individuals or exposures and contract tracing in the event of a positive case.  If anyone has or is suspected of having COVID-19 symptoms, they will be referred to their primary care physician, urgent care center or the Delaware County Department of Health to be directed to a testing site.     

  • Delaware County Health Department: 607-832-5154

 

Daily Screening

Staff:

All staff and visitors will be required to complete a five-question survey prior to entering any district building, with the following questions:

  • Have you had COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days? These symptoms include: sore throat, cough, chills, body aches for unknown reasons, shortness of breath for unknown reasons, loss of smell, loss of taste, or fever at or greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Have you had a positive diagnostic COVID-19 test in the past 14 days?
  • Have you had close contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case in the past 14 days?
  • Have you been under quarantine and not cleared to return to work?
  • Have you traveled to a state covered by the COVID 19 Travel Advisory in the last 14 days?

 

 

Students:

Students will have their temperatures taken daily prior to entering the building, according to written district protocol, with appropriate social distancing measures in place. If the temperature reading is above 100° F, or if the student reports experiencing other COVID-19 related symptoms, the student will be quarantined or isolated in the building’s dedicated “isolation” room, and the parents/guardians will be notified. The student will wait in the isolation room until his or her/parents arrive.  Our building has designated an isolation room, apart from the nursing suite that will be monitored by personnel if a student needs to be placed in isolation. Face masks and other PPE must be worn at all times in the isolation room. Nurses will be protected with masks, eye protection, face shields, gowns, gloves and shoe covers.

If, during the course of a school day, students and/or staff develop any symptoms listed they must notify the following person(s):

Staff: Staff who develop symptoms should contact our school nurse or the District Office.

ANDES CENTRAL SCHOOL                     ANDES CENTRAL SCHOOL
Cindy Bramley, RN/School Nurse                 Robert Chakar, Superintendent
Phone: (845) 676-3166, Ext. 101                    Phone: (845-676-3166, Ext. 103
Fax: (845) 676-3181                                       Fax: (845) 676-3181

Students: Students who develop symptoms should contact their school nurse:

ANDES CENTRAL SCHOOL
Cindy Bramley, RN/School Nurse
Phone: (845) 676-3166, Ext. 101
Fax: (845) 676-3181

 

Contact Tracing:

The district will notify the state and local health department immediately upon being informed of any positive COVID-19 diagnostic test result by an individual within school facilities or on school grounds, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors of the district.

To assist the local health department with tracing the transmission of COVID-19, the district has developed and maintained a plan to trace all contacts of exposed individuals in accordance with protocols, training, and tools provided through the New York State Contact Tracing Program.

Districts may assist with contact tracing by:

  • Keeping accurate attendance records of students and staff members
  • Ensuring student schedules are up to date
  • Keeping a log of any visitor which includes date and time, and where in the school they visited
  • Assisting the local health departments in tracing all contacts of the individual in accordance with the protocol, training, and tools provided through the NYS Contact Tracing Program.
  • Confidentiality must be maintained as required by federal and state laws and regulations. School staff should not try to determine who is to be excluded from school based on contact without guidance and direction from the local health department.

 

 

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