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Standard Health Protocols

All professional staff, students, and visitors are expected to follow ADH and CDC guidelines in regard to using hand sanitizer and handwashing when possible. Hand soap will be available in all restrooms. Hand sanitizer stations will be available in all common areas. Students are encouraged not to share supplies. When sharing is necessary, supplies will be sanitized after each use. Water fountains will not be available. Students will use bottled water during this time and are encouraged to bring one each day. The district will provide students bottled water during breakfast and lunch. The district will have bottled water available on a limited basis outside of breakfast and lunch times.

Face Coverings

Face coverings may be any of the following: medical masks, cloth masks (must be clean and dry) with two to three layers of fabric, or shields. All face coverings should cover both the mouth and nose at all times. Students are expected to wear masks on the bus and all indoor spaces.

PCSSD Face COVERING Implementation

All professional staff will be required to wear a mask or shield according to ADH guidelines. Students in grades Pre-K through 12 will be expected to wear face coverings according to ADH guidelines. Physical distancing will be practiced when possible. When physical distancing can be achieved (outdoors), students may be allowed to remove face coverings for short periods of time. Again, students are expected to wear masks on the bus and all indoor spaces. Disposable masks will be offered as needed.

Physical Distancing

All professional staff, students, and visitors will observe physical distancing (6-12 feet) when possible. Classrooms, cafeterias, and other spaces will be rearranged to account for spacing recommendations. 

STUDENT/STAFF HEALTH PROCEDURES

Students Who Become Sick at School

Students will be screened using the ADH protocol upon arrival each day by designated school staff. Students will be sent home if their temperature is above the allowed limit in ADH guidance. A designated area will be used to isolate any student who becomes sick. The student must be fever-free for 24 hours prior to returning to school. The school staff will perform an additional screening upon the student’s return.

Student, Staff, or Visitor Who Test Positive for the Virus

PCSSD will follow the protocol developed by ADH and staff will be in direct contact with ADH. In the event that there is a positive case in a building, the ADH and ADE will advise on steps to be taken to support the health and well-being of students, staff, and families. If school closure is required, all professional staff and students will work remotely until directed by ADH and ADE to reopen. During the closure, the school will undergo additional cleaning and sanitizing.

Student, Staff, and Visitor Screening

Temperature screenings will be performed on all professional staff, students, and visitors daily. Students will be screened prior to entering the building as weather allows. The ADH recommends that parents screen their children before leaving home. Visitors will be limited to essential business only as approved by the administrator. Our professional staff will complete a daily screening tool based on ADH guidelines. 

Campus Cleaning Protocols

The PCSSD Maintenance Department will follow all recommended practices given by ADH. The appropriate cleaning agents and other sanitizers will be used including hospital-grade disinfectants in all learning spaces. Each classroom will be provided sanitizer, disinfectant spray, and disinfectant wipes to clean and sanitize throughout the day.

Travel outside of the state

All professional staff who travel to states categorized as hot spots for COVID 19 transmission will be required to self-isolate per ADH and CDC guidelines.