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Lewiston Re-opening Plan 20-21

Lewiston Re-opening plan

 

 

Lewiston Consolidated Schools

COVID-19: Back to School Plan

2020-2021

 

 

 

 

Lewiston Consolidated Schools

306 Tiger Avenue

Lewiston, NE 68331

402-865-4675

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

District-Wide Plan to Keep School Community Safe

The number one priority of Lewiston Consolidated Schools is to safety and wellbeing of our students and staff.  The number one goal is to keep kids in school.  Pending the Directed Health Measure in August of 2020, the district’s plan is to start school using our original board approved calendar and operating as normal as possible.  If the district is unable to start school on August 13th, we may need to use an alternative calendar and start school on a later date with students physically present in the building or through remote learning.      

This document is not intended to provide prescriptive or restrictive guidelines for parents, students, or staff.  It is simply a framework for re-opening school during a national pandemic.  It is important to remember that school officials will be continuously monitoring District Health Measures put into place for Pawnee County and seeking advice from the Southeast Health Department Director.

 

During the 2020-2021 school year, there might be a short-term closure or a long-term closure because of a COVID-19 outbreak in our area.  We are encouraging parents to plan for both scenarios this school year.  If this were to occur, we would implement an updated version of our Continuous Learning Plan during any long-term school closure.   If the state declares this pandemic over, all COVID-19 related resolutions and plans will end appropriately.

Until further notice, all students utilizing parent transportation will be required to enter and exit the front (South) entrance by the Principal’s office.  All students riding a school bus will enter and exit the preschool entrance.  All students driving to school will enter and exit the ticket booth entrance.

 

Risk Categories

Lewiston Consolidated Schools will be in communication with local officials at the Southeast Health Department and the Nebraska Department of Education for risk categories.  We will follow the three risk categories; Green, Yellow, and Red. 

COVID Green: Low Risk of COVID-19 Spread​, With Few, If Any, Active Cases Locally

  • All students in grades Pre-K through 12 will attend school in person.

 

  • Students and staff will be encouraged to wear face coverings when unable to social distance. Masks will be provided by the school if a student does not have access to a mask.  Students will be allowed to wear their personal mask if they desire.  Parents must contact classroom teachers and make arrangements if they want their child to wear a mask all day.

 

COVID Yellow: Minimal to Moderate Local Community Spread

  • All students in grades Pre-K-12 will attend school in person, pending recommendation from the Southeast Health Department on the limit of capacity classrooms.   If required to meet physical distancing directives, it MAY be necessary to reduce the number of students in grades 9-12 in the building at one time by utilizing a rotating schedule. If this is the case, additional details on the rotating schedule will be provided ahead of time.

 

  • All persons entering the building, including students and staff will have their temperature checked before entering. Temperatures must not exceed 100.4.

 

  • Face coverings to be worn by students, staff, visitors and other building users while at school. Schools will provide multilayered cloth face coverings for students and staff.

 

    • Please Note: If any students or staff members have a respiratory disease, they will not be required to wear a face covering (Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary fibrosis, pneumonia, and lung cancer).
    • Students with an underlying health condition should have a 504 Plan on file for appropriate accommodations to be determined.  A doctor’s note may be required.
  • K-12 students who are unable to attend in person will utilize synchronous online learning through Zoom and other remote learning tools. Synchronous means remote students log-on to receive instruction with their class at certain set times during the school day.

 

COVID Red: Significant Community Spread​

  • Schools are closed for in-person instruction and a Continuous Learning Plan will be shared with school stakeholders. 
  • All extra-curricular activities are suspended. 
  • Breakfast and lunch will be distributed on Monday evenings.  The program will run the same way during the last school closure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year-long Procedures For All-Risk Categories

Testing Protocol for Students and Staff Responding to Positive Cases

  • We will follow the Southeast Health Department guidelines. (attached)
  • Students sent home for becoming ill at school should follow the Southeast Health Department guidelines for re-admittance (attached).
  • Students who develop a fever or fall ill at school should be transported by their parents, or ambulance if clinically unstable.
  • Parents should be notified of the presence of any positive cases in the classroom and/or school to encourage closer observation for any symptoms at home.  Parents please notify the school if your child has been exposed.
  • In the event that a student tests positive, immediate efforts should be made to contact any close contacts (those who spent more than 10 minutes in close proximity to the student) so that they can be quarantined at home. Classmates should be closely monitored for any symptoms.  At this time, testing of all students in the class is not recommended, only those that develop symptoms require testing.
  • ​Parents are encouraged to check student’s temperature at home every morning using oral, tympanic, or temporal scanners; students with a temperature of 100.4 greater should stay home and consider coronavirus testing if no other explanation is available.
  • ​Parents are encouraged to ask their children or monitor for any cough, congestion, shortness of breath, or gastrointestinal symptoms every morning. Any positives should prompt the parent to keep the student home from school and seek out testing.

Facility Response to Positive Tests Among Staff and Students

  • In the event of a positive test among staff or a student, the classroom or areas exposed should be immediately cleaned and disinfected. 
  • ​If the person was in the school building without a facial covering, or large areas of the school were exposed to the person, short term dismissals (2-5 days) may be required to clean and disinfect the larger areas.  This decision should be made in collaboration with the local public health department.
  • If possible, smaller areas should be closed for 24 hours before cleaning to minimize the risk of any airborne particles.  Staff and students should be prepared to do on line learning if the building is closed for 24 hours or more to clean. 

Classroom Layout

All students and staff will need to follow social distancing guidelines at all times during classroom instruction. 

Dances

Activities such as the homecoming dance and prom will be evaluated based on the Directed Health Measure throughout the 2020-2021 school year.  

 

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra-curricular activities will follow NSAA guidelines and recommendations and be evaluated based on the Southeast Health Departments and Directed Health Measure throughout the 2020-2021 school year. 

 Practices to follow for COVID-19 safety with activities:

  • For high school NSAA-governed activities, the District will follow the NSAA Return to Activities document, or any additional forthcoming guidance from NSAA, as well as the provisions detailed below.
  • Jr. High activities, that are the same activities as those covered by the NSAA for high school students, will follow the same guidelines for participation and public attendance as applied to NSAA-governed high school activities.
  • Activities not governed by NSAA (e.g. FFA, NHS, Quiz Bowl, Student Council, etc.) shall follow the same guidelines for participation and public attendance as applied to NSAA-governed activities.
  • Administration shall have the authority to limit the degree of physical interaction for activities, beyond NSAA guidance, if administration deems it appropriate to ensure safety based on community COVID-19 circumstances.
  • Music concerts, public performances, banquets, fun nights, and other gatherings of people in school buildings for public performances may be restricted during the pandemic.

 

Field Trips

For the duration of this plan, there will be no school sponsored trips during the 2020-2021 school year (college visits, class trips, field trips, etc.).  

Media Center

The media center will be restricted.  A schedule will be developed for PreK-12 classes to have the opportunity to check out library books.  The Media center will follow strict guidelines set by the State Library Commission.   

School Assemblies

School assemblies and large gatherings of students as part of the curriculum will be restricted on district campuses during the 2020-2021 school year. Social distancing will be practiced at all home extra-curricular activities when possible.

Sharing of Equipment & Supplies 

We are asking staff members to keep each child’s belongings separated from others and to keep belongings in individually labeled containers, cubbies, or designated areas.  We want staff to minimize the sharing of high touch materials to the greatest extent possible (Books, electronic devices, school supplies, and toys).  If equipment needs to be used by a group of students, staff members will only allow one student at a time to use the equipment and the staff members must clean and disinfect the equipment between uses.

 

 

Students with Underlying Medical Conditions

If a student has an underlying medical condition, the parents/guardians can contact the building principal to setup an off campus 504 Plan for their son or daughter during the 2020-2021 school year. 

Transportation Plan

Lewiston Consolidated Schools will be following bus safety guidelines to ensure all students and bus drivers are safe at all times. Masks are encouraged to be worn on the bus at all times.  Bus drivers will be wearing a mask and following the guidance below:

  • We encourage parents that can transport their child(ren) to please do so.
  • Bus drivers will check the temperature of each rider before the child enters the bus.
  • Students with a fever of 100.4 or higher will not be allowed to board the bus.
  • We will load all buses with students in a back to front order and all students will exit buses in a front to back order.
  • Students will be required to sit by their siblings on all bus rides (Whenever possible, students will not be allowed to sit by anyone on the bus other than a sibling or classmate).
  • All bus drivers will clean their buses thoroughly after every daily bus route.
  • We are highly recommending older siblings that currently drive to school to take their younger sibling each day to school to allow for more social distance space on daily bus routes.
  • Bus drivers will keep a couple windows down on all bus routes to provide ventilation for bus riders (A new plan will be implemented during the winter months).

 

Visitors 

Parents, guardians, and visitors will not be allowed in our buildings during the 2020-2021 school year.  Access may be limited to school extracurricular activities.  All formal educational meetings may need to occur online or over the phone (Individual Education Meetings, Parent Teacher Conferences, 504 Meetings, etc.).  Only staff currently on payroll, individuals that drop off needed supplies, and personnel that need to work on the facilities will be allowed in the district facilities.  All other visitors are asked to phone the office 402-865-4675 prior to arrival and agree to a temperature check upon entering the building.

Water Bottles

We are asking all students and staff members to use water bottles throughout the 2020-2021 school year. Only the water bottle filler part of the drinking fountain will be able to be used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID GREEN CATEGORY

Building Procedures - Elementary

Before Arriving at School:

We ask that parents do a pre-symptom check every morning with their child(ren).  Temperature will not be taken at the door unless we are in the Yellow Category.

Arriving at School:

Grades PreK-6th grade will report directly to their classrooms no earlier than 8:00 am.  Those eating breakfast will proceed to the cafeteria after dropping off their supplies in the classroom.    

Breakfast:

Breakfast will start at 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast will be served as usual with social distancing practiced whenever possible.

Hand sanitizer will be available.

All food items will be placed on tray. 

No self-serve will be allowed.

 

Lunch:

Each classroom will be required to take their class to the restroom and have their students wash their hands prior to eating lunch. 

Students will eat in the lunchroom at their designated time.

Lunch will be served as usual with social distancing practiced whenever possible.

Hand sanitizer will be available.

All food items will be placed on tray. 

No self-serve will be allowed.

 

Lunch Recess Procedures:

Playground equipment will be available to play on during recess time and rotated on a daily basis between classes. Each grade will have a designated area to play outside for recess.  There shall be no inter-mingling of grades during outside recess.  Playground equipment will be disinfected after each use. 

Inclement Weather (Recess): 

During inclement weather, each class will be required to go back to their respective classroom for a classroom activity.

End of the Day Dismissal:

All students will be required to stay in their individual rooms until it is time to line up for bus routes or to be dismissed for the day.  All teachers or paras will be required to walk their class to the bus loading area each day. 

 

 

 

Hand Washing:

Students will be encouraged to wash their hands as often as possible.  Hand sanitizer will also be available and used as often as possible.   Students will also wash their hands before and after lunch every day.  

Special Classes:

The following Elementary School special classes may occur in each self-contained classroom throughout the 2020-2021 school year: art, keyboarding, library, and music.  Band and physical education classes will be allowed to occur in their regular classroom areas.

Building Procedures Jr./Sr. High School (7-12)

Before Arriving at School:

We ask that parents do a pre symptom check every morning with their child(ren).  Temperatures will not be taken at the door unless we are in the Yellow Category.  Upon entering the building, students should place necessary materials (coats) in their locker and report immediately to their 1st period class.  There shall be no mingling of students in the hallways.  Students who need to eat breakfast should report to the cafeteria after taking care of their locker duties. 

Students who do not ride a bus to school are not allowed in school until after 8:00 a.m. 

Breakfast:

Breakfast will start at 8:00 a.m.

Students will eat breakfast in the lunchroom.

Breakfast will be served as usual with social distancing whenever possible.

Hand sanitizer will be available.

All food items will be placed on tray. 

No self-serve will be allowed.

Cell phone use in the cafeteria is prohibited.

 

Lunch:

Students will be required to wash their hands prior to eating lunch. 

Students will eat in the lunchroom at their designated time.

Lunch will be served as usual with social distancing whenever possible.

Hand sanitizer will be available.

All food items will be placed on tray. 

No self-serve will be allowed.

Cell phone use in the cafeteria is prohibited.

 

During Class Time:

All students and staff will follow social distancing guidelines whenever possible during classroom instruction.  All desks will need to face the same direction and they will need to remain six feet apart whenever possible. Staff will be required to wipe down all tables, desks, and chairs between classes and during their planning period.

 

 

Lunch:

Students will eat lunch in the lunchroom.  Tables will be spread across the room so that social distancing between classes are maintained.  Staff will ensure classes are staggered and released so that students are not standing in line waiting with different classes.  Cell phone use in the cafeteria is prohibited.

 

End of the Day Dismissal:

When classes are dismissed, students will be encouraged to wear a face covering when leaving the building and students will be required to leave the school premises and not socializing in the halls, commons, locker rooms, or parking lots. 

Hand Washing:

Students will be encouraged and reminded to wash their hands.   Students will wash their hands on their way to get their lunches.  Hand sanitizer will be available in every classroom and hallway so that it can be used as often as desired. 

Facility Use by Individuals & Outside Organizations

The district will allow non-school sponsored groups and outside organizations to use facilities during a Green Category during the school year.  Groups will not be allowed to use school equipment.  No community members will be allowed to use the weight room during the 2020-2021 school year. 

Activities

Additional provisions for No/Minimal Spread mode:

  • For contests, administration will monitor the risk mode of the host school or visiting school to determine if local guidelines for competition are safe.
  • Contests for activities that are NSAA-governed events, such as play production, speech, and music contests, will be allowed to occur following NSAA guidelines.  Virtual broadcasts of high school performances will be allowed if the students can properly social distance during the performance.
  • Spectators in attendance at activity contests are encouraged to wear facemasks but doing so is not required.
  • Food served at home contests concessions must be limited to prepacked or premade items (e.g. popcorn can be premade and served but cannot be made while it is being served). 
    • Hot food service can be provided (such as hot dogs and hamburgers) but again must be premade and pre-wrapped.
    • Shared condiment containers cannot be available to the public to use.  Condiments need to be provided in individual packets or applied by concessions workers at least 6’ behind the serving window.
    • No food can be prepared within 6’ of the serving window.
    • All concession workers must wear face masks or shields at all times while preparing or serving concession food.

 

 

 

 

COVID YELLOW CATEGORY

If required to limit the number of students and staff in the building, the district will consider having all 9-12 students transition to remote learning during their regular eight period scheduled classes.

Building Procedures - Elementary

Before Arriving at School:

We ask that parents do a pre-symptom check every morning with their child(ren).  Temperature will also be taken at the door.

Arriving at School:

Grades PreK-6th grade will report directly to their classrooms. 

Breakfast:

Breakfast will start at 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast will be grab-and-go and taken to classroom.

Hand sanitizer will be available.

Social distancing will be practiced whenever possible while in line.

Silverware will be wrapped and handed out.

Masks will be encouraged while passing and waiting in line.

No self-serve will be allowed.

 

Lunch:

Each classroom teacher will be required to take their class to the restroom and have their students wash their hands prior to eating lunch. 

Hand sanitizer will be available.

Students will eat in the lunchroom at their designated time.

Silverware will be wrapped and handed out.

Masks will be encouraged while passing and waiting in line.

Social distancing will be practiced whenever possible.

No self-serve will be allowed.

 

During Class Time:

All students and staff will follow social distancing guidelines whenever possible during classroom instruction.  All desks will need to face the same direction and they will need to remain six feet apart whenever possible.  Staff will be required to wipe down all tables, desks, and chairs between classes and during their planning period.

Lunch Recess Procedures:

Playground equipment will be available to play on during recess time and rotated daily between classes.  Playground equipment will be disinfected after each use.  Grade level must stay together, and no intermingling of grade levels will be allowed.  During inclement weather, each class will be required to go back to their respective classroom for a classroom activity.

End of the Day Dismissal:

All students will be required to stay in their individual rooms until it is time to line up for bus routes or to be dismissed for the day.  All teachers or paras will be required to walk their class to the bus loading area each day. 

Hand Washing:

Students will be required to wash their hands 3-4 times a day.  Each self-contained classroom teacher will setup a time in the morning and a time in the afternoon for their class to wash their hands.  Students will also wash their hands before lunch every day.   Hand sanitizer will be available in every classroom and hallway so that it can be used as often as desired. 

Special Classes

The following Elementary School special classes will occur in each self-contained classroom throughout the 2020-2021 school year: art, keyboarding, library, and music.  Band and physical education classes may occur in their regular classroom areas.

Building Procedures Jr./Sr. High School (7-12)

Before Arriving at School:

We ask that parents do a pre symptom check every morning with their child(ren).  Temperatures will also be taken at the door. Upon entering the building, all grade 7-12 students should report to their 1st period class. 

Students who do not ride a bus to school are encouraged not to arrive at school until 8:00 a.m.  Those students arriving to school at 8:00 a.m. or later, will go directly to their first period class.

Breakfast:

Students will eat breakfast in their first period class.

Passing Periods (Between Classes):

Students and staff will follow directional guidelines as laid out by school personnel. Possible adaptations to include flow of foot traffic in one direction, if possible, divided hallways, staggered bell dismissals, social distancing floor markings, etc.  Students will wear masks in the hallways when social distancing is not possible.

During Class Time:

All students and staff will follow social distancing guidelines whenever possible during classroom instruction.  All desks will need to face the same direction and they will need to remain six feet apart whenever possible.  Staff will be required to wipe down all tables, desks, and chairs between classes and during their planning period.

Lunch:

Students will eat lunch in a designated area.  

 

 

 

End of the Day Dismissal:

When classes are dismissed, students will be required to leave the school premises and not socialize in the halls, commons, locker rooms, or parking lots. 

Hand Washing:

Students will be required to wash their hands 3-4 times a day.  Each class will take five minutes during the second period to wash hands and a schedule will be set up by each second period teacher.  Students will wash their hands on their way to get their lunches.   Hand sanitizer will be available in every classroom and hallway so that it can be used as often as desired.    

Facility Use by Individuals & Outside Organizations

The district will be restricting facility use by individuals and outside organizations during a Yellow Category during the school year.  Non-school sponsored groups will not be allowed to use the district facilities.  No community members will be allowed to use the weight room during the 2020-2021 school year.

Activities

Additional provisions for Moderate/High Spread mode:

  • Administration shall disallow a District-hosted contest to occur.
  • If District is in minimal spread mode, but administration determines that COVID-19 conditions of the visitor school(s)’ community/communities to be in a moderate/high spread mode, administration is authorized to disallow the District-hosted contest to occur.
  • If District is in minimal spread mode, but administration determines that COVID-19 conditions of a host school’s community to be in a moderate/high spread mode (or that of other school communities participating in the contest at that site), administration is authorized to disallow the District from participating in a contest at that host school.

 

 

 

COVID RED CATEGORY

 

Schools are closed for in-person instruction and a Continuous Learning Plan will be shared with school stakeholders. 

All extra-curricular activities are suspended. 

Breakfast and lunch will be distributed on Monday evenings.  The program will run the same way during the last school closure.

 

 

 

How to Keep the Facilities & Students/Staff Healthy and Safe

Facilities 

The following essential actions will be taken to ensure that the facilities are safe for students and staff to inhabit.  The district will:

• Change air filters regularly.

• Distribute wastebaskets, tissues, and spray sanitizer to each classroom and office.

• Post signage about frequent hand washing, cough etiquette, and nose blowing.  Signage will be widely posted, disseminated, and encouraged through various methods of communication).

• Follow guidance from the CDC when performing all cleaning related duties.

  • Custodial staff will disinfect the entire building daily.

 

 Students & Staff 

The following essential actions will be taken to ensure that the students and staff stay healthy and safe.  The district will:

• Encourage students and staff to stay away from school when sick.

• Teach students to use face coverings appropriately, stress the importance of covering a cough, and using/discarding tissues appropriately.

• Stress the importance of keeping hands away from the eyes, nose, and mouth.

• Teach students and staff how to keep surfaces clean and disinfected.

• Introduce hand washing best practices (Using soap and water and scrubbing for approximately 20 seconds before rinsing).

• Develop fixed schedules for hand washing.

• Ensuring that adequate supplies are available and in good functional condition (pending availability).

 

 Public Health Officials

 If a student or staff member becomes sick with COVID-19 like symptoms, the district will contact public health officials and follow their guidance at all times.

 District Plans for Dealing with COVID Like Symptoms

The administration will work with the district’s sick room supervisor to identify an isolation room or area to separate anyone who exhibits COVID like symptoms.  School personnel will use transmission precaution protocols when caring for a sick student or staff member.  A school administrator, school counselor, secretary, school employee, or a parent/guardian may transport anyone that is sick home or to a healthcare facility.  

If a student becomes sick with COVID like symptoms, the school personnel will notify local health officials, the student’s family, and any staff member that had contact with the student immediately regarding the possible case. 

The district will close off areas used by a sick student or staff member and no one will be allowed to use this area until it has been cleaned and disinfected.  The district will advise sick students and staff members to not return to school until they have met CDC criteria to discontinue home isolation.  CDC Criteria Link: https://tinyurl.com/ucdum7c   

The administration will follow both state and federal privacy laws at all times.  We will work to inform those who have had close contact to a person diagnosed with COVID-19 to stay home and self-monitor for symptoms and to follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

 Students and staff that have symptoms will follow the Southeast Health Department guidelines for re-admittance. (attached)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuous Learning Plan

This plan will be initiated during any long-term school closure.

 

Roles

 

Superintendent

  • Provide regular communication to all stakeholders
  • Provide support to principal and teachers implementing curriculum

 

Principal

  • Monitor communication between teachers and their students through weekly logs
  • Support faculty and students/families shifting to remote learning
  • Provide weekly Zoom meetings and/or e-mail updates
  • Help teachers implement curriculum
  • Monitor students on 504 plans and aid as needed

 

Technology Department

  • Support faculty and students/families shifting to remote learning
  • Provide written/video support to assist faculty with using district identified resources

 

Teachers

  • Collaborate with other teachers to design learning experiences
  • Use district curriculum and resources to communicate and deliver content
  • Communicate with parents and students on how resources can be accessed
  • Communicate with students _____ times per week via Zoom/e-mail
  • Communicate with parents as necessary
  • Communicate regularly with special education department
  • Attend student and teacher meetings as necessary
  • Continue to make lesson plans
  • Take attendance
  • Grade daily work and record grades in PowerSchool

 

Special Education

  • Communicate regularly with classroom teachers
  • Communicate regularly with students on your caseload and their parents as necessary
  • Hold virtual IEP meetings
  • Provide supplementary activities for students on your caseload
  • Schedule time to zoom with students to meet IEP minutes

 

Students

  • Establish daily routines for engaging in the learning experiences
  • Identify a space in your home where you can work effectively and successfully
  • Regularly monitor online platforms
  • Engage in all learning with academic honesty
  • Regularly attend class (via zoom or other platforms)
  • Complete assigned work according to teacher’s timelines (work must be submitted on time, grades and attendance will be mandatory)
  • Communicate proactively with your teachers if you require additional support
  • Comply with student handbook internet safety policies including expectations for online etiquette

 

Counselor

  • Continue to monitor students socially and emotionally (through padlet)
  • Work with small groups
  • Support families in accessing services, lunches, and internet
  • Assist when there are attendance or grades issues with students

 

Paraprofessionals

  • Check in with students you assist
  • May participate in zoom lessons (at the discretion of the teacher)
  • May help with break-out sessions on zoom

 

Parents

  • Establish routines and expectations
  • Define the physical space for your child to study
  • Monitor communications from your child’s teachers
  • Begin and end each day with a check-in
  • Take an active role in helping your child process his/her learning
  • Establish times for quiet and reflection
  • Encourage physical activity and/or exercise
  • Remain mindful of your child’s stress or worry
  • Monitor how much time your child is spending online
  • Keep your child social but set rules around their social media interactions
  • For questions….
    • Dealing with course content, assignments, or resourcesContact classroom teacher
    • Dealing with technology issuesContact technology director
    • Dealing with mental health, anxiety, stress issuesContact school counselor
    • Dealing with general building proceduresContact principal
    • Dealing with district proceduresContact superintendent

 

General Guidelines for Staff Regarding Remote Learning

 

Feedback

  • Provide feedback, as needed, on assigned curriculum
  • Provide clear communications regarding where/how students should ask questions and seek clarification
  • Activity monitor e-mail for questions and communications from students/families

 

 

Offline Work

  • Consider including offline activities in lessons such as reading, engaging in discussions with a family member or friend remotely, writing in a journal, taking pictures, and/or making a video.

 

Instruction

  • Follow the guidelines provided by the district based on your grade level and subject area
  • Collaborate with colleagues
  • Use tools such as Google Forms, online textbooks, Google Classroom Tools, Zoom, etc.  Instructional packets may also be distributed.
  • PreK-6 students will have scheduled online meetings and instructional packets.

 

Free Resources for Parents/Students

  • IXL
  • ???
  • ???
  • ???

 

 

 

Grade-Level Guidelines

Preschool

     

      Priorities

  • Assignments will be focus on literacy and numeracy to maintain current skills and knowledge around prioritized content.
  • Teachers will create paper packets of activities that will need to be picked up from the office at designated times.
  • Additional activities will be available through ____________.  Online activities are additional and not necessary if you do not have internet access. 
  • Preschool teachers will schedule, at a minimum, one Zoom session per week for students to have an opportunity to see one another.

 

Approximate Time for Activities

  • 40 minutes per day
    • Emergent literacy activities, games, and challenges focused on language development, vocabulary, comprehension, and phonological awareness
  • 40 minutes per day
    • Emergent numeracy activities, games, and challenges focused on counting, sorting, and patterning
  • 40 minutes per day
    • Holistically focused activities, games, and challenges to support cognitive, physical, and social emotional development
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Total Time:  Approximately Two (2) hours per day/10 hours per week

 

 

Elementary Students (K-6)

 

            Priorities

  • Curriculum will mainly focus on literacy and numeracy to maintain current skills and knowledge around prioritized content.
  • Teachers will create paper packets of activities that will need to be picked up from the office at designated times.  Classroom Dojo and Google Classroom will also be used to share assignments.
  • All elementary teachers will have office hours from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the afternoon on any day that there is a closure due to COVID-19.  Teachers may be contacted through Class Dojo, Google Classroom, Zoom, e-mail, or phone.

 

Approximate Time for Activities

  • Kindergarten thru 2nd Grade
    • 30-45 minutes per day Reading (Science/Social Studies connections as appropriate)
    • 25-30 minutes per day Writing
    • 35-45 minutes per day Mathematics
    • 20-30 minutes per day Specials
    • Other activities may include independent reading and challenge activities

 

Total Curriculum Time = Approximately Two (2) hours per day/10 hours per week

 

  • 3rd thru 6th Grade
    • 35-45 minutes per day Reading (Science/Social Studies connections as appropriate)
    • 25-30 minutes per day Writing
    • 35-45 minutes per day Mathematics
    • 25-30 minutes per day Specials
    • Other activities may include independent reading and challenge activities

 

Total Curriculum Time = Approximately Two (2) hours per day/10 hours per week

 

*Each elementary teacher will schedule, at a minimum, one Zoom meeting per week to provide students an opportunity to communicate with one another.

 

Jr./Sr. High School

 

            Priorities

  • Enrichment will be focused around prioritized content
  • Students will have both online and off-line activities
  • Teachers will provide online assignments that may be recorded and made available to students to watch at any time.
  • A schedule will be created with regularly scheduled Zoom meeting times for all classes. 

 

 

Curriculum Plan

  • Students will be provided curriculum activities assigned by each individual classroom teacher.
    • Students will receive a weekly assignment plan from each teacher by 8:00 a.m. on Mondays
    • Assignments are due by Sunday @ 11:59 p.m.
  • Attendance will be monitored by completion of activities and participation of classroom obligations.
  • The district will check out Chromebooks to all 7-12 students.  Free Wifi is available through several public locations.
  • Classroom teachers will have office hours for a designated time each day to assist students as needed during any COVID-19 closure.
  • Dual-credit (SENCAP) classes may require additional class meeting times. 
  • Teachers will schedule classroom Zoom sessions for each class.  A schedule will be created.

 

Approximate Time for Activities

    • Grades 7-12
      • 40 minutes per period for each schedule Jr./Sr. High School course
      • Total Time:  Approximately 3 hours per day/16 hours per week

 

 

 

Lewiston Consolidated Schools

COVID-19: Back to School Plan

2020-2021

 

 

 

 

Lewiston Consolidated Schools

306 Tiger Avenue

Lewiston, NE 68331

402-865-4675

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

District-Wide Plan to Keep School Community Safe

The number one priority of Lewiston Consolidated Schools is to safety and wellbeing of our students and staff.  The number one goal is to keep kids in school.  Pending the Directed Health Measure in August of 2020, the district’s plan is to start school using our original board approved calendar and operating as normal as possible.  If the district is unable to start school on August 13th, we may need to use an alternative calendar and start school on a later date with students physically present in the building or through remote learning.      

This document is not intended to provide prescriptive or restrictive guidelines for parents, students, or staff.  It is simply a framework for re-opening school during a national pandemic.  It is important to remember that school officials will be continuously monitoring District Health Measures put into place for Pawnee County and seeking advice from the Southeast Health Department Director.

 

During the 2020-2021 school year, there might be a short-term closure or a long-term closure because of a COVID-19 outbreak in our area.  We are encouraging parents to plan for both scenarios this school year.  If this were to occur, we would implement an updated version of our Continuous Learning Plan during any long-term school closure.   If the state declares this pandemic over, all COVID-19 related resolutions and plans will end appropriately.

Until further notice, all students utilizing parent transportation will be required to enter and exit the front (South) entrance by the Principal’s office.  All students riding a school bus will enter and exit the preschool entrance.  All students driving to school will enter and exit the ticket booth entrance.

 

Risk Categories

Lewiston Consolidated Schools will be in communication with local officials at the Southeast Health Department and the Nebraska Department of Education for risk categories.  We will follow the three risk categories; Green, Yellow, and Red. 

COVID Green: Low Risk of COVID-19 Spread​, With Few, If Any, Active Cases Locally

  • All students in grades Pre-K through 12 will attend school in person.

 

  • Students and staff will be encouraged to wear face coverings when unable to social distance. Masks will be provided by the school if a student does not have access to a mask.  Students will be allowed to wear their personal mask if they desire.  Parents must contact classroom teachers and make arrangements if they want their child to wear a mask all day.

 

COVID Yellow: Minimal to Moderate Local Community Spread

  • All students in grades Pre-K-12 will attend school in person, pending recommendation from the Southeast Health Department on the limit of capacity classrooms.   If required to meet physical distancing directives, it MAY be necessary to reduce the number of students in grades 9-12 in the building at one time by utilizing a rotating schedule. If this is the case, additional details on the rotating schedule will be provided ahead of time.

 

  • All persons entering the building, including students and staff will have their temperature checked before entering. Temperatures must not exceed 100.4.

 

  • Face coverings to be worn by students, staff, visitors and other building users while at school. Schools will provide multilayered cloth face coverings for students and staff.

 

    • Please Note: If any students or staff members have a respiratory disease, they will not be required to wear a face covering (Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary fibrosis, pneumonia, and lung cancer).
    • Students with an underlying health condition should have a 504 Plan on file for appropriate accommodations to be determined.  A doctor’s note may be required.
  • K-12 students who are unable to attend in person will utilize synchronous online learning through Zoom and other remote learning tools. Synchronous means remote students log-on to receive instruction with their class at certain set times during the school day.

 

COVID Red: Significant Community Spread​

  • Schools are closed for in-person instruction and a Continuous Learning Plan will be shared with school stakeholders. 
  • All extra-curricular activities are suspended. 
  • Breakfast and lunch will be distributed on Monday evenings.  The program will run the same way during the last school closure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year-long Procedures For All-Risk Categories

Testing Protocol for Students and Staff Responding to Positive Cases

  • We will follow the Southeast Health Department guidelines. (attached)
  • Students sent home for becoming ill at school should follow the Southeast Health Department guidelines for re-admittance (attached).
  • Students who develop a fever or fall ill at school should be transported by their parents, or ambulance if clinically unstable.
  • Parents should be notified of the presence of any positive cases in the classroom and/or school to encourage closer observation for any symptoms at home.  Parents please notify the school if your child has been exposed.
  • In the event that a student tests positive, immediate efforts should be made to contact any close contacts (those who spent more than 10 minutes in close proximity to the student) so that they can be quarantined at home. Classmates should be closely monitored for any symptoms.  At this time, testing of all students in the class is not recommended, only those that develop symptoms require testing.
  • ​Parents are encouraged to check student’s temperature at home every morning using oral, tympanic, or temporal scanners; students with a temperature of 100.4 greater should stay home and consider coronavirus testing if no other explanation is available.
  • ​Parents are encouraged to ask their children or monitor for any cough, congestion, shortness of breath, or gastrointestinal symptoms every morning. Any positives should prompt the parent to keep the student home from school and seek out testing.

Facility Response to Positive Tests Among Staff and Students

  • In the event of a positive test among staff or a student, the classroom or areas exposed should be immediately cleaned and disinfected. 
  • ​If the person was in the school building without a facial covering, or large areas of the school were exposed to the person, short term dismissals (2-5 days) may be required to clean and disinfect the larger areas.  This decision should be made in collaboration with the local public health department.
  • If possible, smaller areas should be closed for 24 hours before cleaning to minimize the risk of any airborne particles.  Staff and students should be prepared to do on line learning if the building is closed for 24 hours or more to clean. 

Classroom Layout

All students and staff will need to follow social distancing guidelines at all times during classroom instruction. 

Dances

Activities such as the homecoming dance and prom will be evaluated based on the Directed Health Measure throughout the 2020-2021 school year.  

 

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra-curricular activities will follow NSAA guidelines and recommendations and be evaluated based on the Southeast Health Departments and Directed Health Measure throughout the 2020-2021 school year. 

 Practices to follow for COVID-19 safety with activities:

  • For high school NSAA-governed activities, the District will follow the NSAA Return to Activities document, or any additional forthcoming guidance from NSAA, as well as the provisions detailed below.
  • Jr. High activities, that are the same activities as those covered by the NSAA for high school students, will follow the same guidelines for participation and public attendance as applied to NSAA-governed high school activities.
  • Activities not governed by NSAA (e.g. FFA, NHS, Quiz Bowl, Student Council, etc.) shall follow the same guidelines for participation and public attendance as applied to NSAA-governed activities.
  • Administration shall have the authority to limit the degree of physical interaction for activities, beyond NSAA guidance, if administration deems it appropriate to ensure safety based on community COVID-19 circumstances.
  • Music concerts, public performances, banquets, fun nights, and other gatherings of people in school buildings for public performances may be restricted during the pandemic.

 

Field Trips

For the duration of this plan, there will be no school sponsored trips during the 2020-2021 school year (college visits, class trips, field trips, etc.).  

Media Center

The media center will be restricted.  A schedule will be developed for PreK-12 classes to have the opportunity to check out library books.  The Media center will follow strict guidelines set by the State Library Commission.   

School Assemblies

School assemblies and large gatherings of students as part of the curriculum will be restricted on district campuses during the 2020-2021 school year. Social distancing will be practiced at all home extra-curricular activities when possible.

Sharing of Equipment & Supplies 

We are asking staff members to keep each child’s belongings separated from others and to keep belongings in individually labeled containers, cubbies, or designated areas.  We want staff to minimize the sharing of high touch materials to the greatest extent possible (Books, electronic devices, school supplies, and toys).  If equipment needs to be used by a group of students, staff members will only allow one student at a time to use the equipment and the staff members must clean and disinfect the equipment between uses.

 

 

Students with Underlying Medical Conditions

If a student has an underlying medical condition, the parents/guardians can contact the building principal to setup an off campus 504 Plan for their son or daughter during the 2020-2021 school year. 

Transportation Plan

Lewiston Consolidated Schools will be following bus safety guidelines to ensure all students and bus drivers are safe at all times. Masks are encouraged to be worn on the bus at all times.  Bus drivers will be wearing a mask and following the guidance below:

  • We encourage parents that can transport their child(ren) to please do so.
  • Bus drivers will check the temperature of each rider before the child enters the bus.
  • Students with a fever of 100.4 or higher will not be allowed to board the bus.
  • We will load all buses with students in a back to front order and all students will exit buses in a front to back order.
  • Students will be required to sit by their siblings on all bus rides (Whenever possible, students will not be allowed to sit by anyone on the bus other than a sibling or classmate).
  • All bus drivers will clean their buses thoroughly after every daily bus route.
  • We are highly recommending older siblings that currently drive to school to take their younger sibling each day to school to allow for more social distance space on daily bus routes.
  • Bus drivers will keep a couple windows down on all bus routes to provide ventilation for bus riders (A new plan will be implemented during the winter months).

 

Visitors 

Parents, guardians, and visitors will not be allowed in our buildings during the 2020-2021 school year.  Access may be limited to school extracurricular activities.  All formal educational meetings may need to occur online or over the phone (Individual Education Meetings, Parent Teacher Conferences, 504 Meetings, etc.).  Only staff currently on payroll, individuals that drop off needed supplies, and personnel that need to work on the facilities will be allowed in the district facilities.  All other visitors are asked to phone the office 402-865-4675 prior to arrival and agree to a temperature check upon entering the building.

Water Bottles

We are asking all students and staff members to use water bottles throughout the 2020-2021 school year. Only the water bottle filler part of the drinking fountain will be able to be used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID GREEN CATEGORY

Building Procedures - Elementary

Before Arriving at School:

We ask that parents do a pre-symptom check every morning with their child(ren).  Temperature will not be taken at the door unless we are in the Yellow Category.

Arriving at School:

Grades PreK-6th grade will report directly to their classrooms no earlier than 8:00 am.  Those eating breakfast will proceed to the cafeteria after dropping off their supplies in the classroom.    

Breakfast:

Breakfast will start at 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast will be served as usual with social distancing practiced whenever possible.

Hand sanitizer will be available.

All food items will be placed on tray. 

No self-serve will be allowed.

 

Lunch:

Each classroom will be required to take their class to the restroom and have their students wash their hands prior to eating lunch. 

Students will eat in the lunchroom at their designated time.

Lunch will be served as usual with social distancing practiced whenever possible.

Hand sanitizer will be available.

All food items will be placed on tray. 

No self-serve will be allowed.

 

Lunch Recess Procedures:

Playground equipment will be available to play on during recess time and rotated on a daily basis between classes. Each grade will have a designated area to play outside for recess.  There shall be no inter-mingling of grades during outside recess.  Playground equipment will be disinfected after each use. 

Inclement Weather (Recess): 

During inclement weather, each class will be required to go back to their respective classroom for a classroom activity.

End of the Day Dismissal:

All students will be required to stay in their individual rooms until it is time to line up for bus routes or to be dismissed for the day.  All teachers or paras will be required to walk their class to the bus loading area each day. 

 

 

 

Hand Washing:

Students will be encouraged to wash their hands as often as possible.  Hand sanitizer will also be available and used as often as possible.   Students will also wash their hands before and after lunch every day.  

Special Classes:

The following Elementary School special classes may occur in each self-contained classroom throughout the 2020-2021 school year: art, keyboarding, library, and music.  Band and physical education classes will be allowed to occur in their regular classroom areas.

Building Procedures Jr./Sr. High School (7-12)

Before Arriving at School:

We ask that parents do a pre symptom check every morning with their child(ren).  Temperatures will not be taken at the door unless we are in the Yellow Category.  Upon entering the building, students should place necessary materials (coats) in their locker and report immediately to their 1st period class.  There shall be no mingling of students in the hallways.  Students who need to eat breakfast should report to the cafeteria after taking care of their locker duties. 

Students who do not ride a bus to school are not allowed in school until after 8:00 a.m. 

Breakfast:

Breakfast will start at 8:00 a.m.

Students will eat breakfast in the lunchroom.

Breakfast will be served as usual with social distancing whenever possible.

Hand sanitizer will be available.

All food items will be placed on tray. 

No self-serve will be allowed.

Cell phone use in the cafeteria is prohibited.

 

Lunch:

Students will be required to wash their hands prior to eating lunch. 

Students will eat in the lunchroom at their designated time.

Lunch will be served as usual with social distancing whenever possible.

Hand sanitizer will be available.

All food items will be placed on tray. 

No self-serve will be allowed.

Cell phone use in the cafeteria is prohibited.

 

During Class Time:

All students and staff will follow social distancing guidelines whenever possible during classroom instruction.  All desks will need to face the same direction and they will need to remain six feet apart whenever possible. Staff will be required to wipe down all tables, desks, and chairs between classes and during their planning period.

 

 

Lunch:

Students will eat lunch in the lunchroom.  Tables will be spread across the room so that social distancing between classes are maintained.  Staff will ensure classes are staggered and released so that students are not standing in line waiting with different classes.  Cell phone use in the cafeteria is prohibited.

 

End of the Day Dismissal:

When classes are dismissed, students will be encouraged to wear a face covering when leaving the building and students will be required to leave the school premises and not socializing in the halls, commons, locker rooms, or parking lots. 

Hand Washing:

Students will be encouraged and reminded to wash their hands.   Students will wash their hands on their way to get their lunches.  Hand sanitizer will be available in every classroom and hallway so that it can be used as often as desired. 

Facility Use by Individuals & Outside Organizations

The district will allow non-school sponsored groups and outside organizations to use facilities during a Green Category during the school year.  Groups will not be allowed to use school equipment.  No community members will be allowed to use the weight room during the 2020-2021 school year. 

Activities

Additional provisions for No/Minimal Spread mode:

  • For contests, administration will monitor the risk mode of the host school or visiting school to determine if local guidelines for competition are safe.
  • Contests for activities that are NSAA-governed events, such as play production, speech, and music contests, will be allowed to occur following NSAA guidelines.  Virtual broadcasts of high school performances will be allowed if the students can properly social distance during the performance.
  • Spectators in attendance at activity contests are encouraged to wear facemasks but doing so is not required.
  • Food served at home contests concessions must be limited to prepacked or premade items (e.g. popcorn can be premade and served but cannot be made while it is being served). 
    • Hot food service can be provided (such as hot dogs and hamburgers) but again must be premade and pre-wrapped.
    • Shared condiment containers cannot be available to the public to use.  Condiments need to be provided in individual packets or applied by concessions workers at least 6’ behind the serving window.
    • No food can be prepared within 6’ of the serving window.
    • All concession workers must wear face masks or shields at all times while preparing or serving concession food.

 

 

 

 

COVID YELLOW CATEGORY

If required to limit the number of students and staff in the building, the district will consider having all 9-12 students transition to remote learning during their regular eight period scheduled classes.

Building Procedures - Elementary

Before Arriving at School:

We ask that parents do a pre-symptom check every morning with their child(ren).  Temperature will also be taken at the door.

Arriving at School:

Grades PreK-6th grade will report directly to their classrooms. 

Breakfast:

Breakfast will start at 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast will be grab-and-go and taken to classroom.

Hand sanitizer will be available.

Social distancing will be practiced whenever possible while in line.

Silverware will be wrapped and handed out.

Masks will be encouraged while passing and waiting in line.

No self-serve will be allowed.

 

Lunch:

Each classroom teacher will be required to take their class to the restroom and have their students wash their hands prior to eating lunch. 

Hand sanitizer will be available.

Students will eat in the lunchroom at their designated time.

Silverware will be wrapped and handed out.

Masks will be encouraged while passing and waiting in line.

Social distancing will be practiced whenever possible.

No self-serve will be allowed.

 

During Class Time:

All students and staff will follow social distancing guidelines whenever possible during classroom instruction.  All desks will need to face the same direction and they will need to remain six feet apart whenever possible.  Staff will be required to wipe down all tables, desks, and chairs between classes and during their planning period.

Lunch Recess Procedures:

Playground equipment will be available to play on during recess time and rotated daily between classes.  Playground equipment will be disinfected after each use.  Grade level must stay together, and no intermingling of grade levels will be allowed.  During inclement weather, each class will be required to go back to their respective classroom for a classroom activity.

End of the Day Dismissal:

All students will be required to stay in their individual rooms until it is time to line up for bus routes or to be dismissed for the day.  All teachers or paras will be required to walk their class to the bus loading area each day. 

Hand Washing:

Students will be required to wash their hands 3-4 times a day.  Each self-contained classroom teacher will setup a time in the morning and a time in the afternoon for their class to wash their hands.  Students will also wash their hands before lunch every day.   Hand sanitizer will be available in every classroom and hallway so that it can be used as often as desired. 

Special Classes

The following Elementary School special classes will occur in each self-contained classroom throughout the 2020-2021 school year: art, keyboarding, library, and music.  Band and physical education classes may occur in their regular classroom areas.

Building Procedures Jr./Sr. High School (7-12)

Before Arriving at School:

We ask that parents do a pre symptom check every morning with their child(ren).  Temperatures will also be taken at the door. Upon entering the building, all grade 7-12 students should report to their 1st period class. 

Students who do not ride a bus to school are encouraged not to arrive at school until 8:00 a.m.  Those students arriving to school at 8:00 a.m. or later, will go directly to their first period class.

Breakfast:

Students will eat breakfast in their first period class.

Passing Periods (Between Classes):

Students and staff will follow directional guidelines as laid out by school personnel. Possible adaptations to include flow of foot traffic in one direction, if possible, divided hallways, staggered bell dismissals, social distancing floor markings, etc.  Students will wear masks in the hallways when social distancing is not possible.

During Class Time:

All students and staff will follow social distancing guidelines whenever possible during classroom instruction.  All desks will need to face the same direction and they will need to remain six feet apart whenever possible.  Staff will be required to wipe down all tables, desks, and chairs between classes and during their planning period.

Lunch:

Students will eat lunch in a designated area.  

 

 

 

End of the Day Dismissal:

When classes are dismissed, students will be required to leave the school premises and not socialize in the halls, commons, locker rooms, or parking lots. 

Hand Washing:

Students will be required to wash their hands 3-4 times a day.  Each class will take five minutes during the second period to wash hands and a schedule will be set up by each second period teacher.  Students will wash their hands on their way to get their lunches.   Hand sanitizer will be available in every classroom and hallway so that it can be used as often as desired.    

Facility Use by Individuals & Outside Organizations

The district will be restricting facility use by individuals and outside organizations during a Yellow Category during the school year.  Non-school sponsored groups will not be allowed to use the district facilities.  No community members will be allowed to use the weight room during the 2020-2021 school year.

Activities

Additional provisions for Moderate/High Spread mode:

  • Administration shall disallow a District-hosted contest to occur.
  • If District is in minimal spread mode, but administration determines that COVID-19 conditions of the visitor school(s)’ community/communities to be in a moderate/high spread mode, administration is authorized to disallow the District-hosted contest to occur.
  • If District is in minimal spread mode, but administration determines that COVID-19 conditions of a host school’s community to be in a moderate/high spread mode (or that of other school communities participating in the contest at that site), administration is authorized to disallow the District from participating in a contest at that host school.

 

 

 

COVID RED CATEGORY

 

Schools are closed for in-person instruction and a Continuous Learning Plan will be shared with school stakeholders. 

All extra-curricular activities are suspended. 

Breakfast and lunch will be distributed on Monday evenings.  The program will run the same way during the last school closure.

 

 

 

How to Keep the Facilities & Students/Staff Healthy and Safe

Facilities 

The following essential actions will be taken to ensure that the facilities are safe for students and staff to inhabit.  The district will:

• Change air filters regularly.

• Distribute wastebaskets, tissues, and spray sanitizer to each classroom and office.

• Post signage about frequent hand washing, cough etiquette, and nose blowing.  Signage will be widely posted, disseminated, and encouraged through various methods of communication).

• Follow guidance from the CDC when performing all cleaning related duties.

  • Custodial staff will disinfect the entire building daily.

 

 Students & Staff 

The following essential actions will be taken to ensure that the students and staff stay healthy and safe.  The district will:

• Encourage students and staff to stay away from school when sick.

• Teach students to use face coverings appropriately, stress the importance of covering a cough, and using/discarding tissues appropriately.

• Stress the importance of keeping hands away from the eyes, nose, and mouth.

• Teach students and staff how to keep surfaces clean and disinfected.

• Introduce hand washing best practices (Using soap and water and scrubbing for approximately 20 seconds before rinsing).

• Develop fixed schedules for hand washing.

• Ensuring that adequate supplies are available and in good functional condition (pending availability).

 

 Public Health Officials

 If a student or staff member becomes sick with COVID-19 like symptoms, the district will contact public health officials and follow their guidance at all times.

 District Plans for Dealing with COVID Like Symptoms

The administration will work with the district’s sick room supervisor to identify an isolation room or area to separate anyone who exhibits COVID like symptoms.  School personnel will use transmission precaution protocols when caring for a sick student or staff member.  A school administrator, school counselor, secretary, school employee, or a parent/guardian may transport anyone that is sick home or to a healthcare facility.  

If a student becomes sick with COVID like symptoms, the school personnel will notify local health officials, the student’s family, and any staff member that had contact with the student immediately regarding the possible case. 

The district will close off areas used by a sick student or staff member and no one will be allowed to use this area until it has been cleaned and disinfected.  The district will advise sick students and staff members to not return to school until they have met CDC criteria to discontinue home isolation.  CDC Criteria Link: https://tinyurl.com/ucdum7c   

The administration will follow both state and federal privacy laws at all times.  We will work to inform those who have had close contact to a person diagnosed with COVID-19 to stay home and self-monitor for symptoms and to follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

 Students and staff that have symptoms will follow the Southeast Health Department guidelines for re-admittance. (attached)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuous Learning Plan

This plan will be initiated during any long-term school closure.

 

Roles

 

Superintendent

  • Provide regular communication to all stakeholders
  • Provide support to principal and teachers implementing curriculum

 

Principal

  • Monitor communication between teachers and their students through weekly logs
  • Support faculty and students/families shifting to remote learning
  • Provide weekly Zoom meetings and/or e-mail updates
  • Help teachers implement curriculum
  • Monitor students on 504 plans and aid as needed

 

Technology Department

  • Support faculty and students/families shifting to remote learning
  • Provide written/video support to assist faculty with using district identified resources

 

Teachers

  • Collaborate with other teachers to design learning experiences
  • Use district curriculum and resources to communicate and deliver content
  • Communicate with parents and students on how resources can be accessed
  • Communicate with students _____ times per week via Zoom/e-mail
  • Communicate with parents as necessary
  • Communicate regularly with special education department
  • Attend student and teacher meetings as necessary
  • Continue to make lesson plans
  • Take attendance
  • Grade daily work and record grades in PowerSchool

 

Special Education

  • Communicate regularly with classroom teachers
  • Communicate regularly with students on your caseload and their parents as necessary
  • Hold virtual IEP meetings
  • Provide supplementary activities for students on your caseload
  • Schedule time to zoom with students to meet IEP minutes

 

Students

  • Establish daily routines for engaging in the learning experiences
  • Identify a space in your home where you can work effectively and successfully
  • Regularly monitor online platforms
  • Engage in all learning with academic honesty
  • Regularly attend class (via zoom or other platforms)
  • Complete assigned work according to teacher’s timelines (work must be submitted on time, grades and attendance will be mandatory)
  • Communicate proactively with your teachers if you require additional support
  • Comply with student handbook internet safety policies including expectations for online etiquette

 

Counselor

  • Continue to monitor students socially and emotionally (through padlet)
  • Work with small groups
  • Support families in accessing services, lunches, and internet
  • Assist when there are attendance or grades issues with students

 

Paraprofessionals

  • Check in with students you assist
  • May participate in zoom lessons (at the discretion of the teacher)
  • May help with break-out sessions on zoom

 

Parents

  • Establish routines and expectations
  • Define the physical space for your child to study
  • Monitor communications from your child’s teachers
  • Begin and end each day with a check-in
  • Take an active role in helping your child process his/her learning
  • Establish times for quiet and reflection
  • Encourage physical activity and/or exercise
  • Remain mindful of your child’s stress or worry
  • Monitor how much time your child is spending online
  • Keep your child social but set rules around their social media interactions
  • For questions….
    • Dealing with course content, assignments, or resourcesContact classroom teacher
    • Dealing with technology issuesContact technology director
    • Dealing with mental health, anxiety, stress issuesContact school counselor
    • Dealing with general building proceduresContact principal
    • Dealing with district proceduresContact superintendent

 

General Guidelines for Staff Regarding Remote Learning

 

Feedback

  • Provide feedback, as needed, on assigned curriculum
  • Provide clear communications regarding where/how students should ask questions and seek clarification
  • Activity monitor e-mail for questions and communications from students/families

 

 

Offline Work

  • Consider including offline activities in lessons such as reading, engaging in discussions with a family member or friend remotely, writing in a journal, taking pictures, and/or making a video.

 

Instruction

  • Follow the guidelines provided by the district based on your grade level and subject area
  • Collaborate with colleagues
  • Use tools such as Google Forms, online textbooks, Google Classroom Tools, Zoom, etc.  Instructional packets may also be distributed.
  • PreK-6 students will have scheduled online meetings and instructional packets.

 

Free Resources for Parents/Students

  • IXL
  • ???
  • ???
  • ???

 

 

 

Grade-Level Guidelines

Preschool

     

      Priorities

  • Assignments will be focus on literacy and numeracy to maintain current skills and knowledge around prioritized content.
  • Teachers will create paper packets of activities that will need to be picked up from the office at designated times.
  • Additional activities will be available through ____________.  Online activities are additional and not necessary if you do not have internet access. 
  • Preschool teachers will schedule, at a minimum, one Zoom session per week for students to have an opportunity to see one another.

 

Approximate Time for Activities

  • 40 minutes per day
    • Emergent literacy activities, games, and challenges focused on language development, vocabulary, comprehension, and phonological awareness
  • 40 minutes per day
    • Emergent numeracy activities, games, and challenges focused on counting, sorting, and patterning
  • 40 minutes per day
    • Holistically focused activities, games, and challenges to support cognitive, physical, and social emotional development
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Total Time:  Approximately Two (2) hours per day/10 hours per week

 

 

Elementary Students (K-6)

 

            Priorities

  • Curriculum will mainly focus on literacy and numeracy to maintain current skills and knowledge around prioritized content.
  • Teachers will create paper packets of activities that will need to be picked up from the office at designated times.  Classroom Dojo and Google Classroom will also be used to share assignments.
  • All elementary teachers will have office hours from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the afternoon on any day that there is a closure due to COVID-19.  Teachers may be contacted through Class Dojo, Google Classroom, Zoom, e-mail, or phone.

 

Approximate Time for Activities

  • Kindergarten thru 2nd Grade
    • 30-45 minutes per day Reading (Science/Social Studies connections as appropriate)
    • 25-30 minutes per day Writing
    • 35-45 minutes per day Mathematics
    • 20-30 minutes per day Specials
    • Other activities may include independent reading and challenge activities

 

Total Curriculum Time = Approximately Two (2) hours per day/10 hours per week

 

  • 3rd thru 6th Grade
    • 35-45 minutes per day Reading (Science/Social Studies connections as appropriate)
    • 25-30 minutes per day Writing
    • 35-45 minutes per day Mathematics
    • 25-30 minutes per day Specials
    • Other activities may include independent reading and challenge activities

 

Total Curriculum Time = Approximately Two (2) hours per day/10 hours per week

 

*Each elementary teacher will schedule, at a minimum, one Zoom meeting per week to provide students an opportunity to communicate with one another.

 

Jr./Sr. High School

 

            Priorities

  • Enrichment will be focused around prioritized content
  • Students will have both online and off-line activities
  • Teachers will provide online assignments that may be recorded and made available to students to watch at any time.
  • A schedule will be created with regularly scheduled Zoom meeting times for all classes. 

 

 

Curriculum Plan

  • Students will be provided curriculum activities assigned by each individual classroom teacher.
    • Students will receive a weekly assignment plan from each teacher by 8:00 a.m. on Mondays
    • Assignments are due by Sunday @ 11:59 p.m.
  • Attendance will be monitored by completion of activities and participation of classroom obligations.
  • The district will check out Chromebooks to all 7-12 students.  Free Wifi is available through several public locations.
  • Classroom teachers will have office hours for a designated time each day to assist students as needed during any COVID-19 closure.
  • Dual-credit (SENCAP) classes may require additional class meeting times. 
  • Teachers will schedule classroom Zoom sessions for each class.  A schedule will be created.

 

Approximate Time for Activities

    • Grades 7-12
      • 40 minutes per period for each schedule Jr./Sr. High School course
      • Total Time:  Approximately 3 hours per day/16 hours per week

 

 

 

Lewiston Academic All State Students

LEWISTON Academic All State GTF GBB VB Masyn Arena Jr. 4.0 GBB Kelsay Bledsaw Jr. 3.8 GTF GBB VB Dana Christen Sr. 4.0 BTF BBB Hayden Christen Jr. 4.0 BTF BBB Jonathan Janssen Jr. 4.0 BBB FB Levi Meybrunn Sr. 3.8 Link to Journal Star Complete list of Academic All State Students

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