Communications General Information

  • Describes the numerous communication channels to inform parents, students, teachers, administrators, support staff and the community in general of procedures and protocols with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic. The most highly utilized channels are email and our text message mass communication system, Blackboard Connect. The system sends email, text message, and voice mail alerts, usually pointing to an explanatory document or letter on the school district website. The school website (www.clydesavannah.org) is the primary repository for letters, documents, event headlines, frequently asked questions, and general information about the District and each school building. The website has a dedicated page to all correspondence, sorted chronologically, regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The District will provide guidance to parents and students with the following information regarding COVID-19:

    • When/how long students stay home from class/other activities if they are sick. This includes details on how this will affect grading policies.
    • What they should do if exposure is suspected and what will happen if a student tests positive. This includes details about isolation and when students can return to campus/class/activities. This should also include details about procedures if a student’s close contact tests positive.
    • How student health will be monitored.
    • What to do if parents/students suspect someone else may be sick.
    • When and how students will be permitted to return to campus in the fall, including any new procedures, updates to timing, etc.
    • What will happen if there is a case or an outbreak on campus.
    • How a school closure will be handled, including criteria for deciding campus closure.
    • What additional measures students in vulnerable populations should take and/or what additional options they have.
    • What the new social distancing/PPE protocols on campus are and how a failure to follow these protocols will be handled.

    Faculty & Staff Notification: The district will provide guidance to faculty and staff with the following information regarding COVID-19:

    • When/how long to stay home from work if they are sick. This includes details on how this affects sick time allowance.
    • What they should do if exposure is suspected and what will happen if an employee tests positive. This includes details about isolation and when they can return to work. This also includes details about procedures if an employee’s close contact tests positive.
    • How employee health will be monitored.
    • What to do if they suspect someone else may be sick.
    • When and how they will be permitted to return to work, including any new procedures, updates to timing, etc. This includes details on who is permitted to work from home and under what circumstances.
    • What will happen if there is a case or an outbreak on campus.
    • How a school closure will be handled, including the criteria for school/campus closure decisions.
    • What additional measures employees in vulnerable populations should take and/or what additional options they have.
    • What the new social distancing/PPE protocols on campus are and how a failure to follow these protocols will be handled.
    • How work spaces/classrooms/common areas will be cleaned/disinfected and what is the responsibility of employees vs. institution?