Building Procedures

  • Clyde-Savannah Elementary School Building Access

    • Building administrators will ensure that students and families are educated and engaged in the new expectations related to all health policies and protocols.
    • Familiarize all participants with mitigations and practices being used to help prevent the spread of diseases. These practices include, but are not limited to:
      • Social distancing
      • Frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer
      • Use of face coverings that completely cover the nose and mouth
      • Respiratory and cough etiquette
      • Polycarbonate student workstations
      • Enhanced cleaning/disinfection of surfaces
    • Develop consistent policies to address when clubs, before- and after-school programs, athletic teams or other outside groups may be allowed to use school space.
    • The 21st Century after school care program is subject to the same procedures as the school day. Protocols and expectations should be shared and approved through the District Office, and in accordance with Reopening Plans.

    • Arrival & Dismissal
      • Elementary Buildings will open at time to be determined for arrival of students. Arrival time will be contingent upon transportation considerations.
      • Parent Drop-off/Pick-Up will be a designated location outside of each building, coordinated and implemented according to guidelines and procedures.
      • Bus drop off will be at the gym, walkers/drop offs will be at the main nurse’s office.
      • No students will be permitted on campus prior to designated time.
      • Vehicle flow and logistics will be considered to accommodate anticipated increase in parent transports.
      • Fewer buses will be unloaded in a staggered fashion for arrival.
      • Before/after school activities will be limited to ensure time for daily sanitizing and teaching of new health and safety protocols and schedules.
      • Students must report to their classroom upon arrival.
      • Breakfast will be delivered to classrooms daily.
      • If parents are signing out at a time other than arrival or dismissal, a call-in procedure will take place in a specified location, based on purpose.
      • Drop-off of items for students during the school day will be limited and only with permission from a building administrator.

    • Student Pick-Up and Early Release
      • Students must wear masks.
      • If a student has to be dismissed due to being ill, s/he  will remain in the nurse's office or alternate location until s/he is picked up.
      • A student who is dismissed from the building early for medical reasons must show evidence that s/he was evaluated at the medical facility and is cleared to re-enter public space. If a student presented with a fever, the student must remain out of the building for 72 hours.

    • Classroom Configuration
      • Maximize social distancing between student workstations, when determining the classroom layout.
      • Where necessary, assess other space that may be repurposed.
      • Incorporate signage to illustrate social/physical distancing.
      • Use outdoor instruction where health and safety conditions and physical space allow.
      • Ensure the classroom cohort will have access to washing stations, and plan for hand sanitizer dispensers and access to sanitizing materials for wiping down any spaces after usage each day or, if needed, between groups.
      • Each special area class will follow social distancing guidelines to determine classroom setup and protocols (e.g. Art, P.E., Music, Library).
      • Areas will be designated during the day for students to socially distance and take a “mask break.”
      • All designated classrooms will be equipped with a supply of face masks.

    • Class Groups/Cohorts
      • A “cohort” is a group or team of students and educators with consistent members that stay together throughout the school day.
      • When possible, we will have teachers of specific academic content areas rotate, instead of student groups.
      • Maximize other safety precautions where cohorts may have contact, such as more closely monitored use of facial coverings, hand washing and sanitizing between cohorts.
      • Cohorts will be assigned a specific entry and exit that remains consistent day-to-day, when possible.
      • Similar design will be implemented for assignment of restrooms, classrooms, and outside space where it is possible to restrict primary use to a single cohort, or consistent group of cohorts. 

    • Bathroom/Drinking Fountain Facilities Protocols (In-classroom and Shared)
      • The school floor plan will be used to determine the best way to use, assign, and access bathrooms.
      • Ways to maximize social distancing in multi-stall shared bathrooms, hand-washing and daily bathroom protocols will be reviewed with students and implemented by teachers.
      • Designate a time each day where a sanitizing of multi-stall bathrooms is completed. Increase cleaning and disinfection of bathrooms consistent with CDC disinfecting and cleaning guidelines.
      • Drinking fountains will be limited to bottle fill-up purposes only.

    • Hall Traffic
      • Masks must be worn at all times by students and staff.
      • Single line flow of students - Teachers will line students up in the classroom to leave and monitor the hallways when passing.
      • Face-to-face encounters will be limited by designating foot-traffic patterns — such as one-way hallways and by designating entrance-only and exit-only doors, when feasible.
      • Markings on floors will be used to illustrate foot-traffic expectations.
      • Hallway etiquette will be the same as rules of the road (stay to the right)

    • Shared Spaces – Specials (PE, Library, Art, Music)
      • Develop plans for the implementation of a physical education, fine arts, and music curriculum that consider the needs of all students, including focusing on activities, adaptations, and modifications of all education decisions to ensure the full inclusion by all students.
      • Sanitizer stations available.
      • Shared spaces will have posted guidelines for capacity restrictions.

    • Cafeteria
      • Cafeteria Capacity will be reduced, and identified cohorts will be scheduled to eat in classrooms on a schedule rotation.
      • Protocols will be developed for student-purchased meals, sanitizing of tables, monitoring of bathrooms and traffic flow for social distancing and sanitizing procedures.

    • Outside Space & Playground
      • All pertinent guidelines related to social distancing and disinfecting areas and equipment will be used for physical education and physical activity, including recess.
      • Schools should assess ways to minimize exposure from playground and fitness equipment use, including but not limited to ensuring only the team cohort uses it at the same time, hand washing before and after use or use of hand sanitizer, and disinfecting fit-ness equipment or other smaller outside equipment after each group of students’ use.
      • Consider staggering recess times for each class/cohort.
      • Use of playground equipment will be based on availability of resources to ensure proper disinfecting and sanitizing. **

    Clyde-Savannah Middle/High School

    • Arrival & Dismissal
      • A morning drop-off area will open 15 minutes prior to opening of the school day
      • Parents are not to drop their student(s) off prior to the 15 minute window.
      • One bus will unload at a time in the designated area.
      • Limit and reduce before/after school activities to ensure time for daily sanitizing.
      • Students must report to their first period class upon arrival.
      • Students who need breakfast can get their food and go directly to 1st period.
      • Families will drop off students at the South entrance.
      • Weather permitting, students should wait for parents outside.
      • Locker guidelines will promote minimal storage and use. 

    • Class Configuration
      • Sanitizer stations available.
      • Desks are spaced six feet apart unless not practicable.
      • Each department will follow social distancing guidelines to determine classroom setup and protocols (e.g. Art, P.E., FACS, Music, Science, Technology). 

    • Hall Traffic
      • Limited locker visits. Locker assignments should be created to maximize social distancing efforts
      • Masks must be worn at all times by students and staff.
      • Hallway etiquette will be the same as rules of the road (stay to the right).
      • Single line flow of students- students must avoid walking side by side. Teachers will line kids up in the classroom to leave and monitor the hallways between passing periods.
      • Stairs will be designated for up or down.
      • No congregating in hallways. 

    • Shared Spaces
      • Limit Library capacity to 50%.
      • Sanitizer stations available.
      • Only touchless features on water stations will be available.
      • Areas will be designated during the day for students to be socially distanced and take a “mask break.”
      • Students will be directed to step out of bathrooms if they find more than two classmates in the lavatory upon arrival. They should wait in the hall until one of the students leaves.
      • Due to the Capital Project, MS/HS students will continue to utilize the Library for Lunch. Students will be seated 6’ feet apart. Additional areas will be designated and assigned for students to eat lunch.
      • Shared spaces will have posted guidelines for capacity restrictions. 

    • Student Pick-Up and Early Release
      • Students must wear masks.
      • If a student has to be dismissed due to being ill, s/he will remain in the nurse's office until s/he is picked up.
      • A student who is dismissed from the building early for medical reasons must show evidence that s/he was evaluated at the medical facility and is cleared to re-enter public space.

    • Clubs & Activities
      • In the event extracurricular programs can be held, they must consider social distancing, PPE usage, and cleaning and disinfection, as well as risk of COVID-19 transmission (e.g., interscholastic sports, assemblies, and other gatherings). Policies should consider how to maintain cohorts, if applicable, or members of the same household. Please be advised that interscholastic sports are not permitted at the time of publication of this guidance, and additional information on athletic activities is forthcoming.
      • Club advisors are responsible for creating a digital sign-up for approved activities prior to the event and must only allow those students who pre-register to participate.