• Health Monitoring, Screening, Testing

    • Active surveillance for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus will be essential to informing school policy and public understanding over time. It will not be possible to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in schools to zero.
    •  A fever is technically defined as a body temperature of 100.0° F or higher, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fever temperature is consistent for both children and adults. Faculty and staff are required to stay home if they are sick.
    • Parents are required to keep sick children home. Employees shall self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 daily (see BUILDING ACCESS section).
    • Per the CDC, a wide range of symptoms associated with COVID-19 have been reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
    • People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fever
      • Chills
      • Muscle pain
      • Sore throat
      • New loss of taste or smell
    • This list is not all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
    • If employees believe they are experiencing symptoms, stay home. Call in to use a sick day, following your normal call-in procedures and notify your supervisor. Signs will be posted throughout the facilities and school buildings reminding employees of the COVID-19 symptoms and to frequently self-monitor. 

    Daily Employee Health Screening Questionnaire 

    • Clyde-Savannah CSD COVID-19 Self Check Assessment
      • The safety of the employees, students, families, clients, partners and visitors remains Clyde-Savannah CSD's top priority. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, we will closely monitor the situation and will periodically update our guidance based on current recommendations from New York State. If you are concerned about underlying medical conditions, please consult with your personal medical health care provider.
      • To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the potential risk of exposure to our workforce, we are conducting a simple screening.
      • Your participation is important to help us take precautionary measures to protect you and everyone in this facility. We request you complete this screening everyday prior to entering our facility. Based on your response, you will be informed if you should report to work or if you can enter our facilities:
        • Which location are you visiting today?
          • Clyde-Savannah Elementary Building
          • Transportation BuildinG
          • Clyde-Savannah Middle School/High School/ District Office Entrance
        •  Have you knowingly been in close or proximate contact in the past 14 days with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19?
          • No
          • Yes
        •  Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
          • No
          • Yes
        • Have you experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
          • No
          • Yes

     (This applies to travelers arriving from states that have a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.  Please check the New York State COVID-19 Travel Advisory page for the most up-to-date restricted state listing before and after traveling.)

        • Are you returning from travel to states that have a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19? 
          •  No
          • Yes
      • Employees that do not pass this health screening are expected to leave the building immediately and contact their supervisor for further instructions. Any employee who has symptoms of COVID-19, who reasonably believes s/he may have been exposed to COVID-19, who lives with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, shall immediately report this information to his/her supervisor and/or seek proper medical attention. Individuals exposed to the COVID-19 virus must quarantine, even if they have not developed symptoms before returning to in-person learning. Discharge from quarantine and return to school will be conducted in coordination with the Wayne County Health Department.
      • If any of the scenarios listed above apply to you, stay home. Call in to use a sick day, following your normal call-in procedures and notify your supervisor. The District will work with each individual employee who sets forth this information to determine use of leave and return to work protocols, in accordance with guidance and directives that have been issued by the federal, state and local public health authorities and governmental agencies. The District will report to the Wayne County Department of Health and assist, as directed by them regarding any tracking of students/staff.
      • The District will report to the Wayne County Dept. of Health and assist, as directed by them regarding any tracking of students/staff.
      • Any individual who screens positive for COVID-19 exposure or symptoms, if screened at the school, must be immediately sent home with instructions to contact his/her healthcare provider for assessment and testing.
      • Students who are being sent home because of a positive screen(e.g.,onset of COVID-19 symptoms) must be immediately separated from other students and supervised until their parent/legal guardian or emergency contact can retrieve them from school.
      • Responsible Parties should provide such individuals with information on health care and testing resources, if applicable.
      • Individuals will need to contact their health care provider and/or the Wayne County Public Health Department at 315-946-5749.

    Responsible Parties must immediately notify the state and local health department about the case if diagnostic test results are positive for COVID-19. Responsible Parties must require individuals to immediately disclose if and when their responses to any of the aforementioned questions changes, such as if they begin to experience symptoms, including during or outside of school hours.

  • Protocol For Sick / Contract Tracing

    Plan for when a staff member, student, or visitor becomes sick - Contact Tracing

    • Each school will identify an area to separate anyone who exhibits COVID-like symptoms during hours of operation, and ensure that children are not left without adult supervision.
    • Procedures will be established for safely transporting anyone sick to his/her home or to a healthcare facility, as appropriate Health officials, staff, and families will be notified of any possible case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable federal and state privacy laws.
    • Areas used by any sick person will be closed off and not used until they have been disinfected. Sick staff members or children will be advised not to return until they have met CDC and/or DOH criteria to discontinue home isolation. Those who have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 will be informed to stay home and self-monitor for symptoms, and to follow CDC or DOH guidance if symptoms develop. If a person does not have symptoms, s/he should follow appropriate CDC or DOH guidance for home isolation.
    • Any employee or student who screens positive for any of the above criteria (i.e., symptoms, test, or close contact) is prohibited from entering the school. S/he will be sent home with instructions to contact healthcare providers for assessment and testing.
    • The District will refer to NYSDOH’s “Interim Guidance for Public and Private Employees Returning to Work Following COVID-19 Infection or Exposure” regarding protocols and policies for individuals seeking to return after a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 or after close or proximate contact with a person with COVID-19.
    • The District will cooperate with the Wayne County Department of Health on contact tracing efforts, including notification of potential contacts, such as employees or students who had close contact with the individual, while maintaining confidentiality required by state and federal law and regulations.

    The health office will have an isolation area for suspected sick students until such time as the student can be transported home or to the hospital. If necessary, the District will have ready a plan for deep cleaning, disinfection, and temporarily closing as ordered by the DOH, in the event of a positive COVID-19 case.

  • Remote Learning

    Remote Learning

    All remote learning classes will be synchronous. Students will be expected to follow the bell schedule and zoom into lessons during the established class times.

    For students that are medically homebound and/or students that are not able to attend due to circumstances that potentially compromise the health of household members with certain risk factors, the remote synchronous expectation will apply accordingly. All PreK-12 students will need to follow the daily bell schedule respective to each building and instructional program. 

     

    Remote Learning Devices

    Our District will once again issue a device to each student PreK-12 for remote learning. Students in PreK-2 will be issued an Ipad. Students in grades 3-8 will be issued a Chromebook. For those students without internet access, Kajeet internet hotspots will be provided. There are several remote areas in our rural community where there is no cable/internet capabilities.

     

    Synchronous Learning - Synchronous virtual learning occurs when students join an audio/video enabled meeting space at the same time. This space is greatly enhanced when the meeting space includes an interactive whiteboard, chat, and breakout rooms. This synchronous session may include whole group instruction led by the instructor and small group work amongst the learners. The structure of this session is much like an In Person learning experience. 

    • Use video conferencing ( Meet, Zoom,) software for daily live (synchronous) lesson instruction.
      • One way to keep students engaged in the learning process during the lesson is to pose open-ended, higher level thinking questions. Students who may not raise their hand in a face-face classroom may feel more comfortable sharing a response in chat. Students can also ask questions and provide insights during the lesson. ○ Wait time is important when asking questions in the classroom. This gives students time to prepare a response. Wait time is especially important in the virtual classroom.
      • Students may have delays in video and audio feed due to equipment, network, or bandwidth limitations. Students may type or click at different speeds.
    • Online Tool: Interactive Whiteboard 
      • During class meetings, instructors can use the whiteboard to keep learners engaged in the material. Design activities that learners must respond to using the whiteboard tools by typing or drawing. 
      • Remember that using the whiteboard will be new for most learners. Offer a practice activity to give them the time and opportunity to figure out how the tools work.

    Recording each video conference lesson (asynchronous) and store the saved file to an easily accessible location for sharing with students.