COVID-19 Response & Prevention Plan

The following guidelines are designed to support students and families of Centreville Layton School as we navigate through the ongoing pandemic, COVID-19. The Response and Prevention Guidebook is based on the latest guidelines released from both the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Please read over the guidelines as many procedures have been modified from last June for the safety of our students and families.

ATTENDANCE & ILLNESS EXPECTATIONS

DAILY CHECK-INS & ABSENCES DUE TO ILLNESS

To ensure the safety of others, we ask that students who are demonstrating any symptoms of illness to please stay at home. Centreville Layton School will not penalize students for absences during this time.

Students should not come to school if the answer to the below questions are yes:

  • Does the student have a temperature 100 degrees F or higher?
  • Does the student have symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, severe sore throat, loss of taste or smell, or muscle aches)?

It is also important to contact Regina Bryant, our school nurse, if any student is absent due to illness.

FALLING ILL WHILE AT SCHOOL

If a student becomes ill while at school, Centreville Layton School is able to provide students with a safe and comfortable place to rest while awaiting pick up, that is isolated from other students and staff members. The ill student will be able to leave the building through a designated exit right off of the isolation room minimizing further contact with others.

If the student is suspected to be infected with COVID-19, the student will be required to be tested by a health care professional and must report the results to our school nurse before being allowed to return to campus. If the student tests positive for COVID-19, CLS will continue to follow protocols set in place by the CDC and state which requires the student to quarantine until three days after symptoms subside.

CLS requires that you contact our school nurse, Regina Bryant, if a member of a student’s immediate family tests positive for COVID-19 in which case you may be required to quarantine the student(s).

In any event of a positive COVID-19 infection, CLS will work closely with the health authorities and follow any and all of their guidelines and recommendations.

FACE COVERINGS & SOCIAL DISTANCING

To the best of their ability, CLS will require students and staff to maintain the recommended three feet of social distancing recommended by health authorities.

Face coverings will be required of students and staff while inside the buildings. When appropriate, both scheduled and sporadic age appropriate mask breaks will be given throughout the day. In the instances where masks will need to be removed (for example during lunch), students will be following strict social distancing protocol and will be three feet, or more, away from one another. 

When students are outdoors walking between buildings, attending classes, or participating in recess, they will not be required to wear a face covering.

VISITOR POLICY

Visitors will have limited access to our campus.  The majority of meetings will be held via video or tele conferencing.  If a visit to campus is required, the visitor will follow the same procedures and protocols in place for our staff and students. 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

MAINTAINING A HEALTHY SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT

Students will be asked to practice healthy hand washing techniques throughout the school day. They will be asked to wash their hands once entering a new room and encouraged to use hand sanitizer when the option of hand washing is unavailable. Signage will be provided in bathrooms and by all classroom sinks depicting proper hand washing techniques.

During the school day, high traffic areas will be sanitized multiple times a day. CLS will be using a variety of sanitizing tools and equipment approved by the CDC and EPA regularly. Older students will be encouraged to wipe down their work areas when arriving and leaving class.

The building will also undergo cleaning overnight.

Water coolers will still not be accessible to students. Students are encouraged to bring their own water each day. Similarly, microwaves will not be accessible to students. Students are required to bring any utensils and napkins they need for both snack and lunch.

The Centreville Layton School COVID-19 Response and Prevention  Committee continues to work to develop plans and procedures for a safe reopening. You can access the current COVID-19 Response and Prevention Guidebook

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