Common Area Procedures
- All students K-12 and staff are required to wear a mask at all times, with the exception of those who have a medical or ARC-directed exemption. Detailed mask and PPE guidance and protocols are provided in Appendix B.
- School hallways should be marked with floor stickers to designate social distancing requirements.
- School schedules have been adjusted to reduce hallway traffic.
- The only time classes should be in the hall during the instructional day are when you have a scheduled restroom break and when you are traveling to recess.
- Students should not deliver items
- If a student has to leave the classroom, the teacher will need to call the office for an escort. Students should not be in the hall unsupervised.
- Students should remain on the right hand side of the hall, follow the directional patterns marked by the floor stickers in halls, and maintain social distancing
- Classes should yield to one another to ensure social distancing
- Teachers will move from classroom to classroom rather than students switching classes.
- Students and staff will maintain a social distance of 6 feet in hallways during arrival, transitions, and dismissal.
- Signage will be posted throughout the building to specify the traffic flow patterns and reminders of social distancing.
- All students K-12 and staff are required to wear a mask at all times, with the exception of those who have a medical or ARC-directed exemption. Detailed mask guidance and protocols are provided in Appendix B.
- Signage will be placed in bathrooms illustrating proper handwashing techniques and marking appropriate social distancing.
- Facilities will be cleaned and disinfected every 30 minutes. Staff members will follow proper cleaning and disinfecting procedures and document completion.
- Class bathroom breaks will be scheduled to allow for decreased traffic and social distancing.
8:50-9:00 - Kindergarten
11:50-12:00 - Kindergarten
9:05-9:15 - 5th Grade
12:05-12:15 - 1st Grade
9:20-9:30 - 1st Grade
12:20-12:30 - 5th Grade
9:35-9:45 - 4th Grade
12:35-12:45 - 3rd Grade
9:50-10:00 - 2nd Grade
12:50-1:00 - 2nd Grade
10:05-10:15 - 3rd Grade
1:20-1:30 - 4th Grade
- Sinks, stalls and urinals will be limited to allow for social distancing.
- Maintain a social distance of 6 feet in bathrooms or create barriers between sinks/stalls.
- Staff members will monitor restroom breaks to ensure social distancing and proper handwashing..
- Only two boys and two girls should be sent into the restroom at one time.
- Teachers need to call the office if anyone needs to take an emergency restroom break.
- Students should not be in the hall unsupervised.
- All students must wash their hands with soap and water after using the restroom
- Water fountains and bottle filling stations will be cleaned and sanitized frequently throughout the school day.
- Students and staff will not be allowed to drink directly from water fountains.
- Students will be allowed to bring individual reusable water bottles from home.
- Students may fill their water bottle at water fountain or bottle filling stations.
- Water bottles will be provided for students and staff.
- Water bottles will be labeled with each student’s or staff member’s name.
- Students will take their water bottles home as needed and will be expected to bring them back to school
- If a student forgets his/her water bottle he/she will be given one extra water bottle
- If a student repeatedly forgets his/her water bottle his/her family will be contacted and he/she will be given an alternate option for water
- Students will wash their hands before and after meal service.
- Surfaces will be disinfected regularly.
- Child nutrition staff follow standard operating procedures regarding food safety and COVID-19 safety procedures (including masks, social distancing, plexiglass barriers, and additional disinfecting of surface and high contact areas).
- Breakfasts and lunches will be single serve meals, with disposable containers and plastic ware.
- Self-service food stations and condiment stations will be removed.
- Share tables will be eliminated and students will be discouraged from sharing food.
- Breakfast will be served “grab and go” style as students arrive at school and they will eat in their classroom at their assigned classroom desk.
- Some students will eat lunch in their classrooms and some will eat in the Cafeteria to eliminate too many students being in the same area.
- No sharing of food or utensils.
- No visitors will be allowed
- No birthday treats will be shared
- Lunch schedule here:
- Students will have structured movement breaks throughout the day.
- Playground equipment may be used on the classes assigned day.
- Students must practice good hand hygiene by washing their hands before going out to play and immediately upon returning inside the school building.
- Classes can use the walking trail that goes around the park if all students have the signed park usage consent form
- Students are not required to wear masks outside as long as they are 6 feet apart
- Teachers need to plan a structured activity to ensure students get their wellness minutes safely when they are not at the playground
- Students should not use recess equipment (balls, jump ropes)
- Classes will exit to recess using the doors closer to Mrs. Dyer and Mr. Gentry’s room
- Classes will enter from recess using the back entry doors closer to the parking lot
- Classes need to stagger entry and exit times to ensure social distancing
- The use of masks is a safety expectation for all students K-12, staff and visitors at all times, with the exception of those who have a medical or ARC-directed exemption. Detailed mask and PPE guidance and protocols are provided in Appendix B.
- Floors will be marked for social distancing.
- Plexiglass barriers will be installed in the reception area; this does not change the requirement that office staff wear a mask.
- Hand sanitizer will be available in the reception area.
- Work spaces will be at least six feet apart or employees will stagger work times to ensure proper distancing.
- If workstations are shared or individuals relieve co-workers to provide breaks, areas will be sanitized between uses, including keyboards, computer screens, telephones, and writing utensils.
- Meetings should be held virtually if at all possible. If face-to-face meetings must take place, they should be held in large areas with good ventilation where social distancing can be maximized and sharing of materials or supplies is discouraged.
- Students need to have their chromebooks while learning at school and at home
- Chromebooks should be fully charged when students arrive at school
- Teacher will have a designated space to charge a chromebook if needed throughout the day
- Limited chromebooks may be available if a student forgets his/her device.
- If a student repeatedly forgets his/her device his/her family will be contacted and there may be disciplinary action
- Classes will not use the computer lab
- During our initial return to in-person classes, we will not use the gym for whole class activities.
- The use of masks is a safety expectation for all students K-12, staff and visitors at all times, with the exception of those who have a medical or ARC-directed exemption. Masks should be worn by staff at all times and by students except when engaged in strenuous physical activity. Detailed mask and PPE guidance and protocols are provided in Appendix B.
- If gyms will be used for physical education instruction, plans should be made to mark off areas (e.g., floor tape, floor stickers, poly spots, cones, visual aids, signs) to ensure physical distancing among students and reduce cross contamination.
- Each school will inventory physical education equipment at the school to identify which pieces of equipment can be easily and effectively sanitized. Cloth or porous materials are more difficult to sanitize than vinyl or plastic materials.
- For equipment that will be touched or handled by students, assign each student their own piece of equipment for that class period.
- Teachers will sanitize all equipment between class periods using FCPS approved supplies. Consider cleaning recommendations from manufacturers to ensure equipment is not damaged when cleaning/sanitizing.
- Staff will be properly trained on how to safely apply disinfectant and have access to the appropriate personal protective equipment needed.