Hallway Protocols

    • 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 have been marked with floor stickers to designate social distancing requirements.
    • Staggered bell schedules will be utilized to reduce hallway traffic.
    • Hallways will be designated one way to lessen the number of people traveling the same pathway.  
    • Signage will be hung in the hallways to show one-way traffic patterns. 
    • Student lockers will not be utilized at this time to help eliminate congregation and to follow social distancing protocols.  
    • Students and staff will maintain a social distance of 6 feet in hallways during arrival, transitions, and dismissal. 

Restrooms

    • 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.
    • During class change, staff will be assigned to monitor the restroom usage by students.  
    • No more than 2 people will be allowed in the restroom at a given time.
    • Students will utilize the hallway floor markers for social distancing.
    • Hand sanitizer stations are available to use in the halls, while following social distancing protocols. 
    • Masks must be worn at all times while in the hallways and restrooms.  
    • Hand washing is required.
    • Teachers will be encouraged to develop a team plan for restroom breaks to help eliminate the between class need and usage.

Water Breaks

    • Water fountains are closed and locked.
    • 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 the designated water bottle filling station across from offices 113 & 114.
    • Water bottles will be provided for students and staff who do not have one.
    • Water bottles will be labeled with each student’s or staff member’s name.

Meal Service

    • 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.
    • Administration will work with its cafeteria staff to determine modifications to meal service that will maximize social distancing.
    • After students have entered the building and been screened, they will go to the grab and go breakfast station near the Principal’s office.  They will then report directly to class with their breakfast. Students who do not want breakfast will report directly to class.
    • Classes will have an assigned time for lunch.
    • Teachers will escort their class to their designated lunch line prompting social distancing and mask wearing guidelines.
    • Classrooms will have an assigned table and students will have assigned seats.

Front Office and Shared Spaces

    • 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.

Gymnasium

    • 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.
    • Locker rooms will be closed. Encourage students to come to school dressed in clothes that are appropriate for participation in physical education, whether indoors or outdoors. Keep each student’s belongings in a separate, safe and clean space such as individually labeled areas.
    • 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.