General Health Procedures and Protocols

  • General Health Procedures and Protocols

    • Masks:  All students and staff are required to wear a mask at all times while in the building or on the bus, with the exception of those who have a medical exemption. Students and staff should only lower their masks while actively eating or drinking. Masks will be provided for students or staff members who do not have one.
    • Clean Hands:  Frequent hand-washing will be encouraged, and hand-cleaning supplies including hand soap, paper towels, and hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol will be readily available on buses, in classrooms and throughout the school grounds.
    • Temperature Check:  Temperatures will be taken as students enter school busses for those that have a monitor.  If a bus does not have a monitor a red sign will be placed in the window to alert school staff.  These students will be screened upon entry to the building by school staff.  Walkers and car finders will also be screened upn entry.
    • Healthy Habits: Students and staff will be encouraged to avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth, stay home when sick and cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Social Distancing: Everyone – employees, students, contractors and visitors – will be expected to maintain at least six feet of space between themselves and others at all times. This mitigation measure is known as social distancing and will be accomplished by ensuring increased spacing throughout the building and in classrooms. Classroom layouts and arrival and dismissal processes will be modified to maintain physical distancing. Floors will be marked to indicate safe distancing. Students will remain six feet apart in line, in the hallways, in common areas and as much as possible in classrooms and on school buses.
    • Family Assurance of Student Health: Families who send their child to school will be asked to attest that their child does not have a fever and has not exhibited any of the symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 48 hours.
    • In the event that there is a confirmed case of COVID-19, the school will work with the district office, the Fayette County Health department, and transportation to conduct contact tracing. Communication to families will follow.

    Health Screenings

    • All students and staff are required to complete a daily health screening questionnaire. 
    • All students and staff will have their temperature checked upon arrival.

    Sick Room

    • The nurses’ office will remain open for routine student needs, such as dispensing medication.
    • Students who have a fever of 100.4 or display symptoms of COVID-19 will be supervised by an adult in the quarantine room adjacent to the nurse’s office. Families will be contacted to come pick-up their children as soon as possible.
    • Parents will enter the vestibule and notify the attendance clerk that they have arrived to pick up their child.
    • The student will be escorted to the vestibule at that time.  
    • An adult must come into the building to sign the student out.  We cannot accept phone calls saying a parent has arrived in the parking lot and allow a student to leave.
    • Staff will continue using the self-check guidance and protocols from the FCPS Health Screening Form.
    • We will monitor the protocols and Guidance of the DIstrict Health and Safety Team around parent expectations for screening their children and attestation submission.
    • All students and staff will have their temperature checked upon arrival. Students or staff with temperatures over 100.4 will be required to return home.