• Please reference the Quick Reference for Parents for more information regarding our return to in person school. 

    Also please see MES In Person and Remote Return to  School Plan (Detailed Document) 

    Masks 

    Detailed mask guidance and protocols are provided in Appendix B, but in general,  everyone – employees, students K-12, contractors and visitors – is 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 or ARC-determined exemption. All families need to be aware  that there could be students in their children’s classroom or on the bus who have a  mask exemption. Medical exemptions must be submitted to the school or department  head in writing on the official letterhead of the physician, pediatrician or psychologist’s  office, and signed by a medical professional. 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. Staff members who work with students that have a  medical waiver for wearing a mask will be provided with a protective face shield in  addition to their cloth mask. The Fayette County Public Schools Guidance on Masks  and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) found in Appendix B outlines role-specific  recommendations for additional PPE employees should be using. 

    Clean Hands 

    Frequent hand washing will be expected and 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 Checks 

    Everyone – employees, students, contractors and visitors – who enters a Fayette  County Public Schools facility will have a temperature check in accordance with district  protocols and individual procedures determined by each building. Student temperatures  will be taken as they board the school bus if that bus has a monitor. If a bus does not  have a monitor, a red sign will be placed in the bus window to alert school staff and  those students will need to be screened upon entry to the building by school staff.  Walkers and car riders will also be screened upon entry. A temperature of 100.4°F or  greater will be considered a fever.

    Social Distancing 

    Everyone – employees, students, contractors and visitors – should attempt to maintain  at least six feet of space between themselves and others whenever possible. This  mitigation measure is known as social distancing and will be supported by modifications  in hallway traffic patterns and furniture placement. If the physical space in the school  does not allow for spacing students’ desks 6 feet apart, desks will be arranged to leave  as much space as possible between desks. All desks will be arranged so students’  seats face the same direction. Hallway traffic patterns for class changes, arrival and  dismissal will be modified to maximize physical distancing. Floors will be marked to  indicate safe distancing. Students will social distance as much as possible in line, in the  hallways, in common areas, in classrooms and on school buses.