Building Operations & Cleaning Protocols
A hand sanitizing dispenser will be located in each classroom. Additionally, over 20 hand sanitizing dispensers have been mounted strategically throughout each building near restrooms, drinking fountains, gymnasiums, entrances and exits. Supplies for hand hygiene will be readily available in all buildings.
Each classroom will be equipped with a sanitizing kit, including reusable gloves, paper towels, and a spray bottle filled with a EPA approved sanitizer. Additionally, each school will have 10 battery powered sanitizing sprayers which will help our custodians cover more ground. Custodial staff will sanitize high contact surfaces between classes.
Two additional custodians will be added to the staff for each building during the day to satisfy cleaning needs. Deep cleaning and disinfecting will take place every day. Second shift custodians will perform increased cleaning and sanitizing daily when students and staff have left the building. During the school day, custodians will clean & sanitize high contact surfaces and areas of high traffic.
Areas of high traffic flow in each building will be marked with appropriate signage to encourage new traffic patterns and restrict movement before school, after school, and during passing periods.
Restroom facilities will be sanitized with EPA approved disinfectants multiple times each day in accordance with the movement of students from class to class.
Students and staff are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles to refill at the available touch-less bottle filling stations. Drinking fountains will be disabled in all buildings.
HVAC units and the opening of windows when possible will be utilized throughout buildings to introduce as much fresh air as possible. Our maintenance team will regularly check building systems for optimal performance. In addition, based on the recommendation from the district's engineers, ventilation systems in all of our buildings have been transitioned to "occupied" mode. This means our ventilation units are running 24 hours a day to bring outside air into each building. Thank you to the tireless work of our operations crew who continue to ensure our buildings are clean and safe for our staff and students.
Points of Service
Plexiglass barriers are installed at point of service locations between staff and students or visitors. This includes main offices, administrative offices, student services, media centers, cafeterias, technology support centers, and security touch points.
Sanitizing kits will be available in each classroom to clean shared items with EPA approved sanitizer.
Meals will be distributed in a grab & go style. All lunches will be bagged and students will line up 6 feet apart to collect their meals. Students will eat in designated areas of 50 or fewer students. Meal payment will take place at cashier stations with Plexiglass barriers, where students will scan their ID to facilitate touch-less transactions (no cash or checks accepted in lunch line). Lunches can also be brought from home. 10-12th grade students will have open campus lunch hours.
Study halls will be limited to 50 or fewer students and staff per location. Media centers, math & literacy centers, open classrooms, and other designated locations will be open for 1st and 9th hour study hall. Attendance during 1st and 9th hour study hall is not required for 9-12th grade students. Students will be asked to use only personal items to limit the use of shared items, textbooks, loaned Chromebooks, etc.