Return to In-Person Instruction & Continuity Plan
Maintaining Health and Safety
We will deploy layers of mitigation strategies to promote good hygiene and safety practices. We feel that due to these mitigation strategies, we saw the minimal transmission of COVID-19 or other viruses at school last year.
Cleaning and Maintaining Healthy Facilities
- We will continue cleaning and disinfecting of facilities. Our custodial staff uses disinfectants, sanitizers, and electro-static portable sprayers to disinfect large areas and also kill airborne viruses.
- Classroom teachers use disinfectants on student desks and other areas of the classroom that have a tendency to be touched (doorknobs, light switches, etc.)
- Custodial cleaning and sanitization protocols will be utilized for disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.
Frequent Hand Washing or Hand Sanitizing
- Students and adults will engage in frequent hand washing and/or hand-sanitizing upon arrival, before and after meals, after bathroom use, and after coughing or sneezing.
Face coverings or Masks
- Face coverings will no longer be required for any student or staff member; however, masks may be worn by those who feel more comfortable doing so.
Daily Self-Checks and Monitoring
- Student and staff wellness checks should be conducted at home on a daily basis before coming to school
- Students and staff should stay home if they are feeling sick, have COVID-19 symptoms, or have a temperature over 100.3
Seating and Social Distancing
- Assigned seating may be used as appropriate
- Desks or tables will be socially distanced as appropriate and instructionally possible.
Positive COVID-19 Cases
- Positive cases will be reported to the local health department
- Staff and students must report to campus/district administration if they are test-confirmed with COVID-19, and, if so, they must remain off campus until they meet the criteria for re-entry provided by their doctor or local health department
- Contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine protocols will continue to occur to reduce the spread of COVID.
- SISD will work closely with local providers to provide information about vaccination sites.
- COVID-19 Vaccines will not be required of staff and students.
Procedures for Campuses
As the information from the CDC changes, these procedures could be modified. Campuses will communicate any changes to parents. As we begin the school year, please note the following:
- Fast Food Fridays (only day for dropping off food)
- Non-essential adults will not be able to have lunch with students in school facilities, but parents may check their students out and take them to lunch.
- Recess groups will be expanded to larger numbers on the playground.
Parents on Campus
- Meet the teacher, assemblies, open houses, parent conferences, etc. will be held in person.
- Virtual parent conferences will still be available.
- Adults will not be allowed to walk students to classrooms.
- Field Trips, parties, and special events will resume in 2021-22
Athletics and Activities
- Athletics and activities will resume normal processes in 2021-2022 in partnership with governing bodies.
- The District is planning for the installation of refillable water bottle stations.
- Parents are encouraged to provide water bottles for their children.
The district will comply with applicable state and federal employment and disability laws, workplace safety standards, accessibility standards to address individual needs, guidance from TEA, and recommendations from the CDC. Plans will remain flexible to accommodate potential changes and these guidelines may be modified as needed. We will continue to provide the most consistent learning environment for our students. As adjustments may be necessary throughout the year, it will be our priority to keep the community informed of those changes.
Continuity of Services
Instructional Settings and Continuity of Services
We will continue to work towards our campus and district academic goals, while consistently providing expanded services and extracurricular activities.
Assessing and Addressing the Impact of Learning Loss
Seminole ISD will continue to examine data from screeners, formative assessments, summative assessments, anecdotal notes, and other data to provide staff with information vital to providing targeted interventions. Student progress will be monitored and adjustments to interventions will be made as appropriate. Seminole ISD will offer opportunities to limit learning loss, which may include:
- Small group interventions
- During the day tutorials
- After school tutorials
- STAAR and EOC tutorials
- Summer School
- Credit Recovery
Mental Health and Behavioral Supports
Seminole ISD Counselors will continue to support students academically, socially and emotionally. In addition, Seminole ISD will continue to offer various programs, resources, and partnerships that benefit the mental, social and emotional needs of the student, which may include:
- Professional development for educators
- Offer in school counseling
- Continue with community partnerships to benefit the whole child
- Ensure the continuity of food service programs