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Lakeview Elementary COVID Reopening Plan
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The following guidelines have been created to offer optimal safety for students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The safety measures listed below are subject to change, pending state or county recommendations and/or orders.  Guidelines established through the work of the RUSD Reopening Committee are specified as “RUSD” and should be followed by all school sites.  Guidelines specified as “Site Specific” are intended for Lakeview Elementary only.  Input for our "Site Specific" guidelines was received from staff, PTO and School Site Council.  RUSD academic guidelines, social-emotional guidelines, technology guidelines, and custodial guidelines have been established, as well, but are not yet described in this document.  

  • Limited access will be allowed onto each campus.  Parents of TK-1st will be allowed on campus to drop off and pick up their students, but they must wear a mask at all times.  Parents of 2nd-8th grade students are strongly encouraged to remain in vehicles at drop off and pick up times.  
  • Parent volunteers will not be utilized in the classroom.
  • All field trips and assemblies will not occur at this time.  
  • Meetings between parents and staff should be conducted remotely whenever possible.  If in-person meetings must occur, social distancing and wearing face coverings is required.  
  • Kindergarten Orientation may occur in person (site decision).  Social distancing will be encouraged and face masks will be required.  Food will not be provided or consumed.  One parent per family will be invited.  Students (including siblings) must not attend.
  • Sanitizer stations will be available in all offices, classrooms, common areas.  
  • Extra hand washing stations will be installed at school sites.  
  • Classroom water fountains should not be used, unless it is to fill up a water bottle. Students will be encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottle.  
  • Recycling programs that require students to touch objects that were handled by other people have been discontinued.  Students will be encouraged to recycle their own water bottles, paper, etc. at home.
  • Staff will be trained on disinfecting, hand washing procedures, physical distancing, face covering and screening practices and protocols.  
  • Parents must screen their children for health concerns, using RUSD guidelines, prior to sending them to school each day.  Students exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and students who have knowingly been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days, may NOT attend school.
  • Students riding a bus to school must follow bus guidelines for COVID-19.
  • Carpooling with other students, outside of the immediate family, is discouraged.
  • TK-2nd grade students are encouraged to wear masks.  3rd - 5th grade students are required to wear masks.  Students with health conditions, which prevent them from wearing a mask, must turn in a note from their doctor prior to the start of instruction.  Masks will not be required during recess or outdoor activities.
  • Parents of TK - 1st grade students will be permitted to drop off and pick up their students.  Face masks will need to be worn, and social distancing guidelines must be followed.  Parents must exit the campus after escorting their children to class.
  • Parents of students in 2nd-5th grades are strongly encouraged to drop their students off in the designated drop-off area.  
  • The AM hybrid classes will run from 8:55 - 11:30 am.  AM students should arrive on campus no earlier than 8:45 am (10 minutes early) and must exit campus no later than 11:40 am daily.  Students “grabbing” a lunch may remain on site until 11:50 am.  PM hybrid classes will run from 12:35 - 3:10 pm.  PM students should arrive no earlier than 12:25 pm (10 minutes early) and must exit no later than 3:20 pm.  Students “grabbing” a lunch may remain on site until 3:30 pm.
  • Upon arrival, students must report directly to their assigned class meeting location.  Markers for lining up will be visible.  Social distancing guidelines must always be in practice.
  • Classes must work to remain in a cohort at all times and limit their access to others.
  • Teachers will be trained to screen students for COVID-19 symptoms as they arrive at school.
  • Students exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will discretely be asked to walk to the tent near the office for further monitoring.  Office staff will be notified of this student’s symptoms.  A nurse or a staff member will make every effort to meet and escort the student to the tent, maintaining six feet in distance.
  • Students will be trained on procedures for entering their classroom, entering the office and MP Room, walking to and from recess, and walking through school grounds. 
  • Hand washing and sanitizer opportunities will be structured throughout the day, especially upon arrival and before eating snack.
  
 
  • Student desks will be spread out, allowing six feet of distance between students of their AM or PM class cohort.
  • Student desks will be set in rows with students facing the same direction.
  • Students will be assigned a specific desk and asked to refrain from sitting or touching others’ desks or property.
  • Sharing of materials between students will be discouraged.  Whenever possible, students will be assigned the same, Chromebook, textbook, or other regularly used equipment.  When students must share with students from their class or from other classes, students will be instructed to wash their hands immediately and refrain from touching their face during or after.  Shared materials will be disinfected as soon as possible. 
  • Student browsing of classroom libraries will be limited.  
  • Teachers and aides will be mindful of proximity during small group instruction.  Shared tables will be cleaned and disinfected prior to another group using them.
  • Common seating areas in classrooms, such as couches and bean bags, will not be used unless they can be appropriately disinfected between student use and allow for social distancing. 
  • Comfort corners and other areas designed to calm students may continue to be used, but should be disinfected between use.  If objects such as fidgets, rainsticks, or stress balls, are used in these areas, they will be disinfected before another student uses them.  Social distancing will be encouraged. 
  • When lining up, students will be distanced appropriately from their peers and remain facing the same direction.  
  • Students will be reminded not to congregate at their teacher’s desk or in other groups within the classroom, remaining socially distant from their teacher.
  • As practical, student assignments will be digitized to reduce the need to handle paper.
  • For classes using tables instead of desks, teachers will tape off areas for students to remain in.  
  • Food will not be consumed in classrooms.
  • Class celebrations will not involve food or activities in which students must share items. 
  • Students needing to take a buddy to the restroom will be trained to remain six feet apart.  Buddy should wait outside of the restroom.
  • Students must go, flush, wash thoroughly, dry hands with a paper towel, throw the paper towel in the trash can and go directly back to class.
  • The number of students allowed in restrooms at one time will be limited to three.
  • Our bell schedule has been altered to promote optimal safety through limited exposure. Bells will only sound at the start and dismissal of each AM/PM session.
  • Students must wash their hands before entering the snack/recess area.
  • Teachers will need to escort their class to the play areas at the designated play time.
  • Students should bring water bottles for hydration and leave them in a specified area.
  • There will be designated snack/play zones for classes (cohorts) for each recess.
  • A schedule will be made for each week, allowing classes variety in their daily play zones.
  • Recess equipment will be used within each class play zone and sanitized after use.
  • Students will be asked to freeze after the first whistle blows.
  • After the second whistle blows, students will walk to their class line, facing forward and spaced appropriately. 
  • Markers will be painted on the blacktop for line up and play zones.
  • Teachers will pick classes up on time and escort them back to class.
  • Classes will walk single file and stay to the right of any area.
  • The play structure will likely not be used at this time.
  • Kinder classes may play on the field to minimize numbers on the play yard at one time. 
  • Outdoor PE instruction with socially distant activities will be conducted whenever possible.  Masks will not be required during outdoor PE instruction.  
  • Indoor PE instruction will be offered during inclement weather or during days with dangerous air quality.  The PE classroom will be disinfected after each class.
  • PE equipment will be sanitized after each class use.
  • Students will be assigned spots for lining up, stretching, and for activities/games.
  • PE lessons and games will be structured to avoid contact.  
  • Wearing specific colors will be encouraged for classes (when important games are played, to avoid the use of too many pennies). 
  • Parents are strongly encouraged to drop off and pick up their children on time.  Tardies take time from instruction, and after school supervision is not available.
  • Any student exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will be escorted to a tent (near the office) by an adult.  Symptomatic students must bring their belongings with them, as they will likely go home after further health assessment is conducted.  
  • If a student must enter the office (for non-health reasons), they will do so by the side door (near the amphitheater) and wait in the hallway for assistance.  Masks must be worn in the office.  Sanitizer will be provided for use.  Students must sit or stand in the specified area.  
  • Students must exit the office through the front office door.
  • Parents in need of office assistance will be asked to wait in a designated area outside of the office.  Parents should then call (916) 941-2600 for assistance.  Office staff will assist parents at that time and will give permission to enter, as appropriate.
  • Parents will not be allowed to drop off homework, snacks, or band instruments (if allowed), which have been forgotten at home.
  • Staff will enter the office through the staff room.
  • Staff will remain socially distant within the staff room and workroom.  
  • Staff must wash hands upon entering the staff room or workroom.
  • Staff will disinfect the copy machine keypad before and after use, as well as other areas/tools used.
  • Door knobs and common surfaces will be disinfected regularly.
  • Whenever possible, office needs should be handled through email, phone calls, or radio (staff).
  • TK-1st grade parents may pick up their students at classrooms after school.  These parents should arrive at school no earlier than five minutes prior to dismissal.  Masks must be worn, and social distancing guidelines must be followed.
  • Parents of students in 2nd-5th grades are discouraged from coming on site for pick-up.  Parents are encouraged to drive through and pick-up their children in the designated pick-up area. Parents should remain in the vehicle and continue moving forward, as directed by staff, until your child is ready for pick-up.  Staff will no longer open or close car doors for students, unless necessary.  A formal pick-up procedure may be necessary - depending on hybrid enrollment.
  • Parents needing to meet their 2nd-5th grade students on site (for walking), should meet in the bus loop near the bike racks and exit campus quickly.
  • Students must be picked up within ten minutes of dismissal, if traffic allows.