Re-Entry Plan 2020
URL address: Foyil.k12.ok.us June 21, 2021
Safe Return and Continuity of Services Plan
The goal of Foyil Public Schools is to provide a safe return to school in a traditional classroom setting. We will be focusing on providing a safe educational environment for our students and staff during these unprecedented times. Our hope is to remain in school for as many traditional days as possible during the course of the upcoming school year, and only move to distance learning if deemed necessary and recommended by state or local officials. Should distance learning become necessary every effort to rotate a portion of students into the buildings each week will be considered.
The guidelines referenced in this plan are based on guidance from local, state, and federal agencies. This plan has been created to aid in navigating the reestablishment of our school to ensure that employees, families, and students feel safe and to reduce the impact of COVID-19 conditions on our school year.
As we go through this fluid situation, we are very appreciative of your patience and support.
First day for students will be August 20 with in-person instruction as normal traditional school.
Should we have to switch to distance learning, a combination of the following instruction methods will be utilized:
Personal phone calls
Exact Path and Edgenuity
In person students will be trained on how to successfully switch to distance learning.
Distance learning grades WILL COUNT toward the overall grade of the student and can negatively impact their grade in classes.
Remains enrolled as a Foyil Public School student.
School Begins August 20
Classes will be conducted through an all-encompassing online programs—
ExactPath for Pk – 5
Edgenuity for grades 6 -12
Will be monitored by age appropriate teachers and district administrators.
Students wishing to enroll in this option need to contact:
Mr. Jordan for grades PK – 6
or (918) 342-3310
Mr. Williams for grades 7 – 12
or (918) 342-1782
This option requires a SEMESTER commitment.
All STUDENTS & STAFF are asked to self-screen before coming to school. Students should not arrive before 7:45am. Students will report directly to their homeroom at the elementary and to their 1st hour class at the high school.
Temperatures will be checked upon arrival at school, any person exhibiting a temperature of 100.0° or higher or having any other symptoms listed by the CDC will be isolated while a parent or guardian is contacted to pick up the student as quickly as possible.
All VISITORS must have an appointment before entering the building. All VISITORS will be screened upon checking in at the office and must wear a mask to enter.
All OUTSIDE SERVICE WORKERS such as therapy and counseling will be screened upon entering the school and will wear appropriate medical PPE before dealing with students.
Universal correct wearing of masks is both nose and mouth must be covered at the same time.
CAFETERIA & MEAL SERVICE:
Breakfast will be grab and go for the JH/HS and will be eaten in the classroom or 1st hour class. Elementary breakfast will be delivered to the classrooms.
Masks and/or face shields will be utilized during food preparation by CAFETERIA STAFF.
JH/HS will be eating in the cafeteria with social distancing. Tables will be disinfected and cleaned between meal groups.
Elementary students will be eating in a variety of locations to ensure social distancing.
No outside food or drinks will be allowed during meal service, WITH THE EXCEPTION of packed lunches from home. Microwave ovens will not be available.
School water fountains will not be utilized at this time. Students need to bring a water bottle from home labeled with their name if possible.
This is an area of concern for the lack of social distancing. We will be adding an additional route to decrease the number of students riding each bus. If possible, alternative transportation is highly recommended to and from school.
Seating charts based on family and socially distancing will be utilized as much as possible.
Windows will be open to maximize airflow on the bus, unless weather dictates otherwise.
Masks will be required for all BUS RIDERS and BUS DRIVERS for the entirety of the route.
Buses will be sanitized and disinfected on a daily basis.
Bus transportation will continue unless we are advised it must stop.
IN THE CLASSROOM:
No student lockers will be assigned at the start of the year. All supplies will be transported via backpack. Textbooks will be limited as much as possible.
Seating charts (utilizing social distancing guidelines) will be used when feasible.
Teachers will have access to sanitation materials and will wipe down all surfaces and classroom manipulatives as needed. High school teachers will wipe down desks and door handles after each class.
No class-wide snacks will be distributed at school. The school will provide snacks for Pre-K—1st grade students, which will be eaten in the classroom or outside.
Elementary students will have outdoor playtime in accordance with clearly defined schedules limiting the number of students on the playground at one time.
Sanitation stations will be placed at the playground entrance upon re-entry into the building.
Outdoor PE for all students will be utilized as much as possible. Inside, social distancing will be practiced as much as possible. Limited numbers of students will be allowed at one time.
In band, social distancing rules will be in place. The band room will be sanitized between entrance of each class.
Foyil Public Schools believe that extra and co-curricular activities are vital to our school and students. As a result, activities such as Band, FFA, FCCLA, Athletics, and Academic Team will take place with attention placed on prevention of the spread of COVID-19 and the protection of our students.
Athletics will follow OSSAA recommendations and utilize social distancing as much as possible. All locker rooms will be sanitized and disinfected daily. The nature of contact sports requires students to be in close proximity. We will utilize screening procedures on all students before participation in these sports.
Elementary parties and assemblies will be delayed at this time.
PUBLIC SPACES & FACE COVERINGS:
Masks or face coverings will be required by all STUDENTS & STAFF in the public spaces of our school, i.e. hallways, bathrooms, offices, cafeteria, & auditorium.
Students will need to bring a mask each day (the school will provide one washable mask to each student). Wearing a mask is strongly encouraged at all times, however it will be required when social distancing cannot be maintained (busses, hallways, restrooms, etc.). Masks and face covering policy/ usage is subject to change according to the Oklahoma State Department of Education guidelines for cases based in our area.
COVID – 19
MONITORING OF SYMPTOMS
Staff members are responsible for self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms before reporting for work each day.
Parents/guardians are expected to screen their student(s) for COVID-19 symptoms before sending them to school.
A variety of symptoms have been reported with COVID-19, from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear between 2-14 days of exposure. Parents should monitor their student(s) for one or more the following symptoms related to COVID-19:
Fever Shortness of breath
Loss of smell or taste Sore Throat
Nausea or vomiting Muscle or body aches
Diarrhea Congestion or runny nose
POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST:
If an employee or student is suspected or known to have contracted COVID-19
Return to school when ALL of the following conditions have been met:
If an employee or student has known close contact (closer than 6 feet for longer than 15 minutes) with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19
Return to school when a 14 DAY QUARANTINE or other actions determined by school administration and the school nurse through consultation with the State Department of Health is completed.
A positive diagnosis does not necessarily mean shutting down the entire school. We will be working with the State Department of Health continuously throughout the school year to ensure our practices are current, valid, and progressive in hopes of keeping the school year as traditional as possible.
Flexibility and patience will be required of all students, staff and parents as we navigate through this time.
The school will work diligently to notify parents, staff, and students of any changing policies throughout the year.
The Oklahoma State Department of Education has developed recommendations that are based on the color coded COVID-19 community transmission rate within each county in the state of Oklahoma. Foyil Schools will utilize these recommendations to make future adjustments and decisions.
We will continue to offer before and after care at the present time.
Please contact the school with any questions you have regarding any of the procedures we have in place, and remember to check the school website or Foyil App often for updates.