Laclede Co. R-1
Reopening COVID Plan 2020

It is the desire of the Laclede Co. R-1 School District for our students to safely return to campus this August. We feel we can provide the best education for our students on site and in our classrooms. Currently, we are planning for our students to return to school full time with safety measures in place. School policies must be flexible in responding to new information and we must be willing to refine approaches when specific policies are not working or new information dictates. These plans are intended to mitigate, not eliminate risk. NO single action or set of actions will eliminate the risk of COVID-19. The goal of social distancing is to limit the spread of the virus. We will continue to monitor CDC’s guidelines.

Parents who choose not to send their students to school will have access to our Virtual Learning System Option with an approved application. If a student/parent choses online learning because of COVID, they cannot change methods until the end of the semester.

Laclede Co. R-1 will use a GREEN, YELLOW, ORANGE, RED SYSTEM to make the determination of what the learning day will look like. School will be at a level GREEN unless you are notified otherwise. The district may be forced to communicate a different color level at any point due to identified cases. It is possible to have different buildings or grades within the school at different levels.

Green: General Procedures/Protocols- These measures will be the least restrictive guidelines and will continue on a daily basis throughout the pandemic


Yellow: Increase in Restrictions/Safety Protocols-All “green” measures and these additional measures will be in place when there is a positive case in school or a spike in our community

Orange: Continued Increase in Restrictions/Safety Protocols and Change in Schedule-All “green” and “yellow” measures and these additional measures will be in place with a significant number of cases in the district and will be used in order to prevent a school closure. Part time student attendance to reduce capacity

Red: School Closure: Virtual Remote Plan Implementation (AMI-X) -These measures will be taken if the district is not able to operate safely with students on campus. Students NOT on campus


Below is a summary of our everyday expectations:


  • Parents will check temperature and assess students' symptoms; if they have a fever of 100 or higher, a cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, or if they have been in direct contact with someone who has COVID-19, they will stay home and contact your medical provider.

    How should K-12 school screen student for COVID-19?
    K-12 schools should implement a process for daily screening for symptoms of and exposure to COVID-19. Parents and caregivers should be empowered to screen children for symptoms at home, prior to coming to school, and should be provided with a checklist that includes the following symptoms and exposure:

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Headache
    • Muscle aches
    • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • New runny nose or congestion
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Sore throat
    • Close contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days


  • Students will bring a water bottle to school, as water fountains will be closed for regular use; water fountains may only be used to refill water bottles throughout the day.
  • Students will wash hands frequently or use hand sanitizer throughout the day.
  • Access to the building during the school day will be limited to students and staff members only.
  • Parents are encouraged to provide transportation for their students to and from school.
  • All buildings and work spaces will be cleaned routinely.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Per the latest guidance, masks are an important strategy to reduce transmission of COVID-19, primarily by reducing the spread of infection from the wearer to those around them. The use of masks can provide an additional layer of protection against the spread of infection, helping us to keep our schools open for student learning. Young children may have difficulty complying with the proper use of masks and may have increased face touching, mask chewing, mask trading, and other behavior that could increase risk of infection. For this reason, continuous usage of masks is not recommended for young children. Older children, such as those in middle and high school, are likely to be able to follow guidance regarding proper mask usage. Additionally, these students are less easily cohorted/grouped.

  • Students of all grade levels will be expected to wear masks on school buses.
  • Students in grades pre-k - 6 are not required to wear masks while at school, but are allowed to if they choose.
  • Students and staff in grades 7-12 will be expected to wear masks when physical distancing cannot be achieved, such as passing periods in hallways, meal lines, etc.
  • Students in grades 7-12 may remove masks when physical distancing can be achieved, in addition to physical education classes, during meals, and other times deemed appropriate by school administration.
  • Students are allowed to bring masks from home if desired. Reusable or homemade cloth face coverings are appropriate. Masks will be provided for those who have a need.
  • Disposable masks will be available for students who may be going home sick from school and need to walk out of the school building with a mask.
  • Masks will be required for all staff members at all times when they are in close proximity to students or other staff members. During situations when the staff member is stationary and appropriately distanced from students in the classroom, masks are not required.
  • Students and employees may be exempted from these requirements by the school principal or Superintendent due a documented medical condition.


Laclede Co. R-1 2020-2021 Levels of Learning


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Overview:

The Laclede Co. R-1 School District has taken steps to prepare for the health, wellness, and safety for students and staff. This guide will be updated with new information as it becomes available. Please see the information below for a set of general guidelines and expectations. Decisions will be made in coordination with local and state guidelines.

Green: No district cases and no large spike in county cases.
Goal The Goal is to keep students and staff healthy while providing a safe and effective learning environment to the best of our ability. In order for this goal for in person instruction to be achieved, we will need a concerted effort from students, staff, families and our community. The steps taken are implemented with the intent of returning to the most normal in person learning experience possible.
Student Health ● As a result of DHSS guidance, students in grades 7-12 will be expected to wear a mask/face covering when social distance cannot be maintained (i.e. transition time between classes, group settings where a safe distance cannot be maintained)

● Students in grades PK-6 are allowed to wear masks, but it is not expected in school

● Students are allowed to bring masks from home, masks will be provided if needed

● Student temperatures will be monitored every time a student goes to the nurse’s office. If a student’s temperature is above 100 degrees, the student will be provided a mask and parents called for immediate pick up

● If a student becomes sick at school, the student will be sent home and the workspace will be disinfected. The student may return to school with one of the following: 24 hour fever free without fever reducing medication, a doctor’s note, or after a health unit mandated quarantine

● Students who exhibit cough, shortness of breath, or multiple of the following symptoms will be sent home:

  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste/smell
  • Runny nose/congestion

● Staff will be trained on healthy hygiene practices so they can teach students

● Staff will work to promote handwashing is done regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds during the following:

  • After going to the bathroom
  • After playing outside
  • Before eating
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

● If soap and water are not available, students/staff will use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

● Elementary students will continue to have recess, but will be limited on their interactions with students outside of their classrooms

● Staff will continue to teach/train students not to touch their eyes/nose/mouth and to stay out of one another’s personal space

● Students will be reminded to not share utensils, cups, food/drink

● Personal water bottles will be encouraged. Drinking fountains will be limited to water bottle filling stations only

Staff Health ● All staff members will be provided with masks. They are expected to wear the district provided mask or wear their own mask when social distancing is not possible (i.e. transition times between classes, group settings, etc.)

● Staff members are expected to monitor their health daily prior to beginning their work day-checking for temperature and calling their building administrator for a substitute if COVID-19 symptoms are present

● Employees will be notified if there has been a possible exposure to COVID-19 at work

● Ensure employees are routinely washing their hands for at least 20 seconds and regularly sanitizing their work space

● Employees will be reminded to not touch their eyes, nose, and mouth

● If an employee becomes sick at work, the employee will be sent home and the workspace will be disinfected. The employee may return to work with one of the following: 24 hour fever free without fever reducing medication, a doctor’s note, or after a health department mandated quarantine

● Promote good hygiene and social distancing practices with all employees
Building and Grounds Operations ● Ensure adequate supplies (soap, paper towels, hand sanitizer, tissues) to support healthy hygiene practices throughout all facilities

● Routinely clean/disinfect surfaces and objects that are frequently touched throughout the day

  • Doorknobs
  • Light switches
  • Sink handles
  • Counter tops
  • Shared tables
  • Lockers
● Use all cleaning supplies according to label directions

● Meal times will be more socially distanced with tables/seating continuing to be disinfected between usage

● Playground equipment will be routinely disinfected

● Increase airflow/ventilation as weather allows

● Post signs encouraging good hygiene practices

Transportation ● Encourage parents to bring/pick up students to/from school

● All drivers will be required to wear masks on the school bus

● All students will be in assigned seats in all school buses

● Buses will load back to front and unload front to back when possible

● Masks will be required on the school buses for students due to the inability to social distance on buses

● Students will use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the bus

● Parents will be asked to check for symptoms before each school day

● All school buses will be disinfected following each route

Social Distancing Practices ● Eliminate field trips, assemblies, and other large gatherings until further notice

● Modify classes where students are likely to be in very close contact when possible

● Increase space between desks/workspaces where possible

● Facing students in the same direction in classrooms wherever possible

● During recess, classes will stay together and limit contact/exposure to other students in other classes where possible

● Avoid mixing students in common spaces. Adjust meal times to minimize student mixing. Adjust class dismissal times to avoid larger student gatherings.

● Travel hallways using the right side (similar to vehicle traffic)

● Teachers will continue to teach students about maintaining personal space and effective social distancing practices

Visitors ● Any necessary outside visitors (contractors/vendors) will be required to wear a mask during their time in the school

● Eliminate non-essential visitors- volunteers, special guest readers, etc.

● Eliminate lunch with parents/guests

● Promote/encourage virtual parent meetings when possible

● Parents are expected to drop off their child in the carline

● Parents/guardians will not be allowed to walk their child to the classroom/inside the building. Please call ahead if an appointment is necessary

Breakfast & Lunch ● Breakfast will be grab n go

● Lunch will be eaten in the cafeteria with precautions, in classrooms, or alternate locations when possible

● Cafeteria tables will be disinfected after each use

● Cafeteria lines will be spaced for social distancing

Playgrounds ● Students will be monitored for social distancing on the playground

● Students will wash/sanitize hands upon re-entry to the building

● Frequently used playground hard surfaces will be cleaned routinely

Health Services ● School nurse will provide COVID safety training/materials to faculty and staff

● Post signs encouraging good hand and respiratory hygiene practices

● Encourage staff self-screening

● Teachers will take care of minor health needs in the classroom

● Report absenteeism rates to Health Department on a regular basis

Action Plan if Confirmed Case ● Continue to communicate with the County Health Department on recommendations

● Help identify student/staff exposure in relation to direct contact with others and facility exposure (contact tracing)

● Address possible students/adult exclusions using best practices

● Follow Health Department guidance on recommended quarantine of students/staff based on known exposure to positive COVID 19 case

● Perform targeted cleaning and disinfection of expose/infected area(s)

● Inspect areas to determine readiness for re-entry

● Consult with Health Unit prior to re-entry

● Working together with the health unit to communicate if there has been a confirmed case in a particular classroom/building

● Monitor exposure, absenteeism, and symptoms within a classroom/building to determine further action

● If a student is quarantined, the student will be allowed (if health allows) to temporarily transition to a virtual platform to keep from falling behind in an academic setting

● If a staff member is quarantined, the staff member will (if health allows) continue to work with students in their classroom in a virtual setting

● Perform targeted cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched hard, non-porous surfaces such as counters, tabletops, stair rails, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, drinking fountains, and any other surfaces that are visibly necessary

● A positive case doesn’t always mean a mandatory closure

● School will close, due to a positive case, when it is the recommendation of the health department to do so

● Additionally, school could be temporarily closed if student and/or staff absenteeism reaches a certain threshold

Activities ● Activities will continue with precautions on a case by case basis

At Home Learning ● Laclede Co. R-I School believes that the most effective way for a child to be educated is in-person and socially active in the way that a typical school is set up. However, our district recognizes that COVID-19 has changed what is best for some students based on health and wellness concerns

● IF a student has a need to attend virtual learning, this will be offered as a fully virtual opt out option

● This option will involve an application process or this option will apply if a need arises for a student to be quarantined for a time period

● If a family chooses and is approved for this type of learning, there will be a significant workload and expectations placed on the student and family

● This virtual commitment will be made for a minimum of one semester

● Students will be held to the same standards as seated students

● All school work will be graded and used to determine passing to the next grade or credit to be given at the high school. The teacher will post grades on-line to monitor progress

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Additional Threat/Exposure Leveled Response

Overview:
The Laclede Co. R-1 School District has taken steps to prepare for the health, wellness, and safety for students and staff. This guide will be updated with new information as it becomes available. Please see the information below for a set of general guidelines and expectations. Decisions will be made in coordination with local and state guidelines.

Yellow: Confirmed district cases and/or spike in county or community spread
Student Health As a result of DHSS guidance, students in grades 4-12 will be expected to wear a mask/face covering when social distance cannot be maintained (i.e. transition time between classes, group settings where a safe distance cannot be maintained)

● Students in grades PK-3 are allowed to wear masks, but it is not expected in school

● Students are allowed to bring masks from home, masks will be provided if needed

● Student temperatures will be monitored every time a student goes to the nurse’s office. If a student’s temperature is above 100 degrees, the student will be provided a mask and parents called for immediate pick up

● If a student becomes sick at school, the student will be sent home and the workspace will be disinfected. The student may return to school with one of the following: 24 hour fever free without fever reducing medication, a doctor’s note, or after a health unit mandated quarantine

● Students who exhibit cough, shortness of breath, or multiple of the following symptoms will be sent home:

  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste/smell
  • Runny nose/congestion

● Staff will be trained on healthy hygiene practices so they can teach students

● Staff will work to promote handwashing is done regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds during the following:

  • After going to the bathroom
  • After playing outside
  • Before eating
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

● If soap and water are not available, students/staff will use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

● Elementary students will continue to have recess, student numbers will be reduced

● Staff will continue to teach/train students not to touch their eyes/nose/mouth and to stay out of one another’s personal space

● Students will be reminded to not share utensils, cups, food/drink

● Personal water bottles will be encouraged. Drinking fountains will be limited to water bottle filling stations only

Staff Health ● All staff members will be provided with masks. They are expected to wear the district provided mask or wear their own mask when working around students

● Staff members are expected to monitor their health daily prior to beginning their work day-checking for temperature and calling their building administrator for a substitute if COVID-19 symptoms are present

● Employees will be notified if there has been a possible exposure to COVID-19 at work

● Ensure employees are routinely washing their hands for at least 20 seconds and regularly sanitizing their work space

● Employees will be reminded to not touch their eyes, nose, and mouth

● If an employee becomes sick at work, the employee will be sent home and the workspace will be disinfected. The employee may return to work with one of the following: 24 hour fever free without fever reducing medication, a doctor’s note, or after a health department mandated quarantine

● Promote good hygiene and social distancing practices with all employees
Building and Grounds Operations ● Ensure adequate supplies (soap, paper towels, hand sanitizer, tissues) to support healthy hygiene practices throughout all facilities

● Routinely clean/disinfect surfaces and objects that are frequently touched throughout the day

  • Doorknobs
  • Light switches
  • Sink handles
  • Counter tops
  • Shared tables
  • Lockers
● Use all cleaning supplies according to label directions

● Meal times will be more socially distanced with tables/seating continuing to be disinfected between usage

● Playground equipment will be routinely disinfected

● Increase airflow/ventilation as weather allows

● Post signs encouraging good hygiene practices

● Isolated deep cleaning of exposed areas
Transportation ● Encourage parents to bring/pick up students to/from school

● All drivers will be required to wear masks on the school bus

● All students will be in assigned seats in all school buses

● Buses will load back to front and unload front to back when possible

● Masks will be required on the school buses for students due to the inability to social distance on buses

● Students will use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the bus

● Parents will be asked to check for symptoms before each school day

● All school buses will be disinfected following each route

Social Distancing Practices ● Eliminate field trips, assemblies, and other large gatherings until further notice

● Modify classes where students are likely to be in very close contact when possible

● Increase space between desks/workspaces where possible

● Facing students in the same direction in classrooms wherever possible

● During recess, classes will stay together and numbers on the playground will be reduced

● Avoid mixing students in common spaces. All students will eat in classrooms or alternate spaces not using the cafeteria. Adjust class dismissal times to avoid larger student gatherings

● Travel hallways using the right side (similar to vehicle traffic)

● Teachers will continue to teach students about maintaining personal space and effective social distancing practices

Visitors ● Any necessary outside visitors (contractors/vendors) will be required to wear a mask during their time in the school

● Eliminate non-essential visitors- volunteers, special guest readers, etc.

● Eliminate lunch with parents/guests

● Promote/encourage virtual parent meetings when possible

● Parents are expected to drop off their child in the carline

● Parents/guardians will not be allowed to walk their child to the classroom/inside the building. Please call ahead if an appointment is necessary

Breakfast & Lunch ● Breakfast will be grab n go

● Lunch will be eaten in classrooms, or alternate spaces, not utilizing the cafeteria for seating

● Cafeteria lines will be spaced for social distancing

Playgrounds ● Students will be monitored for social distancing on the playground

● Student numbers will be reduced on the playground

● Students will wash/sanitize hands upon re-entry to the building

● Frequently used playground hard surfaces will be cleaned routinely

Health Services ● School nurse will provide COVID safety training/materials to faculty and staff

● Post signs encouraging good hand and respiratory hygiene practices

● Encourage staff self-screening

● Teachers will take care of minor health needs in the classroom

● Report absenteeism rates to Health Department on a regular basis

Action Plan if Confirmed Case ● Continue to communicate with the County Health Department on recommendations

● Help identify student/staff exposure in relation to direct contact with others and facility exposure (contact tracing)

● Address possible students/adult exclusions using best practices

● Follow Health Department guidance on recommended quarantine of students/staff based on known exposure to positive COVID 19 case

● Perform targeted cleaning and disinfection of expose/infected area(s)

● Inspect areas to determine readiness for re-entry

● Consult with Health Unit prior to re-entry

● Working together with the health unit to communicate if there has been a confirmed case in a particular classroom/building

● Monitor exposure, absenteeism, and symptoms within a classroom/building to determine further action

● If a student is quarantined, the student will be allowed (if health allows) to temporarily transition to a virtual platform to keep from falling behind in an academic setting

● If a staff member is quarantined, the staff member will (if health allows) continue to work with students in their classroom in a virtual setting

● Perform targeted cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched hard, non-porous surfaces such as counters, tabletops, stair rails, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, drinking fountains, and any other surfaces that are visibly necessary

● A positive case doesn’t always mean a mandatory closure

● School will close, due to a positive case, when it is the recommendation of the health department to do so

● Additionally, school could be temporarily closed if student and/or staff absenteeism reaches a certain threshold

Activities ● Activities will continue with added precautions on a case by case basis

At Home Learning ● Laclede Co. R-I School believes that the most effective way for a child to be educated is in-person and socially active in the way that a typical school is set up. However, our district recognizes that COVID-19 has changed what is best for some students based on health and wellness concerns

● IF a student has a need to attend virtual learning, this will be offered as a fully virtual opt out option

● This option will involve an application process or this option will apply if a need arises for a student to be quarantined for a time period

● If a family chooses and is approved for this type of learning, there will be a significant workload and expectations placed on the student and family

● This virtual commitment will be made for a minimum of one semester

● Students will be held to the same standards as seated students

● All school work will be graded and used to determine passing to the next grade or credit to be given at the high school. The teacher will post grades on-line to monitor progress

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Overview:

The Laclede Co. R-1 School District has taken steps to prepare for the health, wellness, and safety for students and staff. This guide will be updated with new information as it becomes available. Please see the information below for a set of general guidelines and expectations. Decisions will be made in coordination with local and state guidelines.

This level includes hybrid learning combination of in person and virtual learning.
Example Scenario:

  • Primary parent Last names A-K: In person M/T, Virtual TH/F, everyone virtual on Wednesday
  • Primary parent Last names L-Z: In person TH/F, Virtual M/T, everyone virtual on Wednesday
  • Family members go on the same day
  • May occur at one or both schools, and not all


Orange: Confirmed excessive district cases and/or large spike in county or community spread
Student Health ● As a result of DHSS guidance, students in grades 4-12 will be expected to wear a mask/face covering in school

● Students in grades PK-3 are strongly encouraged to wear masks

● Students are allowed to bring masks from home, masks will be provided if needed

● Student temperatures will be monitored every time a student goes to the nurse’s office. If a student’s temperature is above 100 degrees, the student will be provided a mask and parents called for immediate pick up

● If a student becomes sick at school, the student will be sent home and the workspace will be disinfected. The student may return to school with one of the following: 24 hour fever free without fever reducing medication, a doctor’s note, or after a health unit mandated quarantine

● Students who exhibit cough, shortness of breath, or multiple of the following symptoms will be sent home:

  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste/smell
  • Runny nose/congestion

● Staff will be trained on healthy hygiene practices so they can teach students

● Staff will work to promote handwashing is done regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds during the following:

  • After going to the bathroom
  • After playing outside
  • Before eating
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

● If soap and water are not available, students/staff will use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

● Elementary students will continue to have recess, student numbers will be reduced

● Staff will continue to teach/train students not to touch their eyes/nose/mouth and to stay out of one another’s personal space

● Students will be reminded to not share utensils, cups, food/drink

● Personal water bottles will be encouraged. Drinking fountains will be limited to water bottle filling stations only
Staff Health ● All staff members will be provided with masks. They are expected to wear the district provided mask or wear their own mask at all times

● Staff members are expected to monitor their health daily prior to beginning their work day-checking for temperature and calling their building administrator for a substitute if COVID-19 symptoms are present

● Employees will be notified if there has been a possible exposure to COVID-19 at work

● Ensure employees are routinely washing their hands for at least 20 seconds and regularly sanitizing their work space

● Employees will be reminded to not touch their eyes, nose, and mouth

● If an employee becomes sick at work, the employee will be sent home and the workspace will be disinfected. The employee may return to work with one of the following: 24 hour fever free without fever reducing medication, a doctor’s note, or after a health department mandated quarantine

● Promote good hygiene and social distancing practices with all employees
Building and Grounds Operations ● Part time in person schedule (Mon/Tues & Thurs/Fri). This will be used to reduce class size and student/staff exposure. Wednesday would be virtual for all students.

● Ensure adequate supplies (soap, paper towels, hand sanitizer, tissues) to support healthy hygiene practices throughout all facilities

● Routinely clean/disinfect surfaces and objects that are frequently touched throughout the day

  • Doorknobs
  • Light switches
  • Sink handles
  • Counter tops
  • Shared tables
  • Lockers
● Use all cleaning supplies according to label directions

● Playground equipment will be routinely disinfected

● Increase airflow/ventilation as weather allows

● All meals (breakfast and lunch) will be delivered to classrooms

● Pick up meals will be available for students on days they are not scheduled for in person learning.

● Isolated deep cleaning of exposed areas
Transportation ● Encourage parents to bring/pick up students to/from school

● All drivers will be required to wear masks on the school bus

● Students will use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the bus

● Buses will load back to front and unload front to back when possible

● All students will be in assigned seats in all school buses loading back to front

● Masks will be required on the school buses for students due to the inability to social distance on buses

● Parents will be asked to check for symptoms before each school day

● All school buses will be disinfected twice a day

● Transportation will still be provided to students who are scheduled for in person instruction
Social Distancing Practices ● Eliminate field trips, assemblies, and other large gatherings until further notice

● Modified hybrid schedule will limit number of students in seated classrooms

● Increase space between desks/workspaces where possible

● Facing students in the same direction in classrooms wherever possible

● During recess, classes will stay together and numbers on the playground will be reduced

● Avoid mixing students in common spaces. Adjust meal times to minimize student mixing. Adjust class dismissal times to avoid larger student gatherings.

● Travel hallways using the right side (similar to vehicle traffic)

● Teachers will continue to teach students about maintaining personal space and effective social distancing practices
Visitors ● Any necessary outside visitors (contractors/vendors) will be required to wear a mask during their time in the school

● Eliminate non-essential visitors- volunteers, special guest readers, etc.

● Eliminate lunch with parents/guests

● Promote/encourage virtual parent meetings when possible

● Parents are expected to drop off their child in the carline

● Parents/guardians will not be allowed to walk their child to the classroom/inside the building. Please call ahead if an appointment is necessary
Breakfast & Lunch ● Breakfast and lunch will be delivered to the classrooms

● Pick up meals will be available at the east door of the FEMA Building
Playgrounds ● Students will be monitored for social distancing on the playground

● Student numbers will be reduced on the playground

● Students will wash/sanitize hands upon re-entry to the building

● Frequently used playground hard surfaces will be cleaned routinely
Health Services ● School nurse will provide COVID safety training/materials to faculty and staff

● Post signs encouraging good hand and respiratory hygiene practices

● Encourage staff self-screening

● Teachers will take care of minor health needs in the classroom

● Report absenteeism rates to Health Department on a regular basis
Action Plan if Confirmed Case ● Continue to communicate with the County Health Department on recommendations

● Help identify student/staff exposure in relation to direct contact with others and facility exposure (contact tracing)

● Address possible students/adult exclusions using best practices

● Follow Health Department guidance on recommended quarantine of students/staff based on known exposure to positive COVID 19 case

● Perform targeted cleaning and disinfection of expose/infected area(s)

● Inspect areas to determine readiness for re-entry

● Consult with Health Unit prior to re-entry

● Working together with the health unit to communicate if there has been a confirmed case in a particular classroom/building

● Monitor exposure, absenteeism, and symptoms within a classroom/building to determine further action

● If a student is quarantined, the student will be allowed (if health allows) to temporarily transition to a virtual platform to keep from falling behind in an academic setting

● If a staff member is quarantined, the staff member will (if health allows) continue to work with students in their classroom in a virtual setting

● Perform targeted cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched hard, non-porous surfaces such as counters, tabletops, stair rails, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, drinking fountains, and any other surfaces that are visibly necessary

● A positive case doesn’t always mean a mandatory closure

● School will close, due to a positive case, when it is the recommendation of the health department to do so

● Additionally, school could be temporarily closed if student and/or staff absenteeism reaches a certain threshold
Activities ● Limited Activities - No spectators

At Home Learning ● All students would be responsible for both virtual and seated coursework provided by LCR1 staff
o Example Scenario:
  • Primary parent last names A-K: In person M/T, Virtual TH/F, everyone virtual on Wednesday
  • Primary parent last names L-Z: In person TH/F, Virtual M/T, everyone virtual on Wednesday
  • Family members go on the same day
  • May occur at one or both schools, and not all

● Students will be held to the same standards as seated students

● All school work will be graded and used to determine passing to the next grade or credit to be given at the high school. The teacher will post grades on-line to monitor progress
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Overview:

The Laclede Co. R-1 School District has taken steps to prepare for the health, wellness, and safety for students and staff. This guide will be updated with new information as it becomes available. Please see the information below for a set of general guidelines and expectations. Decisions will be made in coordination with local and state guidelines.

Red: Wide spread district and county spread
Student Health ● All student learning would take place remotely or virtually

● Student check-in’s would be made on a regular basis for academic progress, well-being, and mental health
Staff Health All staff will report to work. Student learning will take place remotely or virtually through virtual learning plan provided by LCR1 staff

● Staff members are expected to monitor their health daily prior to beginning their work day-checking for temperature and calling their building administrator for a substitute if COVID-19 symptoms are present
Building and Grounds Operations ● The district would not be open for academic or extra-curricular use

● Pick up meals will be available for students

● Isolated deep cleaning of exposed areas and routine cleaning
Transportation ● No student transportation will be provided.

● Delivery of meals and virtual work might be available

● Buses might be used to help provide hot spots for internet access points
Social Distancing Practices ● Staff will work in their designated area on school days. Masks will be required during staff interaction time
Visitors ● Staff only. No visitors are allowed
Breakfast & Lunch ● Grab and Go @ East Doors of FEMA Building
Playgrounds ●NA
Health Services ● Staff temperatures may be taken.
Action Plan if Confirmed Case ● Continue to work with the Health Department.
Activities ● No Activities
At Home Learning ● If the county/state were to issue a mandated closure, the Laclede Co. R-1 School District will implement our plan for virtual/remote learning

● All school work will be graded and used to determine passing to the next grade or credit to be given at the high school. The teacher will post grades on-line to monitor progress
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Green and Yellow: (In Person Learning)
  • School will be in session per the approved district calendar
  • Parents/students may choose to attend in person classes or participate in the full virtual opt out (initial decision in effect for entire semester)
  • Students under Health Department quarantine will be temporarily served resources/platform
  • Restrictions on school activities may be in place
  • Capacity and attendance limits may be established for events or school activities

Orange: Hybrid Learning
  • Classes may take place online for one or more days due to a rapid increase in number of local cases and/or higher than normal absence rates due to COVID-19
  • School could be forced to limit capacity and go to a hybrid format where face to face instruction is M/T and Th/Fri is virtual for 50% of the students. The other 50% would be doing the opposite face to face Th/Fri and virtual M/T; Wednesday would be all virtual/remote.
  • Restrictions on school activities will be in place
  • Capacity and attendance limits will be established for events or school activities

Red: At-Home Learning
  • All classes are online and will follow the district’s Emergency Alternative Methods of Instruction plan
  • School buildings will be closed and only designated staff can enter
  • All activities will be canceled or rescheduled

100% Virtual Opt Out
In the case that a family does not feel comfortable reentering Laclede Co. R-1 schools under the current measures being taken to protect student safety, they may pursue enrollment in our district’s virtual instruction program. Staff will contact those interested to walk them through the expectations and enrollment process.