Adapting Our Schools
Face Coverings & Personal Hygiene
- Masks are required on all SVSD buses and campuses.
- Regular hand washing will be required throughout the day.
- Hand sanitizer will be available in every classroom.
- All students and staff will be required to complete a health screening and attestation questionnaire (through email or text) prior to entering a school or boarding a bus. Please complete this before leaving home each day your student attends in person.
- Essential visitors are allowed at school by appointment only. Visitor health screening/attestation required via the QR code posted outside of each school entrance.
- Signage throughout our schools will direct foot traffic, support distancing, promote hand hygiene, and reinforce the importance of wearing masks.
- Students will be kept in groups/cohorts, when possible, to reduce opportunities for transmission.
- No assemblies or field trips will be allowed at this time.
Cleaning & Increased Sanitization
- Schools and buildings are cleaned throughout the day as needed, with special attention to high-touch areas (such as light switches, door handles, faucets, desks, hand rails, etc.)
- High-touch areas on buses (hand rails, seat backs, etc.) will be wiped down between student groups/routes.
- Disinfectant machines will be used for efficient cleaning of classrooms, restrooms, health rooms and buses.
- All staff are equipped with Environmental Protection Agency-approved disinfectant and trained on how to effectively sanitize frequently-touched surfaces for intermittent cleaning in their work area, throughout the day.
- Water fountain use will be prioritized for filling individual water bottles.
- Classrooms are arranged for seating 6-feet apart, reducing class sizes and allowing for improved distancing.
- Special attention has been given to ventilation checks and air flow. This includes changing air filters more frequently, increasing the efficiency of air filters, cleaning/maintaining system coils, increasing outside air flow circulation, and opening windows when weather permits.
- When practicing emergency drills, schools will modify their practices to support social distancing and other mitigation factors. (In a real school emergency, however, priority will be given to quickly responding to the incident as needed.)