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COVID-19 RESPONSE

School Opening/Closure Protocols

Board Approval-July 14, August 11 2020

Please note that is document is a work in progress. It may change as new information is obtained from South Central Public Health, the CDC, the State of Idaho, and/or the Idaho State Board of Education.

It is the intention of GSD 231 to return to school in the fall in a manner that is as traditional as possible.

FRAMEWORK

Green: No spread to minimal spread of COVID-19 in the community. School/district may return to a traditional school setting as much as possible.

Designate a COVID-19 point of contact (POC) to liaise with public health and respond to COVID-19 concerns

Have a communication plan in place that, at minimum, lets parents/students/staff know: who the COVID-19 POC is, how to contact them and what information should be shared with them; what to do in the event of COVID-19 symptoms, exposure or positive test; and any COVID-19-related restrictions, changes, protocols or closures in place.

Approved cleaning/disinfection plan

Plan for vulnerable students/staff

Ensure policies don’t encourage students/staff to come to school sick

Post signs in highly visible locations (school entrances, bathrooms, etc.) that promote everyday protective measures. Signs from the CDC can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- ncov/communication/print-resources.html?Sort=Date%3A%3Adesc

Maintain social distancing as much as possible (Please note this is extremely difficult in a classroom setting).

Limit activities with large gatherings and implement enhanced safety protocols

Face coverings optional but encouraged in situations where social distance can’t be maintained (Still individual

choice, including staff).

Teach and reinforce hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette

Have a plan in place to allow for the immediate separation of students/staff who present COVID-19 symptoms at school

Have an off-site education delivery plan ready and available in the event students remain home for extended periods of time and/or schools shut down

Yellow: Minimal to moderate community spread. School district may implement mask requirement for all staff and/or visitors at this level. School district may implement a model designed to reduce the number of students on campus at any one time.

Designate a COVID-19 POC to liaise with public health and respond to COVID-19 concerns

Have a communication plan in place that, at minimum, lets parents/students/staff know: who the COVID-19 POC is, how to contact them and what information should be shared with them; what to do in the event of COVID-19 symptoms, exposure or positive test; and any COVID-19-related restrictions, changes, protocols or closures in place.

Approved cleaning/disinfection plan

Plan for vulnerable students/staff

Ensure policies don’t encourage students/staff to come to school sick

Post signs in highly visible locations (school entrances, bathrooms, etc.) that promote everyday protective measures. Signs from the CDC can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- ncov/communication/print-resources.html?Sort=Date%3A%3Adesc

Maintain social distancing as much as possible (very difficult in classroom setting).

Limit activities with large gatherings and implement enhanced safety protocols

Face coverings highly recommended in situations where social distance can’t be maintained. Even though

recommended, this is an individual choice, including staff.

Teach and reinforce hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette

Have a plan in place to allow for the immediate separation of students/staff who present COVID-19 symptoms at school.

Have an off-site education delivery plan ready and available in the event students remain home for extended periods of time and/or schools shut down

Schedules designed to limit the number of students in the building at any one time and/or reduce physical contact between groups.

Red: Substantial community spread of COVID-19. School/district may close for full distance learning if there is substantial community spread. The Board of Trustees may allow targeted small-group populations to attend school. Specific populations may be able to attend in small group settings.

Full online instruction

Targeted populations may be brought in for small group instruction

Masks required     

School Closure Protocols

Confirmed related case(s) in a school (same group of students)

Contact public health

Notify parents and staff

Due to masks being required, no contact tracing will be done. However, students must quarantine for seven (7) days if someone in their household has either tested positive or is awaiting test results. If a student tests positive, he or she must quarantine for 10 days from symptom onset. Students may return to school after quarantine period and being fever free/symptom free for 48 hours.

Because school employees have been deemed essential workers, staff may remain at work if no symptoms are present. If staff member tests positive, he or she may return to work after having no fever for 24 hours without use of fever reducing medications and other symptoms have improved.

May close specific classroom for up to 14 days in coordination with SCPHD

Deep cleansing of classroom(s) or school as needed

Two or more unrelated cases in the same period of time (10 days)

Contact public health

Notify parents and staff

Due to masks being required, no contact tracing will be done. However, students must quarantine for seven (7) days if someone in their household has either tested positive or is awaiting test results. If a student tests positive, he or she must quarantine for 10 days from symptom onset. Students may return to school after quarantine period and being fever free/symptom free for 48 hours.

Because school employees have been deemed essential workers, staff may remain at work if no symptoms are present. If staff member tests positive, he or she may return to work after having no fever for 24 hours without use of fever reducing medications and other symptoms have improved.

May close classrooms or school for up to 14 days

Deep cleaning of school as needed

Multiple cases in several schools with significant number of contacts

Contact public health

Notify parents and staff

Indefinite closure of district-no new cases for up to 10 days in coordination with SCPHD

Due to masks being required, no contact tracing will be done. However, students must quarantine for seven (7) days if someone in their household has either tested positive or is awaiting test results. If a student tests positive, he or she must quarantine for 10 days from symptom onset. Students may return to school after quarantine period and being fever free/symptom free for 48 hours.

Because school employees have been deemed essential workers, staff may remain at work if no symptoms are present. If staff member tests positive, he or she may return to work after having no fever for 24 hours without use of fever reducing medications and other symptoms have improved.

Deep cleaning of all facilities

May require staff to wear masks and/or move to online instruction

Communication Plan:

Mr. Larsen is the point of contact (POC).

Modes of communication: Remind, social media, school district website, All Call

Mr. Larsen will communicate with the health district in the case of exposure, positive test, or symptoms

Mr. Larsen will be responsible for orchestrating communications with building principals, who in turn notify staff, students, and parents regarding restrictions, protocols, or closures.

Information to be shared by and with Mr. Larsen: 

CDC and local Health District information 

Potential cases in the schools

Families are highly encouraged to notify school officials in the case of symptoms or positive testing

Vulnerable Staff:

Staff will provide documentation that supports their vulnerability

Highly encouraged to wear mask for face shield. This is still an individual choice, including staff.

May request ADA accommodations

Certified staff who are vulnerable and worried about illness, will be held accountable to the brick and mortar schedule, and required to teach via online platforms.

Classroom Teacher Absent Due to Covid-19:

Notify Staff and Parents

Contact trace students/staff with close contact. Students quarantine for seven (7) days. This includes close contacts with those who may be in other schools. Students may return to school after quarantine period and have been fever free and symptom free for 48 hours without the use of medications.

If secondary school students are not showing symptoms, they will take part in virtual lessons.

Return to School: When students/staff can return after testing positive for or being exposed to COVID-19

All surveillance of positive cases or probable cases will be done by the Health Department and they will provide guidance. Presently, the standards for returning are:

If student is quarantining due to positive test or close contact, they can return to school after:

It has been seven (7) days since symptoms first appeared and;

48 hours with no fever and without use of fever reducing medication and;

48 hours of improvement for all other symptoms

If staff are exposed to Covid, may remain at work if no symptoms are present. If test is positive, may return after 24 hrs. with no fever (w/o using meds) and other symptoms have improved.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine-isolation.html

School cleaning: Ryan Culver-Director of Maintenance and Custodial/Grounds

Close off areas used by the individuals with COVID-19 (if possible) and wait as long as practical before beginning cleaning and disinfection to minimize potential for exposure to respiratory droplets. Open outside doors and windows to increase air circulation in the area.

Using PPE, cleaning staff should clean and disinfect all areas (e.g., offices, bathrooms, and common areas) used

by the ill persons, focusing especially on frequently touched surfaces.

If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned first prior to disinfection.

In addition, the following precautions are being taken:

Hand sanitizing stations are being added throughout buildings.

Washable masks and disposable masks were donated (for those who wish to use one).

Disassembly/removal of traditional drinking fountains. Use of water bottle fill stations only.

Spray bottles and disinfectant available in every classroom.

Fog classrooms every week.

Cleaning of restrooms 2-3 times per day.

No-touch thermometers have been purchased for office areas (may purchase more as needed).

Rubber gloves are available in every classroom and office

Face shields are available for staff use

Gooding Elementary School

Safety Precautions Green/Yellow

Guidance for Parents/Families of COVID Classroom Practices

Green/Yellow/Red

Face coverings are encouraged for students in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained. Please note, this is individual choice, including for staff.

Instructional staff may require face coverings in the classroom

based on the appropriateness for the grade level and/or activity. Mask breaks will be provided if this is the case. Considerations will be made for students who provide documentation from a physician stating that the wearing of a face covering is a health risk for that individual.

It has been recommended that staff will wear face coverings working with a student at

a closer distance than 6 feet. Again, this is an individual choice. A teacher may need to remove the mask if teaching something that students must be able to see your mouth for.

Washable face masks have been purchased for all staff and students for this upcoming school year. Students and staff will be provided new masks weekly.

Hand sanitizer dispensers will be mounted on the wall in every classroom alcove throughout the district. In addition, a bottle of hand sanitizer will be placed and always available in each room. Teaching students the importance of proper hand washing

and sanitizing will be a priority for teachers, and reviewed often. Students will be required to wash hands with soap and water before eating.

Classroom devices will be labeled and assigned to individual students to use in the classroom. Devices will be sanitized frequently.

Precautions will be taken by teachers by disinfecting any school supplies that students may need to share between uses.

Schools will minimize the sharing of materials from student to student.

Water fountains will not be used it is highly encouraged that parents send a water bottle to school with their child daily.

Birthdays and holidays can be celebrated, however treats must be store bought and handed out by the classroom teacher.

There will be disinfectant spray placed in each classroom for teachers to use to wipe down surfaces as needed throughout the day.

Classroom furniture will be arranged to allow for the most social distancing possible. This includes desks, tables, and all other furniture.

Social Emotional Learning (CORE Essentials) lessons/discussions will be intentionally

incorporated into classrooms at all color levels, to work with students on self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making.

Digital citizenship will be a focus, with teachers communicating expectations and helping students learn to be respectful and safe when using digital devices and working on the internet.

Any recess equipment that has been used will be sanitized after each recess.

We will hold open houses, in a format that limits the number of people in a classroom at any given time.

We will not hold school assemblies, family nights, field trips, concerts and/or performances until further notice.

Specials and Other Services Green

Each section of specials will be shortened by 2 ½ minutes to allow for transitions that limit student traffic in the hallways.

Yellow

Music: Music will be held in the music room, due to the size of the room the students will be socially distanced.

PE: PE will be held outside when possible. PE may be held in the gym and due to the size of the room students will be socially distanced.

Library: Students will attend library specials 1 time per week, limiting the transitions. Library furniture will be re- arranged/removed to allow for social distancing. Library books will be sanitized when returned and before being re-circulated.

Art: Students will attend art specials 1 time per week, limiting the transitions. Art supplies and furniture will be disinfected between uses.

Counseling services will be provided following safety protocols.

Parent volunteers will be allowed at the discretion of the classroom teacher. Nurse Visits

Green/Yellow

Teachers will continue to be provided plastic gloves, bandages, antibiotic ointment, qtips, Vaseline, and cough drops. This will allow for students to bandage small scrapes,

gloss lips, and/or retrieve a cough drop without leaving the classroom or visiting the nurse.

Cafeteria Green

Monday/Wednesday- 1st, 3rd, and 4th grade will utilize the cafeteria for lunch and all other grades will eat in classrooms to allow for social distancing.

Tuesday/Thursday- 2nd, Kindergarten, and 5th grade will utilize the cafeteria for lunch and all other grades will eat in classrooms to allow for social distancing.

Yellow

All students will eat in classroom.     

All students will exit the building at dismissal.

Green/Yellow

Kindergarten will use their own doors.

4th and 5th grade will exit through the playground. All other grades will exit the front of the building.

Red (All Grades)

Kindergarten through 2nd grade students will utilize the SeeSaw and Zoom platforms for online instruction.

3rd-5th grade will utilize Google classroom and Zoom platforms for online instruction.

Teachers will cover new materials, following the school’s pacing

guides to every extent possible. Students will be required to complete and submit work.

Student work will be assessed and grades will be reported.

Teachers will be required to work a brick and mortar schedule, 7:45-3:45 availability to students and families. Teachers will be required to hold a Zoom meeting a minimum of two times per week with their class. Devices will be provided as needed to students.

Gooding Elementary School

Teacher Guidance for COVID Classroom Practices

Green/Yellow/Red

Safety Precautions Green/Yellow

Face coverings are encouraged for students in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained. However, this is an individual choice for each person, including staff. Instructional staff may require face coverings in the classroom based on the appropriateness for the grade level and/or activity. Mask breaks will need to be provided if this is the case. Considerations will be made for staff and students who provide documentation from a physician stating that the wearing of a face covering is a health risk for that individual.

It is recommended that staff will wear face coverings working with a student at a closer distance than 6 feet, but is still an individual choice. Shields will also be provided upon request. A teacher may need to remove the mask if teaching something that students must be able to see your mouth for.

Washable face masks have been purchased for all staff and students for this upcoming school year. Students and staff will be provided new masks weekly. Face shields are also available for staff on a limited basis.

Hand sanitizer dispensers will be mounted on the wall in every classroom alcove throughout the district. In addition, a bottle of hand sanitizer will be placed and always available in each room. Teaching students the importance of proper hand washing and sanitizing will be a necessity. Students will be required to wash hands with soap and water before eating.

Classroom devices will be labeled and assigned to individual students to use in the classroom. Precautions will be taken by teachers by disinfecting any school supplies that students may need to share between uses. This will include manipulatives and classroom supplies like scissors, etc. Schools will minimize the sharing of materials from student to student. Because water fountains will not be used it is highly encouraged that parents send a water bottle to school with their child daily. Birthdays and holidays can be celebrated, however treats must be store bought and handed out by teachers.

There will be disinfectant placed in each classroom for teachers to use to wipe down surfaces as needed throughout the day.

District pacing guides and core curriculum programs will be used as the main guides for providing instruction, to every extent possible.

Classroom furniture will be arranged to allow for the most social distancing possible, while utilizing teaching strategies that best meet students’ needs. This includes desks, tables, and all other furniture.

Schools will communicate with families the school’s plan and any changes for all color levels.

Social Emotional Learning (CORE Essentials) lessons/discussions will be intentionally incorporated into classrooms at all color levels, to work with students on self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making.

Digital Citizenship: There will be a focus on communicating expectations and helping students learn to be respectful and safe when using digital devices and working on the internet.

We will hold open houses, in a format that limits the number of people in a room at a given time.

We will not hold school assemblies, family nights, field trips, concerts and performances, etc. until further notice.

Specials and Other Services Green

Each section of specials will be shortened by 2 ½ minutes to allow for transitions that limit student traffic in the hallways.

Yellow

Music: Music will be held in the music room, due to the size of the room the students will be socially distanced.

PE: PE will be held outside when possible. PE may be held in the gym and due to the size of the room students will be socially distanced.

Library: Students will attend library specials 1 time per week, limiting the transitions. Library furniture will be re-arranged/removed to allow for social distancing. Library books will be sanitized when returned and before being re-circulated.

Art: Students will attend art specials 1 time per week, limiting the transitions. Art supplies and furniture will be disinfected between uses.

Counseling services will be provided following safety protocols.

Parent volunteers will be allowed at the discretion of the classroom teacher.

Nurse Visits Green/Yellow 

Teachers will continue to be provided plastic gloves, bandages, antibiotic ointment, q-tips, Vaseline, and cough

drops. This will allow for students to bandage small scrapes, gloss lips, and/or retrieve a cough drop without leaving the classroom or visiting the nurse.

Cafeteria

Lunch and recess will be 45 minutes, 15 minutes for lunch in the classroom and 30 minutes for recess and teacher lunch time.

Green

Monday/Wednesday- 1st, 3rd, and 4th grade will utilize the cafeteria for lunch and all other grades will eat in classrooms to allow for social distancing.

Tuesday/Thursday- 2nd, Kindergarten, and 5th grade will utilize the cafeteria for lunch and all other grades will eat in classrooms to allow for social distancing.

Yellow

All students will eat in their classroom.

Exiting the building at dismissal Green/Yellow

Kindergarten will use their own doors.

4th and 5th grade will exit through the playground. All other grades will exit the front of the building. Red

Kindergarten through 2nd grade students will utilize the SeeSaw and Zoom platforms for online instruction. 3rd– 5th grade will utilize Google classroom and Zoom platforms for online instruction. Teachers will cover new materials, following the school’s pacing guides to every extent possible. Students will be required to complete and submit work. Grades will be assessed and reported. Teachers will be required to work their brick and mortar schedule. Teachers will be required to hold a Zoom meeting a minimum of two times per week with their class. Devices will be provided as needed to students.

Gooding Middle School

Teacher Guidance for COVID Practices

Green/Yellow/Red

Safety Precautions Green/Yellow

Face coverings are encouraged for students and staff in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained. However, this is an individual choice for each person. Instructional staff may require face coverings in the classroom based on the appropriateness for the class and/or activity. Mask breaks will need to be provided if this is the case. Considerations will be made for staff and students who provide documentation from a physician stating that the wearing of a face covering is a health risk for that individual.

It is recommended that staff wear face coverings working with a student at a closer distance than 6 feet, but is each individual’s choice. Shields will also be provided upon request. A teacher may need to remove the mask if teaching something that requires students to see their mouth for proper instruction (i.e. foreign language, etc.).

Washable face masks have been purchased for all staff and students for this upcoming school year. Students and staff will be provided new masks weekly. Face shields are also available for staff on a limited basis.

Hand sanitizer dispensers will be mounted on the wall outside every classroom throughout the school. In addition, a bottle of hand sanitizer will be placed and always available in each room. Students will be taught the importance of proper respiratory etiquette and hand washing; sanitizing will be a necessity. There will be disinfectant placed in each classroom for teachers to use to wipe down surfaces. Surfaces will be wiped down at the end of each period before students move to their next class. Students will be required to wash hands with soap and water before eating.

Breakfast will be served in advisory classrooms and lunch will be staggered. Students will be allowed to eat lunch outside and in other areas of the building to enable more social distancing.     

Teachers will disinfect any school supplies that students may need to share between uses. This will include Chromebooks and classroom supplies like scissors, calculators, etc. Schools will minimize the sharing of materials from student to student.

Classroom furniture will be arranged to allow for the most social distancing possible while utilizing teaching strategies that best meet students’ needs. This includes desks, tables, and all other furniture. Where possible, all students will face the same direction while in class.

Water fountains will not be used; it is highly encouraged that parents send a water bottle to school with their child daily. Directional arrows will be used to direct traffic in the halls. Student will not be allowed to gather in hallways before, after, or during school hours. Before school, students will report to their advisories. During school, students will walk on the right hand side of hallways and not be allowed to loiter. After school, students will be directed to exit the building promptly.

District pacing guides and core curriculum programs will be used as the main guides for providing instruction to every extent possible. Each classroom will have on online learning component for students and parents to access both in and outside of school.

We will not have school assemblies and mass gatherings of people will be limited. Red

We will limit the number of students allowed in the building to our highest need students (ie. Special Education, EL, RTI).

Teachers will keep their class schedules and students will attend classes remotely.

Safety Precautions Green/Yellow

Masks are required.

Gooding High School

Teacher Guidance for COVID Classroom Practices

Green/Yellow/Red

Face coverings are encouraged for students and staff in situations where social distancing cannot

be maintained. However, this is an individual’s choice, including staff. Instructional staff may require face coverings in the classroom based on the appropriateness for the class and/or activity. Mask breaks will need to be provided if this is the case. Considerations will be made for staff and students who provide

documentation from a physician stating that the wearing of a face covering is a health risk for that individual.

It is recommended that staff will wear face coverings working with a student at a closer

distance than 6 feet, but again, this is an individual choice for each person. Shields will also be provided upon request. A teacher may need to remove the mask if teaching something that students must be able to see your mouth for. Washable face masks have been purchased for all staff and students for this upcoming school year. Students and staff will be provided new masks weekly. Face shields are also available for staff on a limited basis.

Hand sanitizer dispensers will be mounted on the wall outside every classroom throughout the school. In addition, a bottle of hand sanitizer will be placed and always available in each room. Teaching students the importance of proper hand washing and sanitizing will be a necessity. Students will be required to wash hands with soap and water before eating.

Precautions will be taken by teachers by disinfecting any school supplies that students may need to share between uses. This will include chrome books, classroom supplies like scissors, calculators, etc.

Schools will minimize the sharing of materials from student to student.

Water fountains will not be used it is highly encouraged that parents send a water bottle to school with their child daily.

There will be disinfectant placed in each classroom for teachers to use to wipe down

surfaces. Surfaces will be wiped down at the end of each period before students move to their next class

District pacing guides and core curriculum programs will be used as the main guides for providing instruction, to every extent possible.

Classroom furniture will be arranged to allow for the most social distancing possible, while utilizing teaching strategies that best meet students’ needs. This includes desks, tables,

and all other furniture. Where possible all students will face the same direction while in class. We will limit school assemblies and mass gatherings of people.

Directional arrows and retractable barricades will be used to direct traffic in the halls. Release to breakfast and lunch will be staggered.

Red

We will limit the number of students allowed in the building to our highest need students ie. Special Education, EL, RTI. Teachers will keep their schedule and students will attend class remotely at the times of their regularly scheduled classes. Masks are required.

SECONDARY RETURN TO MUSIC PLAN

This has been one of the most difficult years to plan for. Many things have continued to change day by day. Thank you for your outreach, concern, and patience as our team has worked to develop appropriate plans for the school year. Thank you to all of our student leaders, parent volunteers, and administrators for their hard work and continued guidance. The following protocols are designed to keep our students, staff, and volunteers safe while participating in performing music activities.

Assumption of the risk and waiver of liability relating to coronavirus form must be signed/agreed upon by all secondary music students and parents/guardians of performers who wish to participate in a music performing ensemble during the 2020-2021 season. This form can be completed on CutTime.

Student performers will provide their own hydration source and will not share hydration sources. Gooding Schools will not provide water bottles, water tanks, and/or jugs.

Performers, directors, and AMP (Association of Music Parents) volunteers alike will wash/sanitize their hands on a frequent basis during the day, practices, and events.

Hand sanitizing stations will be provided at various convenient locations by the Gooding School District, for use by all performers, directors, and AMP volunteers.

In the event that a performer, director, or AMP volunteer is feeling ill it is recommended by the Gooding School District that the individual stay home and not return to practices & events until that person is feeling well again.

In the event that a performer, director, or AMP volunteer individual tests positive for COVID-19, then that person shall not return to practices or events until released by a medical professional for return.

Performers, directors, and AMP volunteers are encouraged to wear an appropriate mask while participating in all performing music classes, practices, rehearsals, and performances. The level of this requirement is further determined by the current stage outlined in the GSD Reopening-Closure Protocol document.

GREEN– Mask required while singing or playing/being near someone playing a wind instrument in an indoor space.

YELLOW– Mask required at all times while participating in performing activities.

RED– No physical contact. School/district may close for full distance learning if there is substantial community spread. Small groups may be allowed at school; masks are required.

We encourage all performers, directors, and AMP volunteers to maintain appropriate social distancing in accordance with the most current guidelines.

Directors, AMP volunteers, and performers will sanitize equipment on a daily basis.

Gooding Senators Music program will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and modify all plans and guidelines. **This document is subject to change according to future guidelines from the Gooding School District, IMEA, IHSAA, and NFHS.

A personal note from Director Tilley,

Like many of our leaders, I am doing my best at navigating through a lot of uncertainty. I will continue to work on several logistical issues and remain committed to transparent communications with students and families. There is a lot of information circulating about the safety of music and schools reopening. This information can be overwhelming and continues to change on a daily basis. It has left me feeling, at times, like I tried to drink from a fire hose! The above protocols were designed to keep our students, staff, and volunteers safe while participating in performing music activities. I want our schools to remain open and music performance to be an opportunity available to our students.

In addition to this, I am at an increased risk of illness due to my medical history. My personal wellness is a priority. When I am home recovering from illness, I am not at school teaching music to our kids. Please keep this in mind when your student is not feeling well.

Due to all the information this topic has become one of, if not the most, polarizing topic of our lifetime.

While much is uncertain, I do know that- with school beginning- there will be students who need an education. It is my mission to continue providing educational opportunities to students through music.

If you have ideas or thoughts on ways to ensure a successful start to the school year please send them to us at music@goodingschools.org. I strongly encourage you to reach out to us if you have questions or concerns. Thank you for your continued support of music in our community!

Mitchell Tilley

Mitchell Tilley

Director of Music Gooding School District

Resource Document Links:

https://gsd231.org/images/stories/Resources/SchoolBoard/AgendaItems/2020-July/GSD_Reopening-

Closure_Protocol.pdf

https://www.idahomusiced.org/covid.php

GOODING CHILD NUTRITION CONTINGENCY MEAL SERVICE PLAN

Health and safety measures are in effect for all Child Nutrition Staff, such as daily temperature checks, protocols for isolation, and access to and maintenance of PPE, etc.

ELEMENTARY:

Breakfast in the classroom:

PPE equipment is available & accessible in all classrooms (gloves, masks, sanitizer)

All breakfast foods/items are pre-packaged to maintain food safety and reduce the spread of germs.

Breakfast is delivered to classrooms, by the child nutrition team at 7:30 am each day.

Students will wash and sanitize hands prior to meal service.

Students must select 3 different food items (ONE item must be a fruit or a juice)

Classroom Management:

Classroom Breakfast Station: Teachers serve breakfast foods/items to students, maintaining social distancing of 6ft between students waiting in line, Or

Teachers place reimbursable meal on each desk and students remain seated, 

Service: Students enter breakfast station (one-at-a-time) and return to their desk prior to the next student being released for breakfast, Or

Students pick up breakfast in small groups, from the breakfast station, maintaining socialdistancing of 6 ft.

Students place trash in designated trash bag.

Students clean and sanitize their desk after eating.

Classroom teachers enter the number of students selecting a reimbursable meal into Powerschool when entering daily attendance.

Garbage & breakfast transport containers are placed in the hallway, outside their classroom door no later than 8:30am.

Garbage and transport containers are removed from hallway by janitorial & child nutrition staff before morning recess

Breakfast transport containers are washed and sanitized daily

Transport equipment (Carts, dolly’s, etc) are sanitized upon return to the kitchen

Social Distanced Lunch:

GREEN:

Arrival to cafeteria will be staggered: Lunch and recess will be 45 minutes, 15 minutes for lunch in the classroom and 30 minutes for recess and teacher lunch time

All students will continue to eat lunch in their classrooms.

School staff monitor arrival and dismissal to curtail congregating and ensure students go straight to lunch and out to recess; or from their classroom straight to recess.

School staff will monitor students while in the cafeteria to ensure social distancing

Sanitizing stations are located at all cafeteria entrances

Students will be expected to follow campus guidelines for cafeteria procedures.

Social distancing floor/seating visual aids are used to direct foot traffic and maintain social distancing

Disposable serving trays and packaged silverware is used in place of traditional serving ware.

Self-service bars & condiment stations are discontinued.

All foods/items are pre-packaged and served/handed to students by child nutrition staff

Students be offered two meal service options hot food entrée/cold food entree

Students must select 3 different food components (ONE must be a fruit or a vegetable or combination of both)

Once a reimbursable meal is selected, students proceed through the cashier station.

Plexiglass for protection has been installed at cashier station with a contactless point of service.

Students will be seated according to cafeteria seating plan consistent with social distancing guidelines

Cafeteria tables are cleaned and sanitized between serving periods

All Serving lines and high-touch surfaces are sanitized between serving periods

Yellow: All students will eat in their classroom

Red: Mobile Feeding & Curbside Pickup

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Breakfast Service Dining in Classroom

Breakfast will be delivered to each Middle School Classroom after first period.

Students will wash and sanitize hands prior to meal service.

All breakfast foods/items are pre-packaged

Students must select 3 different food items (ONE item must be a fruit or a juice)

Once students have selected a reimbursable meal, they will be included in the daily meal count    

Breakfast Delivery Carts are sanitized between each classroom’s meal service.

Transport equipment (Carts, dolly’s, etc) are sanitized upon return to the kitchen

Lunch Service with Cafeteria Dining

Staggered release (one classroom at a time).

Arrival & dismissal times are staggered

School staff monitor arrival and dismissal to curtail congregating and ensure students go straight to lunch and out to recess; or out to recess and straight in to lunch.

School staff will monitor students while in the cafeteria to ensure social distancing

Sanitizing stations are located at all cafeteria entrances

Students will be expected to follow campus guidelines for cafeteria procedures.

Social distancing floor/seating visual aids are used to direct foot traffic and maintain social distancing

Disposable serving trays and packaged silverware is used in place of traditional serving ware.

Self-service bars & condiment stations are discontinued.

All foods/items are pre-packaged and served/handed to students by child nutrition staff

Students are offered two meal service options hot food entrée/cold food entrée

Students must select 3 different food components (ONE must be a fruit or a vegetable or combination of both)

Once a reimbursable meal is selected, students proceed through the cashier station.

Plexiglass for protection has been installed at cashier station with a contactless point of service.

Students will be seated according to cafeteria seating plan consistent with social distancing guidelines

Additional spaces and outdoor eating spaces will be utilized

Cafeteria tables are cleaned and sanitized between serving periods

All Serving lines and high-touch surfaces are sanitized between serving periods

HIGH SCHOOL

Multi Kiosk Breakfast Service with Social Distancing Dining Staggered release (one classroom at a time).

School staff help monitor students to curtail congregating and ensure students go straight to/from breakfast/classroom and ensure students maintain social distancing according to visual signage.

Students will wash and sanitize hands prior to meal service.

Students are dismissed from the classroom and pick up breakfast from child nutrition staff at breakfast kiosk

Breakfast Kiosks are set up according to entrée options in Multi-purpose room

All breakfast foods/items are pre-packaged

Students must select 3 different food items (ONE item must be a fruit or a juice)

Once students have selected a reimbursable meal, students can utilize multi-purpose area, commons, additional & outdoor spaces for dining.

Breakfast Kiosks are sanitized through serving period

Transport equipment (Carts, dolly’s, etc.) are sanitized upon return to the kitchen

Lunch Service with Cafeteria Dining

Staggered release (one classroom at a time).

Arrival & dismissal times are staggered

School staff monitor arrival and dismissal to curtail congregating and ensure students go straight to lunch and out to recess; or out to recess and straight in to lunch.

School staff will monitor students while in the cafeteria to ensure social distancing

Sanitizing stations are located at all cafeteria entrances and multi-purpose room

Students will be expected to follow campus guidelines for cafeteria procedures.

Social distancing floor/seating visual aids are used to direct foot traffic and maintain social distancing

Students enter the cashier station.

Plexiglass for protection has been installed at cashier station with a contactless point of service.

Disposable serving trays and packaged silverware is used in place of traditional serving ware.

Self-service bars & condiment stations are discontinued.

All foods/items are pre-packaged and served/handed to students by child nutrition staff

Students are offered two meal service options hot food entrée/cold food entrée from designated meal service stations.

Students must select 3 different food components (ONE must be a fruit or a vegetable or combination of both)

Students will be seated consistent with social distancing guidelines. Additional spaces and outdoor eating spaces will be utilized

Cafeteria tables are cleaned and sanitized between serving periods

All Serving lines and high-touch surfaces are sanitized between serving periods

Documented appropriate standard operating procedures can be found in the Child Nutrition Procedure Manual.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This Institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Gooding School District Athletics COVID-19 Protocols and Return to Play Plan & Guidelines

Assumption of the risk and waiver of liability relating to coronavirus form must be signed/agreed upon by all athletes and parents/guardians of athletes who wish to participate in athletics during the 2020- 2021 seasons. This form can be completed on registermyathlete.com

Student athletes will provide their own hydration source and will not share hydration sources. Gooding Schools will not provide water bottles, water tanks, and/or jugs. (exception; football due to players not being able to leave field on a timeout to retrieve water bottles)

Athletes, coaches, and other staff alike will wash/sanitize their hands on a frequent basis during the day, practices, and events.

Entrances and exits for visiting and home teams will be designated as follows; visiting teams will enter through the north side of the gym and will enter the locker area using the north stairs. Home teams will enter through the south main entrance door and use the south stairs to enter the locker area.

All spectators/fans must leave the playing areas immediately after the games. No gatherings of individuals on or around the playing areas will be allowed.

Signage for general COVID-19 preventative practices will be posted near the entrances of all athletic facilities.

Hand sanitizing stations will be provided at various convenient locations by Gooding School District, for use by all athletes, coaches, support staff and fans.

In the event that a student-athlete, coach, or support staff is feeling ill it is recommended by Gooding School District that individual stay home and not return to play/coach until he/she is feeling well again. 

In the event that an athlete, coach, or support staff individual tests positive for COVID-19, he/she shall not return to practices or events until released by a medical professional for return.

Masks are recommended, but not required by GSD.

We encourage all fans and spectators to maintain social distancing in accordance to the 6 ft. rule.

Coaches and support staff will sanitize equipment on a daily basis.

Masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer will be provided to game help operators i.e., clock operators, ticket takers, if they so desire to use those PPE items.

Concessions will not have any self-serve areas, and will be hiring part time staff to operate concessions. Food will be prepared for “just in time” service. All condiments and utensils will be prepackaged. There will be signage for social distancing, and hand sanitizing stations for patrons upon arrival at the order window of concessions.

GSD athletics will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and modify all plans and guidelines

based on the State of Idaho’s Rebound plan and the IHSAA and NFHS guidelines.

Basketball

No fans visiting or home will be allowed.

Games will be video streamed live via sportscope livestream platform. There will be a $6 charge per game to watch the livestream.

No students will be allowed at home games, unless they are “essential personnel” i.e., team managers, players, stats, concessions help, ext…

During basketball practice coaches will help in promoting social distancing and hand sanitizing throughout practice.

Non-contact drills during practice are recommended.

Cheerleading

Cheerleaders will social distance as much as possible.

Stunting and tumbling activities will be limited.

Only 5 cheerleaders will be permitted on the baseline for basketball games.

No fans will be allowed.

Cheerleaders will not travel to away games to limit exposure and total numbers at events.

Wrestling

Home wrestling events will be live streamed via sportscope. There will be a $6 charger per wrestling event.

No visiting fans will be allowed at any home wrestling events.

During wrestling practice, coaches will do their best to insure regular sanitation and opportunities for wrestlers to wash their hands frequently during practice.

Transportation

Parents/legal guardians, and only them, may choose to transport their child to away games/events.

Must complete liability waiver on registermyathlete (it is now uploaded and ready to go)

The parent/legal guardian must sign them in when they get to the away contest location with a hired school district coach.

If the parent/legal guardian does not sign them in, they will not be allowed to play.

There will be bus transportation provided for others that need it. Masks and social distancing on buses is recommended.

**Subject to change according to future guidelines from the IHSAA and the State of Idaho

 

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Transportation Covid-19 Plan

Gooding Jt. School District will implement and maintain social distancing practices on school buses to the maximum extent practicable. The following methods will be used to achieve such social distancing.

The CDC recommends that school districts modify the manner students are seated on a school bus such that students who reside in the same household are seated together in the same seat/row. Student loading will be done back to front and unloading front to back in an orderly manner. For example, the students in the first seat will exit first, followed by the second seat, etc.

In order to keep school bus services convenient for many families’ appropriate face coverings/mask will now be required on school buses. Face coverings must cover their nose and mouth at all times while on the school bus. Many of our route buses are transporting for thirty to sixty minutes creating the inability to social distance the way we can in the school buildings and classrooms.

b1. Those students who have a medical contraindication to wearing a face covering, may request an accommodation, such as a face shield. The decision to recognize an exemption or accommodation will be made “on a case-by-case basis.” Students who had made a request for an exemption or accommodation that is denied, must wear a face covering that is in compliance with district requirements.

b2. If students do not have appropriate face coverings/masks at the time of bus loading, the bus driver will provide them with a face mask. Students need to keep mask in their possession (backpack) in order to have it accessible at the time of bus loading.

In the event the Gooding School District moves to a level Green, face covering/mask will not be required but will remain strongly recommended.

Hand sanitizer will be available on each bus. Students will need to sanitize before taking a seat.

Buses will be sanitized daily.

For extracurricular activities, all students and coaches will be required to have a face covering before boarding the bus if social distancing cannot occur.

Please encourage your student to assist their bus driver in following these social distancing and sanitizing practices. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ali Stolzman, Transportation Director, at (208) 934-4321 ext. 3380.

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