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Avilla R-VIII Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan (SRCSP)

June 14, 2021

Avilla R-VIII Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan (SRCSP)

School Year Starting August 25, 2021

Reviewed at the 6/21/2021 Avilla BOE General Meeting

At home before school:

Families are asked to screen your students at home for any concerning COVID symptoms prior to getting on the school bus or coming to school. Symptoms to watch for are:

- Cough

- Fever of 100 degrees or higher

- Shortness of breath

- Chills

- Muscle aches

- Sore throat

- New loss of taste or smell

- Vomiting / Diarrhea

If your student is experiencing any of these symptoms, we ask that you please remain home and consult your student’s primary care physician.


School buses:

We are running complete bus routes and welcome students to ride each day. Each bus will have a seating chart and will be loaded back to front.


Day to day class activities:

Teachers will attempt to arrange their classrooms to allow for social distancing when possible. We understand there will be times when this is not possible so the following measures will be taken in classrooms each day:

- All areas of the campus are mask friendly and if staff or students wish to wear a mask, they are more than welcome to do so.

- Sanitation of desks and high touch surfaces will be completed multiple times throughout the school day. In classes that switch each hour, desks will be sanitized between each class.

- We will avoid having students share materials in class and when this is impossible, materials will be sanitized before being shared with another student (ex. calculators)


Students who become ill at school:

If a student becomes ill at school or shows any of the above mentioned symptoms, they will be sent home to self-monitor with recommendations to call their primary care physician. If a student or staff member is exhibiting concerning symptoms, they may return to school once they are symptom free for 24 hours or receive a note from a doctor.


Students and staff members with possible COVID:

We will be working closely with the Local Public Health Authority (LPHA) to manage any possible cases of COVID. If we receive confirmation from the LPHA there is a student or staff member in our building with COVID, we will assist them in contact tracing and LPHA will be responsible for reaching out to anyone considered a close contact. A close contact is identified as being within 6 ft. or less for 15 minutes or more with a confirmed positive case. The district’s sole source for this confirmation is the LPHA. Therefore, the district will not be able to act on hearsay or “second hand” reports of someone testing positive until the report comes from the LPHA. Any person considered to be “exposed” to the student or staff member will be quarantined as directed by the LPHA and will be able to re-enter school if no symptoms present.

- If a student has confirmed COVID or is placed in quarantine due to being a close contact, instruction will continue in a virtual or paper packet format for those students. Staff members will check in with students throughout their absence and provide feedback via email, Google classroom, phone, etc.


Re-Entry after Illness Guidelines:

Current guidelines reflect the following:

- Positive cases of COVID may return to work/school as directed by the LPHA if they have been fever free for at least 24 hours.

- Individuals placed in quarantine must remain for the duration of the assigned length of time as dictated by the LPHA.

- Notes from doctors are highly recommended when returning.



The bathrooms will be routinely sanitized throughout the school day. We will limit the amount of students in the bathroom at one time and we will ask the line to form out in the hallway to allow for social distancing.


Other considerations: -

- Students should bring a water bottle to school to be filled instead of drinking directly from water fountains. The school is happy to provide a water bottle to anyone who cannot provide their own.

- Students will be encouraged not to congregate at lockers during passing times.

- All classes will have mandatory seating charts which will be turned into the office to assist in contact tracing if needed.

- Visitors to school must seek prior approval from the main office to ensure we are able to maintain our ability to provide contact tracing to the LPHA.
















Mitigation & Prevention Strategies Summary:


Mitigation Strategy

District Plan


Masks allowed

Physical distancing  and cohorting

Social distancing when possible

Mandatory seating charts

Classes will remain in cohorts as much as possible

Hand washing

Students will be frequently reminded to wash hands

Proper hand washing taught and reinforced


The District will practice/teach appropriate Respiratory Etiquette

Tissues will be provided as well as teaching students to cough into the sleeve of your elbow or using a tissue. 

Cleaning and maintaining healthy facilities

Increase cleaning for high-touch surfaces

Contact tracing in combination with isolation and quarantine, in collaboration with the state, local, territorial or Tribal health departments

Contact tracing by the local public health authority (LPHA) with assistance from LEA.  Quarantine and isolation orders from the LPHA

Diagnostic and screening testing

Students and staff with concerning symptoms will be assessed by the nurse and sent home if necessary

Efforts to provide vaccinations to educators, other staff and students if eligible

District communicates opportunities available in the community to become vaccinated if desired

Appropriate accommodations for children with disabilities with respect to the health and safety policies

Accommodations as necessary or as mandated by Individual Education Plan


Plan Continuity of Services:

- The district returned to fully in-person learning in August of 2020 and continues to provide in-person instruction moving forward.

- If there are further interruptions of in-person instruction due to quarantine, isolation, or temporary school closures, the district will continue to provide instruction via distance learning. Students with disabilities will continue receiving services as outlined in their IEP.

- The LEA will continue to provide for the social, emotional, and mental health needs of students and staff during in-person instruction and during any interruptions of in-person instruction by ensuring our at-risk coordinator is available in person and virtually to all students and staff. The guidance counselor will conduct monthly guidance lessons for students in grades K-6 and is available by appointment and small group instruction to all students and staff.


Periodic Revision:

- The LEA will periodically review and revise, if necessary, the SRCSP, no less than every six months.


Understandable Language:

- The SRCSP is available in languages understandable to stakeholders. Stakeholders who need a copy in another language may contact the office.

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