COVID-19 Addendum 2021 - 22

Safety will always be HSC’s first priority for our entire community, including students, parents, staff, and the broader community. We will follow all mandates given by Jefferson County Public Schools, Jefferson County Health Department, Colorado Department of Education, and State Directives from the Governor, as they are given. 

We have prioritized two areas in which to keep our school community safe: 
Cleaning
Commitment

Providing a quality education, including taking care of the whole student, is also our priority. Our decisions have been made with careful consideration for all students and staff as we move forward with this school year. As this situation evolves we will make the needed adjustments based on case numbers, Jeffco's policies, and the policies of our parent school, Woodrow Wilson Academy. 

Please review our current COVID-19 policies and preventions below. For any questions please email cminshull@wwahomeschool.org.

 

 

New Regulations, including Mask Usage and Cleaning

  • 3' social distancing will be practiced to the fullest level possible throughout the building..

  • Enhanced cleaning will be implemented throughout the building during the day and in the evenings.  Common touch places such as handrails, light switches, door knobs, and bathrooms will be cleaned regularly throughout the day.

    • Gloves will be provided for cleaning/disinfecting/sanitizing surfaces or objects.

  • Increased hand washing throughout the day, and when not possible, hand sanitizer will be used

    • Hand washing/sanitizer times throughout the school day will be implemented including, but not limited to: entering/exiting the building, entering/exiting classrooms, before/after eating, before/after recess, and after coughing/sneezing/blowing nose.

    • Additional handwashing stations have been purchased in areas where sinks are not readily available. 

  • Use of Masks by Students and Staff

    • Masks are an important mitigation tool and are highly recommended for all students and staff.

    • Students and staff will be required to wear masks in any public area of the building as they are moving from one location to another (e.g. from their car to their classroom, using a restroom, switching between classrooms, going to recess, etc.).

    • Once a student is in their classroom, the student may remove their mask, with exceptions, if necessary, for the health and wellness of certain staff.

    • Each staff member must have a “layer of protection” when next to students or other staff. Layers of protection include: a vaccine, mask, face shield, or 6 feet distance. 

  • Daily Health  Screenings

    • All students and  staff will home screen according to CDPHE guidelines. Guidelines can be found on the document “At Home COVID-19 Symptom Screening Tool for Parents and Staff” provided to families in a beginning of the year email.  

    • Families will be verbally screened at cars before students exit in the morning and enter the school building.  See the Coming In To School section below. 

Coming In To School

Students may arrive at school starting at 9:00am in one of two ways: 

  • Drop Off: Students may arrive at school via the drive through line. They are required to stay in cars until an adult approaches and goes through a verbal screening process.  Students will be required to put on a mask when they  enter the building.

  • There will be no parking in the parking lot this school year  with the exception of families with special needs. (The first day of school will be different, more info to come!)

  • If students are sick,  they will be required to stay home and may not come back to school until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever (without use of fever-reducing medicine), shortness of breath, productive cough, and other symptoms are improving.

Building Access and Usage 

  • No volunteers will access the building during the school day. We will be unable to utilize in-person volunteers at this time, however, we will have many opportunities for you to volunteer from home. Please contact your student’s teacher for projects that can be done throughout the year if you are looking for volunteer opportunities.

  • Visitors and delivery drivers may enter the lobby to drop off items to be delivered to students, sign students in/out of the building, drop off medications, pay fees, and other front desk related tasks, or for pre-arranged meetings with staff.  A mask must be worn at all times.

  • If you would rather check students in and out of school during the day from your car, please pull up to the curb and call the front office at 720-289-9230 and a staff member will meet you at your vehicle.

 

At School

  • After washing their hands, students will walk directly to their classrooms through the front entrance.

  • For information about mask usage, please see the New Regulations section above. 

  • Water Bottles: Students will need to provide their own water bottles as shared drinking fountains will not be utilized. Water bottle fillers will be in operation to refill bottles as needed.

 

Learning

  • We will be utilizing individual student materials for this school year. We will provide individual supply bags again this year for all students. 

  • Computers: students will have an assigned computer in each class that uses them.   All will be sanitized regularly.

  • Students with special needs, including 504 and Health Plans will continue with programming.

  • Field trips, both off campus and in-house for this school year, will occur if guidelines permit. 

 

Snack/Lunch 

  • Students will eat snack in their 1st period classroom and will eat lunch in their 3rd period classroom and/or outside, as possible.

  • Students will bring their snack, lunch, and water bottle from home. 

  • Students will wash their hands before eating. In addition, teachers and/or EAs will be assisting students with clearing their own area in the lower grades.

 

Dismissal and Beyond

  • Students will be individually dismissed from their classrooms at the end of the day. Parents are asked to come through the drive through pick-up line, when directed, drive as far forward as possible (up to the 1st orange cone), remain in their cars, and wait for their child to arrive. Teachers will help students get into their cars safely.

 

Communication

  • WWA will strive to communicate with our community as needed throughout the school year via School Messenger, our website, phone calls and/or text messages. Should there be a change in our school plan, it will be communicated via email. 

    • Please ensure your Jeffco Connect account is up to date and accurate. This will be done during registration (information coming by the end of this week), and should be updated as needed throughout the school year. 

Feeling Sick?

  • If your student has a temperature at or above 100.4°, either discovered at home or at school, the student may not come back to school until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever (without use of fever-reducing medicine).

  • If your student doesn’t feel well during the school day they will be brought to the office where their symptoms will be assessed.

    • If your student’s temperature is below 100.4°, we will guide them into the clinic to take care of their needs.

    • If your student has a temperature at or above 100.4°, the student will be given a mask (if they don’t have one with them) and asked to sit/lay in an  isolation area on a cot.  Parents will be notified to pick up their child as soon as possible.  The student may not return to school until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever (without use of fever-reducing medicine).  

  • For the safety of everyone at HSC, we ask that if your child has any symptoms, including, but not limited to fever, cough, shortness of breath, that you keep your child home until symptoms subside. 

  • If you suspect that you or a family member may have COVID-19 or you have a confirmed case, please let the school know as soon as possible on our “Notify WWA” button located on HSC Student's Corner. 

  • WWA HSC will coordinate with Jefferson County Public Health regarding suspected and confirmed cases within our school.

    • JCPH will determine  a course of action for individual schools on a case-by-case basis. 

    • JCPH has indicated this may include the exclusion of students and staff for an incubation period of 2-5 days, up to 14 days in some cases.