Reopening Plan 2021-22 (SRCSP)

Last Updated: 6/22/2021 5:28 PM

This information below outlines the plan for the 2021-2022 school year for the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services (SRCPS), American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) funds and submitted to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Please note this plan will be updated and amended based upon current guidance from local, state, and national entities. You can view the plan as a pdf by clicking HERE. 

The Strafford R-VI School District provided full in-person learning throughout the 2020-21 school year. Families were given the opportunity to select virtual learning for their student(s).  

Throughout the 2020-21 school year, the district followed CDC and Greene County Health Department guidelines and updated procedures as guidelines from those entities changed.

This document outlines the plan for the 2021-2022 school year for the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services (SRCPS), American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) funds and submitted to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  Please note this plan will be updated and amended based upon current guidance from local, state, and national entities. 

Our district team will be meeting in late July to review all of the health and safety protocols and will use current CDC, Greene County Health Department, and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, as well as data from the changes made during in-person summer school to guide us in preparing for August. 

 

Mitigation Strategies

Universal & Correct Wearing of Masks

Consistent with CDC and Greene County Health Department guidelines

 

Masks encouraged for non-vaccinated individuals

Physical Distancing

No mitigation

Handwashing & Respiratory Etiquette

Consistent with CDC and Greene County Health Department guidelines

 

Taught & reinforced

 

Sanitizer & tissue provided

Cleaning & Maintaining Healthy Facilities, including improving ventilation

Consistent with CDC and Greene County Health Department guidelines

 

Increased cleaning for high-touch surfaces

 

Individual water bottles encouraged; bottle fillers available in all buildings

Contact Tracing in Combination with isolation & quarantine in collaboration with local and state health departments

Consistent with CDC and Greene County Health Department guidelines

 

Contact tracing from our district nurses

Diagnostic & Screening Testing

Home screening by parents and staff

 

Visual or reported symptom screenings by school staff

 

Testing in many local doctor offices and businesses

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

Partner with local clinic & health department for vaccination opportunities for staff

 

Share information on vaccination clinics available for students

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

Accommodations as necessary or as mandated by Individual Education Plan

 

Layers of Protection for Students/Staff

Our continuation of a safe return will depend on everyone in our community sharing responsibility in our collective health and well-being.

 

Community Responsibilities

  • Follow CDC, state and local guidelines

  • Stay home if sick

  • Serve as models for students
     

Families’ Responsibilities

  • Teach/encourage appropriate handwashing & good hygiene

  • Teach proper way to wear, put on & remove face coverings

  • Talk to child about procedures/protocols they will encounter at school

  • Check for symptoms before children go to school every day

  • Keep children home who are sick or who’ve had close contact to COVID-19

  • If possible, transport children to school in personal vehicle

  • Talk to your child about showing kindness & acceptance to all who might take added precautions

  • Serve as models for students
     

 Staff (includes Substitute Teachers) Responsibilities

  • Trained in COVID-19 safety protocols

  • Check for symptoms before going to school every day

  • Stay home when sick or upon close contact to COVID-19

  • Teach/enforce school/classroom health & safety procedures

    • No sharing materials

    • Regular hand washing/use of hand sanitizer

  • Disinfect classroom/building as scheduled

  • Monitor for potential student sickness throughout day
     

 Student Responsibilities

  • Practice proper and regular handwashing

  • Know, report symptoms to parents, staff

 

Continuity of Services
 

Academics

The Strafford R-VI School District will be continuing in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year. Students will have the opportunity to choose between in-person instruction with the district or to attend virtual instruction through our virtual providers. 

 

Virtual Learning

The Strafford R-VI School District will provide access to virtual (online) coursework for students. Students and families that are interested in virtual coursework should contact the student’s school building office.

 

Virtual Learning for Quarantined Students 

Students excluded due to positive COVID test or exposure and, who are able, can use Google Classroom to continue school. Students will work directly with their teacher(s) to continue completing assignments from home.

 

Nutrition

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it will extend waivers to continue providing free meals to all children under 18 through the next school year. 

 

Financial Implications

We will enact sound fiscal practices and stewardship of taxpayer dollars.

We will procure necessary health and safety supplies.

We will review and revise the district’s technology plan.

 

Periodic Revision

The district will review this plan every six months with input from stakeholders as required by the statute.