Fort Thomas School District has prepared a comprehensive plan to mitigate risk of exposure to COVID19 in our district. FTUSD has based our plan and any updates on CDC, AZ Department of Health, AZ Department of Education Guidelines, Graham County and Tribal Health Departments.
In Person Learning Overview:
Four days a week; Monday - Thursday
After school remediation 3:00 - 4:00
Social distancing is expected
Enhanced cleaning and safety protocols
Face coverings are recommended
Elementary grade levels stay together at recess
Minimal sharing of materials
All students will have a district-provided laptop
Electives/specials will observe social distancing and safety protocols
Modified breakfast and lunch schedule
May participate in extracurricular activities and high school athletics, following safety measures
Social and emotional support to promote student, staff and family wellness
Before leaving home
A parent will check their child for any symptoms that would prevent them from attending/remaining at school.
If symptoms, please keep the child home and contact school.
Parents, when able, please wait with your child to help ensure social distancing at the bus stop.
Parents will be required to pick up their student if not riding home on the student's scheduled bus (no bus notes).
Social distancing will be expected.
Face coverings will be recommended
Student transitions will be minimized; teachers will transition rooms, as much as possible.
At elementary recess, grade levels will stay together and limit sharing of equipment
The social and emotional needs of our students and employees continues to be a priority and will be a focus for the 2021-2022 school year.
In the classroom
Desks will be physically distanced and facing forward.
To the greatest extent possible, materials will not be shared.
Electives/specials will observe classroom social distancing and safety protocols.
The district will have a 1:1 technology environment.
Small group instruction will utilize sneeze guards.
Class groupings will be spaced apart in the cafeteria/classroom.
Additional lunch periods will be added to allow for social distancing.
Increased staff has been hired this school year to support student educational and emotional needs.
In-school interventions and special education services will continue.
After school remediation will continue.
If parents are unable to be in person for student meetings, online video or phone conferences will be used. Please ensure the school has current phone numbers and email addresses.
Athletics and extracurriculars
High school athletics will follow AIA-recommended guidelines.
School events/field trips will be in person following health guidelines. When appropriate, virtual or modified participation will be offered.
Additional Safety Measures:
Require all students and staff to frequently wash their hands at regular intervals throughout the day with both soap and water and hand sanitizer.
No outside visitors or volunteers except for the safety and well-being of students.
Parents will report to the front office and not go beyond unless it is for the safety or well-being of their child.
Must follow all safety protocols.
Intensify Cleaning and Disinfection and Maintenance
Surfaces will be cleaned regularly throughout the school day, including bathrooms, playground, and touchpoint areas.
Change air filters regularly
Ensure additional support at school sites for cleaning and disinfecting protocols.
Person will be isolated in a designated area until determined by the nurse/health department proper course of action.
Parents may be called to pick up students from school and need to follow nurse/health department recommendations.
Training and signage
Training will be provided for all employees, students and parents on the expected safety protocols.
Signage will be posted and visible throughout the campus.