Our protocols and strategies for the 2021-2022 school year have been developed with the #1 goal of keeping our students in school five days a week with minimal disruption due to illness. The following will be in place for at least the first quarter with a re-assessment midway through the first quarter
Optional/recommended as of Feb. 18, 2022. Required on any school transportation.
Families who are not comfortable with their student(s) returning to the classroom may choose our online learni option. This is a full-time blended learning program administered by Franklin School of Opportunity. Students work from home on lessons but will be required to meet in-person 30 minutes per week with District staff. Registration is now closed for this program.
Athletics and Extracurriculars:
The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) is not requiring the COVID-19 mandates that were in place for the 2020-21 season. Student athletes and other extracurricular participants must still wear masks on school transportation.
Building Safety Protocols:
Custodial staff will continue to thoroughly clean and sanitize our buildings with special focus on high-touch surfaces. Other protocols that will be in effect include:
Masks required for all staff, students and visitors; 3-foot physical distancing when possible
Hand sanitizer available in every classroom
Cleaning supplies to sanitize work areas will be available throughout the day
Bottle-filling stations on all water fountains. Students should bring a water bottle to school.
One-way hallways/stairwells when possible
In addition to their daily/weekly checklist, custodial staff to use daily log for facility/restroom cleaning/disinfecting of high touch surfaces using CDC/EPA-approved disinfectants throughout all shifts
HVAC modifications: reduction of recirculated air, increase of outside air supply & installation of higher MERV-rated air filters.
Suspected Illness Protocol:
We will follow these steps if a student or staff member has suspected COVID-19 symptoms or feels ill during the school day:
If a student displays COVID-19 symptoms at school or during work, he/she will immediately report to the building’s health center where they will be assessed by our nurse or health aide. If an employee displays symptoms, he/she would leave work.
The student or employee will leave campus if COVID is suspected and be recommended to seek medical attention.
If a student becomes ill during the school day, a parent/guardian must pick up their child from school.
The custodial team will begin disinfection procedures.
If a person displays a symptom/s of COVID-19 they should be isolated at home and contact their physician to determine if testing is necessary.
All positive cases are to be reported to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) by the physician, testing agency or school district as required.
If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, you must inform your school office. You may return to school/work when the isolation period has been completed. Please report positive COVID cases on our Student COVID Reporting Form. The form will reside on the front page of our website throughout the year.
As of November 1, 2021, the District is following the Ohio Department of Health's Mask to Stay/Test to Play guidelines for students/staff who are direct contacts of someone who has tested positive.
We encourage those who are eligible to consider vaccination. It is the best way to keep our community safe. Options to schedule a shot include: