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Okolona School District Return to School Plan

 
Dear Staff, Parents and Community 
 
Okolona Municipal Separate School District has developed a Safe Return to in Person Instruction and Continuity of Service Plan for the 2021-2022 School Year
 
     
ACADEMIC PROGRAMMING
Students will return to school on August 6th, 2021
Students will return to traditional five days of face-to-face instruction
Provide After School Program and Summer School instruction to help with learning loss
Hire additional personnel (Chief Academic Officer, supplemental teachers,
interventionists)
Provide instructional coaches for teacher and administrator support
Approval through an application process and sufficient internet access is required for
virtual only class
Issue chrome books to students and teachers for virtual or distance learning
Use Canvas to monitor students’ progress
Provide parental feedback at the school level
 
                                                                  OPERATIONS
School personnel will check student and staff temperature daily upon arrival
Require family members to sit together on buses
Masks will be required by students and all personnel
Clean/disinfect building surfaces and high touch objects frequently
Sanitize the bus after morning and afternoon routes each day
Clean/disinfect buses after each route
Follow the current Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Mississippi State
Department of Health (MSDH) guidelines for providing meals to students
Use school board approved school calendar for 2021-2022
Follow guidelines and best practices for cleaning and sanitizing the buildings
                                                            COMMUNICATIONS
The Okolona School District will utilize Remind, Canvas, district’s website and School Status to help communicate health and safety issues or necessary changes to the district’s regular operating schedule
Use various resources to educate students and their families on proper personal hygiene and sanitation practices
                                                          HEALTH AND SAFETY
Provide ongoing professional development for all school staff
Collaborate with Mental Health agencies
Provide educational materials and resources to address social, emotional, mental
health, and other needs of students and staff
Provide access to support services (Behavioral Specialist and Counselors)
Water fountains will not be available for use. Students and Faculty be encouraged to
bring their own water bottles
Replace outdated HVAC systems
Add bipolar ionization devices to all HVAC units
Replace windows as needed
Recommend self-screening at home by both students and staff
Check student and staff temperature daily upon arrival
Clean/disinfect buildings and high touch surfaces/objects frequently
Clean/disinfect buses after each route
Adhere to CDC and MSDH mask guidelines/recommendations
Provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Implement multiple social distancing strategies for large gatherings
(extracurricular/events) based on the CDC and Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) guidelines
                                                         TECHNOLOGY
All grade levels will utilize Canvas for both Face-To-Face and Virtual Instruction
Provide devices and software to enhance in-person and virtual learning
Conduct Needs Assessments quarterly

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