• The Hudson City School District would like to thank those who emailed us with questions about the Hudson Ready Back to School Plan. We are reading every email sent to us. In many cases, your questions are very similar and included by category in our FAQ answers. If we missed a topic, we are happy to address it. Some emails were about a specific student or situation, those emails will be answered directly. Please bear with us as we are carefully working though the hundreds of emails we have received over the past few days. We will continue to update FAQs as we receive emails. 

Hudson Ready Back to School Plan - School Calendar

  • Will there be an opportunity for students to visit their schools?

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    Yes, there will be communications coming to families that explain how students can visit their school prior to the start of school. The plans include a virtual Open House with teachers, and an Open Building Day for a quick look around the school. More details will be forthcoming soon from each building principal.

     

     

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  • Why is the District starting school in Hybrid?

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    At the Board of Education meeting on July 27th, we stated that Ohio COVID-19 Risk Levels will be used as a guide for education level transitions, however other factors may be considered when determining our learning models. With the new guidance we received from Summit County Public Health on August 10th, the Hudson City School District Board of Education recommended and passed a resolution to open the school year in the Option 1, Hybrid Model as described in the Hudson Ready Back to School Plan.

    Blue and White Calendar 

     

    The specific recommendations from our local health officials place the All-in option at the highest risk for disease transmission and spread. Therefore, Hudson City Schools will start the school year in the Option 1, Hybrid Model.

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  • How will you teach students if they are quarantined for 14 days?

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    For students in K-5 grade level teachers are creating daily mini-lessons that will be recorded that will be in Google Classroom that students can access and watch if they are at home due to quarantine requirements, or other illness.  The assignments will also be posted in Google Classroom.

    For students in 6-12, assignmnets will be posted in Google classroom, and some instructional lessons may be recorded.  High School students will also have access to sign up for the Writing Lab and Math Lab for virtual appointments.  These labs are staffed by Hudson High School content teachers.

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  • How quickly will the District make transitions between Option 1 learning models?

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    The exact timing of any transition  from in-person to e-learning will be determined based upon guidance from health officials.  A county level color change may not automatically trigger a transition for students and staff.

    The district will continue to actively monitor any/all changes to student attendance requirements by the Ohio Department of Education or the General Assembly to update families accordingly.

    When school is open for in-person, daily student attendance is taken.  If a parent keeps a student at home, the parent/guardian is required to notify the school district of the absence reason.  

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  • Do we have to choose the same option for each child in our family?

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    No, your family can decide which option (Option 1 or 2) best meets the individual needs of each child in your family.

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  • How often does the County re-evaluate the risk levels?

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    The State gathers the data Wednesday to Wednesday. The County color code designations are released on Thursday. 

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  • How will consistency for students be provided when you may be frequently changing between plans?

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    The plans were developed with the intent of ensuring as much consistency as possible between educational models.

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  • If people decide to leave the district, will there be reimbursement for fees, tuition, etc.?

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    At this time, there are no fees assigned to any student except kindergarten tuition. If all day kindergarten families withdraw from the district, all tuition except the deposit, will be refunded the first day of school.

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  • If we ordered PTO supply kits and select Virtual Learning, can we pick up the kits?

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    For Virtual Learning students, we will be communicating the process to pick-up chromebooks and math workbooks and supplies, which would include the PTO supply box. Student in grades 6, 10, 11, and 12 will receive directions about chromebook drop off (old) and pick up of their new iPads.

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  • What dates will school start?

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    School starts for students (families) A-LAZ on August 31st, and September 1st for students (families) LE-Z. This staggered start applies to Option 1-All In and Hybrid.

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  • How will we find out our students' schedules with no building postings?

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    We will be opening Home Access Center the week of August 24, 2020.

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  • Why are Open Houses and Orientations only Zoom sessions and not tours in small groups?

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    We are attempting to reduce contact and visitors to schools. While we would prefer to meet with our parents and students face-to-face for the first time, we are moving forward with caution. 

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  • Why aren't you basing your risk level on Hudson's COVID cases instead of the County's levels?

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    The color designated Risk Levels as established by the Ohio Department of Health are on a county basis.

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  • Why are you considering ALL IN and not Hybrid to start school?

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    The learning model employed to start school will be driven in part by the Risk Level designated by Summit County. At this time (7.31.20), the Summit County Risk level is Orange. Under this risk level, according to the district's plan, Hudson will be All In.

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  • Why is your plan to return at 3' and not 6' social distancing in Option 1 - All in.

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    State Guidelines for Schools issued by the Ohio Department of Health state that school staff should try when possible to maintain 6-foot social distance among students, staff, and volunteers in all school environments...Where social distancing is difficult, face coverings are even more essential. The operations and logistics committee, in the early stages of planning, considered and tested multiple scenarios to achieve 6’ social distancing.  However, because we would potentially need alternative spaces for ⅓ to ½ of our student population, there was both a cost barrier and a staffing barrier in considering this option. 

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  • Did you consider mobile classroom units as an option to achieve 6' social distancing?

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    Yes, the operations and logistics committee in the early stages of planning considered the use of Modular Classroom Units as a means to achieve 6’ social distancing.  However, because we would potentially need these units for ⅓ to ½ of our student population, there was both a cost barrier and a staffing barrier in considering this option.

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  • Will modifications be made to the school plans if needed?

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    With the ever-changing landscape of Covid-19, the plans are being evaluated regularly. The framework of Option 1 and Option 2 will not change. Some procedures may be refined along the way as we learn more.

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  • We are considering Home Schooling. What do we need to do?

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    Home Schooling is facilitated with Natalie Wininger, winingen@hudson.k12.oh.us. There are specific requirements and she will walk you through the process. Students who are homeschooled withdraw from the District.

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  • If we begin the year with Home Schooling would our students be able to return the next trimester?

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    Homeschooled students would need to re-enroll in Hudson City Schools.

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  • How will virtual learning teachers be selected?

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    Virtual learning teachers will be selected based on the appropriate teaching license/certification of subject areas needed.

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  • Will staff be trained on all the new protocols?

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    Yes, all staff will be trained. We adjusted the school calendar so staff has time to have professional training on how students and staff will navigate their school day.

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  • Will there be HCER Before and After School Care?

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    HCER Before and After School Care will be operational with modifications.

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  • Do you have any information about the Six District Compact Programs?

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    Six District Compact programming will be fully available and the intention is to meet every day for students in Option 1 and potentially Option 2.

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Hudson Ready Option -All In, Hybrid, Remote Learning 2.0

  • Are you allowing families to switch assigned groups (Blue or White)?

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    The Blue and White groups by aphabetical last names or families help the district to maintain the numbers of students in the buildings and classrooms to approximately 50%. In addition, scheduling is an important aspect of helping our district to maintain the 6' physical distancing requirements in the Hybrid Model. We are not able switch groups based on requests.

     Blue and White School Calendar

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  • How long will the District stay in the Option 1-Hybrid Model?

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    How long will we remain in the Hybrid Model?

     

    The recommendation from Summit County Public Health states:

    In order to recommend the safe return of all students, SCPH would need to see the majority of the following indicators change:

    1) Sustained declining cases in Summit County for ideally 4-6 weeks;

    2) A move to a yellow- risk status as defined by the Ohio Public Health Advisory System;

    3) Increased testing capacity for youth;

    4) A decrease in hospitalizations, which is a marker for community spread.

     

    While we are still learning about these indicators and determining if we need to adjust the color levels in our plan, for planning purposes, parents should expect that we will remain in Hybrid through September. We will continue to monitor the data being provided by Summit County Public Health and will be prepared to transition to remote learning if the risk level moves to purple or upon the recommendations and guidance of public health authorities.  

     

    Following our Hybrid plan allows for 6’ physical distancing, and will enable students and staff to adjust to new protocols and enable in-person learning while following all the ODH and CDC guidelines and CDC regarding symptom checks, hand washing, disinfecting, and face coverings for all students and staff. Please know that some level of risk will always be present when students and school district employees occupy school district facilities. 

     

    We know that relationships are a bedrock to successful instruction and meaningful learning, and believe these early weeks in Hybrid will allow time for students to form relationships with teachers and classmates in-person. We need to prepare as families and schools that we may need to transition to all-remote learning, if necessary, but even a few weeks of in-person learning could have a profound impact on the educational experience of our students this year. 

     

    Additionally, we know that there are significant mental health stressors for students in an all-remote environment. Again, while it would not be every day, a hybrid model enables students a break from the computer and the opportunity to engage with their peers and teachers in ways that are healthy for them. 

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  • Will students be able to use cubbies and lockers?

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    The procedures for use of cubbies and lockers is being determined by each building.

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  • Will Middle School students still be able to take their assigned classes at the High School?

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    Yes, a middle school student who is scheduled to take classes at the High School will be able to participate as usual.

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  • What physical changes will students see in the classrooms when they return to school?

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    Room re-configurations will likely require desks to be facing in the same direction, with one student per table or desk. In order to maintain social distancing to the greatest degree possible, physical contact will need to be avoided whenever possible. Supplies will no longer be shared except if necessary, such as in a science lab. Supplies will only be shared if they are able to be disinfected between uses. 

    While there will need to be movement from one area of the school to other areas during the day, we are exploring reducing the amount of student movement by having teachers come to the students' homeroom to teach the various subjects in elementary buildings.  In secondary buildings, expectations will be set for students to adhere to social distancing requirements when switching classes to limit contact. Staff will monitor halls and no congregating will be permitted.

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  • What will classrooms look like for social distancing where there are tables instead of desks?

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    Students will be spaced four to a table in classrooms containing tables to accommodate 3ft social distancing.  Students will be spaced two to a table in classrooms containing tables to accommodate 6ft social distancing.  In some classes, desks can be organized, and appropriately spaced, to allow for students to be in square, one student per desk. Additional tables or desks may be needed to accommodate the size of the class.

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  • Will elementary students move from classrooms to specials?

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    At this time, specials will be moving to the main classroom to reduce contact and the need to clean between classes. However, we are seeking ways for students to navigate their school. More information will be coming in the next few weeks.

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  • Will the 4th to 5th grade teams staying together be split by alphabet in Hybrid?

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    Yes, the alphabetic split is balanced, which meets the goal of 50% of students attending in person.

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  • How does Option 1 & Option 2 apply to preschool?

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    The Option 1 plan does apply to preschool students: All-in, 9 students; Hybrid, 9 students; Remote Learning 2.0, no students at school.

    Families with a preschooler with disability (disabilities) wanting Option 2-Virtual Learning should contact Kelly Kempf, Director of Pupil Services, kempf@hudson.k12.oh.us to discuss specialized services. Families choosing Option 2 for preschoolers are opting out of the Hudson Preschool program.

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  • How will you manage kindergarteners using masks and social distancing ?

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    We have been researching how daycare and YMCA facilities have worked and developed techniques with young children of frontline essential workers who have remained in their care throughout the pandemic. We also partner with Akron Children's Hospital for resources. There are developmentally appropriate ways to deliver the lessons to the students that will hopefully make it manageable and not scary.

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  • What is the online schedule going to look like for a first grader?

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    There will be a 2-hour block for instruction in the morning and a 2-hour session in the afternoon, along with access to teacher interventions or small group instruction.

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  • Will Hybrid learning for HHS students be better than it was in the spring?

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    We have made many changes. When in the Hybrid model, students will follow their schedule from home and the classes will be live streamed.

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  • Will half-time and full-time Kindergarten students be graded the same?

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    Yes, this is the current practice and it will continue.

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  • In Hybrid, will K-5 student assignments be posted in Google Classroom?

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    Yes, Google Classroom will be used.

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  • How will children in VLO be monitored compared to their peers in Option 1.

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    In grades K-5, students will be following the same curriculum that follows the same pace as their Option 1 peers. 

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  • Will there be REACH programs for elementary and middle school students?

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    Gifted Services will be provided in Option 1. Grade 3-5 students in Tier l services (Enriched Language Arts) will have scheduled Zoom session (s) with a Gifted Intervention Specialist. Grade 3-5 students in Tier ll and lll services will have differentiated activities and assignments. Math acceleration and placement will remain and students will be placed in their accelerated classes. 

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  • May families opt-in or out of Option 1 or Option 2 more quickly than by the semester or trimester?

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    We are preparing for students to be in either Option 1 or Option 2 for the trimester or semester. Part of the preparation is staffing and making sure we have the staff to support student in these learning environments.

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  • Why didn't you split the students North & South instead of by alphabet and family?

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    By using the alphabet, we were able to objectively split students into two nearly even groups.

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Hudson Ready Option 2- Virtual Learning 100% Online

Special Education

  • Will IEPs continue no matter what Option we are in?

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    We will be providing the specially designed instruction (or special education services) on each student's IEP regardless of the Option that a family selects or the model that the district is in. If we are in Remote Learning 2.0 (purple for Option 1) or if a family selects Option 2 (Virtual Learning), service minutes will be scheduled remotely.

    We are also offering Professional Development for all staff the week of August 24-28 to prepare staff for the upcoming school year.  Two of the professional development sessions that week focus specifically on mental wellness and social emotional supports.

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  • Would you consider allowing building tours for students with anxiety about change?

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    Our Comprehensive Student Services staff (Counselors, School Psychologists, Clinical Counselors, and Health staff) are currently creating or modifying guidance lessons and compiling resources for staff and students, including specific strategies, to support mental wellness as we start back to school. We are also developing resources to share with families/students prior to school starting that will show some of the changes students will be experiencing. We know that when adults and children know what to expect this decreases anxiety. School counselors, social workers, clinical counselors, and administrators are available for student support.

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Safety - Layers of Protection: Masks, Handwashing, Social Distancing

  • What is the most recent guidance from the Ohio Department of Education about Face Masks?

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    The Ohio Department of Education released a new set of guidelines on 8.13.20 regarding the use of face masks in an educational setting. The guidance includes, among other details, the use of face masks on bus stops.

    For more information visit: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/publicorders/DO-K-12-facial-coverings.pdf  

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  • Will you be using desk dividers or safe booths?

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    Summit County Public Health and Akron Children's Hospital do not endorse the use of desk dividers as a first line barrier of defense against the spread of the COVID virus. The dividers do not contain droplets from spreading above or from the sides of the units. However, the Operations Committee field tested various dividers as an additional layer of defense in combination with a mask. The field test concluded that there significant drawbacks to using the dividers on every desk. The borders of the dividers obstructed the students' field of vision, and/or the materials were not clear and impaired the field of vision. In some circumstances, sound was also reduced. The Committee recommended that some tri-fold desk barriers be purchased for each building for use during activities that might take place away from tables or desks. In addition, larger plexiglass dividers will be place in classrooms where students or teachers must interact at a physical distance of less than 3 feet, such as for speech or phonics, where it is critical for students to see facial expressions.

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  • What resources are you using to justify 3' social distancing when in Option 1 - All in?

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    The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly advocates for students to be physically present in school, with 3'- 6' physical distancing between students. Layers of additional safety mitigations are crucial when determining the physical distance. We are REQUIRING OUR STUDENT AND STAFF TO WEAR MASKS. In addition, handwashing will be scheduled throughout the day, as well as hand sanitizer used in the classrooms. 6' social distancing will be used whenever and wherever possible. Students will remain in cohorts as much as possible. In addition, we will be encouraging the use of outdoor spaces for teaching and learning as much as possible. 

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  • Will students and staff be required to wear face coverings?

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    Yes, students and staff will be required to wear face coverings: masks, a bandana, and gators are acceptable. Summit County Public Health will not approve a district's return to school plan with 3' social distancing if masks are not worn.  Medical exemption for face coverings, such as face shields, must be obtained from health care provider and submitted to school clinic staff (students) or HR (staff). Face shields and other measures need to be approved through the face covering appeal process. 

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  • Are there any allowable exceptions to the requirement to wear face coverings?

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    Yes, there is a face covering appeal process. Medical exemption for face coverings needs to be obtained from your health care provider and submitted to the school clinic staff for students, or Human Resources for staff. Face shields and other measures will need to be approved through the appeal process.

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  • Will there be mask breaks for students?

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    Yes, mask breaks are important and must be done safely with appropriate social distancing.

    PreK Students: Masks on buses, in hallways, but not while in seated in class.

    K-5: Masks on buses and while inside the building. Classroom mask breaks will take place when practical, while eating, and when outside with 6' social distancing.

    6-12: Masks on buses and while inside buildings. Mask breaks while eating and outside while practicing 6' social distancing.

    The use of outdoor spaces for teaching and learning is also being encouraged where masks would not be required at 6' social distancing. 

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  • Will any teachers wear masks that have clear coverings?

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    Yes, when teachers are working with students who need to see facial expressions for learning, such as in speech lessons, the teacher may wear a clear face covering and/or use a clear desk divider shield.

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  • Will masks be provided if a student doesn't have one?

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    Yes, a student will be provided a mask if none is available and/or the student loses or misplaces a mask while at school.

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  • How will the district enforce the use of a face covering?

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    The District will work with students and staff to reinforce the importance of wearing a mask to keep each other safe. Masks will be enforced as part of the student dress code.

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Cleaning and Sanitation

  • What daily cleaning routines will take place in the buildings?

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    We are using the Covid-19 cleaning protocols recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Summit County Public Health. There will be disinfectant supplies in every classroom for all high touch surfaces. Cleaning schedules are developed for frequent cleaning of high touch areas in classrooms and throughout the school buildings. The district has purchased 18 additional hydrostatic cleaning devices that will be used to spray areas overnight.

    We are using Vital Oxide in the electrostatic sprayers and TB Quat to disinfect our surfaces.  Purell Surface spray is available in each classroom to clean during the day.  Invirox is also being used to clean surfaces and floors. Sanni-rinse is the product being used to clean lunch tables. 

    We are going to start the HVAC systems earlier each morning and run them longer after school to purge the air. We are also going to adjust the outside air dampers to bring additional outside air into the building. 

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Health Protocols - Quarantine & COVID Positive Protocols

  • If a sibling has to quarantine because of classmates, do all siblings need to stay home as well?

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    If a student tests positive for COVID, the Health Department will determine which students are primary contacts and would need to be quarantined as well. According to the CDC, "contact tracing will be conducted for close contacts (individuals within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) of laboratory-confirmed or probable COVID patients", To be considered a primary or close contact you would need to have had direct exposure to the person with the confirmed or probably COVID.

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  • If a student tests positive in a classroom, will students in this same classroom be quarantined?

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    If a student tests positive for Covid- 19, the Health Department will be doing the contact tracing and determining which students and staff are primary contacts and would need to be quarantined for 14 days. There could be a scenario where an entire class is quarantined if that is the recommendation from the Health Department based on contact tracing. All assignments and any recorded instruction will be available in Google Classroom for students to access remotely. Depending on the health of the student, some classes that are required to quarantine may continue remotely.

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  • If a teacher tests positive for COVID, will students be required to self-quarantine for 14 days?

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    If a staff member tests positive for COVID, the Health Department will be doing the contact tracing and determining which students and staff are primary contacts and would need to be quarantined. There could be a scenario where an entire class is quarantined if that is the recommendation from the Health Department based on contact tracing. All assignments and any recorded instruction will be available in Google Classroom for students to access remotely. Depending on the health of the staff member, some classes that are required to quarantine may continue remotely.

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  • Will students need to quarantine after traveling to other states?

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    We will follow the guidelines outlined by the Governor's office.  Right now, Ohio has issued a travel advisory for certain states which asks families to self- quarantine if traveling back to Ohio from those states. However, guidelines change and we will communicate with families as we know more. In addition, the Governor's Office is looking at what the family did while traveling, such as incorporating the same COVID guidelines on vacation that are being recommended for Ohio guidelines (masks, physical distancing, handwashing) that may also be used to determine if a family needs to self-quarantine when returning home. 

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  • What documentation is needed for children with allergy or asthma (symptoms) to attend school?

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    If a student has a known medical condition (such as allergies or asthma) with known associated symptoms (such as a runny nose or cough), parents can contact their healthcare provider and obtain medical documentation/doctor's note verifying the condition and associated symptoms. The documentation can be provided to the school clinic at the start of school, and then those students will not be sent home immediately if only those documented associated symptoms are present. Children will be sent home if any other symptoms are present: new onset cough or shortness of breath by themselves or at least 2 of the following: fever (100.4F or higher), chills, muscle pain, sore throat, loss of sense of smell or taste, and gastrointestinal symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting, or nausea.

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  • What are the protocols going to be in the event of self-quarantine and COVID Symptoms?

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    We are using the following guidance for Quarantine vs Isolation and COVID Symptoms:

    COVID-19 Quarantine vs. Isolation 

    Decision Tree for People with COVID-19 Symptoms

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  • Will you be taking temperatures before students enter the building?

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    Every day before leaving home all students and staff are required to conduct the following health screenings: Take Temperature (100.0 or higher), cough, shortness of breath, chills, new loss of taste and/or smell, muscle pain, congestion, runny nose. 

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Lunch and Recess

  • What will lunch look like for students on site, remote, and VLO?

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    Lunch will be in the cafeteria, students walk through the lunch line with masks and choose from 3 options for lunch.  Staff will serve the students their main entree', veggie (hot or cold) and fruit in a bag or boat, think jumbo fry boat.   All items are wrapped or cupped up with lids. Wrapping the food adds an extra layer of safety. Students will then give the cashier their ID number, or checked off on a roster in grades K-2, the cashier will hand them a milk and ring lunch.  All food, snacks, or beverages are behind the counter and are handed to the students.
     
    For the remote days, or if your student is participating in VLO, you still have the option for lunch.  Parents will need to sign up for breakfast/lunch pick up the same as before, using sign-up genius or google form.  Pick up will be on Mondays from 4 pm to 7 pm at EWI (old Middle School) and will receive 2-5 breakfast/lunch.  This option is open to all families and breakfast/lunch will be charged accordingly. 
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  • What are the safety protocols for recess?

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    Elementary principals are currently working on the safety protocols for recess. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. 

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  • What are the safety protocols going to be during lunch times?

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    All students will be served lunch in a different way than before. 

    Hudson Nutrition Services will be offering the same breakfast and lunch choices as in the past.  All entree', veggies, and fruit will be packaged behind the serving line and given to the children in either a lunch bag or tray depending on the lunch.  All items in the kitchens will be handed to the students by the food service staff.
    There is no change to the Free & Reduced lunch program.  

    K-2: Students will eat in the cafeteria at staggered times to ensure appropriate social distancing. 

    3-12: Students will eat in the cafeteria at scheduled times. There will be more lunch periods and less students in each lunch period. Seats may be assigned after the first day. Touch pads will not be used by students. Students will give the cashier their ID number.  Snacks will be sold at East Woods Intermediate, Middle School and High School by the cashier. Snacks at the High School will be sold at two locations in the Commons to minimize lines.

    Students will be instructed about how to keep appropriate physical distances in the serving lines by use of "way finding" indicators on the floor.

    Each building is determining the seating in the commons areas to provide appropriate physical distancing. Knowing where students are seated in the commons while eating each day is important to Covid-19 tracing procedures. After students select a seat, the seat will be assigned to that student within the first few days of schools.

    Allergies: Students will food allergies will have appropriate accommodations in the commons. We know that food allergies can be life threatening for some students. We will implement plans to ensure that classrooms remain food and/or other allergy-free.

    Free & Reduced Lunch will proceed as normal. During a Hybrid model students on the Free & Reduced plan will be able to order lunch during the days at home using an online form. Pick-up days and times will be specified.

    We have increased safety protocols for the preparation, packaging, and serving of food, along with strict guidelines for the sanitizing and cleaning of all surfaces.

     

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Athletics, Extra-curriculars, Co-Curriculars

  • Will you be offering elementary music and art?

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    We are learning more about mitigating strategies for offering music and keeping students safe when singing or playing instruments that force spit or droplets into the air. Art will be offered in the classroom. Students will not share supplies.

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Transportation & Driving Students to School

  • What if more parents drive their students and it causes delays?

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    More parents may decide to drive their child to school. This could cause delays until the pick-up and drop off procedures are better known to parents. The district will take this into consideration. Adjustments to routes or times will be made if needed. Pick-up and drop off procedures for each building will be sent to parents before the start of schools.

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  • How will the buses be cleaned?

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    Buses and vehicles will be disinfected twice per day; once after AM routes and again after PM routes. The drivers will use anti-bacterial cleaning supplies to spot-clean anytime appropriate. If a driver or passenger on the bus has a confirmed positive Covid test, the bus or vehicle will be taken out of service for a minimum of 24 hours prior to being disinfected and returned to service.

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  • What additional safety protocols will be put into place on the bus?

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    Drivers and students will be required to wear masks. In some cases, drivers may wear face shields to ensure a clear field of vision. There will be hand sanitizer on the bus, and windows will be cracked for increased ventilation. Students will load back to front during pick up, and leave front to back during drop off to minimize passing each other. In Option 1 - All In, students will ride two in a seat, Hybrid, students will ride one student per seat.

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Technology

  • How do we return Grades 1-6 Chromebooks

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    If you borrowed a Chromebook and charger for remote learning during the 2019-2020 school year, please plan to return it to East Woods Intermediate (old Middle School) located at 77 North Oviatt Street on Monday, August 10, between the hours of 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. When you arrive please enter through the Commons doors in the front of the building. Safety mitigation protocols and an alternate return time are included in the full return instructions.

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  • Do iPads work with the APEX online programs?

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    Yes, APEX works with all operating systems?

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  • What device is being provided for students in grades 6-12?

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    Students in grades 6-12 will use iPads. 5th grade students transitioning from using a chromebook to an iPad for sixth grade will receive their device at the beginning of school. All student devices will be theirs to take home for Option 1 or Option 2.

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  • Will students in grades K-5 be provided chromebooks?

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    Yes, all students in grades K-5 will be provided chrombooks at the beginning of the year. It is theirs to take home in both Option 1 & 2.

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