Bevier C-4 School District
Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan
2021-2022 (Revised December 2021)
As a requirement of the American Rescue Plan: Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief(ARP/ESSER III) fund, our plan addresses the following issues: Academic Programming, Operations, Family and Community Support, Communications, Health and Safety, and Technology.
Ø Implement traditional five days of face-to-face instruction
Ø Provide After School Program instruction to help with learning loss
Ø Hire additional personnel (at-risk/credit recovery teacher)
Ø Implement At-Risk program for Grades 6-12
Ø Implement Credit Recovery program for Grades 6-12
Ø Issue devices to students and teachers for virtual or distance learning
Ø Use Evaluate to monitor students’ progress
Ø Encourage family members to sit together on buses
Ø Clean/disinfect building surfaces and high touch objects frequently
Ø Clean/disinfect buses after each route
Ø Follow the current Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Missouri
Department of Health and Senior Services guidelines for providing meals to students
Ø Follow school board approved school calendar for 2021-2022
Ø Follow guidelines and best practices for cleaning and sanitizing the buildings
Ø Utilize Facebook, District’s website and Textcaster to help communicate health
and safety issues or necessary changes to the district’s regular operating schedule
Ø Use various resources to educate students and their families on proper personal hygiene and sanitation practices
Health and Safety:
Ø Collaborate with mental health agencies
Ø Provide educational materials and resources to address social, emotional, mental health, and other needs of students and staff
Ø Provide access to support services (Guidance Counselor)
Ø Rezone HVAC system in elementary building
Ø Add air purifiers to HVAC system in elementary building
Ø Replace windows as needed
Ø Recommend self-screening at home by both students and staff
Ø Clean/disinfect buildings and high touch surfaces/objects frequently
Ø Clean/disinfect buses after each route
Ø Adhere to isolation and quarantine guidelines from our local health agency
Ø Provide opportunity/location for COVID vaccine for staff
Ø Collaborate with local health department regarding vaccine for students
Ø Provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Ø Implement social distancing strategies for large gatherings (extracurricular/events) based on the Missouri High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) guidelines
Ø Provide electronic devices and software for all students and staff to enhance in-person and virtual learning
Universal and Correct Wearing of Masks - The use of masks by staff and students is recommended but not required at this time. The decision to wear a mask will be left to the discretion of each individual. The wearing of masks will only become required when mandated by the Health Department, CDC, DESE or the Governor’s office.
Handwashing & Respiratory Etiquette - While every building will have additional hand sanitizer stations in the hallways and every classroom will have hand sanitizer dispensers, there will be an expectation of students following these healthy practices: Clean your hands (consider regular “hand washing” breaks) and disinfect frequently touched items. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing; or use the inside of your elbow, not your hands. Clean your hands (wash them or use hand sanitizer) after coughing, sneezing, eating/handling food or touching things in “common” areas in your building (kitchen, mailroom, copier, lobby, etc.). Wipes and/or cleaning solutions will be provided in every classroom o Students will be encouraged to bring their own water bottle. Students will be able refill their bottle at refilling stations in every building. o Signage will be posted in classrooms, hallways, and entrances to communicate how to stop the spread of COVID-19 (including staying at home when sick).
Physical Distancing - All classrooms will modify their layout to ensure appropriate social distancing where possible:
Ø Desks and work spaces spaced as far apart as possible when possible.
Ø Seating charts.
Ø Large gatherings are discouraged for long periods of time
Cleaning & Maintaining Healthy Facilities, Including Improving Ventilation - Clean and disinfect school buildings, classrooms and especially water and sanitation facilities at least once a day, particularly surfaces that are touched by many people (railings, lunch tables, sports equipment, door and window handles, toys, teaching and learning aids etc.).
Ø The Bevier C-4 School District will maintain adequate supplies of personal protective equipment, soap, paper towels, hand sanitizer, and tissues throughout each school. The Bevier C-4 School District will clean frequently-touched surfaces and objects (e.g., tables, water bottle filling stations, and doorknobs) with district supplied cleaning and disinfectant products. Computer safe disinfectant methods will be used for computers and keyboards. Custodial staff will disinfect and clean high touch areas within the classrooms when teachers and students are not present throughout the day. Teachers will be provided with cleaning and disinfecting materials to clean and disinfect high touch areas within the classroom.
Ø Restrooms and Hallways - Elementary will have scheduled restroom times that will limit the number of students allowed in at a time. Secondary will limit the amount of students in the restroom at a time. Restrooms at each building will be disinfected throughout the day. Portable UV lamps will be used nightly to assist in sanitizing rooms.
Ø Thoroughly ventilate, clean and then disinfect all buildings, desks, food preparation/service areas, equipment and other surfaces prior to students returning, using CDC and OSHA guidelines, as well as any guidelines or advice provided by the LCHD or CCHD.
Ø Permanent air purifier systems have been installed in building administration offices and in the nurse’s office. Portable air purifiers will be used nightly to assist in air purification.
Contact Tracing and Quarantine – Students will be screened for temperature at home. Students with a temperature of 100 or higher will be placed in a holding area so parents can be contacted to make arrangements for pick-up.
Ø Students and staff will need to be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school (without the use of fever reducing medications).
Ø The District will continue to collaborate with the Macon County Health Department to conduct contact tracing for quarantine purposes.
Diagnostic Screening and Testing – Any student demonstrating COVID-19 symptoms will be isolated while awaiting pick-up from school and will be sent home as soon as possible. The Bevier C-4 Schools will not conduct on-site testing or diagnostics.
Efforts to Provide Vaccinations to Educators, Staff, and Students if eligible – The District collaborates with the Macon County Health Department to assist in distribution of information regarding vaccination.
Appropriate Accommodations for Children with Disabilities with Respect to the Health and Safety Policies - All students with disabilities will have appropriate accommodations and modifications implemented to address health and safety policies based on students' individual needs.
Ø All special education students will be provided instruction relative to their IEP goals A child’s case manager will work with families to ensure a child’s IEP is being met.
Ø Students’ services will be provided during the students’ special education classes, in a pull-out and/or in a push-in model to ensure the student’s IEP goals are being addressed.
Ø If the Bevier C-4 School District has to close a school or the district due to health concerns, IEP students will continue to receive their services from their special education teachers in an approved and appropriate format.
Continuity of Services - Teachers will use this information to guide instruction and address the Missouri Learning Standards during the 2021-2022 school year. The district will continue to provide Chromebooks to all students in grades K-12 and teachers during the 2021-2022 school year. The District also allows locations outside of school for accessing WI-FI at all times. The district will continue to provide social & emotional support to students and staff as needed.
Periodic Revision - This SRCSP will be reviewed again in June 2022 and updates and revisions will also be finalized by June 20, 2022. Periodic revision will continue for the life of the plan dependent on current public health needs.
The revision process will include consultations with the following:
Ø Special Education, Building, and District-Level Administration
Ø Teachers, School Leaders, Other Educations, School Staff, and Their Unions
Ø And Stakeholders Representing the Interests of:
· children with disabilities,
· English learners,
· children experiencing homelessness,
· children and youth in foster care,
· migratory students,
· children who are incarcerated, and
· other underserved students.
Understandable Language - The SRCSP is available in languages understandable to stakeholders. The SRCSP will be available in English and Spanish in the district office. Stakeholders who employ the oral tradition or who need a copy in another language may contact the office.
Public comment on this Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan for Bevier C-4 School District can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
This plan is subject to change based on the Missouri Department of Education and/or state officials.