Reopening Schools Plan - 2020-2021 Approved July 29, 2020 - Bonneville Joint School District 93

 
Reopening Schools Plan
        2020-2021
     Approved July 29, 2020
This plan has been developed collaboratively by members of the District Leadership Team and
Department Supervisors.

   Instruction and Learning       Planning and Personnel        Finances and Operations

                                 Dr. Scott Woolstenhulme
                                      Superintendent

         Jason Lords                  Heath Jackson                 Guy Wangsgard
      Executive Director            Executive Director             Executive Director

         Julian Duffey                Gordon Howard                 Creighton Harris
 Director of Federal Programs    Director of Student Safety      Technology Supervisor
     & Special Education              and Technology

          Rex Miller                   John Pymm                     Heather Plain
 Director of Federal Programs     Director of Facilities &     Child Nutrition Supervisor
     & Special Education              Maintenance

    Dr. Yvonne Thurber               Louanna Bunn                  Micheal Graham
          Principal                Custodial Supervisor        Transportation Supervisor
  Sandcreek Middle School

        Corey Telford               Darren Forman
          Principal              Maintenance Supervisor
     Bonneville Online HS

        Dr. Elisa Saffle                Scott Miller
 Principal / Math Coordinator            Principal
     Hillview Elementary                Hillcrest HS

         Ken Marlowe                  Kent Patterson
  Principal / SEL Coordinator             Principal
     Discovery Elementary              Tiebreaker ES

 This plan has been reviewed and is approved by Eastern Idaho Public Health.

 Geri Rackow, Director                                 Date
 Eastern Idaho Public Health
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                                         Table of Contents

Rationale for Reopening Schools                                                       7

Guiding Principles                                                                    7

CDC Guidance for Opening Schools                                                      8

   CDC Guidance                                                                       8

   Key Information                                                                    8

   CDC Guidance for Schools in Areas with Minimal to Moderate Transmission            9

Overview of District 93 Four-Phase Plan                                           11

Phase 1 - Minimal Risk: Schools Reopen with Precautions                           14

   Overview of Phase 1                                                            14

   Family Responsibilities - Phase 1                                              15

       Monitoring symptoms                                                        15

       Personal protective equipment.                                             15

       Personal hygiene                                                           15

   Staff Responsibilities - Phase 1                                               16

       Monitoring symptoms                                                        16

       Self reporting                                                             16

       Personal protective equipment.                                             16

   Classroom Instruction and Learning - Phase 1                                   17

       School Schedule                                                            17

       Monitoring symptoms                                                        17

       Online Learning and Instruction                                            17

       Physical distancing                                                        18

       Personal protective equipment                                              18

       Sanitization and cleaning                                                  18

   School Transportation - Phase 1                                                19

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       Physical distancing                                                19

       Sanitization and cleaning                                          19

       Staffing                                                           19

   Cafeterias and School Lunches - Phase 1                                20

       Meal options for students                                          20

       Physical distancing                                                20

       Sanitization and cleaning                                          20

   Nonessential School Activities - Phase 1                               21

       High school and middle school extracurricular activities           21

       Assemblies, school dances, and other large-group activities        21

       School field trips                                                 21

       6th grade after-school music program                               21

       Elementary PE and music program                                    21

Phase 2 - Moderate Risk: Schools Reopen with Increased Precautions        22

   Overview of Phase 2                                                    22

   Family Responsibilities - Phase 2                                      23

       Monitoring symptoms                                                23

       Personal protective equipment.                                     23

       Personal hygiene                                                   23

   Staff Responsibilities - Phase 2                                       24

       Monitoring symptoms                                                24

       Self reporting                                                     24

       Personal protective equipment.                                     24

   Classroom Instruction and Learning - Phase 2                           25

       School Schedule                                                    25

       Monitoring symptoms                                                25

       Online Learning and Instruction                                    25

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       Physical distancing                                                26

       Personal protective equipment                                      26

       Sanitization and cleaning                                          26

   School Transportation - Phase 2                                        27

       Physical distancing                                                27

       Sanitization and cleaning                                          27

       Staffing                                                           27

   Cafeterias and School Lunches - Phase 2                                28

       Meal options for students                                          28

       Physical distancing                                                28

       Sanitization and cleaning                                          28

   Nonessential School Activities - Phase 2                               29

       High school and middle school extracurricular activities           29

       Assemblies, school dances, and other large-group activities        29

       School field trips                                                 29

       6th grade after-school music program                               29

       Elementary PE and music program                                    29

Phase 3 - High Risk: Schools Reopen with Alternating Day Schedule         30

   Overview of Phase 3                                                    30

   Family Responsibilities - Phase 3                                      31

       Monitoring symptoms                                                31

       Personal protective equipment.                                     31

   Classroom Instruction and Learning - Phase 3                           32

       Monitoring symptoms                                                32

       Blended Instructional Model                                        32

       Online Learning and Instruction                                    32

       Physical distancing                                                32

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       Personal protective equipment                                       32

       Sanitization and cleaning                                           33

   School Transportation - Phase 3                                         34

       Physical distancing and face coverings                              34

       Sanitization and cleaning                                           34

       Staffing                                                            34

   Cafeterias and School Lunches - Phase 3                                 35

       Meal options for students                                           35

       Physical distancing                                                 35

   Nonessential School Activities - Phase 3                                36

       High school and middle school extracurricular activities            36

       Assemblies, School Dances, and other nonessential activities        36

       School field trips                                                  36

       6th grade after-school music program                                36

       Elementary PE and music program                                     36

Phase 4 - Soft Closure with Online Learning for All Students               37

   Overview of Phase 4                                                     37

   Organization and Scheduling                                             37

   Cafeterias and School Lunches - Phase 4                                 39

       Meal Delivery                                                       39

   Staff Personal Protective Equipment                                     39

   Nonessential School Activities - Phase 4                                40

       High school and middle school extracurricular activities            40

       Assemblies, School Dances, and other nonessential activities        40

       School field trips                                                  40

       6th grade after-school music program                                40

       Elementary PE and music program                                     40

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Appendix A: Checklist for Symptoms of COVID-19                    42

   Returning to School                                            42

Appendix B: Plan for Confirmed Case of COVID-19                   45

Appendix C: Plan for Special Education Programs                   46

Appendix D: Plan for Activities                                   48

References                                                        51

Exhibit A: East Idaho Public Health COVID-19 Response Plan        52

Exhibit A: Idaho Framework for Reopening Schools                  56

                         Bonneville School District 93
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Rationale for Reopening Schools
We believe that it is in the best interest of the students of Bonneville Joint School District 93 to reopen
schools and resume instruction and learning in as normal of manner as possible. At the same time, we
recognize our fundamental responsibility to ensure the safety of our students and staff. To that end,
this plan will provide key information on additional steps that we will take to provide for the health
and safety of our staff and students as we reopen schools on August 31st for students. Based on the
following information, we believe that we can open schools for students with additional precautions to
protect the health and safety of staff and students.

   1. Idaho has successfully entered Stage Four of the Governor’s Idaho Rebounds Plan, which
      permits unrestricted staffing of worksites with physical distancing, personal protections and
      sanitation for protection. Stage Four also permits public gatherings of more than 50 people
      with appropriate physical distancing as well as large venues.
   2. The soft closure of schools in District 93 mandated by the State Board of Education effectively
      ended on May 29, 2020 at the end of our academic year (p. 4 of the minutes of the April 6,
      2020 meeting of the State Board of Education).
   3. The Center for Disease Control has issued guidelines for schools to reopen. The CDC states that
      the “implementation [of these guidelines] should be guided by what is feasible, practical,
      acceptable, and tailored to the needs of each community.”
   4. The Eastern Idaho Public Health District has not issued any orders preventing schools from
      reopening.

Guiding Principles
   1. We will make every effort to comply with public health orders pursuant to Idaho Code 34-
      419.
   2. We will take reasonable and rational precautions to protect the health and safety of our staff
      and students. Precautionary measures to protect students’ health must be balanced against
      their potentially disruptive or obstructive impact on student learning.
   3. We will collaborate with our local public health officials to make decisions in the face of a
      global pandemic with community transmission.
   4. We will use official health agency information to make decisions. Guidance from the CDC and
      state public health will be reviewed in collaboration with our local health agency to identify
      appropriate steps and to evaluate the viability and necessity of recommended strategies.
      Information from non-official sources may provide additional insights; however, our decisions
      will be based on information from official public health agencies. All other sources of
      information will be carefully selected to ensure our decisions are based on research-based
      evidence.
   5. We believe that students learn best through direct instruction from highly effective and
      affective teachers. Developing a plan that will allow face to face instruction to happen safely is
      our top priority.
   6. If that ideal becomes impossible, then we will make every effort to continue students’
      learning through online instruction at home.

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CDC Guidance for Opening Schools
CDC Guidance

The CDC has issued guidance for opening schools based on the the following four principles:

   1.   Promote behaviors that reduce spread
   2.   Maintain healthy environments
   3.   Maintain healthy operations
   4.   Prepare for students and staff getting sick

Each of the suggested strategies supporting these principles is included in Exhibit A. The table in Exhibit
A identifies which plans include each suggested strategy. It is important to note that the CDC guidance
states that schools may consider implementing these strategies to encourage behaviors that reduce the
spread of COVID-19, but does not mandate the use of any of the suggested strategies.

Key Information

   ● COVID-19 is mostly spread by respiratory droplets released when people talk, cough, or sneeze.
     It is thought that the virus may spread to hands from a contaminated surface and then to the
     nose or mouth, causing infection. Therefore, personal prevention practices (such as
     handwashing, staying home when sick) and environmental cleaning and disinfection are
     important principles that are covered in this document. Fortunately, there are a number of
     actions school administrators can take to help lower the risk of COVID-19 exposure and spread
     during school sessions and activities.
   ● The more people a student or staff member interacts with, and the longer that interaction, the
     higher the risk of COVID-19 spread. The risk of COVID-19 spread increases in school settings as
     described in the graphic on the following page.

(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020d)

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CDC Guidance for Schools in Areas with Minimal to Moderate Transmission

The CDC has provided the following guidance to schools in areas with minimal to moderate
transmission. The Bonneville School District plan to reopen schools incorporates most of these
recommended actions. Strategies that have been incorporated into Phase 1 are marked in bold
italicized font. Recommended actions that have not been included due to their high impact on
instruction and learning or our abilities to operate are marked in red strikeout font.

   ✓ Coordinate with local health officials. This should be a first step in making decisions about
     responses to the presence of COVID-19 in the community. Health officials can help a school
     determine which set of strategies might be most appropriate for their specific community’s
     situation.
   ✓ Implement multiple social distancing strategies. Select strategies based on feasibility given the
     unique space and needs of the school. Not all strategies will be feasible for all schools. For
     example, limiting hall movement options can be particularly challenging in secondary schools.
     Many strategies that are feasible in primary or secondary schools may be less feasible in child
     care settings. Administrators are encouraged to think creatively about all opportunities to
     increase the physical space between students and limit interactions in large group settings.
     Schools may consider strategies such as:
         ○ Cancel field trips, assemblies, and other large gatherings. Cancel activities and events
             such as field trips, student assemblies, athletic events or practices, special
             performances, school-wide parent meetings, or spirit nights.
         ○ Cancel or modify classes where students are likely to be in very close contact. For
             example, in physical education or choir classes, consider having teachers come to
             classrooms to prevent classes mixing with others in the gymnasium or music room).
         ○ Increase the space between desks. Rearrange student desks to maximize the space
             between students. Turn desks to face in the same direction (rather than facing each
             other) to reduce transmission caused from virus-containing droplets (e.g., from talking,
             coughing, sneezing).
         ○ Avoid mixing students in common areas. For example, allow students to eat lunch and
             breakfast in their classrooms rather than mixing in the cafeteria. If it is not possible to
             suspend use of common areas, try to limit the extent to which students mix with each
             other, and particularly with students from other classes (e.g., stagger lunch by class,
             segregate lunch and recess area by class, send a few students into the library to pick out
             books rather than going as a class, suspend the use of lockers). Restrict hallway use
             through homeroom stays or staggered release of classes. Try to avoid taking multiple
             classes to bathrooms at once (e.g., avoid having all classes use the bathroom right after
             lunch or recess). In child care or elementary school settings, consider staggering
             playground use rather than allowing multiple classes to play together, and limit other
             activities where multiple classes interact.
         ○ Stagger arrival and/or dismissal times. These approaches can limit the amount of close
             contact between students in high-traffic situations and times.
         ○ Reduce congestion in the health office. For example, use the health office for children
             with flu-like symptoms and a satellite location for first aid or medication distribution.
         ○ Limit nonessential visitors. Limit the presence of volunteers for classroom activities,
             mystery readers, cafeteria support, and other activities.

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        ○ Limit cross-school transfer for special programs. For example, if students are brought
             from multiple schools for special programs (e.g., music, robotics, academic clubs),
             consider using distance learning to deliver the instruction or temporarily offering
             duplicate programs in the participating schools.
        ○ Teach staff, students, and their families to maintain distance from each other in the
             school. Educate staff, students, and their families at the same time and explain why this
             is important.
   ✓ Consider ways to accommodate the needs of children and families at risk for serious illness
     from COVID-19. Consider if and how to honor requests of parents who may have concerns
     about their children attending school due to underlying medical conditions of their children or
     others in their home.

(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020a)

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Overview of District 93 Four-Phase Plan

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                       Bonneville School District 93
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             Phase 1 - Minimal Risk: Schools Reopen with Precautions
Overview of Phase 1

In Phase 1, students will return to school with additional precautions to protect the health and safety
of students and staff including the expectation that students will wear masks when physical distancing
cannot be maintained including on school buses, in hallways and common areas, and in the classroom
unless otherwise directed by the teacher.

   ● Elementary students (PreK - 6th grade) will attend school every day from Monday through
     Friday. The second and fourth Mondays of each month will be designated as collaboration days
     for teachers and students will not attend school in person. Elementary students may be
     required to complete 1 to 2 hours of online learning at home on these days.

   ● Secondary students (7th - 12th grade) will attend school every day from Tuesday through Friday
     and complete 4 hours of online learning on Mondays. Secondary students may attend classes in
     person with teachers from 8:40 am to 10:40 am on Mondays. Secondary students may remain
     at the school in designated classrooms under the supervision of paraprofessionals to complete
     their assigned online learning from 10:40 am until 12:40 pm. School transportation will be
     available for secondary students for both pickup and drop off on Mondays.

To the extent practical, recommendations from the CDC and Idaho public health agencies will be
implemented. Phase 1 presents the highest risk of transmission, but also provides the most
comprehensive education for students. This plan includes key strategies to minimize the risk of
transmission and to accommodate families who do not feel safe in sending their students to regular
classrooms. Other phases will only be implemented if public health agencies mandate more restrictive
measures or if staff absences make it impractical to continue with Phase 1.

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Family Responsibilities - Phase 1

   ● Monitoring symptoms
     Parents and guardians will be asked to monitor their children for symptoms each morning,
     including checking their children’s temperatures each day before sending them to school.
     Symptoms without a reasonable explanation that will necessitate keeping students home from
     school are identified in Appendix A.

   ● Self-quarantine.
     If any student has been in close contact with an individual who has been diagnosed with COVID-
     19, they will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days in accordance with CDC guidelines.

       Students who develop fevers. persistent coughs or other common symptoms of COVID-19 but
       do not test positive for COVID-19 are asked to stay home from school for 24 hours until after
       the symptoms end.

   ● Personal protective equipment.
     In keeping with the Eastern Idaho Public Health (EIPH) COVID-19 Regional Response Plan
     (Exhibit A), students will be expected to wear masks to help prevent the transmission of
     disease, when six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained while riding school
     transportation, and while in hallways, common areas, and classrooms unless otherwise directed
     by the classroom teacher. Families who cannot provide masks for their children may request
     schools to provide a pair of reusable masks for their children to wear at school. Students with a
     documented disability under Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act or Individuals
     with Disabilities in Education Act or with documentation of a related medical condition from a
     licensed medical practitioner will be given alternatives to wearing a face mask. Parents who
     refuse to allow their children to comply with the requirement to wear masks or other
     acceptable face coverings will be provided the opportunity to enroll their children in online
     learning instead of attending their designated school in person.

   ● Personal hygiene
     Families are asked to teach their children good hygiene practices, specifically frequent
     handwashing.

       Students are encouraged to bring their own refillable water bottle to school. Each school will
       have a contactless water fountain available for students to refill their water bottles.

                         Bonneville School District 93
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Staff Responsibilities - Phase 1

   ● Monitoring symptoms
     Staff will be asked to monitor themselves for symptoms each morning, including checking their
     temperatures each day before they come to school. Symptoms without a reasonable
     explanation that will necessitate keeping students home from school are identified in Appendix
     A.

   ● Self reporting
     Staff should self-report to their direct supervisor school if they develop symptoms of COVID-19,
     a positive test for COVID-19, or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14
     days in accordance with health information sharing regulations for COVID-19. This information
     will be kept confidential as part of their personnel health file and will only be disclosed to
     appropriate personnel within the Human Resources Department and Superintendent/designee
     as necessary.

   ● Self-quarantine.
     Staff members who have been in close contact with an individual who is symptomatic but has
     not tested positive for COVID-19 will be asked to self-quarantine for 24 hours and monitor their
     own symptoms.

       Staff members who have been in close contact with an individual who has been diagnosed with
       COVID-19, they will be asked to self-quarantine for two weeks in accordance with CDC
       guidelines. These employees will be eligible for up to 10 days of Emergency Paid Sick Leave
       under the Family FIrst Coronavirus Response Act.

       Staff members who develop fevers. persistent coughs or other common symptoms of COVID-19
       but do not test positive for COVID-19 are asked to seek a medical diagnosis and to stay home
       from school for 24 hours until after the symptoms end. These employees will be eligible for up
       to 10 days of Emergency Paid Sick Leave under the Family FIrst Coronavirus Response Act.
   ● Personal protective equipment.
     Staff are expected to wear masks to minimize the risk of transmission of disease, especially in
     situations where they will be within close proximity to students or other staff members (less
     than 6 feet). Professional judgment should be used to determine whether masks will
     substantially interfere with instruction and other essential job functions, especially if the mask
     may create additional safety risks for the employee or others.

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Classroom Instruction and Learning - Phase 1

In Phase 1, all schools will reopen for in-person instruction with the following modifications:

   ● School Schedule
        ○ The school schedule will be modified in Phase 1 to provide teachers with the necessary
            time to develop and implement blended learning for students who are quarantined or
            who choose to self isolate.

                   ■ High school / middle school schedule. Students will attend full days of
                     instruction on Tuesday through Friday. Monday will be designated as an online
                     learning day with students completing learning activities online. Teachers will be
                     available to provide intervention and support to students from 8:40 am to 10:40
                     am on Mondays, and buses will be available to transport students to school at
                     the normal time and home from school at 12:40 pm. Following the designated
                     intervention time, students who need access to computers or the internet may
                     remain at the school under the supervision of paraprofessionals to complete
                     their assigned learning activities. Teachers will work in their content-area teams
                     for the rest of the contract day to identify essential outcomes, develop common
                     formative assessments and instruction (both online and face to face).

                   ■ Elementary school schedule. Students will attend full days of instruction
                     Monday through Friday with the second and fourth Mondays of each month as
                     non-instructional days for students. These days will be designated as
                     Professional Learning and Collaboration days for teachers. During this time
                     teachers will work together to develop blended instruction (both online and face
                     to face) for students to learn the essential concepts and skills that teachers have
                     identified. This change will not affect days scheduled as holidays, teacher work
                     days or parent-teacher makeup days.

           ○ Mondays were selected as teacher collaboration days by the majority of teachers.
             Mondays also protects the most instructional hours.

   ● Monitoring symptoms
       ○ Teachers will use non-touch thermometers twice each day: once at the start of the
           school day and again before or after the lunch break.
       ○ Students with temperatures above 100℉or a persistent cough will be sent to the
           school's quarantine room to wait for parents to pick them up.

   ● Online Learning and Instruction
        ○ Students who are isolated due to illness or quarantined by order of a public health
            agency or medical physician will be provided the opportunity to continue their learning
            online. Students who continue their learning online while quarantined at home will not
            be counted absent from school.
                ■ At least one teacher per grade level will be expected to stream live instruction
                    for 1 period (60 minutes) or block (60 minutes) each day in core subject areas for
                    students who are quarantined.

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           ○ Parents who do not wish to have their students return to school may submit a request
             for their students to participate in online instruction through the online learning request
             form (www.d93.org/online_opt-in). Teachers will provide learning activities,
             assessments, feedback, and grading through Google Classroom or Schoology.
           ○ Students will be provided with Chromebooks if they do not have a device at home to
             participate in online learning.
   ● Physical distancing
        ○ Classrooms will be arranged to maximize physical distancing between students;
            however, it will not be possible to maintain six feet of distance between students during
            instruction. Teachers will be asked to remove unnecessary furnishings and other large
            items to maximize the opportunity for physical distancing.
   ● Personal protective equipment
        ○ In keeping with the Eastern Idaho Public Health (EIPH) COVID-19 Regional Response Plan
           (Exhibit A), students will be expected to wear masks to help prevent the transmission of
           disease, when six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained while riding school
           transportation, and while in hallways, common areas, and classrooms unless otherwise
           directed by the classroom teacher. Families who cannot provide masks for their
           children may request schools to provide a set of reusable masks for their children to
           wear at school. Students with a documented disability under Section 504 of the
           Americans with Disabilities Act or Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act or with
           documentation of a related medical condition from a licensed medical practitioner will
           be given alternatives to wearing a face mask. Parents who refuse to allow their children
           to comply with the requirement to wear masks or other acceptable face coverings will
           be provided the opportunity to enroll their children in online learning instead of
           attending their designated school in person.

   ● Sanitization and cleaning
        ○ Regular handwashing and hand sanitization will be expected. Hand sanitizer will be
             provided in each classroom for student use.
        ○ Desks and other common surfaces will be disinfected at the end of each school day.
        ○ Teachers will be provided with disinfectant spray and microfiber cloths to disinfect
             Chromebooks and other computer keyboards after student use. Where available,
             students may be assigned individual Chromebooks for their own use.

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School Transportation - Phase 1

   ● Physical distancing
        ○ It will not be possible to maintain any physical distancing between students on the
            school bus on typical school bus routes. Students who ride school buses will be expected
            to wear masks at all times on the school bus. Where possible, students will be assigned
            seats to maximize physical distancing.
        ○ Students will be assigned seats in order of pick up from back to front to minimize
            interactions among large groups of students as shown in the diagram below.
        ○ When disembarking, students will be dismissed individually to ensure physical
            distancing between students.
                       Reser

                                                                                              REA
     FRO

   ● Sanitization and cleaning
         ○ Seat surfaces and handrails will be wiped down with approved disinfectant after each
             bus run.
         ○ Deep cleaning of floor, seats and touch surfaces at the end of each day.
         ○ Use of approved cleaning solutions, equipment and methods as outlined by “School Bus
             Fleet Online”
   ● Staffing
         ○ All transportation staff will be screened daily for “fit for duty” criteria before engaging in
             their transportation duties.
         ○ Protective masks will be provided for use by bus drivers during loading and unloading of
             passengers. Masks will not be worn while driving.
         ○ Some special education students will require close physical proximity by an aide to
             facilitate embarkment and disembarkment. Aides will be provided with face masks and
             disposable non-latex gloves as personal protective equipment to use during these
             interactions.

                               Bonneville School District 93
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Cafeterias and School Lunches - Phase 1

   ● Meal options for students
       ○ Regular hot menu items will be provided for both breakfast and lunch.
       ○ Meals will be preplated behind the serving lines.
       ○ High schools will no longer serve a second chance breakfast.

   ● Physical distancing
        ○ Where possible, the entire cafeteria should be used for feeding students to increase
            physical distancing during meal times.
        ○ Lunch time will be staggered at the high schools. Students will be assigned to lunches
            based on their 3rd period class:
                 ■ First lunch: Before 4th period
                 ■ Second lunch period: After 4th period
   ● Sanitization and cleaning
        ○ Hand sanitizer will be made available to students at the start of each serving line.
        ○ Cafeteria tables will be disinfected in between groups of students.

                        Bonneville School District 93
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Nonessential School Activities - Phase 1

   ● High school and middle school extracurricular activities
     Activities that are organized under the Idaho High School Activities Association and associated
     activities at the middle school level will continue under the guidance of the IHSAA. These
     activities are completely voluntary and families who choose to participate in these activities
     should assume there will be inherent additional risk from participating in activities which will
     often require close personal contact with others. A separate plan for these activities will be
     developed and provided to participating families.

       Clubs and other-non IHSAA activities must develop a plan to ensure appropriate precautions
       are taken to protect the health and safety of members and advisors. Precautions should include
       sanitization of areas, wearing face masks and physical distancing among participants. Plans
       must be submitted to the designated building administrator and approved by the District Safety
       Committee.

   ● Assemblies, school dances, and other large-group activities
     Whole-school assemblies, dances, and other nonessential activities that bring large numbers of
     students into close contact with each other for more than 15 minutes should not be planned
     until after January 1, 2021. After December 1st, we will evaluate the possibility for allowing
     future assemblies, dances and other nonessential large-group activities.

   ● School field trips
     Field trips and other nonessential student travel, except for IHSAA associated activities, will not
     be permitted through January 1, 2021. After December 1st, we will evaluate the possibility of
     allowing field trips after Christmas Break.

   ● 6th grade after-school music program
     The 6th grade after school music program will be postponed until after January 1, 2021. After
     December 1st, we will evaluate the possibility of providing this program after Christmas Break.

   ● Elementary PE and music program
     PE and music will continue to be provided to students in elementary schools. Instructors will
     plan to provide physical distancing during PE and music activities. For vocal music activities, 10-
     12 feet of separation between students must be maintained.

   ● High school and middle school music programs.
     High school and middle school music programs will continue. However increased protections
     must be planned following guidance of state or national music associations. Especially for vocal
     music activities, 10-12 feet of separation should be maintained.

                         Bonneville School District 93
Approved: 07/30/2020                                                                            page 22

     Phase 2 - Moderate Risk: Schools Reopen with Increased Precautions
Overview of Phase 2

Schools will move into Phase 2 on the Monday immediately following a public health order pursuant to
Bonneville County being designated as Moderate Risk.

In Phase 2, students will return to school with additional precautions to protect the health and safety
of students and staff including the expectation that students will wear masks when physical distancing
cannot be maintained including on school buses, in hallways and common areas, and in the classroom
unless otherwise directed by the teacher. To the extent possible, all requirements of the public health
order will be implemented.

   ● Elementary students (PreK - 6th grade) will attend school every day from Monday through
     Friday. The second and fourth Mondays of each month will be designated as collaboration days
     for teachers and students will not attend school in person. Elementary students may be
     required to complete 1 to 2 hours of online learning at home on these days.

   ● Secondary students (7th - 12th grade) will attend school every day from Tuesday through Friday
     and complete 4 hours of online learning on Mondays. Secondary students may attend classes in
     person with teachers from 8:40 am to 10:40 am on Mondays. Secondary students may remain
     at the school in designated classrooms under the supervision of paraprofessionals to complete
     their assigned online learning from 10:40 am until 12:40 pm. School transportation will be
     available for secondary students for both pickup and drop off on Mondays.

                         Bonneville School District 93
Approved: 07/30/2020                                                                            page 23

Family Responsibilities - Phase 2

   ● Monitoring symptoms
     Parents and guardians will be asked to monitor their children for symptoms each morning,
     including checking their children’s temperatures each day before sending them to school.
     Symptoms without a reasonable explanation that will necessitate keeping students home from
     school are identified in Appendix A.

   ● Self-quarantine.
     If any student has been in close contact with an individual who has been diagnosed with COVID-
     19, they will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days in accordance with CDC guidelines.

       Students who develop fevers. persistent coughs or other common symptoms of COVID-19 but
       do not test positive for COVID-19 are expected to stay home from school for 24 hours until
       after the symptoms end. Families are strongly encouraged to seek a medical diagnosis for their
       children.
   ● Personal protective equipment.
     In keeping with the Eastern Idaho Public Health (EIPH) COVID-19 Regional Response Plan
     (Exhibit A), students will be required to wear masks to help prevent the transmission of
     disease, when six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained while riding school
     transportation, and while in hallways, common areas, and classrooms unless otherwise directed
     by the classroom teacher. Families who cannot provide masks for their children may request
     schools to provide a pair of reusable masks for their children to wear at school. Students with a
     documented disability under Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act or Individuals
     with Disabilities in Education Act or with documentation of a related medical condition from a
     licensed medical practitioner will be given alternatives to wearing a face mask. Parents who
     refuse to allow their children to comply with the requirement to wear masks or other
     acceptable face coverings will be provided the opportunity to enroll their children in online
     learning instead of attending their designated school in person.

   ● Personal hygiene
     Families are asked to teach their children good hygiene practices, specifically frequent
     handwashing.

       Students are encouraged to bring their own refillable water bottle to school. Each school will
       have a contactless water fountain available for students to refill their water bottles.

                         Bonneville School District 93
Approved: 07/30/2020                                                                             page 24

Staff Responsibilities - Phase 2

   ● Monitoring symptoms
     Staff will be asked to monitor themselves for symptoms each morning, including checking their
     temperatures each day before they come to school. Symptoms without a reasonable
     explanation that will necessitate keeping students home from school are identified in Appendix
     A.

   ● Self reporting
     Staff should self-report to their direct supervisor school if they develop symptoms of COVID-19,
     a positive test for COVID-19, or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14
     days in accordance with health information sharing regulations for COVID-19. This information
     will be kept confidential as part of their personnel health file and will only be disclosed to
     appropriate personnel within the Human Resources Department and Superintendent/designee
     as necessary.

   ● Self-quarantine.
     Staff members who have been in close contact with an individual who is symptomatic but has
     not tested positive for COVID-19 will be asked to self-quarantine for 24 hours and monitor their
     own symptoms.

       Staff members who have been in close contact with an individual who has been diagnosed with
       COVID-19, they will be asked to self-quarantine for two weeks in accordance with CDC
       guidelines. These employees will be eligible for up to 10 days of Emergency Paid Sick Leave
       under the Family FIrst Coronavirus Response Act.

       Staff members who develop fevers. persistent coughs or other common symptoms of COVID-19
       but do not test positive for COVID-19 are asked to seek a medical diagnosis and to stay home
       from school for 24 hours until after the symptoms end. These employees will be eligible for up
       to 10 days of Emergency Paid Sick Leave under the Family FIrst Coronavirus Response Act.
   ● Personal protective equipment.
     Staff are required to wear masks to minimize the risk of transmission of disease, especially in
     situations where they will be within close proximity to students or other staff members (less
     than 6 feet). Professional judgment should be used to determine whether masks will
     substantially interfere with instruction and other essential job functions, especially if the mask
     may create additional safety risks for the employee or others.

                          Bonneville School District 93
Approved: 07/30/2020                                                                             page 25

Classroom Instruction and Learning - Phase 2

In Phase 2, schools will reopen for in-person instruction with the following modifications:

   ● School Schedule
        ○ The school schedule will be modified in Phase 2 to provide teachers with the necessary
            time to develop and implement blended learning for students who are quarantined or
            who choose to self isolate.

                   ■ High school / middle school schedule. Students will attend full days of
                     instruction on Tuesday through Friday. Monday will be designated as an online
                     learning day with students completing learning activities online. Teachers will be
                     available to provide intervention and support to students from 8:40 am to 10:40
                     am on Mondays, and buses will be available to transport students to the school
                     at the normal time. Following the designated intervention time, students who
                     need access to computers or the internet may remain at the school under the
                     supervision of paraprofessionals to complete their assigned learning activities.
                     Teachers will work in their content-area teams for the rest of the contract day to
                     identify essential outcomes, develop common formative assessments and plan
                     instruction (both online and face to face).

                   ■ Elementary school schedule. Students will attend full days of instruction
                     Monday through Friday with the second and fourth Mondays of each month as
                     non-instructional days for students. These days will be designated as
                     Professional Learning and Collaboration days for teachers. During this time
                     teachers will work together to develop blended instruction (both online and face
                     to face) for students to learn the essential concepts and skills that teachers have
                     identified. This change will not affect days scheduled as holidays, teacher work
                     days or parent-teacher makeup days.

           ○ Mondays will be scheduled for student support and teacher collaboration.

                   ■ Mondays were selected as teacher collaboration days by the majority of
                     teachers. Mondays also protect the most instructional hours.

   ● Monitoring symptoms
       ○ Teachers will use non-touch thermometers twice each day: once at the start of the
           school day and again before or after the lunch break.
       ○ Students with temperatures above 100℉or other unexplained symptoms will be sent to
           the school's quarantine room to wait for parents to pick them up.

   ● Online Learning and Instruction
        ○ Students who are isolated due to illness or quarantined by order of a public health
            agency or medical physician will be provided the opportunity to continue their learning
            online. Students who continue their learning online while quarantined at home will not
            be counted absent from school.

                          Bonneville School District 93
Approved: 07/30/2020                                                                            page 26

                 ■ At least one teacher per grade level will be expected to stream live instruction
                     for 1 period (60 minutes) or block (60 minutes) each day in core subject areas for
                     students who are quarantined.
           ○ Parents who do not wish to have their students return to school may submit a request
             for their students to participate in online instruction through the online learning request
             form (www.d93.org/online_opt-in). Teachers will provide learning activities,
             assessments, feedback, and grading via district approved LMS.
           ○ Students will be provided with Chromebooks if they do not have a device at home to
             participate in online learning.
   ● Physical distancing
        ○ Classrooms will be arranged to maximize physical distancing between students;
            however, it will not be possible to maintain six feet of distance between students during
            instruction. Teachers will be asked to remove unnecessary furnishings and other large
            items to maximize the opportunity for physical distancing.
   ● Personal protective equipment
        ○ In keeping with the Eastern Idaho Public Health (EIPH) COVID-19 Regional Response Plan
           (Exhibit A), students will be expected to wear masks to help prevent the transmission of
           disease, when six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained while riding school
           transportation, and while in hallways, common areas, and classrooms unless otherwise
           directed by the classroom teacher. Families who cannot provide masks for their
           children may request schools to provide a set of reusable masks for their children to
           wear at school. Students with a documented disability under Section 504 of the
           Americans with Disabilities Act or Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act or with
           documentation of a related medical condition from a licensed medical practitioner will
           be given alternatives to wearing a face mask. Parents who refuse to allow their children
           to comply with the requirement to wear masks or other acceptable face coverings will
           be provided the opportunity to enroll their children in online learning instead of
           attending their designated school in person.

   ● Sanitization and cleaning
        ○ Regular handwashing and hand sanitization will be expected. Hand sanitizer will be
             provided in each classroom for student use.
        ○ Desks and other common surfaces will be disinfected at the end of each school day.
        ○ Teachers will be provided with disinfectant spray and microfiber cloths to disinfect
             Chromebooks and other computer keyboards after student use. Where available,
             students may be assigned individual Chromebooks for their own use.

                         Bonneville School District 93
Approved: 07/30/2020                                                                                page 27

School Transportation - Phase 2

   ● Physical distancing
        ○ It will not be possible to maintain any physical distancing between students on the
            school bus on typical school bus routes. Students who ride school buses will be required
            to wear masks at all times on the school bus. Where possible, students will be assigned
            seats to maximize physical distancing.
        ○ Students will be assigned seats in order of pick up from back to front to minimize
            interactions among large groups of students as shown in the diagram below.
        ○ When disembarking, students will be dismissed individually to ensure physical
            distancing between students.
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     FRO

   ● Sanitization and cleaning
         ○ Seat surfaces and handrails will be wiped down with approved disinfectant after each
             bus run.
         ○ Deep cleaning of floor, seats and touch surfaces at the end of each day.
         ○ Use of approved cleaning solutions, equipment and methods as outlined by “School Bus
             Fleet Online”
   ● Staffing
         ○ All transportation staff will be screened daily for “fit for duty” criteria before engaging in
             their transportation duties.
         ○ Protective masks will be provided for use by bus drivers during loading and unloading of
             passengers. Masks will not be worn while driving.
         ○ Some special education students will require close physical proximity by an aide to
             facilitate embarkment and disembarkment. Aides will be provided with face masks and
             disposable non-latex gloves as personal protective equipment to use during these
             interactions.

                               Bonneville School District 93
Approved: 07/30/2020                                                                             page 28

Cafeterias and School Lunches - Phase 2

   ● Meal options for students
       ○ Regular hot menu items will be provided for both breakfast and lunch.
       ○ Meals will be preplated behind the serving lines.
       ○ High schools will no longer serve a second chance breakfast.

   ● Physical distancing
        ○ Where possible, the entire cafeteria should be used for feeding students to increase
            physical distancing during meal times.
        ○ Reasonable efforts will be made to limit seating in the cafeteria to no more than 225
            students with as much physical distancing between students as possible.
        ○ Other areas of the schools will be made available for students to eat lunch when the
            students in the cafeteria exceeds the maximum of 225.
        ○ Middle schools will implement three lunch periods to decrease the number of students
            in the cafeterias.
        ○ High schools will implement two lunch periods to decrease the number of students in
            the cafeterias. Students will be assigned to lunches based on their 3rd period class:
                 ■ First lunch: Before 4th period
                 ■ Second lunch period: After 4th period
   ● Sanitization and cleaning
        ○ Hand sanitizer will be made available to students at the start of each serving line.
        ○ Cafeteria tables will be disinfected in between groups of students.

                        Bonneville School District 93
Approved: 07/30/2020                                                                             page 29

Nonessential School Activities - Phase 2

   ● High school and middle school extracurricular activities
     Activities that are organized under the Idaho High School Activities Association and associated
     activities at the middle school level will continue under the guidance of the IHSAA. These
     activities are completely voluntary and families who choose to participate in these activities
     should assume there will be inherent additional risk from participating in activities which will
     often require close personal contact with others. In compliance with the EIPH Regional
     Response Plan, spectators at events will be limited to family members of participating students
     with a maximum of 150 individuals in a group. Groups will be defined within the room or
     outdoor area that they are expected to remain within. A separate plan for these activities is
     provided in Appendix D.

       Clubs and other-non IHSAA activities must develop a plan to ensure appropriate precautions
       are taken to protect the health and safety of members and advisors. Plans must fully comply
       with the Moderate Risk restrictions in the EIPH Regional Response Plan. Precautions should
       include sanitization of areas, wearing face masks and physical distancing among participants,
       and limiting group sizes to no more than 150. Plans must be submitted to the designated
       building administrator and approved by the District Safety Committee.

   ● Assemblies, school dances, and other large-group activities
     Nonessential school assemblies, dances, and other nonessential activities that bring more than
     150 students into close contact with each other for more than 15 minutes should not be held
     while the District is in Phase 2.

   ● School field trips
     Field trips and other nonessential student travel, except for IHSAA associated activities, will not
     be permitted while the District is in Phase 2.

   ● 6th grade after-school music program
     The 6th grade after school music program will not be held while the District is in Phase 2.

   ● Elementary PE and music program
     PE and music will continue to be provided to students in elementary schools. Instructors will
     plan to provide physical distancing during PE and music activities. For vocal music activities, 10-
     12 feet of separation between students must be maintained.

   ● High school and middle school music programs.
     High school and middle school music programs will continue. However increased protections
     must be planned following guidance of state or national music associations. Especially for vocal
     music activities, 10-12 feet of separation should be maintained.

                         Bonneville School District 93
Approved: 07/30/2020                                                                            page 30

Phase 3 - High Risk: Schools Reopen with Alternating Day Schedule
Overview of Phase 3

Certain circumstances may make it impossible or impractical to continue with Phase 2. These
circumstances include:

   ● Eastern Idaho Public Health designates Bonneville County as “High Risk” according to the EIPH
     COVID-19 Regional Response Plan.
   ● Excessive teacher or staff absenteeism that negatively impacts our ability to continue normal
     operations,
   ● Other unforeseen circumstances.

Phase 3 is based on creating an alternating day schedule to reduce the number of students in schools
and on buses by 50%. Phase 3 presents moderate risk of transmission, with significant impacts to
students’ education. For this reason, this strategy will only be implemented if Eastern Idaho Public
Health or the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare designate Bonneville County or Bonneville
School District as high risk.

Organization and Scheduling

Students will be organized alphabetically into two groups to attend school. Families with children with
different last names may submit a request for all of their children to attend school on the same day,
but the day will be assigned by District administration.

   ● August 31st - December 18th

           ○ Group A: (Last names A-J) will attend school on Tuesdays and Thursdays

           ○ Group B: (Last names K-Z) will attend school on Wednesdays and Fridays

   ● January 4th - June 4th

           ○ Group A: (Last names A-J) will attend school on Wednesdays and Fridays

           ○ Group B: (Last names K-Z) will attend school on Tuesdays and Thursdays

   ● Mondays will be scheduled for student support and teacher collaboration.

           ○ Mondays were selected as the non instructional day because four Mondays are
             scheduled as days off from school including federal holidays and parent-teacher
             conference make up days.

                         Bonneville School District 93
Approved: 07/30/2020                                                                          page 31

Family Responsibilities - Phase 3

   ● Monitoring symptoms
     Parents will be asked to monitor their children for symptoms each morning, including checking
     their children’s temperatures each day before sending them to school. Symptoms without a
     reasonable explanation that will necessitate keeping students home from school are identified
     in Appendix A.

   ● Self-quarantine.
     If any student or member of their family has been in close contact with an individual who has
     been diagnosed with COVID-19, they will be asked to self-quarantine for two weeks in
     accordance with CDC guidelines.
   ● Personal protective equipment.
     IIn keeping with the Eastern Idaho Public Health (EIPH) COVID-19 Regional Response Plan
     (Exhibit A), students will be required to wear masks to help prevent the transmission of
     disease, when six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained while riding school
     transportation, and while in hallways, common areas, and classrooms unless otherwise directed
     by the classroom teacher. Families who cannot provide masks for their children may request
     schools to provide a pair of reusable masks for their children to wear at school. Students with a
     documented disability under Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act or Individuals
     with Disabilities in Education Act or with documentation of a related medical condition from a
     licensed medical practitioner will be given alternatives to wearing a face mask. Parents who
     refuse to allow their children to comply with the requirement to wear masks or other
     acceptable face coverings will be provided the opportunity to enroll their children in online
     learning instead of attending their designated school in person.

                         Bonneville School District 93
Approved: 07/30/2020                                                                          page 32

Classroom Instruction and Learning - Phase 3

   ● Monitoring symptoms
       ○ Teachers will use non-touch thermometers twice each day: once at the start of the
           school day and again before or after the lunch break.
       ○ Students with temperatures above 100℉or other unexplained symptoms will be sent to
           the school's quarantine room to wait for parent pick up.

   ● Blended Instructional Model
        ○ Teachers will provide instruction to students using both face-to-face and asynchronous
           distance learning.
        ○ Teachers will provide the same face to face instruction to Groups A and B and provide
           each group with learning activities to complete at home during their off-schedule days.

   ● Online Learning and Instruction
                ■ Students who are isolated due to illness or quarantined by order of a public
                   health agency or medical physician will be provided the opportunity to continue
                   their learning online. Students who continue their learning online while
                   quarantined at home will not be counted absent from school.
                       ● At least one teacher per grade level will be expected to stream live
                           instruction for 1 period (60 minutes) or block (60 minutes) each day in
                           core subject areas for students who are quarantined.
                ■ Parents who do not wish to have their students return to school may submit a
                   request for their students to participate in online instruction through the online
                   learning request form. Teachers will provide learning activities, assessments,
                   feedback, and grading through Google Classroom or Schoology.
                ■ Students will be provided with Chromebooks if they do not have a device at
                   home to participate in online learning.
   ● Physical distancing
        ○ Classrooms will be arranged to maximize physical distancing between students.
        ○ Six feet of distance between students during instruction.
        ○ All unnecessary furnishings and other large items will be removed from classrooms to
            maximize physical distancing.
   ● Personal protective equipment
        ○ In keeping with the Eastern Idaho Public Health (EIPH) COVID-19 Regional Response Plan
           (Exhibit A), students will be required to wear masks to help prevent the transmission of
           disease, when six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained while riding school
           transportation, and while in hallways, common areas, and classrooms unless otherwise
           directed by the classroom teacher. Families who cannot provide masks for their children
           may request schools to provide a pair of reusable masks for their children to wear at
           school. Students with a documented disability under Section 504 of the Americans with
           Disabilities Act or Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act or with documentation of
           a related medical condition from a licensed medical practitioner will be given
           alternatives to wearing a face mask. Parents who refuse to allow their children to
           comply with the requirement to wear masks or other acceptable face coverings will be

                        Bonneville School District 93
Approved: 07/30/2020                                                                              page 33

               provided the opportunity to enroll their children in online learning instead of attending
               their designated school in person.

           ○ Staff are required to wear masks to minimize the risk of transmission of disease,
             especially in situations where they will be within close proximity to students or other
             staff members (less than 6 feet). Professional judgment should be used to determine
             whether masks will substantially interfere with instruction and other essential job
             functions, especially if the mask may create additional safety risks for the employee or
             others.

   ● Sanitization and cleaning
        ○ Regular handwashing and hand sanitization will be expected. Hand sanitizer will be
             provided in each classroom for student use.
        ○ Desks and other common surfaces will be disinfected at the end of each school day.
        ○ Teachers will be provided with disinfectant spray and microfiber cloths to disinfect
             Chromebooks and other computer keyboards after student use. Where available,
             students may be assigned individual Chromebooks for their own use.

                          Bonneville School District 93
Approved: 07/30/2020                                                                                page 34

School Transportation - Phase 3

   ● Physical distancing and face coverings
        ○ Students will be required to wear masks or other approved face coverings while riding
            school transportation.
        ○ Some physical distancing will be created by limiting seating to one child per seat as
            much as possible with Xs marked on bus seats as shown in the diagram below.
        ○ Students will be assigned seats in order of pick up from back to front to minimize
            interactions among large groups of students as shown in the diagram below.
        ○ When disembarking, students will be dismissed individually to ensure physical
            distancing between students.
                       Reser

                                                                                              REA
     FRO

   ● Sanitization and cleaning
         ○ Seat surfaces and handrails will be wiped down with approved disinfectant after each
             bus run.
         ○ Deep cleaning of floor, seats and touch surfaces at the end of each day.
         ○ Use of approved cleaning solutions, equipment and methods as outlined by “School Bus
             Fleet Online”
   ● Staffing
         ○ All transportation staff will be screened daily for “fit for duty” criteria before engaging in
             their transportation duties.
         ○ Protective masks will be provided for use by bus drivers during loading and unloading of
             passengers. Masks will not be worn while driving.
         ○ Some special education students will require close physical proximity by an aide to
             facilitate embarkment and disembarkment. Aides will be provided with face masks and
             disposable non-latex gloves as personal protective equipment to use during these
             interactions.

                               Bonneville School District 93
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