Our Safe Return to In-Person Instruction Plan includes multiple mitigation strategies, following CDC guidelines, in order to allow for students to safely attend in-person classes. This plan includes modifying facilities to allow for physical distancing, handwashing and respiratory etiquette, cleaning and maintaining healthy facilities (including improving ventilation), contact tracing in combination with isolation and quarantine, coordination with state and local health officials and appropriate accommodations for children with disabilities, English Language Learners, students experiencing homelessness, and all other vulnerable populations. The plan also addresses academic needs, social, emotional and Mental health needs, and any other need that may arise for both students and staff that could keep students and staff from attending to In-Person classes.
All student success rates will be monitored by school staff and if progress is not seen, adjustments will be made to instruction and interventions as needed per individual student in order to increase academic achievement All student behavior referral rates will be monitored by school staff, and if needs arise, new Social Emotional supports will be given to reduce behavior incidents and increase academic achievement in classes.
Set-aside funds will be used to provide a comprehensive system of academic interventions with two paraprofessionals (one general education and one SPED), and a summer enrichment program. Social-emotional supports with the social worker and school counselor (funded with other funds) will be enhanced with Thrively software. Highest priority will be given to students who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 such as low-income families, students of all races and genders, children with disabilities, English learners, migratory students, students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care but all students may benefit from these expenses.
Remaining funds will be used to reenroll students and staff after COVID closure (marketing plan including specialist, website design, social media ads), free extended day kindergarten, outdoor equipment to provide social distancing, and technology for teachers to allow for social distancing