School Operations Guide & Risk Dial 

October 16th Edition

NBC: Yellow

Welcome Back!

North Bend Central Public Schools is thrilled to welcome students back to our two buildings. In order for the district to provide a safe and secure environment for our students and staff, a number of modifications to the traditional school day are necessary. Face-to-face instruction throughout the entirety of the school year is the goal, with a premium placed on face-to-face instruction for younger learners. In order to accomplish the district’s educational goals, the framework in this document will be incorporated, and periodically modified if necessary, to meet the needs associated with educating NBC students during a pandemic.

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Many factors will be taken into consideration when assigning an NBC building to a specific color scheme on the NBC Risk Dial such as: recent community spread of the virus, Three Rivers Health recommendations, capacity of the local health care systems, current Directed Health Measures (DHM) from governmental officials, availability of school staff, and other variables that emerge. Health and attendance of students and staff, supplies available to the district and other factors directly associated with NBC will impact the Risk Dial assessment.

Green:
(Low)

Yellow:
(Moderate)
Orange:
(High)
Red:
(Severe)
Community Definition
*Minimal cases of COVID within the greater community.  *COVID has minimal impact on local healthcare system

*There is a stable trajectory in numbers of COVID positive cases or percent of positive cases due to community or regional spread

*There is limited community spread within the NBC district

*COVID has a small impact on local healthcare system capacity.

*There are increasing or high stable numbers of COVID positive cases OR percent of positive cases due to the community or regional spread

*There is an increase in flu-like symptom COVID cases in the school district

*Clusters or outbreaks exist that are still likely in their early stages.

*Three Rivers Health Department must rely on assistance to conduct investigation for new cases and contact tracing
*Widespread school or community transmission of COVID.

*There is a significant increase in COVID positive cases or percent positive cases which may potentially overwhelm the local healthcare system.

*There is inadequate capacity to conduct investigation and contact tracing.  
School Response
*Full attendance is required.

*Mask / face shields are optional 

*Social distancing measures in place

*Lunch and breakfast will be served in cafeteria with social distancing when practical and possible 

*Students and staff should stay home if they have symptoms

*Full attendance is required

*Mask / face shields are optional

*Social distancing measures in place

*Lunch and breakfast will be served in cafeteria with social distancing

*Students and staff should stay home if they have symptoms

*K-8 students will report to school; modified schedule may be implemented for high school learners.

*Students screened; any student or staff with symptoms will have temperature checked.

*Students and staff required to wear masks/shields in areas where social distancing cannot occur.

*Mask may be required in common areas, with social distancing required.

*Meals will be served at school with social distancing requirements.  
*School will close temporarily to clean the buildings and assess the situation

*E-Learning protocol implemented

*Modified use of the building will be made for special circumstances

*Temperature checks will be taken if students and staff receive permission to enter the building
Instructional Model
The “New Normal’’ risk of COVID-19 spread. The building will be open as usual. Moderate risk of COVID-19 spread. The building is opened with adjustments. High Elevated COVID-19 spread risk. Modified use of the facility. Severe COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Limited use of the facility 
Elementary:  Elementary:  Elementary:  Elementary:
*Regular school day with measures in place for increased hygiene practices.  *Regular school day with 3 cohort model in place to provide for social distancing.

*Altered lunch room procedures
*Regular school day with 3 cohort model in place to provide for social distancing

*Altered lunch room procedures

*Other modifications will occur as outlined in this document and in conjunction with the DHM
*E-learning program implemented with limited access to the building and in accordance with the DHM
High School:   High School:   High School:   High School: 
*Regular 7 period day with measures in place for social distancing where practical.
*Increased hygiene practices.

*Regular 7 period day with measures in place as outlined throughout this document. Class schedules may be altered to enhance social distancing.

*Other modifications will occur as outlined throughout this document and in conjunction with social distancing when possible.  

*E-learning may be incorporated into a portion of some older students’ school days

*Other modifications will occur as outlined in this document and in conjunction with the DHM

*Middle school remains operational with modifications in place
*E-learning program implemented with limited access to the building and in accordance with the DHM
 Daily School Operations
Transportation:

*Normal bus route patterns in place with social distancing encouraged.

*Assigned seating on school bus routes.

*All passengers are required to wear a mask when traveling to school activities

*Normal bus route patterns in place with social distancing implemented to the best of the district’s ability.

*Assigned seating on school bus routes with one person per seat

*All passengers are required to wear a mask when traveling to school activities

*Masks are required to ride district transportation

*Transportation will be provided when possible and practical while following DHM guidelines

*Routes may be modified or eliminated

*Assigned seating on bus routes with one person per seat

*All passengers are required to wear a mask when traveling to school activities

*Masks are required to ride any school transportation that occurs
Beginning of the Day: All before school meetings with teachers must be pre-arranged through the principal.
*Doors open at 7:30

*Students eating breakfast must remain there until school begins

*Elementary students are encouraged to walk outside when weather-permitting
*Doors open at 7:30

*Staggered arrival of school transportation

*Parent/guardian/visitor access scheduled to essential needs or meetings

*Elementary students are encouraged to walk outside when weather-permitting

*Occasional spot checks for temperatures may be taken and students sent home with a temperature of 100.4 or higher

*Students are encouraged to social distance
*Doors open at 7:50

*Staggered arrival of school transportation

*Parent/guardian/visitor access scheduled and restricted to essential needs or meetings

*Elementary students are encouraged to walk outside when weather-permitting

*High School students should report to breakfast or first period unless part of a scheduled meeting

*Screenings and temperature checks will occur frequently as students enter the building and/or during first period
*E-learning protocol in place
Screening
*Take temperature and symptom check at home. 

*Symptomatic students must stay home

*Students with a temperature of 100.4 or higher must stay home

*Students must be fever free for 24 hours to return to school

*Take temperature and symptom check at home

*Symptomatic students must stay home

*Students with a temperature of 100.4 or higher must stay home

*Students must be fever free for 24 hours to return to school

*Occasional spot checks for temperatures may be taken and students sent home with a temperature of 100.4 or higher 
*Screenings and temperature checks will occur frequently as students enter the building

*If a student had a fever or other COVID symptoms, a doctor’s note giving clearance will be required to return to school
*E-learning protocol in place.  
Masks/Facial Coverings

*Wearing mask or face shield is optional.

*Teachers can request students wear mask when not able to socially distance per principal and parent approval.

*Wearing mask or face shield is optional

*Teachers can request students wear mask when not able to socially distance per principal and parent approval.

*Students may be required to wear masks when not able to socially distance

*Parents may sign an opt-out document under special circumstances
*Students are required to wear masks if they must enter the building
Common Areas/Passing Periods
*Regular passing periods with social distancing when practical *Regular passing periods with social distancing when practical *Staggered passing periods with students walking in the same direction and social distancing whenever possible *E-learning protocol in place
Food Service
*Sanitize hands upon entering cafeteria.

*Limited or no salad bar based upon DHM.

*Social distancing of 6 feet is needed
*Sanitize hands upon entering cafeteria.

*Limited or no salad bar based upon DHM.

*Social distancing of 6 feet is needed

*Others may need to eat in assigned seats outside or in large areas such as the gymnasium or open classrooms

*Lunch periods adjusted to promote social distancing
*Sanitize hands upon entering cafeteria

*Limited or no salad bar based upon DHM

*Social distancing required; therefore, some students may need to eat lunch in their classrooms

*Others may need to eat in assigned seats outside or in large areas such as the gymnasium or open classrooms

*Students may be assigned seats to limit exposures

*Lunch periods adjusted to promote social distancing
*E-learning protocol in place
End of Day: All after-school meetings with teachers must be pre-arranged through the principal.
*Regular dismissal with social distancing guidelines observed *Regular dismissal

*All students are asked to leave the building at the end of the day unless they participate in after-school programs, are working with a teacher or have approval from the principal
*Staggered dismissal

*All students are asked to leave the building at the end of the day unless they participate in after-school programs, working with a teacher or have approval from the principal
*E-learning protocol in place

Other Information Related to the Coronavirus:

Lockers: Students will have limited use of lockers/cubbies and be encouraged to carry their belongings in a backpack when practical. 

Attendance: Coronavirus-related absenteeism will require verification from school personnel or from a health care facility. Return to school will require a doctor’s note or Three Rivers Health verification.

Custodial: Cleaning of door knobs, handles, rails and other items will be done by custodians throughout the day. When practical, teachers may ask students to assist in wiping down their personal space before exiting that area. Cleanings will occur overnight using hydrostatic sprayers owned by the district. Areas such as weight room and cafeteria will be cleaned between groups. Bathrooms will be cleaned throughout the day by custodial staff. 

Hygiene: Personal hygiene will be taught and emphasized to all students. Washing of hands several times per day will be encouraged to all students.

Hydration: Students should use personal water bottles and fill them at the designated bottle filling stations. 

Visitors: The Risk Dial will impact the decision to allow visitors into the building. All visitors to the buildings will need to schedule in advance with the office. A staff member may greet you at the main entrance when possible. Visitors may be required to wear a mask when in the orange or red Risk Dial.

Activities: Extra-curricular activities will be followed in accordance with NSAA guidelines, Three Rivers Health and the Risk Dial at that time.

Community Weight Room: The community weight room is closed for the foreseeable future.

Youth Activities: Youth activities using NBC facilities may be limited based upon the current Risk Dial. A coach and an additional adult that will be in charge of complying with DHM will be required at each practice/event.

Sickness: Isolation rooms will be created for those individuals feeling sick or displaying symptoms.

Communication: Should someone in the school building test positive for coronavirus, communication will occur with directly impacted families from Three Rivers Health and/or the school. Those families directly impacted by a positive test will be contacted by a health official or the school and the school website will be utilized so all district patrons are made aware of the situation. 

Additional Resources:

School District Nursing Protocol ,   Activities Department Protocol ,  School Nurse Webpage