This model represents a return to the school campus and the classroom where students will interact directly, but safely, with their teacher(s) and classmates. The school day will follow the standard schedule that includes all the core classes and other subject areas. In short, it represents a return to the traditional school environment – with several significant changes involving enhanced health and safety precautions.
By providing effective safeguards to protect the health and safety of students and staff, this model can create an environment that provides an opportunity for students to return to the traditional school experience. Though schools are not designed to easily allow for social distancing of 6 feet, every effort will be made to maintain as much distance as possible. Reopening schools requires certain procedures be in place to ensure safety as students, teachers and staff return to school campuses.
Require face coverings for staff and students
Encourage social distancing at pick-up/drop-off points
Maximize social distancing as much as possible during mealtimes
Evaluate before/after school program models to accommodate reduced adult/ child ratio, which may include adjustment of operational hours