Hybrid Learning

Hybrid Learning

The following information is provided for your consideration of Hybrid Learning:

Health and Safety. Choices for Families.
Updated September 23, 2020

We are happy to share that as the Pima County Health Department’s benchmark data continues to move in the right direction, we are prepared to return to in-person learning for our six elementary schools, FWJH and FWHS in a hybrid schedule on October 22, 2020.

With the launch of an in-person, Hybrid Learning option, families will have two high quality learning models from which to choose: Hybrid Learning and Full-Time Remote Learning. Below you will find our safety protocols to mitigate the spread of the virus, followed by the descriptions of the learning models.

We know there are many questions regarding the health and safety protocols that will be in place. The FW District protocols are outlined below. Each school will also have additional protocols specific to their campus.

HEALTH

• Families should screen their children for symptoms before sending them to school. Students must not come to school if they exhibit any of the following symptoms: Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle aches, sore throat, new onset of severe headache, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, or new loss of taste or smell.

• Students must not come to school if anyone in the household has tested positive for COVID-19.

• Masks are required. When students and staff arrive at school, masks are required except while eating. An exception may be made for students with medical conditions, those who have difficulty breathing or who are incapable of physically removing the face covering on his/her own.

• Temperature checks will take place daily at school for all students.

• Air filters are being upgraded throughout the District and adjustments have been made to allow the maximum percentage of outside air into buildings.

DISINFECTING

• Daily disinfecting of high-touch surfaces will occur regularly throughout the day. Classrooms and offices have been provided with cleaning supplies to disinfect learning spaces and high touch surfaces in between uses.

• Recess equipment will be disinfected on a regular basis.

HABITS

• Staff have been trained on health and safety protocols and the use of Personal Protective Equipment.

• Students will be reminded to wash their hands frequently. Hand sanitizer bottles will be placed throughout each site.

• Each school has developed routines for traffic in hallways, seating assignments in classrooms and the cafeteria, and distancing during transitional times.

• Water fountains will be used only to refill water bottles.

• Posters have been hung to remind students about healthy habits, hygiene and social distancing.

MEAL SERVICE

• There will be no self-serve stations. Students may choose school lunch or may bring their own meals.

• Touchless checkout will be implemented and staff will take steps to speed up lunch lines and keep as much distance as possible between students.

• Schools have developed procedures and schedules to help minimize the number of students in the cafeteria at one time.

TRANSPORTATION

• Buses will be disinfected between each run, and will undergo additional cleaning and disinfecting each night.

• Students will be spaced out on the bus for social distancing.

• Masks are required of all bus riders.

• Windows will remain open during routes as weather permits.
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