Sunnyside's 2021-22 Reopening Plan
Posted on 07/14/2021
REOPEN

The Lafayette School Corporation (LSC) will open for the 2021-2022 school year under the guidelines and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and the Tippecanoe County Health Department (TCHD).

By implementing as many of the guidelines and recommendations as possible, the LSC believes we can open schools for the 2021-2022 school year with an In Person model. Students, staff, parents and community members will continue to experience new preventive and mitigating measures as they enter our buildings. The new measures are being initiated for the health and safety of every person who enters any LSC building or visits one of LSC’s many events and activities.

**First Student Day: Tuesday, August 10**

Sunnyside Intermediate School Daily 8:05am-3:15pm

· Doors will open at 7:30 (No students or visitors are allowed in the building prior to 7:30).

· Buses will unload in a controlled and staggered manner and students will report to assigned areas.

· Car rider arrival at Door 9 on Cason Street 7:30-8:05

· Breakfast in the Classroom will be offered just as it has in the past.

· Car rider, walkers, and bike rider dismissal to begin at 3:05 and exit at Door 9 on Cason Street

· Bus dismissal will be a staggered dismissal via the PA system with all buses having departed LSIS by 3:25.

PREVENTATIVE AND MITIGATION MEASURES

Administration, teachers, and staff will educate our students about the practices and procedures each building is implementing with regards to personal hygiene, bathroom breaks, water bottle filling, hallway procedures, classroom procedures, school bus protocols, onsite/eLearning plans, along with the other precautions to keep things cleaned and sanitized.

Teachers and staff members will be trained on what to look for and will notify the school nurse and administration if they notice one of their students might not be feeling well. NO ONE SHOULD ENTER SCHOOL IF HE/SHE IS NOT FEELING WELL, HAS A FEVER, OR HAS BEEN IN CONTACT WITH ANYONE WHO IS ILL. The administration, teachers, staff members will all be trained about the symptoms of COVID-19 and will take immediate action to remove anyone from school who is ill. Also, each school has a point of isolation that will be utilized to keep everyone safe at school.

The LSC teachers, will receive COVID-19 training before the students return.

If at any time during this process, someone within the school setting tests positive for the COVID-19, the administration will follow the CDC, IDOE and Tippecanoe County Health Department guidelines to determine mitigation procedures. Each situation will be considered on a case by case basis.

COVID-19 SCREENING PROCESS CHECKLIST

· Must be conducted at home every morning before sending a student to school.

· Parents, students, teachers, and staff should use the checklist each day to better ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in school.

· NO ONE SHOULD ENTER SCHOOL IF HE/SHE IS NOT FEELING WELL, HAS A FEVER, OR HAS BEEN IN CONTACT WITH ANYONE WHO IS ILL.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

· As recommended by the CDC, the IDOE, and the TCHD, administration, teachers, and staff members will implement social distancing protocols. The protocols will be different at each school based on student age, square footage of classrooms and hallways, and the school schedule.

· Administration, teachers, and staff will be implementing procedures for breakfast, lunch, restroom breaks, recess, hallways, and entering/exiting the school to provide as much social distancing as possible.

 

SPECIFIC PROTOCOLS FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING

· Staggered enter/exit procedures

· Set times for handwashing and restroom use

· Setup classrooms with assigned seating to distance students as much as possible

· Create hallway traffic patterns and stagger times when students are in the hallways

 

 

FACE COVERING AND PERSONAL PROTECTION

Due to the recent up-tick in COVID-19 cases, beginning on Monday, August 9, 2021, Face Masks and/or Face Coverings will be mandated for all non-vaccinated and vaccinated individuals while indoors in a Lafayette School Corporation’s building. This recommendation falls in-line with the current CDC’s, State of Indiana Health Department’s and the Tippecanoe County Health Department’s recommendations.

There may be times when masks will be allowed to be removed during the day such as breakfast, lunch and other times deemed necessary.

The Lafayette School Corporation will continue to monitor the CDC, the State of Indiana Health Department and the Tippecanoe County Health Department for future updates and guidance.

The administration requests parents provide their student with a cloth mask or face covering to have their child wear at school. The masks/coverings should be school appropriate, free of inappropriate logos, text, and/or images and not disrupt the learning environment.Parents should provide children the items they need to help their child feel safe.

BUSES

As of the date of this document, the CDC continues to require all students and adults to wear a Face Mask while on a school bus. The LSC will continue to provide extra Face Masks on each bus should a student forget their mask. The LSC will provide an up-date of this topic later in the summer.

 

City Bus Riders: contact City Bus at 742-7433 or at gocitybus.com for guidelines and student pass information.

 

FIELD TRIPS

Off-campus field trips will resume, but may be canceled at any time if COVID-19 guidelines indicate doing so. The field trip’s location/venue’s guidelines for mask wearing and social distancing will be followed.

CLEANING PROTOCOLS

· Cleaning protocols followed daily and nightly.

· Hand sanitizer stations throughout the school.

· Hand washing will be encouraged throughout the day.

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH

· As has been in practice, breakfast in the classroom will continue to be offered to all students at no charge.

· Students will be escorted to the cafeteria to assigned seats. Students eating a school lunch will return to those assigned seats after selecting their entrée.

 

HEALTH AND HYGIENE

The role of our school nurses during COVID-19 is to educate students, faculty, and staff about COVID-19 when they return to the school building, to be the first line of screening for students who may be exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.The school clinic will continue to dispense medications. A separate location will be in place for students displaying any symptoms of COVID-19.

PERSONAL HYGIENE

· Hand washing and restroom breaks will be scheduled.

· Sanitizing will be a joint effort between adults, students, and the custodians.

MANDATED VACCINES

The LSC will not require or mandate any staff member or student to have a COVID-19 vaccine. The LSC recommends that staff members and families consult with their family medical provider for questions or concerns regarding a COVID-19 vaccine.

Students with special health considerations: Contact the Sunnyside school nurse to create a health care plan per doctor recommendation.

Technology: students will be issued an iPad that will go home with all students daily. Students will be encouraged to sanitize iPad each morning before arriving at school.

INSTRUCTION

IN PERSON

The In Person model will have students attending a normal day of instruction at their assigned school. While students will attend a normal instructional day, there will be numerous new health and safety protocols in place. Social Distancing will be a high priority.

Students will begin school on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 with a full day of instruction. Busses will run, and breakfast and lunch will be served. Oakland Elementary will begin their 2021-2022 school year on July 30, 2021.

eLEARNING

An eLearning opportunity will only be available for students who provide a note from their family medical provider that it would not be in the students best medical interest to attend school in person. The LSC administration will review each medical note for approval or denial.

Requirements

· Students must have internet access.

· All students will be provided with an iPad.

Grading

eLearning students will be instructed on the same state standards as the In-Person students and will be graded with the same grading scale.

Attendance

Student’s attendance will be monitored each day. eLearning students must attend the same 180 days of school as In-Person students.

 

2021-2022 SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

We are happy to notify you that school supplies for all students in Kindergarten through 8th grades will be provided by the Lafayette School Corporation for the 2021-2022 school year. You will not need to purchase any school supplies for the upcoming school year. This is made possible by federal stimulus funding support. If you should choose to purchase any additional supplies at your own expense, that is completely fine, but it is not necessary.

 

Backpack

Earbuds – 2 pair (1 for school; 1 for home)

2 Boxes of Kleenex

iPad Charger

24 #2 Non-mechanical pencils (may need to be replenished during school year)

*Specific and additional items may be required by individual teachers. These needs will be communicated once school begins.

STANDARD STUDENT DRESS CODE

It is expected that students will wear clothing that is neat and clean while attending classes. Please refer to the Sunnyside Student Handbook or Homepage for student dress code information.

STAY CONNECTED

This and more information about Sunnyside and our programs to serve students and families can be found online at:

 

https://sis.lsc.k12.in.us

 

Phone: 765-771-6100

Fax: 765-771-6113

 

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