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    Sewanhaka Central High School District

    Reopening Plan

    Fall 2020

     

     

     

     

     

    State and Federal Guidance

     

    The Sewanhaka Central High School District Reopening Plan adheres to all guidance from the New York State Education Department (NYSED), New York State Department of Health (NYDOH), and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The following documents guided the preparation of this plan:

     

    NYSED School Reopening Guidance

    https://www.sewanhakaschools.org/cms/lib/NY01001491/Centricity/Domain/3447/NYSED%20Reopening%20Guidance.pdf

     

    NYSED Checklist for Pre-K to Grade 12 School Reopening Plans

    https://www.sewanhakaschools.org/cms/lib/NY01001491/Centricity/Domain/3447/NYSED%20P12_Checklist.pdf

     

    NYDOH Interim Guidance for In-Person Instruction at Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

    https://www.sewanhakaschools.org/cms/lib/NY01001491/Centricity/Domain/3447/NYSED%20DOH%20Guidance.pdf

     

    CDC Guidance for Schools and Childcare Programs

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/index.html

     

     

    Communication/Family and Community Engagement

     

    1. The school and/or district engaged with school stakeholders and community members (e.g., administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents/legal guardians of students, local health departments, local health care providers, and affiliated organizations, such as unions, alumni, and/or community-based groups) when developing reopening plans. Plans for reopening should identify the groups of people involved and engaged throughout the planning process.

     

    The district engaged with the following stakeholders and community members: central office administrators, board of education members, parent representatives from the PTSA, SEPTA and Central Council of PTAs, building administrators, teachers, psychological support and guidance staff, clerical workers, food service workers, custodial and maintenance workers, school nurses, the school health directors of Northwell Health, the Nassau County Department of Health, the NYS Department of Health, school superintendents from the component elementary districts of Floral Park-Bellrose, New Hyde Park-Garden City Park, Elmont; and Franklin Square, and the officers of the Sewanhaka Federation of Teachers, the Sewanhaka Administrators Association, the Sewanhaka Chairperson and Coordinators Association, the Sewanhaka Association of School Nurses, the Sewanhaka Clerical Association, The Sewanhaka Custodial and Maintenance Association, and the district food service provider. 

     

    The following stakeholders served on committees that contributed to the creation of this plan:

     

    Health & Safety Committee

    Dr. James J. Grossane, Superintendent of Schools

    John Capozzi, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Administration

    Kevin O’Brien, Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations

    Scott Greene, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent

    Matthew McLees, District Athletic Director

    Matt Castelluzzo, Director of Facilities and Operations

     

    Nichole Allen, Interim Principal (SHS)

    Dr. Richard Faccio, Principal (NHP)

     

    Jennifer Alaimo, Assistant Principal (FPM)

    Brian Burke, Assistant Principal & SDBAA President (ELM)

    Sharon Flynn, Assistant Principal and SDBAA Vice President (HFC)

    Dayna Sotirhos, Assistant Principal (ELM)

     

    Esther Acevedo, Coordinator of World Languages (SHS)

    Dr. Matthew Schwartz, Coordinator of Social Studies and CASD Vice President (FPM)

     

    Anthony Brancato, Athletic Director (HFC)

    Jessica Stillman, English Chairperson (SHS)

     

    Joseph Grossi, World Languages Teacher and SFT President (NHP)

     

    Susan Boell, Clerical (ELM)

    Michelle Flannory, Science Teacher (ELM)

    Nkenge Gilliam, Social Studies Teacher (ELM)

    Amanda Abbott, Special Education Math Teacher (FPM)

    Gina D’Ammassa, World Languages Teacher (FPM)

    Carolyn Faggioni, Social Studies Teacher and SFT Building Representative (FPM)

    Lori Lorusso, School Nurse (FPM)

    Lisa Carey-Hill, Social Studies Teacher (HFC)

    Katie Lorusso, Music Teacher (HFC)

    Bryan DiScala, English Teacher (NHP)

    Mary Gelber, Science Teacher (NHP)

    Diana Romano, School Nurse (NHP)

    Rachel Daloia, Music Teacher (SHS)

    John Reagan, CTE Teacher and SFT Building Representative (SHS)

    Michael Sakowich, Social Studies Teacher (SHS)

     

    Christina Cooney, Parent

    Rachelle Lewis, Parent

    Cheryl Scarry, Parent

    Lisa Todaro, Parent

     

    Social and Emotional Learning Committee

    Regina Agrusa, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel & Special Education

    Dr. Caryl Oris, District Psychiatrist

     

    Maria Hecht, Principal (FPM)

     

    Christopher Carmody, Assistant Principal (HFC)

    John Kenny, Assistant Principal (SHS)

     

    Marilyn Heyward, Pupil Personnel Service Chairperson (SHS)

    Dr. Christopher Schnepf, Special Education Chairperson (HFC)

     

    Daniel Reece, Social Studies Teacher and SFT Secretary/Building Representative (SHS)

     

    Lenora Elliot, School Nurse (ELM)

    Kaia Williams, School Psychologist (ELM)

    Denise Hayden, English Teacher (FPM)

    William Sollin, School Counselor (HFC)

    Melissa Argaman, School Counselor (NHP)

    Jason Allen, Social Studies Teacher (SHS)

    Allison Filippone, Art Teacher (SHS)

    Michelle Ramdial, Social Worker (SHS)

    Dr. Jason Teague, School Psychologist (SHS)

     

    Brian & Maureen Russell, Parents

    Elizabeth Matthew, Parent

    Theresa O’Day, Parent

    Laura Villavicencio, Parent

    Catherine Shugrue dos Santos, Parent

     

     

    Curriculum Committee

    Dr. Taryn Johnson, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction

    Brian Messinger, District Coordinator for Classroom Instructional Technology & Student Achievement

    Mallory Poledro, Supervisor of Special Education

     

    Kevin Dougherty, Principal (ELM)

    Chris Fiore, Principal (HFC)

     

    Frank Geritano, Assistant Principal (SHS)

     

    Kristin Kelly, Social Studies Chairperson (SHS)

    Aaron Marsh, Math Chairperson (NHP)

     

    Bart Curcio, Math Teacher and SFT Treasurer (FPM)

     

    Stacey Taylor, Science Teacher (ELM)

    Caitlin Wheeler, Special Education Math Teacher (FPM)

    Alexandra Martinez, FACS Teacher (HFC)

    Danielle Livoti, Art Teacher (NHP)

    Laurent Jacobson, Math Teacher (SHS)

     

    Lynette Battle, Parent

    Lorraine Lubicich, Parent

    Cassandra Powell, Parent

    Theodora Ridley, Parent

     

    1. The school and/or district developed a communications plan for students, parents or legal guardians of students, staff, and visitors that includes applicable instructions, training, signage, and a consistent means to provide individuals with information. Responsible Parties may consider developing webpages, text and email groups, and/or social media groups or posts.

     

    The District developed the following communications plan for students, parents/legal guardians, staff and visitors.  All applicable instructions were sent to students, parents/legal guardians and staff via email, text and automated calling device advising them to find all applicable instructions, training videos and samples of appropriate signage on the district website homepage under the drop down menu title of "Fall 2020 Reopening.”  This will include videos, signage, and general safety procedures. 

     

    1. The school and/or district will ensure all students are taught or trained how to follow new COVID-19 protocols safely and correctly, including but not limited to hand hygiene, proper face covering wearing, social distancing, and respiratory hygiene.

     

    All students will receive direct instruction on the first day of school and the ensuing week, on how to follow new Covid-19 protocols safely and correctly.  They will also receive video training on their district issued iPads prior to the first day of school.  The protocols will be reviewed in class for the first week of school and then periodically.  The training will include hand hygiene, proper face covering wearing, social distancing, respiratory hygiene, and building/classroom specific safety protocols, including sanitation, hydration, and restroom use. 

    1. The school and/or district will encourage all students, faculty, staff, and visitors through verbal and written communication (e.g., signage) to adhere to CDC and DOH guidance regarding the use of PPE, specifically acceptable face coverings, when a social distance cannot be maintained.”

     

    The schools and district will encourage all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to adhere to CDC and DOH guidance regarding the use of PPE, specifically face coverings, when social distance cannot be maintained by posting signage at all entrances and throughout hallways. Verbal instructions will be given upon entering the building from building security personnel to all visitors.  Staff and students will also receive daily reminders on their iPads regarding these instructions and students will be reminded via classroom teachers and public address announcements throughout the day. 

     

    1. The school and/or district will provide communications in the language(s) spoken at home among families and throughout the school community. Written plans must be accessible to those with visual and/or hearing impairments.

     

    All plans posted to the district website and sent via other communication methods will be readily available in the languages spoken at home.  Written plans are accessible via the district website to those with a visual or hearing impairment.

     

    Health & Safety

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must review and consider the number of students and staff allowed to return in person. These factors should be considered when determining resumption of in person instruction: (1) Ability to maintain appropriate social distancing or face coverings; (2) PPE and face covering availability; (3) Availability of safe transportation; and (4) Local hospital capacity – consult your local department of health.

     

    In order to maintain appropriate social distancing, the district will permit one half the number of total students to attend school each day.  This will result in an alternating or A/B day schedule with one half of the students receiving in person learning in the school building while the other half of the total number of students are at home learning remotely via their district issued iPad.  All students and staff will be required to wear a face covering while in school.  The district has secured the appropriate amount of PPE as per the SED guidelines and will require all parents to provide their student with an appropriate face covering.  By utilizing an alternating day schedule, the number of students utilizing district transportation will also be reduced, therefore providing safe usage of transportation.  Wearing of face coverings will be required to use district transportation.  Parents will also be encouraged to use private transportation as much as possible to further reduce the number of students utilizing district provided transportation.  As of the writing, the Nassau County Department of Health has informed the district that the local hospital capacity is well below the level required to be considered safe. 

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must engage with school stakeholders and community members (e.g., administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents/legal guardians of students, local health departments, local health care providers, and affiliated organizations, such as unions, alumni, and/or community-based groups)in developing their reopening plan and identify those that participated in the reopening plans.

     

    See response #1 in Communication/Family and Community Engagement.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must include a communications plan for students, parents/guardians, staff, and visitors that includes applicable instructions, training, signage, and a consistent means to provide individuals with information.

     

    The schools and district will encourage all students, faculty, staff and visitors to adhere to CDC and DOH guidance regarding the use of PPE, specifically face coverings, when social distance cannot be maintained by posting signage at all entrances and throughout hallways. Verbal instructions will also be given upon entering the building from building security personnel to all visitors.  Staff and students will receive daily reminders on the iPads regarding these instructions and students will be reminded via classroom teachers and public address announcements throughout the day. Sample signage:

     

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan has a written protocol developed in collaboration with the district or school’s director of school health services to instruct staff to observe for signs of illness in students and staff and requires symptomatic persons to be sent to the school nurse or other designated personnel.

     

    The staff will receive oral and written instruction on how to recognize the signs of illness during staff training prior to the start of school. Students demonstrating these signs of illness will be sent to the nurse’s office for evaluation.  Staff is directed to go to the nurse’s office for evaluation.  Sample signage:

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan has a written protocol for daily temperature screenings of all students and staff, along with a daily screening questionnaire for faculty and staff and periodic use of the questionnaire for students.

     

    The district is requiring that all staff and students take their temperature at home prior to leaving for school for the day.  They will record their responses to questions regarding their temperature, if they have had a positive COVID 19 test result in the past 14 days, if they had close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COCID 19 in the past 14 days, or are exhibiting symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, or if you have been in an area with high rates of transmission of COVID 19 in the past 14 days via an app called COVID 19 Screening Attestation.   The app will be uploaded to all staff and student district issued iPads.  Staff and students will be required to complete the survey each morning.  Staff and students that respond "NO" to all questions will receive a color-coded positive response that they will display upon entry.  Anyone who does not have the appropriate color will be sent to the isolation room to be further evaluated.  District personnel will be notified via email if staff or students respond "YES" to any questions and will alert the appropriate building personnel to contact the employee or student’s family for follow up and to provide instructions for next steps. 

     

    Ill students and staff will be assessed by the school nurse to determine their health status.  They will be evaluated in the isolation room located in each building and remain there until a determination of their condition is rendered.  If the nurse is not available, the student or staff member will be sent home with the directive to follow up with their health care provider prior to re-admittance to school

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan requires that ill students and staff be assessed by the school nurse (registered professional nurse, RN) or medical director and that if a school nurse or medical director is not available, ill students and staff will be sent home for follow up with a healthcare provider.

     

    The district is requiring that all staff and students take their temperature at home prior to leaving for school for the day.  They will record their responses to questions regarding their temperature, if they have had a positive COVID 19 test result in the past 14 days, if they had close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID 19 in the past 14 days, or are exhibiting symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, or if you have been in an area with high rates of transmission of COVID 19 in the past 14 days via an app called COVID 19 Screening Attestation.   The app will be uploaded to all staff and student district issued iPads.  Staff and students will be required to complete the survey each morning.  Staff and students that respond "NO" to all questions will receive a color-coded positive response that they will display upon entry.  Anyone who does not have the appropriate color will be sent to the isolation room to be further evaluated.  District personnel will be notified via email if staff or students respond "YES" to any questions and will alert the appropriate building personnel to contact the employee or student’s family for follow up and to provide instructions for next steps. 

     

    Ill students and staff will be assessed by the school nurse to determine their health status.  They will be evaluated in the isolation room located in each building and remain there until a determination of their condition is rendered.  If the nurse is not available, the student or staff member will be sent home with the directive to follow up with their health care provider prior to re-admittance to school

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan has written protocol requiring students or staff with a temperature, signs of illness, and/or a positive response to the questionnaire to be sent directly to a dedicated isolation area where students are supervised, prior to being picked up or otherwise sent home.

     

    Ill students and staff will be assessed by the school nurse to determine their health status.  They will be evaluated in the isolation room located in each building and remain there until a determination of their condition is rendered.  If the nurse is not available, the student or staff member will be sent home with the directive to follow up with their health care provider prior to re-admittance to school.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan has written protocol to address visitors, guests, contractors, and vendors to the school which includes health screening.

     

    All visitors, guests, contractors, vendors will be required to complete a health questionnaire and will have their temperature taken prior to admittance to any school building.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan has a written protocol to instruct parents/guardians to observe for signs of illness in their child that require staying home from school.

     

    Parents will receive written notices instructing them to observe for the signs of illness in their child that requires the student to stay home from school.  They will also be required to complete the daily health screening so that district staff will be notified of their absence and can call for follow up information.  Sample instructional materials:

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan has written protocol and appropriate signage to instruct staff and students in correct hand and respiratory hygiene.

     

    Hygiene and sanitation requirements from the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health (DOH) shall be adhered to.  Hand hygiene stations for students and staff will be provided and maintained. Soap, water, and paper towels, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing 60% or more alcohol will be provided. Signage will be posted throughout the buildings reminding students and staff to adhere to proper hygiene. 

     

    All Staff and students will be required to view Global Compliance Network (GCN) training videos on How to Wear a Mask (OSHA) and Proper Hand Washing (CDC).  Sample signage:

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan has written protocol to ensure all persons in school buildings keep social distance of at least 6 feet whenever possible.

     

    The district posted floor decal signage throughout all buildings which indicates six feet social distancing.  Students desks in all areas will appropriately distanced at six feet.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan has written protocol detailing how the district/school will provide accommodations to all students and staff who are at high risk or live with a person at high risk.

     

    A written form for requesting accommodations and what those accommodations can be will be distributed to all staff and students.  The requests will be reviewed by the district medical director for assistance with a determination.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan has written protocol requiring all employees, adult visitors, and students to wear a cloth face covering whenever social distancing cannot be maintained.

     

    Staff, students, and visitors must wear face coverings in hallways, in classrooms, on buses, and in scenarios where six feet social distancing cannot be maintained.  Mask breaks will be provided for students in classrooms.  The district posted "Mask Required Signs" at all entry points. In addition the district will provide a mask to a visitor should they need.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan has plan for obtaining and maintaining adequate supplies of cloth face coverings for school staff, students who forget their masks, and PPE for use by school health professionals.

     

    The district has purchased a 15 week supply of face coverings for all students and staff to meet the requirement set forth in the New York State Re-Opening guidelines.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan has written protocol for actions to be taken if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school.

     

    The District will follow all CDC, State, and local protocols for actions to be taken if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school.  This includes the “CDC Decision Tree,” which can be found here:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/guidance-for-schools.html and is summarized in this chart:

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan has written protocol that complies with DOH and CDC guidance for the return to school of students and staff following a positive screen for COVID-19 symptoms, illness or diagnosis of confirmed case of COVID-19 or following quarantine due to contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Return to school will be coordinated with the local health department.

     

    The District will follow all CDC, State, and local protocols for actions to be taken if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school.  This includes the “CDC Decision Tree,” which can be found here:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/guidance-for-schools.html

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan has written protocol to clean and disinfect schools following CDC guidance.

     

    The district will follow all CDC guidance for cleaning and disinfecting, which can be found here:

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/pdf/Reopening_America_Guidance.pdf

     

    The following forms have been created to ensure that cleaning protocols are being followed:

      

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan has written protocol to conduct required school safety drills with modifications ensuring social distancing between persons.

     

    All safety drills will be conducted with modifications ensuring social distancing between persons.  This will be achieved by conducting evacuation drills by sections of each building with re-assigned assembly points outside of the building with appropriate social distancing.  All lockdown, lockout and shelter in place drills will be conducted with verbal instructions as to where students would assemble in the classroom/area they are in while they remain socially distanced in their seats. 

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan has written plan for district/school run before and aftercare programs (or, for charter schools, as required by the school’s charter).

     

    The district does not operate a before and aftercare program.  It does participate in the funding of a countywide before and aftercare program for the children of first responders.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan designates a COVID-19 safety coordinator (administrator) whose responsibilities include continuous compliance with all aspects of the school’s reopening plan, as well as any phased-in reopening activities necessary to allow for operational issues to be resolved before activities return to normal or “new normal” levels.

     

    The COVID-19 safety coordinator for each building is the building principal.  The COVID-19 safety coordinator for the district is the Superintendent of Schools, in conjunction with the Assistant to the Superintendent. 

      

    Facilities

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan which include changes or additions to facilities must comply with the requirements of the 2020 New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (BC) and the State Energy Conservation Code and submit all changes to OFP.

     

    No additions or changes to facilities are needed.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure compliance with the 2020 Building Condition Survey and Visual Inspection, where applicable.

     

    The district will be in compliance with the 2020 Building Condition Survey and Visual Inspection, where applicable.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must provide provisions to conduct the Lead-In-Water Testing as required by NYS DOH regulation 67-4.

     

    The Lead-In-Water testing as required by NYS DOH regulation 67-4 will be conducted.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure all existing and new Alcohol-based Hand-Rub Dispensers which are installed in any locations is in accordance with FCNYS 2020 Section 5705.5.

     

    The district ensures that all existing and new alcohol-based hand-rub dispensers are installed in locations in accordance with FCNYS 2020 Section 5705.5

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan which include the installation of dividers in classrooms, libraries, cafeterias, auditoriums, gymnasiums, doors, and other points of congregation will ensure the submission of detailed floor plans to OFP for review.

     

    The district does not plan to install dividers in any classrooms, libraries, cafeterias, auditoriums, gymnasiums, doors and other points of congregation.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure that all new building construction and temporary quarter project will be submitted to OFP for a full code review.

     

    The District does not plan any new building construction and temporary quarter projects. 

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan which include new facilities for leasing must provide a plan to consult with OFP for a preliminary evaluation.

     

    The District does not plan to lease any new facilities.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan which includes the temporary or permanent use of Tents must provide plans adhering to the BCNYS.

     

    The District does not plan the temporary or permanent use of Tents.  If the district does temporarily utilize tents, the plan for their use will adhere to the BCNYS.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure that the existing or altered number of toilet and sink fixtures meet the minimum standards of the BCNYS.

     

    The existing and any altered number of toilet and sink fixtures will meet the minimum standards of the BCNYS.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure that each building provides one drinking fountain per one hundred occupants or provide a written plan for a reasonable alternate source of drinking water.

     

    The district will provide a reasonable alternative source for drinking water in addition to the existing water fountains and water filling stations currently available. 

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must provide written plans on how to maintain adequate, code required ventilation (natural or mechanical) as designed.

     

    Cross ventilation will be achieved via open windows and interior doors in all buildings at all times.  Existing HVAC and venting systems filtration systems will be tested and refitted as needed.  All filters will be replaced prior to the opening of school.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure that all project submissions only dedicated to COVID-19 Reopening” will be labeled as such.

     

    There are no anticipated 'COVID-19 Reopening" project submissions.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan which include the use of plastic separators must comply with the 2020 BCNYS Section 2606.

     

    The plastic separators that have been purchased and installed comply with BCNYS Section 2606.

     

    Child Nutrition

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must provide all students enrolled in the SFA with access to school meals each school day. This must include students in attendance at school and students learning remotely.

     

    The District will provide all students enrolled in the SFA with a bagged breakfast and lunch.  On days when students are in school, meals will be available from the cafeteria.  On days when students are scheduled to be home for remote learning, ‘grab and go’ bagged breakfast and lunch will be available for pickup in the morning.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must address all applicable health and safety guidelines.

     

    The District’s food service professionals will follow all NYDOH and CDC guidelines in our kitchens and cafeterias.  Details on the CDC’s guidelines can be found here:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/food-and-COVID-19.html

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan include measures to protect students with food allergies if providing meals in spaces outside the cafeteria.

     

    Any students with food allergies who are provided with meals in spaces outside the cafeteria will be eating at individual desks.  All food service personnel and teachers will be made aware of any food allergies so that students can be assigned seating as appropriate.

      

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must include protocols and procedures for how students will perform hand hygiene before and after eating, how appropriate hand hygiene will be promoted, and how sharing of food and beverages will be discouraged.

     

    Hand sanitizer dispensers will be available in lunchrooms and classrooms.  Signage regarding hand hygiene and discouraging food sharing will also be displayed.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must include protocols and procedures that require cleaning and disinfection prior to the next group of students arriving for meals, if served in the same common area.

     

    Each cafeteria and classroom will be cleaned and disinfected after each group of student meals.  See “Health and Safety” assurance 17.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure compliance with Child Nutrition Program requirements (if the school is its own SFA – for charter schools that are part of a district’s SFA, the plan must ensure communication with the district regarding food serve requirements).

     

    The district’s food service provider will comply with all Child Nutrition Program requirements.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must include protocols that describe communication with families through multiple means in the languages spoken by families.

     

    All plans posted to the district website and sent via other communication methods will be readily available in the languages spoken at home.  Written plans are accessible via the district website to those with a visual or hearing impairment.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must require that students must social distance (six feet separation) while consuming meals in school unless a physical barrier is provided.

     

    Both cafeterias and classrooms will be configured in such a manner that the required social distancing (six feet separation) is assured.

     

    Transportation

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure all buses (conforming and non-conforming to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Standards, as well as type A, C or D) which are used every day by districts and contract carriers will be cleaned/disinfected once a day.

     

    The interior surfaces of all buses used by district students will be cleaned/disinfected once a day.  Additionally, all high contact surfaces (handrails, seat corners, etc) will be cleaned twice daily.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan ensures high contact spots must be wiped down after each a.m. and p.m. run depending upon the disinfection/cleaning schedule.

     

    All high contact surfaces (handrails, seat corners, etc) will be cleaned twice daily, after each morning and afternoon run.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure school buses shall not be equipped with hand sanitizer due to its combustible composition and potential liability to the carrier or district.

     

    All buses used by district students will not be equipped with hand sanitizer.  Hand sanitizer will be available in the school buildings when students arrive.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure that school bus drivers, monitors and attendants must not carry personal bottles of hand sanitizer with them on school buses.

     

    The drivers, monitors, and attendants of all buses used by district students will not be permitted to carry personal bottles of hand sanitizer with them while on the buses.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan will require that school bus drivers, monitors, attendants and mechanics must wear a face covering along with optional face shield.

     

    The drivers, monitors, attendants, mechanics of all buses used by district students will be required to wear a face covering.  They may additionally wear a face shield.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan requires that transportation staff (drivers, monitors, attendants, mechanics and cleaners) will be trained and provided periodic refreshers on the proper use of personal protective equipment and the signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

     

    The district will require each bus company that provides transportation for our students to ensure proper training and periodic refreshers on the proper use of PPE and the signs/symptoms of COVID-19.  The district will require each bus company to provide documentation of compliance with this assurance.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan requires that transportation staff (drivers, monitors, attendants, mechanics and cleaners) will be trained and provided periodic refreshers on the proper use of social distancing.

     

    The district will require each bus company that provides transportation for our students to ensure proper training and periodic refreshers on social distancing.  The district will require each bus company to provide documentation of compliance with this assurance.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan requires that transportation departments/carriers will need to provide Personal Protective Equipment such as masks and gloves for drivers, monitors and attendants in buses.

     

    The district will require that each bus company that provides transportation for our students provides PPE (including masks, glovers, and optional face shields) to drivers, monitors, and attendants on buses.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan ensures hand sanitizer will be provided for all staff in their transportation locations such as dispatch offices, employee lunch/break rooms and/or bus garages.

     

    The district will require that each bus company that provides transportation for our students provides hand sanitizer to all staff in their transportation locations, including but not limited to dispatch offices, employee lunch/break rooms and/or bus garages.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan requires that drivers, monitors and attendants who must have direct physical contact with a child must wear gloves.

     

    The drivers, monitors, and attendants of all buses used by district students will be required to wear gloves when in direct physical contact with a child.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan requires that school bus drivers, monitors, attendants and mechanics shall perform a self-health assessment for symptoms of COVID 19 before arriving to work.

     

    The district will require each bus company that provides transportation for our students to ensure that all drivers, monitors, attendants, and mechanics perform a self-health assessment for symptoms of Covid-19 before arriving to work each day.  This self-health assessment must be in compliance with all current NYSED, NYDOH, and CDC guidance.  The district will require each bus company to provide documentation of compliance with this assurance.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan requires that students must wear a mask on a school bus if they are physically able.

     

    The District requires that students must wear a mask on a school bus.  See “Health and Safety Assurance 13”

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan ensures that students who do not have a mask will NOT be denied transportation.

     

    The District will provide each bus company that provides transportation for our students with a supply of masks for any students who does not have a mask when boarding a bus.  This will ensure that no student is denied transportation for lack of a mask.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan requires that students who do not have masks must be provided one by the district.

     

    The District will provide each bus company that provides transportation for our students with a supply of masks for any students who do not have one when boarding a bus.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan ensures that students with a disability which would prevent them from wearing a mask will not be forced to do so or denied transportation.

     

    Any student who requires an accommodation due to a disability which would prevent him/her for wearing a mask will be provided with seating on the bus which meets all NYSED, NYDOH, and CDC guidelines for social distancing on a bus without a mask.  As this will reduce the capacity of the vehicle, students requiring such accommodations will be taken into account when configuring routes and load factors.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan requires students will be trained and provided periodic reminders on the proper use of personal protective equipment and the signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

     

    See “Communication/Family and Community Engagement Assurance 3.”  All students will receive direct instruction on the first day of school and the ensuing week, on how to follow new Covid-19 protocols safely and correctly.  They will receive video training on their district issued iPads prior to the first day of school.  The protocols will be reviewed in class for the first week of school and then periodically.  The training will include hand hygiene, proper face covering wearing, social distancing, respiratory hygiene, and building/classroom specific safety protocols, including sanitation, hydration, and restroom use. 

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan requires that students will be trained and provided periodic reminders on the proper use of social distancing.

     

    See “Communication/Family and Community Engagement Assurance 3.”  All students will receive direct instruction on the first day of school and the ensuing week, on how to follow new Covid-19 protocols safely and correctly.  They will receive video training on their district issued iPads prior to the first day of school.  The protocols will be reviewed in class for the first week of school and then periodically.  The training will include hand hygiene, proper face covering wearing, social distancing, respiratory hygiene, and building/classroom specific safety protocols, including sanitation, hydration, and restroom use. 

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan requires that if the school district is in session remotely or otherwise, pupil transportation must be provided to nonpublic, parochial, private, charter schools or students whose Individualized Education Program have placed them out of district whose schools are meeting in conducting in- person session education when/if the district is not.

     

    The district will ensure that if our schools are in session remotely or otherwise, pupil transportation will be provided to nonpublic, parochial, private, charter schools or students whose Individualized Education Program placed them out of district and whose schools are being held in-person.

     

    Social Emotional Well-Being

     

    1. Each school and district ensures that district-wide and building-level comprehensive developmental school counseling program plans, developed under the direction of certified school counselor(s), are reviewed and updated to meet current needs.

     

    The District has revised the comprehensive guidance plan to include student advisement and post secondary planning, student counseling, parental involvement, and preventative services.  In addition, school counselors from all schools meet regularly to discuss present student concerns relating to mental health and emotional safety.  The comprehensive developmental school counseling plan has been created by school counselors, updated and revised by counselors and available to staff as a curriculum guide for best practices.

     

    1. Each school and/or district establishes an advisory council, shared decision-making, school climate team, or other collaborative working group comprised of families, students, members of the board of education, or school’s board, school building and/or district/charter leaders, community-based service providers, teachers, certified school counselors, and other pupil personnel service providers including school social workers and/or school psychologists, to inform the comprehensive developmental school counseling program plan.

     

    The District has created a school mental health committee to examine the social and emotional needs of staff, students and parents.  The committee comprised of multiple school and community stakeholders is examining the areas of immediate need in an attempt to create professional development, parent workshops and forums, and specific student curriculum to address resiliency, perseverance, inclusiveness, compassion and empathy.  The clinical team continues to provide crisis intervention counseling as well as clinical referrals to best help, support and recognize the varying needs of students, families, and community members during this time.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan addresses how the school/district will provide resources and referrals to address mental health, behavioral, and emotional support services and programs.

     

    The mission of the school mental health committee is to develop specific supports and programs for parents, families, staff and students.  Student advisory groups will be created to enable students to meet roundtable and discuss challenging and sensitive adolescent issues.  Curriculum will be delivered throughout the day in each class teaching students skills and strategies to self-regulate, resolve conflict, become effective communicators while understanding empathy, compassion, and resiliency.  Staff will be provided with the needed resources to advise and refer students in need to the appropriate school PPS staff so that students can receive the emotional support they need upon re-entering.  The district psychiatrist and lead clinical team will meet with parents to provide mental health referrals.  Staff and students will be taught how to listen to their bodies and recognize the signals of unnecessary stress and how to employ strategies to manage emotional states.  Self-care, mindful practices, breath work, yoga and meditation as well as intentional routines will be introduced as effective strategies.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan addresses professional development opportunities for faculty and staff on how to talk with and support students during and after the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, as well as provide supports for developing coping and resilience skills for students, faculty, and staff.

     

    Professional development plans will include opportunities to foster safety and equity, build community, acknowledge and address grief, re-establish routine and connection, use mindfulness to teach self-regulation at home and school, and create a vision for a better future.  The plan will address how staff and school can reassure our students by building a culture of competence, justice and equity as well as creating a culture of joy and hope. Staff will be transparent when possible so that students have the needed factual information to prevent feelings of fear and alleviate unnecessary anxiety.  Finally our plan will empower students to take care of themselves and others.  In order to give students a stronger sense of control, they will need to understand the steps they can take like frequent hand washing, caution when sharing supplies, and finding new ways to greet one another.

     

    School Schedules

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan describes the school schedule planned for implementation at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year and to the extent practicable any contingent scheduling models it may consider if the situation warrants.

     

    In-Person Instruction

    It is our goal to return to full-time, in-person instruction as soon as possible. At this time, based on all relevant guidance and regulations, we will begin the school year using the following hybrid model as we cannot physically house all students with the required six feet of social distancing in our classrooms.  When social distancing requirements are relaxed, we will welcome all students back to school each day.

     

    Hybrid Instruction

    Beginning in September 2020 and continuing for as long as necessary, the district will implement an alternating day schedule.  Approximately one half of the student population (Group A) of each building will physically attend school and follow their bell schedule of classes.  The other one half of the student population (Group B), will be participating in remote learning opportunities directly related to their course of study at home.  The following day, Group A will be learning in a remote format and Group B will be physically present in school.  Staff and students must wear face coverings in hallways, in classrooms, on buses, and in scenarios where six feet social distancing cannot be maintained.

     

    • Schools will operate on an A/B cycle, where students will attend school in-person every other day during regular hours following a modified bell schedule. Students will be assigned to attend in-person on either day A or day B alphabetically by last name. Students in the same household will all attend on the same day. On the day when students are not assigned to attend in-person, remote learning will be required.
    • Student cohorts will be created where possible to limit the number of students moving about the building during the course of the day.
    • The bell schedule will be modified so that students will be dismissed in a staggered release pattern from class to also reduce hallway congestion.
    • Stairways will be designated as either "up" or "down". Student entryways will be increased to facilitate social distancing.
    • Mask breaks will be provided for students in classrooms.
    • During remote learning, teachers will provide ‘live’ instruction via Google Meet, recorded lessons, and/or project-based activities that are all directly related to daily instruction. All teachers, counselors, and clinicians will be available to meet with students via Google Meet every day.
    • Students unable to attend school for reasons related to COVID-19 will fully participate in a daily, live remote learning program provided by district teachers.

     

    Remote Instruction

    • If the spread of Covid-19 should force the complete closure of schools, ‘live’ remote instruction via Google Meet will be provided daily by all teachers. Class materials, projects, etc. will be distributed and collected via Google Classroom, Schoology, and/or Apple Schoolwork.

     

    All three models of instruction will provide for substantive student-teacher-parent interaction.  While in hybrid or remote learning, teachers will be required to be available for ‘live’ interaction daily via Google Meet.  We have also developed a complete social-emotional well-being plan as part of this interaction.

     

    Attendance & Chronic Absenteeism

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must describe a mechanism to collect and report daily teacher student engagement or attendance while in a remote or hybrid schedule.

     

    During remote/hybrid learning, teachers will be responsible to report daily attendance in our student information system (SIS), eSchool Data.  This will be accomplished using strategies such as exit tickets, records of participation in Google Meet, and completed assignments.

     

    Technology & Connectivity

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must include information on how the school/district will have knowledge of the level of access to devices and high-speed internet all students and teachers have in their places of residence.

     

    Knowledge of Level of Access to Devices

    Our District has a robust 1:1 iPad program.  All students receive an iPad when entering the District in grade 7 and again in grade 10.  All faculty receives an iPad, and also has the option to receive a MacBook Pro. Therefore, all students and teachers have access to a device.

     

    Knowledge of Level of Access to High-Speed Internet

    All teachers have access to high-speed internet at home. This was demonstrated during remote learning from March-June, 2020.  To gain full knowledge of the level of access to high-speed internet for all students, we conducted a thorough survey of all families in July, 2020.  This survey indicated 16 families without access to high-speed internet.  We will contact these parents/guardians and provide free access.  Additionally, during remote learning from March-June, 2020 we carefully monitored student participation and contacted the parents/guardians of any non-participants.  If access to internet was not available for those students, we provided free access.  This process will be continued to assure all students have access to high-speed internet at their places of residence.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must include information on how the school or district, to the extent practicable, will address the need to provide devices and internet access to students and teachers who currently do not have sufficient access.

     

    Any students or teachers who do not have access to high-speed internet will be provided free access by one of two methods:  iPads will be connected to public ISP WiFi hotspots by providing the ISP with the MAC addresses of the school-issued device.  If local public ISP WiFi is not available, students will be loaned a Kajeet (or similar) hotspot to use at their place of residence.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must include information on how the school or district will provide multiple ways for students to participate in learning and demonstrate mastery of Learning Standards in remote or blended models, especially if all students do not yet have sufficient access to devices and/or high-speed internet.

     

    Students will all have access to an iPad and high speed internet.  To participate in learning and demonstrate mastery of learning standards, students will be engaged in both synchronous and asynchronous remote learning.  Using Google Meet, teachers will provide students who are learning from home with 'live' instruction.  When synchronous instruction is not being utilized, teachers and students will use Google Classroom, Schoology, and Apple Schoolwork to share learning materials (including written assignments, project-based assessments, recorded instructional videos, etc.).  These systems will also be used for teachers to provide meaningful feedback for students.  Google Meet will also be utilized to provide additional supports as required.

     

     

    Teaching & Learning

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan includes a continuity of learning plan for the 2020-2021 school year. Such plan must prepare for in-person, remote, and hybrid models of instruction.

     

    In-Person Instruction

    It is our goal to return to full-time, in-person instruction as soon as possible. At this time, based on all relevant guidance and regulations, we will begin the school year using the following hybrid model as we cannot physically house all students with the required six feet of social distancing in our classrooms.  When social distancing requirements are relaxed, we will welcome all students back to school each day.

     

    Hybrid Instruction

    • Schools will operate on an A/B cycle, where students will attend school in-person every other day during regular hours following a modified bell schedule. Students will be assigned to attend in-person on either day A or day B alphabetically by last name. Students in the same household will all attend on the same day. On the day when students are not assigned to attend in-person, remote learning will be required.
    • During remote learning, teachers will provide ‘live’ instruction via Google Meet, recorded lessons, and/or project-based activities that are all directly related to daily instruction. All teachers, counselors, and clinicians will be available to meet with students via Google Meet every day.
    • Students unable to attend school for reasons related to Covid-19 will fully participate in a daily, live remote learning program provided by district teachers.

     

    Remote Instruction

    • If the spread of Covid-19 should force the complete closure of schools, ‘live’ remote instruction via Google Meet will be provided daily by all teachers. Class materials, projects, etc. will be distributed and collected via Google Classroom, Schoology, and/or Apple Schoolwork.

     

    All three models of instruction will provide for substantive student-teacher-parent interaction.  While in hybrid or remote learning, teachers will be required to be available for ‘live’ interaction daily via Google Meet.  We have also developed a complete social-emotional well-being plan as part of this interaction.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan includes an educational program that is aligned to the New York State Learning Standards (or, for charter schools, the standards set forth in the school’s charter) regardless if instruction is delivered in-person, remotely or in a hybrid model.

     

    The faculty of the Sewanhaka CHSD will be following the New York State Learning Standards, regardless of method of instruction.  Teachers will follow curriculum guides to ensure the continuity of instruction.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan provides for a program that includes regular substantive interaction between teachers and students whether delivered in-person, remotely or through a hybrid model of instruction.

     

    The Sewanhaka CHSD has developed an instructional plan that will allow for hybrid instruction. Both in-person instruction as well as remote instruction will be in accordance with NYSED standards.  All three models of instruction will provide for substantive student-teacher-parent interaction.  While in hybrid or remote learning, teachers will be required to be available for ‘live’ interaction daily via Google Meet.  We have also developed a complete social-emotional well-being plan as part of this interaction.

     

    1. Equity must be at the heart of all school instructional decisions. All instruction should be developed so that whether delivered in-person, remotely, or through a hybrid model due to a local or state school closure, there are/clear/opportunities for instruction that/are/accessible to all students./Such opportunities must be/aligned with State standards (or, for charter schools, the standards set forth in the school’s charter) and include routine scheduled times for students to/interact and seek feedback and support/from their teachers.

     

    Whether instruction is delivered in-person, remotely, or via a hybrid model of in-person and remote, all students will receive equal access and opportunity to teaching and learning that is completely aligned with NYSED standards. To break down any barriers:

    • All students are provided with a district iPad with access to over 400 apps.This includes access to the GeoGebra graphing and scientific calculators to use in math and science classes.  iBook and digital texts are also available as appropriate.
    • Students who do not have access to high-speed internet and WiFi at home will be provided with a direct connection to a local, public hotspot or loaned a personal Kajeet hotspot to use at home.
    • Faculty all have high speed internet and WiFi at home, and are provided with a district iPad and MacBook computer with which to provide instruction and support.
    • All three models of instruction will provide for substantive student-teacher-parent interaction.While in hybrid or remote learning, teachers will be required to be available for ‘live’ interaction daily via Google Meet.  We have also developed a complete social-emotional well-being plan as part of this interaction.

     

    1. Schools must create a clear communication plan for how students and their families/caregivers can contact the school and teachers with questions about their instruction and/or technology. This information needs to be accessible to all, available in multiple languages based on district or charter school need, widely disseminated, and include clear and multiple ways for students and families to contact schools and teachers (e.g., email, online platform, and/or by phone).

     

    The parents of students in our district will be offered workshops to assist them with understanding the technology their children will be accessing. All communication regarding this plan and all associated details will be sent via phone and e-mail. This information will also be posted on the district website where it can be translated to a variety of languages.

     

    1. Districts that contract with eligible agencies, including CBOs, to provide Prekindergarten programs must attest that they have measures in place to ensure eligible agencies with whom they contract will follow health and safety guidelines outlined in NYSED guidance and required by the New York State Department of Health. The district must also ensure their eligible agencies have a Continuity of Learning plan that addresses in-person, remote, and hybrid models of instruction.

     

    The Sewanhaka CHSD is a District only serving grades 7-12, and does not contract with any agencies to provide Prekindergarten programs.

     

    Special Education

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan, whether services are provided in-person, remote, and/or through a hybrid model, addresses the provision of free appropriate public education (FAPE) consistent/with the need to protect the health and safety of students with disabilities and those providing special education and services.

     

    Students with an IEP will receive all program modifications, accommodations and related services as outlined in their program.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan addresses how it will document the programs and services offered and provided to students with disabilities as well as communications with parents.

     

    All CSE meetings and parent / teacher conferences will continue to take place.  Students with disabilities will be provided with the program that has been recommended by the CSE.  There will be consideration for in-person programs for high needs special education students.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan addresses meaningful parent engagement in the parent’s preferred language or mode of communication regarding the provision of services to his/her child to meet the requirements of the IDEA.

     

    All parents that participate in a CSE meeting are provided the opportunity to have the meeting translated in order to make sure that there is a thorough understanding of the dialogue.  Parents will continue to receive all written correspondences in the language that they can understand as well as phone calls and any pertinent and relevant correspondence.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan addresses collaboration between the committees on preschool special education (CPSE) and committees on special education (CSE) and program providers representing the variety of settings where students are served to ensure there is an understanding of the provision of services consistent with the recommendations on/individualized education programs/(IEPs), plans for monitoring and communicating student progress, and commitment to sharing resources.

     

    The District is a 7-12 school and will continue the articulation with the elementary component schools to ensure that all services, programs, and accommodations provided address the continuum of services under IDEA.  Progress monitoring, progress reports, goal planning, and teacher and staff communication will continue to address the progress that students are making as well as address areas of deficit or concern.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure access to the necessary accommodations, modifications, supplementary aids and services, and technology (including assistive technology) to meet the unique disability related needs of students.

     

    The District will continue to ensure that all stakeholders working with a student with a disability have thoroughly read and understand the contents of the IEP which includes the program and all accommodations, modifications, supplementary aids and technology.  Building leadership will continue to hold faculty and staff workshops to inform stakeholders of the continuum of services and the intent in which they must be provided to each student with a disability.

    Bilingual Education & World Languages

     

    1. Each qualifying school and/or district reopening plan which reopens using in-person or hybrid instruction must complete the ELL identification process within 30 school days of the start of the school year for all students who enrolled during COVID-19 school closures in 2019-20, as well as all students who enroll during summer of 2020 and during the first 20 school days of the 2020-21 school year. After this 20 day flexibility period, identification of ELLs must resume for all students within required 10 school days of initial enrollment as required by Commissioner’s Regulations Part 154.

     

    All ELL students that will be newly enrolled will be administered the NYSITELL to determine their level and placed according to the results of the examination. ELL students will attend school in-person on a daily basis. Students will be scheduled for their stand-alone ELL courses as well their push-in core courses.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must provide required instructional Units of Study (or, for charter schools, the applicable program outlined in the school’s charter) to all ELLs based on their most recently measured English language proficiency level during in-person or hybrid instruction.

     

    ELL students will attend school in-person on a daily basis. Students will be scheduled for their stand alone ELL courses as well as their  core courses. Core courses will have a co-teach model with the general education teacher as well as a certified ELL teacher.

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure the maintenance of regular communication with parents/guardians of ELLs to ensure that they are engaged in their children’s education during the reopening process, and provide all communications for parents/guardians of ELLs in their preferred language and mode of communication.

     

    Students and families will receive all communication in their home language. A dedicated ELL supervisor will regularly monitor communication between parents and staff.

     

    Teacher and Principal Evaluation System

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure that all teachers and principals are evaluated pursuant to the LEA’s currently approved APPR plan (or, for charter schools, the school’s charter), including any variance applications approved by the Department.

     

    The Sewanhaka CHSD will be adhering to our approved APPR plan.

     

    Certification, Incidental Teaching, and Substitute Teaching

     

    1. Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure that all teachers hold valid and appropriate certificates for their teaching assignments except where otherwise allowable under the Commissioner’s regulations (e.g., incidental teaching) or Education Law.

     

    The Sewanhaka CHSD will ensure that all teachers hold valid and appropriate certifications for their teacher assignments.