Safe Return Plan
- Masks are recommended but not required for school and extracurriculars.
- Masks will be available in the nurse’s offices and in classrooms.
- N95 masks will be available for staff upon request.
- Students/staff who test positive will isolate for at least 5 days and may return on Day 6; positive students/staff will need to be at least 24 hours fever-free to return (return will not require a nurse check-in).
- Close contacts will not be quarantined or excluded from school.
- Contact tracing will not be conducted (attendance/nurse will not contract trace).
- Symptomatic students will be excluded from school only for the following symptoms: fever, vomiting, diarrhea (pre-COVID exclusionary symptoms).
- Symptomatic students will be sent to the quarantine room.
- Symptomatic students/staff may return when symptoms subside.
- CHSD 218 will not conduct contact tracing.
- Students/staff who report their status as close contacts will be encouraged to test and encouraged to wear a mask but will not be excluded from school/work.
- Should close contact students/staff become symptomatic, they will follow guidance above.
- Parents who wish for their students to stay home will follow excused absence process and would need to show a positive test.
Staff COVID Vaccine Mandate
- Unvaccinated staff members are required to submit weekly tests.
Fall/Spring Semester - School Year 2022-23 CHSD 218:
- Will continue to monitor local, state, and Federal guidelines regarding COVID and adjust policies and procedures accordingly.
- Has hired additional Health personnel (CNAs) for the 2022-23 school year who will work with the school nurse to address health issues of both students and staff.
- Has hired additional teachers to reduce class size and provide support for students.
- Has increased the number of extended day hours that students can receive tutoring and support.
- Continues to host after school enrichment/engagement events that support students both academically, socially, and emotionally as well as provide wellness opportunities.
- Continues to provide both in person instruction and distance learning for students who are absent due to illness.
- Continues to provide and update needed iPads, MacBooks, and hot spots so students can access curriculum from home.
- Administration met with staff and parents in late September and early October 2022 to seek input regarding COVID, social emotional support, the District strategic plan, and academic, CTE, and enrichment programs as well as building projects aimed at improving air quality.