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2020-2021 Lampeter-Strasburg High School Protocols

Lampeter-Strasburg Health And Safety Plan
Lampeter-Strasburg Athletics Health and Safety Plan
Amendment 8/3/2020: Should any component(s) of the Health and Safety Plan conflict with a State health or safety order applicable to schools, the requirements of the State health or safety order shall take precedence.

Source: COVID-19 Appendix of the 2020-2021 L-SHS Student Handbook

Attendance

At-Home Morning Routine

Prior to coming to school, students should complete a daily home screening for COVID symptoms. A screen form is provided and designed, based on combining tools from the Department of Health (DOH) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), to guide students/families through the process. Follow the guidelines and keep a student home if they display any one symptom from group A or two+ symptoms from Group B on the screener. If the student is taking fever reducing medication, they need to stay home.

Additionally, you should contact your health care provider and discuss these symptoms so they may guide you in determining if your child needs further evaluation and/or testing for COVID-19. In the event your child is suspected of having COVID-19 or has tested positive for COVID-19 please notify the school as soon as possible. If your child or a member of your family has a known exposure, please follow the recommendations and notify the school as soon as possible. Any questions regarding the symptom screening, please contact our school nurse, Ms. Stuart.


Stuart, Sarah


High School Nurse, District Health Coordinator
Lampeter-Strasburg High School
717 464-3311 ext. 2012

Arrival at School

When you arrive at school no matter the form of transportation, please go directly to your first period classroom. The doors will open at 7:20 am. We do not want congregating in the hallways. Masks or shields must be worn in the hallway and classroom until all students are seated near you with social distancing maintained.

The students purchasing breakfast should go directly to the cafeteria when they arrive at school. You can purchase your breakfast and eat it in the cafeteria (one to a table) prior to reporting to the first period class. Only students eating school-provided breakfast will be permitted into the cafeteria.

Drop off is in front of the main office or the Performing Arts Center starting at 7:20 am; please be advised of the traffic flow change for the district.

Attendance Office

Teachers will be entering attendance from the hybrid/blended courses by 2 pm each day for the virtual student days.

1. A completed excuse card or written note signed by the student's parents or legal guardian MUST be presented to the attendance secretary upon return to school. STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO SIGN EXCUSE CARDS, REGARDLESS OF AGE.
2. Written notes and doctor notes for in-person and virtually days can be submitted digitally by taking a picture of it that can be emailed to Mrs. Doolittle
3. The fact that a parent or guardian has sent a written excuse to school DOES NOT necessarily mean the absence is "excused," an absence becomes excused when approved by a school official.
4. Failure to return an excuse card or note within five (5) school days after the date of absence will ultimately result in the student being given an illegal or unexcused absence. The fourth and subsequent illegal/unexcused absence will result in the student being denied the opportunity to make up work.


Doolittle, Trudy


Attendance Secretary
Lampeter-Strasburg High School

Hallways and Stairwells

Students should not congregate in hallways or stairwells at any time. Additionally, students are required to wear masks/shields in hallways, stairwells, bathrooms or any other space when or where social distancing of less than six (6) feet cannot be maintained.

Dismissal from School

Please move directly from your RTII/Flex period to the bus, pick-up location, or parked car. Students should vacate the campus immediately unless they are participating in a school sanctioned or sponsored event or activity.
Pick-up is in front of the main office or the Performing Arts Center starting at 2:45 pm; please be advised of the traffic flow change for the district.

Nurse's Office

Access to the nurse’s office will look different this year, but please note that chronic conditions and emergency needs will never be denied access to the school nurse. Teachers will have some basic supplies in the classroom for minor cuts and will be given specific guidelines, similar to the screening tool used at home, for use prior to sending students to the nurse.

Flow of the nurse’s office:

  • Students will be triaged at the door
  • Then directed to a location of the office
  • Cot rooms- reserved for students with COVID-19 symptoms
  • A clean area available for students with chronic conditions so they may receive their care daily
  • An area allocated for first aid and minor aches and pains


Cafeteria

Assigned Seating

Students will be assigned to a table in a designated eating area during the Covid-19 Pandemic Response. Students are required to sit at their assigned table during the lunch periods.

Bookbags & Chromebooks

Students will not be using the cubby holes located outside of the cafeteria to store bookbags, chromebooks and other personal items during the Covid-19 Pandemic Response; rather, students will take all personal belonging to their assigned cafeteria table and locate items at their assigned table prior to purchasing lunch. This will allow students to quickly disperse into the cafeteria and other designated eating areas, prevent them from grouping up in the hallway where the cubbies are located, and allow them to more quickly get through the lunch lines as only those needing to purchase items will need to move into the serving area.

Breakfast

If you would like to purchase a school breakfast you can go directly to the cafeteria when you arrive at school. You can purchase your breakfast and eat it in the cafeteria before reporting to 1st period. Only students eating breakfast will be permitted in the cafeteria before school.

Cash Register/Payment

We will be removing the current keypad method of charging patrons at each school register. A card reader will be replacing the keypad. All students will be issued a barcoded swipe card on the first day of school; once you receive your Lifetouch student id card this becomes your access to your cafeteria account. Pins will no longer be used; it will be required that all students carry the id daily. We will only be accepting cash to be deposited into an account. This will be for both students and staff. Teachers and staff that do not already have a School Café account will be asked to create one before the start of school. Deposits may be made online via a credit/debit card, or by submitting cash or check in the designated envelope. If anyone has cash at the time of lunch, the lunch will be deducted and the balance placed into their account. Changing will NOT be available.

Food & Beverage

With the exception of water, food and beverage will not be permitted outside of the designated eating areas during the Covid-19 Pandemic Response unless a medical condition supported by a doctor's note supports the need. This is to prevent the need for students in classrooms requiring the use of a mask as designated by CDC guidelines from removing the mask for the purpose of consuming food and drink during the regular class period thereby potentially exposing themselves and others. Water is being permitted given concerns over issues with dehydration, but students are strongly encouraged to be aware of mask and social distancing practices when hydrating in a classroom setting.

Serving Lines/Sanitation/Food Options

Tables and serving lines will be cleaned and sanitized between each lunch. Employees will be wearing masks. Plexiglas partitions will be placed at all cash registers. All items will be in covered containers or wrapped. Utensils will be wrapped. 8oz water bottles will be available to those students that are medically necessary in place of milk. Potable water options for the Cafeterias are still being researched. Certain Ala Carte items will still be available at the middle and high school level. All items being offered at school must meet health and nutrition standards. We offer a variety of items each day. Lunch room moderators, along with custodians will be present to sanitize tables between lunch groups.

Educational Platforms/Instruction

L-SHS Student Services Course

This is a Schoology course that all students (hybrid platform or online learning platform) can access. In this non-graded course, we will have health and safety education materials, updates and reminders from the nurse, key forms and information from the guidance department, and resources and updates from the office.

Hybrid Instruction

Students are divided by the initial of their last name. Please reference the COVID attendance information above.

A-L Students:
Monday-Tuesday- In-person learning days
Wednesday-Friday: Virtual learning days

M-Z Students:
Monday-Wednesday- Virtual learning days
Thursday-Friday: In-person learning days

Student schedule breakdown for Hybrid/Blended Learning

Lancaster-Lebanon Virtual School (LLVS)

Welcome to Lancaster-Lebanon Virtual Solutions (LLVS) full time cyber option. LLVS is a collaborative effort between Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit and member school districts to provide a new learning option for students. LLVS’s web-based courses meet the increasing demand for high quality student instruction that incorporates proven online learning practices and high-quality courseware. Enrolling in LLVS means students will have the opportunity to experience flexible and non-traditional learning options with individualized pacing. Students will learn the curriculum that is state aligned and rigorous with an emphasis on 21st century skills. Furthermore, students can continue to be a member of their local school and participate in school events and activities.

  • Each online course content and assignments are aligned with Pennsylvania’s content standards or other nationally accepted content standards. They are written by highly qualified teachers and have been through a rigorous multi-step review process.
  • Each lesson of each online course contains multiple methods for students to learn the material that accommodates different learning styles. Each course has an online textbook that was written specifically to accomplish the lesson objectives. Furthermore, each lesson has an assessment in order to gauge the student’s understanding of the lesson’s objectives. Note: Advanced Placement courses may not have all the same features as the courses being acquired from a separate content provider.
  • Students enrolling as a full time cyber student will work with their Guidance Counselor and parent/legal guardian to determine proper placement in courses. The school will place the student at the appropriate level, taking into consideration previous grades, courses taken, earned credit, academic performance, assessment tests, and graduation requirements. Note: With the exception of AP courses which will be weighted at 1.1, all other courses taken through the cyber option, regardless of level, will be weighted at 1.0.
  • Each student will have an online teacher that will monitor the student’s progress and, if necessary, create interventions to help the student master the lesson objectives.
  • Each student will be able to seek assistance from an online, on-demand tutor. This tutor is available from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays and is a highly qualified teacher who can provide additional assistance to aid the student’s learning.
  • Each student will have an Advisor appointed by the school district to help monitor the student’s progress, and help coordinate assistance, if needed.
  • Students are required to attend all state and school mandated assessments. Students should contact their local school for dates and times of required assessments.
  • Students and parents have continual access to student grades online.

Communication/Teacher Office Hours/Tutorial Assistance

Teachers will communicate with students utilizing tools such as Schoology messaging, Google Hangouts, or Zoom/Google Meets. Teachers will share the preferred method in the first week of school. Email is always an additional option.

Please note that the guidance department is available for in-person, phone call, and virtual meeting sessions.


Zoom/Google Meet Etiquette

As a student learner, the expectation is to be an engaged and appropriate digital citizen. Please review how to be “present” in the Zoom or Google Meet class session.

Food & Beverages Outside of Designated Eating Areas

Food & Beverage

With the exception of water, food and beverage will not be permitted outside of the designated eating areas during the Covid-19 Pandemic Response unless a medical condition supported by a doctor's note supports the need. This is to prevent the need for students in classrooms requiring the use of a mask as designated by CDC guidelines from removing the mask for the purpose of consuming food and drink during the regular class period thereby potentially exposing themselves and others. Water is being permitted given concerns over issues with hydration, but students are strongly encouraged to be aware of mask and social distancing practices when hydrating in a classroom setting.

Lockers/Storage Areas

Use of Lockers

The use of lockers and cubbies will be prohibited to limit congregation and physical interactions during hallway traffic flow from class to class. Students will carry resources with them in a backpack, messenger bag, etc.

Locker rooms will not be permitted for physical education courses during this time.

Masks and Social Distancing

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice (e.g., while shouting, chanting, or singing). These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Recent studies show that a significant portion of individuals with COVID-19 lack symptoms (are “asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (are “pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings when around people outside of their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

Masks

Students (and staff) are required to wear a mask when social distancing cannot be maintained as defined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Students are permitted to remove masks when social distancing can be maintained, if a viable medical condition exists that prohibits them from wearing a mask and/or when students are seated at their assigned table in a designated eating location for the purpose of eating lunch. For example, masks or shields must be worn in the communal spaces, hallways, working moving through the aisles in the classroom, etc. To protect yourself, your child and others from COVID-19 it is important to wear a cloth face covering over your nose and your mouth. According to PDE, "Face coverings" may be factory-made, sewn by hand, or improvised from household items, including but not limited to, scarves, bandanas, t-shirts, sweatshirts, or towels. Contents on the face coverings must adhere to the appropriate words and images policy that is in place for clothing.

Feasibility and Adaptations

The CDC recognizes that wearing cloth face coverings may not be possible in every situation or for some people. In some situations, wearing a cloth face covering may exacerbate a physical or mental health condition, lead to a medical emergency, or introduce significant safety concerns. Adaptations and alternatives should be considered whenever possible to increase the feasibility of wearing a cloth face covering or to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading if it is not possible to wear one.

For example,

  • People who are deaf or hard of hearing—or those who care for or interact with a person who is hearing impaired—may be unable to wear cloth face coverings if they rely on lipreading to communicate. In this situation, consider using a clear face covering. If a clear face covering isn’t available, consider whether you can use written communication, use closed captioning, or decrease background noise to make communication possible while wearing a cloth face covering that blocks your lips.
  • Some people, such as people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health conditions or other sensory sensitivities, may have challenges wearing a cloth face covering. They should consult with their healthcare provider for advice about wearing cloth face coverings.
  • People who are engaged in high intensity activities, like running, may not be able to wear a cloth face covering if it causes difficulty breathing. If unable to wear a cloth face covering, consider conducting the activity in a location with greater ventilation and air exchange (for instance, outdoors versus indoors) and where it is possible to maintain physical distance from others.
  • People who work in a setting where cloth face coverings may increase the risk of heat-related illness or cause safety concerns due to introduction of a hazard (for instance, straps getting caught in machinery) may consult with an occupational safety and health professional to determine the appropriate face covering for their setting. Outdoor workers may prioritize use of cloth face coverings when in close contact with other people, like during group travel or shift meetings, and remove face coverings when social distancing is possible. Find more information here and below.

Social Distancing

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines social distancing as it relates to Covid-19 as followers: Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping a safe space between yourself and other people who are not from your household. To practice social or physical distancing, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people who are not from your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Social distancing should be practiced in combination with other everyday preventive actions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including wearing cloth face coverings, avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands, and frequently washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Grading

Traditional Grading

Teachers will be returning to the use of our traditional grading system for all classes. Each teacher will share their grading system as part of the general courses introduction. Scholastic grades are based upon test results, homework, projects, participation, etc., as determined by the individual classroom teacher. The basic guideline for grades in all classes is as follows:

A = 93-100
A- = 90-92
B+ = 87-89
B = 83-86
B- = 80-82
C+ = 77-79
C = 73-76
C- = 70-72
D+ = 67-69
D = 63-66
D- = 60-62
F = 0-59

Final Exams/Final Grades

Final exams will be given in all semester courses to assess student learning. Final exam grades also count towards class rank. The calculation of a final course grade involves a combination of the individual marking period grades and the final exam grade for each course. In semester courses, each marking period counts as 2/5 of the course grade and the value of the final exam will be equal to 1/5 of the course grade. See the following example:

1st Marking Period = 92% * (2/5) = 36.8
2nd Marking Period = 89% * (2/5) = + 35.6
Final Exam Score = 86% * (1/5) = + 17.2
Final Course Grade = 90% (A-) 89.6%

Restrooms Use

Between Classes

Students should not congregate in the restroom area and should practice social distancing and wear masks when in the hallways and restroom in accordance with CDC guidelines. Students are strongly encouraged to adhere to hand washing practices outlined by the CDC prior to leaving the restroom area.

During Class/Lunch

Students are required to request a pass and to utilize the assigned restroom once permission is granted by the teacher or staff member. Students should not congregate in the restroom area. Four students in the restroom at a time which is managed with our restroom pass holders; if all four pass slots are full, please wait for someone to exit the restroom prior to entering. Students should practice social distancing and wear masks when in the hallways and restroom in accordance with CDC guidelines. Students are strongly encouraged to adhere to hand washing practices outlined by the CDC prior to leaving the restroom area (see below).

CDC - When and How to Wash Your Hands

Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals. You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs:

  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting and diarrhea
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After using the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
  • After handling pet food or pet treats
  • After touching garbage


Follow these five steps every time.
1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

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