2020-21 COVID - 19 RE ENTRY PLAN

Prince of Peace Lutheran School

Martinsville, IN 46151

 

2020-21 COVID-19 Policy

Prince of Peace Lutheran School will take all precautions necessary to provide a safe environment for your child during the 2020-21 school year. As the year progresses, it may become necessary to take additional measures to ensure the safety of our students and staff. We will review and amend this policy as the situation changes. Below are the guidelines we will follow. These guidelines are based on information from the State of Indiana’s Back on Track program, the Indiana State Department of Education, and the Indiana District/Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod Office of Christian Education.

  • Students will not be required to wear face masks, but it is optional if the parent feels more comfortable. Each student should keep a face mask in his/her backpack in case it is needed in a specific situation or emergency. Staff may wear masks in certain situations where distancing is not possible.
  • Prince of Peace will utilize curbside drop-off and pick-up for at least the first semester. In order to de-densify, parents/grandparents and siblings will not enter the building. We will stagger arrival times for daycare and drop-off students. At the end of each class session, staff will escort daycare students back to the lower level of the church and all pick-up students to the area under the church awning. Parents are asked to remain at their vehicles.
  • All Prince of Peace staff members will undergo daily temperature checks. A staff member will take the temperature of each student with a non-contact thermometer at the school entrance. Any student or staff with a temperature of 99.9 degrees or higher will not enter the building and must remain home until fever-free for 72 hours (without medication).
  • Students will wash their hands upon arrival and several times throughout the day (entering the building after playing outside, after using the restroom, before snack time). Hand sanitizer will be available, with usage by adult supervision only.
  • Each student will have his/her own labeled school box for commonly used supplies, such as crayons and glue sticks. These items will not be shared among students. Items such as scissors, paintbrushes, or other art supplies that may be shared will be disinfected after use.
  • Tables, chairs, and other hard surfaces will be sanitized after each class session. Rooms will be deep cleaned on days they are not in use.
  • Families are asked to refrain from sending homemade snacks. Individually wrapped snacks are preferred.
  • All families will self-monitor for the following symptoms:

         Dry cough                                          Vomiting                                          Nausea

         Fever                                                 Fatigue                                            Sore throat

         Swollen glands                                  Diarrhea                                          Rash

         Loss of taste/smell                          Shortness of breath                           Pinkeye

                               

If you or family members exhibit any of these symptoms or have knowingly come into contact  with anyone with these symptoms, please remain at home and contact the school office. School attendance will neither be acknowledged or celebrated.

  • If a staff member, child, or family member tests positive for COVID – 19, he/she should quarantine for 14 days and be symptom-free (without medication) for 72 hours. If we are notified of a positive case, the affected classroom would close for a period of 2-5 days for extensive cleaning and students would remain at home until notified to return.
  • Events on the school calendar (Trunk or Treat, Christmas programs, Grandparents’ Days) may need to be canceled or altered based on our state and county’s status at the time.
  • Families will receive written notification of any changes or updates to the policy during the year.

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