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CENTRALIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
 
 
 
Board of Education
Henry Charoen, Elizabeth A. Gonzalez, Lamiya A. Hoque,
Luis Flores & Art Montez
 
Superintendent
Norma E. Martinez
 

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FOR IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION
Board Approved on: August 4, 2021
 
This is a working document and information may be subject to change
as directed by federal or state law and regulations or guidance.


I. PREFACE
 
 
We look forward to welcoming back our students for full day 5-day in-person instruction for the
2021-22 school year. Families needing an alternative virtual program for their children can check
the CESD website for information about our C-VALT independent study program.
 
This document continues to evolve and has been revised based on the most updated public health
guidance provided by the California Department of Public Health for the purpose of returning to
full, in-person learning starting on the first day of school, August 10, 2021, for the 2021-22 school
year. The “CESD COVID-19 Safety Plan” is comprehensive and continues to be fluid, focused on
three priorities:
1. Keep students, staff, and the community safe through strong health and safety protocols
grounded in California Department of Public Health’s guidance;
2. Be responsive to the needs of parents who desire a high-quality learning experience for their
children, preparing students for success in an ever-evolving future; and
3. Provide trainings, support, and expectations to staff to enhance their ability to be responsive
to the needs of students and to further enhance their pedagogical practices to continue the
District’s mission of preparing students for success in a dynamic future meaningfully.
 
Guidance for the completion of this plan comes from the California Department of Public Health.
The Board of Education may choose to provide stricter controls than established by local agencies
but may never approve less restrictive guidelines. This document was developed with the most
current information known at the time and will be updated as new guidance is received.

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II. SAFETY MEASURES
FOR K-12 SCHOOLS
 
 
 
The health and safety of our students, staff, and families is the top priority when implementing in-
person instruction. We will continue to implement health and safety protocols in alignment with the
California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12
Schools in California, 2021-22 School Year. That document can be found here.
The foundational principle of this guidance is that all students must have access to safe and full in-
person instruction and to as much instructional time as possible. In California, the surest path to safe
and full in-person instruction at the outset of the school year, as well as minimizing missed school
days in an ongoing basis, is a strong emphasis on the following: vaccination for all eligible
individuals to get COVID-19 rates down throughout the community; universal masking in schools,
which enables no minimum physical distancing, allowing all students access to full in-person learning,
and more targeted quarantine practices, keeping students in school; and access to a robust COVID-
19 testing program as an available additional safety layer. Recent evidence indicates that in-
person instruction can occur safely without minimum physical distancing requirements when other
mitigation strategies (e.g., masking) are fully implemented. This is consistent with CDC K-12 School
Guidance.
 
 
1. MASKS
 
 
 
Per CDPH, masks are one of the most effective and simplest safety mitigation layers to prevent in-
school transmission of COVID-19 infections and to support full time in-person instruction in K-12
schools.
 
• All students are required to mask indoors, with exemptions per CDPH face mask guidance.
Adults in K-12 school settings are required to mask when sharing indoor spaces with students.
• Masks are optional outdoors for all in K-12 school settings. However,
people who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to wear a mask
in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained
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• “Face covering” means a surgical mask, a medical procedure mask, a
respirator, or a tightly woven fabric or non-woven material of at least
two layers. A face covering has no visible holes or openings and must
cover the nose and mouth. A face covering does not include a scarf, ski
mask, balaclava, bandana, turtleneck, collar, or single layer of
fabric.
 
 
 
• Persons exempted from wearing a face covering due to a medical condition, must wear a non-
restrictive alternative, such as a face shield with a drape on the bottom edge, as long as their


condition permits it. Parents or guardians can work with the site principal to begin the process to
discuss accommodations.
• Schools will continue to implement local protocols to enforce the mask requirements. Additionally,
CESD offers alternative educational opportunities for students who are excluded from campus
because they will not wear a face covering.
• In limited situations where a face covering cannot be used for pedagogical or developmental
reasons, (e.g., communicating or assisting young children or those with special needs) staff can
use a face shield with a drape (per CDPH guidelines) instead of a face covering while in the
classroom as long as the wearer maintains physical distance from others. Staff must return to
wearing a face covering outside of this setting.
• Per CDPH, a cloth face covering may be removed for meals, snacks, or when it needs to be
replaced. Students receive a fanny pack, courtesy of the Centralia Education Foundation, to store
their face covering to keep their face coverings sanitary when they are permitted to remove
them.
• Appropriate face coverings and face shields with drapes are available for staff and students.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has been sent to schools and departments, and additional
supplies are available through the District Stores Order system, free of cost.
• CDPH will continue to assess conditions on an ongoing basis, and will determine no later than
November 1, 2021, whether to update mask requirements or recommendations.
 
 
 
 
 
2. PHYSICAL DISTANCING
 
 
 
• Recent evidence indicates that in-person instruction can occur safely without minimum
physical distancing requirements when other mitigation strategies (e.g., masking) are
implemented. This is consistent with CDC K-12 School Guidance.
• Per CDPH and Cal/OSHA, physical distancing and desk barriers are no longer a
requirement. When masks need to be removed while eating or drinking, CESD will maximize
physical distance as much as possible.
 
3. VENTILATION RECOMMENDATIONS
 

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• Ventilation is optimized at CESD with central air filtration for HVAC
systems with a minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) 13 filter.
• Portable high-efficiency air purification HEPA units have been
provided in all classrooms and workspaces.
• School buses open windows to the greatest extent practicable to
optimize ventilation.
 

4. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STAYING
HOME WHEN SICK & GETTING TESTED
 
 
CESD will follow the strategy for Staying Home when Sick and Getting Tested from the CDC.

• Getting tested for COVID-19 when symptoms are consistent with
COVID-19 will help with rapid contact tracing and prevent
possible spread at schools.
• Students, teachers, and staff who have symptoms of infectious
illness, such as influenza (flu) or COVID-19, should stay home
and be referred to their healthcare provider for testing and
care. Staying home when sick with COVID-19 is essential to keep
COVID-19 infections out of schools and prevent spread to others.
It also is essential for people who are not fully vaccinated to
quarantine after a recent exposure to someone with COVID-19.
• OCHCA provides FREE COVID-19 Testing throughout the county. Visit the OCHCA website
for information: https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/covid-19-testing.
• Free COVID-19 Testing Kits are available at CESD for students and parents. Contact the
District’s Parent and Student Engagement (PASE) Department at 714-228-3141 or
pase@cesd.us or District’s Neighborhood Resource Center (NRC) at 714-228-3235 for
more information or to schedule a testing kit pickup. Click here for the flyer on the CESD
COVID-19 website.
 
 
CDPH Return to School Criteria
CESD students and staff with symptoms may not return to campus in person until they have met
the CDPH criteria to return to school for those symptoms:
 
Molecular or antigen tests can be
used for post exposure testing.
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5. SCREENING TESTING
RECOMMENDATIONS
 
 
CESD will ensure that students and staff who have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed
to someone with COVID-19 are referred for testing.
OCHCA provides FREE COVID-19 Testing throughout the county. Visit the OCHCA website for
information: https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/covid-19-testing.
Free COVID-19 Testing Kits are available at CESD for students and parents. Contact the District’s
Parent and Student Engagement (PASE) Department at 714-228-3141 or pase@cesd.us or
District’s Neighborhood Resource Center (NRC) at 714-228-3235 for more information or to
schedule a testing kit pickup. Click here for the flyer on the CESD COVID-19 website.
CESD will also provide free testing information to students and staff that are offered by
community organizations and the Orange County Health Care Agency.
 
6. CASE REPORTING, CONTACT
TRACING & INVESTIGATION
 
 
If a positive COVID-19 case occurs at a school site, CESD will investigate and initiate contact tracing
immediately, and the District COVID-19 Designee will coordinate a response with OCHCA COVID
Safe Schools OC Program (formerly HCA COVID Schools Response Team). The school/District staff
will notify students, staff, and families who have been identified as a close contact and potentially
exposed to COVID-19 and provide health recommendations and guidance from the health agency.
The CESD COVID-19 Designee will report the case to the health care agency within 24 hours.
Schools are authorized under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to disclose
personally identifiable information without parental consent to local health departments regarding
COVID-19 testing and cases. Due to privacy and confidentiality issues, details of positive cases will
not be disclosed to the public.
The District COVID-19 Liaisons are the following:
For students and families: Dr. Stacy Chang, Director of Parent and Student Engagement
For staff: Dr. Jason Kuncewicki, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
CESD COVID-19 Dashboard: CESD is committed to providing accurate and transparent
information regarding COVID-19 cases on its school campuses, while also maintaining privacy and
confidentiality for students and staff. The CESD COVID-19 Dashboard on the District website
represents the number of confirmed active COVID-19 cases among District students and staff on its
campuses for in-person activities.

7. QUARANTINE RECOMMENDATIONS

For Vaccinated Close Contacts
 
 
For individuals who are vaccinated, CESD follows the CDPH Fully Vaccinated People Guidance
regarding quarantine.
 
8. QUARANTINE RECOMMENDATIONS

For Unvaccinated Students for exposures when both parties were wearing a mask, as
required in K-12 indoor settings
 
 
CESD will follow the quarantine process established by CDPH guidance in conjunction with
consultation from the local health care agency.
When both parties were wearing a mask in the indoor classroom setting, unvaccinated students who
are close contacts (more than 15 minutes over a 24-hour period within 0-6 feet indoors) may
undergo a modified 10-day quarantine as follows. They may continue to attend school for in-person
instruction if they:
 Are asymptomatic;
 Continue to appropriately mask, as required;
 Undergo at least twice weekly testing during the 10-day quarantine; and
 Continue to quarantine for all extracurricular activities at school, including sports, and
activities within the community setting
 
9. QUARANTINE RECOMMENDATIONS

For unvaccinated close contacts who were not wearing masks or for whom the infected
individual was not wearing a mask during the indoor exposure; or unvaccinated students as
described in #8 above.
 
 
CESD will follow the quarantine process established by CDPH guidance in conjunction with
consultation from the local health care agency.

a. For these contacts, those who remain asymptomatic, meaning they have NOT had any
symptoms, may discontinue self-quarantine under the following conditions:
i. Quarantine can end after Day 10 from the date of last exposure without testing; OR
ii. Quarantine can end after Day 7 if a diagnostic specimen is collected after Day 5 from
the date of last exposure and tests negative.
 
b. To discontinue quarantine before 14 days following last known exposure, asymptomatic close
contacts must:

i. Continue daily self-monitoring for symptoms through Day 14 from last known exposure;
AND
ii. Follow all recommended non-pharmaceutical interventions (e.g., wearing a mask when
around others, hand washing, avoiding crowds) through Day 14 from last known exposure.
c. If any symptoms develop during this 14-day period, the exposed person must immediately
isolate, get tested and contact their healthcare provider with any questions regarding their care.
 
10. ISOLATION RECOMMENDATIONS
 
 
For both vaccinated and unvaccinated persons, CESD will follow the CDPH Isolation Guidance for
those diagnosed with COVID-19.
 
Isolation- Symptomatic
CDPH recommends a symptom-based strategy to determine the duration of isolation for people
with COVID-19 who are symptomatic, meaning they have symptoms. Persons with COVID-19 who
have symptoms and were instructed to care for themselves at home may discontinue self-
isolation under the following conditions:
 
 

Isolation- Asymptomatic
For persons with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic, meaning that they have NOT had any
symptoms, CDPH recommends that these individuals be instructed to care for themselves at home.
They may discontinue isolation under the following conditions:
 
At least 10 days have passed since the date of the first positive COVID-19 diagnostic test.
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If they develop symptoms, then the strategies for discontinuing isolation for symptomatic should be
used.
 
 
 
 
 

11. HAND HYGIENE RECOMMENDATIONS
 

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Students and staff are instructed and reminded in proper handwashing & sanitizing techniques,
and to avoid contact with one's eyes, nose, and mouth, and covering coughs and sneezes.
Handwashing/sanitizing will be required throughout the day: upon arrival to school, before and
after recess, lunch, PE, and when returning to class from any shared area and in class as needed.
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• Students and staff are reminded to wash their hands for 20 seconds
with soap, rubbing thoroughly after application.
• Students may bring a personal hand sanitizing bottle for their
personal use.
• Sanitizing stations have been installed in all classrooms and shared
school spaces with 60%+ ethyl alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
Additionally, portable sinks have been provided at school sites to
encourage handwashing.
• A Utility Attendant has been hired for each site to assist with the
cleaning of frequently touched objects.
• All employees are encouraged to keep their work spaces clean, and
teachers teach the habit of cleanliness to students.
 
 
 
 
 
 
12. CLEANING RECOMMENDATIONS
 
 
• CESD follows standard practices and appropriate regulations specific to the type of facility
for standards for cleaning and disinfection.
• CDPH guidance states, “In general, cleaning once a day is usually enough to sufficiently
remove potential virus that may be on surfaces per CDPH. Disinfecting (using disinfectants on
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency COVID-19 list) removes any remaining germs on
surfaces, which further reduces any risk of spreading infection.”
• Classrooms and buses are thoroughly cleaned daily.
o If a facility has a sick person with COVID-19, CESD will clean AND disinfect the
spaces occupied by that person during that time.
 
• Custodial staff and any other workers who clean and disinfect the school site are trained and
equipped with proper personal protective equipment, including gloves, eye protection,
respiratory protection, and other appropriate protective equipment as required by the
product instructions.
 

13. FOOD SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
 
 
• CESD will maximize physical distance as much as possible while eating.
• CESD Food Services will clean frequently touched surfaces. Surfaces that come in contact
with food should be washed, rinsed, and sanitized before and after meals. Food Services
staff will continue to wear masks when cooking and preparing meals for cafeteria service.
• Given very low risk of transmission from surfaces and shared objects, there is no need to
limit food service approaches to single use items and packaged meals per CDPH.
• Student Breakfast will be served from the school MPR starting at 7:30am. Please visit your
child’s school website for information about your child’s lunch schedule.
 
14. VACCINATION

VERIFICATION CONSIDERATIONS
 
To inform implementation of prevention strategies that vary by vaccination status (testing, contact
tracing efforts, and quarantine and isolation practices), CESD will refer to the CDC vaccine
verification recommendations.
Cal/OSHA and CDPH assert that vaccination is effective at preventing COVID-19, protecting
against both transmission and serious illness or death. CDPH strongly recommends the COVID-19
vaccination for all eligible people in California, including teachers, staff, students, and adults
sharing homes with these members of our K-12 communities.
To access vaccination opportunities, visit https://www.ochealthinfo.com/. Free COVID-19 vaccines
are available in various settings including OCHCA, the doctor’s office, CVS, Walmart, Walgreens,
popup clinics, etc.
At present, Cal/OSHA permits district to request employee vaccination status in a variety of
ways. CESD requires employees to self-attest their vaccination status. CESD retains the right to
verify vaccination status.

15. COVID-19 SAFETY PLANNING
TRANSPARENCY RECOMMENDATIONS
 
 
In order to build trust in the school community and support successful return to school, CESD provides
transparency to the school community regarding the school’s safety plans. CESD’s safety plan is
posted on the district website, communicating the safety measures in place. Trainings are provided
to staff and parents by the District’s COVID-19 Designees and members of the Emergency
Operations Center (EOC) COVID-19 Planning Committee members. THIS DOCUMENT SERVES AS
THE DISTRICT’S COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN.
 

Note: With the approval of the federal American Rescue Plan, each local educational agency receiving
Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) funds is required to adopt a Safe Return
to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan and review it at least every six months for possible
revisions. The plan must describe how the local educational agency will maintain the health and safety of
students, educators and other staff. Reference the Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund (ESSER III).
 

III. ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS
OR OTHER POPULATIONS
 
 
1. DISABILITIES
 

Disabilities or other health care needs:
When implementing this guidance, CESD will carefully consider how to address the legal
requirements related to provision of a free appropriate public education and requirements to
reasonably accommodate disabilities, which continue to apply. CESD will refer to the CDC K-12
guidance section on “Disabilities or other health care needs” for additional recommendations.
 Staff can contact HR if accommodations are needed.
 Parents can contact the school principal/site team if accommodations are needed for their
children.
 
2. VISITOR RECOMMENDATIONS
 

CESD is proud of our connection with families, and we wish to emphasize an interest in creating
family engagement opportunities when safe to do so.
Visitors are individuals who need to enter a school office for a clear, temporary purpose such as
registering a child for school, picking up a child, or another specific purpose or attending a
meeting.
CESD encourages parents to conduct as much business as possible through phone, email or
zoom. IEPS and parent conferences are encouraged through zoom meetings.
 
Invited Visitors are individuals whom the school has invited to be on campus for a specific purpose.
This includes assembly presenters and class readers (such as local Police Department). Invited
visitors will be limited, and must be approved by the principal and District EOC COVID-19 Planning
Subcommittee.

Volunteers: A volunteer is an individual who applies for the opportunity to be a school/classroom
volunteer (more frequent and longer time at the site). As we start the year, a school may identify
2-3 approved volunteers from their Parent Organizations (PTA/PTSO) to serve as volunteers for
outdoor activities with approval from the principal and District EOC COVID-19 Planning
Subcommittee.
All volunteers must complete the following prior to service:
 Complete the CESD volunteer application and submit to Human Resources.
 Watch the district video on protocols.
 Complete a Vaccine Attestation.
 Agree to wear a face covering while on district property, when indoors.
 Comply with all school protocols.
 
 
 
IV. OTHER INFORMATION
 
In addition to the guidance provided, CESD continues the following practices for our school
community.
 
WELLNESS HEALTH SCREENER @HOME
 
 
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Monitoring the health and wellbeing of our students at home is key to
keeping our school community safe.
The following are symptoms associated with COVID-19, per CDC
guidelines. Having these symptoms is not, in and of itself a diagnosis
of COVID-19. Families are encouraged to seek a medical opinion if
their children exhibit these symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath
or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle of body aches, headache, new
loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or
vomiting, diarrhea.
To conduct a wellness screening, you may take your child’s temperature
before sending them to school and screen for symptoms and exposure to COVID-19. Anyone with
a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher or with symptoms associated with COVID-19 should
not go to school. If you think you or a member of your family have COVID-19, you may contact
the Neighborhood Resource Center (714-228-3235) for a FREE COVID-19 test kit.
In addition, if someone is showing any signs of COVID-19, CDC advises individuals to seek
emergency medical care immediately: trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest,
new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, bluish lips or face. This list does not include all
possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
ARRIVAL
 
 
• CESD schools will utilize multiple points of entry for arrival.
• School begins at 8:05am for all students in the 2021-22 school year.
• All students are required to wear a face mask to enter indoors, and masks are provided
to students who need one.
 
• Schools will provide site-specific information.
 
BREAKFAST AT SCHOOL: Students who eat breakfast at school may arrive as early as 7:30AM.
Schools have identified the gate/entrance point for students who eat breakfast at school. Please
do NOT send children to school earlier than the breakfast time. Students not eating breakfast
at school may arrive from 7:50-8:03AM to avoid being late.
 
 
DISMISSAL
 
 
CESD schools will utilize multiple points of entry for dismissal.
 
STUDENT DISMISSAL TIMES
1:35PM
TK/K
1:50PM
1-3
2:25PM
4-6
 
 
Wednesday Early Dismissal TK-K @1:15pm, Grades 1-6 @1:30pm.
 
 
 
SICK DURING SCHOOL DAY
 
 
• If a student becomes sick during the school day, the following steps will be taken:
 Student will be taken to the Sick/Isolation Room to be separated from others, and
temperature and symptoms will be evaluated; student will be required to wear a face
covering and remain in the isolation area until they are picked up by a parent or
guardian immediately unless there is an alternative doctor’s note on file for the symptoms,
i.e.: allergies, asthma.
 CESD students and staff with symptoms may not return to campus in person until they have
met the CDPH criteria to return to school for those symptoms.
 
 
 
• All schools have designated a “Well Room” as well as a “Sick/Isolation Room” in the Main
Office building. The Health Office will be used as the “Well Room,” and the Conference
Room or other designated space in the Office will be used as the “Sick/Isolation Room.”
 
 
SCHOOL EVENTS
 

CESD will continue to review COVID-19 data and conditions to provide opportunities for various
school events such as assemblies and field trips in a safe manner.
CESD encourages parents to conduct as much business as possible through phone, email or zoom.
IEPS and parent conferences are encouraged through zoom meetings. For the beginning of the
school year until further notice, invited visitors will be limited, and must be approved by the principal
and District EOC COVID-19 Planning Subcommittee.
 
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
& OTHER ESSENTIAL PROTECTIVE GEAR
 
 
 
CESD has procured items that are considered essential equipment to ensure safeguards for staff
and students. This includes Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which is defined as equipment
needed by staff to perform their job safely such as face coverings, hand sanitizers, disinfectants,
gloves, etc. This also includes adjustments to facilities that respond to the unique needs of the
moment.
Monitoring and Restocking of PPE Materials: PPE are provided to sites free of cost. Materials
have been organized as part of the District’s Warehouse Stores items and can be ordered through
the site manager. To ensure that PPE are monitored at the schools, all sites keep track of their PPE
materials received from the District Warehouse along with the total distributed to staff. Additional
items are ordered by the schools as needed, free of cost to the sites.
 
STUDENT MATERIALS IN THE CLASSROOM
 
• Basic materials and supplies are provided. Students and staff will wash/sanitize hands
before and after sharing materials. Students may bring approved school supplies to school
if they choose.
• Students receive a fanny pack, courtesy of the Centralia Education Foundation, to store their
face covering while out at play or eating to keep their face coverings sanitary.
• Students may bring backpacks and lunch bags to school each day.
 

STUDENT RESTROOMS
 
• Restrooms are cleaned throughout the day.
• Students are reminded to wash or sanitize hands before and after going to the bathroom, and
to wear masks following CDPH’s guidance.
 
DRINKING WATER
 

• Students are encouraged to use water bottle filling stations at the sites. Students are
encouraged to bring their own water bottle to use with the water bottle filling stations.
• Water bottle filling stations are cleaned and sanitized each day.

TRANSPORTATION & FIELD TRIPS
 
• Masks are required for students and staff on the bus, and extra
face coverings are available if needed.
• Health and hygiene are promoted. Students sanitize their hands
before boarding the bus.
• Ventilation is provided with open windows as practicable.
• Staff clean and disinfect the interior of the bus after each route.
 
FIELD TRIPS: We are not scheduling overnight trips of any kind for the 2021-2022 School Year.
Day trips will be considered after the first trimester pending current local health conditions and
guidance.
 
VISITO & VOLUNTEERS
ADDITIONAL MEASURES
 
During an outbreak or major outbreak of COVID-19, additional measures and mitigation strategies
may be implemented if determined necessary based on hazard assessments.
 
DISTRICT COVID-19 DESIGNEE
 
 Dr. Stacy Chang, the Director of Parent and Student Engagement is the District’s COVID-19
Designee for students and parents/guardians.
 Dr. Jason Kuncewicki, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources is the District’s COVID-19
Designee for staff.
 

V. REFERENCES & RESOURCES
 
 
California Department of Public Health (CDPH), COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12
Schools in California, 2021-22 School Year. Published Aug. 2, 2021.
 
Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards. Adopted June 17, 2021.

This notice is posted in alignment with the State of California's COVID-19 School Readiness Hub. For more information, please visit their site CA COVID-19 SCHOOL READINESS

 

                                                                  


 TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

I.  Introduction .………………………….…….….…......

 

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II. Blueprint for a Safer Economy .……………………...

 

4

 

III. Health and Safety Protocols ..…………………….....

 

6

IV. Educational Services ……….……………………….

§  Continuum of Learning

§  Special Education

§  Mental Wellness

§  Child Development Services

 

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V. Parent and Community Engagement ………………..

 

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VI. Appendix ………………………...……………........

§  Appendix 1: OC School Reopening Attestation Checklist

§  Appendix 2: Site Specific Plan, Procedures for Students

§  Appendix 3: Site Specific Plan, Procedures for Staff  

§  Appendix 4: CDPH Guidance for Schools

§  Appendix 5: Abbreviations

§  Appendix 6: Acknowledgements

 

 

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VII. References & Resources ………………………........

 

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Information may be subject to change as directed by

federal or state law and regulations or guidance.


  1. INTRODUCTION

At this time, it is necessary to present an addendum to the Centralia School District’s School Reopening Plan for the 2020-2021 school year.  This report provides updates on the planning and implementation for a safe and successful return to in person instruction in the fall of 2020, pending opening of the County for schools.  The District is committed to returning to a traditional school format as soon as it is safe to do so. Given the continued uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in response to changes in guidance from the local and state levels, the School Reopening Plan is comprehensive and fluid, focused on three priorities:

  1. Keep students, staff, and the community safe through strong health and safety protocols grounded in California Department of Public Health’s guidance;
  2. Be responsive to the needs of parents who desire a high-quality learning experience for their children, preparing students for success in an ever-evolving future; and
  3. Provide trainings, support, and expectations to staff to enhance their ability to be responsive to the needs of students and to further enhance their pedagogical practices to continue the District’s mission of preparing students for success in a dynamic future meaningfully.

 

The decision to send children to school in person is deeply personal, and families may need to consult with their physician, especially for vulnerable children.  While children have shown less severe symptoms associated with the coronavirus, Health Care Agency Director Dr. Clayton Chau has affirmed that underlying conditions, including obesity and diabetes, put children at a much higher risk for serious illnesses. “We will have to discuss risks for vulnerable children as well as addressing health issues in children such as obesity, diabetes, etc.,” Dr. Chau said. If your child has any underlying health issues, please schedule an appointment with your pediatrician to talk about risk factors for vulnerable children.

This revised CESD Reopening Plan addendum provides updates, new information, and recommendations on the topics listed within the Table of Contents. 

 

Guidance

Guidance for the completion of this plan comes from various local, state and federal agencies.  The Board of Education may choose to provide stricter controls than established by local agencies. This document was developed with the most current information known at the time and will be updated as new data becomes relevant.  Collaboration with our association partners has been central to this work.   

 


  1. BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY

Reopening In-Person Learning: Blueprint for a Safer Economy 

On August 28, 2020, Governor Newsom presented an updated framework for reopening schools and the economy described as the “Blueprint for a Safer Economy.” The Blueprint replaces the previous “County Monitoring List” and presents a 4-tiered system with each tier designated by a different color and level of “County risk level:”

  • Purple Tier: “Widespread”
  • Red Tier: “Substantial”
  • Orange Tier: “Moderate”
  • Yellow Tier: “Minimal”

 

On September 8, 2020, Orange County was categorized as being in the “red tier,” transitioning from the original “purple tier” placement of August 31, 2020, the inception of this new plan. 

 
Criteria for Designation of Tiers and “In-Person Instruction”
The California Department Public Health (CDHP) uses 2 main indicators to determine county risk levels: number of daily new cases per 100,000 and percentage of positive tests.

 

County Risk Levels

Daily New Cases (per 100K)

Positive Tests

Widespread (Purple)

More than 7

More than 8 percent

Substantial (Red)

4-7

5-8 percent

Moderate (Orange)

1-3.9

2-4.9 percent

Limited (Yellow)

Less than 1

Less than 2 percent

 

  • On 9.08.2020, Orange County’s daily new cases were 5.2 per 100,000, with placement in the “substantial risk level” and the positivity rating was 4.2%, which is in the “moderate risk level.”
  • On 9.23.2020, Orange County’s daily new cases have improved to 3.6 per 100,000 with placement in the “Moderate risk level” and a positivity rating of 3.1%, which is categorized in the “moderate risk level” as well.
  • If a county’s case rate and positivity rate fall into 2 different tiers, the county remains in the stricter tier.
  • On the state’s COVID-19 website, it is written, “schools can reopen for in-person instruction once their county has been in the Substantial (red) tier for at least two weeks” (COVID-19.ca.gov). OCHCA officials reopened schools for instruction in Orange County on September 22, 2020.

Movement between Tiers: Tier 1 (Purple) to Tier 2 (Red)

According to the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) website, “Every county in California is assigned to a tier, based on its rate of new cases and positivity. At a minimum, counties must remain in the initial tier for at least 3 weeks before moving forward. Data is reviewed weekly, and tiers are updated on Tuesdays. To move forward, a county must meet the next tier’s criteria for 2 consecutive weeks. If a county’s metrics worsen for 2 consecutive weeks, it will be assigned a more restrictive tier.”

 Localized Data

Because Centralia ESD’s geography encompasses four cities, with schools in three cities, it is important to monitor the data for each zip code within the district. Per OCHCA website, following are the most recent data points for our local zip codes, dated September 23, 2020.

This data indicates that zip codes 90623 and 92801 have case rates in the “red tier- substantial.”  Ongoing data review indicates fluctuation within zip codes that must continue to be monitored.    

 

Zip Code

Date

Case Rate per 100K

Test Positivity

90620

Sept. 23, 2020

3.99

4.1

90623

Sept. 23, 2020

4.35

3.9

92801

Sept. 23, 2020

4.28

4.0

92804

Sept. 23, 2020

3.6

3.1

Orange County

Sept. 23, 2020

3.6

3.1

Transition to In-Person Instruction Timelines

With support from OCHCA to transition to In-Person Instruction, effective 9.22.2020, CESD has identified the following dates for a return to In-Person Instruction (IPI)

 

DATE

INSTRUCTIONAL INDICATOR

8/12/2020

First Day of school for students. All students in Distance Learning

8/31/2020

Centralia Virtual Alternative  Program (C-VALT) begins for families who need a more flexible school program

9/28/2020

TK-6 Special Day Classes (SDC) reopen for In-Person Instruction (IPI)- SDC students who selected Distance Learning stay in DL 2.0. 

10/5/2020

IPI reopens for all other students in all eight schools including general education, state preschool and SDC preschool. 

III. HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS

         

The health and safety of our students, staff, and families is the top priority when making the decision to physically reopen our schools in person.  As we prepare to reopen in person on Sept. 28, 2020 for TK-6 SDC classes and Oct. 5, 2020 for all others, we will implement health and safety protocols in alignment with the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) Guidance for Schools. The CDPH document is included in this document as Appendix 4 and here

In compliance with local and state requirements, each school has completed a series of documents, highlighting health and safety protocols.  A sample of each is included as a reference. 

Appendix 1:  Orange County School Reopening Attestation Checklist (required by OCHCA)

Appendix 2:  Site Specific Plan, Procedures for Students

Appendix 3:  Site Specific Plan, Procedures for Staff   

 As students and staff return to campus, school will look different.

FACE COVERINGS

 All students, staff, and visitors are required to wear a face covering, and will not be permitted on campus without a face covering.  Face coverings and face shields are available as needed.  A procedure has been defined for families of students with IEPs or 504s who request accommodations.  

  • Note: Current CDPH guidance requires the use of face coverings for students in Grades 3 and up.  CESD Board has provided direction that this requirement be extended to all grade levels.  
  • Cloth reusable face coverings are available to staff. Students will have use of disposable face coverings if one is not brought to school. Staff will receive reusable face coverings and a face shield.  A beginning supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) has been sent to schools.  Additional supplies are available through the district stores order system.  
  • Face shields may be used by teachers and other staff for specific lessons, programs, or services, as per CDPH guidelines for pedagogical reasons. The use of a face shield alone does not replace the use of a face covering, unless the face shield serves as an accommodation or is used for pedagogical reasons.
  • Per CDPH, a cloth face covering may be removed for meals, snacks, outdoor recreation, or when it needs to be Students will receive a fanny pack, courtesy of the Centralia Education Foundation, to store their face covering while out at play or eating to keep their face coverings sanitary when they are permitted to remove them.
  • Accommodations for facial coverings for students will be determined through the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 process. Parents or guardians should work with the site principal to begin the IEP process to discuss accommodations. A doctor’s note will be required. All students are required to wear face coverings at school, and families who do not wish to have their child use a face mask may select the online learning program as an option. When a face covering is not possible due to an accommodation, a face shield may suffice. 
  • A student discipline/intervention plan has been developed for students who do not wear facial coverings.
  • Per CDPH, in order to comply with this guidance, schools must exclude students from campus if they are not exempt from wearing a face covering under CDPH guidelines and refuse to wear one provided by the school. Distance Learning is available for students who are excluded from campus.

 

 

HANDWASHING/SANITIZING

 Students will be instructed in proper handwashing & sanitizing techniques.

    • Students may bring a personal hand sanitizing bottle for their personal use.
    • Handwashing/sanitizing will be required throughout the day: upon arrival to school, before and after recess, lunch, PE, and when returning to class from any shared area and in class as needed.
    • Sanitizing stations have been installed in all classrooms and shared school spaces.  Additionally, four (4) portable sinks have been provided at each school site to encourage handwashing.  
    • Frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned regularly.Frequently touched surfaces in the school include, but are not limited to: door handles, light switches, sink handles, bathroom surfaces, tables.   
    • The night custodian hours have been adjusted to increase coverage during the day.
    • A Utility Attendant has been hired for each site to assist with the cleaning of frequently touched objects.
    • All employees are encouraged to keep their work spaces clean, and teachers will teach the habit of cleanliness to students.

 

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

 As required by CPDH, all teacher desks must be 6 feet away from another adult desk within a room or a student desk.

  • Student desks will be spaced out as appropriate.
  • As we transition to IPI, classes will begin their return through a Hybrid AB model, thereby reducing the number of students in a class.
  • Measures for physical distancing will be implemented inside and outside the classroom as feasible.
  • Staff will implement instructions for maximizing spacing and ways to minimize movement in both indoor and outdoor spaces that are easy for students to understand and are developmentally appropriate.

 

A TYPICAL DAY

Following is a descriptor of school operational procedures enhanced with consideration to health and safety protocols.  Additionally, each school has created a Site Specific Plan for Students that is available through the principal’s office and will be added to each school’s website.   The Site Specific Plan for Students includes information specific to each site for each of the categories listed in this section. 

 

PRE-ARRIVAL

Prior to arrival each day, we are asking all families to take their children’s temperature and screen them for symptoms of COVID-19 before sending them to school. Anyone with a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher or with symptoms associated with COVID-19 should not go to school.  

The following are symptoms associated with COVID-19, per CDC guidelines. Having these symptoms is not, in and of itself a diagnosis of COVID-19.  Families are encouraged to seek a medical opinion if their children exhibit these symptoms:  fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle of body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting,  diarrhea. In addition, if someone is showing any of these signs, CDC advises you to seek emergency medical care immediately: trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, bluish lips or face.  This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html 

Furthermore, anyone who has had recent contact with someone that tested positive for COVID-19 should not go to school.

ARRIVAL

 

  • Multiple points of entry have been identified for drive-thru or curbside drop-off with active temperature checks by staff with hand sanitizing stations and signs.
  • All students are required to wear a face mask to enter school. One will be provided to students who need one. 
  • For students who get dropped off in a vehicle: Parents/guardians are to wait in their cars or at the curb for their child’s temperature checks. Parents are not to enter on campus with students, nor congregate on campus. 
  • Students exiting their parents’ cars should stand in the designated spot which is 6 feet in distance from other students arriving on campus. Once a temperature check is complete, the student will walk immediately to their classroom and follow the class entry protocols.
  • Students with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will receive another temperature check using an alternative thermometer. If the temperature is confirmed, students will be sent home with parents/guardians. If parents cannot be located, the student will wait in the school’s Isolation Room for pick up.

 

BREAKFAST AT SCHOOL:   Students who eat breakfast at school may arrive as early as 7:45 AM.  Your site principal will identify the gate/entrance point for students who eat breakfast at school.  Please do NOT send children to school earlier than the breakfast time.  

Students who eat breakfast at home should plan to arrive to school at the designated time to minimize crowding at the entrance areas.   Arrival times will be staggered to limit large crowds of students arriving at the same time.  Please look to your Site Specific Plan for more detailed information. 

 

SAMPLE STAGGERED ARRIVAL TIMES 

7:45AM

Students that eat breakfast at school

8:05AM 

A-G

8:15AM 

H-N 

8:30AM 

O-Z 

  • Students who are scheduled for a staggered arrival past 8:05am can work on asynchronous, independent work at home to make up instructional minutes. Educational online programs are available via Clever.

 Students who utilize the District’s Transportation services may receive a staggered schedule for arrival and dismissal.  

Depending on the total number of students that return to in-person instruction, students may also be assigned to a designated parking lot for arrival and dismissal.   

 

SAMPLE ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL ASSIGNED PARKING LOTS

A-E & I –L & P -S 

North Parking Lot 

F-H & M –O & T - Z 

South Parking Lot 

 

DISMISSAL

 

Dismissal times will be staggered to limit large crowds of students leaving at the same time.    

SAMPLE STAGGERED DISMISSAL TIMES 

1:35PM 

TK/K 

1:50PM 

1-3 

2:25PM 

4-6 

 

During dismissal, students will be escorted by staff in a line that adheres to social distancing guidelines to their designated gate or parking lot. Students will enter their parents’ cars from these lines. 

 

CLASSROOM LAYOUT

  • In-person class sizes will be reduced with student desks spaced out and facing the same direction, as practicable.
  • Physical distancing will be implemented as feasible throughout the day.
  • Clear desk barriers (“sneeze guards”) will be provided for student desks.
  • Student masks and face shields will also be available as needed.
  • Students will stay with their cohorts to the extent possible as recommended by CDC and CA Department of Public Health.
  • Outdoor Learning will be encouraged with the use of extra tables and shade.
  • AC filters have been upgraded to MERV.

 

STUDENT MATERIALS IN THE CLASSROOM

  • Basic materials and supplies will be provided and will not be shared to the extent possible. Students may bring approved school supplies to school if they choose to, however they must leave them at school.
  • Sharing of materials will be limited. If materials are shared, they will be sanitized between uses.
  • Each child’s belongings will be separated from others and in individually labeled containers, cubbies, or areas.
  • Students in Grades 4-6 who borrowed a CESD Chromebook will need to bring their CESD Chromebook to school on IPI days. To facilitate this, students in Grades 4-6 may bring a backpack to school.   Grades 3 and below will have a device available at school and can continue to keep their CESD device at home if they borrowed one earlier in the year.  SDC students who are returning to In-Person Instruction 5 days a week will need to return their devices to school to use at school.
  • Students in grades 4-6 may bring a backpack to school. We ask at this time that grades 3 and below do not bring a backpack unless given permission by the site principal. 
  • Students will receive a fanny pack, courtesy of the Centralia Education Foundation, to store their face covering while out at play or eating to keep their face coverings sanitary.
  • Students may bring lunch bags to school each day.

 

RECESS & P.E.

  • Use of shared playground equipment will be limited in favor of physical activities that require less contact with surfaces.
  • Sharing of materials and equipment will be limited to the extent possible, and if shared, items will be sanitized between uses.
  • Each class will have their own crate of recess & P.E. equipment which will be sanitized by the custodian at the end of the day.
  • The use of the playground equipment (swings, slides) will be on a rotational basis and will be limited to a cohort each day.
  • Physical activities and games that will be permitted will include, but not limited to:
    • Jump roping
    • Four Square
    • Tetherball
    • Handball
    • Tennis, racquetball, etc.
    • Scoop ball
    • Shooting baskets
    • Kicking soccer balls
  • Recess and P.E. areas will be identified and designated as areas to play in by classes on a rotating schedule to assure that students stay with their cohorts as much as possible.
  • Students will wash or sanitize their hands before and after recess/P.E.
  • When recess ends, students will walk to their classrooms without lining up to limit large crowds.

MEALS & SNACKS

  • Meals will be served outside of classroom, and extra space will be provided for physical distancing during meals and snack times.
  • Students will stay with their cohorts to the extent possible as recommended by CDC and CA Department of Public Health.
  • Food offered at school will be pre-packaged or wrapped items and students will not share food or drinks.
  • Students may remove their mask when eating or drinking. A fanny pack will be provided for safe keeping of the face mask. 
  • Seating will be marked to help students maintain safe social distancing when utilizing designated meal areas.
  • Additional tables have been procured to provide extra spacing during meals.

A “Grab and Go” Drive-Thru Meal Service is available for students participating in online learning. 

 

STUDENT RESTROOMS

  • A limited # of students will be permitted in the restrooms at a single time.
  • Restrooms will be sanitized throughout the day (i.e.: after each recess and lunch breaks), and physical guides and posters will be provided.
  • Students will wash or sanitize hands before and after going into bathroom, and wear masks following CDPH’s guidance.

 

DRINKING FOUNTAINS

  • Students are encouraged to bring their own water bottle to minimize use and touching of water fountains.
  • Schools will maintain the rule of “No mouth on spouts” and will follow physical distancing rules.
  • Fountains will be cleaned and sanitized regularly throughout the day.
  • Water bottle filling stations are being installed in schools. This should be completed by October. 
 

TRANSPORTATION

 Active temperature checks and hand sanitizing before boarding the bus

  • Physical distancing provided
  • Health and hygiene promoted
  • Cleaning/ disinfecting enhanced
  • Transportation Department will provide detailed information for students that utilize the district’s buses.

 

PARENT MEETINGS, ASSEMBLIES, SCHOOL

 

  • Currently, only virtual or drive-thru options will be pursued until further notice.

 

SCHOOL VISITORS

 

  • At this time, visitors are permitted to theoffice by appointments    Visitors must respond to a health query for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering a building. 
  • Signage has been posted at all main offices regarding the use of face covering, physical distancing, and asking visitors to return another day if they are sick.
  • Plexiglass barriers have been installed at all Main Offices.

 

Please contact your school office directly if you need an appointment.

TRAININGS

 Staff, students, and families will receive trainings and/or educational materials on the following safety actions including:  ​

  • Enhanced sanitation practices
  • Physical distancing guidelines and their importance
  • Use of face coverings
  • Screening practices
  • COVID-19 signs and symptoms​

 

Trainings and educational materials will be shared with parents and stakeholders in the following ways: 

  • Parent Meetings hosted by principals  
  • Parent Meetings hosted by District 
  • Superintendent’s Forum 
  • Informational documents posted on our district website 
  • Social Media 
  • Peachjar 

 

Students will receive trainings and school Positive Behavior and Intervention System (PBIS) tours of the new health and safety protocols via Zoom or videos.  All areas of the school wide PBIS matrix will be updated to reflect the Site-Specific Plan.

SAFETY DRILLS

 

All safety drills will be updated to reflect the CDPH guidelines.  Staff and students will receive training and practice utilizing these new guidelines.

SICK STUDENTS

 If your child is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please keep them home and contact your child’s health care provider. Please contact your principal or teacher for schoolwork while your child is not able to attend in person.

 

  • All schools have designated a “Well Room” as well as a “Sick/Isolation Room” in the Main Office building. The Health Office will be used as the “Well Room,” and the Conference Room or other designated space in the Office will be used as the “Sick/Isolation Room.”

 

  • If a student becomes sick during the school day, the following steps will be taken:
    • Student will be taken to the Sick/Isolation Room where temperature and symptoms will be evaluated; student will be required to wear a face covering and remain in the isolation area until they are picked up by a parent or guardian.
    • The school/district will work with the family to follow the Center for Disease Control Home Isolation Guidelines, as recommended by the California Department of Public Health if directed by the Health Care Agency or health care provider.

 

  • If a positive COVID-19 case occurs at a school site, the District Designee will coordinate a response with OCHCA. With the guidance of OCHCA, the District will notify students, staff, and families who have been potentially exposed to COVID-19 and provide health recommendations and guidance from the health agency. See p. 18-19.

 

When a student, teacher or staff member has symptoms, is a contact of someone infected, or is diagnosed with COVID-19

 The California Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Learning Framework for K-12 Schools in California provides guidance on the measures that should be taken when a student, teacher or staff member has symptoms, is a contact of someone infected, or is diagnosed with COVID-19. Here is a chart to describe the actions needed by district.    You can click here to review the document from CDPH.   

 

 

Student or Staff 

Action Needed 

Communication  

1.

COVID-19 Symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, difficulty breathing) Symptom Screening: Per CA School Sector Specific Guidelines 

·   Send home  

·   Recommend testing (If positive, see #3, if negative, see #4)  

·   School/classroom remain open  

No Action needed 

2.

Close contact (†) with a confirmed COVID19 case 

·   Send home  

·   Quarantine for 14 days from last exposure  per guidance from health care agency or health care provider

·   Recommend testing (but will not shorten 14- day quarantine) 

·   School/classroom remain open 

Consider school community notification of a known contact 

3.

Confirmed COVID-19 case infection 

·   Notify the local public health department  

·   Isolate case and exclude from school for 10 days from symptom onset or test date  per guidance from health care agency or health care provider

·   Identify contacts (†), quarantine & exclude exposed contacts (likely entire cohort (††)) for 14 days after the last date the case was present at school while infectious   per guidance from health care agency or health care provider

·   Recommend testing of contacts, prioritize symptomatic contacts (but will not shorten 14- day quarantine)  

·   Disinfection and cleaning of classroom and primary spaces where case spent significant time  

·    School remains open 

School community notification of a known case 

 

 

 

4.

Tests negative after symptoms 

·   May return to school 2 days after symptoms resolve (per OCHCA).  

·   School/classroom remain open 

Consider school community notification if prior awareness of testing 

   

 

Personal Protective Equipment

PPE & OTHER MATERIALS

 

CESD has procured items that are considered essential equipment to ensure safeguards for staff and students.  This includes Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which is defined as equipment needed by staff to perform their job safely such as face covering, hand sanitizers, disinfectants, gloves, etc.   This also includes adjustments to facilities that respond to the unique needs of the moment.    

 

The following chart identifies current inventory as of September 1, 2020.

Item

Total

Notes

Face Coverings

56,355

 Re-usable (staff), Disposable and Child’s/Adult Sizes, N95 (specific staff)

Face Shields

20,741

Adult Sizes

Child sizes for DHH and Speech students 

Hand Sanitizers

1,106 bottles

 

Pump dispensers in all classrooms and common areas

No touch dispensers on buses

No Touch Thermometers

66

School sites, buses, District Office

Sneeze Guards for students

5,100

Districtwide (delivery scheduled for August 10th)

Acrylic sneeze guards for adult work

60

Four per site, additional available upon request

Gloves

16,500 pairs

Various Adult Sizes

Sanitizing Mist

408 cans

Hospital grade disinfectant

Outdoor Tables

20 per site (8 ft)

For outdoor learning, school meals

Shade Covers

16

For outdoor learning as needed (delivery mid-August)

A.C. MERV Filters

340

Installed in all classrooms, offices, break and work areas

 

  

  1. EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

 

Continuum of Learning

 

The Continuum of Learning model was developed after extensive parent input clarified the need for different instructional choices to meet the varied needs of our families during this extraordinary time.  The modes of learning in this continuum include In-Person Instruction, Distance Learning 2.0, and an alternative program called the Centralia Virtual Alternative (C-VALT). The Continuum of Learning was designed to provide a meaningful experience for our students, regardless of the learning model selected by our families for their children.  Due to the evolving nature of the pandemic, our Continuum of Learning must remain fluid and adaptable to the conditions of the time.  As the state provides guidance, we will align our programming to provide our students what they need, particularly, if we need to switch between learning models.  Our Continuum of Learning model also needs to be equitable.  Being able to provide the supports that are needed for each student is paramount, especially in these unprecedented times.  The next section will include a description of each learning model.

 

  

In-Person Instruction

When students are able to return to school, the In-Person Instruction model allows students to return to school up to 5 days a week or through a hybrid model, as space permits.   CESD is reopening to In-Person Instruction on Sept. 28, 2020 for all SDC TK-6 students who select IPI.  Students in these same programs will be continue their DL 2.0 programming.  Because our SDC classes tend to have smaller in-person enrollments, students who select IPI in the SDC TK-6 classes will resume instruction for a full five days per week format, with regular scheduling, with the exception of a staggered start time, to maximize safety protocols within our transportation system.   On Oct. 5, 2020, all Preschool SDC classes and state preschool classes will resume instruction. 

In addition, families will have the opportunity to confirm their selection of IPI or DL 2.0 as of Oct. 5, 2020.  In an effort to return to school with safety as a primary consideration, schools will begin instruction on a hybrid program, with classes sorted through A (attend schools on Mondays and Tuesdays, in person) or Group B (attend schools on Thursdays and Fridays).   Each Wednesday, classroom teachers will engage in video instruction from 8:00-10:00 AM.  

The health and Safety Protocols listed in Section III of this Addendum describe these protocols to be followed in school.  This hybrid AB model will allow for our students to interact with their teachers and peers, in person, via video, with a well thought-out daily schedule to facilitate learning and incorporate safety protocols.  Direct instruction will take place in the classroom.  Procedures will be in place to ensure that daily attendance is taken.  Standards-based grading will also be a part of our instructional programming this year.  A daily schedule will be shared with parents to provide clarity of the day’s activities.  Instruction in all of the content areas will be provided including, English Language Arts, Math, the Sciences, Electives, and Physical Education.  In addition, English Language Development (ELD) will be provided for our English Language Learners.  Some activities and events can possibly resume depending on guidance from the state. 

 

 

Distance Learning 2.0

The Distance Learning 2.0 Model is a virtual learning model and is provided 5 days a week. This is our second phase of implementing Distance Learning which is why we are calling it Distance Learning 2.0. As compared to last trimester's Distance Learning implementation, we started off in an emergency situation where we had to rapidly switch over to Distance Learning. This year, students in Distance Learning 2.0 will receive rigorous instruction and meet online with their teachers daily.  The daily schedule will include a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Lessons will be provided by a teacher through live and pre-recorded lessons in whole group, small group, and individual sessions, as needed.  Similar to the in-person model, students will have time to work independently with teacher support if needed. Daily attendance and student engagement will be monitored this school year while in Distance Learning 2.0.  Standards-based grading will be documented and parents will be informed through progress reports and report cards.  A daily schedule and a week-at-a-glance will be shared with parents to increase clarity of the school day.  Instruction will include the core subject areas (English Language Arts and Mathematics) daily, with the science, social studies, and electives provided for our students. English Language Development (ELD) will also be provided daily for our English Language Learners.

  

Alternative Model – CESD Virtual Alternative (C-VALT)

The CESD Virtual Learning Academy is a program that CESD is offering to provide a model for families that want something different than the In-Person Instruction and Distance Learning 2.0.  This program offers more flexibility and provides a more independent program for our students.  This model is 100% online and runs 5 days a week.  In this model, students are provided with a personalized, flexible, independent learning opportunity with a CESD credentialed teacher. If this model is selected, students will meet minimally with a credentialed CESD teacher and will be provided with standards-based assignments.  The Virtual Learning Academy includes minimal synchronous instruction with an emphasis on asynchronous learning.  There will be a standards-based grading system in place with ongoing parent feedback.  This model will need more directed parent support and involvement to facilitate their child’s learning.

 

Assessments and Report Cards

Incorporating a systematic cycle of assessments are an essential piece of the instructional plan. Data from these assessments will assist in informing instruction.  A diagnostic assessment will be administered to students at the beginning of the school year to identify areas of growth and areas of need.  This will assist in creating lesson plans and developing fluid student groupings to meet our students’ needs.  Throughout the school year, teachers will regularly administer formative and summative assessments as well as work with their grade-level teams and principal as they maneuver through the Continuous Cycle of Improvement.  Standards-Based Grading and report cards will be provided to students for each trimester (for any learning mode included in the Continuum of Learning).

 

Professional Development

Teachers and support staff will receive in-depth training to deepen their knowledge on effective practices as we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year.  Other training that will be provided include expanding their knowledge around the tiers in the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support framework, progress monitoring, online learning, and online educational programs to optimize our students’ academic learning experiences.

 

special education

During school closures, Special Education services were provided to the extent possible, offering services remotely in small groups or 1:1. IEP meetings were moved to virtual meetings to follow safety and social distancing guidelines.

 

When students return to school sites, CESD will implement Special Education services utilizing methods that meet current safeguards. Students with disabilities will be provided the same instructional options as students in the general education setting. During this time of continued school closure, special education services and supports will continue to be provided in Distance Learning. Our goal is to provide the maximum amount of in-person instruction to the extent possible, while continuing to follow public health agency requirements for social distancing. Teachers and Related Service providers will continue to utilize evidence-based practices, including differentiated instruction, using curriculum aligned to district and state standards. The CESD Team is developing plans for students that receive special education supports and services along the continuum of placement options.  Additional information and details will be shared as they become available.

 

Resource Specialist Program (RSP):  Resource Specialist Program (RSP) students will attend as general education students would, with consideration given to ensure the health and safety of staff and students. RSP students will receive “core instruction and materials to address goal areas” at school and/or in distance learning platforms.  RSP students will receive supports and services listed in their IEP’s, to the extent that is possible.  RSP students will participate in Full Online Learning, as students in general education would, until health guidance authorizes the return to school.   RSP students will continue to receive supports and services identified in their IEP through a distance learning model. Related services will also be provided virtually, as appropriate.  An Individual Distance Learning Plan and amendment may be necessary to document a temporary model of schooling with an adjustment of service minutes. 

 

Mild/Moderate Special Day Class (SDC) Program students, Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH) students, and Moderate/Severe SDC Programs – Autism and Non-Categorical students: Students in the Mild/Moderate and Mod/Severe SDC programs will receive service in distance learning platforms, until it is deemed safe to return to school.  Consideration will be given to ensure the health and safety of all staff and students. While students in the Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe SDC classes are recommended to attend class every day (5 days a week) to receive the maximum support needed, due to health and safety recommendations, student will participate in a distance learning plan, at this time. Students will receive all the services noted in their Offer of FAPE on their IEP, to the extent that is possible.  Special education students with significant health issues may need additional considerations when developing a plan for the return to school. For students who are able to come to the school campus, staff will identify the requirements of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for different populations and needs (i.e. those requiring medical procedures, feeding, or toileting support). If additional equipment is needed, guidelines and any appropriate training will be provided to staff. 

 

Related Services (Speech/Language, Counseling, Behavior Support, Audiology, etc.):  Students will participate in distance learning, as general education students are, per health guidance at this time.  During this time of Full Online Learning, students will receive services listed in their IEP’s, provided virtually, to the extent possible.  An Individual Distance Learning Plan and amendment may be necessary to document a temporary model of schooling with an adjustment of service minutes.  For students with open IEP assessment plans, Special Education Department will develop protocols for testing, when students return to school.  If students elect to attend in-person instructions once health guidance permits, students will receive services at school, as designated in their IEPs.  If students opt to participate in Blended Learning or Full Online Learning, they will receive services listed in their IEP’s at school and/or virtually, to the extent possible.

 

Health and Wellness:  The CESD Team has created health protocols for Special Education services that meet the guidance of public health agencies.  This will include Health Office space recommendations, and the creation of parent, student, and staff resources.

 

As always, the goal of CESD is to provide a safe and positive learning environment in our schools through implementation of Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports (PBIS). Teachers will provide lessons and support in Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the classroom by using SEL curriculum such as Second Step and or Sanford Harmony. In addition, mental health specialists such as District Social Workers and School Psychologists will be available to provide support for whole group, small group, and on an individual basis for tier 2 and 3 support as needed.  Whether students are learning at school or at home online, CESD will be able to provide mental wellness support to students.

CESD will work with the Orange County Department of Education regarding mental health resources and support for students and staff including training on trauma informed practices.   Parents will also be provided with various trainings and information modules regarding mental wellness so that they can help their children during these challenging times.

 


 

Child Development services

Extended Child care

The District values its commitment to support children of essential workers through our high quality child care program, currently housed at Walter Knott Education Center.  At the present moment, all child care is being facilitated only through the Walter Knott site.  Any parents interested in securing a child care spot are encouraged to call our Child Care office at  714-228- 3153.

 

We pride ourselves in providing a safe, enriching environment where children feel cared for and supported. We support our students' needs by providing a positive, stable and high quality environment.  Students in our program are supported with assistance to log on to their Chromebook devices so they can actively participate in school learning.   Child Care is open from 6:30am -6:00pm. 

 

ASES CLUB CASA

The District will provide distance learning homework support to all students receiving child care services at Walter Knott from the hours of 12:00pm to 4:00pm. The ASES Program will also offer a free distance enrichment program for all families. Students will be meeting twice per week in a small group virtual setting (Zoom) with the ASES Staff to participate in fun activities. Please check the webpage for weekly updates.

 

 

Preschool

All Preschool programs are directly aligned with the District Learning Continuum provided to TK-6th grade. All preschool teachers checked in with students the week of August 17, 2020, to provide parents with the plan and instructional support via Zoom Parent Orientation. Students enrolled in preschool are offered high-quality instructional opportunities that focus on Early Childhood Development Best Practices. 

 

The Child Development Services Department will continue to work with Special Education and Child Development Preschool Teachers to create enrichment packets and activities to provide resources shared with parents. All support materials will be posted on-line, in alignment with Desired Results and IEP goals. Lessons will be generated weekly using Houghton Mifflin – Big-day Curriculum and scheduled virtually (Zoom, Seesaw, and Google Classroom). Our department will also create APP links shared on the main district website for parents to access independently with their children.

Effective Monday, October 5, 2020, students will be returning to the classroom. We will be offering both in-person sessions in the morning and remote distance learning in the afternoon for those families that choose not to return in person.  We will continue to offer a rigorous program to prepare our students for kindergarten. 

  1. Parent & Community Engagement

COVID-19 school closures have potentially far-reaching, negative long-term impact on students and families all around the world. For many students, the school closures have led to concerns regarding educational attainment resulting in a decrease in student academics that many refer to as the “COVID Slide”. To ensure that all our students continued their education via distance learning, Centralia Elementary School District made concerted efforts to connect with all students and families.  We will continue to communicate and connect with families in the new school year.

We have prioritized efforts to distribute student technology devices and internet resources to every student that needs them, and to provide food, community, and mental health resources for families. In addition, our mental health professionals will provide support to students as needed.

Parent and community resources will continue to be provided by the Parent and Student Engagement Department as well as the schools. Our District’s Neighborhood Resource Center will continue to be the hub for parent and community resources. CESD will continue to work with community partners to provide resources and information to families and to engage them with our schools and district. Parent trainings will also be offered based on need, and are announced via School Messenger, Peachjar, websites, and social media.

 

 

Appendix 2:  Site Specific Plan, Procedures for Students

 

COVID-19 Site Specific Plan:

Health and Safety Protocols for In-Person Learning

Los Coyotes Elementary School

8122 Moody St, La Palma, CA 90623

Principal:   Dr. Vicki Wong

Updated 9.28.20

The health and safety of our students, staff, and families is the top priority when making the decision to physically reopen our schools. When we are permitted to provide in-person learning, we will ensure that optimal health and safety precautions are in place as designated by official guidance.

Centralia Elementary School District will be following the guidelines of the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) Guidance for Schools when in-person learning resumes.  The CDPH document is found here for your review.  The following are health and safety student protocols that will be followed in CESD that adhere to CDPH guidance to ensure the safety of students and staff. 

Please note that the protocols may be subject to change based on modifications to the guidance from the public health agencies and other officials.   Please check the district and school website for the latest updates.

        

PRE-ARRIVAL

Parents/guardians will be informed of the symptoms and signs of COVID-19, and the need to keep their children home if they are sick.  Families will be encouraged to take their children’s temperature daily before sending them to school. Anyone with a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher is not permitted at school. Families will also be asked to screen their children for respiratory symptoms such as cough and shortness of breath before sending them to school each day. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should not go to school.
Information will be disseminated via Parent Meetings, School Messenger, social media, school and district website prior to the start of in-person instruction.

 

Staff members are required to self-screen for symptoms and complete a temperature check before they start work each day.

 

 

 

ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL

Multiple points of entry have been identified for drive-thru or curbside drop-off with active temperature checks by staff with hand sanitizing stations and signs. Masks will be available for students as needed.

 

 

ENTRY POINT LOCATIONS

Gate 1

Kindergarten Gate

Gate 2

South Parking Lot Gate

Gate 3

North Parking Lot Gate

 

Parents/guardians are to wait in their cars or at the curb for their child’s temperature checks. Parents are not to enter on campus with students, nor congregate on campus.

 

 

Students exiting their parents’ cars should stand in the designated spot which is 6 feet in distance from other students arriving on campus. Once a temperature check is complete, the student will sanitize his/her hands and walk immediately to their classroom and follow the class entry protocols. Parents will wait in their car to ensure the student has been admitted to campus.

                   

 

Students with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will receive another temperature check using an alternative thermometer. If the temperature is confirmed, students will be sent home with parents/guardians. If parents cannot be located, the student will wait in the school’s Isolation Room for pick up. All students in the Isolation Room will be required to wear a mask.

 

Parents walking their child(ren) to school should not enter campus.  They should walk to Gate 2 or 3 in the South/North Lot and stop at the 6 feet on the line and until their child’s temperature is taken and their child is admitted to campus.  If the child, has a temperature they should leave campus with their child immediately.

 

Arrival times will be staggered to limit large crowds of students arriving at the same time.

 

STAGGERED ARRIVAL TIMES

7:45 – 8:00

Breakfast

8:00 - 8:15 AM

A – G & M -S

8:15 - 8:30 AM

H – L & T - Z

8:20 AM

KINDER

 

7:45 AM-8:00AM Breakfast at School:  Students arriving for breakfast should enter campus at Gate 2, South Lot
Students who arrive at 8:05 am will receive asynchronous instruction until 8:30.
Students who utilize the District’s Transportation services will receive a staggered schedule for arrival and dismissal.

 

 

Students will also be assigned to a designated parking lot for arrival and dismissal.

 

Dismissal times will be staggered to limit large crowds of students leaving at the same time.  Dismissal times will coordinate with instructional minutes. 

 

During dismissal, students will be escorted by staff in a line that adheres to social distancing guidelines to their designated parking lot. Students will enter their parents’ cars from these lines.

 

 

 

Face coverings

Face coverings are required for all staff & visitors, and people will not be permitted on campus without a face covering.
Face covering are required for students in grades K - 6th  (exemptions may apply). 
Face coverings and face shields are available for students and staff as needed.
Face coverings will be worn in class, walking on campus, structured and unstructured play during recess and PE.
Mask may be removed while eating or drinking at the lunch tables or when physical distancing of six feet can be implemented. See lunch time guidelines. A fanny pack will be provided for each child in In-Person Instruction to store their masks when it is removed to ensure that masks are kept sanitary and decrease the chance of loss.
Per CDPH, in order to comply with this guidance, schools must exclude students from campus if they are not exempt from wearing a face covering under CDPH guidelines and refuse to wear one provided by the school. Distance Learning and C-VALT Alternative educational opportunities are available for students who are excluded from campus.
Review the CDPH Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings here.
Discipline/intervention steps will be taken for students not wearing a face covering, including providing a mask or face shield and contacting parents.  

 

 

 

HANDWASHING/SANITIZING

Handwashing/sanitizing required throughout the day: upon arrival at school, before and after recess, lunch, PE, and when returning to class from any shared area. Handwashing/sanitizing products are readily available. Portable handwashing stations have also been procured for each site.
Frequently touched surfaces within the school will be cleaned regularly. Frequently touched surfaces in the school include, but are not limited to:
Door handles
Light switches
Sink handles
Bathroom surfaces
Tables

 

 

Classroom Layout

In-person class sizes will be reduced with student desks spaced out and facing the same direction, as practicable.
Physical distancing will be implemented as feasible throughout the day.
Clear desk barriers (“sneeze guards”) will be provided for student desks.
Student masks and face shields will also be available as needed.
Students will stay with their cohorts to the extent possible as recommended by CDC and CA Department of Public Health.
Outdoor Learning will be encouraged with the use of extra tables and shade.
C. filters upgraded to MERV

 

  

STUDENT MATERIALS

Basic materials and supplies will be provided and will not be shared to the extent possible. Students may bring approved school supplies to school if they choose to, however they must leave them at school.
Sharing of materials will be limited. If materials are shared, they will be sanitized between uses.
Chromebooks Plan: Students in grades 4-6 who borrowed a district Chromebook are to bring their device to school in a backpack for in-person learning on their IPI days. Students in other grades do not need to bring a device to school.
Each child’s belongings will be separated from others and in individually labeled containers, cubbies, or areas.
Students may bring lunch bags to school each day. Students in grades 4-6 may bring a backpack to bring their district-borrowed Chromebooks to school. Other grades do not need to bring a backpack to school.

 

 

Student Restrooms

A limited # of students will be permitted in the restrooms at a single time.
Restrooms will be sanitized throughout the day (i.e.: after each recess and lunch breaks), and physical guides and posters will be provided.
Students will wash or sanitize hands before going to the bathroom, and wash their hands after, and wear masks following CDPH’s guidance.



Drinking Fountains

Students will be encouraged to bring their own water to minimize use and touching of water fountains.
Schools will maintain the rule of “No mouth on spouts” and will follow physical distancing rules.
Fountains will be cleaned and sanitized regularly throughout the day.

 

 

  

Meals & Snacks

Meals will be served outside of classroom, and extra space will be provided for physical distancing during meals and snack times.
Students will stay with their cohorts to the extent possible as recommended by CDC and CA Department of Public Health.
Food offered at school will be pre-packaged or wrapped items, and students will not share food or
A “Grab and Go” Drive-Thru Meal Service is available at Walter Knott for students participating in online learning.
Students may remove their mask when eating or drinking.
Seating will be marked to help students maintain safe social distancing when utilizing designated meal areas.
Additional tables have been procured to provide extra spacing during meals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recess & P.E.

Use of shared playground equipment will be limited in favor of physical activities that require less contact with surfaces.
Sharing of materials and equipment will be limited to the extent possible, and if shared, items will be sanitized between uses.
Each class will have their own crate of recess & P.E. equipment which will be sanitized by the custodian at the end of the day.
The use of the playground equipment (swings, slides) will be on a rotational basis and will be limited to a cohort each day.

 

Physical activities and games that will be permitted will include, but not limited to:
Four Square
Tetherball
Handball
Shooting baskets
Kicking soccer balls

 

Students will wash or sanitize their hands before and after recess/P.E.
Recess and P.E. areas will be identified and designated as areas to play in by classes on a rotating schedule to assure that students stay with their cohorts as much as possible.
When recess ends, students will walk to their classrooms without lining up to limit large crowds.

 

  

 

Visitors

  • At this time, visitors are permitted to the office by appointments only. Staff will complete a health query for COVID-19 symptoms with visitors before they are permitted into the building.
  • Signage has been posted at all main offices regarding the use of face covering, physical distancing, and asking visitors to return another day if they are sick.

 

 

Parent Meetings, ASSEMBLIES, SCHOOL EVENTS

  • Currently, only virtual or drive-thru options will be pursued.

 

 

SAFETY DRILLS

All safety drills will be updated to reflect the CDPH guidelines.  Staff and students will receive training and practice utilizing these new guidelines.

 

 

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

CESD has procured items that are considered essential equipment to ensure safeguards.  This includes Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which is defined as equipment needed by staff to perform their job safely such as face covering, hand sanitizers, disinfectants, gloves, etc.  This also includes adjustments to facilities that respond to the unique needs of the moment.

 

Our PPE include:

  • Face Coverings & Face Shields for students and staff
  • Soap/ Hand Sanitizers
  • Cleaning/ Disinfecting Supplies
  • No-Touch Thermometers
  • Sneeze Guards for student desks
  • Plexiglass for Office space
  • Gloves as needed
  • Outdoor Learning Equipment (tables & shade)
  • C. MERV upgraded filters
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SICK STUDENTS

Students who are sick during the school day will be separated from others in a designated Isolation Room, and parents will be contacted to pick them up. Students with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will receive and additional temperature check using an alternative thermometer. If the temperature is confirmed, parents will be contacted for immediate pick-up.

 

 

What measures should be taken when a student, teacher or staff member has symptoms, is a contact of someone infected, or is diagnosed with COVID-19?

 

The California Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Learning Framework for K-12 Schools in California provides guidance on the measures that should be taken when a student, teacher or staff member has symptoms, is a contact of someone infected, or is diagnosed with COVID-19. Here is a chart to describe the actions needed by districts.    You can click here to review the document from CDPH. 

 

 

Student or Staff

Action Needed

Quarantine/ Isolation directive given by OCHCA or medical provider

Communication

1.

COVID-19 Symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, difficulty breathing) Symptom Screening: Per CA School Sector Specific Guidelines

·         Send home

·         Recommend testing (If positive, see #3, if negative, see #4)

·         School/classroom remain open

No action needed for school-wide communication.

 

Communicate to affected student or staff

2.

Close contact (†) with a confirmed COVID19 case

·         Send home

·         Quarantine for 14 days from last exposure

·         Recommend testing (but will not shorten 14- day quarantine)

·         School/classroom remain open

Consider school community notification of a known contact

3.

Confirmed COVID-19 case infection

·         Notify the local public health department

·         Isolate case and exclude from school for 10 days from symptom onset or test date

·         Identify contacts (†), quarantine & exclude exposed contacts (likely entire cohort (††)) for 14 days after the last date the case was present at school while infectious

·         Recommend testing of contacts, prioritize symptomatic contacts (but will not shorten 14- day quarantine)

·         Disinfection and cleaning of classroom and primary spaces where case spent significant time

·         School remains open

School community notification of a known case

4.

Tests negative after symptoms

·         May return to school 2 days after symptoms resolve (per OCHCA).

·         School/classroom remain open

Consider school community notification if prior awareness of testing

 

 

 

 

 

TRAININGS & EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

Staff, students, and families will receive trainings and/or educational materials on the following safety actions including: 

  • Enhanced sanitation practices
  • Physical distancing guidelines and their importance
  • Use of face coverings
  • Screening practices
  • COVID-19 signs and symptoms

 

Trainings and educational materials will be shared with parents and stakeholders in the following ways:

  • Parent Meetings hosted by principals
  • Parent Meetings hosted by District
  • Superintendent’s Forum
  • PowerPoint Presentations posted online on our district website
  • Social Media
  • Peachjar

 

Students will receive trainings and school Positive Behavior and Intervention System (PBIS) tours of the new health and safety protocols via Zoom or videos.  All areas of the schoolwide PBIS Matrix have been updated to reflect the Site-Specific Plan.  Click here to view the PBIS Matrix.

 

 

LEARNING MODEL CHANGES

With our learning continuum, we anticipate that there will be parent requests to change learning models during the school year. Change requests can be made to the school principal by trimester and will be accommodated as space permits.

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should not go to school.

 

People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

 

Emergency Warning Signs

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, CDC advises you to seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all possible symptoms. CDC advises that you call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interventions for Students Not Wearing a Mask

 

LOS COYOTES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 

First Offense:

Offer a disposable mask if the student does not have one.
Counsel the student on the importance of using a mask. Set expectations for future incidents.
Teachers/Staff should notify the office. The office will document with a NM code (no mask).
If the student still refuses to wear a mask, contact the parent and discuss concerns. Inform parents that if the student does not wear a mask, the student will be removed from class. If the student continues to be non-compliant, send the student home.

 

Second Offense:

Offer a disposable mask if the student does not have one.
Review the importance of using a mask.
Teachers/Staff should notify the office. The office will document with a NM code (no mask).
Contact the parent and schedule a parent conference to resolve problem. Identify barriers.
If the student still refuses to wear a mask, contact the parent and send the student home.

 

Third Offense:

Offer a disposable mask if the student does not have one.
Review the importance of using a mask.
Teachers/Staff should notify the office. The office will document with a NM code (no mask).
Contact the parent and advise them that another incident will result in removal from in-person learning and the student will transition to 100% distance learning.
If the student still refuses to wear a mask, contact the parent and send the student home.

 

Fourth Offense:

Notify the parent to pick up the student.
The student is removed from in-person learning and transitioned to 100% distance learning for the remainder of the trimester.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX 3:  Site Specific Plan, Procedures for Staff

 

CENTRALIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

2020-21 SITE SPECIFIC PLAN FOR STAFF

(COVID-19 ERA)

 

School Name: 

 

Background: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. To reduce the impact of the outbreak conditions on staff, students, and parents, the Centralia School District has created an Occupational Reopening Plan for COVID-19, and each site/department has create a Site Specific Plan. Using guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), this COVID-19 planning is based on traditional infection prevention and industrial hygiene practices. It focuses on the need for employers to implement engineering, administrative, and work practice controls and personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as considerations for doing so.

 

This Site Specific Plan for Staff is based on what is known as this date and is subject to change. The plan will help identify risk in the workplace, apply mitigating control measures, and set protocols. Additional guidance may be needed as COVID-19 outbreak conditions change, including new information about the virus, its transmission, and impacts. 

 

 

Control Measures, Screening 

Upon entry to the building, each employee must have a face covering and report directly to the available Check-in station. 
Station 1:   Room 9
Station 2:   Health Office 

 

  • Each employee will:
  • Wash his or her hands or use hand sanitizer
  • Self-check temperature with provided thermometer
  • Hold thermometer one inch from forehead
  • Complete the Employee Self-Check Health Survey
    • Scan QR code using cell phone
    • Type in url address in phone browser
  • Review the COVID-19 safety guidelines
  • Wash/sanitize hands again
  • Only one employee will be allowed at a station at a time

 

If an employee has any symptoms or does not understand any of the safety guidelines he or she should contact the site principal and Human Resources immediately.
  • Public entrance to the office will be by appointment only.
  • Do not share pens, pencils, etc.
  • Employees shall wear a face covering when social distancing is not feasible.
  • Employees shall wash or sanitize their hands before and after using shared equipment.

 

Face Coverings 

  • Employees shall have face covering in their possession at all times
  • Face coverings shall be worn in common areas of the building such as kitchens, hallways, shared offices, break rooms, multi-purpose rooms and District Offices.
  • Face covering shall be worn when two or more employees are in the same work area or within the same office space.
  • Face coverings shall be worn anytime two or more people are within a 6ft radius of each other.
  • Face coverings and face shields are available as needed. Face shields may be used by teachers and other staff for specific lessons, programs, or services as per CDPH guidelines. 
  • A cloth face covering, or face shield should be removed for meals, snacks, or outdoor recreation, or when it needs to be replaced.

 

Physical Distancing 

  • Always maintain 6ft of distance from all personnel, students and visitors at all times to the extent possible.
  • When 6ft of social distancing is not possible, reduce amount of time of close proximity to under 15 minutes as practicable.
  • Avoid all unnecessary congregating.
  • If on-site meetings are absolutely required, gatherings of under 10 persons or less will be held outdoors or in well-ventilated and large areas.
  • Maintain at least 6ft of distance from others at meetings.
  • Signs, partitions, floor markings are posted throughout all working areas and school site to create and reiterate awareness of safety guidelines.
  • Plexiglass will be used to separated workspaces within 6ft minimizing contact between visitors and employees.

 

Handwashing & Hygiene Practice 

 Employees are required to wash hands when... 

  1. Entering the work facility to begin shift
  2. Using the restroom
  3. Prior to wearing single-use gloves
  4. Touching the hair, face, body, clothes or aprons
  5. Sneezing, coughing, or using a tissue
  6. Eating, drinking, or chewing gum 
  7. Taking out garbage
  8. In between tasks
  9. Handling money or shared documents
  10. Handling chemicals or cleaning agents
  11. Touching anything else that may contaminate hands

 

HEALTH OFFICE- Hand sanitizers should not be used in place of handwashing in the Health Office. Use of hand sanitizer is in addition to proper handwashing practices.  

 

Cleaning & Disinfecting 

  • Clean and disinfect all workspaces and equipment immediately after use.
  • Cleaning of high traffic areas, disinfecting of commonly used services, cleaning shared equipment, touchable surfaces is done daily.
  • Hand sanitizer at entrances and exits have been installed and are maintained.

 

Procedure for Alerting Orange County Health Care Agency to any Covid-19 Cases 

 

The District will follow up with sick employees, call the Orange County Health Agency with any confirmed COVID-19 cases. 

 

 

Employment Contact Tracing will be provided for any known positive COVID-19 case 

 

Investigation and Tracing Protocol: 

  • Information on confirmed or probable COVID-19 is received by Human Resources or PASE Director.  
  • An interview with those confirmed or probable infections to determined details of trace contacts and environmental contamination will be conducted.
  • An interview with department supervisor to determined details of trace contacts and environmental contamination will be conducted
  • Contact Health Agency for guidance on risk and contact tracing and communication.
  • Contact tracing will be conducted forclose contacts (any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) of laboratory-confirmed or probable COVID-19 patients. 
  • Remote communications for the purposes of case investigation and contact tracing is prioritized; in-person communication may be considered only after remote options have been exhausted.
  • Testing is recommended for all close contacts ofconfirmed or probable COVID-19 patients. 
  • Free COVID-19 Testing is available at the Anaheim Convention Center through an appointment-based drive-thru site. Testing is available to Orange County residents at no-cost for people who meet Public Health priorities for testing and cannot get a test through their medical provider (doctor). Details available at: https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/supersite
  • Those contacts who test positive (symptomatic or asymptomatic) will bemanaged as a confirmed COVID-19 case
  • Close Contacts may be asked to stay home as illfor 14 days from their last exposure (i.e., close encounter with confirmed or probable COVID-19 case). 
  • If testing is not available, availableavailable, symptomatic close contacts may be asked to stay home as ill and may be managed as a probable COVID-19 case
  • Contact tracing and timelines will be documented.
  • Return toWork requirement: COVID-19 negative test or doctor’s note for clearance to return to work. 

 

 

 

Person responsible for plan (School Principal):                                

Date:  

 


 

APPENDIX 5

Abbreviations

ADA - Average Daily Attendance

ASL - American Sign Language

BIA - Bilingual Instructional Assistant

BL - Blended Learning

BT - Buena Terra School

CA - California

CDC - Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CDE - California Department of Education

CDPH - California Department of Public Health

CESD - Centralia Elementary School District

CN - Centralia School

COVID-19 - Coronavirus Disease

CSRS - Child Safety Restraint Systems

DHH - Deaf and Hard of Hearing

DL - Distance Learning

DN - Danbrook School

DYS - Dysinger School

ELA - English Language Development

FAPE - Free and Appropriate Public Education

HS - Home School

IA - Instructional Assistant

INIT - Implementing New Innovative Technology

IPI - In-Person Instruction

LCAP - Local Control and Accountability Plan

LC - Los Coyotes School

MERV- Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value

ML - Miller School

MTSS - Multi-Tiered System of Support

OCHCA - Orange County Health Care Agency

OL - Online Learning

OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration

PPE - Personal Protective Equipment

PTA - Parent Teacher Association

PTSO - Parent Teacher Student Organization

RSP - Resource Specialist Program

RT - Raymond Temple School

SARS-CoV2 - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus

SDC - Special Day Class

SEL - Social Emotional Learning

SRSS - Student Risk Screening Scale

SM - San Marino School

TOSA - Teacher on Special Assignment

 

APPENDIX 6

Acknowledgements

The Centralia Elementary School District Board of Education and Superintendent Martinez would like to acknowledge the work of many individuals for their valuable assistance in assembling and reviewing data to inform various aspects of this document.  Dr. Stacy Chang, Director of Parent and Student Engagement, is credited as the chief writer of this document and the consummate archivist of all things COVID-19.   Special appreciation is extended to members of Cabinet for their ongoing input and review:  Dr. Kristine Cvar- Education Services, Darrick Garcia- Human Resources, Shannon Hankinson- Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, and Scott Martin- Business & Finance.  Additional appreciation is extended to Maria Lopez for her work in collating parent data and support with Spanish translations and Jihyun Kim for her support with translations in Korean. 

 

We thank our education team for their input on the instructional program:  Dr. Arvin Garcia – Director of Special Education, Dr. Stacy Chang – Director of Parent and Student Engagement, Susie Estrada – Coordinator of Child Services, Dr. Kristine Cvar – Assistant Superintendent of Education Services, Erasmo Garcia – DN Principal, Dr. Omaira Lee – SM Principal, Roy Lopez – CN Principal, Dr. Dominic Nguyen – BT Principal, Dr. Estela Salas – RT Principal, Shawn Stuht – DYS Principal, Dr. Vicki Wong – LC Principal, Robyn Yarbrough – ML Principal.  A huge thank you goes out to a great team of teachers who provided valuable input:  Amy Edmundson - District TOSA, Cyndi Burges – District TOSA, Gina Hickerson – INIT Team, CarlottaRhea Clark – INIT Team as well as the following classroom teachers – Jason Bernard, Soraya Flores, Barbara Gray, Lindsey Flibbert, Martha Herrera, Jennifer Knecht, Jennifer Moriarty, Michelle Newman, Donna Nomann, Noel Pickler, Helen Son, Kelli Troescher, and Aimee Valle.

 

We thank the CESD Emergency Operations Planning Team for their ongoing support through the evolving nature of this emergency:  Norma Martinez, Dr. Stacy Chang, Dr. Kristine Cvar, Susie Estrada, Jim Evans, Dr. Arvin Garcia, Darrick Garcia, Shannon Hankinson, Maria Lopez, Scott Martin, Heather McCombs, Anely To, Shawn Stuht, Omaira Lee, and Paul Ngo.

 

We thank our Association partners, specifically Centralia Education Association President Tera Fowler, California State Employee Association Chapter 136 President Erin Morinishi, and Centralia Management Association President, Susie Estrada, for their incredible support, communication and collaboration during this time. Additional acknowledgement and thanks go out to members of the association workgroup who participated in meetings to review this process.  Cassandra Arnold, Nicole Barner, Cyndi Burgess, Dr. Stacy Chang, Linda Cowgill, Dr. Kristine Cvar, Molly Escobedo, Susie Estrada, Tera Fowler, Dr. Arvin Garcia, Darrick Garcia, Shannon Hankinson, Gina Hickerson, Kalpana Kumar, Dr. Omaira Lee, Maria Lopez, Roy Lopez, Scott Martin, Norma Martinez, Sherry Martinez, Erin Morinishi, Amy Nelson, Dr. Dominic Nguyen, Shawn Stuht, Lori Teafatiller, Marguerite Vu, Denise Welbourne, and Dr. Vicki Wong.  

 

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California Department of Education (CDE). Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools. June 8, 2020.

 

California Department of Public Health (CDPH). COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Schools and School-based Programs, August 4, 2020.

 

California Department of Public Health COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Learning Framework for K-12 Schools in California, 2020-2021 School Year, July 17, 2020.

Cal/OSHA (Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Guidance for Childcare, Schools, and Youth Programs.

 

Orange County Department of Education (OCDE). “Orange County Together” Guide

 

Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA), Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest News and Guidance.