Reopen & Return to Campus

REOPENING OVERVIEW
 
In preparing for re-opening, protecting the health and safety of all students and SMPS employees is our guiding principle. In order to keep our campus safe for students and staff, we will closely adhere to CDC, CDPH, and LACDPH health and safety guidelines for Early Childhood and K-8. All components of this outlined plan are subject to change based on updated guidelines.
The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (6 feet). COVID-19 symptoms can range from mild or no symptoms to severe illness.
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. COVID-19 symptoms include the following:
• Fever of 100.4F 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
If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency help immediately
• Trouble breathing
• Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
• New confusion
• Inability to wake or stay awake
• Bluish lips or face
 
CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.
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4 POSSIBLE AVENUES TO REOPENING
ONE - Designation as Early Childhood Education (Kindergarten Only) – Initially, our School was set up with Early Childhood Education designated through the Pre-Kindergarten grade and up to age 5. Through this waiver the School is re-designating Kindergarten, and K students through age 6, as an Early Childhood Education grade. To date, we have received approval from the Fire Marshall and are currently awaiting approval from Special Services. We will continue to update our community around this approach as things develop.

TWO - California Department of Social Services “CDSS” Designation (All Grades K-12) – Through this waiver, the School is identifying the entire Kindergarten class as a “vulnerable” population requiring in-person special services. This program is primarily intended for ESL and students with an IEP (individualized Education Plan), however it also allows Schools to personally identify their own students who may require designation within this “vulnerable” category. We are also working to identify students outside of the Kindergarten grade who will also benefit from this designation and will incorporate them into an on-campus plan very soon. Since this waiver seems to require the least barriers with regard to the approval process, we anticipate that this route will allow us to open our School doors to Kindergarteners by October 20, and shortly thereafter for older students also identified as being within this vulnerable category.

THREE - LADPH TK-2 Waiver (Grades TK - 2 Only) – LA County has opened a TK – Grade 2 Waiver which we are also applying for. LA County will approve 30 schools per week prioritizing schools with low-income students. We will keep you posted on the progress of this avenue.
 
FOUR - Blueprint for a Safer Economy / Governor’s 4-Tier System (All Grades, K-12) – The fourth avenue to reopen campus is if our entire county is moved from the Governor’s "Purple Tier" to the "Red Tier" and qualifies to stay within the Red Tier for 14 consecutive days. Current new cases are evaluated every week and each Tuesday, new metrics are posted to https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/.
 
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REOPENING PROTOCOLS
 
Mitigation Management Pivot
Addtnl Info Appendix A Appendix A Contd
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ADDITIONAL REOPENING INFORMATION
 
H&S Protocols Cleaning ReopenPlan
 
 
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