Strong Start/Environmental Cleaning & School Facilities
|Adequate Supplies||Supplies, including soap, hand sanitizer, paper towels, tissues, disinfectant wipes, will be made available.|
|Monitoring||Parents should complete a student health screening at home before sending students to school. Staff and students will be assessed on arrival and throughout the day, including conducting an initial temperature.
Anyone with 100.4+ fever may not remain at school and must be picked up immediately.
Each school has identified and designated an area that will be used to isolate sick students and staff.
|Cleaning and Disinfection||ZCSD Operations has increased routine cleaning and disinfection. Staff will clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces within the school and on school buses.
Cleaning high-touch surfaces multiple times throughout the day, including bathrooms
The ZCSD will utilize electrostatic sprayers.
When students change classrooms, shared surface spaces will be sanitized.
All employees will clean their personal area.
Personal Area Cleaning: desks, computer keyboards/mouse, phones and copiers, chair arms, remote controls, cabinet, and file drawer handles
Performed by contracted services on an emergency basis
Directed by the Superintendent or designee
May require building closure
|Shared Objects||Discourage the sharing of items that are difficult to clean or disinfectKeep each child’s belongings separated from others’ and in individually labeled containers, cubbies, or areas
Ensure adequate supplies to minimize the sharing of high touch materials to the extent possible or limit the use of supplies and equipment by one group of children at a time and clean and disinfect between uses
|Ensure ventilation systems operate correctly and increase the circulation of outdoor air as much as possible, for example, by opening windows on busesChange HVAC Filters twice monthly|
|Water||Water fountains are being retrofitted with bottle fillers.Schools will provide water bottles to all students.|
|Facility Use||External use of facilities has been suspended until further notice.Remove furniture in classrooms to maximize physical distance and minimize objects that must be cleaned
Establish distance between the teacher’s desk/board and students’ desks
Identify and utilize large spaces (e.g., gymnasiums, auditoriums, outside spaces) to enable physical distancing in Phases 2 and 3
Install physical barriers, such as partitions, particularly in areas where it is difficult for individuals to remain at least 6 feet apart (e.g., reception desks)
Provide physical guides, such as tape on floors or sidewalks and signs on walls, to ensure that staff and children remain at least 6 feet apart in lines and at other times (e.g., guides for creating “one-way routes” in hallways)
Teachers will utilize seating charts for students so they are not sitting next to each other and are social distanced. Empty desk may be used as spacers to ensure students remain social distanced.
|School Transition||Updating school transition plans to minimize the congregation of students and staff:Provide additional time for transitions
Identify the flow paths
Plan staggered class changes (e.g., by hall, odd/even room numbers, grade/discipline) to decrease the number of students in hallways at one time.
Provide guidance to students in prevention methods
|Drop-off and Pickup Processes to limit contact||All schools will adjust processes to enable physical distancing and allow the flow of students to move in single directions.|
|Large Gatherings and Extracurricular Activities||ZCSD is encouraging the use of virtual group events, gatherings, or meetings, if possible, and the promotion of social distancing of at least 6 feet between people if events are held.Pursue virtual activities and events in lieu of field trips, student assemblies, special performances, and school-wide parent meetings, etc.
ZCSD is limiting any nonessential visitors, volunteers, and activities involving external groups or organizations.