Reopening Framework

Glens Falls Common School District 

Reopening Framework

 

Required Component of Abraham Wing’s Reopening Plan:

  • Students and staff wearing masks consistently, except when engaged in instruction and seated at a desk that is socially distant from peers and staff.  If moving around the room (e.g. to check work) masks must be worn by all.
  • Daily health screenings for employees and students.  
  • Contract tracing and coordination with Warren County Department of Health.
  • Daily cleaning and disinfection protocols.  
  • Shared books, supplies and equipment will be minimized and where used, books (e.g. library books must remain untouched for 3 days between use (or length determined by the CDC).
  • School visitors will be restricted to those required for school business and be screened before entering the building.
  • Students and staff will be trained on proper hand hygiene and practices

 

Operationalize Academic/Instructional Parameters for Reopening:

Kindergarten - Grade 6

  • Grades K-6 is planned for daily, onsite, instruction
  • Due to social distancing requirements, all school spaces will be used as instructional spaces (e.g. Classrooms, Gym, Library, and Art/Music room).
  • The traditional instructional program will be modified with students learning from classroom teachers and at other times supervised by school personnel during times of independent or remote/livestream instruction from within the school building.
  • Potential early dismissal (2:30) is being considered to provide additional planning and collaboration time for all faculty and staff.

 

General School Information

  • Time dedicated during the first week of school to orient students with new protocols.
  • Students will arrive at 8:15 and be assigned a specific location to line up.  Face masks will be required until students are at their desks.  A faculty member will be assigned to each location and screen each child for a temperature.  Students who do not pass the screening will be sent home with their parent/guardian.  If one is not present they will be sent to our isolation room with Mrs. Braymer.  
  • Breakfast will be pre-packaged and be in the classroom between 8:30 - 9:00.  No direct  instruction will begin prior to 9:00 am.
  • Lunch will also be pre-packaged and served in the classroom to ensure appropriate social distancing.
  • Students will continue to have recess but limited to one class at a time.  Masks must be worn and social distancing must be practiced to the greatest extent possible.
  • Teachers will rotate to classrooms as much as possible.  Classes moving in the hallway must wear a mask and practice social distancing.
  • There will be no field trips or assemblies at this time.
  • Teachers are encouraged to keep their window open and instruct parts of classes outdoors whenever feasible.
  • Students will be asked to carry a minimal number of materials with them on a daily basis
  • Protocols and procedures for students who do not pass screening protocols are being developed
  • We will have a designated isolation room.

 

Extra-Curricular Activities, Physical Education and Performing Arts

  • Physical Education classes will be outside to the greatest extent possible.  Any activities which result in physical exertion requires students to  be distanced 12ft.
  • Singing, Playing musical instruments also require 12 ft of distance.
  • There will be no after school clubs at this time
  • No homework will be assigned while there are no homework clubs

 

Shift to Virtual Learning in the Event of School Building Closure Due to Closure

  • In the event school buildings are compelled to close, school will resume virtually.
  • Grades K-6 students will follow the in-school schedule at home with a combination of synchronous (liveonline) and asynchronous (recorded) teacher lessons, online group work or small group instruction.  Time spent on instruction will vary by grade level, however, students will engage with learning daily.  
  • Student and staff attendance will be taken daily.

 

Student Grading & Reporting Practices

  • Grading protocols are being reviewed and will be shared at a later date.
  • The district will issue report cards based on the scheduled cycle.  Three times per year.
  • Grading Rubrics will be developed and shared with faculty, students and parents.