There is nothing more important than the health and safety of our students, staff, and community. With all of the information being circulated about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we want to answer some frequently asked questions.
- Will Lonedell School close as a result?
- At this point, agencies are not recommending closing schools. We are closely monitoring the situation. Should closing school be recommended by health and safety officials or our local leaders, we will notify parents.
- If school is closed, how will learning continue?
- Our staff is working on an alternative learning plan to ensure students can continue learning while at home.
- What happens if my student misses school due to COVID-19?
- Administration will work with your family regarding make-up work and other arrangements.
- How will I know if school is closed?
- In the event that closing school is recommended by health and safety officials or our local leaders, the district will notify parents through our normal communication outlets (texting, phone blasts, website, Facebook, and Twitter.)
- When should I keep my student home?
- If a student has an oral temperature of 100 degrees or higher, cough, or difficulty breathing, the CDC recommends they should stay home and contact their health care professional.
- How is the school dealing with disinfecting?
- Our custodial staff is doing additional disinfecting throughout the building. Teachers are also using disinfecting wipes to clean common areas during the day. Students are provided alcohol wipes to clean electronic devices.
- What is the school doing to keep students safe?
- Students are encouraged to wash hands frequently throughout the day. They are reminded to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of their elbow. We are reiterating not to share food, drinks, or utensils. We are encouraging parents to send water bottles that can be filled at our water bottle fillers. Students are reminded to keep their hands to themselves and to spread out in common areas.
- What if we have travel plans?
- With the warmer weather, many families begin thinking about traveling. At this time, we are asking any staff member or student who travels internationally or who has a family member who has traveled internationally to contact the school district to discuss return to school. Depending on the destination, return to school may be delayed. Arrangements will be made on a case by case basis with guidance from health agencies. Administration will work with your family regarding make-up work and other arrangements.
- Where can I learn more?