2021-2022 COVID Guidelines

Updated 8-25-2021

Liaisons: Lisa Andrade, Secretary, Emergency Preparedness Supervisor, landrade@lvaes.org, (805) 890-4362

Jonathan Fox, Principal, principal@lvaes.org, (805) 263-8138

 

Liaisons will be in communication with VCPH, utilizing VCPH SharePoint, and will be communicating as needed with COVIDSchools@ventura.org.

Strategic Recovery Planning Team includes both the above-listed liaisons and the staff who will meet periodically to review and revise the current plan based on state and local guidance.

This document supersedes information in the LVAES handbook.

 

Highlights

  • In-person instruction in the physical classroom Monday-Friday, as allowed by Ventura County and the State of California.

  • Masks required inside for students and adults.

  • Emphasis on hand-washing.

 

School Outlook

Linda Vista Adventist Elementary School is committed to providing in-person instruction in the physical classroom throughout the 2021-2022 school year, and to do everything within our power to provide a high-quality, well-balanced education and sense of normalcy for our learning community.  The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening not just the physical health of our communities, but also the spiritual, mental, and social core of who we are as individuals.  It is our goal, as we fulfill our educational mission, to also keep our learning community safe and to the support that each family needs during this time.

Schedule

Linda Vista will maintain regularly scheduled classes, Monday-Friday.

Extended Supervision

Extended supervision will be offered as described in the handbook.  Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:15 and must be picked up by 5:30.  Students arriving on campus must check in with the supervisor.

  1. General Prevention Measures

    1. Anyone on campus must wear masks indoors when around others.

    2. Healthy hygiene practices will be taught and practiced.

    3. Ill students will stay home and will be tested before returning to campus.
       

  2. Practicing Healthy Hygiene

    1. Students will be taught healthy hygiene practices, such as how and when to wash hands, avoiding touching one’s face, covering coughs and sneezes, how to properly wear a face covering.

    2. Effective hand cleansing will be required before and after eating or using the restroom, and before entering the classroom.

    3. Every classroom will have a hand sanitizer dispenser and a sink for hand washing.

    4. Students will be required to bring a personal water bottle.  Non-touch bottle refilling stations are available.

    5. Each student will have an individual iPad to decrease spreading of germs.
       

  3. Face Coverings and PPE

    1. Every person on campus will be required to wear a cloth face covering.  Teachers in the lower grades may wear a face shield temporarily as pedagogy requires.

    2. Extra masks will be provided for those who forget or lose their face mask.
       

  4. Ensuring Teacher and Staff Safety

    1. Everyone on campus is asked to wear a face mask when indoors.

    2. The front office has a plexiglass partition.
       

  5. Cleaning, Disinfection, and Ventilations

    1. When possible, doors and windows will be open to increase ventilation.

    2. Sufficient supplies of hand sanitizer, hand soap, disinfectant, and masks are on hand and will be restocked regularly, with a sufficient supply on hand to prevent a supply shortage.

  6. Training Staff and Educating Families

    1. Staff will be expected to know and enforce the current COVID plan.

    2. Daily 15 minute staff meetings before the start of the school day each day and a more in depth staff meeting each Monday after school will be held where the most current Educational Resource Tools will be disseminated.

    3. Daily morning school-wide assemblies will be held to cover the most current Educational Resource Tools.

    4. Parents will receive a weekly newsletter and emails as needed, along with emergency text messages sent out as needed, to disseminate the most current Educational Resource Tools.

    5. In the staff meetings, whole-school assemblies, and parent communication, we will train staff, students, and parents on COVID-19 specific symptom identification, physical distancing guidelines and their importance, use of face coverings, screening practices, prevention measures and information on transmission of illness.

    6. In the staff meetings, staff will be trained on cleaning and disinfecting, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), first aid, surveillance of attendance (reporting, case management and re-entry), and contact tracing for district liaisons and HIPAA-FERPA.
       

  7. Checking for Signs and Symptoms

    1. Anyone with signs of illness will be sent home.

    2. County protocol will be followed for testing following an illness.  (See chart below.)
       

  8. When a Staff Member or Child Becomes Sick

    1. If a child feels ill during the school day, the child will be isolated in the sick room until the parent come to pick him/her up.

    2. See below for the chart on how we will handle exposures and sickness.
       

  9. Considerations for Partial or Total Closures

    1. Our 1:1 iPad program and technology resources enable smooth transitions between in-person and remote learning.

    2. A 1:1 iPad program provides our students with the tools they need to engage in the classroom or at home.

    3. Partial or total school closure decisions will be made in consultation with VCPH and any school closures along with the distance learning plan will be communicated to VCPH.

    4. See the chart below to understand the triggers for partial or total closures.