In-Person Learning

In this scenario, districts will create as much space between students and teachers as is feasible during the day, but will not be held strictly to enforcing 6 feet of social distancing during primary instructional time in the classroom. Activities and extracurricular programming will continue to follow the Guidance for Social Distancing in Youth Sports. This scenario may be implemented assuming state COVID-19 metrics stabilize and/or improve.

  • Dawntaya Fullilove and Jason Helm will act as RP’s COVID-19 program coordinators.
  • Rosa Parks will post updated crisis plans (fire, lockdown, tornado drills, etc.) which follow fire marshal and CDC guidelines.
  • Students will be encouraged to wash hands throughout the day.
  • All classrooms and homeroom pods will have hand sanitizer dispensers.
  • Staff will provide students with lessons in hand-washing hygiene, proper mask-wearing, and other preventative measures.
  • Signage about COVID-19, safety, and social distancing will be posted around the school.
  • RP will continue to follow the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and CDC guidelines for air quality.
  • Distance learning will be available to students who may be medically vulnerable or unwilling to return to in-person or hybrid learning.

  • All individuals, staff, and students, two years of age and older, will be required to wear a mask at school and during transportation.
  • The school will supply students with masks. If students have masks at home, they will be encouraged to bring their own.
  • Exceptions to mask use will be determined on an individual basis, based on medical needs. Documentation will be required.
  • Breakfast/Lunch – masks may be removed for eating and drinking once students are seated.

  • There will be frequent cleaning of high-touch areas such as desks, tables, pods, door handles, the water fountain, keyboards, the stair rail, etc.
  • All classroom surfaces will be wiped down and disinfected after each class.
  • RP will increase the frequency of restroom and kitchen cleaning.
  • Staff members will disinfect their offices daily.
  • All seats and plastic shields in the van will be disinfected after each trip.
  • PR will follow guidance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding safe and effective chemicals.

  • Students will need to register to ride the van.
  • We will create as much space between riders as possible, recognizing that having six feet of social distancing is not always feasible.

  • Students and staff will fill out an online screening tool at home before arrival. Individuals with symptoms or exposure should stay home from school and contact their healthcare provider.
  • Households will receive a COVID-19 family/student agreement to complete and sign.
  • Students and staff will enter at the front of the building and exit at the back to encourage social distancing.
  • Students will be screened and have their temperatures taken by the COVID-19 program coordinators before entering the building.
  • Signage and floor marking tape will identify traffic flow and social distancing requirements.

  • We will create as much space between seats as possible, recognizing that having six feet of social distancing is not always feasible.
  • Students will avoid sharing learning materials.

  • Shared items such as art supplies and learning materials will be sanitized in between use or quarantined for 24-72 hours, depending on the equipment.
  • Hand washing will be required before and after the use of shared equipment.

  • There will be staggered dismissals from classrooms.
  • The number of students utilizing restrooms at once will be limited.
  • Break times will be staggered.
  • Students will be required to continue social distancing outside.
  • Staff will discourage congregating in the hallways during passing time.

  • Learning will be in-person following the school calendar.
  • Distance learning will be available to students who may be medically vulnerable or unwilling to return to in-person or hybrid learning.

  • Advisors and the Fernbrook staff (for specified students) will provide support to address students’ mental and emotional wellness.
  • Signage identifying hotline numbers will be posted to better assist with the response to the crisis for students.
  • The RP Social-Emotional Learning team will identify and communicate which staff are available to support students, staff, and families and the types of support they can provide.
  • The school will send information and resources to the students’ households about the availability of services and resources.

  • Staff will build time into the schedule to allow students to connect socially with one another.
  • Led by the Social-Emotional Learning team, staff will provide students with instruction and support around successful practices such as time management, organization, mindset, self-esteem management, and self-regulation.
  • Students will be provided with instruction and resources for self-advocacy.
  • Homeroom advisors will maintain a relationship with students and families to provide a sense of belonging and support through activities such as circles, games and activities, phone calls and emails home, interest surveys, and virtual check-ins.

  • We will be taking daily student attendance.
  • Families will be notified via Olmsted County Public Health Services (OCPHS) of a confirmed case in close contact with their child.

  • Tables and chairs will be cleaned in between use.
  • Self-serve items, such as condiments, will be minimized.

  • Students should bring personal water bottles to refill. The fountain will be off-limits.
  • Students will not be allowed to share food or drinks.
  • Birthday treats will not be allowed.
  • Students will be discouraged from bringing extra personal items to school.

  • Households will be asked to complete a “needs assessment” to discover their device and connectivity needs.
  • Communication with families will still be delivered by advisors and the office manager via email or phone calls.
  • Devices including keyboards, printers, and other high touch surfaces will be cleaned in between users.

  • We will follow the Minnesota Department of Health's exclusion guidance.
  • Students and staff will fill out an online screening tool at home before reporting to school. The COVID-19 program coordinators will also run students through the screening checklist upon entry.
  • The purple room will remain an isolated space for suspected cases of COVID-19.
  • OCPHS determines the communication of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Families will be notified if their child was in close contact with a positive COVID-19 case.

  • The building will restrict non-essential visitors and volunteers.
  • Parents will be asked to make appointments for in-person meetings or participate in meetings online.