• Clinton Public School District

    Return to School Plan
    2020-2021

    (DOWNLOADABLE VERSION)

    HYBRID START

    - The school year will begin with a hybrid start for kindergarten through 6th grade, initially going from August 13 through September 4.

    - All secondary students will begin the school year as virtual learners. 

    - Students will be separated into two teams in order to allow for campuses to accommodate 50% capacity.

    - Team Clinton will be comprised of all students whose last name begins with A-J. This team's first day will be August 13.

    - Team Arrows will be comprised of all students whose last name begins with K-Z. This team's first day will be August 14.

    - Siblings will be placed on the same team.

    - The HYBRID SCHEDULE will consist of two on-campus class days and two virtual instruction days.

           Hybrid Schedule  

    VIRTUAL STUDENTS

    - Parents may opt for their child to remain virtual-only but must complete the Updated Virtual Student Request Form

    - While long term virtual instruction is an option for students in unique situations, it does not serve as an equitable alternative to the traditional classroom setting.

    - Students classified as Virtual Students forfeit their opportunity in extracurricular activity participation.

    - Sufficient internet access is required for virtual-only classification.

    DAILY PROCEDURES

    - It is imperative for parents to screen their child's health on a daily basis. Students should remain home if feeling ill.

    - Parents should screen for the following symptoms

    • Fever 100.4 or higher
    • Cold or flulike symptoms
    • Gastrointestinal problems
    • Persistent cough
    • Upon a positive COVID-19 test result, parents are strongly urged to contact their child's principal immediately.

     - Students will enter the buildings wearing their masks and report directly to their homeroom teacher whereupon they will have their temperature taken with a temporal scanner.

    - Hand sanitizer will be provided by the district to every teacher as well as placed throughout buildings for easy access and use.

    - Classrooms will be arranged in a manner to ensure desks are as socially distanced as space will allow.

    - Protocols have been put in place for facilities impacted by COVID-19.

    - Buildings and facilities will be cleaned and sanitized regularly throughout the school day.

    Computer  MASKS

    - Masks must be worn by students and district personnel in all common spaces.

    - Masks must be worn when social distancing is not possible.

    - Faculty and staff will be required to wear a mask and/or face shield during instructional time. 

    WELLNESS & HYGIENE

    - It is imperative for parents to screen their child's health on a daily basis.

    - Water fountains use will be restricted. Students and faculty are encouraged to bring their own water bottles which can be refilled at bottle filling stations on each campus.

    INSTRUCTION

    - All grade levels will utilize Canvas for both face-to-face and virtual instruction.

    BUS TRANSPORTATION

    - Students will sit one rider per seat on the wall/window side of the seat.

    - Buses will be thoroughly cleaned after all routes as well as disinfected twice daily by PCS using an electrostatic sanitizer.

    - Masks will be worn by all riders through the duration of the route. 

    - Drivers will be equipped with proper personal protective equipment.

    SCHOOL NUTRITION

    - Child Nutrition Services will be available to all students beginning August 13. Breakfast will begin August 31.

    - Students will be offered grab-and-go breakfast and lunch.

    - Meals will be held in classrooms to ensure appropriate social distancing.

    - Payment for student meals can be made through MySchoolBucks or traditional methods. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch may sign up online through the MySchoolApps at the start of August.

    Hand Sanitizer HEALTH SERVICES

    - All students and personnel who are sick or are experiencing sick symptoms are expected to remain at home. 

    - Students and personnel who become sick while at school will be sent home. 

    - Students sent home for illness will remain at home for 72 hours and must be free from any fever for 24 hours without medication.

    - Any student sent home for illness may return to school prior to the end of the 72 hour period with clearance from a physician and a doctor's signature.

    - Upon returning to school, students must report back to the office for reentry with Return to School Verification Form filled out by parent or guardian. 

    POSITIVE PROTOCOLS

    - Upon a positive COVID-19 test result, parents are strongly urged to contact their child's principal immediately.

    - Upon a positive COVID-19 test result, parents with children who have come into contact with a confirmed positive case will be contacted by the school. 

    - Contact tracing will be used to identify students who have been in close contact with any confirmed positive case. 

    TECHNOLOGY

    Canvas - Clinton is a 1-to-1 district providing each student with his/her own Apple device.

    - All grade levels will utilize Canvas for both face-to-face and virtual instruction.

    EXTRACURRICULARS

    - CPSD will follow MHSAA recommendations for events, activities and competitions. 

    - Athletics will utilize NFHS Network to live stream events and the GoFan Cashless Ticketing App for ticket sales. 

    - Students classified as Virtual Students forfeit their opportunity in in extracurricular activity participation

     COMMUNICATION

    - All news and information will be available on CPSD's website, as well as Twitter (@ClintonSchools) and traditional media outlets.

    - CPSD will utilize Canvas for mass communication with parents and students. 


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