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    Clinton Public School District's updated Return to School Plan (Updated September 9, 2021)

     


    CPSD COVID-19 Updated Return to School Plan, 2021-2022

     (UPDATED—September 9, 2021)

    The Clinton Public School District Reopening Taskforce was made up of medical professionals, school board members, district administrators, teachers, parents and community leaders in an effort to create a plan to reopen schools in a manner that focused on the health and safety of students, parents and school personnel while continuing to educate students in a quality academic setting.

    Through information gathered from parent and teacher surveys as well as discussions with state health professionals, the taskforce has put together the following plan.

    This plan is scheduled to go into effect at the start of the 2021-2022 school year and is subject to change based on time appropriate data provided by MSDH and CDC.

    The Clinton Public School District Reopening Taskforce

    Dr. Joseph Russell, Pediatrician, Children’s Medical Group
    Dr. John Goolsby, Dentist, Clinton Family Dentistry
    Danny DeYoung, Infection Preventionist, G.V. Montgomery VA Medical Center
    Renee’ Martin, CPSD Nurse
    Jim Keith, Attorney, Adams and Reese LLP
    Tiffany Brooks, CPSD Parent
    Tammie Stephens, CPSD Parent
    Carrie Miley, CPSD Parent
    Jocylynn Coleman, CPSD Parent
    Kenneth Coleman, CPSD Parent
    Beth Raney, CPSD Parent
    Kristen Temple, CPSD Parent
    Thelma Walker, CPSD Parent
    Phil Fisher, Mayor, City of Clinton
    Mark Jones, City of Clinton Director of Communications
    Dr. Cindy Melton, Miss. College School of Education Dean
    Derek Holmes, CPSD School Board President
    Bernard Kines, CPSD Board Member
    Dr. Matt Thomas, CPSD Board Member
    Paula DeYoung, CPSD Board Member
    Dr. Felicia Gavin, CPSD Board Member
    Dr. Andy Schoggin, CPSD Superintendent
    Dr. Tim Martin, Former CPSD Superintendent
    Anthony Goins, CPSD Assistant Superintendent
    Kelli Pope, Clinton Park Elementary Principal
    Mandy Ambrose, Northside Elementary Principal
    Mandy Taylor, Eastside Elementary Principal
    Dr. Michael Pope, Lovett Elementary Principal
    Tamikia Billings, Clinton Junior High School Principal
    Christie Claxton, Sumner Hill Junior High School Principal
    Brett Robinson, Clinton High School Principal
    Dr. Bill Hardin, Clinton Career and Technical Education Director
    Charles King, Clinton Success Center Principal
    Libby Callegan, CPSD Director of Finance
    Robert Chapman, CPSD Public Information Officer
    Kim Griffin, CPSD Director of Technology
    Chaffie Gibbs, CPSD Director of Special Education
    Christell Hicks, CPSD Director of Child Nutrition
    Keba Laird, CPSD Child Nutrition Supervisor
    Bo Barksdale, CPSD Maintenance Director
    Brian Fortenberry, CPSD Athletic Director
    Teresa Duke, CPSD Director of Federal Programs and Testing
    Donny Gray, Director of Transportation
    Brittany Pickle, CPSD Teacher
    Stephanie Peabody, CPSD Teacher
    Erin Vander Molen, CPSD Teacher
    Lynn Crowe, CPSD Teacher
    Beth Torrence, CPSD Teacher
    Kelly Keith, CPSD Teacher
    Hannah Rachel Smith, CPSD Teacher
    Amanda Durst, CPSD Teacher
    Kelsi Antrim, CPSD Teacher

    Goals

    1. Sustain safe and healthy schools
    2. Position CPSD for a return to normal activities in the fall of 2021
    3. Safely return students and school personnel to school in the fall of 2021
    4. Provide social and emotional support for students in all schools
    5. Sustain the district’s academic standards to ensure student achievement

     

    DAILY PROCEDURES

    1. It is imperative for parents to screen their child’s health on a daily basis.
      • Parents should screen for the following symptoms:
        • Fever 100.4 or higher
        • Cold and flulike Symptoms
        • Gastrointestinal problems
        • Unexplained or persistent cough
    1. Upon entering the school building, students will report to their homeroom teacher and have their temperature measured with a temporal scanner.
    2. Students exhibiting any symptom of illness will be required to go home.
      • Fever 100.4 degrees or higher
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Unexplained or persistent cough
      • Gastrointestinal problems
    3. Any student sent home for illness must be free from any fever for 24 hours without medication.
    4. Signage will be placed throughout all CPSD campuses reminding students and personnel of best health and safety practices, including hand hygiene.
    5. Hand sanitizer will be provided by the district to every teacher as well as placed throughout buildings for easy access and use.
    6. Classrooms will be arranged in a manner to ensure students are as socially distanced as space will allow.
    7. CPSD will open the 2021-2022 school year following updated guidelines put forth by the CDC, American Academy of Pediatrics and MSDH recommending universal masking for all indoor activities in a classroom setting for all students, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. The district will revisit the universal masking policy by October 8 to determine its effectiveness.
    8. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by CPSD Child Nutrition. Alternate serving methods may be used if necessary, to enable all students to have access to meals while complying with health guidelines. Methods may include serving meals in the cafeteria or inside classrooms or hallways.

    BUS TRANSPORTATION

    1. All drivers will be equipped with proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and the safety of riders.
    2. Students will sit in assigned seats on the bus.
    3. Buses will be thoroughly cleaned between and after routes.
    4. Buses will be disinfected twice daily using an electrostatic sanitizer.
    5. In concurrence with CDC recommendations in reference to public transportation, masks will be worn by all riders and drivers through the duration of the route.

     

    HEALTH & SAFETY

    1. CPSD will open the 2021-2022 school year following updated guidelines put forth by the CDC, American Academy of Pediatrics and MSDH recommending universal masking for all indoor activities in a classroom setting for all students, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. The district will revisit the universal masking policy by October 8 to determine its effectiveness.
    2. Signage will be placed throughout all CPSD campuses reminding students and personnel of best health and safety practices, including hand hygiene.
    3. Hand sanitizer will be provided by the district to every teacher and placed throughout buildings for easy access and use.
    4. All buildings will have particle ionization units installed in all HVAC systems.
    5. Classrooms will be arranged in a manner to ensure students are as socially distanced as space will allow.
    6. Protocols have been put in place for facilities impacted by COVID-19.
    7. Buildings will be cleaned and sanitized regularly throughout the day.
    8. Any student exhibiting symptoms will be asked to go home immediately.
    9. Any student sent home for illness must be free from any fever for 24 hours without medication.
    10. Any student displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be issued a mask to wear until a parent or guardian arrives to pick up their student. This mask will be required to remain on until student has exited the building.
    11. Upon a positive COVID-19 test result, parents are strongly urged to contact their child’s principal immediately.
    12. Upon a positive COVID-19 test result, parents of children who have come into contact with a confirmed positive case will be contacted by the school.
    13. Contact tracing will be used to identify students who have been in close contact with any confirmed positive cases.

     

     

    INSTRUCTION

    1. All grade levels will utilize Canvas as a component of instructional delivery.
    2. The Clinton Public School District will begin the 2021-2022 school year in the traditional school model with all students returning for in-person instruction.
    3. Students who show a specific medical need and are currently under the care of a physician will receive consideration for alternative learning options. Medical documentation from a physician explaining the necessity of an alternative to in-person instruction must be provided to the student’s school for review.
    4. Social and emotional learning instruction will be provided to all students. Any student requiring additional support will be referred to the School Support Team.

     

    VISITORS

    1. Nonessential visitors will be limited and seen by appointment only.
    2. Lunch guests will not be permitted.
    3. Only Essential vendors will be allowed on campus and will be seen by appointment only.

     

    COMMUNICATION

    1. All news and information will be available on the Clinton Public School District’s website, through Twitter (@ClintonSchools) as well as through traditional media.
    2. CPSD will utilize Canvas and SchoolStatus for mass communication with parents and students.

     

    TECHNOLOGY

    1. Clinton is a 1-to-1 district providing each student with his or her own Apple device.
    2. All grade levels will utilize Canvas for instruction.

     

    ATHLETICS & EXTRACURRICULARS

    1. All Clinton activities and athletics will follow all MHSAA and MDE recommendations for events, activities, performances and competitions.
    2. Arrow Athletics will utilize the NFHS Network to live stream athletic events.
    3. Arrow Athletics will utilize GoFan Cashless Ticketing App.