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    Clinton Public School District's updated Return to School Plan (Updated July 2, 2021)

     

     


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

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    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. Masks will be optional for all faculty, staff, students and visitors inside CPSD buildings. The superintendent may require masks for all faculty, staff and students if local health data dictates a need to do so.
    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. Masks will be optional for all faculty, staff, students and visitors inside CPSD buildings. The superintendent may require masks for all faculty, staff and students if local health data dictates a need to do so.
    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.
    4. Virtual students forfeit their opportunity in extracurricular activity participation.