PATHWAYS HIGH SCHOOL

2020-2021 RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN

Disclaimer:

The conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic are continually evolving, and Pathways High School and Denison Independent School District’s Safe Return to School Plans will be constantly evaluated to adapt to the continuing trends of the COVID-19 virus, especially in Denison and  Grayson County.

 

Acknowledgements:

The District Plan and Pathways High School Campus Plan were developed by a variety of stakeholders including parents, teachers, nurses, administrators, counselors, custodial, maintenance and transportation staff.  We wish to thank all of the individuals who contributed time and perspective to the development of these plans.

 

Schedule of Day (Students)

Choice

  • 8:00am Student workers report for school

    • Students will remain outside until 8 am.  Upon entering the building, students will be required to maintain a 6 ft distance between themselves, the will be asked to sanitize their hands, and check in by scanning the attendance code using their personal device.  If the student is not able to do this a member of the staff will do this for them.  Students, one at a time, while remaining socially distant, will be assisted by a teacher to get their materials from their assigned drawer.  Students will immediately go to their assigned seat and may not get up without permission from their teacher.

  • 11:15am Student workers leave

    • Students at the end of their session will remain a distance of 6 ft apart.  With the assistance of a teacher or campus staff, will return their school materials to their assigned drawer.  They will sanitize their hands and exit through the front door.

  • 11:15-11:30 No students, time for cleaning stations

    • All computers, chairs, door knobs, and any other surfaces touched by students during the first session will be thoroughly wiped down with disinfectant wipes. 

  • 11:30am Student non-workers report for school

    • Students will remain outside until 11:30 am.  Upon entering the building, students will be required to maintain a 6 ft distance between themselves, the will be asked to sanitize their hands, and check in by scanning the attendance code using their personal device.  If the student is not able to do this a member of the staff will do this for them.  Students, one at a time, while remaining socially distant, will be assisted by a teacher to get their materials from their assigned drawer.  Students will immediately go to their assigned seat and may not get up without permission from their teacher.

  • 3:30pm Student non-workers leave

    • Students at the end of their session will remain a distance of 6 ft apart.  With the assistance of a teacher or campus staff, they will return their school materials to their assigned drawer.  They will sanitize their hands and exit through the front door.

 

DAEP

  • 8:15am DAEP reports to school.

    • Students assigned to DAEP will remain outside until 8:15 check-in.  Upon entering the building, students will immediately use hand sanitizer to clean their hands.  Students will be expected to keep the appropriate 6 ft distance between themselves.  Students will place their phones, jewelry, or any other personal items in an assigned storage bag that is to be handled by teachers only.  Students will immediately be seated in their assigned location.  Students will not be allowed to move from their seat without permission.

  • 3:15pm

    • Students will be dismissed one at a time to be handed their personal items from their assigned storage bags.  Students will sanitize their hands upon dismissal, and they will exit through the backdoor.

 

Procedures students and staff

 

  • Start of day times are 8:00am for Choice and 8:15 for DAEP.

  • End times for each day are 3:30 for choice and 3:15 for DAEP.

  • Mandatory masks to be worn for both students and staff at all times with the exception of breakfast and lunch.  Students will be allotted a thirty-minute breakfast and lunch time that will begin at the time that all students have received their food.

  • Mandatory practice of social distancing.  There will be 17 students allowed for spacing in the choice program for each session.  There will be 10 spots available in level 3 and 12 spots available in level 1 and 2 combined for DAEP.  That will allow for 22 total students in DAEP. 

  • Students will use hand sanitizer and will wash their hands upon entry to the building and before eating breakfast.

  • Teachers will sign students into attendance or students will use their personal devices.

  • Teachers will pass out their breakfasts and lunches for both programs.  Teachers will collect trash from students at the end of the thirty-minute eating time.

  • There will be no bathroom passes used this year (actual hand held passes will be no longer used).  Students will be required to raise their hand and ask permission or they may message their tracking teacher through Schoology.  The bathrooms have been outfitted with locks that allow teachers to see if they are vacant or occupied, and will give students permission accordingly.

  • No sharing of supplies.  Students must get any supplies that they need from their teacher.  Students should not hand each other pencils, pen, highlighters, or paper.   

  • No sharing of food and snacks.  Students who bring their own food and drink will be allowed upon the arrival of breakfast or lunch to get their food.  Students will not be allowed to distribute their personal food or drink to other students in the building.  They must only bring in food and drink for themselves.

  • Access to vending machines will be limited.  Teachers will need to monitor the use of vending machines throughout both sessions to ensure that the machines are immediately wiped down with disinfectant wipes after each use.  This will need to occur with teacher use of the machines also.

  • Calculators will be monitored by the teachers and will be wiped down with disinfectant wipes immediately upon them being returned to teachers.  Students will not be allowed to keep calculators at their desks if they are not in use.  This is required of Choice and DAEP to make sure students are not sharing without calculators being cleaned between use.

  • We will clean in between sessions of the choice program of each student station.  Each night the custodial department will clean each student station and will treat the building with sanitizing spray.

 

Instruction

Choice Program

  • Schoology will be used in class for teacher and student communication.  (on and off campus)

  • Students will be able to message teachers throughout the day to receive assistance or ask about leaving their seat.  This will minimize the exposure teachers and students will have in the face-to-face setting.  Students working from home should use Schoology to communicate with their tracking teachers about completion of courses, questions about content, or concerns about coursework.

  • Students working from home must have 4 hours online each school day if they are non-workers and students that are working must have 3 hours online each school day.  If they cannot comply, online instruction will be removed at end of the 6 weeks grading period.  Teachers will monitor the daily progress of students working from home and will report the online hours working to Cathy Scott for attendance purposes.

  • There will be a 6-week commitment to working at home.

  • Students are required to have 1 full credit per 3 weeks.  

 

DAEP

  • The DAEP program will use a combination of credit recovery course work that is used in the Choice Program and the virtual classes as they would in the at-home learning experience through the high school.  Students will be given the opportunity to work from home, and their days of service will be monitored by the participation in the online activities through their high school teachers.

  • Students will utilize Schoology to communicate with their teachers and as the location to get their assigned work.  They will submit assignments to teachers through Schoology or as determined by their campus teachers. 

  • DAEP students wanting to participate in virtual learning will need to follow Denison High School campus procedures to apply for the virtual learning option.  Teachers will work together to ensure that students are participating as required by the High School Campus and District plans to receive credit for the days served and for recording of daily attendance. They will be required to commit to the virtual learning period even if the time frame exceeds the number of assigned days.

  • DAEP students participating in on-campus learning will participate in the virtual learning instruction through the high school at the Pathways campus.  Their daily attendance will be monitored by Pathways staff.  After students have served their assigned days they will be allowed to return to the Denison High School campus to resume face-to-face instruction.

 

 

Virus Response

Upon identifying a possible COVID-19 case on campus, Pathways High School will:

  • Immediately separate the individual who shows COVID-19 symptoms while at school until the individual can leave campus. - Clean the areas used by the individual who shows COVID-19 symptoms as soon as is possible.

  • Perform an immediate temperature check of the individual to determine if he is symptomatic for COVID-19.

  • Upon learning that a lab-confirmed case has been in a school, Pathways High School will:

  • Notify its local health department, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, including confidentiality requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

  • Close off areas that are heavily used by the individual with the lab-confirmed case (student, teacher, or staff) until the non-porous surfaces in those areas can be disinfected, unless more than 3 days have already passed since that person was on campus.

  • Notify all teachers, staff, and families of all students in a school if a lab-confirmed COVID-19 case is identified among students, teachers or staff who participate in any on campus activities.

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