| Re-opening Plans 2022-2023
Covid-19 Protocol CCS
Crossroads Christian School will adhere to all national, State, and local orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This plan will be subject to change as federal, state, and CDC guidelines, in addition to executive orders updated. Crossroads Christian School will rely on national, state, and local guidelines when making decisions on how to best reduce risk and protect our school/community. Crossroads Christian School acknowledges that no single action or set of actions will completely eliminate the risk of COVID-19 transmission, but implementation of several coordinated interventions can greatly reduce that risk. This plan was developed using Santa Clara County Public Health Departments COVID-19 prepared: Reopening of Santa Clara County K-12 School guidelines. This is our revised edition as of August 3, 2022.
Dr. Lynn Willis / Executive Director
Marsha Anguiano / Crossroads Christian School Principal
Health Screening on Campus for Students and Waiver of Liability
- Any student that exhibits a temperature of 100 or above parents will be notified to pick up their child immediately.
- Any Employee that exhibits a fever will be directed to leave immediately.
- Any Student or Staff having symptoms will be separated with supervision They will be sent home and advised to receive COVID-19 test promptly.
- School staff will follow guidelines for testing.
Recommended Health Screening for Students and Staff
All persons with Covid-19 symptoms, regardless of vaccination status or previous infection, should:
- Self-isolate and test as soon as possible to determine infection status. Knowing one is infected early during self-isolation enables (a) earlier access to treatment options, if indicated and (b) notification of exposed persons (close contacts) who may benefit by knowing if they are infected.
- Remain in isolation while waiting for testing results. If not tested, they should continue isolating for 10 days after the day of symptom onset.
- Continue self-isolation and retesting in 1-2 days if testing negative with an antigen test, particularly if tested during the first 1-2 days of symptoms.
- Continue to self-isolate if test result is positive, follow recommended action below and contact healthcare provider about treatments.
Person Who Should Isolate:
Person who tests positive for Covid-19
- Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, previous infection, or lack of symptoms.
- Stay home for at least 5 days if symptoms or after date of first positive test if no symptoms.
- Isolate can end after Day 5 if symptoms are not present, and a diagnostic specimen collected on Day 5 or later tests negative. If unable to test, choosing not to test, or have a positive result on Day 5, isolation can end after day 10 if fever free without fever-reducing medications.
- Per CDPH masking guidance, infected persons should wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days.
- Asymptomatic persons who are exposed to someone with Covid-19 (no quarantine) unless exposed, living in the same household.
- Person infected within the prior 90 days do not need to be tested, quarantined, or excluded from school unless symptoms develop.
- Recommended Action:
- Test within 3-5 days after last exposure. Per masking guidance, close contacts should wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially indoors. If symptoms develop, test and stay home; if test result is positive, follow isolation recommendations above.
Healthy Only Policy
- Have you had one or more of these symptoms today or within the past 3 days?
- Fever or chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath or trouble breathing, or have a temperature. If you have body aches, headache, nausea, or diarrhea, please stay home.
Testing and Reporting
- Require students and staff to get tested as soon as possible after they develop one or more Covid-19 symptoms or if one of their household members or non-household close contacts tested positive for COVID-19.
- Positive test results:
- Require that parents/guardians and staff notify school administration immediately if the student or staff tested positive for COVID-19 or if one of their household members or non-household close contacts tested positive for COVID-19.
- Upon receiving notification that staff or a student has tested positive for COVID-19 or been in close contact with COVID-19 case, take action as needed for response.
- Documentation of negative test results must be provided to school administration.
Steps to take in response to confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases and close contacts
- A student or staff member either exhibits COVID-19 symptoms or has a temperature of 100.F or above.
- Student/Staff sent home
- School administration notified
- Student/Staff instructed to get tested
- Classroom remains open
- A family member or someone in close contact with a student or staff member (outside the school community) tests positive for COVID-19.
- Student/Staff sent home
- School administration notified
- Student/Staff instructed to get tested
- Classroom remains open; letter to be sent to Student/Staff members who are close contacts; letter to cohort members.
- A student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19.
- Student/staff sent home if not already quarantined
- School Administration notified
- Public Health department notified
- Student/Staff instructed to follow above isolation guidelines
- Letter to the Student/Staff member who has a COVID-19 case; letter to cohort members
Steps to take in response to Negative Test Result:
- A Student/Staff member tests negative for COVID-19 after being symptomatic.
- Student/Staff may return to school 72 hours after resolution of fever and improvement in other symptoms.
- Student’s family/staff to bring evidence of negative COVID-19 test or medical note if testing is not performed.
- Can return to school/work
- Designated Staff members will oversee creation and submission for lists of positive covid-19 students and staff to Local Health Department as well as notification and contact for the Local Health Department.
- Masks remain a highly effective tool to protect oneself and mitigate transmission of Covid-19. Masks are currently optional. No person can be prevented from wearing a mask unless wearing a mask would pose a safety hazard. (e.g., watersports).
- Our orientation of the school year will include socially appropriate conversation starters about mask wearing.
|Physical Distancing & Minimizing Exposure
- Each grade level has a designated drop-off and line-up area. Markings on ground to facilitate physical distancing.
- Student drop off begins at 8:15am (no earlier) at designated areas.
- We will use 3 separate points of entrance & exits to our building to avoid close contact or mixing of cohorts.
- When dropping off students please pull up to designated area for your student’s grade.
- If Student is tardy or needs to enter building, we ask that you park and enter after students have finished entering building.
Start time: (K-2) – 8:20 am (3-5) – 8:30 am
Pick-up time: same designated areas: (K-2) – 2:50 pm (3-5) – 3:00 pm
Morning recess: (K-2) – 9:45 am (3-5) 10:10 am
- Recess K-2 will be separated and divided into sections for individual cohort groups with no overlapping times with 3-5 having their separate recess time, they will also be divided into sections for individual cohort groups. Staff will be there to encourage social distancing among cohorts. (Please see attached map for recess areas by grade).
Lunch Time: (K-2) – 11:35-11:55 am (3-5) – 12:10-12:30 pm
Lunch recess: (K-2) – 11:55 am (3-5) – 12:30 pm
- Outside Lunch Area will have designated seating.
- Teacher’s desk at least three feet away from students.
- Student’s desks face the same direction in classrooms.
- Throughout the day classes will utilize outdoor space and non-classroom space for greater distancing and dispersion of viral particles. Outdoor times will be recess, lunch, P.E., Science & any other instructional opportunity arises.
- When checking out students other than regular dismissal, please call ahead so we can have your child ready to be released.
|Classroom & Facilities
- Each classroom to open windows and doors as weather allows for increased ventilation.
- All classrooms will be equipped with hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray, wipes & paper towels.
- Common areas will be cleaned & sanitized by janitorial staff throughout the day.
- Evening janitorial staff will be responsible for cleaning and sanitizing the facility.
- Hand sanitizers will also be placed in common use areas throughout the campus.
- Students need to bring a water bottle from home; touchless filtered water dispensers available.
- Bathrooms wiped down and sanitized frequently by janitorial staff in-between uses.
- All personal items must be labeled with student’s name (e.g., water bottle, notebooks, backpacks).
- Learning material may be shared only after disinfected (e.g., textbooks, library books).
|Hand Washing & Other Hygiene Measures
- Teach and reinforce proper handwashing technique, avoiding contact with one’s eyes, nose, and mouth, covering coughs and sneezes.
- Post signage in high visibility areas to remind students and staff of proper techniques for handwashing and covering of coughs, sneezes and other prevention measures.
- Ensure adequate supplies to support healthy hygiene behaviors, including soap, tissues, no-touch trash cans, face coverings and hand sanitizers (with at least 60 percent ethyl alcohol) for staff and students who can safely use hand sanitizer.
- Minimize staff and student’s contact with high-touch surfaces (e.g., propping open building or room doors particularly at arrival and departure times).
- Develop and maintain routines to ensure students wash their hands or use sanitizer upon arrival to campus; after using the restroom; after playing outside and returning to the classrooms; before and after eating; and after coughing or sneezing.
|Lost & Found
- It is very important for all items to be labeled. This way they may be returned to the rightful owner without being stored together.
- Items not labeled will be donated every 2 weeks.
- Our school will be monitoring and reporting positive cases. If at any time we approach a 5% threshold during any 14-day period, the Local Health Department will be contacted to determine if school closure is necessary.
- If closure of the school is determined, Distant Learning will go into effect.
- School may typically reopen 14 days after the following have occurred:
- Cleaning & Disinfection.
- Public Health Investigation.
- Consultation with the Local Health Department.
|Parents & Visitors
- All parents are asked to say goodbye to their child outside of the building.
- All parents are asked to pick-up their child after school outside of the building.
- We ask that utilization of drive through to designated areas be used as much as possible with the help of teachers to ensure safe arrival to line.
- Only necessary healthy visitors on campus.
- CCS sports programs are back in effect.
|Staff Training & Education to Students and Parents
- Staff training on COVID-19 protocol to be held during Teacher In-Service Week before the start of school.
- Staff will be trained in all protocol measures needed to ensure a safe & clean environment for all.
- Staff will go over training & education with students and parents about hand washing & other hygiene measures to be reinforced for proper safety of our entire campus. This training for parents will be included at Back to School Night prior to the start of school.
- Parents will be provided with updated protocol measures whenever changes are made.
- Signage to be posted throughout campus as reminders.