Distancing & Social Gatherings

Distancing & Social Gatherings (3)

Classrooms

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Possible modified schedule: A/B Day, shortened schedule, half day, flexible learning model, etc.
  • Prioritize classes that need to meet in person at the school
  • Prioritize students needing to attend to those who require technology assistance and/or access to the internet, testing, tutoring, disability and special needs, ELL, and homeless, etc.

Transitions/Common Areas

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Students follow strict traffic patterns
  • Congregating before, during, and after school prohibited
  • Possible staggered bell schedule to limit number of students in hallways

Entry and Exit Points/Parent/Guest/Volunteer Access to School

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Parents/guests/volunteers discouraged from entering the building
  • If entering is necessary, call office prior to entering
  • Symptom check required

Transportation

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Limited number of students in attendance at school with limited numbers on buses

Restrooms

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Cafeterias

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Limited number of students in the lunchroom
  • Consider Grab and Go Lunches

Recess/Playgrounds/P.E. Classes

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

Due to limited social distancing PE classes may have to be taken online

  • Access to all playground equipment, sporting goods, etc. prohibited

Large Group Gatherings: Assemblies/Performances/Dances, etc.

  • Group gatherings no permitted

Unique Courses with Higher Risk of Spread - (Choir, Band, Orchestra, Drama, CTE, Fine Arts, etc.)

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Special Education, Related Services, or School Counseling

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Pre-Schools/Day Cares

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • May be limited to those with disabilities and special needs

After-School Programs

  • After-school programs suspended

Athletics

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Follow USBOE and UHSAA guidelines. Athletics could be cancelled or rescheduled
  • If athletics are allowed, attendance will be limited to attendance recommendations by the Weber/Morgan health department and consistent with the limitations of the venue

Driver’s Education

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Virtual theory instruction
  • Single student per car on driver’s education range allowed
  • Driving with students not permitted

 Back-to-School Nights/Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Virtual Back-to-School and Parent Teacher Conference Appointments

Graduation

All Moderate and Enhanced Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Virtual graduations replace traditional graduations
  • Walk-through graduation allowed to recognize graduates if physical distancing can be made
  • Walk-through graduation by appointment
  • Face coverings required
  • Attendance limited to close family

 

Classrooms

All Moderate Precautions followed (with the additional requirements and recommendations below)

Additional Recommendations:

  • Limit partner and group work to maintain physical distancing
  • Students facing the front of the room

Transitions/Common Areas

All Moderate Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Congregating prohibited
  • No access to lockers during pass time
  • Students follow hallway traffic patterns

Entry and Exit Points/Parent/Guest/Volunteer Access to School

All Moderate Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Visitors limited to student-centered functions, student check-out, counselor and administrator visits, etc.

Transportation

All Moderate Precautions followed

Restrooms

All Moderate Precautions followed

Cafeterias

All Moderate Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Consider installation of protective table barriers
  • Consider grab-n-go lunches

Large Group Gatherings: Assemblies/Performances/Dances, etc.

All Moderate Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Group gatherings are organized with health and safety principles and requirements from the Weber/Morgan health department to mitigate risks
  • Assemblies discouraged
  • Attendance may be limited to family members, officers, and cheerleaders with no admission for the general public and student body
  • Dances are not permitted

Unique Courses with Higher Risk of Spread - (Choir, Band, Orchestra, Drama, CTE, Fine Arts etc.)

All Moderate Precautions followed

Recess/Playgrounds/P.E. Classes

All Moderate Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Playground equipment off limits
  • Supervised walking and other games/activities that provide adequate physical distancing
  • Locker rooms off limits
  • No dressing for P.E.

Special Education, Related Services, or School Counseling

All Moderate Precautions followed

Pre-Schools/Day Cares

All Moderate Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Possible limited schedule: shortened schedule, half day
  • Possibly prioritize students needing to attend to those with special needs and learning disabilities

After-School Programs

All Moderate Precautions followed

Athletics

All Moderate Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Group gatherings are organized with health and safety principles and requirements from the Weber/Morgan health department to mitigate risks
  • Attendance may be limited to family members, officers, and cheerleaders with no admission for the general public and student body
  • Limited access to locker rooms
  • No concessions
  • Restroom areas marked for physical distancing

Driver Education

All Moderate Precautions followed

Back-to-School Nights/Parent Teacher Conferences

All Moderate Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Virtual Back-to-School and Parent Teacher Conference Appointments

Graduation

All Moderate Precautions followed

Additional Recommendations:

  • Group gatherings are organized with health and safety principles and requirements from the Weber/Morgan health department to mitigate risks
  • Multiple traditional graduations may be held in order to accommodate all graduates
  • Face coverings required for graduates, faculty, and attendees

While there is always an inherent risk of contracting an illness when individuals interact with each other, the following requirements and recommendations can help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.  

Classrooms

State Requirement:

  • Staff members trained on implementing strategies to identify and mitigate risk in the classroom setting
  • School personnel and students wearing face masks while on school campuses. (Student’s age, range of disabilities, sensory sensitivity, and medical conditions should be considered)

Additional Recommendations:

  • Maximize space between desks and tables (acknowledging that 6 feet of distance between desks is not feasible for most Utah classrooms)
  • Move nonessential furniture and equipment out of classrooms to increase distancing
  • Consider seating students facing forward if practical
  • Assign seats to support contact tracing
  • Consider temporary closure of computer lab if students are able to access the content outside the lab
  • Establish exit and entrance procedures for the classroom 
  • When bringing multiple classes together, consider using other spaces inside or outside of the building

Transitions/Common Areas

State Requirement:

  • Identify high traffic areas and apply floor markings or signage to direct traffic
  • Students required to wear face coverings during transitions

Additional Recommendations:

  • Prop doors open to reduce touch
  • Place signs or markings in halls showing efficient traffic patterns  
  • Encourage students to use a backpack instead of frequent locker use
  • Minimize and monitor congregation of students
  • Consider staggered transitions to minimize interactions between multiple groups 
  • Consider extended pass times

Entry and Exit Points/Parent/Guest/Volunteer Access to School

State Requirements:

  • Designate entry/exit flow paths to minimize congestion
  • Limit nonessential visitors and volunteers to campuses and programs
  • Establish protocols for any visitors and non-regular staff, adhering to all current health and safety guidelines
  • Face coverings required
  • Establish protocols for drop-off/pick-up - Communicate expectations to families

Additional Recommendations:

  • Consider protocols for visitors, including sign-in and sign-out, locations being visited, calling the front office before entering, use of face coverings, etc. 
  • Post signage encouraging physical distancing

Transportation

State Requirements:

  • Face coverings for students, staff, and other passengers. (Student’s age, range of disabilities, sensory sensitivity, and medical conditions should be considered)
  • Implement strategies to ensure driver safety
  • Develop protocols for minimizing mixing of students from different households

Additional Recommendations:

  • Students should not be refused transportation for failure to wear a face covering (provide disposable face coverings in case a student forgets to bring their own)

Restrooms

Additional Recommendations:

  • Look at minimizing the number of individuals in a restroom
  • Face coverings required while in restrooms
  • If students are grouped by the same hallway/floor/grade level, designate restroom for each cohort
  • Consider floor markings to encourage physical distancing

Cafeterias

State Requirements:

  • Mark spaced lines and designate serving line flow paths
  • Remove self-service salad bars and buffet
  • Food service workers wear face coverings
  • Students required to wear face coverings while in lines and when not eating

Additional Recommendations:

  • Expanded cafeteria area with options such as inside and outside seating where possible
  • Consider staggering lunch hours to reduce the number of students at one time
  • Consider decreasing lunch times 

Large Group Gatherings: Assemblies/Performances/Dances, etc.

State Requirements:

  • Group gatherings are organized with health and safety principles and requirements from the Weber/Morgan health department to mitigate risks
  • Face coverings required

Additional Recommendations:

  • Consider limiting and/or canceling nonessential assemblies, dances, etc. or reschedule as virtual gatherings
  • Consider broadcasting assemblies into the classroom 
  • If a large gathering is held, appropriate physical distancing and face coverings required
  • Create alternate plans for whole staff gatherings/trainings as virtual meetings

Unique Courses with Higher Risk of Spread - (Choir, Band, Orchestra, Drama, CTE, Fine Arts, etc.)

State Requirements:

  • Identify courses that would be more at risk and make classroom mitigation plans with support from local health department guidelines
  • Face coverings required

Additional Recommendations:

  • Use larger spaces if possible (auditoriums, cafeterias, stages, outdoors, etc.)
  • Reduce durations spent face-to-face with other students
  • Look at ways to increase airflow and ventilation 

Recess/Playgrounds/P.E. Classes

Additional Recommendations:

  • Limit activities to those that do not require physical contact
  • Use available spaces to increase physical distancing between students

Special Education, Related Services, or School Counseling

State Requirements:

  • Face coverings or shields for one-on-one close contact with students
  • Provide reasonable accommodations for students who are unable to wear face coverings

Additional Recommendations:

  • Follow District's Special Education guidelines

Pre-Schools/Day Cares

State Requirement:

  • Staff members trained on implementing strategies to identify and mitigate risk in the classroom setting
  • School personnel and students wearing face coverings (Student’s age, range of disabilities, sensory sensitivity, and medical conditions should be considered)

Additional Recommendations:

  • Seating arrangements to provide for physical distancing as appropriate based on individual and instructional needs  

After-School Programs

State Requirement:

  • Staff members trained on implementing strategies to identify and mitigate risk in the classroom setting
  • School personnel and students wearing face coverings (Student’s age, range of disabilities, sensory sensitivity, and medical conditions should be considered)

Additional Recommendations:

  • Encourage usage of large spaces in the building or outdoors when possible
  • Maintain reasonable physical distancing
  • No private or for-profit groups in the building (school and/or city sponsored groups only)

Athletics 

State Requirements:

  • Group gatherings are organized with health and safety principles and requirements from the Weber/Morgan health department to mitigate risks
  • Face coverings required

Additional Recommendations:

  • Follow all current recommendations and requirements of the UHSAA for both high school and junior high school athletics (temperature monitoring, hand washing, etc.)
  • Students and general public take reasonable precautions to maintain physical distancing
  • Concessions - allowed following recommended guidelines by the health department
  • Limit concession stand sales to pre-packaged beverages and food
  • Cash payments discouraged
  • Restrooms available with signage encouraging physical distancing

Driver Education (Guidelines established by State Driver Ed Program)

State Requirements:

  • Symptom check of all staff (once per shift) and students prior to entering the vehicle
  • Driving by appointment only with a maximum of three students and the instructor in the vehicle
  • Students and instructor wear face coverings
  • Reasonable physical distancing when not in the vehicle
  • Range by appointment with only one student in the vehicle at a time
  • Classroom - Follow same recommendations as in regular classrooms
  • Paperwork submitted electronically; avoiding handling and sharing of paperwork

Back-to-School Nights/Parent Teacher Conferences

State Requirements:

  • Group gatherings are organized with health and safety principles and requirements from the Weber/Morgan health department to mitigate risks
  • Facial coverings required

Additional Recommendations:

  • Students and Parents may meet with their teachers in the teachers’ classrooms
  • Consider scheduled appointments in person or virtual
  • Students and parents take reasonable precautions to maintain physical distancing

Graduation

State Requirements:

  • Group gatherings are organized with health and safety principles and requirements from the Weber/Morgan health department to mitigate risks

Additional Recommendations:

  • Traditional graduation can be held with precautions encouraged, including required face coverings