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Note: Unfinished learning refers to any prerequisite knowledge or skills that students need for future work that they don’t yet have.

Core Instruction

  • Focus on Essential Standards from grade-level Core and scaffold as needed
  • Include Important and Supporting Standards from grade-level Core as appropriate
  • Include tiered extensions and remediation

Recognizing and Completing Unfinished Learning

Understand:

  • Study the Essential Learning Targets for upcoming instruction.
  • Identify critical, prerequisite skills and understandings students need to access grade-level content

Diagnose:

  • Determine student understanding of prerequisites based on diagnostic or formative data
  • Consider if gaps exist for the entire class or a small group.

Take Action:

  • Entire class: plan to build needed scaffolds into upcoming lessons; make necessary adjustments to pacing to allow for additional lessons
  • Small group: plan differentiated instruction or coordinate to address gaps within intervention periods

It is more important to help students catch up on thinking skills than facts.

Feedback to Students

  • Continuous, personalized, learning-centered feedback throughout the learning cycle that moves the learning forward
  • Based on observed and/or submitted assignments, assessments, class discussions, performances, etc.
  • Feedback is not limited only to assignments
  • Tools: written, auditory, recorded, in person

Instructional and/or Practice Time

  • Elementary: ELA (2 hours), Math (100 minutes), Science (30 minutes); 20 minutes of home reading is still highly recommended
  • Junior High: class period plus 15-30 min/class/day
  • High School: class period plus 40-60 min/class/day
  • For students receiving special education services, service minutes will be determined by the student’s IEP team.

Digital Content

  • Teachers have Essential Learning Targets on a common LMS per school following the district-created style guide (instruction, assignments, assessments)
  • Ensure there are increased options for supporting students and parents who choose to participate in home-based learning.
    • Teachers may choose to use instructional tools such as: Google Meet, the conference option in Canvas, or streamed and/or recorded instructional videos.
    • Consistent time should be scheduled during which students and parents can ask for help via direct communication and support.

Assessment

  • Assessment FOR instructional feedback and design; frequent, actionable and tied to specific curriculum
  • Diagnostic assessments provided within the first two weeks of school to identify unfinished learning
  • Formative and classroom assessments (with timely results) follow frequently to provide data that will inform instruction and intervention practices
  • Use items and tasks that support deeper thinking
  • Tools: Canvas, state platforms, observations, performances, Edulastic, Forms, paper-and-pencil, Reading Inventory, DRP, CBMs, ALEKS, Preschool DOT

Student and Family Communication

  • Occurs frequently
  • Tools: Parent-Teacher conferences, family nights, back-to-school night, email, phone, MyStudent

Grading

Based on clear demonstration of proficiency by students with multiple data points

  • Grading occurs as in pre-COVID-19 settings

Collaboration

  • Student-student
    • Silent discussion, turn-and-talk (perhaps with white boards), online discussions, etc.
  • Teacher-teacher
    • Consider cross or integrated curriculum to make it possible to deliver additional content that may be necessary to address unfinished learning
    • Use team approaches and shared resources
    • Continue PLCs (may need modified format)

Suggested Reading:

Instructional Delivery

  • All teachers are on a common Learning Management System (“LMS”) per school providing a consistent experience for parents and students
    • Each school follows a style guide (district-created guide, personalized at the school)
  • Ensure there are increased options for supporting students and parents who choose to participate in home-based learning.
    • Teachers may choose to use instructional tools such as: Google Meet, the conference option in Canvas, or streamed and/or recorded instructional videos.
    • Consistent time should be scheduled during which students and parents can ask for help via direct communication and support.

Instructional Support

  • Live EdTech support will be provided via Google Meet on a bi-weekly basis at a scheduled time (sessions recorded and will be available for all WSD teachers)
  • Additional support/training will be available by request

Network/Filters

  • BARK responses go to home as well as school during the school day
  • Increase iBoss nodes for additional Elementary devices at home
  • Wireless Access Points placed outside will provide WiFi access to students in areas such as parking lots or near the building if needed.

Student Devices

Secondary

  • All secondary students have access to a mobile device they can take home

Elementary

  • Ascend schools identify what students need a device at home and set up a school-specific way to issue those devices (devices will be sent home base on need)
  • Non-Ascend schools will evaluate which students/families need a device; unassigned devices from Ascend schools will be distributed to non-Ascend school students/families

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
     
  1. All symptomatic children and employees should stay home from school, and will be sent home if exhibiting any symptoms.
  2. Designate the school nurse as the contact person to be responsible for responding to COVID19 concerns.
  3. Follow any other standards promulgated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Utah Department of Health, and local health department.

Classrooms

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:

  • Cloth face coverings laundered after each day’s use
  • All staff wash or sanitize hands as they enter worksites 
  • Signs posted in highly visible locations that promote everyday protective measures
  • Students seated as far apart as reasonably possible
  • Students and staff encouraged to wash hands regularly
  • Hand sanitizing stations available in designated areas
  • Hand sanitizer available in each classroom
  • Students use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available
  • Adequate supplies provided to minimize sharing of high touch materials (e.g., art supplies, pencil sharpeners, crayons, manipulatives, glue sticks, etc)
  • Student’s belongings separated from others’ in individual containers, cubbies, etc.
  • Minimize drinking fountain access - personal water bottles encouraged.

Transitions

State Requirement:

  • Students follow markings and/or signage for traffic flow
  • Students follow entry/exit flow patterns to minimize congestion
  • Face coverings required

Additional Recommendations:

  • Minimize drinking fountain access - personal water bottles encouraged
  • Encourage reasonable physical distancing
  • Doors propped to reduce touch points
  • Student use of backpacks encouraged
  • Students move directly from one class to another to avoid close contact with others

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

State Requirement:

  • Limit nonessential visitors and volunteers
  • Temperature check and face coverings for visitors and non-regular staff
  • Drop-off/pick-up protocols followed
  • Students follow flow paths to minimize congestion

Additional Recommendations:

  • Parents/guests/volunteers/substitutes must check in at the main office

Transportation

State Requirement:

  • Students from the same household sit together
  • All students and staff wear face coverings (Student ages, range of disabilities, sensory sensitivities, and medical conditions should be considered.)

Additional Recommendations:

  • Students encouraged to wash or sanitize hands before entering bus/van

Restrooms

State Requirement:

  • Follow signage for proper hand hygiene
  • Face coverings required while in restrooms

Additional Recommendations:

  • Follow floor markings to encourage physical distancing

Cafeteria

State Requirement:

  • Student hand hygiene routine practiced before and after meals
  • Students follow marked spaced lines and flow paths
  • No self-service salad bars or buffet for students
  • Staff use face coverings while serving and cleaning
  • Students required to wear face coverings while in lines

Additional Recommendations:

  • Students and staff maintain reasonable physical distancing
  • Payment using student I.D. card encouraged with prepaid money in student’s account - cash discouraged, cash payments made in the office
  • Lunch cashiers are the only ones to use touch screen monitors

Large Group Gatherings (Assemblies, Performances, Dances)

State Requirement:

  • Follow local health department guidelines
  • Face coverings required

Additional Recommendations:

  • Students, faculty, and guests take reasonable precautions to maintain physical distancing 

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

State Requirement:

  • Follow local health department guidelines
  • Face coverings required

Additional Recommendations:

  • Follow individual class guidelines

Recess, Playground and P. E. Classes

State Requirement:

  • Follow local health department guidelines
  • Face coverings are not required for elementary students during outdoor recess
  • If students cannot reasonably participate while wearing a face covering during a physical education class, face coverings need not be worn. (In this case, each individual participating in the physical education class must complete a symptom assessment, verbally confirm they are free of COVID-19 symptoms before participating in each event, and attest to the fact they have not been in close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with a person who has tested positive for COVID in the last 14 days, and where possible, confirm participant temperature is below 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)

Additional Recommendations:

  • Students wash or sanitize hands when coming back into classroom
  • Activities will be limited to those that do not require physical contact

Special Education, Related Services, or School Counseling

State Requirement:

  • Face coverings required (Student’s age, range of disabilities, sensory sensitivity, and medical conditions should be considered)
  • Provide reasonable accommodations for students who are unable to wear face coverings

Additional Recommendations:

  • Follow district’s Special Education guidelines

Additional Areas of Concern:

Preschool/ Day Care

State Requirement:

  • Face coverings required, unless children are under the age of three (Student’s age, range of disabilities, sensory sensitivity, and medical conditions should be considered)

Recommendations:

  • Proper safety precautions for students and staff in place
  • Seating arrangements to provide for physical distancing
  • No toys from home allowed
  • Students wash hands before and after snacks
  • Play areas limited based on the ability to sanitize play items ( i.e., dress-up, kitchen play center, sensory tables, etc.)

After-School Programs

State Requirement:

  • Face coverings required

Recommendations:

  • Students and staff encouraged to wash hands regularly
  • Students use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available
  • Maintain reasonable physical distancing 
  • Students encouraged to wear face coverings when engaged in contact longer than 15 minutes
  • Minimize drinking fountain access - personal water bottles encouraged

Athletics

State Requirement:

  • Follow all recommendations and requirements of the UHSAA for both high school and junior  high school athletics (temperature monitoring, hand washing, etc.) and the local health department.

Additional Recommendations:

  • Students and general public take reasonable precautions to maintain physical distancing
  • Concessions allowed following recommended guidelines by the health department
  • Concessions-- consider grab-and-go items instead of prepared food, those working concessions required to wear face coverings and gloves
  • Card payments encouraged 
  • Restrooms available

Driver’s Education

State Requirement:

  • Symptom check of all staff (once per shift) and students prior to entering the vehicle
  • Students and instructors wear face coverings while in vehicles
  • Reasonable physical distancing when not in the vehicle
  • Classroom Setting--students seated as far apart as reasonably possible
  • Students submit paperwork electronically to avoid handling and sharing of paperwork 
  • Students wash or sanitize hands before entering and after exiting vehicle

Back-to-School Nights/Parent Teacher Conferences

State Requirement:

  • Follow local health department guidelines
  • Face coverings required

Additional Recommendations:

  • Students and parents may meet with their teachers in the teachers’ classrooms
  • Students and parents take reasonable precautions to maintain physical distancing

Graduation

State Requirement:

  • Follow local health department guidelines

Additional Recommendations:

  • Maintain reasonable physical distancing

Resources

 Health Office

 Parent Guidelines

  • Information for parents regarding signs and symptoms of COVID19, and when to keep their child home (see Parent Infographic)

Classrooms Recommendations

  • All standard cleaning protocols
  • Daily horizontal, touchable surface cleaning to include use of electro-static disinfection where appropriate.
  • Daily Sink and fountain cleaning
  • Ozone machine sanitization on a regularly scheduled basis 

Transitions/Common Areas

State Requirement:

  • Identify high traffic areas and apply floor markings or signage to direct traffic

Additional Recommendations:

  • All standard cleaning protocols
  • Daily horizontal, touchable surface cleaning to include use of electro-static disinfection where appropriate.
  • Daily Sink and fountain cleaning
  • Prop doors open to reduce touch 
  • Clean high-touch surfaces after transition periods

Entry/Exit Points

State Requirement:

  • Designate entry/exit flow paths to minimize congestion 

Additional Recommendations:

  • Use both entrance and egress to avoid clustering at single points of entry
  • Make available hand sanitizer and/or hand washing stations upon exit/entry 

Transportation

State Requirements:

  • Develop protocols for minimizing mixing of students from different households and regularly cleaning and disinfecting seats and other high-touch surfaces

Additional Recommendations:

  • All standard cleaning protocols
  • Daily horizontal, touchable surface cleaning to include use of electro-static disinfection where appropriate Includes school vans

Restrooms

State Requirements:

  • Create schedule for cleaning high-touch areas (e.g., faucets, paper towel dispensers, door handles)
  • Ensure PPE (gloves, masks) is available for staff providing support in restrooms, including custodians
  • Provide training for proper cleaning protocols for COVID-19 

Additional Recommendations:

  • Establish a a rotating monitor to frequently ensure soap is available

Cafeterias

State Requirements:

  • Increase cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch areas

Additional Recommendations:

  • All standard cleaning protocols
  • Increased sanitization of all tables between uses.
  • Daily horizontal, touchable surface cleaning to include use of electro-static disinfection where appropriate.
  • Daily Sink and fountain cleaning

Recess/Playgrounds/P.E. Classes

State Requirements:

  • LEAs ensure recess and playgrounds are managed with health and safety principles and requirements in place and, as needed, in consultation with local health departments

Additional Recommendations:

  • All standard cleaning protocols
  • Daily horizontal, touchable surface cleaning to include use of electro-static disinfection where appropriate.
  • Daily Sink and fountain cleaning
  • Ozone machine sanitization of all locker areas on a regularly scheduled basis  

Pre-Schools/Day Cares

  • All standard cleaning protocols
  • Daily horizontal, touchable surface cleaning to include use of electro-static disinfection where appropriate.
  • Daily Sink and fountain cleaning
  • Ozone machine sanitization on a regularly scheduled basis 
  • Playgrounds - daily horizontal, touchable surface cleaning to include use of electro-static disinfection where appropriate.

After-School Programs

  • All standard cleaning protocols
  • Daily horizontal, touchable surface cleaning to include use of electro-static disinfection where appropriate.
  • Daily Sink and fountain cleaning

Athletics

  • All standard cleaning protocols
  • Daily horizontal, touchable surface cleaning to include use of electro-static disinfection where appropriate.
  • Daily Sink and fountain cleaning
  • Ozone machine sanitization on a regularly scheduled basis

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