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COVID-19 Guidelines for the Return to the Classroom

Dear families of Alisal USD,

The District is excited to welcome students back to the classroom. In order to ensure everyone's safety and well being, each school has drafted a site plan (you will find a link to it at the bottom of this message). Most of those measures will be explained to you by your school principal. They are based on guidelines issued by the Centers of Disease Control.  

These are some of the guideliness will be followed districtwide.  

Students will wear a double mask:

  • Students will be expected to wear two masks throughout the day. If your student feels uncomfortable with two masks, he or she can wear one mask and a plastic shield. All schools have masks and shields at the front desk. 
  • Students will be expected to keep appropriate physical distance at all times. There are makers on school grounds, at the cafeteria, and the classrooms to make it easier for students to maintain appropriate distancing. 

Screening upon entry:

  • Students with a temperature of 100.4 will be moved to a discrete and confidential location to have their temperature checked individually.
  • If temperature is 100 or above, parent/guardian is contacted immediately and the student must go home.
  • If temperature is under 100, student returns to complete meal pick up, goes to class. 

Student presents as unwell during the instructional day:

  • The student must go directly to a designated isolation room.
  • Student symptoms and temperature will be checked, and parent/guardian contacted to pick up the student, if warranted.

Safe return to school following illness:

  • Students should not return to school when ill. 
  • The following symptoms are of particular concern, as they are associated with COVID 19: fever, chills, body aches, cough, congestion, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of smell and/or taste.
  • Students must be fever-free, without intervention of antipyretic medicines (Tylenol/other fever-reducing medicines), for at least 24 hours in order to return to school.

CDC Guidance on Traveling

  • Exposure to COVID-19 while traveling is common. Those who travel may feel well and not have any symptoms, but they can still be infected and spread the virus to others. Travelers (including children) pose a risk to their family, friends, and community for 14 days after travel.

Students who travel out of the country should quarantine upon return to the U.S.