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    PLEASE NOTE: The details on this page are subject to change as directives are provided by governing authorities and/or health officials or as environmental conditions change. Please check back for the latest accurate information.

     


     

    What will the daily sanitation protocols be? (Updated 7/23/2020)

     

    Campuses will be continuously cleaned throughout the instructional day by reassigning an appropriate number of evening custodial staff to daytime operations. Focused cleaning areas will include frequently touched surfaces, objects of student transition, and high volume common areas. District staff have been trained in use of approved professional cleaning and disinfecting products using methods developed for safe use in the student environment. Each school day will end with after hour deep cleaning and sanitizing of the instructional areas, restrooms, and common areas for quality assurance. More information regarding disease mitigation can be found at www.alvinisd.net/forward2020.

     


     

    Is Alvin ISD requiring daily screenings of students and staff? 

     

    Staff will be required to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms prior to reporting to work each day.  

     

    Parents/guardians are expected to screen their students for COVID-19 symptoms each day prior to sending their student to school. Teachers will monitor students, and refer students to the nurse if symptoms are present.

     


     

    Will students and staff be required to wear face masks at all times? (Updated 7/22/2020)

     

    The use of face coverings will reflect the rate of community transmission of COVID-19, and the health recommendations associated with each level. The District will rely on guidance from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Brazoria County Health Department, and/or executive orders or directives from Governor Greg Abbott or local county and city officials to determine the community transmission level and use of face coverings. The District will develop a process to alert students, parents and staff of the community transmission level, and when face coverings must be worn.


    To begin the school year face covering/masks for staff and Students in grades 1-12 will be required. They will be highly encouraged for students in both PreK and kindergarten.

     


     

    Will elementary students still have recess? 

     

    Elementary students will have designated times for recess and other physical activities. Outdoor play and learning will be encouraged.

     


     

    Will meals be offered for students on campus? (Updated 7/23/2020)


    Yes. Breakfast will be offered to all students and lunch will be offered to all students as they return to school.

     


     

    What will breakfast and lunch look like? (Updated 7/23/2020)

     

    All child nutrition staff will use PPE while performing job responsibilities and will be trained to practice health and hygiene regulations. To ensure the safety of students and staff, personal orders of prepared food deliveries from restaurant to campus will not be admitted nor accepted. Visitors will not be allowed during breakfast/lunch times.

    Breakfast:

     

    • Only students eating school breakfast will be allowed in the cafeteria seating area in the mornings.  
    • Students will be seated with at least 3- 6-ft spacing.  
    • Cafeteria and serving areas will be cleaned as students transition.  
    • Students will eat breakfast in classrooms whenever possible.  

     

    Lunch

     

    • Students will utilize the cafeteria for lunch on a limited basis. Campuses may allow students to use the cafeteria with appropriate social distancing.
    • When/If reporting to the cafeteria for lunch, students will be released on a staggered schedule.  
    • Lunches will be “Grab and Go.” 
    • Students may eat in various locations throughout the building to maximize social distancing.
    • Only specialized groups will be designated to eat in the cafeteria with appropriate social distancing.
    • Cafeteria, serving, and eating areas will be cleaned between uses.  
    • Increased cafeteria serving hours and periods will reduce the student volume per lunch period.  

     


     

     

    How many students will be in my child’s class?

     

    Class sizes may possibly be smaller than typical years due to many students participating in virtual instruction. An approximate number or range of students in each class is difficult to predict until Alvin ISD receives commitment forms from families. Once this preliminary data is available, the District can begin planning master schedules and determining class sizes. Alvin ISD will be using American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations in classrooms for spacing, prevention, and mitigation measures.

     


     

    Will Alvin ISD use partitions or something else to provide a barrier between students in the classroom? (Updated 7/23/2020) 

     

    Students will be seated with as much separation as feasible without disrupting the educational experience. Partitions or face shields will be provided and used in some instructional settings, primarily at times of small group instruction. During highest transmission levels masks will be required as developmentally appropriate.

     


     

    Will school bus capacity be limited for those using district transportation? 

     

    Alvin ISD buses will operate at standard capacity. As a response to COVID, Alvin ISD encourages all families with the ability to do so, to transport children to and from school. Bus transportation will be offered; however, the standard number of transported students compromises the ability to socially distance. For this reason, students utilizing bus transportation will be required to utilize face coverings. Students will use hand sanitizer upon boarding the bus. Bus drivers will also wear facial coverings. Buses will be disinfected daily.  More information regarding disease mitigation can be found at www.alvinisd.net/forward2020.

     


     

    Will after-school programs still be available at the elementary level? 

     

    Yes, as feasible. The District is working with the partners that have provided after school programs in the past to continue that service this coming year. Some after school activities may be limited to allow for adequate cleaning and preparation of facilities for the following day. 

     


     

    What are the health criteria (individual students and/or city/county statistics) that would lead to a school closure? 

     

    The Superintendent of Schools, the Deputy Superintendent of Operations, Associate Superintendent of Federal Programs, Chief Operations Officer, and Chief of School Safety will work in conjunction to monitor information and data from health authorities, data from internal district operations, and state and local officials in order to determine actions at school facilities in response to community spread of COVID-19. More information regarding disease mitigation can be found at www.alvinisd.net/forward2020.

     


     

    What happens if there is a COVID spike and schools need to shut down? 

     

    Large groups of elementary and secondary students may be able to pivot to a “Virtual Closure” education model for a short or extended period of time depending on the time of year. The length of the group quarantine will be based on health guidelines provided by state and local agencies. Alvin ISD is waiting for further direction at this time.

     

    “Virtual Closure”  and/or “Virtual Quarantine” would be defined as an extended period of time where a campus or campuses would not physically be able to host instruction onsite. During these times impacted students would not receive in person instruction, but would receive remote instruction supported by their campus teachers.  

     


     

    What would happen if my child’s entire class or campus needs to go into quarantine? 

     

    Large groups of elementary and secondary students may be able to  pivot to a “Virtual Closure” education model for a short or extended period of time depending on the time of year. The length of the group quarantine will be based on health guidelines provided by state and local agencies. Alvin ISD is waiting for further direction at this time.

     


     

    What would happen if my child who is doing face to face instruction needs to go on an individualized quarantine? 

     

    Individual elementary and secondary students may be able to transition to a temporary “Virtual Quarantine” educational model. The length of the individual quarantine will be based on health guidelines provided by state and local agencies. Alvin ISD is waiting for further direction at this time.

     


     

    What is “Virtual Closure” and/or “Virtual Quarantine”?

     

    “Virtual Closure”  and/or “Virtual Quarantine” are an extended period of time where an individual student or group of students would not physically be able to go to campus for in person instruction. During these times impacted students would not receive in person instruction, but would receive remote instruction supported by their campus teachers.