Alpharetta - Milton Edition - July 2020

FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN

Fulton County Schools unveiled ocial plans for the 2020-21 school year, giving parents an option to keep their student at home for remote learning or return to campus. Campuses will look dierent in the upcoming year due to COVID-19.

HEALTH

CLEANING&DISINFECTING

TRANSPORTATION

• Enhanced training for all custodians • Increased daily cleaning and disinfecting throughout all campuses • Guidelines and supplies for cleaning and disinfecting provided to each classroom teacher • Signage for safe hygiene, social distancing and hand washing posted throughout campuses • Air ventilation adjusted to COVID-19 recommendations for better air ow

• Bus drivers will be required to wear face shields or masks • Students will be assigned seats on the bus to help with loading and unloading • Drivers will be given cleaning products to clean high-touch surfaces after each bus run • Buses disinfected after morning and afternoon routes • A sanitizing station will be installed to the bus frame • Student masks will be expected as social distancing cannot be achieved on school buses

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT • All employees will receive a reusable face mask provided by Fulton County Schools • Masks are required for all employees at all times • Face coverings are strongly encouraged for students at school, but not mandated • Additional PPE will be available in clinics and when serving medically fragile students

WELLNESS AND HYGIENE • Hand sanitizing stations installed in school hallways • Hand washing and sanitizing encouraged throughout the day

SCHOOL LOGISTICS

• Paper towel dispensers installed in bathrooms • Restricted use of water fountains and encouraged use of water bottles PHYSICAL BARRIERS • Physical partitions placed in select locations such as the front desk and media center • School clinics will form isolation rooms to separate sick students and students with routine medical needs

STUDENTMEALS

• Assemblies limited to smaller groups with information broadcasted live to students in classrooms • Desks will be spaced out and facing forward for social distancing • Staggered class changes and lunch times • Limited distribution of school lockers • Outside visitors restricted • “Mask down zones” created in classrooms where students can safely, but temporarily, remove masks

• Parents expected to pay for meals online • Some students will eat in classrooms using a grab-and-go food model • Students eating in the cafeteria will

be seated according to social distancing policies • Preordered meals will be available for parent pickup for digital and remote learners as well as quarantined students

SOURCE: FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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ALPHARETTA  MILTON EDITION • JULY 2020

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