While the district has not cancelled any upcoming travel plans for students or staff, including CHSAA events, families and staff have the option to opt out of participation. The district, however, strongly encourages that students and families do not participate in CHSAA-related out-of-state travel. Additionally, the district reserves the right to cancel any trips based on the direction from local health authorities. The district continues to monitor what the return plan is for Spring Break, and will be sure to communicate that plan. However, the district reserves the right to not admit students and staff back to school upon return based upon risk and potential exposure.
Again, the district has an Emergency Operations Plan built on best practices and official health recommendations in concert with San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) to ensure current best practices are reflected in our response plan. This work is done collaboratively with district staff representing health, facilities, safety/security, and more. Additionally, 9-R has a robust crisis management plan and team that would be activated in case of any emergency situation.
9-R continues and has enhanced its long-standing practices of disinfecting high-touch surfaces and other areas within schools, buses and facilities. We appreciate all staff being diligent around maintaining clean and safe learning environments. Please know that teachers and parents or guardians do not need to purchase cleaning supplies for schools.
Cleaning supplies are available upon request from the district’s custodial department. Using the supplies from our custodial department ensures that neither staff nor parents are spending their own money on these items, works effectively under EPA guidelines, and ensures that we have the appropriate Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) on hand should there ever be an accident with a cleaning product. It is also equally important that we are using appropriate cleaning materials on all surfaces, including computers.
At this time of year, there are many causes of respiratory illnesses, including the common cold and influenza. Symptoms of coronavirus infection include fever, cough and/or shortness of breath, and fatigue.
Parents and staff can help by continuing to implement the same critical practices – themselves and with their children – as would be followed during flu season.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water (at least 20 seconds)
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects
- Stay away from sick people
- Stay home/keep kids home if they are sick
- Report flu-like symptoms to your school or supervisor
We will continue to work with our local authorities and will communicate any updates to our families. More information is available on the San Juan Basin Public Health’s website: https://sjbpublichealth.org/coronavirus/.