School Resources

IMPORTANT REMINDER:  All K-12 Schools that are currently open must post their COVID-19 Safety Plan (CSP) to their schools’ website by 2/1/21.

  • Open schools and districts do not need to submit their CSPs to the Local Health Agency

  • Additional information regarding school reopening guidance and the COVID-19 Safety Plan (CSP) can be found on the new CA Safe Schools for All Hub website: https://schools.covid19.ca.gov/

  • San Diego County Schools please note that if your school reopened while San Diego County was in the red tier (9/1/20 – 11/13/20), then your school may continue to conduct in-person instruction regardless of whether you have received a waiver. Please refer to the definition of “reopened” on pg. 5 – 6 of the COVID-19 and Reopening In Person Instruction Framework and Public Health Guidance For K12 Schools in CA.

Vaccination Information

Arizona

Maricopa County residents are now able to make reservation to receive their first dose of the COVID vaccination - https://www.maricopa.gov/5651/Phase-1B.  On this page you will find a button for School and Childcare Workers.  Click that button for a link to make an appointment to be immunized.

 

California

The state of California is still immunizing Phase 1A (1/21).  Educators are in Phase 1B Tier One.  Here is a link to the state’s COVID Immunization page to stay up to date on Immunizations in CA https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/

 

Orange County schools can stay up to date by accessing this link https://newsroom.ocde.us/ or https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/covid-19-vaccine-resources.  

 

LA County has opened vaccines to school nurses and other school health services staff as of Monday, January 11.  If you have a healthcare worker who is affiliated with your school who has direct or indirect in-person contact with patients or infectious materials, we encourage you to visit this Vaccination for Health Care Workers webpage for information on how to access vaccination.  This is only for health care workers involved with in-person care of patients.  If your school doesn’t have a healthcare worker, you can use this link VaccinateLACounty.com to learn more about when vaccines will be given to educators and to sign up for the Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Email Newsletter for updates.

 

Nevada

Clark County is still immunizing for Tier 1 and educators are in Tier 2.  Here is a link to the Southern Nevada Health District website to stay up to date http://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/vaccine/

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All three state links have resources and FAQs to help understanding regarding the vaccine, what the process and protocol are in your state, and helpful resources to make informed decisions on the COVID vaccination.  Continue to refer to the website for your state for the most updated information.

 

This is the COVID vaccine page on the CDC website.  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/8-things.html  This is a good resource tool that breaks down the different types of vaccines, benefits of being vaccinated, what to expect and how to prepare for the vaccine, and more.

 

This information is provided to help navigate through the decision process with your teachers and congregational leaders on vaccination protocols for your school sites.  As we receive more information we will continue to update this page.

Resources

Creating a campus Plan

Your campus’ plan should address at least these questions:

 

  • What ongoing steps should we use to help prevent the spread of all diseases— flu, coronavirus, or otherwise?

  • Do we know if any of our families have recently traveled in China or have visiting relatives and/or friends currently in their home from China?

  • What are the steps to follow if coronavirus starts to spread in your geographical area?

  • What to do if there is a first confirmed case of coronavirus at your school?

 

Below is a list of questions to answer as you work out the details of your plan of action:

 

  • At what threshold would you suspend a class, or school, and for how long?

  • What steps should be taken to keep surfaces and hands clean if the risk is mild (i.e., it’s in your area)?

  • What symptoms will you ask parents to look for?

  • Do you want to modify or more strongly enforce your "no school attendance within 24 hours of having a fever"?

  • How will you refer students to be tested if you have concerns?

  • If you have a confirmed case of coronavirus at your school will you close? For how long?

  • Do you notify parents of students that are in the same class as the sick student? (Check on local health disclosure laws.)

It is also EXTREMELY important to follow standard environmental infection control procedures. Discuss these as a staff and require that teachers go over these procedures and practice them with their classes.

 

  • Washing hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.

  • Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not on hand.

  • Covering the nose and mouth with elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing.

  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Limiting close contact with people who are sick.

  • Play items in preschools, schools and church nurseries should be disinfected more frequently.

See also:

 

It is also best practice to require that parents keep sick children home from school until they’re fever-free for at least 24 hours without medication. If you are aware that you have families who have recently traveled in China, the CDC is requesting that healthy travelers who have recently been to China voluntarily self-quarantine for 14 days. If you have a student or family who has traveled to China and is self-quarantining, then they should be excused for those 14 days.

 

If you or someone you know has traveled to China and feels sick, please:

  • Stay home and avoid contact with others, except for seeking medical care.

  • Seek medical care right away. Again, before seeking care, call ahead to report recent travel and symptoms.

  • Cover mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not hands) when coughing or sneezing.

  • Wash hands frequently.

 
 

sample plans

See below for sample plans for school responses to COVID-19, including implementing online instruction, decision-making for campus shutdown, and more.

Concordia-Shanghai Response Plan

Sample Shutdown Plan and Guidelines

 

Extensive Library of Online Learning Guidelines and Response Plans

Resources for Teaching Online Due to School Closures

Learning Plan for Preschool to Grade 12

  • Utilize www.thebibleproject.com to insert Religion curriculum in this learning plan

  • Video email from www.bombbomb.com is currently free of charge to all schools (teachers, administrators, superintendents, etc...) 

More remote learning resources

COVID-19 Action Plan

SAMPLE forms & communications

See below for sample forms and communications related to school response to COVID-19.

FORM: Tech Take Home Permission Slip #1

FORM: Tech Take Home Permission Slip #2

COMMUNICATION: School response to COVID-19

 
 

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Resources

state education department Resources

Here are links to each state’s Department of Education COVID pages.  

Arizona Department of Education  https://www.azed.gov/covid-19/covid19-guidance-2020-2021-school-year 

California Department of Education – https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/coronavirus.asp  

CA Dept of Public Health provides updates at https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCoV2019.aspx


Nevada Dept of Education – Clark County  http://www.ccsd.net/departments/risk-management/covid-19-information?employees

 

lightening the load...

Some fun links to brighten up your day...

How the Virus Stole Easter (with a nod to Dr. Seuss) by Kristi Bothur

"I Will Survive", Coronavirus version for teachers going online

A Desperate Mother's Prayer

A Conference Call in Real Life

12 Ideas to Help Young Families Endure the Lockdown of COVID-19

YouTube Disney Experiences!

 

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