Cheder Chabad Girls of Long Island
Reopening CCGLI 2020-21
Reopening of School Facilities for In-Person Instruction
The first day of school for students is September 8th: We are opening at full capacity with in-person learning planned for each day.
SOCIAL DISTANCING, PPE AND FACE COVERINGS:
Social Distancing: All students and staff will be able to maintain appropriate social distancing of six feet of space in all directions in all classrooms, offices or teachers’ areas.
In the classroom, desks will be properly spaced and masks will not be required at that time.
Mask Policy: In common areas where it is not possible to maintain social distance such as in the hallway, bathrooms, or lobby, everyone will be required to wear a face covering. We ask that parents send in face coverings for their children. However, we will make sure to procure the proper amount of PPE and face coverings for our students, faculty, and staff to ensure a safe environment.
Hand Hygiene: Hand sanitizer will be available in each classroom. However, children will be encouraged and taken to the hallway sink to wash with soap and water in the appropriate manner multiple times a day. Before and after eating, children will be instructed to wash their hands with soap and water in the appropriate manner.
Disinfection: School wide cleaning and disinfection will take place on a daily basis with cleaning products approved by the CDC for use against COVID-19.
For the safety of our students and teachers, visitors will be extremely limited.
Visitors will be subject to a temperature check, and will be required to wear a face covering.
All buses arriving at our school are district run buses that must comply with all protocols required by law. Different districts may have different protocols; please familiarize yourself with your specific district’s rules.
All of our students will be wearing face coverings on the buses unless their physical or mental health would be compromised.
Students are allowed to bring personal hand sanitizer whose contents should not exceed 8 ounces in volume with them on the bus.
For those coming by car:
Parents will not be allowed in the building.
Students will need to be dropped off outside the front of the building, and wait for the staff member in charge to perform a health screening and escort the child into the building.
If a student is arriving late, please call the office 516-447-1770, and wait for a staff member to come get her.
Do not leave your child unattended. Please wait in your car until you see that your daughter has been escorted inside.
Meals will be served in the classroom.
Students will bring in their lunch and snacks from home.
If the school will contract an outside caterer to provide lunches, each classroom cohort would receive lunch separately and/or each child would receive a boxed lunch.
Before eating, teachers will make sure to wipe down the desks of the children with a disinfecting cleaner or wipe.
Students will be discouraged from sharing their food and drink.
Fire Drills and Lockdown Drills will be conducted just as every year.
Teachers will be trained to observe for signs of mental, behavioral, and emotional issues with students. Such students will be referred for evaluation and proper next steps will be taken.
Teachers and students will be trained in proper social distancing and hygiene protocol.
Appropriate signs will be placed throughout the building and informational material will be available. MONITORING OF HEALTH CONDITIONS
Our space in the building will be properly disinfected and appropriate signage and disinfection stations will be set up throughout the building, before staff and students have access to the building.
MONITORING HEALTH CONDITIONS AT SCHOOL
We will use a daily screening questionnaire for faculty and staff reporting to school and periodically use a questionnaire for students.
Health screenings, including temperature checks, of students, faculty, staff and, where applicable, visitors will take place daily.
If a student presents a temperature of greater than 100.0°F, the student will be sent home.
Please keep your children home if they show any signs of illness.
Children must be symptom free from any illness for at least 72 hours before returning to school.
If a member of your household has a fever please keep your child home.
If your child becomes symptomatic for COVID -19 and/or tests positive for COVID-19 your child must quarantine and may not return to school until after quarantine is complete and your child is cleared by her doctor. This will be conducted in coordination with the local health department.
If a member of your child’s household tests positive for COVID-19 your child may not come to school until the quarantine period is over.
Mrs. Undsorfer will be the designated onsite coordinator and the main point of contact person upon the identification of positive COVID-19 cases and will be responsible for subsequent communication.
CONTAINMENT: RESPONSE AND PREVENTION
If an individual develops symptoms of COVID-19 during the school day, he/she will be isolated from everyone and, in the case of a student, arrangements for the child to be taken home quickly will be made.
Isolation: Individuals who screen positive or those who become symptomatic while at school will be isolated and, in the case of a student, arrangements for the child to be taken home quickly will be made.
Collection: Parents or guardians will be contacted and told to pick up their child. They will also be instructed that the child see a health care provider.
Hygiene, Cleaning, and Disinfection: We will adhere to hygiene, cleaning, and disinfection guidance set forth by DOH and CDC.
Contact Tracing: We will support our local health department in contact tracing efforts.
CLOSURE AND CONTINGENCY PLANS
Site Closure: In consultation with the State and our local health department, we will identify conditions that may warrant reducing in-person education or closing of the school, and we will plan for an orderly closure with them.
Operational Activity: Operations will be transferred to remote learning as the specific situation arises and determinations as to appropriate closures or partial closures will be done in consultation with the local health department.
We ask that all parents have an in-house plan so they will be ready to switch to remote learning if the need arises.
Communication: We will share protocols and safety measures and any other information, including all changes, sudden or otherwise, via email or whatsapp to parents and staff.
Continuity of Learning: Our school will ensure that learning will continue throughout the coming school year. We are prepared for in-person instruction and will allow for remote instruction if such a need becomes necessary.