Union Public School District Re-Entry and Continuation of Services Plan
Revised August 9, 2021
*School administration has the authority to revise the plan, as needed, in response to changing conditions within the school district and the community and revised recommendations from the CDC and/or MS Department of Health.
Face coverings are required for all students, staff, and visitors indoors when not eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status. The mask requirement will be re-evaluated by September 13, 2021. Exemptions may be provided with valid documentation from a healthcare provider.
In general, by wearing a mask, individuals will avoid having to quarantine due to close contact with an individual who tests positive.
According to the CDC and MSDH, masks are not needed outdoors, but should be considered in crowded outdoor settings or during activities of close prolonged contact with other students/teachers.
Exposure to COVID-19
Any student or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 must quarantine at home for 10 days after symptoms first appeared and until fever free for 24 hours with no fever-reducing medication.
Students living with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 must quarantine for 10 days.
Those closer than 3 ft for 15 minutes or longer to an infected person will have to quarantine for 10 days and monitor for symptoms.
Those within 3-6 ft of an infected person for 15 minutes or longer will have to quarantine for 10 days and monitor for symptoms unless both students were wearing masks.
Wearing masks will avoid quarantines altogether.
Fully vaccinated individuals do not have to quarantine.
Arrival at School
Students will use hand sanitizer or hand washing upon arrival into classrooms.
Common areas will be restricted, when feasible.
Students who sign in late should report to the office window.
Parents must use the car line for student pick-up.
All cars must have a student name tag or tag indicating a high school student.
Times (Monday-Thursday: 3:14, Friday: 2:20)
Hand sanitizer will be readily available in each classroom and in various places through the school.
Hand washing will be emphasized and students will be trained on proper hand washing techniques.
School staff will give multiple age appropriate daily reminders about personal hygiene and responsible behavior, including social distancing.
Classroom seating arrangements and activities will emphasize social distancing to the greatest degree possible.
PreK-6th students will remain with their cohort throughout the day.
Group work among students will be limited.
Standard cleaning will continue.
Targeted cleaning of high touch areas will take place during the school day.
EPA-approved, low-odor disinfectants will be used to disinfect classrooms.
Buses will be cleaned with EPA-approved, low-odor disinfectants.
Each school is staffed by a full time registered nurse.
School nurses will provide COVID safety training/materials to faculty and staff.
Parents will be encouraged to give student medications at home. If medication at school is necessary for students, parents will be asked to schedule a time with the school nurse to drop it off.
Students/adults who are symptomatic will be issued a mask to wear until they are picked up by a parent or leave the building.
What if we have to close school?
The district will ensure that each student has an internet capable device.
The district will provide Wi-Fi access in the school parking lots.
Teachers will continue holding classes online using video conferencing tools, Canvas, and Google Classroom.
Any needed paper materials or books will be available for pickup.
UES: Dr. Lori Wilcher, email@example.com
UMS: Mr. Nick Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
UHS: Mr. Zach Robinson, email@example.com