Frequently Asked Questions
As of: July 23, 2020
If we enroll our child at USD 422 can we still ride the Haviland bus to Greensburg?
Does my child have to wear a mask at school this year?
Not while eating
Not while engaged in an activity during which it is unsafe or impossible to wear a mask or other face covering? Example: PE, Recess, Lunch, Band, etc.
Persons with a medical condition, mental health conditions, or disabilities that would prevent them from safely wearing a face covering. This would have to be accompanied by a doctor’s note.
Persons for who are deaf or hard of hearing, or communicating with a person who is deaf or hard of hearing, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
Are there safety protocols in place to protect our children from COVID-19?
All students will be temperature checked twice a day. First, upon boarding the bus or entering the school. Second, prior to going out to recess after lunch.
If a child has a temperature of 100.0 or higher they will be sent home.
Students must be fever free for 72 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine.
We are establishing protocols for the students to only be in close contact with their own class. This will aid in preventing multiple exposure opportunities across class lines.
Visitors to the school will be limited. Everyone in will be masked and use hand sanitizer before entering the building.
We are looking to hire a part time Registered Nurse to help with morning health risk identifications and safety protocols in our district.
There will be sanitation stations at all entrances to the school.
Classroom sanitizing will be a priority and will be done often.
Will there be random COVID-19 testing done on my child?
What are the state requirements of the Remote Learning Plan?
Students must be enrolled on September 21
Students are assessed on the same standards or competencies as On-Site Students
Students must have daily connection with a teacher. Such connections can be through telephone and/or interactive video conferencing.
Students must maintain a daily log of activities signed by the student and parents and submitted to the school district.
What does the Remote Learning Plan look like?
The teachers are currently developing that plan.
The lessons will mirror what is being taught in the class so the student can seamlessly enter back into the school when ready.
We will have a teacher on staff that can potentially meet with a remote student for short one-on-one tutoring sessions.
The home logs will list the activity, assignments completed (yes or no), test taken (yes or not) and a statement of minutes.
These documents will be turned into the school on the last day of each week.
Our Remote Learning Teacher will work with the classroom teacher to help with home contact, dissemination of work and necessary materials, and to answer questions.
When is enrollment?
Will I have to physically go to the school to enroll?
If one child in the class gets COVID-19 will the school have to be closed?
If my child has to stay home will they be truant?
Can my child wear a face shield instead of a mask?
Can my student start the year in the Remote Learning Plan even if they are not sick?
Will all the “fun stuff” be removed from school?
Will there be emotional support for the students?
Will the students have to sit in front of a computer screen all day in the Remote Learning Plan?
How do students move from one learning plan to the other?
If we choose remote learning, how many hours per week will have to be logged?
As I am sure you are aware, we are living in very dynamic times. These protocols and expectations could change as new directives come from the KSDE or the Kiowa County Health Department. Our mission is to provide as safe of an educational environment as possible and to continue to provide an exceptional educational opportunity to every student.