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School Protocols

 

ATTENDANCE
Levels of absenteeism (classroom/building) will be monitored daily.

FACE COVERINGS

In accordance with updated guidance the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and Fishers Health Department (FHD), masks are required for PK-12 students and staff when indoors during the school day, regardless of vaccination status. Families are encouraged to provide their student with their own face covering.

In accordance with federal regulations, masks are required on the school bus.

HAND WASHING / SANITIZING
It is the expectation students will practice hand washing or sanitizing when entering/exiting the building, prior to meals and whenever using the restroom.

ENHANCED CLEANING
Custodial crews will clean and disinfect “high touch” points in common areas as needed, which include but are not limited to:

  • Desks, chairs, tables
  • Door handles, push plates
  • Stair rails
  • Water fountains
Shared items that are difficult to regularly clean (electronic devices, books, games, art and lab supply equipment) should be limited in use.
  • In situations where COVID transmission may be higher, shared items not able to be properly disinfected, should not be reused for at least 72-hours. If said items need to be reused within 24-hours, they should be disinfected.

PASSING PERIODS
Buildings will take measures to lessen congestion in hallways and improve conditions for social distancing. Flexibility will be given to students using this time for increased hygiene protocols.

RELATED ARTS
Effective 11/8/21, classroom cohorts will no longer be required when playing outside at recess.

RECESS
Classroom cohorts will play in established outdoor zones during recess and rotate locations throughout the week.

SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS AND GUESTS

  • Masks are required indoors for anyone visiting a school building, including Central Office, during business hours.
  • Classroom volunteers will be permitted in all buildings pursuant to Board Policy K07.00 and are required to wear a mask indoors.
  • Lunch visitors will not be allowed at this time and will be reevaluated as the school year progresses.

ATHLETICS, EXTRACURRICULAR AND CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • Attendance may be restricted based on venue capacity and ability to properly social distance.
  • Clubs and extracurricular activities will be held in-person.
FOOD SERVICES
  • Students will wash their hands prior to breakfast and lunch.
  • Classroom cohorts (K-4) will stay together in addition to assigned seating areas.
  • Barcode/ID scanning system and touch keypads will be used at all grade levels.
  • Menu choices for 2021-22 will be expanded to provide a variety of self-service options at all grade levels.
  • Food Services will utilize reusable flatware and trays.
  • All cafeteria tables and serving lines will be cleaned between lunch periods.
STUDENT TRANSPORTATION

In accordance with federal regulations, masks are required on the school bus.

  • If a student does not have a face covering while riding the bus, a mask will be provided by the driver. Notification to the family will be made if a student repeatedly does not have a mask.
  • Drivers will monitor students (as safely as possible) to ensure all students are properly wearing a mask while on the bus.
BUS SEATING
Grades K-8 will have assigned seats on the bus and will be directed to go immediately to their seat.

CONTACT TRACING ON BUS
HSE Schools will immediately contact Fishers Health Department upon learning of a positive COVID case involving students on the bus. Contact tracing will take place at 3-feet. Students identified as a close contact do NOT have to quarantine provided that students are healthy and wearing masks.

BUS SANITIZATION
  • Buses will be disinfected following the afternoon routes.
  • High-touch areas in the bus will be cleaned as needed throughout the day.
STUDY TRIPS
Study Trips are now permissible through the study trip approval process. Students and staff must follow transportation protocols outlined in the Return to Instruction Plan.

CAR DROP-OFF/PICK-UP
Traffic patterns around each school building will be monitored for issues associated with an increase of student car riders.
 

 

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

  • Central Office
  • 13485 Cumberland Road, Fishers, IN 46038
  • Office Hours: M - F 7:30am - 4:30pm 
  • (317) 594-4100  (800) 905-6665
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  • To send a general inquiry email to the District Administration Office, click here

Our Mission

Hamilton Southeastern Schools, as a forward-thinking school district, provides excellence in education and opportunities to ensure the success of each and every student, to become a responsible citizen and to positively influence an ever-changing world community.

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