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School Protocols

 

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

FACE COVERINGS

A proper-fitting mask (over nose and mouth) is encouraged for students and staff, but not required while on school grounds.

In accordance with federal regulations, masks are required on the school bus. Families are encouraged to provide their student with their own face covering.

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
Cohorting measures will be enforced to the greatest extent possible. Teachers will direct students on cleaning and maintaining their workspace.

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

WATER FOUNTAINS AND BOTTLE FILLING STATIONS
All water fountains will be on in the buildings. Students and staff are still encouraged to utilize the water bottle filling stations.

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.
SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS AND GUESTS
  • Classroom volunteers will be permitted in all buildings pursuant to Board Policy K07.00.
  • Anyone visiting a school will be required to wear a mask.
    • However, parents or guests making a brief visit to the main office for tasks such as item drop-off or student pickup are encouraged, but not required, to wear a mask.
    • Volunteers or guests assisting in outdoor activities are not required to wear a mask while assisting outdoors.
  • Lunch visitors will not be allowed at this time and will be reevaluated as the school year progresses.
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.
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.

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.

BUS SANITIZATION
  • All buses will be deep cleaned and disinfected prior to the start of the school year.
  • Buses will be disinfected following the afternoon routes.
  • High-touch areas in the bus will be cleaned as needed throughout the day.
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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Our Mission

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