School & Classroom Procedures

Learning together to keep everyone safe!


Student Transportation School Bus Information
  • Parents are encouraged to transport students to and from school in their personal vehicles to minimize student contact.
  • Busing will continue to be available for students that reside 2-miles or more from the enrolled school or as required on a student's IEP.
  • Face covering requirement while riding can increase capacity -up to 2 students per seat (52 students maximum).
  • Parental support is needed for social distancing at bus stops prior to the bus arrivals, and use of face covering for bus ride to reduce the spread of the virus.
  • CDC recommendations for cleaning and sanitizing of buses will  be followed.
  • Disposable masks will be available for any students without a face covering.
  • Buses will transport students with windows and/or vents open to increase airflow.
  • Bus drivers will assign seats to minimize contact in the aisle when loading and unloading (load from back to front, unload from front to back).
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image of student getting on a bus
Arrival Procedures
  • Multiple points of entry will be utilized.
  • Students' temperatures will be taken prior to entering campus.
  • Face coverings will be required; both awaiting entry and upon entering campus.
  • Students will report to designated areas to ensure social distancing to the greatest extent possible.
  • Documented procedures for students with a fever above 100.4 upon entry.
Image of student having their temperature taken
Image of student having their temperature taken




  • Students will be required to wear face coverings during transitions.
  • To the greatest extent possible and dependent upon campus layout, schools will employ social distancing strategies during transitions such as:
    • Staggering of class dismissals
    • One-way hallways
    • Signage directing students along pre-determined route to avoid congestion
    • Supervision staff will monitor compliance with face coverings and actively encourage students to follow social distancing guidelines
Dismissal Procedures
  • Face coverings required during dismissal Staggered dismissal, i.e. separate dismissal calls for:
    • Students riding the bus
    • Walkers
    • Drivers
    • Students participating in after school activities/extended day program/athletics
  • Multiple points of exit
  • Supervision staff will monitor compliance with face coverings and social distancing guidelines
Classroom Instruction
  • Cleaning kits will be distributed to every classroom. Kits include: masks, gloves and hand sanitizer.
  • Classroom furniture will be minimized. 
  • Student workstations will be separated to the greatest extent possible (3’ to 6’).
  • Students will be provided hand sanitizer upon entry and asked to keep their face coverings on until all students have been seated and instruction has begun.
  • Face coverings will be strongly encouraged during instruction.
  • Seats will be assigned to assist with contact tracing if necessary.
  • Disinfection of desks/technology before the end of each class period/elementary transition
  • Small group instruction will require both teacher and students to wear his/her face shields/coverings.
  • The use of shared instructional materials will be reduced to the greatest extent possible. No sharing of personal items, pens, pencils, etc.
  • Cleaning of high touch areas, outside the classroom, will be completed while students are in class.
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Cleaning Preparation Disinfecting Classroom Training Video


Cafeteria (Breakfast and Lunch)
  • Schools will plan for multiple lunch periods to limit number of students.
  • All students will visit the restrooms to wash their hands prior to arriving to the cafeteria.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available in the cafeteria including the serving lines.
  • Additional signage for traffic flow and social distancing reminders will be in place.
  • Students will be required to wear face coverings while transitioning to the cafeteria line and until seated.
  • Students will be instructed to maintain social distancing while waiting in line to receive their meals.
  • School administration staff will oversee the seating arrangements keeping social distancing in place while students are eating.
  • Once the mealtime is over, students will place their face coverings back on to transition back the classroom.   
  • Between the lunch periods, all tables and chair/benches will be disinfected prior to the next group of students entering the cafeteria.
  • A deep cleaning of the cafeteria will be done nightly.
  • Students who purchase lunch will have their selection placed on tray to limit contact.
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School Way Café is diligently working to ensure the safety of our students during meal service. Here's a brief look at some of the ways we are achieving this goal.


Before the Bell & Extended Day
  • Prior to program opening, staff will sanitize high traffic areas (parent table, main door handles) and make sure we are prepared to receive children for the day.
  • Student temperatures will be taken daily upon arrival.
  • Once signed in, children will be sent to wash their hands prior to entering the program area/activities.
  • Frequent hand washing is recommended throughout the program.
  • If a child gets sick during the program, they must be isolated to a separate space and their parent/guardian should be called immediately to pick the child up. The child will not be allowed to return until we receive a doctor’s notice.