Covid-19 Transition to In-Person Learning
GLCPS Transition to in-person learning
Professional development in preparation for Face to Face
- Three days of professional development will be dedicated to informing staff on proper protocols and safety measures for in person learning.
- March 29 - Asynchronous day. Students will report for homeroom/community meeting time: 8:15 AM - 8:39 AM.
- March 30, 31 & April 1 will be dedicated to professional development. No school for grades 5 - 12 students.
- April 2 - Good Friday. No School.
Safety Protocols includes but not limited to:
- A COVID attestation is a short questionnaire to check for symptoms.
- Essentially, each community member entering the building will be attesting that they do not have symptoms and have not recently had close contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid.
- Masks can be off only when staff are in a room alone with the door closed to eliminate risk of exposure.
- Staff can exit the building for a mask break.
- Minimize adult group sizes.
- Parent/teacher meetings will be held virtually or by phone, if possible.
- If an individual student is symptomatic on the bus or at school, they should remain masked and adhere to strict physical distancing;
- Students will then be met by the nurse and stay in the medical waiting room. They will not be sent home on the bus and must be picked up.
- If a staff member is symptomatic, they are to leave the building immediately and get tested.
- See GLCPS website for further Covid 19 Response Protocols/Policies Covid-19 Pandemic Response
Grade Levels and Structure
- Week of April 5th, grade 5 & 6 will be in attendance only.
- Week of April 12th, grades 7 & 8 will be in attendance, joining grades 5 & 6.
- Week of April 26th, grades 9 - 12 will be in attendance, joining grades 5 - 8.
Entry and Dismissal
Entry/Dismissal will be done in grade level cohorts through different entrances. Building will open at 8:00 AM for transition to home-room.
- Nutrition stations will be set up in classrooms, cafeteria and gymnasium.
- Students will remain six feet apart while eating.
- Students will minimize conversation while eating and during mask breaks.
- Students will put their masks on immediately after eating and/or mask breaks.
- While eating, students’ masks will be stored in a safe container either supplied by the school or brought from home. ( Parents may supply a sandwich bag or other appropriate container for student to store mask.)
- Students will be given breakfast as they are entering the building.
Classroom, Hallway and Restroom Safety Protocols
- Desks will be three feet apart.
- Lockers will be unavailable this year. Students are encouraged to bring backpacks (no wheels).
- All staff and students must wear masks at all times (unless they are eating or during scheduled mask breaks.)
- Staff and students shall not share materials and supplies.
- Students will be required to remain at their own assigned desks/designated area.
- Staff and students should maintain a minimum three feet distance from each other at all times.
- Grade-level hallway restrooms may be used. Lower level restrooms will be used during lunch and transition times (limit of 3 students in the lower level restrooms).
- Administrators/staff may be stationed in each grade level hallway for monitoring purposes.
- Sanitizer/sanitizer wipes will be provided in each classroom. At minimum, staff and students should sanitize their hands upon entering the classroom and prior to eating.
- Review of proper hand washing and sanitizing techniques and other safety protocols will be covered with students.
Student Access to Counselors and Nurses
- The student will step out of the classroom
- A member of the Student Support Team will escort the child to the required destination.
- Once the child has received the necessary support they will be escorted back to class.
- Spring after-school activities will run Tuesday - Friday.
- All after-school programs and clubs will remain remote until the end of the school year.
- Programs will run from 4-5 PM as of Tuesday, April 6th.
Communication with Students/Families
- Parents need to address medication requirements.
- If you choose to have your student(s) continue with remote learning call 774-762-2044. Leave your name, your child’s name and your phone number. Or, email email@example.com with the same information.
- Town Hall Informational Meetings Schedule
* Adjustments to our protocols will be made as needed. GLCPS will continue to monitor the CDC and DESE for further guidance for keeping our students and staff safe and healthy.