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Calendar Week of August 2 - August 8, 2020

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Sayre Return to Learn Plan 2020-2021


Updated 7-27-20

Preliminary Re-entry Plan

  • The school year will begin on Thursday, August 13, with additional sanitation and separation protocols. As this is a fluid situation, flexible contingency plans will be maintained to allow for adaptability during changing conditions. Guidance from state and local health authorities will be monitored closely with steps taken as necessary to maintain safe conditions for students, teachers, staff, and the community as a whole. 

    • Parents/guardians are the frontline defense. Parents/guardians are to check for symptoms and elevated temperature before sending children to school. Students must stay home if they have a high temperature or if any signs of COVID-19 are present. Students must be fever-free for a minimum of 48 hours before returning to school. *Special consideration concerning attendance requirements will be given when students are unable to attend due to exhibiting signs of illness.

    • Wearing masks is encouraged and supported for students, faculty, and staff, but not required at this time. We anticipate additional guidance and possible mandates regarding face coverings from the State Department of Education.

    • Bus routes - Students of one household per seat on morning bus routes. Students exhibiting symptoms during the school day will be isolated and not allowed on a bus for an afternoon route.

    • Sanitation practices bolstered within facilities and buses before, during, and after school each day (all faculty/staff called upon to help with this process.)

    • Electrostatic sprayer/foggers will be utilized along with traditional disinfectants and wipes to sanitize facility surfaces and bus surfaces daily.

    • ​​​​​​​Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout all buildings.

    • Increased emphasis on frequent handwashing with guidance and time allowed.

    • Small group gatherings utilized instead of large assemblies of students.

    • Desks arranged to maximize the distance between students

    • Student temperature checks performed as needed.

    • Students with elevated temperature or demonstrating other symptoms will be isolated and sent home with parents/guardians. 

    • In the event that a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, school personnel will follow current state and local healthcare guidance to determine appropriate quarantine protocols for the individual and for those that may have been exposed. 

    • Following a positive COVID-19 test, students living in the same household as the positive test should expect to quarantine for fourteen days before returning to school.

    • Teachers will utilize Google Classroom (Grades 3-12) and SeeSaw (PK-2nd) for lessons and classroom assignments for onsite and offsite learning. This will allow for a seamless transition during periods of distance learning for individual students or groups of students.

    • Special services will continue during periods of a school closure or individual quarantine.

    • Student needs for distance learning will be met on a case by case basis.  Parents/guardians should contact their site principal if a need for distance learning exists.

    • School personnel needs for special arrangements regarding attendance and execution of duties will be met on a case by case basis.

    • Two distance learning days will be scheduled as practice for possible periods of a school closure or individual student quarantine. This will allow school personnel to assess digital learning capabilities and to identify potential gaps. The tentative dates are Wednesday, August 26 and Wednesday, September 16. *These days will also be utilized to deep clean all school facilities.

    • Cafeteria/food service - MS/HS lunch service will be in the HS/MS lobby only to begin the school year. Elementary lunchtime plans will be adjusted as needed to accommodate the various age groups appropriately. Additional time has been allotted for lunch service at all grade levels.

    • Athletics/Extracurricular Events - Currently, the OSSAA has notified school districts that events will proceed as scheduled. As this is a fluid situation, plans and protocols for athletics and other extracurricular events may need to be adjusted. 


Contingency Plans

  • The contingency plans, as written, will remain flexible to allow for adaptability during changing conditions. Guidance from state and local health authorities will be monitored closely with steps taken as necessary to maintain safe conditions for students, teachers, staff, and the community as a whole. 
    • In the case of a school closure or if an individual must quarantine at home, students will log in to Google Classroom (3rd-12th) or SeeSaw (PK-2nd) on a school-provided device to complete assignments in a digital format while practicing distance learning. Teachers will maintain communication through a combination of Google Meet, e-mail, and phone calls to provide instruction and to monitor progress. Other programs, such as Exact Path, may be utilized to track student progress and to individualize instruction. Teachers, students, and parents will have the opportunity to practice digital learning at home during two practice distance learning days tentatively set for Wednesday, August 26 and Wednesday, September 16.

    • During a school closure or period of quarantine, teachers, administrators, and counselors will monitor student progress with students’ social/emotional needs in mind. Services will be provided as needed to ensure the well-being of all students.


Full-Time Virtual Option

  • Due to the COVID-19 Emergency, Sayre Schools will offer a full-time virtual option for schooling on a case by case basis. This option is for an individual student and is subject to approval by Sayre Schools Administration. An appeal process for any student who is denied will be available.

    • The virtual option for schooling will be for core subjects (English/Reading, Math, Social Studies, & Science) and other state requirements. Educational delivery will be through an online digital method, using the vendor Edgenuity. The student should be able to work through the program independently; however, a parent will need to monitor educational progress and assist as needed. A teacher will be assigned as a contact to help the student. 

    • Students choosing the virtual option will not participate in school-sponsored extracurricular activities.

    • If this option is selected, the student and parent must commit to a full semester of the virtual program. This will keep the student on pace despite a differing order of curriculum than what may occur in the traditional classroom. Students will have a one-week virtual trial period before being locked in for the semester.

    • Students may check-out a device from the school for use during virtual learning. The student will be responsible for returning the device in working condition, or they will be responsible for the damage. 

    • The virtual option must be deemed educationally appropriate by school personnel. If a student severely struggles in processing written material, for example, reading passages and learning independent of the classroom may not be appropriate.

    • If a family desires this option, please fill out an application form for each student. The online application is located on the school website: www.sayre.k12.ok.us  Someone at the school will contact you upon reviewing the application.