East Knox COVID-19 Protocols



Dear Parents, Students and Community Members,
Please be advised that East Knox staff members continue to observe COVID-19 protocols that were originally established at the start of the 2020-2021 school year and re-established effective August 20th. Protocols that remain in place include, but are not limited to:
1. Parents of students attending school should supply their student(s) with a minimum of two masks/facial coverings per school day. The decision for reusable versus disposable masks/facial coverings is each parent’s decision.
2. Students in Grades K-12 are required to wear a mask/facial covering at all times while riding a bus.
3. Parents who drop off their student(s) at school should ensure the student(s) is wearing a mask/facial covering upon exiting the vehicle.
4. Students in Grades K-12 and all adults are required to wear a mask/facial covering when entering and/or exiting a school building. Teachers and/or Principals may allow students to remove their masks/facial coverings when social distancing of 3’-6’ separation can be maintained especially during classroom time.
5. Masks/facial coverings are not required inside of buildings when a person is seated and a minimum of 6 feet separation can be maintained.
6. Mask breaks are provided as needed when students are settled into their classroom seats at each teacher’s discretion.
7. Parents/students and staff members need to continue conducting health/safety checks every day before coming to school. Students and/or staff members who have a temperature at or above 100.4 degrees or exhibit signs of illness (cough, sore throat, body aches, etc.) should stay at home.
8. Students may be subject to a temperature check upon entering a bus and/or school building. Students who have a temperature at or above 100.4 or exhibit signs of illness anytime during the school day will be dismissed and should be picked up immediately. Note: Please do not have your child go to school and “try” if he/she is feeling ill.
9. Staff members may be subject to a temperature check upon entering a school building. Staff members who have a temperature at or above 100.4 or exhibit signs of illness anytime during the school day will be dismissed as soon as practical.
10. Hand sanitizer should be available in high traffic areas including, but not limited to, building entrances, classrooms, cafeterias, and school buses. Everyone should wash hands and/or use hand sanitizer when entering a building periodically throughout the day.
11. Restrooms are sanitized after Elementary recesses and Junior/Senior High lunches using approved disinfectants and/or wipes labeled and/or approved for use against COVID-19.
12. Buses are sanitized after morning and evening routes using approved disinfectants and/or wipes labeled and/or approved for use against COVID-19.
13. Recess equipment is washed and/or sanitized using approved disinfectants and/or wipes labeled and/or approved for use against COVID-19 after recess periods.
14. Meals are served in the cafeteria whenever possible with 3 feet minimum separation. Cafeteria tables are washed and/or sanitized using approved disinfectants and/or wipes labeled and/or approved for use against COVID-19 after each lunch period.
15. Classroom table surfaces are washed and/or sanitized using approved disinfectants and/or wipes labeled and/or approved for use against COVID-19 during the school day when possible if students are not present in the classroom and at the end of each school day.
As always, the Administration continues to monitor and make adjustments as needed to enhance the possibilities of students continuing in-class instruction.
I hope you have a great Labor Day weekend!
Sincerely,
Steve Larcomb, Supt.

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