Who receives exclusion/isolation education?
- A child who tests positive for COVID or
- A child who is a close contact to a diagnosed COVID case
We will treat all other absences as a typical absence/illness, and students can access work through Seesaw (Kindergarten-2nd and Schoology (3rd-8th). Teachers might also leave work for families to pick up in the school office if needed.
What is exclusion/isolation education? How does it work?
Students with a confirmed exclusion or isolation status will stream into their class(es) to listen to direct instruction in English Language Arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and class meetings/advisory. Students will receive a Zoom link and times to log in for the direct instruction portion of these core content areas via Seesaw (Kindergarten through second grade) or Schoology (third through eighth grade). Teachers will have one full school day to prepare any needed material and establish and communicate the Zoom link to the student. We strongly recommend students keep their cameras on throughout the Zoom sessions. Teachers may assign independent work for students to complete following the direct instruction. Encore/special area teachers might message students through Seesaw (Kindergarten through second grade) or Schoology (third through eighth grade) with work students should complete while they are out if they are well enough to participate in learning.
Teachers in grades K-2 will share their Zoom information and independent work with the student through Seesaw. Teachers in grades 3-8 will share their Zoom information and independent work through Schoology. Sharing the zoom information this way allows students to connect and complete work independent of their families.
Students/Families in grades K-2 can reach out to their teachers to ask questions about their work by posting their questions in their Seesaw journal. Students/Families in grades 3-8 can reach out to their teachers with any questions about their work through Schoology. Families may also use email to communicate questions.
When does exclusion/isolation education begin for a student?
Teachers will have one full school day from the nurse's original notification to the family and building health care team to prepare for the student's exclusion/isolation education.
Why this plan?
This plan provides students with access to continuity of education. Much like the students sitting in the room, the student receiving exclusion/isolation education can listen to the direct instruction of the core content. Furthermore, much like the students sitting in the room, the student receiving exclusion/isolation education can complete independent work (off Zoom) following the direct instruction.