Summary of CCTI 2020-21 Reopening Plans. 7/30/2020
Summary of CCTI 2020-21 Reopening Plans.
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The CCTI reopening plan was approved on July 29th.
The reopening model will be a blended opening which entails half of the students attending every day (Two-Day Rotation on an A/B schedule). Your student will be attending CCTI every other day and never on a Friday. When the students are in attendance they will spend a full day in their technical course and have the flexibility to receive some academic support if needed. All academic courses will be delivered through distance learning. When a student is not in the building, he/she will be receiving academic instruction through distance learning.
Academic instructors will be in the school building using cameras and other technologies to deliver their live synchronous lessons to the students who are at home. Since the academic instructors will be in their classrooms, there will be opportunities for them to provide academic support (tutoring and small group instruction) to the students who are also in the building on any given day. Some “after school” extra help/tutoring through distance learning will also be available one or two days a week from 2:15-3:30.
*Additional schedule information and a video explaining the A/B schedule will be released in a few days*
First Week Schedule– The start of school will be September 8 for 9th grade students only. New sophomores, new juniors, and new seniors only will report to school on September 9th. On September 10th all returning students only will report to school (these are students who attended CCTI during the 2019-20 school year). All students will be home doing distance learning on Friday, September 11th.
*The video mentioned above will further explain how the schedule will proceed after September 11th*
Transportation –Arrival at CCTI 7:30-7:45. Dismissal 2:04. Lehighton students may be arriving closer to 8:00 a.m. Your district’s transportation departments will provide you pick-up and drop-off information. Contact them if you have questions. CCTI does not provide transportation. All individuals on buses/vans will be required to wear masks/shields. There will likely be a maximum of 2 per seat. Board and exit bus in an orderly fashion maintaining 3-6 ft. distancing.
Lunch– Lunch will be served in the classrooms from approximately 10:30-11:30 a.m. Lunch prices $2.60 Reduced .40
Hall movement– Hall movement and crowding in congregate areas will be greatly reduced by utilizing the two-day rotation schedule. Masks/shields must be worn. 3-6 foot distancing must be maintained.
Driving-Students with passes are permitted to drive to school. Passes have been issued. We will alert the student body when/if additional passes become available. Parent transportation is encouraged.
Masks/Face shields– CCTI will comply with the Governor’s Order Requiring Universal Face Coverings announced July 1, 2020 that designates that all staff and students will be required to wear a face mask or shield in all public areas in the school with the following exceptions: eating or drinking when space at least 6 feet apart; seated at desks or assigned work spaces at least 6 feet apart; or engaged in any activity at least 6 feet apart (ex. face-covering breaks, etc.). Masks/shields may not display messages, slogans, or anything that violates dress policy.
Availability of extra masks/shields-CCTI will attempt to supply masks/face shields to students who do not have them on a particular day for whatever reason. However, there is no guarantee we will always be able to supply them. Be sure to have masks/shields for your student (s).
Staff masks-All staff will be required to wear masks/face shields in accordance with the Governor’s Order.
Hand sanitizer/clean in/clean out-Students will be encouraged to wash/sanitize hands upon entering/exiting rooms (classrooms, bathrooms, etc.). Sanitizing stations will be prominently located throughout the building.
Overall Disinfecting/ventilation– Building sanitization done by the full maintenance staff has been ongoing since 6/15. We will use a CDC approved disinfectant on all high touch areas daily. Throughout the day ,operations and maintenance staff will use approved disinfectant and a cleaning process that ensures proper dwell time, cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces and horizontal surfaces, focusing on common gathering and public areas. Instructors/staff will wipe down desks/equipment/devices/tools with disinfectant as needed. Bathrooms and water fountains will be disinfected periodically throughout the day. Disposable cups will be required to be used at all water fountains.
Ventilation: On a continuous basis we bring in a minimum of 10% outside air to our building (former ASHREA recommendation). We are working on the new/latest ASHRAE recommendations prompted by the COVID 19 outbreak by bringing in the “maximum amount of outside air“ allowable by system design. We’ve accomplished this by instituting an automatic scheduled daily building flush. This brings in 100% outside air to the building overnight on each weekday. We will also complete unscheduled “manual” building purges when we have any confirmed case of COVID 19.
Tools/materials/computers-will be sanitized between usage. Sharing these items will be discouraged and we will make efforts to organize instruction to eliminate or drastically reduce sharing. We have purchased many new chromebooks in an effort to limit sharing. We will supply Chromebooks and “hotspots” for those who need them.
Students will be permitted to bring their own laptops, Chromebooks. IPads, etc. for classroom use as needed. Students must follow “Bring your own Device” guidelines presented by the principal and director of technology.
Quarantining in school/transportation home– Staff and students with COVID-19 symptoms (such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath) at school should go home or to a healthcare facility depending on how severe their symptoms are, and follow CDC guidance for caring for oneself and others who are sick. Isolation rooms/areas will be established these students or staff members. Our school nurse will refer to Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions when caring for sick people.
We will establish procedures for safely transporting anyone who is sick to their home or to a healthcare facility. These procedures will include contacting families to provide transportation and/or using school transportation. If we are calling an ambulance or bringing someone to the hospital, we will try to call first to alert them that the person may have COVID-19.
Self-check– Students and staff with COVID-19 symptoms(fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, body/muscle pains/aches, headache, diarrhea, loss of appetite, loss of sense of smell/taste, repeated shaking with chills) or are asked not to report to school/work. Staff is required to notify a supervisor if they are experiencing symptoms and/or has come in contact with someone with COVID-19. Staff and students will be asked to complete self-checks (using a standard checklist) before arriving at school. We are currently developing the procedures and checklist. We will send them to you when they are finished.
Stay home or leave school if you have:
|Infectious Disease Symptoms
|· Fever or fever-like symptoms
o Temperature above 100 F or with or without the presentation of fatigue/body aches/chills/rigors
· Respiratory symptoms
o Cough, congestion, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath not appeared to be related to allergies or asthma
· Gastrointestinal symptoms
o Diarrhea, vomiting or severe nausea
· New unexplained loss of taste or smell
· Student reported or has been notified that they have been in close contact with a positive Covid-19 case
Confirmed non-COVID viral infectious disease
o Ex: flu or rhinovirus
· Contagious infections requiring antibiotic treatment
o Strep throat or pink eye
· Undiagnosed, new, and or untreated skin rash or condition
Visitors- For the most part, visitors will not be allowed. Parents and others will be encouraged to utilize electronic communications in lieu of face to face meetings. When/if visitors are allowed they must contact the school prior to arriving to seek permission ,wear face masks/shields, answer a COVID19 questionnaire, and maintain distancing.
Alerts/Communication– We will utilize the SchoolMessenger system, e-mails, website, individual phone calls as our main sources of communication. It is imperative that your e-mail addresses and phone numbers are up to date and accurate.
Temporary closings/shutdowns– Department of Health (DOH) or county and municipal health departments (CMHDs) staff will notify the school entity immediately upon learning that a person with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 was present at the school or a school event while infectious. DOH or CMHD staff will assist the school with risk assessment, isolation and quarantine recommendations, closure recommendations, and other infection control recommendations. Schools should take every measure to maintain the confidentiality of the affected individual.