Operational Blueprint For Reentry
2020-2021 School Year
St. John Bosco High School Program Information
Contact Person Barbara Hettwer
Phone Number 503-873-2282
Those who informed the plan:
Chris Clements, Board Chair
Kathleen Carlson, Principal
Vicia Adamson, Board Member, parent
Barbara Hettwer, Board Member, Registrar
Leah Brockman, Teacher
Patrick Ludwikoski, parent
Lisa Ludwikoski, parent
Jerry Owen, parent
Local Public Health Office:
Marion County Health and Human Services
3180 Center St. NE, Suite 2100 Salem, OR 97301
Person Designated to Establish, Implement and Enforce Physical Distancing Requirements:
Kathleen Carlson, principal
Effective Date: September 1, 2020
Private School, Rural, under 9 students
Effort to engage community in preparing for the 2020-21 School Year:
Meeting with parents, teachers, and Board members June 19, 2020
Instructional Model: On-site learning
1a Communicable Disease Management Plan for COVID-19
With small class sizes and large classrooms we can easily deal with social distancing on our 8 acre campus.
Kathleen Carlson will train some teachers in person and connect to others virtually to lower the amount of in-person contact. This will take place during school preparation week August 24-28.
Kathleen Carlson will notify the local public health authority of any confirmed cases among the students or staff.
Restrooms and touchpoints including doorknobs, desks, and chairs will be sanitized twice a day. The office will be cleaned at the end of each day. The staff room will be cleaned twice a day and only used for making copies. Students will bring their own lunch and eat at their desk/table.
We only have one cluster due to our small size. Any illness would be reported by Kathleen Carlson.
Kathleen Carlson will keep updated on LPHA protocols.
Kathleen Carlson will provide any necessary logs to LPHA.
Students, staff and any others will have their temperature taken upon entry or interviewed for symptoms. Only the main entry will be used and kept locked during the school day. Someone needing to enter must call the school number posted on the door and will be admitted if it is deemed necessary.
Any exposed person will not be allowed on campus. Any person who develops symptoms during the school day will be isolated in the small room near the front door until arrangements can be made for them to be taken home.
The teachers and principal will notify parents and Board Members by text or phone call of any confirmed cases and any exposure (closer than 6 feet for 15 minutes or longer).
Attendance will be carefully kept by each teacher.
This information is in the student’s Permanent Record File in the office. Most information is also readily available in the school directory. Students all arrive and leave at the same time. The exceptions are required to sign in or out with time noted.
Logs will be kept for 4 weeks by the teachers.
Others will not be allowed in the building. Many student drive themselves. Parents who drop off and pick up their child do so outside. Anyone who must enter the building will sign in and out just as students who arrive late or leave early.
Kathleen Carlson will consult with the LPHA in the event of a COVID-19 diagnosis.
In the event of an outbreak, the school will go online.
1b High Risk Populations
Since Saint John Bosco High School is a small, private high school, it does not serve medically fragile or high-risk students. We do not have a school nurse.
1c Physical Distancing
Each student will have 35 square feet of space as will the teachers. Each student will have their own table and chair.
During prayer time and lunch students will maintain physical distancing of 6 feet whenever possible.
We have no lines.
The schedule will be planned to minimize students changing classrooms. Lockers will be assigned with spacing in mind. We do not have enough students to crowd a hallway.
Each teacher will encourage and remind students to maintain physical distancing. Students who do not comply will be subjected to our standard disciplinary action: warning, reporting to parents, detention, probation, expulsion.
Staff meetings are for 2 or 3 people and can easily maintain social distance.
Our entire school is not over 100, and therefore is its own cohort. With only 5 students (as of September 5) and 2 teachers, the school structure easily facilitates a single, stable cohort
1e Public Health Communication
At the staff meeting each week, teachers will discuss infection control measures.
Those who have come into close contact with a confirmed case (6 feet for 15 minutes or longer) will be texted or phoned.
Our school community will be emailed and texted if a new case of COVID-19 is diagnosed. In our Friday notes we will notify families of our response to a COVID-19 case.
All our families speak English.
1f Entry and Screening
Doors to the school will remain locked during the school day. Visitors must call the school phone which is posted on the door to gain entry. No social visitors will be allowed, only necessary parents or aids. Doors can all be opened from the inside in case of fire or other emergency.
All students, staff and guests will enter through the main door facing East.
A sign will be posted at the school exterior entrance requiring face coverings. A health-check questionnaire will also be posted on the school exterior entrance.
We will direct students and staff to stay home if they, or anyone in their homes or community living spaces, have COVID-19 symptoms, or if anyone in their home or community living spaces has COVID-19. This will be accomplished in-person during the daily health checks, online on the school website, and weekly in the “Friday Notes” (a weekly school-home communication email)
Primary symptoms of concern: cough, fever (temperature greater than 100.4°F) or chills, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing.
Muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, nasal congestion, and runny nose are also symptoms often associated with COVID-19.
In addition to COVID-19 symptoms, students will be excluded from school for signs of other infectious diseases.
Emergency signs that require immediate medical attention:
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion or inability to awaken
Bluish lips or face (lighter skin); grayish lips or face (darker skin)
Other severe symptoms
Each person entering the building will be screened for symptoms. Anyone displaying symptoms will be sent home as soon as possible and wait in the quarantine room near the front door.
We will follow LPHA advice on restricting from school any student or staff known to have been exposed.
Signs will be posted at the school exterior entrance requiring masks. A health-check questionnaire will also be posted on the school exterior entrance.
We will restrict all visitors. The door will be locked and they must call the school phone to gain entry if they are necessary and do not have a fever or symptoms.
All visitors will be screened by a temperature check and symptom questions. No visitor who has been exposed to COVID-19 will be admitted.
All visitors must sign in and out noting the time and contact information.
All visitors will wash or sanitize their hands upon entry.
Visitors/volunteers must maintain six-foot distancing, wear face coverings, and adhere to all other safety provisions.
1f Face Coverings
When working in a room with others, staff will wear face coverings or face shields
Face coverings or face shields will be worn by students when enclosed indoors.
A student who needs to remove his/her face covering will be provided a space away from others for a 15 minute sensory break.
Students will not be discriminated against or disciplined for an inability to safely wear a face covering during the school day.
If any student requires an accommodation to meet the requirement for face coverings, the student’s proximity to other students and staff will be limited to the extent possible to minimize the possibility of exposure.
For students with existing medical conditions and a physician’s orders to not wear face coverings, or other health related concerns, we will not deny any in-person instruction.
We do not have any IEP students.
If any staff member requires an accommodation to meet the requirement for face coverings, the staff member’s proximity to students and other staff will be limited to the extent possible to minimize the possibility of exposure.
1i Isolation and Quarantine
Students or staff arriving with a fever or symptoms will be sent home. If transportation is not immediately available, they will wait in the quarantine room near the front door.
Recommended protocols for screening will be followed as listed above.
Students or staff who develop a fever or symptoms will be sent home. They may wait in the quarantine room near the front door.
After removing PPE, hands will be immediately cleaned with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or approved hand sanitizer.
Staff and students who are ill must stay home from school and must be sent home if they become ill at school, particularly if they have COVID-19 symptoms.
When enrolling a student from another school, we will request documentation from the prior school within 10 days of enrollment per OAR 581-021-0255 to make all parties aware of the transfer. After receiving documentation from another school that a student has enrolled, drop that student from your roll.
Attendance will be taken at least once for each scheduled class each day for all students enrolled in school.
Students and staff will refrain from sharing devices whenever possible. The school phone will be sanitized after each person if done with its use.
2d Special School Functions
Handwashing: All people on campus will be advised and encouraged to wash their hands frequently.
Events: School events and field trips will follow careful social distancing guidelines.
Transitions/Hallways: Transition times will be monitored to maintain social distancing.
Personal Property: Each student will keep their personal property in their locker or at their desk/table.
2e Arrival and Dismissal
Physical distancing, square footage, and cleaning requirements will be maintained during arrival and dismissal procedures.
Any late arrivals or early departures must sign in or out with time noted. There will be a container of “clean” pens and one of “used” pens for signing or students may use their own.
Classes will be held outdoors with social distancing weather permitting.
Seating: Students will each have their own table.
Materials: There will no sharing of materials. Hand sanitizer and tissue will be provided.
Handwashing: Students will be reminded with signage and regular verbal reminders from staff of the utmost importance of hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette. Respiratory etiquette means covering coughs and sneezes with an elbow or a tissue. Tissues should be disposed of in a garbage can, then hands washed or washed or sanitized immediately.
2g Breaks and Restrooms
After using the restroom students will wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
We have no outdoor equipment except one picnic table which will be sanitized after each use.
Each student and teacher will bring their own lunch.
Students must wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an approved sanitizer before and after meals.
All meal items will be taken home to be cleaned there.
Students will eat at their own assigned table in their classroom.
A staff member will meet and greet at the entrance and screen students upon arrival and check for face coverings.
Transportation for each student is either parent drop-off or teenage student drivers. SJBHS does not have bus service.
2j Cleaning, Disinfection, and Ventilation
To reduce the risk of asthma, disinfectant products will be chosen that are on the EPA List N with asthma-safer ingredients (e.g. hydrogen peroxide, citric acid, or lactic acid) and products avoided that mix these with asthma-causing ingredients like peroxyacetic acid, sodium hypochlorite (bleach), or quaternary ammonium compounds.
Whenever possible we will increase ventilation by opening windows and doors before students arrive and after students leave, and while students are present.
2k Health Services
Sick students will be isolated in the small, but comfortable room near the main front entrance.
2m Emergency Procedures and Drills
In accordance with ORS 336.071 and OAR 581-022-2225 Students will be instructed in emergency procedures and participate in regular practice drills so that students and staff can respond to emergencies.
Due to our small size, drills can be conducted without compromising physical distancing except for brief moments in the hallway.
Students will wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an approved hand sanitizer.
3a Prevention and Planning
We will continue to monitor LPHA to follow current transmission levels.
In the event of a positive student or staff COVID-19 test, staff will follow guidelines and protocols found in:
We will remain ready to implement Comprehensive Distance Learning.
3c Recovery and Re-entry
We will clean, sanitize, and disinfect surfaces (e.g., door handles, sink handles, drinking fountains) and follow CDC guidance for classrooms and restrooms.