SCS

SCHOOLCRAFT COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
2021/2022 HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Instructional Format

Schoolcraft Y5-12th grade students have the option (by semester) to enroll in Face-To-Face instruction or Virtual (Lincoln Learning).

Athletics - MHSAA Guidelines will be followed

MHSAA guidelines will be followed.

Athletic testing will not be required unless mandated by a local or state agency and/or a sanctioning body.

Cleaning & Disinfecting

The district will follow regular cleaning and disinfection procedures.  Additional cleaning and disinfecting procedures may be implemented.  

COVID Testing

COVID testing of students or staff will not be required unless mandated by a local or state agency and/or a sanctioning body.

Extracurriculars & Field Trips

Extracurricular activities may occur as scheduled

Face Covering (Masks)

Staff, students, volunteers, and visitors are recommended to wear face masks for unvaccinated and/or immunocompromised individuals.

No masks required outdoors for any age group. 

*All Students and staff in grades Y5-6TH are required to wear masks per the KCHSD ORDER. 

Isolation and Quarantine (Staff & Students)

SCS will work with KCHD & KRESA to support robust case investigation and contact tracing.  Additionally, SCS will provide educational support for students and families who are impacted by isolation and quarantine.  

Isolation and quarantine will adhere to local public health requirements and operating procedures.  Close contact identification will be supported by the school for classroom and athletic-based close contact identification.

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COVID-19 Contact Tracing for Students                                   

  • “Close contact” for students in a classroom setting means being within 3 feet of someone who is a COVID-19 positive case for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. 

  • “Close contact” also means engaging in sport activities with unavoidable frequent physical contact for a total time of 15 minutes with someone who is identified as a COVID-19 positive case. 

  • “Close contact” also means within 3 of a COVID-19 positive case, but the exposed student was NOT engaged in consistent and correct use of a well-fitting mask or is not vaccinated.

  • If in contact with a student with COVID-like symptoms and within 3 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, parents will be contacted for monitoring purposes.

Quarantine 

Unvaccinated students who have a known exposure (close contact) to a person with COVID-19 should stay home for 10 days. Updated CDC guidance now recommends fully vaccinated individuals get tested 3-5 days after exposure to COVID-19. However, fully vaccinated individuals or people who were previously diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 3 months, do not need to quarantine after an exposure occurs, but should isolate and get tested if COVID-19 symptoms emerge thereafter.

Gatherings and Facility Use

No restrictions on gatherings or use of outdoor facilities.  All indoor facility inquiries are to be directed to the admin office at 269-488-7350.

Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette

Hand Hygiene/Hand Sanitation and Respiratory Etiquette are expected, and additional opportunities for proper hand washing will be available throughout the day. Hand sanitizing will be encouraged when students leave or enter the classroom and other designated areas. 

Visitors

District and building offices will be open for normal school business.  Prioritize visits to minimize office visitor traffic.   Additional health and safety protocols may be put in place.  Symptom free visitors and guests are allowed in buildings.

Remote/Virtual Learning

Students in quarantine will continue to be provided learning materials, SeeSaw and/or Google Classroom posts and content. 

Student Health Screening

Parents/guardians should conduct a daily student wellness check prior to sending student to school.  

DO NOT SEND STUDENTS TO SCHOOL IF THEY (or anyone in their house) ARE SICK.  

Student Illness

Parents/Guardians are not to send children to school who are ill.

Students exhibiting the following symptoms shall remain home or excluded from school until the student is symptom free for 24 hours without the aid of medication.

  • Fever (temp over 100.4) or feeling feverish/chills

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Runny or stuffy nose (congestion)

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headaches

  • Fatigue (tiredness)

  • Vomiting and diarrhea

Students exhibiting the following symptoms which are strong indicators of COVID-19 shall remain home or excluded from school for 10 days unless a negative COVID-19 test result or a doctor’s note stating the student may return to school is provided to school authorities.

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • New loss of taste or smell

Transportation

Normal Transportation Operations.  Additional health and safety protocols will be put in place.  Additional cleaning and disinfecting procedures will be implemented. 

*Adhere to CDC order for facemask requirements

Please call 269-488-7395