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COVID-19 Information and Policies

Health Services: Our team is working closely with the Wyandotte County Health Department to ensure our school follows the health protocols related to COVID-19. We are designating spaces in our school to care for students with routine health needs as well as separate space to care for students/staff who are ill. Preventative measures that are in place at Resurrection include the following:

  • Hand sanitizer: Hand sanitizer will be in each classroom and in various locations throughout the building for use by students and staff several times daily.

  • School cleaning: In addition to the regular cleaning of the building each night, those who clean the school will use electrostatic mister and CDC approved chemicals to disinfect the building. We will treat all areas after cleaning including classrooms, preschool, offices, restrooms, stairwells and railings, doors, light switches, water dispensers and any other high touch equipment.

  • Masks: All faculty, staff, and students inside the building must wear masks. Students and adults will be taught the proper way to wear masks over mouth and nose. Masks are not required while eating or drinking.  When social distancing can be practiced, students and staff may be allowed to remove their masks for a short time. Parents are responsible for providing a clean mask for their child each day.  It is recommended that the student has an extra mask in their backpack for emergencies (sneezing, dropping, etc.).  Purchasing 10 masks per student by the parent is recommended.  Masks may not have writing on them. 

  • Limiting visitors: Any visitors/parents to the building will be limited to those who must enter.  Most parents will communicate with the office through the intercom system.  There will be no formal screening, but they will be required to wear masks and their movement in hallways and classrooms will be restricted in order that they have little or no contact with students.

  • Water fountains: All water fountain spouts will be out of use. Water bottle fillers will be available.  Students will need to drink water throughout the day. Reusable water bottles will be provided by the parent.

  • Modified spacing and in-person attendance at Church/Mass: We are working with our priests at this time for best practices on attending Mass and receiving the sacraments. While we are planning for the return of weekly Wednesday Mass, we could modify spacing and classes who attend in church in order to meet spacing concerns. Mask usage will continue in Mass as well.

  • Distancing and planned transitions: Students should aim pass on the right side of the hallway, walking three feet apart. Students will be instructed by teachers on maintaining proper social distance in hallways in order to keep everyone safe.

  • Classroom spacing: Students will follow spacing guidelines as set by the teacher. Students will have their own set of pencils, pens, and other supplies and sharing will not be allowed. Art, music, technology, makerspace, and P.E. teachers will return to their classrooms, but mask usage and social distancing will be enforced to ensure safety. Teachers will have been trained on dismissal and transition policies, and it will be important for students to follow those teacher guidelines.  For Middle School, lockers will not be utilized, and only transitions will occur between classes, which will be carefully monitored and organized.

  • Modified lunch routine: Breakfast will be served as a take and go and will be eaten in classrooms. School lunch will be in the cafeteria, but strict spacing in transitions, lines, and seating will be enforced to ensure safety.  School lunches will continue to be available for purchase.

  • Limited bathroom occupants: Only 3 students will be allowed at one time in the restroom keeping their three feet distances. Hands must be washed before returning to class.

  • Recess equipment: All equipment will be sanitized daily. Students should wash hands before and after contact with any equipment.

  • Breaks: More frequent but shorter breaks to be taken indoors and outdoors, especially with how little movement students will be allowed in the building. 

  • Staggered dismissal times: Students will have a staggered dismissal time. Parents are strongly discouraged from picking up their child before these designated times due to the congestion it causes and interaction with the office staff.  If your child has an appointment right after school, please pick them up by 3:00 or wait until their designated dismissal time. 

    • 3:30 - Preschool

    • 3:35 - K, 1

    • 3:37 - 2nd, 3rd

    • 3:39 - 4th, 5th

    • 3:41 - 6th

    • 3:43 - 7th

    • 3:45 - 8th

Parents/Visitors

Due to lingering concerns from the recent COVID pandemic, parents and visitors will be strictly limited. All parents/guardians and visitors are required to report to the school office using the intercom system.  For the safety and security of the children, all doors are kept locked and students are instructed not to open the doors for anyone.

 

Close Contact

Anyone is considered in close contact if they are within 6 feet of the COVID-19 positive case for 15 minutes or more or if they have exposure to secretions. We will assist in notifying individuals if they are a close contact to a known case. Close contacts must remain in quarantine until they have met criteria for release from quarantine as set by WyCo Health Department for schools. 

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in School

When there is a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in the school building, the school will notify the WyCo Health Department and will assist in contact tracing. This may lead to the exclusion of students from school.  This could be one student, a cohort, a classroom or the entire school. Any exclusions or closures will be made through the recommendation of WyCo Health Department who look at factors such as likelihood of exposure to employees and students in the building and will determine when reopening should occur.

  • We will work with the health department to inform those who will need to quarantine for the mandatory 14 days after last close contact with the infected individual.

  • We will contact families and employees if exposed.

  • Names of individuals who test positive will not be shared in any communication to the at-large school community.
     

Exclusion from School:

It will be important for parents to screen their children daily for COVID symptoms (listed below) before they send them school. Do not send students to school if they exhibit any of the following symptoms:

 Current known symptoms are:

  • Fever (100 or higher)

  • Chills

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Rigors (sudden feeling of cold with shivering)

  • Fatigue

  • Headache

  • Sore Throat

  • Lower respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing)

  • Diarrhea

  • Loss of taste or smell

Students who start to experience symptoms during the day will be referred to the school nurse, who will call their parent/guardian to come pick them up immediately. They will be kept isolated from other students and the nurse will wear appropriate PPE.  If appropriate, the child will be referred for COVID-19 testing at the WyCo Health Department or their healthcare provider. While awaiting test results, they should isolate at home as much as possible. If negative, the student should return to school after their symptoms resolve. If positive, they should stay isolated for 10 days past the onset of symptoms or until they are fever free for 72 hours without fever-reducing medication (i.e.Tylenol or ibuprofen) whichever is longer.

Employees who start to experience symptoms during the day will be referred to the school nurse, who will refer them for COVID-19 testing at the WyCo Health Department or their healthcare provider. While awaiting test results, the employee must isolate at home. If negative, the employee should return to work after their symptoms resolve.  If positive, they should stay isolated for 10 days past the onset of symptoms or until they are fever free for 72 hours, whichever is longer.

Students and staff will also be excluded from school for 14 days after travel to cities, states, or countries who are on the no travel list provided by KDHEKS. This list changes regularly so please check with the school before traveling out of Kansas.

Resurrection Catholic School 

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at the Cathedral

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