HEALTH AND SAFETY

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.

Sanitation and Cleaning

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

  • 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 should be provided by the parent.

  • 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 including classrooms, preschool, offices, restrooms, stairways and railings, doors, light switches, water dispensers, and any other high touch equipment.

Mask Policies

  • 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.

  • By state and county order, barrier masks are required in public places. 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 of 10 masks per student by the parent is recommended.  Masks may not have writing on them.

 

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. 

  • Any adult visitor will be screened and recorded.  After screening is cleared, 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.

 

Screening for Faculty and Staff 

  • All faculty and staff upon entering the building each day will be given screening questions. 

Close Contact

  • Anyone is considered in close contact if they are within 6 feet of the COVID-19 positive case for 10 minutes or more or if they have exposure to excretions.

  • 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 exclusions 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 WyCo Health Department to assess for close contacts among students and staff to inform those who will need to quarantine for the mandatory 14 day period.

  • 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

  • Students and staff will be excluded from school if exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 if there is no other explanation for the symptoms.

  • Once reported, the individual will be sent home immediately.

  • Students and staff need to stay home and quarantine for the period as prescribed by WyCo Health Department.

 

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

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  • RCS App

Resurrection Catholic School 

Growing in Faith, Knowledge, and Service

425 North 15th Street

 Kansas City, KS 66102

913-371-8101

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