CATALINA FOOTHILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT

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Mitigation Strategies

 

 

2021-2022
CFSD Mitigation Strategies

 

 

Athletic Activities CFSD follows mitigation protocols based on Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) guidelines. The high school will inform athletes of these protocols during each sport’s season.
Bell Schedule The school bell schedule will be communicated by your school prior to August 9, the first day of the school year.
Benchmarks CFSD follows the Arizona Department of Health Services dashboard as well as our own district data.
Classroom Materials and Textbooks CFSD allows shared materials, with hand hygiene mitigation in place.
Classroom Supplies Classrooms have soap and/or hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol, paper towels, tissues, and other cleaning supplies.
Cleaning and Disinfecting High touch point surfaces are disinfected daily.
Close Contacts

Any person who is in close contact with a person who tests positive for COVID-19 is subject to quarantine. The CDC defines close contact as being within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for more than 15 minutes during a 24-hour period. Fully- vaccinated persons are not subject to quarantine.

See the CFSD Isolation Decision Matrix for more information.

Closing & Reopening Schools The CFSD superintendent has the authority to determine school closure and reopening.  In the event of a school closure, staff and families will be notified via School Messenger (email), and all communication will be posted on school and district websites.
Community Schools Activities All activities will resume, including before- and after-school CARE, enrichment activities, outdoor camps, and more.
Events Student assemblies, special performances, school-wide parent meetings, spirit rallies, and other events are permitted, with site approval.
Facilities Rentals Rentals of school facilities will resume, with site approval.
Field Trips

Field trips may be permitted, with school-level approval (25 miles or less from the school) and CFSD Governing Board approval (more than 25 miles).

Food Service

Food service will return to pre-COVID-19 guidelines, per the Pima County Health Department (PCHD). Grab-and-go meal service will be discontinued. There are no restrictions on food preparation (outside of general PCHD food handling guidelines and safety), cafeteria service, paying for/scanning lunch cards, staff eating areas/breakrooms, staff potlucks, and high school lunches. (PCHD COVID-19 Recommendations for K-12 Schools for 2021/2022 School Year, July 2021.)

Hand Hygiene All elementary classrooms have sinks for handwashing, and all grade 6-12 classrooms have hand sanitizer.
Isolation Rooms

Symptomatic students will be isolated on campus. Symptoms may include: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and new loss of taste or smell. 

Parents/legal guardians are expected to pick up symptomatic students immediately. 

Lockers Where available, the use of lockers is permitted.
Masks Masks are optional. Each individual’s choice around mask-wearing will be respected.  Masks will be available for those students who forget to bring a mask to school but would like to wear one.
Outdoor Spaces Where appropriate, the use of outdoor learning spaces will be utilized.

Parent/Legal Guardian Conferences 

Remote or in-person conferences are available upon request. 

Physical Barriers Plexiglass barriers will remain in place in school offices and at other point-of-service areas.
Physical Distancing Physical distancing will be maintained, where feasible.
Positive COVID-19 Notifications

In the event of a close contact, schools notify parents/legal guardians and/or staff members of possible exposure and provide guidance on subsequent steps. 

Quarantine & Isolation

See the CFSD Isolation Decision Matrix for current quarantine and isolation procedures.

Recess School recess follows pre-COVID-19 procedures.
Remote Instruction CFSD schools are fully in-person.  Instruction is not offered remotely.
Self-Reporting

Students or staff who have symptoms of COVID-19, a positive test for COVID-19, or who were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days must notify their school’s administration. 

Student Pick-Up and  Drop-Off Schools will determine student drop-off and pick-up procedures.
Technology

Chromebooks will not be checked out to students for use at home. 

Devices are available to students while on campus, as needed. 

Students may bring personal devices to school according to the CFSD Bring Your Own Device policy. 

Testing (RAPID) for COVID Rapid (or point-of-care) tests are diagnostic tests performed at many pharmacies, health care providers, and other locations in our area. They provide results within minutes rather than hours. To schedule an appointment at a rapid testing facility, search online for Rapid COVID-19 Testing Near Me. In the event of COVID-19 exposure or COVID-like symptoms, a negative test result can reduce time away from school. 
Transportation

On school buses, windows will be open and students will be seated apart, where possible.

We will resume school-sponsored transportation for extracurricular activities, when necessary.

Vaccinated Staff and Students

Fully vaccinated staff and students must follow all mitigation strategies.
Symptomatic vaccinated staff and students still need to isolate. However, in the event of a close contact, staff and students do not need to quarantine.

Ventilation

CFSD ensures that ventilation systems provide sufficient indoor air quality for the current occupancy level for each space. CFSD uses portable HEPA filtration units (air scrubbers) in various locations on each campus.

Visitors Visitors are allowed on campus, with site approval.
Volunteers Volunteers are permitted on campus per the school’s request.
Water Fountains

Drinking fountains will be available for bottle refills only.

Students and staff are encouraged to bring their own water bottles.

 

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