Allowable In-Person Activities

  • For the first quarter, remote interaction and meetings are always preferred and encouraged, with the exception of district sanctioned in-person activities (e.g. child care). During first quarter, schools/teams may consider outdoor interactions and limited 1:1 in-person indoor activities (outside of those that are sanctioned by the district) if there is a compelling reason to do so (e.g. the activity can’t be performed virtually, there is a need to build relationships in a way that can’t be done remotely, etc.). Interactions/meetings can be held outdoors, but the following guidance MUST be followed and shared with participating adults or parents/guardians of participating children:

    • Group size must be kept small and cannot exceed 10 participants
    • 6ft distance must be maintained between participants
    • Masks/face coverings must be worn by all participants
    • Materials cannot be shared
    • Participants must complete the health screening process prior to participating in the in-person activity. If they don’t, be prepared to take temperature and fill out form on arrival.
    • Schools/teams must track the activity, including documenting who participated in the activity
    • Participants should use hand sanitizer whenever possible for hand hygiene.
  • Can adults/teams have in-person meetings?

    • Remote supports are preferred and encouraged. 
    • Indoor meetings are not allowed.
    • Outdoor gatherings of staff can occur but must follow the guidance for outdoor interactions, outlined above.

  • Can schools provide child care beyond what is being organized by the District?

    No, child care can only be provided by Discovery Link and approved community-partners.

  • Can schools bring students together in parks or outdoor spaces to meet teachers and establish relationships?

    • Remote supports are preferred and encouraged. 
    • Brief outdoor gatherings of students (supervised by an adult) can occur to build connections and support the whole child but must follow the guidance for outdoor interactions, outlined above. (Please note that the District is not currently providing instruction, paraprofessional support, or IEP/504 services at parks or public outdoor spaces due to health/safety concerns.)

  • Can schools bring students in for small group support or for assessments?

    • Remote supports are preferred and encouraged. For guidance on remote assessments, please click here. Prior to considering in-person support, please leverage your OS to think through if this can be provided remotely. 
    • Small group support/interaction indoors is not allowed. 
    • If there is a compelling reason for in-person support (e.g. supporting students with testing or an evaluation), this can be done outdoors only and the participants must follow the guidance for outdoor interactions, outlined above.

  • Can schools bring students in for 1:1 support (e.g. tech training) or for assessments or evaluation?

    • Remote supports are preferred and encouraged. For guidance on remote assessments, please click here. Prior to considering in-person support, please leverage your OS to think through if this can be provided remotely. 
    • If there is a compelling reason for in-person support (e.g. supporting a student with testing), this should be done outdoors if possible and the student/teacher must follow the guidance for outdoor interactions, outlined above. 
    • If the activity can only be performed indoors, the following precautions must be taken:
      • Only 1:1 interaction allowable
      • 6ft distance must be maintained between participants; if maintaining 6 ft distance is not possible, use a physical barrier like Plexiglas or other additional precautions, such as adding a face shield in addition to a mask.
      • Masks/face coverings must be worn by all participants
      • Materials cannot be shared.
      • Participants must complete the health screening process prior to participating in the in-person activity. If they don’t, be prepared to take temperature and fill out form on arrival.
      • Schools/teams must track the activity, including documenting who participated in the activity. 
      • Student and staff should wash hands and use hand sanitizer. 
      • One parent or guardian can accompany the child as needed but must follow all health protocols outlined here.

  • Are socially distanced home visits allowable?

    • Remote parent/teacher home visits are preferred and encouraged. 
    • In-person indoor home visits are not allowed. 
    • Brief in-person outdoor home visits are allowed if they follow the guidance for outdoor interactions, outlined above.  (Please note that the District is not currently providing instruction, paraprofessional support, or IEP/504 services at the home due to health/safety concerns.)

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