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KSD Safe Start Phases

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Health and Safety
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Meals
Transportation
Childcare
COVID-19


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How-To Videos

Teachers from around the district have created short how-to videos translated into Spanish, Arabic, Karen, Burmese and Somali to help students and families transition to remote learning. More videos will be added so check back often. Find support on these topics:

  • Google Classroom
  • Google Apps
  • PowerSchool
  • Other Apps Students Will Use
  • COVID-19 Safety
  • Social Emotional Well-Being
  • Tips for Learning At Home
  • Tips for Specific Content Areas

View the How-To Video Page

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TechnologyTechnology

CHROMEBOOKS

Grades 3-12: Students who currently do not have a Chromebook checked out have the opportunity to have one checked out to them. We recommend that each student in grades 3-12 get a Chromebook to ensure that it is compatible with district learning and testing tools.

If you still need a Chromebook, please contact the Help Desk at help@ksd.org or (509) 222-5555.

Grades K-2: The district has ordered iPads for students in grade K-2 for remote learning. Due to demand, we do not expect to receive the iPads until November or later. 

More about student technology responsibilities, parent/guardian responsibilities, Chromebook maintenace fees, etc. may be found here.

PLATFORMS AND TECHNOLOGY TOOLS

Platforms where students will launch all learning activities:

  • Google Classroom (3-12)
  • Seesaw (K-2)
  • Google Drive
  • Google App Suite
  • Zoom
  • Screencastify (3-12)
  • PowerSchool for Parents and Students - Student Information System (SIS) where parents and students can access grades, discipline records, attendance, etc.:

INTERNET ACCESS

If a student does not have internet access at home, the district may be able to help by providing a hot spot or other solution. For assistance, please fill out the following form and submit it to our technology department:

Get help with internet access (English)

Get help with internet access (Spanish)

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Health and Safety

IMMUNIZATIONS

All students, including students enrolled in the KSD Online Learning Academy, must have updated immunizations to enroll in school. Make sure that your student's immunizations are updated. Required Vaccinations 

DAILY SCREENINGS

Parents or guardians should screen for symptoms prior to sending students to a school building. Any person, including parents, students and staff, entering a district facility will have to attest that they do not have symptoms of COVID-19 and have not been knowingly exposed to COVID-19.

School sites will have designated isolation areas for possible cases and will follow their existing isolation plan when situations arise.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

Per OSPI’s Reopening Washington Schools: Safety and Health Requirements, the district will limit capacity and implement protocols to maintain a minimum separation as recommended by state and county health departments between all employees, students, and others to the maximum extent feasible. Building-specific strategies to increase physical distancing may include:

  • Rearranging desks/tables to maximize the space between students
  • Keeping students in cohorts/clusters to the maximum extent possible
  • Reducing the number of students in hallways/restrooms and locker rooms at any time
  • Limiting access to only essential visitors or volunteers
  • Reducing congestion in office areas
  • Limiting building use outside of school hours to approved district activities
HANDWASHING AND HYGIENE 

Students will be encouraged to wash their hands frequently, avoid touching their face and eyes and use hand sanitizer when hand washing is not possible. 

FACE COVERINGS AND MASKS

Face coverings are now part of the district’s dress code. Students are to come to school with the appropriate face covering daily and be expected to wear the covering while engaged in learning and while walking in the halls. Face coverings will be provided by the district to students in the event their face covering is soiled, lost or damaged. With proper distancing, face coverings may be removed for meals and for outdoor recess.

Face shields or other alternatives will be provided to students who are unable to wear a mask because the individual has a medical condition or disability that makes wearing a facial covering inappropriate or because the individual is hearing impaired or is communicating with someone who relies on language cues such as facial markers and expression and mouth movements as a part of communication.

Note that these protocols may change as public health guidance continues to evolve.

SUSPECTED OR CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19

The district will follow the guidance of the Benton-Franklin County Health Department for suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19. This includes when staff and students should be removed and when they can return to school. Students and staff will be isolated immediately if they develop signs of the virus. Quarantine protocols will follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Washington Department of Health recommendations.

In the event of a school-wide outbreak as defined by the Health Department, the individual school will switch to remote learning upon the direction of the Health Department. 

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Sanitation, Cleaning & Disinfection

DAILY PROTOCOLS 

All classrooms will be provided with disinfecting wipes that have been approved by the EPA for effectiveness and low toxicity. Additional disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer will be made available in key administrative areas. Hand sanitizer stations will be available in common areas in all buildings.

Ventilation will be increased by maximizing the amount of fresh/outside air brought into each building. Filters will be changed on a frequent basis and immediately in the space of a probable COVID-19 case.

Cleaning and disinfection protocols for a probable case of COVID-19 will comply with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. Access to areas visited by a probable case of COVID-19 will be restricted until cleaning and disinfection is completed.

INTERIOR BUS SANITATION 

Seats, seat backs and all high-touch surfaces will be wiped down and electrostatically sprayed by transportation staff at drop-off points if the bus is not returning to the bus garage. Buses returning to the bus garage will be electrostatically sprayed.

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MealsMeals

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TransportationTransportation

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ChildcareChildcare

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CovidCOVID-19

SYMPTOMS AND TESTING 

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

If you or your child are experiencing these symptoms, call your primary care provider for testing. If you do not have a primary care provider you can go to a walk in clinic. Under state and federal law, all COVID-19 testing should be free for anyone. 

COVID-19 Testing Sites in Benton and Franklin counties: https://bit.ly/2Yy09jx

RESOURCES

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus Crisis

Talking to Your Children About School Closures

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus

Showing Up for Our Kids During the Outbreak

PUBLIC AGENCIES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Washington State Department of Health

Benton-Franklin Health District

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