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We have returned to campus for a complete and active school year…2021–2022

For the entire 2020-21 school year,extensive physical and procedural protocols were successful in preventing the spread of COVID-19 on our campus. With modifications implemented after careful study of Public Health and CDC guidelines, Evans students not only learned, but thrived, as they interacted on a daily basis with classmates and teachers. Our continued concern remains for our parents who have entrusted us with the welfare, care and education of their children. Modifications to the campus and physical plant have been made, as well as strong requirements for student and staff as we adhere to County Public Health guidance. We are requiring all teachers and staff to be fully vaccinated. We are prepared to safely welcome students back to campus. As we now begin our Fall Semester,we look forward to many of the activities we enjoy this time of year. Following guidelines, we will continue to wear masks inside. They will not be needed outdoors.

We excited to continue in person learning. For more detailed information, please open the complete report, linked below.

View The Evans School’s Complete COVID-19 Prevention and Reopening Plan Here

View The Evans School’s Updated Covid-19 Prevention Plan 2/1/2021 Here

View The Evans School’s Covid-19 School Guidance Checklist Here

Reopening Plan Summary

We are able to enjoy the benefits of hands-on learning in the science lab.

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Health Screenings for Students and Staff

School policy requires all sick staff and students to stay at home. Students and staff are also reminded and encouraged to stay home if they have had close contact with a person with COVID-19. For the school year 2021-22, parents will check temperatures of their student(s) before coming to school.

Healthy Hygiene Practices

Students will wash hands frequently throughout the day, including but not limited to, upon arrival, before and after recess and lunchtime, after coughing or sneezing, anytime they use the restroom, and at scheduled class intervals. Staff will teach and model proper hand washing technique.

Permanent outdoor hand washing stations with touchless faucets and touchless soap dispensers have been installed throughout campus. Touchless faucets and soap dispensers have been added in all restrooms. Many classrooms, including those for our youngest grades, have sinks and handwashing stations within the room.

Identification and Tracing of Contacts

School nurses will be responsible for responding to COVID-19 concerns. Parents and staff should contact school nurses or school administration should an issue arise. Incidents of possible exposure will be documented and tracked by our school nurses and administration. Local health officials, staff, and families will be notified via email immediately of any exposure to a positive case of COVID-19 at school.

Staff Training and Family Education

Families have been directed to The Evans School’s COVID-19 Prevention and Reopening Plan which includes school enhanced sanitation practices, physical distancing guidelines and importance, and screening practices. Families also have access to COVID-19 resource materials here on our school website, which include proper use of face coverings, how COVID-19 is spread, COVID-19 specific symptom identification, and preventing the spread of COVID-19. The Evans School is aware of and will meet linguistic needs of our community.

Staff will be trained on the plan and safety protocols prior to school reopening and at staff meetings throughout the school year. Staff will be provided with educational materials and tools for implementing the protocols in their classrooms and with their students.

Testing of Students and Staff

The Evans School will consult with local health departments if routine systemic testing is being implemented. Students and staff with symptoms of COVID-19 will be encouraged to get a test through their health care provider or community testing site. Asymptomatic students and staff will receive regular COVID-19 testing.

Communication Plans

Local health officials, staff, and families will be notified via email immediately of any possible school or class closures or if there has been exposure to a positive case of COVID-19 at school while maintaining confidentiality, as required under FERPA and state law related to privacy of educational records.

The Evans School maintains communication systems that allow staff and families to self-report symptoms and receive prompt notifications of exposures and closures, while maintaining confidentiality, as required by FERPA and state law related to privacy of educational records. Parents and staff email, and to self report any symptoms or exposure within the household.