Tubman's Safe Reopening Plan for Grades TK - 8th
August 17, 2020,
This plan was developed in consultation with the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency,Public Health Services and is based on guidance articulated by the California Department of Public Health in its COVID-19 INDUSTRY GUIDANCE: Schools and School Based Programs. This plan describes how Harriet Tubman Village Charter School will implement school operations prior to the start of their 2020-21 school year
The charter school will:
a. Monitor on a weekly basis, COVID-19 guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Department of Education (CDE), San Diego County Health and Human Services Agencies, Public Health Services (PHS) and San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE).
b. Close all campuses to visitors. Only students and essential staff will be permitted. External community organizations will not be permitted to use school facilities until further notice.
c. The Charter School’s Covid Response Team will collaborate with SD County Public Health Response team to report positive cases and possible exposures- Contact: Jenni Huh, Director of Student Services, 858.755.9301 ext.3694 The team will investigate any COVID-19 illness and determine if any workrelated factors could have contributed to risk of infection. Update the plan as needed to prevent further cases.
d. The school will implement the necessary processes and protocols when a workplace has an outbreak, in accordance with CDPH guidelines.
e. The Charter School COVID RESPONSE team will identify individuals who have been in close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) of an infected person and take steps.
f. Offer an online, Tubman Virtual Learning program, as an option for students who are at risk or unable to attend in-person learning during the 2020-2021 school year. This robust, yearlong program will encompass a year’s worth of content and learning and will be significantly different when compared to emergency distance learning opportunities offered during school closure (May 16th -June 17th). Tubman's Virtual Learning plan will operate as a stand alone program and will include Virtual Only staff to support and execute this plan. Tubman's Virtual Learning includes:
i. Online, daily live (synchronous) instruction will be combined with asynchronous instruction and independent learning tasks.
ii. Students and/or parents will attend in-person meetings with their Virtual Learning teacher. This time will be scheduled by the Virtual Learning teachers based on student needs. If a student is unable to attend an in-person meeting, other arrangements will be made.
iii. Feedback on learning and grading will be consistent with in-school expectations and based on the learning plans of students. Virtual Learning will use Schoology as an interface within Google Classroom.
iv. Credentialed teachers and support staff are Tubman employees trained in facilitating Virtual Learning instruction and delivery of content.
v. Parents/Guardians should take an active role in the daily teaching of their child. In this role of learning coach, they will be responsible for providing daily instructional support and collaborating with the Virtual Learning teacher. Home support of Tubman's Virtual Learning program will pay attention to the learning needs of Virtual Learning students is vital to success in this program.
vi. Parents should be prepared to commit for one at least one trimester. If it is necessary for a student to transfer out of this program, the change must occur during the next trimester.
The school will support students with access and functional needs who may be at increased risk of becoming infected or having unrecognized illness due to COVID-19, including:
a. Reviewing existing student health plans to identify students who may need additional accommodations.
b. Engaging families for potentially unknown concerns that may need to be accommodated.
c. Preparing classrooms and non-classroom environments needed for groups that might be at increased risk of becoming infected or having unrecognized illness. These include individuals who:
i. Have limited mobility or require prolonged and close contact with others, such as direct support providers and family members.
ii. Need support processing information or practicing preventive measures, such as hand washing and physical distancing.
iii. May not be able to communicate symptoms of illness.
d. Students in our on-campus program will have staggered start and end times to allow for additional distancing.
e. A Special Education team committee has been formed to address individual needs of students.
f. Modified schedules will be determined as necessary by IEP team.
g. Students to remain in cohorts:
i. Interaction with typical peers will be provided through alternative means (i.e. virtually, to ensure cohorts are not co-mingled.
h. Academic and Social interactions as identified in each student’s IEP will be provided through alternative means (i.e. virtually, digitally, etc.) to ensure stable cohorts.
i. Teachers will provide live virtual instruction supported by adults within each cohort.
j. Related service providers will provide specially designed instruction through a variety of mediums (i.e. in-person, virtually, synchronous and asynchronous instruction) supported by adults within each cohort.
k. Students will each lunch with their cohort.
l. Students will be provided with toileting and handwashing schedule.
m. Student drop-off and pick-up schedules will be staggered:
i. Drop-off = 8:30am
ii. Pick-up = 3:00pm