American Rescue Plan Safe Return to In-person Instruction and Continuity of Service
Fairland Local School District’s goal is to prioritize educational excellence while implementing health and safe protocols for the wellness of all students, staff, and the community.
Fairland Local Schools will no longer offer virtual/remote learning. In-person learning will occur for all students.
As we return to school this fall, we recognize the threat of the COVID-19 virus to our school community. We will adopt an approach which is vigilant to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and community. Our district will work closely with the Lawrence County Health Department and follow CDC guidelines to promote the health and safety of all students and staff in the Fairland Local School district.
The following health guidelines will be implemented throughout the Fairland Local School District.
Wellness checks should be conducted at home daily before coming to school.
Any student with a fever of 100 degrees or higher should stay home. Any student that has the following symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home from school and see their primary care provider to be assessed. Symptoms include cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, GI issues (nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea). • Any other illnesses should be handled in the routine manner according to our district policies.
Face Coverings guidelines effective June 2, 2021, Governor DeWine’s mask mandate has expired. We will continue to follow the Governor’s orders. At any point during the 2021-2022 school year the face mandate is reinstated for facial coverings during the school day or at school events. Training will be provided to staff and students on proper mask wearing.
Frequent handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Multiple hand sanitizer stations throughout the buildings as well as placing visual clues.
Touchless water stations will be provided to decrease the spread of the virus.
Positive cases of COVID-19 will be handled in cooperation with the Lawrence County Health Department.
Classroom Occupancy/Physical Distancing:
The Fairland Local School District will implement the recommended safety protocols but any students who attend school will incur some level of risk. The district will decrease the likelihood of infection with cleaning procedures, but a certain level of risk can not be eliminated. Classroom occupancy will be determined based on each individual classroom circumstance with the maximum amount of safety considerations as possible.
All areas of the campus will be monitored frequently to ensure there is no student crowding. Classrooms will be assigned specific bathroom, breakfast, lunch and gym access times to limit the number of students in any given area. Signage reminding students and staff about handwashing, social distancing, and infection prevention will be posted throughout the school and in areas mentioned above.
Surfaces will be cleaned frequently, paying close attention to high touch areas and shared materials, and make sanitation wipes or disinfectants labeled for use against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) available in each room and common space. The sharing of supplies and materials will be minimized and if items must be shared, sanitized between each user.
Continuity of Service
Students that have been quarantined one or more times during the school year.
Students that have met attendance thresholds for truancy.
Students that are failing multiple course classes for the year or required classes for graduation.
FLSD students need to be proficient in the Ohio's Learning Standards and will use multiple methods to measure proficiency including, but not limited to: performance on District Approved Assessments, Restart Readiness Assessments, Benchmark Testing, Check points, Statewide Standardized Tests, Standards Checklists, Curriculum-Based Assessments, Quarterly grades in core subject areas
Identified learning gaps and needs will be addressed using multiple methods including, but not limited to; after school tutoring and intervention programs, summer school credit recovery.
We will coordinate with relevant partners to support academic success (ie. NECCO, Lawrence County ESC, Ohio University Southern, Impact Prevention, Proctorville Library, Huntington Museum of Art)
We will continue to make accessible the following: gifted intervention, College Credit Plus classes, College Prep classes, AP courses, extended academic opportunities such as Science Fair, Power of the Pen, Quiz Bowl, Spelling Bee and after school enrichment.
Social and Emotional:
We will address the social and emotional needs of our students and provide services as needed using one or more of the following resources; district social worker available for referrals, NECCO Behavioral Health maintains weekly hours at each school, guidance counselors available in each school, small group available conducted by NECCO and/or district social worker, PBIS program and strategies implemented to assist in increasing social-emotional learning for all students, PBIS School to home extension plans.
It is highly recommended that they use hand sanitizer prior to boarding the school bus. (Seating siblings together whenever possible) Non-compliance will result in denial of transportation services.
Students are required to remain seated at all times and keep their hands and arms to themselves. Students should not touch each other or share any items.
School buses will be cleaned and disinfected twice per day.
Buses will operate; weather permitting, with windows open to increase circulation
Seating charts will be used.
There are different levels of school visitors, and each school will assess any and all requests to enter a building.
Visitors are limited to emergency situations and enrollment.
Basic safety protocols such as having temperature taken and symptoms checked may be implemented for all visitors permitted to enter the building.
The FLSD will periodically review, no less frequently than every six months for the duration of the ARP ESSER grant period (i.e., through September 30, 2023), and revise the plan as appropriate.
The Fairland Local District has been allocated $ 2,652,538.31 for its ARP ESSER funding. The District’s intended use of these funds are set forth in the District’s CCIP Budget Details https://ccip.ode.state.oh.us/Funding/Default.aspx?ccipSessionKey=637649772509534187 submitted to the Ohio Department of Education.