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Ranger Restart 2021-22
Ranger Restart 21-22

We will begin the 2021-2022 school year with all students in attendance, five days a week on August 11, 2021. The following document is the Ranger Restart guidelines.  


However, we have to keep student and employee health and safety at the forefront of our decision-making by considering the current environment when making operation decisions throughout the school year. Please keep in mind that we all have to remain flexible as our operations can change due to the spread or containment of COVID-19. 

The following document also serves as the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER Fund) document for Hamilton Local School.


QUARANTINE INFORMATION

Per ODH, these are the guidelines given to keep K-12 students in school, in-person five days a week. This guidance will help guide quarantine decisions after a student or adult contact is exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the classroom setting.


The guidance information is available at:

Please view the chart below for Guidelines for Quarantine After Exposure in K-12 Classroom Settings Flow Chart:



Need to report a quarantine situation? Fill out this form: https://forms.gle/m4724ATRoqaxPwkQ8

Need to report a positive COVID case? Fill out this form: https://forms.gle/kbxs2TWs5g3RxcnR6

If you would like to voluntarily submit your vaccination status to help assist in contact tracing, you can do so here: https://forms.gle/7MvtSF79tNxdwBXF6

To view the current District Active COVID Case Report, click here: https://bit.ly/HLSDCovidCases


WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME

Check in with your child each morning. 

 

DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

 

  • Fever of 100.4° or higher

  • New or worsened cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Diarrhea or vomiting

  • New onset severe headache

For children with chronic medical conditions (such as allergies, asthma or migraine), symptoms should represent a change from their usual health status. Children without any of the symptoms listed above who have non-specific symptoms such as congestion, runny nose, fatigue or body aches should be kept at home if their caregiver suspects their child may have an infection.

HEALTH SAFETY

MASKS

  • Beginning Wednesday, September 1, the wearing of face masks will now be required districtwide for all students, staff, and visitors while in indoor spaces, vaccinated or unvaccinated.

  • If you need to request your student be exempt from the mask mandate due to the student being diagnosed with a physical or psychological disability that prevents them from wearing a mask or wearing a mask safely, please complete this form: 2021-22 Mask Exemption Form Medical.pdf

  • Exemption forms can be uploaded here: https://forms.gle/XXTzbAn2iXdEbn2M8


LIMITING EXPOSURE

  • We will be mindful of each area the students are in throughout the school day to limit the number of close contacts. 

TEMPERATURE CHECKS & HANDWASHING

  • All HLS employees, students, and visitors are asked to take their temperature before coming to district buildings and grounds. Anyone with a fever over 100.4° must remain out of buildings and away from district grounds.

  • Handwashing and hand sanitizing will be promoted as a healthy habit.

NO SHARED SUPPLIES; DRINKING FOUNTAINS & WATER BOTTLES

  • We ask that students do not share supplies during the school year. 

  • Students will keep their supplies in desks, cubbies, or personal backpacks.

  • Water fountains will be available, but students are still encouraged to bring their own water bottles to school.

RECESS

  • Recess sessions will be conducted as normal recess and allow students to interact and be active in a safe environment.

COVID INFECTION

  • We need to work together to minimize student and staff COVID transmission as there is no way to completely prevent the spread of a virus. We have daily cleaning procedures for all buildings and buses. Parents need to stress to their children the importance of practicing healthy habits.

  • HLSD will work with local health department officials in the investigation of those who are cases or contacts of that case.

  • Students quarantined at home can complete assignments. Our teachers will maintain Google Classrooms throughout the school year. Students who are out due to being sick or quarantined will have the total number of days they are out of school to complete any assignments.

CLEANING

BUILDING/CLASSROOM CLEANING

  • According to FCPH and CDC, cleaning once a day is usually enough to sufficiently remove potential viruses that may be on surfaces. 

  • All classrooms will be cleaned and disinfected at the end of each school day.

  • Hand Sanitizer will be provided.

  • We have increased each building’s fresh air intake by 25%.

BUS CLEANING

  • All buses will be wiped down between each route.

  • Per federal mandate, masks are required for all public transportation including school bus transportation until at least September 13, 2021. 

MEALS

BREAKFAST

  • Breakfast will be available in the morning.

LUNCH

  • Lunch will be held as normal, but we will be mindful of where the students are seated to limit the number of close contacts.

  • Lunch will continue to be free for the 2021-2022 school year, however each family still needs to complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Form. 

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District Administrative Offices
775 Rathmell Road   |   Columbus, Ohio 43207
Phone: 614-491-8044   |   Fax: 614-491-8323
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