Physical Distancing, Cohorts & Common Spaces FAQs

  • What is the plan in each building for separate spaces for COVID-19 related-symptoms/illness and regular health room needs (first aid, medication, etc.)?

  • Has the district provided signage and spacing markers to help students, staff, and visitors maintain proper social distancing?

  • How have typical communal areas/tools been signed and arranged to provide for at least 6-feet of distancing between employees and students?

  • What regulations will be in place regarding student desk/table arrangement, alternate seating (i.e. carpet time, moving of students) and directions (s) students are facing?

  • How does the district plan to meet physical distancing requirements for staff and students? What is the plan for physical distancing during transitions, recess, lunch, hand washing, bathroom breaks, filling of water bottles, drop off and pick up and transportation?

  • In spaces such as school offices, that may have less than 6-feet of physical distancing, how has the district provided mitigation strategies and what are they?

  • Define a cohort.

  • Are students in a cohort or group to minimize school wide children exposure?

  • How else will the district address the need to limit cross-mixing students and staff as much as possible? Use of cohorts/groups at elementary and secondary? Transportation patterns? Alternating schedules?

  • What about school playgrounds?

  • What about water fountains?

  • In the virtual town hall the classroom set up shown was one at Little Cedars Elementary. Can other classrooms in the district accommodate this type of physical distancing?

  • What will an elementary classroom and lunch room look like (incorporating physical distancing)?

  • What will lunch "look and feel like" in relation to in-person learning?

  • Will students be physically distanced in their classroom and at lunch?

  • Will there be recess and outdoor play?