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Roaring River Elementary

Fall 2020 - School Year Information 

     Information and Daily Operations 

Plan B - Blended Instruction

**Please note that this document is subject to change due to COVID-19 updates and direction from the district or state. It is not intended to replace the student/parent handbook but rather to address day to day operations under Plan B.



Attendance will be taken daily in Powerschool. Protocols for determining attendance will be:

  1. Student engagement (completion of assignments)
  2. On pace (participation in class or virtual classroom)
  3. Offering academic and emotional support (communication with student and family)

Classroom teachers will contact students/families directly in the event that there is no student contact or work completion after 2 days. 


Arrival/Dismissal Procedures:

Attestation Form:  

The  forms will be given to students the first week of school.  If a student does not have a form when they board the bus their temperature will be taken.  By signing the form the parent/guardian are attesting that the questions on the form have been completed and the health and well-being of the student has been verified daily prior to boarding the bus and/or exiting the car to enter the school building.  After the first week of school copies of the parent attestation form will be given to students on the last they are in attendance for the following week. 


Car line Arrival:

Students will unload in front of the school in the carline starting at 7:30 am.

Before students exit their car, they will have their temperature taken by a staff member.  Then, students will be asked for the attestation form.  If they do not have a completed and signed attestation form they will be asked 3 questions about their health. Any student with a temperature lower than 100.4, will be allowed to enter the school, receive a breakfast, and then go directly to their classroom. If there is a “yes” response to any of the attestation questions, then the student will be asked to learn remotely for the day and follow up with the school nurse or administrator to determine return to school procedures.

If the student has a temperature of 100.4 or higher, then that parent/guardian may be asked to park and wait ten minutes in the car with their student. After ten minutes, the student will have their temperature re-checked. If the temperature is 100.4 or higher at that point, the student will need to learn remotely for that day. The student can come back to school when they have been fever-free for 24 hours without medicine AND have documentation from a doctor with a confirmed alternative (Non COVID Related) diagnosis.



Students will be picked up in the car line in the front of the school after the buses have loaded and departed the school.   Students will wait in their classrooms and be called as their car approaches to encourage social distancing. Cloth face coverings are required. For the safety of your student, staff will not be allowed to help your child get into the car or buckle.



Buses will run with 1 student per seat.  Siblings will be allowed to sit together.  

Whenever possible, we encourage parents/guardians to stay with their student(s) at the bus stop. Before students board a bus, they will have to provide an attestation form with a parent signature answering 3 questions about their health. When students cannot present the form, student/parent will be asked 3 questions about their health.  They will have their temperature screened before being allowed to board the bus. Students with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be allowed to get on the bus . The student can come back to school when they have been fever-free for 24 hours without medicine and have documentation from a doctor with a confirmed alternative (Non-COVID Related) diagnosis. 

Cloth face coverings are required prior to boarding the school bus and should be properly worn the entire time.  

Upon arrival at school, students will be asked to maintain social distancing while disembarking the bus.  They will be directed to a location to receive breakfast and then to their classroom.



Students will follow social distancing protocols to board the bus.  Students will proceed to their assigned seat.  Cloth face coverings are required prior to loading and must be properly worn the entire time on the bus.



Student desks will be arranged to face in the same direction.   Student desks and all high touch surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized between transitions and at other times periodically throughout the day.

Each room will have hand sanitizer.  Frequent hand washing/sanitizing is highly recommended and will be encouraged by school staff.



Close Contact: If a student has had close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) in the last 14 days with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, or has been advised by the health department or health care provider to quarantine the following applies:

The student should not be at school.  The student can return 14 days after the last time they had close contact with someone with COVID-19.

Symptoms: If a student has had any of these symptoms, (fever, chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing), the following applies:

The student should stay home, stay away from other people, and call their health care provider.

COVID-19 Diagnosis: If a student has been diagnosed with COVID-19 based on a test, their symptoms, or does not get a COVID-19 test but has had symptoms, they should not be at school and should stay at home until they meet the “Return to School Criteria” listed below.

Returning to School: A student can return to school when a parent/guardian can ensure that they can answer YES to ALL three questions:

  1. Has it been at least 10 days since the student first had symptoms?
  2. Has it been at least 3 days since the student had a fever (without using fever reducing medicine)?
  3. Has it been at least 3 days since the student’s symptoms have improved, including cough and shortness of breath?

If a student has had a negative COVID-19 test, they can return to school once there is no fever without the use of fever-reducing medicines and they have felt well for 24 hours.

If a student has been diagnosed with COVID-19 but does not have symptoms, they should remain out of school until 10 days have passed since the date of their first positive COVID-19 diagnostic test, assuming they have not subsequently developed symptoms since their positive test.

If a student has been determined to have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, they should remain out of school for 14 days since the last known contact, unless they test positive.  In which case, criteria above would apply.  They must complete the full 14 day quarantine even if they test negative.

**Note** The COVID-19 Diagnosis or Exposure procedures also apply to all teachers, staff, and other essential personnel that have access to the school building.



Whole class bathroom breaks are being discouraged.  Teachers will allow students to be dismissed to the bathroom when needed.  Only two persons are allowed in the bathroom at the same time.  Students waiting to use the restroom will practice social distancing at the designated waiting area.



The school cafeteria will prepare and serve breakfast and lunch each day for both in school and remote learning students. 

Remote learning students will be able to pick up meals in the carline each day between 12:30-1:00.

All elementary school students will continue to receive free breakfast and lunch for this school year.

Breakfast (In School): 

Students will enter the cafeteria wearing a face covering and social distancing. While waiting to be served in the breakfast line, students will practice social distancing.  Once breakfast has been received, students will proceed directly to their classroom.

Lunch (In School): 

Teachers will accompany their students to the cafeteria to receive their lunch each day.  While waiting to be served in the lunch line, students will practice social distancing.  Students will then return to their classroom with their teacher to each lunch.  While eating they will be socially distanced and be able to remove their mask.



Student Communication: Teachers will use Class Dojo, student gmail accounts, and phone calls  to communicate with students. 

Parent Communication: Teachers will use Class Dojo, email, and phone calls to communicate with parents.  Parents will need to download Class Dojo and are encouraged to do so in the first 10 days of school.  If you need assistance downloading Class Dojo contact your child’s teacher.

Office Hours:  Teachers will have daily office hours to communicate with students and parents/guardians. These will be posted on our website as well as communicated by teachers. 



There will be no field trips until further notice.  



Students in grades K-5 will be assessed with standards based grading and will receive progress reports every 4 ½ weeks with a final report card and grade at the end of the year.



Students will be allowed to check out books from the media center.  Returned books will be properly cleaned and sanitized before returning to circulation. Students will not be allowed to share books they have checked out.


Masks (Cloth Face Coverings):

Wearing a mask/cloth face covering is required by all students, staff, and other persons that enter the school building. Masks are to be worn at all times, no matter the distance apart.  Exceptions would include strenuous physical activity, eating and drinking.  Whether persons are 8 feet or 6 feet apart does not change this requirement.  Brief mask breaks following the proper protocols will be scheduled periodically throughout the day.  

Exceptions are as follows:

  • Anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious.
  • Anyone who is incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the face covering without assistance.
  • Anyone who cannot tolerate a cloth face covering due to developmental, medical or behavioral health needs.




The school day will begin at 7:55 and end at 3:05

  • A/B Schedule with 50% of students in attendance each day (Students are divided into Group A and Group B, each group attending school on alternate days.
  • Students living in the same household are placed in the same group, even if they attend different schools. (Siblings go to school on the same days).
  • Parents will be made aware of which day students are assigned to on August 5th.
  • The district has published an A/B day calendar that is color coded.  This can be found on the WCS website and other WCS social media outlets.  This calendar will remain in effect as long as we remain on Plan B.

A/B Day Schedule Calendar Link



All students and staff  will be practicing proper safety measures, including frequent hand washing/sanitizing, social distancing, and wearing required masks/cloth face coverings.

Social distancing measures are in place throughout the entire school.   

Extra cleaning precautions will be taken each day before and after school and throughout the school day.  

Temperature checks are required for all personnel and students before entering school facilities. (Those with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be sent home).  There will be areas set aside in the school to isolate those who become symptomatic or sick.  



Students should not share any personal items or supplies.



Art, music, guidance, & media specials will take place in the classroom.  PE will take place in the gym or outside with students appropriately socially distanced. 



Every student will have the opportunity to check out a Chromebook after the first two weeks of school.  Parents must read and sign the Chromebook check out agreement before a student is allowed to take the device off campus.  Parents that sign the agreement are responsible for damages resulting from neglect or abuse and for the full cost of the device if it is lost or not returned to school.

If your child is experiencing technology problems, the first point of contact is their teacher.

Families who have chosen remote learning and need to check out a chrome book from the school will need to visit the school on 8/13 or 8/14 between 8:00am and 3:00pm to sign needed paperwork and pick up the device.



Limiting transitions is a part of our daily safety plan, however when transitioning is essential social distancing will be practiced.



Water fountains will be closed. 

We are strongly encouraging every student to bring a clear refillable water bottle to school each day.  If you are looking for ways to help a classroom, a donation of bottled water would be greatly appreciated.



Schools are required to limit nonessential visitors and activities involving external groups or organizations.

If you need to come to the school during the school day, please check in at the office.


RRES Handbook

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