To the extent possible, student groups will remain consistent in elementary schools to limit the number of student interactions during the school day.
In elementary schools, these groups will be the student’s classroom. Middle and high school students will also follow the cohorting model for their individual classes. These groupings will limit the number of students that teachers interact with during the school day. These practices will also assist public health officials in their efforts to trace contacts if an outbreak occurs.
Some staff will work regularly with multiple groups of students such as elementary specialists and secondary teachers. The layering methods of all of these interventions help to decrease risk of transmission of COVID-19. This includes:
- Compliance with mask wearing, physical distancing, hand washing, and other precautionary measures.
- A/B schedules that reduce numbers of students assigned to a class or period.
- Regular cleaning and disinfecting of the learning spaces.