Covid-19 School Reopening
This plan will continue to be updated as state, county, and district guidelines are updated.
- Re-Opening Guidelines At a Glance
- Hygiene Etiquette
- Stay Home When Sick
- Cloth Face Masks
- Physical Distancing
- Optional Device Protection Plan
The following tabs will provide you with additional details regarding Bountiful High School’s “Big Five” approach to operating schools while COVID-19 exists in the community. Those five aspects are: Hygiene Etiquette, Stay Home When Sick, Cloth Face Mask, Physical Distancing and Clean & Disinfect.
Please be aware there is no such thing as a “COVID-free zone” in our classrooms or schools. The more people congregate in society — no matter where that takes place — the more opportunity there is for the virus to spread. COVID-19 exists everywhere and, at this point in time, no vaccine has been developed.
That being said, representatives from the Davis School District and the Davis County Health Department have been meeting at least weekly since Feb. 27. The information that follows — if adhered to by all involved — will provide the best measures to not only prevent the spread of the virus, but also give us an opportunity to provide the best education we can for all students.
In a related note, the school district will continue to share information with you and also utilize its webpage as a way to provide additional resources. That web page is davis.k12.ut.us.
- Reinforce handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Hand Sanitizing.
- Stations will be available as students enter and exit the building and classrooms, and before and after meals in the cafeteria.
- Reinforce covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or into your elbow. Discard tissue after one use.
- Physical Contact
- Reinforce Physical distancing, including no handshakes, high fives, or hugs.
Stay Home When Sick
- Stay Home When Appropriate
- If you feel sick, stay home.
- Monitor Symptoms
- Students who present with Covid-19 symptoms during the school day will be isolated in a sick room until a parent can pick them up.
- Accommodate High-Risk Students and Staff
- A plan is in place to support alternative learning for self-identified high-risk students and to mitigate risk for self-identified high-risk staff.
Cloth Face Mask
- Face Mask Etiquette
- A cloth face mask will be provided to all employees and students.
- Employees will be directed to wear face masks when physical distancing is not possible.
- Students must wear face masks on school buses Students are encouraged to wear face masks in other situations when physical distancing is not possible.
- Visitors, non-regular staff, and volunteers will be required to wear face masks, have a temperature check, and complete a symptom checklist.
- Layouts Modification
- Classroom, cafeteria, and hallway setting will be modified to mitigate risk.
- Safety principles and physical distancing will be reinforced on playgrounds during recess.
- Large Gatherings
- There will be no group gatherings during the school day unless physical distancing can be maintained.
Clean and Disinfect
- Cleaning Schedule
- Custodial services will schedule increased routine cleaning and disinfection. There will be regular cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces within the school, on playground equipment, and on school buses.
- Shared Objects
- Sharing of items that are difficult to clean or disinfect will be minimized. Backpacks in classrooms will be allowed to keep student’s belongings separated from others.
- Air Handling & Filters
- Increase airflow throughout building and implement high efficiency filtration levels.
Bountiful High School will increase instruction and monitoring of student handwashing. Proper hand-washing techniques include lathering hands with soap, scrubbing between fingers, washing the backside of each hand, scrubbing each wrist, washing underneath fingernails and rinsing with water. The process should take 20 seconds.
BHS will provide frequent opportunities for students to wash hands, including before and after class, lunch, and other activities.
If soap and water are not readily available in the classrooms, hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol will be used.
BHS staff will encourage students to sanitize hands each time they enter and
exit a classroom and frequently throughout the day.
Students will be instructed to cover all surfaces of their hands with sanitizer and rub them together until their hands feel dry.
Bountiful High School will have free-standing hand sanitizing stations positioned throughout the school in high traffic areas, including the common areas, main office, library, counseling center, cafeteria and gym. If health conditions allow for concerts, plays, and athletic events to be held, the hand sanitizing stations will be placed at the entrances of those events.
BHS staff and students will be encouraged to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Used tissues should be thrown in the trash and hands washed immediately with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
No physical contact
BHS students and staff will be reminded to practice physical distancing when it comes to greetings - no handshakes, high fives, or hugs. Air high fives, air elbow bumps, or a simple wave can be used in place of physical contact.
BHS students and staff are encouraged to avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth.
Don’t hesitate to stay home
If you feel sick, stay home, except to get medical care.
Bountiful High School students and staff are asked to stay home from school if they have any of the following COVID-19 symptoms:
- Shortness of breath, sore throat or persistent cough
- Temperature higher than 100.4 degrees
- Congestion or runny nose
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- New loss of taste or smell
BHS students should also stay home from school if they are experiencing other illness symptoms such as severe or long-lasting abdominal pain, rash with fever, strep throat, head lice before first treatment or any other illness that prevents a student from participating comfortably in school activities.
BHS staff and parents of students are encouraged to notify school officials of any COVID-19 symptoms, positive tests for COVID-19, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 symptoms or a confirmed or suspected case. BHS staff and students who are sick or who have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19 should stay home.
Accommodating high-risk students and staff
BHS staff and parents who consider themselves as high-risk, will complete a form with health information that will be shared with the health department to help facilitate contact tracing. BHS employees will work with a school administrator if there is a concern about risk. High-risk students also will be given the option to attend the Davis School District’s online school, Davis Connect.
BHS symptomatic individuals will stay in one of the designated health rooms at the back of the main office area until they are able to go home. These rooms will be dedicated to use for students who feel ill once at school.
They will not be used for other purposes, such as storage.
BHS students or staff who are symptomatic should not come to school. If a
student begins exhibiting symptoms after arriving at school, they will wait in one of the designated health rooms with a facial mask and maintain physical distancing while arrangements are made for them to be picked up by a parent or emergency contact as soon as possible. Parents and guardians need to make sure their emergency contact list is up to date.
BHS staff will be encouraged to safely and respectfully monitor any observable symptoms in students, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Staff will observe all applicable privacy laws and regulations in doing so. Additionally, Bountiful High School faculty and staff will continually remind students to self-check for symptoms.
Face mask etiquette
Cloth masks will be provided for all Bountiful High School students and employees. Students will be required to wear masks during the school day. BHS employees will be directed to wear face masks when physical distancing of 6 feet is not possible. Accommodations will be made for staff and students who have respiratory issues. (State Public Health Order, FAQ’s Face Covering Order)
According to the CDC, the COVID-19 virus spreads mainly among people who are in close contact with one another, usually within about 6 feet, so the use of cloth face coverings is important in settings where people are close to each other or where physical distancing is difficult to maintain.
Currently, the CDC does not recommend the use of face shields as a substitute for cloth face coverings.
In some instances, face shields will be used as needed for special education, language immersion, and an approved requested accommodation.
Masks on school buses
Since physical distancing measures cannot be maintained while transporting students, BHS student will be asked to wear
a mask when riding a school bus to and from school. Bus drivers and bus aides are also required to wear masks when transporting students.
Visitors, nonregular staff, and volunteers
BHS visitors and volunteers will be required to have a temperature check, complete a symptom checklist, and wear a mask upon entry into a school building.
One of the best ways to curb the spread of COVID-19 is by doing your best to physically distance from one another. The rule of thumb is to maintain 6 feet of distance between yourself and anyone else. If that distance is maintained, the virus is less likely to be passed from one person to another.
Of course, physical distancing is challenging in a school where classroom walls cannot be moved. In those settings, if students cannot be placed 6 feet apart, they will be required to wear cloth face coverings.
When a BHS teacher is in front of the room during class — and can maintain 6 feet of distance between himself or herself and students — the teacher will not have to wear a mask. If the teacher moves closer than 6 feet,
such as for one-to-one instruction, they will be required to wear a mask.
BHS students will be distanced during lunch as much as possible. Tables will be spaced 6 feet apart and students will wear masks in lunch lines when physical distancing of 6 feet is not possible.
BHS teachers will put forth efforts to distance students from one another. They will distance desks as far apart as
possible. Teachers with larger class sizes may not be able to do that. Teachers may choose to have students face the same direction rather than facing one another.
Because of the need to stop the spread of COVID-19, large gatherings at Bountiful High School, such as the typical back- to-school nights, band and choir concerts, will be held differently. No assemblies that include the whole school will be held. If BHS can maintain physical distancing of 6 feet, smaller assemblies or performances may be held.
BHS faculty and staff will be stationed throughout the building before and after school and in between classes to discourage students from congregating. Faculty and staff will encourage students to keep the flow of traffic moving until hallways are cleared. Students will be encouraged to travel on the right side of hallways.
Bountiful High School will implement a multi-step cleaning protocol in the school, to include daily disinfection of touchpoints — drinking fountains, handrails, door handles, sinks, toilets, partition walls and locks. Other daily disinfection will include bathroom floors, student desks and chairs, locker handles, and computer mice and keyboards. If there is a concern of possible contamination, BHS will be electrostatically sprayed using a powerful hypochlorous acid that carries an EPA kill claim for COVID-19 and other viruses.
Lunchroom tables will be disinfected by lunchroom monitors, custodians, and nutrition staff between each lunch group.
High touchpoints on school buses, such as the backs of seats and handrails, will be wiped down and sprayed with disinfectant after each riding group. Bathrooms will be cleaned while class is in session.
BHS students will have assigned classroom seating and will sanitize their own space upon arrival with alcohol-based cleaner and a paper towel. BHS students will clean all shared hard surfaces such as desks, computers, or other equipment when entering and exiting the classroom.
Lockers will NOT be used at Bountiful High School to prevent the congregating of students. Students will be allowed to bring backpacks to class in order to keep their belongings separated from others.
Air handling & filters
Bountiful High School will work in conjunction with Davis School District Utilities and HVAC departments to implement guidelines to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, which includes increasing outside airflow throughout buildings, moving to a higher efficiency filtration level in HVAC equipment and running HVAC equipment two hours before and after building occupancy.
Bountiful High School Optional Device Protection Plan
Bountiful High School is providing a protection plan for students and parents as part of our User Device Agreement. Enrollment in the plan is optional with the understanding that if students/parents do not enroll in the protection plan, they will carry full liability for the laptop in the same way they do for other damaged or lost school property, such as textbooks.
Program Fees and Coverage
Fee: $25 per school year. This fee is nonrefundable and will not be prorated.
Limit Liability: $250, 2020-2021 replacement cost of Chromebook
Coverage: Repair or replacement of school issued laptop
Plan may not be purchased after damage has occurred, or beyond two-weeks of equipment issue date.
Effective Coverage / Expiration Date
Effective Date: Coverage begins when the $25 nonrefundable fee is paid.
Expiration Date: Coverage ends on the earliest of the following dates: last day of school year, return of device, no longer enrolled in school.
The Optional Device Protection Plan coverage includes:
· Accidental damage caused by liquid, spills, drops, or other unintentional events.
· Loss of device due to theft; claim must be accompanied by a valid police report.
· Damage caused by fire; claim must be accompanied by official fire report from investigating authority.
· Damage due to an electrical surge.
· Loss or damage caused by natural disasters.
The Optional Device Protection Plan coverage excludes:
· Damage caused by dishonest, fraudulent, intentional, negligence or criminal act. Students and parents will be responsible for the full amount of repair/replacement for damage or loss that falls in this category.
· Consumables: Headphones, USB cables, AC adapters, case, or software.
· “Jailbreaking” or otherwise voiding the manufacturer’s warranty by altering the software. Jailbreaking is a term used to describe a process by which normal manufacturer controls on the functionality of the device are bypassed. Jailbreaking of school-issued laptop devices is not permitted.
· Bountiful High School is not liable for any loss, damage (including incidental, consequential, or punitive damages), or expense caused directly or indirectly by the equipment.
Ø A $15 fee will be assessed per covered incident
Ø Subsequent Claim during school year
o Full device repair cost or replacement cost (if device is recovered, device must be returned to school and replacement fee will be reimbursed)
No Protection Plan
Ø All incidents- Full device repair or replacement cost