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TSMS Opening Plan

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The first day of school will be August 11th all instruction will be in-person.

SCHOOL HEALTH

With a focus on prevention, TSMS will have in place:
  • A 48-hour fever free return to school procedure
  • Encourage outdoor socialization
  • Strongly encourage the use of mask for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals
  • Posting signage and educate and promote preventative measures
  • Providing sanitizer for every classroom for daily cleaning
  • Hand Sanitizer stations placed at entrances/exits of buildings

Sickness Protocol for becoming ill at school:

If a student is showing symptoms or signs of sickness, students will be directed for a wellness check.
Any student with a temperature at or above 100.4 will be sent to our front office to wait for parents to pick-up.
The student may not return until they have been fever-free, without the use of fever- reducing medication, for 48 hours.

Sickness Protocol for becoming ill at home:

TSMS asks all parents to check child's health before bringing them to campus each day. Do not send your child to school if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms (within last 48 hours)

  • Temperature at or over 100.4 (symptoms of fever or chills)
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea/vomiting
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  • Sore throat
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  • New loss of smell
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  • Severe headache
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  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Other key components included:

We highlight the importance of everyone doing their part to minimize the spread of this virus: stay home when sick or while waiting for Covid-19 test results, keep things clean and sanitized, utilize proper hand washing, wear masks, and maintain social distancing. 


Masks 

Per Florida Statute law, HB 1B , TSMS may not require students to wear face masks or any other facial coverings; however, parents at their sole discretion may allow their child to wear a face mask or any other facial covering.

Daily Health Checks –

• No longer required upon arrival (No temperature checks, symptom check, etc.)• Teachers can check temperatures in classrooms prior to sending them to the clinic (as needed).

Community Notification –

• TSMS will send a parent/guardian community notification about a positive case identified in their student's class.

Handwashing will be promoted throughout the school day. We will ask all students to wash their hands before lunch. Hand sanitizer stations will be set up throughout campus. Signs will be posted around campus to promote proper hand washing and signs/symptoms of sickness to be aware of.Water Fountains: Students will be encouraged to bring their own water bottles to fill up and use throughout the day. Please make sure water bottle is properly labeled with student first and last name. Both school buildings have touchless filling stations.Morning Campus Drop-off: No parents or family members will be allowed to walk students to class.Sanitation Supplies in each Classroom:Each classroom will have sanitation items that include the following:

• Infrared Thermometer/ batteries• Disposable face mask (if requested)• Disinfectant Spray & Wipes• Hand sanitizer

How to help your TSMS Cheetah

• Practice wearing a mask• Be patient to new routines in place on campus- drop off/ pick-up may take more time. Please work with TSMS staff• Reiterate proper hand washing, and covering cough/sneeze• Lost & Found items that are not labeled with student name will be discarded• Keep student home if they are exhibiting signs/symptoms of sickness• Send in a labeled water bottle to use throughout the day• All student items should be labeled with student name• Follow 48-hour protocol for students who are sick• Speak to your students about COVID-19 (please visit for age appropriate information https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/talkingwith-children.html )

VISITORS : 

For K - 8th grade, visitors, volunteers, mentors, vendors, or any non-district employee will be allowed on campus during the school day, on condition that they are providing a service to the school
Please contact TSMS for your specific visitors/volunteers/mentors/vendors sign-in procedures and other school-site specific protocols. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

VACCINATIONS

• Are available to everyone 5 and older.

TRANSPORTATION• Masks are strongly encouraged for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individual• Mask and hand sanitizer will be available.• Seating charts will be required for bus riders• Buses will continue to be cleaned daily• Field trips have resumed (Q2)

FOOD SERVICESTSMS will continue to be a CEP school during 2021-22, which means all students are eligible for meals at no charge. SLA Management will continue to prepare our meals.• Breakfast will continue to be served to the 1st period class• Lunch will resume back into the Cafeteria which will increase variety for hot lunches• Seating charts will be required for lunch• Custodial staff will clean and sanitize all high touch areas after each meal service.SCHOOL SAFETY & SECURITYDue to COVID- 19, LCS Safety & Security procedures will be enhanced and/or amended as we return to school in the Fall. Every effort will be made in order to support social distancing and promoting learning environments that make every effort to implement CDC guidelines. Notable changes will occur in the areas of emergency drills, training and visitor access to school facilities. Although the pandemic will create many challenges for our schools, we must continue to meet the requirements of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school safety act, which requires comprehensive school safety measures. An SRO will be on campus each school day.MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLNESSRegular mental health screenings should be available to all students, faculty, and staff and re-open plans should include for an extension of and increased need for mental health services.Students who are identified as needing additional supports and/or exhibit social, emotional, and/or perceived psychological deficits are referred to the school level MTSS (multidisciplinary) problem-solving teams to determine the level of interventions in accordance with identified student needs. Interventions may include referrals for intensive service provided by community-based mental health and/or substance abuse treatment professionals.Additionally, to improve the provision of early intervention services, with the guidance from LCS, TSMS employs a universal screening tool that is administered to all students as a method for early identification of students who may be in need of mental health supports within the MTSS model. Early in the school year, teachers complete a universal screening for all students using the Internalizing Screening Scale (Cook) and Externalizing Screening Scale (Drummond) to identify at-risk students.Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)The process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.• Sanford Harmony - A social emotional learning program for Pre-K-6 grade students designed to foster communication and understanding, connection, and community both in and outside the classroom and develop boys and girls into compassionate and caring adults.

Extended Day ProgramTSMS will continue to offer the opportunity for students to participate in the Extended Day Program from the hours of 3-5:45pm each afternoon. Please visit our website for fee payment information.

Clubs/TutoringElective clubs will resume in the 21-22 school year.

COVID 19 Protocol:

A large concern is the spread of the virus once a confirmed case appears in a classroom. The health department protocol comes into play once a positive case arises, whether at school or at a home. The Leon County Health Department, in conjunction with the district and TSMS, will work together to direct those who may have been exposed to Covid-19.



  • COVID-19 Positive Protocols 

     

    • Symptomatic or COVID-19 Positive


    • 1) If you test positive for COVID-19 and are symptomatic:

      • Stay home and away from others for five (5) days from the date your symptoms began.
      • You can return to work on day 6 if you are fever-free for 24 hours and your symptoms are improving.

    • 2) If you test positive for COVID-19 and are asymptomatic:

      • Stay home and away from others for five (5) days from the date of your positive test.
      • You can return to work on day 6 if you are fever-free for 24 hours and your symptoms, if any develop, are improving.
      • Day 0 = the date of a positive test if you are asymptomatic.

    • 3) If you were exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19:

      • If symptoms of COVID-19 develop, stay home.
      • If asymptomatic, you do not need to isolate, however, continue to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days after exposure.
      • Exposure = within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes within 24 hours.
        • Follow the guidance above if you test positive or have symptoms of COVID-19.

    • At-home COVID-19 test results and antibody test results will not be accepted.

LEON COUNTY COVID-19 TESTING LOCATIONS

https://www2.leoncountyfl.gov/ei/covid-testing.asp

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