SPPS Summer Learning Programs COVID-19 Guidance

  • Please note the following COVID-19 prevention guidelines that will be in place for Summer Learning Programs, Discovery Club, Crossroads and other SPPS programming beginning June 14.

    Face Coverings/Masks

    SPPS is following state guidance for face coverings/masks for Summer Learning Programs. Wearing a face covering/mask is recommended, but not required for all students and staff.

    Childcare settings, Head Start and Pre-K programs: Children 5 years old and younger are still required to wear a face covering/mask until 70 percent of Minnesota residents 16 years old and older are vaccinated or until July 1 (whichever comes sooner). We will communicate with staff and families when changes are made to the Governor’s Executive Order.

    Transportation

    Students and staff are required to wear face coverings/masks on school buses

    Social Distancing

    SPPS will continue to create space for social distancing of 3 feet or more to the greatest extent possible.

    SPPS will keep students and staff in small groups that stay together as much as possible throughout the day, and limit mixing between groups as much as possible in common spaces (during lunch, bathroom breaks, arrival and dismissal, free periods, recess).

    Nutrition Services

    Individual schools/programs will determine if meals will be served in cafeterias and/or classrooms

    • Assigned seating is not required for grades PreK-4 in the cafeteria and/or classroom
    • Assigned seating is required for grades 5-12 in the cafeteria and/or classroom 

    Field Trips

    Field trips will be allowed for Summer Learning Programs.

    Assigned seating in classrooms

    • Assigned seating is not required for grades PreK-4
    • Assigned seating in classrooms is required for grades 5-12

    Visitors

    • Parent/guardians are welcome inside school buildings (we ask that families limit their visits to 15 minutes when possible)
    • Outside visitors are allowed by appointment only 

    Daily Health Screening

    Families should conduct a health screening every morning before sending their student to school or the bus stop. School staff will also monitor for symptoms throughout the school day. COVID-19 symptoms may include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, and other symptoms.

    If your child is exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, do not send them to school. Report the absence to your child’s school & submit a report to the COVID-19 Reporting System the same day for next steps.

    Quarantines

    Quarantines have been reduced from 14 day to 10 days in all circumstances. Quarantines for summer 2021 programming (through July 30, 2021) will be determined as follows:

    • Grades PreK-4: Entire class will be quarantined when they have spent more than two hours indoors in the same class or cohort with a person that was on-site while infectious, regardless of close contact 
    • Grades 5-12: Students and/or staff will be quarantined when they have spent more than two hours indoors in the same class or cohort in close contact with a person that was on-site while infectious (within 6 feet of a person that tested positive)  
      • If assigned seating was not in place, then the entire classroom or lunch table will be quarantined

    Contact Tracing

    • SPPS will also continue contact tracing through the 2021-22 school year.

Translations

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  • Karen: SPPS Summer Learning Programs COVID-19 Guidance

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