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McLaughlin School District  

2021-22 Safe Return to School In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan 

 

Educational Delivery Phases (Based on COVID and Vaccination levels in the community)

  1. 1.  Phase 1 – 100% of students attending school daily 

  1. 2.  Phase 2 – Hybrid: 50% of students attending school daily and 50% online from home 

  1. a.  Meals will continue to be provided for all students via take-home to-go meals 

  1. 3.  Phase 3 – 100% of students online from home 

  1. a.  Meals will continue to be provided for all students via delivery to communities 

  

Foundational Safety Protocols for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction

  1. 1.  All employees have been provided with the opportunity and resources to be vaccinated 

  1. 2.  Students and employees are required to wear masks 

  1. 3.  3’ social distancing when practical and possible 

  1. 4.  Follow handwashing/sanitizing protocols 

  1. 5.  Follow cleaning/sanitizing protocols 

  1. 6.  Touchless technology for handwashing/sanitizing  

  1. 7.  Air quality – ionizing technology throughout the complex 

  1. 8.  One-to-One technology for students and employees 

  1. 9.  Students and employees practice self-screening  

  1. 10.  Students and employees should stay home when they have signs of any infectious illness and visit their healthcare provider for testing and care 

  1. 11.  Visitors are required to wear masks 

  

District and School Offices

1.  All offices will be open regular business hours 

a.  Protective barriers will remain in offices 

  

  

K-12 Classrooms

  1. 1.  Students and employees are required to wear masks 

  1. 2.  Maintaining 3’ spacing when practical and possible 

  1. 3.  Air quality – ionizing technology in all classrooms 

  1. 4.  One-to-one technology for students 

  

Cafeteria  

  1. 1.  3’ social distancing when practical and possible 

  1. 2.  No salad bars 

  1. 3.  Air quality - ionizing technology in the cafeteria  

  

Gyms and Weight Rooms

1.  Air Quality – fresh air and ionizing technology 

  1. a.  Ionizing technology is in the HS/MS gym and weight room  

  1. b.  Elementary school gym will utilize the fresh air system when applicable 

  

Transportation/Bussing

  1. 1.  Utilize the foundational safety protocols  

  

Use of Facilities
1.  School Groups 

  1. a.  Utilize facilities via the foundational safety protocols 

  1. 2.  Community Groups 

  1. a.  Utilize facilities via the facilities usage application process 

 

McLaughlin School District  

2021-22 Safe Return to School In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan 

 

  

COVID Cases and Close Contacts

Symptomatic: 

  1. 1.  Students and employees must self-screen before school 

  1. 2.  Students and employees who are symptomatic at school will be isolated and sent home 

Direct Contacts: 

  1. 1.  Direct contacts quarantined per CDC guidelines 

  1. 2.  The school district will conduct contact tracing 

  1. 3.  The school district will comply with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Health, Education, and Welfare       Committee /SD DOH notifications 

Positive Cases: 

1.  Students or employees that test positive will be excluded from school per CDC guidelines 

  

Services to Address Student Academic Needs

  1. 1.  Employing certified interventionists 

  1. 2.  Data driven interventions 

  1. 3.  Implementing academic after school programs 

  1. 4.  Implementing summer school and academic summer camps 

  1. 5.  Continued financial support for student home internet services 

  1. 6.  Accommodations will be made to support students with special needs. 

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McLaughlin School District 

2021-22 Safe Return to School In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan 

  

Health Needs

1.Provide support for student and employee physical, social, emotional, and mental health needs 

  1. a.  Student 

  1. i. Counseling services are available for students when we are in-person, hybrid, or online 

  1. ii. Morning Meetings and Tiwahe Time are held daily when in-person, hybrid or online 

  1. iii.  PE and music are held daily when we are in-person, hybrid, or online 

  1. iv.  Students are given socialization time on Fridays when we are in-person, hybrid, or online 

  1. v. Student extracurricular activities continue when we are in-person, hybrid, or online 

  1. b.  Employee 

  1. i.  Counseling services are provided through our health insurance provider  

  1. ii. Staff members meet in teams to support each other every Friday

  2. iii.Online resources are provided to staff as they come available 

  

Safe Return Plan Review schedule

  • December 2021 (in conjunction with December Child Count)   

  • June 2022 (in conjunction with Year-End Sign-off)   

  • December 2022 (in conjunction with December Child Count)  

  • June 2023 (in conjunction with Year-End Sign-off)  

  

State Required Elements

  1. School Board Approval Date – 11/8/2021 

  1. Date of Last Review – 11/8/2021 

  1. Contact Person for Questions, Translations, or Accommodations –  

Dr. George Shipley Jr., george.shipley@k12.sd.us  

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