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BANNER PUBLIC SCHOOL RETURN TO LEARN SCHOOL GUIDE

                    Banner Public School Return to Learn School Guide                   

2021-2022

 

Positive COVID case

ANY student who tests positive for COVID must remain home in isolation for 14 days from the date of their positive COVID test.

 

Quarantine due to exposure

Students and faculty who have been exposed to COVID at or outside of school, will have the option to quarantine under the following guidelines:

 

Option A: Students or faculty will quarantine for a period of 10 calendar days. All instruction will be given through Seesaw, Google Classroom, and other teacher led initiatives.

The only way to move from Option A to Option B is if the student or           faculty member tests negative on days 5-7 of quarantine. After receiving the negative test, the student or the faculty may return on day 8 but must complete the remainder of their 10 day quarantine wearing a mask.

Option B: Students or faculty can still attend school in person after an exposure but they MUST wear a mask on all school grounds for a period of 10 calendar days. If the student or faculty are caught without a mask during this time, they will be automatically transitioned to Option A to complete the remainder of their quarantine.

 

If a student or faculty member has any member of their household that tests positive for COVID, that student or faculty member must quarantine for 10 calendar days. If that student or family member tests positive within those 10 calendar days, the student or faculty member will have to quarantine for a total of 14 calendar days from the date of their positive COVID case.

 

*Under rare circumstances, if a student or faculty has had direct, close contact with a positive COVID case, administration may require a quarantine if needed. If quarantine is required by administration, a negative COVID test on days 5-7 may end the at home quarantine period on day 8, but the student or staff member must wear a mask the remainder of the 10 day quarantine period.

**If at any time a class is at 25% or more absences, the whole class may be required to quarantine and move to virtual instruction.

***If at any time the school is at 25% or more absences, the school may be required to quarantine and go to virtual instruction.

****If at any time Banner Public School has a positive COVID rate of 5% of the student population, a mask mandate in accordance with the injunction to SB 658 will take into effect.

 

Parent Responsibilities

Parents MUST contact the school if students are exposed outside of school settings.

Parents are responsible for reporting sickness and other illness to the school secretary by phone or email, including a positive

COVID case, as soon as possible to help prevent the spread of infection. (405) 262-0598 or cheupel@banner.k12.ok.us

Parents should get their child tested at the onset of symptoms. Quarantine will begin on the day of the positive COVID test.

If parents are waiting on a test result, the student should remain in isolation until test results are back.

 

Visitors

Banner School will be closed to outside groups or individuals until further notice.

Visitors will only be permitted in the front entryway and main office for necessary reasons during school business, including student attendance and checkout. Appointments must be made and scheduled through school administration.

 

Athletics

We will hold athletic competitions as normal while continuing to monitor our COVID conditions. Until further notice, all indoor spectators are required to wear a mask while attending and encouraged to socially distance as much as possible.

 

Sanitization & Cleaning

Classrooms, buildings, and buses are cleaned and sanitized daily.

Handwashing is encouraged frequently and hand sanitizer is available throughout the school.

Social distancing will be stressed and encouraged as much as we are able.

 

Vaccination

State Law prohibits requiring students and staff to receive a COVID vaccination prior to attending school. The CDC and Oklahoma State Department of Health recommend the vaccine for those who are eligible.

**This Return to Learn School Guide will be in effect beginning 9/14/2021. All current quarantines and arrangements prior to 9/14/2021 will remain in effect until the dates previously set by administration.