BANNER PUBLIC SCHOOL RETURN TO LEARN SCHOOL GUIDE
Banner Public School Return to Learn School Guide
Over the course of the last year, Banner Public School leadership team has worked closely with many different groups to make adjustments to protocols and procedures, while maintaining a safe and healthy climate for both students and employees.
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: Student or faculty will quarantine for a period of 10 calendar days. All instruction will be given virtually 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: Student 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If parents are waiting on a test result, the student should remain in isolation until test results are back.
Banner School will be closed to outside groups or individuals until further notice. Visitors are not permitted in the cafeteria. Breakfast and lunch are free to all students for the 2021-22 school year.
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.
We will hold athletic competitions as normal while continuing to monitor our COVID conditions. Wearing a mask is optional but encouraged. Social Distancing is recommended as much as possible.
Sanitization & Cleaning
Classrooms, buildings, and buses are cleaned and sanitized daily utilizing but not limited to the use of Electrostatic systems.
Hand washing is encouraged frequently and hand sanitizer is available throughout the school.
Social distancing will be stressed and encouraged as much as we are able.
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.
Special Education Services
Students with disabilities will be provided services on the IEP or 504 educational plan.
IEP and 504 Meetings may be conducted virtually or in-person.
If we are required to change our plans, we will communicate those changes with you by email, our website, voice messenger, and/or social media platforms.
Last updated 11/8/2021
9/14/2021 will remain in effect until the dates previously set by administration.