In-Person Expectations

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Going back to school  in person will look a lot different this year, with some new expectations to keep us all safe. AASD has put together some videos highlighting what students and families need to know as we target January 19 for increased in-person learning.

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Read more about how we've prepared our school buildings.
 
THE BUS 
We strongly encourage students to maintain 6 feet of distance while waiting to be picked up. We will provide hand sanitizer upon entry and will require face coverings/masks for students.

Seating will be assigned to allow for efficient contact tracing. We will load the bus from back to front, considering those who have to get off at a transfer site. We will keep the first row of seats vacant as a buffer zone.

The vehicle will be disinfected before and after each route and a deep clean overnight per CDC guidelines. Weather permitting, we will keep windows open for ventilation.



START OF THE DAY 
Staff will be greeting students as they arrive at school, asking how they’re feeling and making sure they’re wearing their masks over their nose and mouth. Parents are asked to screen their students at home and keep them at home if they’re sick. Parents should not try to enter the school building at drop-off or pickup.   

HAND SANITIZER AND HAND WASHING
Your school should have plenty of hand sanitizer for everyone. Look for hand sanitizer stations in various places around the building, and feel free to use it regularly. Students should wash their hands with soap and water after using the restroom, after lunch, and after recess or P.E. The more you wash your hands, the more you improve your chances of staying safe. 



MASKS 
Starting on May 17, 2021, and for the remainder of the school year, students and staff may remove their masks while outside on school grounds during the school day. Masks are still required inside all school and district buildings and on buses. We continue to monitor and respond to the most recent data and guidance for the well-being of our students. We will also continue to implement physical distancing and good hand hygiene. Learn more about mask expectations.




KEEP YOUR DISTANCE (NO HUGS YET, TRY A WAVE OR AN AIR HIGH FIVE.)
We know you haven’t seen some of your friends or favorite teachers for a long time. Unfortunately, it’s still not time for hugs or high fives just yet. But you can greet your friends and your teachers with a wave … or a nod… or an air high five. 



COUGHING AND SNEEZING
Check out these tips for the most hygienic way to deal with sneezing and coughing with a mask on.



HELPING EACH OTHER 
If we do all of these things, if we look out for ourselves and each other, we can keep each other safe and healthy throughout the school day. As we return to our schools, we are  all in this together.