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December Update

It's December!

Hello Lanesville Families!

Can you believe it is already December?! 2020 has been one crazy year and yet somehow it's almost over. We know it has not been easy, but we hope you all know how thankful we are for your help and support getting back to school this year. We could not do this without you!

There is A LOT of information in this newsletter so please make sure

you take the time to read it all.

Thank you again for all you are doing to help our school be successful! We appreciate you!

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COVID Quarantine Changes effective 12-3-2020

Harrison County Schools Update to Quarantine Guidelines (12/3/2020)


Staff Guideline Revisions

  1. Apply retroactively to all staff on quarantine due to contact tracing, regardless of home or work exposure.
  2. All staff members are Critical Infrastructure Workers (Indiana Department of Health Slides)
    1. Close contact - the staff member may continue to work under the following conditions:
      1. If a staff member is asymptomatic, they must continue to: pre-screen for symptoms and temperature; regularly monitor for onset of symptoms; wear a mask or facial covering; socially distance; and clean and disinfection of work spaces. Note: if close contact is within the home, quarantine/isolate from the positive individual through the required period.
      2. If a staff member is symptomatic, the worker must complete the 10-day quarantine and be 24 hours fever free without fever-reducing medications and symptoms improved before returning to work
    2. If staff member has tested positive:
      1. If symptomatic, isolate until 10 days have passed since symptom onset and 24 hours fever free without fever-reducing medications and symptoms improved
      2. If asymptomatic, isolate until 10 days after the collection date of the first positive test
  3. Staff members may continue to work following a test if the test is administered for reasons other than being symptomatic, e.g. medical procedures, travel, nursing home visitations, etc.
  4. If a staff member has previously tested positive there is a 90-day exemption period for close-contact identification.


Student Guideline Revisions

  1. Apply retroactively to all students who are currently quarantined due to contact tracing, regardless of home or school exposure.
  2. If students are identified as close contacts of positive-tested persons, the student may return to school under one of the following options:
    1. Ten-Day Option - Quarantine can end of day 10 if asymptomatic with no testing. Must continue to follow all recommended safety protocols through day 14. Continued diligence must be given to self-screening, temperature checking, wearing of facial coverings, socially distancing and disinfection of surfaces through the end of the quarantine period and beyond.
    2. Option Pending, (Contingent upon further Indiana Department of Health Guidance on Rapid Testing): Seven-Day Option - Quarantine can end after day 7 post-exposure if asymptomatic with a negative test that is collected within 48 hours of day 7 (days 5, 6 or 7) - test should be a rapid test, but not a self-administered test. Continued diligence must be given to self-screening, temperature checking, wearing of facial coverings, socially distancing and disinfection of surfaces through the end of the quarantine period and beyond.
  3. If student has tested positive:
    1. If symptomatic, isolate until 10 days have passed since symptom onset and 24 hours fever free without fever-reducing medications and symptoms improved
    2. If asymptomatic, isolate until 10 days after the collection date of the first positive test
  4. If a student has previously tested positive there is a 90-day exemption period for close-contact identification.
  5. Generally, when an athletic team has a team member test positive, then all members of the opposing team will not be quarantined if playing time is the only contact between players. Video can be reviewed for potential exposure time.
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Virtual Learning vs eLearning

Now that we have Virtual Learning in addition to eLearning we thought some clarification would be helpful.


Virtual Learning


  • If we have to close school due to COVID, those days are called virtual days and the teachers will come to school to do their virtual lessons
  • Students will follow their regular daily schedule and login to Webex for live lessons



eLearning


  • If we have a snow day those days will be eLearning days
  • This also applies to planned eLearning days
  • Assignments will be pushed out as they have been since we started eLearning
  • These are days teachers MAY choose to have live instruction