October 8, 2020
RBVHS Reopening on October 20th
Each of the high schools in VUSD have been hard at work building plans to bring students back on campus. RBV is designing systems to keep our students and staff as safe as possible.
I would like to share two critical parts of our plan to safely bring students who selected the Classic Learning Model back on campus five days per week. Students who selected the Virtual Learning Model will remain online.
First, there will be very clear expectations for all students on campus. This includes wearing face-masks at all times, practicing social distancing in the hallways and outside of classrooms, practicing safe hygiene, including washing hands and using hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting each classroom.
The second critical part of the plan is that each student is not simply a passenger along for the ride of coming back to school. You have an incredibly important role and it is critical that you do your part to follow the rules. I have heard from lots of students how eager they are to return to school and each of you must follow the rules while on campus to make this a reality.
If you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19 you are not to come to school. All students and families will receive a clear guide on steps and procedures on what to do if you are sick and what to do if there’s a confirmed case of COVID-19.
At RBV we have clear health and safety expectations which include:
Masks for each person on campus each day
Temperature checks for all staff daily
Plans for isolating and taking care of students who develop symptoms during the school day
PPE for all staff and each classroom including masks, face shield, hand sanitizer,
Regular disinfecting throughout the day of common areas such as restrooms, door handles, and handrails
Disinfecting of classrooms each evening
Hand-washing stations and water bottle stations around campus
Clear guidelines for students moving in the hallways throughout the campus including one way hallways
Ongoing training for students to ensure they are very clear on expectations
Students and tables are spread out over a much larger area.
Limits of students per table
Several food distribution points to avoid long lines of students
Classrooms will be full. At the secondary level classes have 33 or more students most of the time. We will social distance to the best of our abilities, but very few classrooms will have 6’ between student desks. This makes following the expectations inside the classroom even more critical.
I will provide weekly information about our Reopening Plan as well as holding weekly Coffee with the Principal meetings to ensure you have all the necessary information and to ask questions. If you have immediate questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
As we approach October 20th and students who have selected the classic learning model prepare to return to campus, remember to take care of yourselves and those around you. We will see you soon.
Students who did not take a picture at Longhorn Days will have the opportunity to do so on October 20th from 2:45pm to 6:30pm at RBVHS.