SHS Administration Team Message

August 7, 2020

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Message from your Severance High Administration Team:

With the start of school just around the corner, we know you may have questions and concerns about the protocols we will follow to keep our students, staff and community safe during these uncertain times. Our initial plan can be found below with more information to follow next week.

New Block Schedule:

Severance and Windsor will be moving to a different block schedule. When accessing schedules on Campus Portal, students will only see SILVER classes (1, 3, 5 and 7). Students will have these four classes for the first quarter. This way we are able to limit the amount of exposure that teachers and students have with others, as well as limit the number of classes students must focus on during this time. Teachers will be able to provide direct instruction for these four classes both days students are present in the building. Students will complete a full semester of credit each quarter. This adjustment is causing us to do some last minute changes in the schedules, but they will be available in Campus Portal Wednesday evening (8/13).

Second quarter classes will be all NAVY classes (2,4,6,8).

First Quarter: August 17- October 16

Second Quarter: October 19- December 18

School hours: 8:40-3:50


In order to follow social distancing guidelines, the students will attend one of two lunch periods per day, depending on their class schedule.

Bell Schedule can be found HERE


Masks will be required by staff and students in school at all times. Please avoid masks that contain a vent as research shows that those are more harmful than helpful. Wearing a mask will be part of our dress code and MUST be worn at all times. Students will be provided safe, supervised mask breaks during the school day (outside).

Temperature screenings:

Every person entering our building will be temperature screened. If a student has a temperature 100.4 or higher, they will wait 10 minutes and then get retested. If fever persists, students will be sent to a quarantine area and need to be picked up immediately. Further information on entry points for students will be sent next week.

Cleaning protocols:

All desks and chairs will be disinfected between each class period, with deep cleaning performed every evening.


Students will be provided with their own Chromebook to take home. Charging and cleaning the devices will be the responsibility of each student. They must be brought to school each day the student attends. A contract and handbook will be coming home next week. Please read and return the signed contract with your student on their first day of school.

More information will come next week regarding the first days of school.