Ysabel Barnett Elementary School

On-Campus COVID-19 Preventative Health and Safety Procedures

Welcome Back Pioneers! Let's get ready for the reopening!

Information and Guidance for Families

Included below is a summary of our return to campus protocols to ensure students, families, and staff health and safety.

On-Campus AM/PM Schedule

Monday - At-Home Asynchronous Day

Tuesday-Friday - On-Campus Cohorts

AM Cohort Session: 8:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

PM Cohort Session 12:55 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.

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8:35 - 8:45 Students arrive and walk to classrooms

8:45 - 11:15 AM Session

11:15 AM Session Student Dismissal

11:15 - 12:45 Campus Cleaning/Disinfecting classrooms

12:45 - 12:55 Students arrive and walk to classrooms

12:55 - 3:25 PM Session

3:25 - 3:35 PM Student Dismissal

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Students who remain in the online instruction model will follow the same AM/PM schedule as the on-campus cohorts.


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CDPH and TVUSD COVID-19 Safety Resources

All TVUSD schools are required to follow the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) directives regarding on-campus learning health and safety protocols. The directive can be viewed HERE. TVUSD's COVID-19 Safety Plan can be viewed HERE.

TVUSD is required to provide COVID-19 testing resources for students. Families will be provided with information on how to obtain optional testing for their students.



  • Check students temperature (Must be under 100 degrees) without the aid of fever-reducing medicine
  • Bring student mask/face covering
  • Bring student personal refillable water bottle
  • Bring student district-issued or personal iPad, Chromebook, or other compatible learning devices
  • Bring student assigned instructional materials
  • Have students eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Lunches - if participating in the PM cohort, students should eat lunch before coming to school. AM cohort students will eat lunch at home after school. Meals are not consumed on campus.



AM Cohort Student Drop Off: 8:35 AM - 8:45 AM

PM Cohort Student Drop Off: 12:45 PM - 12:55 PM

  • No student entry prior to 8:35 a.m. (AM) or 12:45 p.m. (PM).

  • No parents/visitors/volunteers on campus unless a prior meeting has been arranged.

  • Parents must enter through the front office for health screening and to sign-in if a prior meeting has been arranged.

  • For students with transportation services, the buses will enter campus and stop in the Kindergarten Loop as they always have. Aides and teachers will meet students in specialized classes at the Kindergarten Loop and perform screening on the students before they enter the campus.

  • Students will be entering and exiting through Grade Level assigned gates. Signs will be posted on those gates and staff will be monitoring them.
  • Students will enter classrooms through the hallway doors nearest to the Front Loop and closest to the gates they enter upon arrival.
  • During class time, they will use the hallway to access the restrooms and return to class by exiting the end of hallway door and walking around/outside to return to their classrooms.
  • If a student needs to go to the health office, the teacher will call the health clerk/nurse and BES staff will go directly to the classroom to assess the student outside of the classroom before escorting the student safely to the proper room (health office or transition room).

All students (except those arriving by bus) will arrive at the Front Loop (off Harveston, in front of the office, main entry) or Back Gate (BG). The Back Gate opens to the back corner of the field where there is a walking entrance for students. ONLY students who are walking can enter through the Back Gate. There will be no arrival to the Kindergarten Loop for TK or Kindergarten students when we reopen.

At the front loop, specific entry gates will be assigned for each grade level, for students to enter. The gate students enter will be the gate closest to the classroom building where their classroom is located. All students are expected to enter through their Grade Level gate ONLY. Staff will be available to help escort/direct our youngest Pioneers to their classrooms.

X's will be taped on the ground to indicate where students stand if they are waiting in line to come in, before the gates have opened, six feet apart.

Parents will be asked to drop off by car, no parents will be allowed behind the gates at any time during arrival or dismissal.

Any parents/families who walk students to arrival will need to walk around the loop to the entrance point of the loop, nearest to where the Kindergarten students will enter. There will be a STOP sign posted to indicate the point where parents/families must say goodbye to students.

Special Education students who arrive by bus will arrive in the Kindergarten Loop and be escorted to their classrooms by BES staff.


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AM Cohort Dismissal: 11:15 AM
PM Cohort Dismissal: 3:25 PM

  • Students will dismiss from their classrooms through the outside classroom doors and follow the traffic patterns to exit the school through either the Back Gate or Front Loop.

  • Students will utilize the same Grade Level gate for dismissal as they did for arrival.

  • For students with transportation services, aides and teachers will accompany students to the Kindergarten Loop to board the bus.

Students who leave through the Back Gate will be directed to exit through the Back Gate and parents/family members can meet them in the courtyard area outside of the gate. Please maintain six feet of social distancing in the courtyard area as you wait for students.

Students who are walking but leaving through the Front Loop will be directed to one of two possible Parent Waiting Areas to meet parents/family members. Please designate a meeting spot, in one of these two areas, with your child so he/she knows where to go to meet you at dismissal time. Parents/family members, please remain in the Parent Waiting Areas and maintain social distancing at all times to protect all students, staff, and yourselves. Waiting Areas are designated on the map below.

Students who are being picked up by car will be waiting in line at designated locations around the Front Loop as indicated in the map below. Each student line will be marked with a Grade Level flag. Parents, please drive forward through the loop and continue to move forward until all cars have stopped. Students will be looking for you and will begin walking down the yellow line once they see your car. Do NOT stop at your child's grade level flag to pick them up. Continue to pull forward so we can keep the flow of traffic moving and students will get in your car after the crosswalk as they always have when the line has moved all the way up. Parents, please remain in your car at ALL times. We will have staff available to assist students getting into cars, as needed.

Special Education students who dismiss by bus will walk the exterior traffic pattern to exit the gate off the Kinder Loop and access the busses.


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  • Student meals will be available for distribution for TVUSD students every Monday at all six TVUSD middle schools. Meals are not available at individual schools.
  • All meals are to be consumed at home. Lunches - if participating in the PM cohort, students should eat lunch before coming to school. AM cohort students will eat lunch at home after school.
  • Parents can pick up 7-day meal packs between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at any of the six middle school locations every Monday.
  • Meal kits provided on Mondays will contain 7 lunches, 7 breakfasts, and enough fruits, vegetables, milk & juice for one complete week.

  • TVUSD enrolled students do not have to be present. Parents can bring printout proof of enrollment from the Infinite Campus portal.
  • Non-enrolled siblings under 18 years of age of enrolled TVUSD students may also receive meals. Non-enrolled siblings must be present.


  • Arrows for directional walking in hallways and throughout the interior of campus will facilitate physical distancing.

  • Hand sanitizing and hand washing stations will be accessible.

  • Yellow arrows will be taped to the ground to indicate which direction students will flow around campus.

  • Round social distancing stickers will be placed on the ground to remind students to give each other space while walking and/or waiting in line around campus.

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TK & Kindergarten - Bathrooms in TK & Kindergarten Hallway

First Grade - Bathrooms in 1st Grade Hallway

Second Grade - Bathrooms in 2nd/5th Grade Hallway

Third Grade - Bathrooms in 3rd/4th Grade Hallway

Fourth Grade - Bathrooms outside of Library/Attached to Main Office Building

Fifth Grade - Bathrooms in Lunch Area/Attached to MPR Building

  • Soap, hand sanitizers, and paper towels will be available.

  • Handwashing and physical distancing signs will be displayed.

  • Please see map below for specific restroom locations.

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  • Transition Room: Students who are ill will be evaluated in the hallway outside of their classrooms. In the event that a student needs to be isolated, that student will be taken to the Transition Room located in Room 23.

  • Routine Medical Needs: Students who take daily medication, need band aids, etc. will receive medical attention in the health office/front office.


  • 11:00 - 11:10 a.m.: Rooms 1 - 2 11:10 - 11:30 a.m.: Rooms 3 - 10

  • 11:30 - 11:50 p.m.: Rooms 11 - 18 11:50 - 12:10 p.m.: Rooms 19 - 26

  • Classrooms and mutual spaces on campus will be disinfected nightly by custodians utilizing an electrostatic sprayer.

  • Safety Data Sheets regarding all cleaning products being used are available on the following website - Please CLICK HERE.


Please make sure ON-CAMPUS students come each day with a charged device.

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  • No parents on campus unless a prior meeting has been arranged.

  • If meeting has been pre arranged, parents must enter through the front office for health screening and to sign-in.

  • Unfortunately at this time, no parent volunteers will be allowed on campus.


Child care hubs will be available, with limited space, at most elementary school campuses. The AM/PM schedule will coincide with your child's AM/PM learning schedule and will be available during the students’ asynchronous learning time. Child care hub hours of operation will be 8:15 am to 3:55 pm. To be considered for enrollment, parents must submit the electronic form below.

As many families' learning model confirmations may be predicated on securing childcare, TVUSD's Childcare Department will confirm your child care enrollment status, based on space availability, by Thursday, February 25, to allow families to complete the learning confirmation survey by Friday, February 26.

If you are interested in childcare as part of your child's on-campus learning model, please complete the registration form below as soon as possible. If a program at one site reaches capacity for some reason, we will make every effort to contact the parent needing childcare to discuss options at other sites that may be available.

The application window closes on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, to ensure notifications by Thursday, February 25.

Please CLICK HERE to APPLY for Childcare.

Questions should be directed to TVUSD's Childcare Department. Please email khaupt1@tvusd.us.


We know this is A LOT to consider and adjust to. Thank you in advance for your support and understanding as we implement all of these changes. We know we can get through it together. We are blazing a new trail, again, and cannot wait to do it with each of you!

Please reach out to your teacher and/or the office if you have any immediate questions or concerns about the information that has been shared in this newsletter.