Durango schools prepare to reopen, with à la carte approach

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Durango schools prepare to reopen, with à la carte approach

Students will be able to attend in-person, remotely or a mix
Durango School District 9-R is in the process of adopting procedures to open schools as educators grapple with the reality of COVID-19.

Durango schools prepare to reopen, with à la carte approach

Durango School District 9-R is in the process of adopting procedures to open schools as educators grapple with the reality of COVID-19.
9-R’s COVID-19 procedures

Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger has sent an update to parents about procedures now used in summer school to deal with COVID-19 and updates that will be coming to deal with the novel coronavirus when school resumes on Aug. 25.
Because the situation is changing, Snowberger said the district is in continual conversations with state and local authorities around the best safety measures and requirements to adopt.
Here is a summary of 9-R’s current guidelines to deal with COVID-19:
TransportationSchool buses cannot ensure social distancing on crowded buses so students are required to board and deboard with a face covering. If a student forgets a mask, a face covering will be available at the bus door. While on the bus in proximity of others, outside of siblings, the mask should be worn. Bus drivers also must wear a facial covering.
Facial coveringsAt school, students are encouraged to wear face coverings. But students who have challenges with face coverings are allowed are allowed to not wear a them in class. Based on current guidance from the state, 9-R officials say they can encourage facial coverings for students, but not require them.
Teachers and other adults at schools are required to wear facial coverings.
Health screeningsHealth screenings will occur regularly to ensure that those with symptoms remain at home and not become a risk to others. The district advises parents to keep their children at home if they have COVID-19 symptoms. Staff members are given the same advice.
Symptoms include a fever of 100.3 or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; chills, muscle aches, sore throat and loss of taste or smell.

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