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On-Campus Instruction

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NOTICE: The information on this page may change as directives are provided by local and state officials or as environmental conditions change. Please check back for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

On-Campus Instruction UPDATED July 16, 2020

Lamar CISD is prepared to meet the needs of our students through on-campus instruction during the 2020-2021 school year. The District employs a full-time nurse at each of its campuses who is prepared to deliver evidence-based, high-quality medical care to students. Several enhanced health and safety protocols will be in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

These include:

  • All students and staff will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms regularly and individuals who show symptoms will be separated and sent home.

    • Staff will be required to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms prior to reporting to work each day.

    • Parents/guardians are expected to screen their students for COVID-19 symptoms each day prior to sending their student to school.

    • Teachers will monitor students and refer to the nurse if symptoms are present.

  • The use of face coverings will be determined by health recommendations associated with three levels of community transmission: substantial, moderate and minimal.

    • All staff will wear face coverings during substantial and moderate transmission levels.

    • Students in 4th through 12th grade will wear face coverings during substantial and moderate transmission levels, including in the classroom.

    • Students in Pre-K through 3rd grade will wear face coverings in hallways, common areas (cafeteria, gym, restroom, etc.) and during arrival and dismissal during substantial and moderate transmission levels.

    • Students and staff may wear face coverings at any time, if desired.

  • Class size will depend on the number of students who choose to participate in on-campus learning. Desks or tables will be socially distanced as much as instructionally possible.

  • Student transitions will be staggered to limit the number of people in common areas (hallways, cafeterias, gyms, restrooms, etc.) at one time. Traffic patterns will be established to separate individuals to the greatest extent possible and signage will encourage social distancing.

  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available and thorough hand washing will be encouraged. Staff will limit the use of shared supplies when possible and have access to disinfectant wipes to sanitize high-touch and working surfaces, as well as shared objects.

For a more detailed and comprehensive list of health and safety protocols, please review the Disease Mitigation Guidelines for Parents and Students.

For more information regarding positive COVID-19 cases, please review the Fall 2020 Guidance – Elementary or Fall 2020 Guidance – Secondary, and the Exposure and Quarantine Guidelines.