APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – The Appleton Area School District’s (AASD) Safe School Reentry plan was approved during the Special Meeting of the Board of Education on Monday night.
During the meeting, the AASD’s Safe School Reentry Plan was approved as it detailed various aspects including learning models, student and staff expectations, and safety protocols and guidelines for the upcoming school year.
AASD members shared they plan to welcome students back to classes on September 1 and their overall goal while creating the Safe School Reentry Plan has remained and will continue to remain consistent in that they aim to provide a safe and engaging learning experience for students.
AASD members said the plan entails various learning models available for students including hybrid models for grades 5 through 12 and a fully online enhanced virtual learning experience available for all students. Parents will have the ability to choose which model they would prefer.
When students and staff are learning in the classroom AASD officials say students and staff will need to wear face coverings, practice social distancing, and maintain good hygiene.
To help enforce these safety practices, the AASD says it plans to provide students and staff with face masks, structure classrooms differently to promote social distancing practices, and implement sanitation stations to enhance good hygiene.
AASD staff adds that they will be releasing a detailed document in August outlining these procedures in greater depth as well as other aspects of their plan including daily health screening for staff and students, student and staff expectations, classroom procedures, internal operations, and protocols and responses.
The District shared they will continue to work with local health departments on this issue and hope to implement this plan throughout all the schools within the Appleton Area School District.
The entire meeting detailing AASD’s Safe School Reentry Plan will be available for view here shortly.