• When will we know the name of our child’s teacher and what supplies they will need?

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    Principals and leadership teams are currently using the data provided by parent surveys and phone calls to assess which students will be attending @school and which students will be attending @home.  Confirmation calls will be made during the week of August 10 to confirm the family’s choice.  Principals will be sharing at that time.  General supply lists are posted at www.shelby.kyschools.us under the Parents tab OR click HERE!

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  • For the teachers that are teaching virtually but reporting to the school building, will they have th

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    Yes.  They will be working in an area away from children.

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  • Will the curriculum of SCPS@Home mirror the curriculum of SCPS@School?

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    SCPS @Home will be the same curriculum as SCPS@School.  Delivery methods may vary slightly but standards and competencies will guide lesson planning for both options. 

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  • What will the requirements be for a student to return to school if sent home with a fever?

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    A student who has a temperature of 100 degrees or greater must be picked up by the parent or parent approved (in writing) adult. The student will not be allowed to ride the bus home. The Center for Disease Control and the state guidelines say that a student or staff member should be 24 hours fever and symptom free without medications before returning to school or work.  If the student or staff member sees a doctor then the doctor can give them a return date. We have to remember that other illnesses can cause a fever and the doctor can determine if the child may return to school sooner than that 24 hour period.  If it is determined that the students needs to have a COVID test then they should be in isolation at home until that test result comes back. The result of the COVID-19 test will guide the necessity for further need for the student to be absent. SCPS will work with students to provide school work during times of absences to prevent them from falling behind. Communication with the school/school nurse will be key during times of illness and absences. 

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  • Will I be notified if someone tests positive for COVID-19?

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    All positive COVID-19 cases are mandated to be reported to our local health department. The contact tracers from our health department will evaluate the school setting and determine if and who may be at risk based on exposure if someone within the schools tests positive for COVID-19. Parents will be notified if their child is at risk if the contact tracer from the local health department deems that is necessary. The Health Department is responsible for contacting families. Due to HIPPA regulations you will not be notified who tested positive.   SCPS is responsible for continuing the child's education. SCPS must follow HIPPA regulations and cannot share any information regarding positive cases.  It is our goal that by following the regulations of social distancing, wearing a mask and increased hand sanitation that we can significantly reduce the necessity for others to be isolated when there is a positive case of COVID-19. This is why it is so important for everyone to support these measures as we return to school. 

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  • If we choose the @school option but once school starts (or as we get closer to school starting) if w

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    For now, we are asking you to make a commitment based upon current information.  In mid-August, someone from your school will call you to confirm your decision.  We will always make decisions with you that keep our students and staff members safe.
     
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  • How will transitions from class to class occur? Will students be allowed to gather in common areas?

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    After the preliminary survey is complete, principals will call families to confirm their choice for the Fall of 2020. When each school knows the total number of students registered and the number of staff needed, we can plan a school day schedule and consult the guidelines to consider our options. Currently, congregation in common areas will not be allowed as set forth in the safety guidelines. 

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  • Will there be extracurricular activities?

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    Athletics and extracurricular activities will be available.  Operation of the activity will be governed with safety expectations in place. Those expectations will be communicated by the school and leadership based on the activity. 

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  • Where will my child eat lunch at school?

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    Cafeteria staff will follow guidance on food service delivery to students for breakfast and lunch. Students must be spaced 6 feet apart in all directions. Face masks can be removed once seated at the assigned table. Seating charts must be maintained. Students are not permitted to get up and walk around the cafeteria during meal time. Students are expected to place masks back on once the meal is complete prior to returning to the classroom.

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  • Will my student be able to transfer between @Home and @School during the Fall semester?

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    Once you have confirmed your commitment with your school before August 26th, we ask that you hold firm to an 18 week commitment. If there are health issues considerations will be made on an individual basis. However, because of safety concerns and planning for personnel, SCPS requires an 18 week commitment for learning in Fall of 2020. 

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  • Do families need to prepare for school closures?

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    Based on guidance from the Kentucky Department of Education, families should prepare for intermittent school closures or periods of Non-Traditional Instruction throughout the school year.  Please plan accordingly to have childcare arrangements for your child should these closures occur. 

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  • What if a student refuses to wear a mask when it is expected?

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    Because this is a health issue concerning the safety of others, students not adhering to the expectations set forth by the school will not be allowed to attend SCPS@School. We will work with each student to determine the reason, provide a mask to those who need one and work with those who have medical exemptions but we must follow the safety expectations in order to prevent students and staff from being isolated or schools from being closed should there be positive cases of COVID-19. 

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  • Will my child be in the same room all day?

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    After the preliminary survey is complete, principals will call families to confirm their choice for the Fall of 2020. When each school knows the total number of students registered and the number of staff needed, we can plan a school day schedule and consult the guidelines to consider our options.

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  • Will After-School Care and Daycare be available for my child?

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    We are preparing to open Shelby County Public School Daycares in conjunction with the opening of schools on August 26.  Daycare for Kindergarten-5th students will follow the guidance documents published by the state.  (Insert our SCPS@AfterSchool Care).  In order to safely open, children will remain in the same group of ten children all afternoon without interacting with another group. Linked is a google form to begin the registration process for after school care.  Due to the guidelines, each school center has less capacity.  Space is limited. A $25.00 non-refundable fee is due to the director by the first day of service.  

    Things to know:

    • After School Daycare will only be open when school is in session.
    • The only rate plan we are offering is 5 days a week at $60 per child.
    • Hours of operation are from 2-6pm.


    Please fill out this form if you are a parent of an SCPS student: 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexBEcB3h9dpXO5UDlyjw6ODtwjK_W_TM9-CNvetZ-31PNZHQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

    We are attempting to open Shelby County Public School Daycares for staff only students from August 12-August 25.  Depending on need, we will determine which centers will open for this time frame.  Daycare for Kindergarten-5th students will follow the guidance documents published by the state.  In order to safely open, children will remain in the same group of ten children all day without interacting with another group. We are only offering 5 days a week at $120 per child or $240 for the 10 days. Center hours are from 7:30am-4pm.  We are working with our school cafeterias to provide breakfast, lunch and a snack each day.

    Linked is a google form to begin the registration process for SCPS daycare for the dates of August 12-August 25.  Registration must be completed by August 5 at 4pm.

    Please fill out this form if you are an employee who needs child care during from August 12 - August 25: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexBEcB3h9dpXO5UDlyjw6ODtwjK_W_TM9-CNvetZ-31PNZHQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

     

     
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  • What happens if my child has a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask?

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    Parents must provide a note from a doctor, if their child has a medical condition which prevents them from wearing a mask.  For those who cannot wear a mask we will offer a face shield for their protection and the protection of others. 

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  • Will buses be transporting as normal?

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    Our transportation team will be following local, state and federal guidelines to transport our students to and from school each day.  This includes masking, seating, and cleaning protocols. 

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  • Will the start/end times of school stay the same?

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    Start and end times will the same or similar to last year's times.  Any changes will be less than a 5 minute difference.
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  • Is there a hybrid model available for students?

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    Currently, there is no "hybrid" option for Shelby County families.  The feedback we received regarding that model included difficulty in child care for our families. 

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