Aug. 12, 2020 – Doing daily health screenings with your children, keeping them home if they are sick, and practicing how to wear a facial covering are just a few ways Team Duval families can work together to improve health and safety when schools reopen on Thursday, Aug. 20.
Our “Team Up for Health” video series explores how we as a community can be empowered to slow the spread.
Some, like the “Handwashing” and “Facial Covering” videos will go over the proper CDC-recommended techniques. Others, like “What to Expect” and “Transportation” will give insight into the precautions and cleaning processes staff are implementing.
Over the next few days, each video will be posted to the playlist here as well as on the district’s Back to School webpage: https://dcps.duvalschools.org/Page/28218.
Below is a brief description. As you review and prepare for the reopening of schools, remember – We need all of Team Duval to team up and make school as safe as possible.
- What to expect: This video explores things families can expect to see as students return to school. This includes updated classroom layouts to make social distancing possible, frequent cleaning of high-touch areas throughout the day, and handwashing and sanitization stations in every classroom.
- Transportation: This video explores what students can expect when riding a bus including wearing a face covering, applying hand sanitizer and more structured seating.
- How parents and students can help: This video explores how parents and students are critical to the mission of slowing COVID-19. Keeping children home if they are sick, ensuring they have a clean face covering each day, and keeping emergency contact information up to date are just a few ways families can assist.
- Stay home if you are sick: This video explores why the first line of defense is keeping children home if they are sick or have possibly been exposed to COVID-19.
- Social distancing: This video explores creative ways students can fight their natural inclinations to be social butterflies, and ensure they are socially distancing while being social with their friends.
- Handwashing: This video explores the best hand washing practices like washing your hands for 20 seconds and scrubbing in between fingers and nail beds.
- Facial coverings: This video explores the importance of practicing with children the correct way of wearing facial coverings, including covering both the nose and chin and removing face coverings using the ear straps. Neck gaiters and masks with vents or valves are proving to be ineffective in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, the district is discouraging the wearing of these types of face coverings in school and on school buses. Students who wear these types of face coverings will be provided with a disposable face covering for the day and will be expected to bring their district-issued or other appropriate face covering on future school days.
- What happens if COVID-19 enters my school community: In this “Team Up for Health” video, we’re taking a closer look at how the district would respond in the instance of a positive case of COVID-19.
- How we are cleaning our schools: In this “Team Up for Health” video, we are breaking down the procedures custodial staff are taking to clean our classrooms and schools, which includes implementing an invisible layer of protection.
Do not forget Team Duval – We do our best when everyone does their part. Stay home if you are sick, wear your face covering, wash your hands and adhere to social distancing and other requirements.