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Thank you for partnering with us to provide meaningful opportunities for your children. This page has been developed to inform our Rincon Vista families of plans regarding the opening of schools for the 2020/2021 School Year. We recognize that as plans are made, some of those plans will need to be modified and adjusted as conditions around COVID-19 are still fluid across Arizona. As some of these topics are still being discussed and considered, you may find areas that are under construction. As decisions are finalized, the sections will be updated on this page.

School Days Look-Like & Information

 

 

 

 

Please keep your student home if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever of 100 or higher
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Vomiting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • There is a Pima County Resolution requiring face coverings in all settings where social distancing may not be possible. The Vail School District will adhere to this resolution. 
  • We ask that parents provide a face covering for their student. It is recommended that students bring 2 face coverings in case the first mask becomes soiled.
  • Students will be given the opportunity to take breaks from wearing a face covering when:
    • Eating lunch 
    • Outside and appropriately distanced from others
  • Students will be provided a lanyard to hold their face coverings.
  • If a student comes to school without a face covering, one will be provided.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Charged chromebook and charger
  • A protective sleeve for the chromebook
  • Backpack
  • Pencils, pens, and paper
  • Water bottle
  • Calculator
  • Other materials requested by teachers
  • Any PPE you would like your student to have

 

 

 

 

 

  • Students who walk, or are dropped off by parents, will enter campus and have their temperatures taken at gates designated by their grade level:
    • The 6th grade gate is on the south end of the SVE parking lot near the large roadrunner painted on the wall
    • The 7th grade gate is between the front office and the Community room
    • The 8th grade gate is through the bike racks
  • Bus riders will have their temperatures taken and enter campus from the bus bay. 
  • Gates will open at 7:50am and students will go directly to their first class. 
    • We respectfully ask that students not on the bus do not arrive on campus prior to 7:50am in order to prevent groups of students from congregating.
  • Following CDC guidelines, physical distancing practices will be implemented when feasible. 
  • Entrances will be monitored and supervised by RVMS staff members. 
  • Parents are encouraged to stay in their car when dropping off their child. 
  • Students may go to the cafeteria only if they need to eat breakfast. After eating in the cafeteria, students will go to their first class.

 

 

 

 

 

  • The school day will be shortened. School hours will be 8:00am-1:50pm.
  • Instruction will be synchronous.Teacher will teach live to the on-campus students. This instruction will be available to off-campus students through Schoology Conferences.
  • Teachers will continue to record instruction for viewing and reviewing through Schoology.
  • Teachers will work closely with on-campus students throughout the period. 
  • Teachers will support off-campus students as time permits throughout the period.
  • Teachers will be available via Schoology Conferences to answer questions and support students Monday-Thursday, 2:15pm-3:15pm and Friday, 10:00am-11:00am.
  • All students will have: Advisor Base, 4 core classes, a Specials class, and a Reteach/Enrich period. 
  • All off-campus learners are expected to follow their schedule to the best of their ability.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Teachers will only be live via Schoology Conferences between 10:00am-11:00am to answer questions and support students.
  • Teachers will post independent work for students on Schoology.
  • Students do not have to follow their schedule, but they do need to check into all of their classes and complete their work.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Student desks and tables will be in rows separated as much as the dimensions of the classroom will allow with students all facing the same direction. 
  • Students will wash or sanitize their hands after every transition. 
  • Students will place their backpacks in front of them at their feet. 
  • Students will be given a supply list and will be required to bring their individual supplies everyday. 
  • Desks, tables, and common areas will be cleaned/sanitized at the end of each class period. 
  • High-touch surfaces (i.e. door handles) will be cleaned frequently by campus staff. 
  • Regular deep cleanings of classrooms will be completed each evening. 
  • Students and staff will have access to cleaning supplies and/or hand sanitizing stations in each classroom.
  • Each classroom has a sink with a soap dispenser and paper towels for handwashing.
  • Each classroom has a least one wall-mounted hand sanitizer.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Restroom traffic will be monitored and controlled to limit the number of students in the restroom at a given time.
  • Restrooms will be cleaned/sanitized during morning, mid-day, and high usage times.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Drinking fountains are not available.
  • Several drinking fountains on campus have been equipped with water bottle filling stations which are available for use.
  • Students should bring a large water bottle each day with their name clearly marked.

 

 

 

 

 

  • There will be one-way traffic patterns in the courtyards with students rotating classes in a counter-clockwise pattern. 
    • Large arrows and signage will be displayed for communication. 
  • No lines will be used outside of classrooms. 
  • Students will enter each classroom upon arrival.
  • Following CDC guidelines, physical distancing practices will be implemented when feasible.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Students will be given an ID card with a barcode connected to their MyMealTime account. 
    • Students will be given a card holder to attach to their lanyard.
  • We will have three grade-level lunch periods with social distancing considerations. 
  • There will be three points of sale with Grab-N-Go options only. 
  • Multiple shaded seating areas outside. Tables and shade for outside seating have been added. 
  • Seating in the MPR and shaded outdoor areas will be controlled.
  • Students will not have access to microwaves to heat their food on campus.
  • Following CDC guidelines, physical distancing practices will be implemented when feasible.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Students will have the option to go to the field or basketball courts after eating lunch. 
  • Students will not be able to bring equipment from home to use during lunch.
  • Following CDC guidelines, physical distancing practices will be implemented when feasible.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Materials and equipment will not be shared. 
  • PE classes will focus on individual sports, calisthenics, yoga, etc. 
    • Students will not use the locker room or dress out. 
  • Band, Art, and STEM will be configured to minimize exposure and maximize instructional time. 

 

 

 

 

 

  • All  students will be released at 1:50pm. 
  • Students will exit campus through the same gate they use to enter campus.
  • Students will be monitored to ensure they exit campus promptly. 
  • Parents are encouraged to stay in their car when picking up their child. 
  • Elementary siblings will be asked to wait at the assigned area for their middle school sibling to pick them up.
  • Following CDC guidelines, physical distancing practices will be implemented when feasible.

 

  • There will be no in-person clubs, athletics, or after-school activities during the hybrid phase.
    • Some teachers may offer their club virtually.

 

  • Students requiring medications, trauma care, and most other treatments will be treated in our health office.
  • The front office will be notified if a student on campus is presenting with any symptoms of a cold, flu, or coronavirus. A staff member will meet the student at their classroom or current location on campus and escort them to an isolation room. Parents will be notified and the student will be sent home.

  • Volunteers will not be permitted to be on campus during the hybrid phase.
  • Volunteers who would like to contribute from home should coordinate with classroom teachers.
  • The only visitors allowed on campus are those coming to the Tech Office for additional support. Visitors to the Tech Office must schedule an appointment prior to coming on campus.

 

For more information regarding Vail School District plans/procedures, or to find information for other schools in Vail, please CLICK HERE.

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