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Posted on 08/10/2020
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BCS will clean and disinfect all areas of the school building, including classrooms, offices, hallways, entryways, common areas, locker rooms and restrooms.

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As soon as a student is identified with COVID-like symptoms, the student is sent to the school nurse.
School nurse will triage the student and, as appropriate, isolate the student from others. 
School nurse will notify family.
Identify any relevant classmates for potential contact tracing, if initiated by the Logan County Health Department.
Schools will disinfect the nurse’s office and other areas where a sick student was triaged or provided aid.
Any students sent home with a fever should remain home until they are fever free for 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medication, isolate for at least 10 days from the first day symptoms appeared and have improvement of respiratory systems. 

Confirmed positive covid-19 protocol

Parents/guardians are to contact their student’s school to report that their student has tested positive and/or had close contact (within 6 feet for 15 or more minutes) to another person that has tested positive.
A student who is identified as a close contact (within 6 feet for 15 or more minutes) to another individual who has tested positive should quarantine for 14 calendar days. 
School administrators and the school nurse will work with the health department to contact trace and determine possible close contact to other students and staff. If your child meets the health department’s close contact definition (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes), you will be contacted.
All areas used by a person that tested positive for COVID-19 will be cleaned and disinfected (e.g., offices, bathrooms, and common areas) per guidance by local, county and state health departments.

Social and Emotion Wellness
The EVSC has always been committed to making sure all students have the skills they need to succeed in life. That focus is even more critical this year, as students return to class. To help them cope with changes, and settle back into school, the EVSC will spend time each day working with your student in the following areas: 

Safety & Procedures: 

Students will learn their school-specific procedures for hygiene including handwashing and how to wear their masks. 
Students will also learn about their school-specific practices to maintain safe social distancing. 
Community Building: 
Students will participate in culturally inclusive community building lessons and activities. 
During these lessons, students will begin to identify and share their unique strengths, cultures, family make-up, and interests.
Social Emotional Learning: 
All students will take part in the EVSC’s Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum when returning. K-8 students will take part in the lessons throughout the school year. 
During these lessons, students will review foundational practices in SEL and begin to develop coping or “refueling skills” that will help them manage emotions and learn at their highest potential.
Mental Awareness: 
Students will have opportunities to learn about and practice coping and mindfulness skills. By developing these skills, all students will learn healthy ways to manage stressors they may be experiencing. 
As part of EVSC’s SEL curriculum, students will also develop the ability to pause, notice, and identify emotions so they can share with others any challenges they may be experiencing. 

Student Support Services: 
Some students may be experiencing more significant emotional challenges, including fears or anxieties, sadness, difficulty concentrating, or trauma.
Student support services include school nurses, counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, and SEL specialists. This team will provide additional interventions to support our students having these challenges. 

Note: Subject to change due to conditions around the state of Ohio, Logan county, and within Bellefontaine City Schools.
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