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COVID-19 Information


Parents or Guardians, due to the high amount of quarantined, pending cases and confirmed cases, 

Hume R-8 school district has chosen to close our school until Monday, November 30, 2020. 

We are still planning to have a pick up day from 8 to 11 am or 1 to 3 pm tomorrow, November 12th. 

The health department will be in contact with those who will need to remain quarantined during this time. 

If you have any questions please call the school at 660-643-7411.



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Hume R-VIII School District 

COVID Contingencies and Precautions

Revised 8/20/2020

 

At this point in time we expect to begin the school year in phase 2.

 

Phase 1: 

School is in regular session. Extra cleaning will take place. 


Phase 2: 

Social distancing will be in place throughout the school campus. Enhanced handwashing for staff and students as well as enhanced use of hand sanitizer will be in place. Parents will not be permitted into the building for pick-up of their child or drop off. The parent must call ahead of time to set up a meeting to enter the building. Masks will be required for any authorized visitor, and highly recommended for all students and staff. Extra cleaning will take place. Extra sanitation methods will be used to keep the school disinfected. Extra cleaning and sanitation will be used on the buses as well.  


Phase 3: 

All students and faculty will wear masks or face shields when they cannot be social distanced.  Continuation of phase 2.


Phase 4: 

School is shut down. Students will begin 100% online courses. Only administration and janitorial staff will be permitted to enter the building.


Parent access to the building:

Phase 2-4:

Parents will no longer be permitted to enter the building to pick up their child. They must wait outside for their child to be released. Preschool and elementary teachers will escort their students out of the classroom and outside for their parents to get them. 


Student arrival:

Phase 2: Administrator and nurse will visually check students entering the school. Asking students how they are doing or looking for signs of symptoms. If a student is thought to show symptoms, they will be referred to the nurse’s station for further examination.

Phase 3: Extension of phase 2. Everyone entering the building may be subject to temperature checks.


Hallway passing period:

Phase 2: Lockers will be socially distanced as much as possible. Students will be assigned lockers. Students will be permitted to carry their backpacks and will be asked to use lockers as little as possible.

Phase 3: Extension of phase 2. All students and staff will wear masks or face shields in the hallway. Restricted locker use. Emergencies only.


Social distancing in the classroom:

Phase 2: Classes will maintain 6 ft. social distancing between students or as close to 6 feet as possible. If a student needs one on one assistance, teachers are to wear masks or face shields.

Phase 3: Extension of phase 2. If a student needs one on one assistance and social distancing is not possible all students and faculty are required to wear masks or face shields.


Online learning: 

Teachers are to use google classroom as their platform for online learning. If a student chooses the Edmentum option they will use the required courseware for that. 

Phase 2: Teachers will require some assignments online. Students will need to get accustomed to online learning and what the teachers will ask of them.

Phase 3: Extension of phase 2. Teachers will require more online learning assignments and lessons.

Phase 4: 100% online learning. Virtual IEP and 504 needs will be incorporated.


Lunch:

Phase 2-3: Elementary will be divided into 2 lunch periods to promote social distancing. Jr. high and high school will be divided into 2 lunch periods as well. PK will have lunch within their classroom.


Breakfast:

Phase 2-3: Breakfast will be a grab and go. Students will report to their first hour class immediately upon arrival. If a student chooses to eat breakfast they will go to the cafeteria, pick up their breakfast, and then go straight to their first hour class to eat it. Vocational students will be able to eat in the cafeteria and will practice social distancing.


Hornet Pride:

Phase 2-3: Hornet pride will be socially distanced and coordinate with lunches. If you are on A lunch you will be on B hornet pride. If you are on B lunch you will be on A hornet pride.


Recess:

K-6 will have a staggered recess schedule to minimize co-mingling. Each grade level will need to bring their own equipment (basketballs, footballs, jump ropes, etc.). All equipment must be sanitized after each recess.

Backpacks:

Phase 2-3: Backpacks will be permitted. Junior high and high school students will need to carry as many belongings as possible within backpacks to cut down on traffic in the locker mall area. We recommend that students carry a box of Kleenex in their backpack.


Lockers:

Phase 2-3: Students will be assigned lockers by the principal. Students should use their lockers as little as possible during passing periods.

 

Protocol for positive case:

As case numbers increase or decrease, we will be in constant contact with our local health department. We will move from phase to phase based upon their guidance. 


Protocol for symptoms:

Student will be quarantined in the sick bay area. The school nurse will check the student and make a referral. If the student shows 2 or more symptoms, the student’s parents will be contacted and the child will be sent home.


Staff/Student wearing masks:

Phase 2: Staff and students are highly recommended to wear masks or face shields when they are not able to social distance.

Phase 3: All staff and students are required to wear masks or face shields when they are not able to social distance.


Bus Routes:

Parents are encouraged to transport their children to and from school if possible. This will place fewer students on routes and allow for better social distancing.  

Buses will be loaded from the rear to the front with family clusters, regardless of age.

Phase 2: Students will be socially distanced as much as possible on the bus routes. All students    and bus drivers are required to wear masks or face shields on the bus.

Phase 3: Extension of phase 2. All students and bus drivers are required to wear masks or face shields on the bus. 


Bathrooms: 

Phase 2: Bathroom use will be limited to a max occupancy of 4. 

Phase 3: Bathroom use will be limited to a max occupancy of 2.

 

This plan is subject to change as public health guidelines are updated. 



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                                    Hume R-VIII School District COVID contingencies for fall activities

In a continued effort to mitigate the risk of students catching and spreading COVID-19 and with guidance from the federal government, Bates County Health Department, MSHSAA, and the Hume R-VIII School District the following protocols and procedures will be in place.

Spectators:

Spectators must sign in and provide contact information.

Physical social distancing will be expected between family groups.

Facial coverings are recommended when social distancing is not possible.

Tournament games may have restricted attendance. 

 

Participants:

Visiting teams must be symptom and temperature checked prior to boarding transport vehicle.

Home teams must be symptom and temperature checked upon arrival for competition.

Participants will bring their own water bottles. Managers will not be allowed to handle individual bottles.

Participants will bring their own towels if needed. Teams will not be able to share towels.

Facial coverings are recommended, but not required when participants are not actively engaged in physical activity.

Social distancing is expected when possible if not actively engaged in physical activity.

Facial coverings are required on transport bus.

Parents are encouraged transport their children to games and a bus will be sent when needed.

 

Practices:

Participants will bring their own water bottles. Managers will not be allowed to handle individual bottles.

Participants will bring their own towels if needed. Teams will not be able to share towels.

Facial coverings are recommended, but not required when participants are not actively engaged in physical activity.

Participants can use the locker room to change, but all clothing items need to go home daily.

Temperature checks will need to be used when a student was absent from school during the portion of the day preceding practice.

 

The fall activities COVID contingencies are subject to change as needed. Further requirements or restrictions can be implemented if needed. The Superintendent has the authority to make changes to these contingencies based upon the advice of the county health department.    


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Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, families that qualify for free or reduced price meals at school may be eligible for a new one-time Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) of up to $302 per child (Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12) to help cover the cost of meals students have eaten at home on days that schools have been closed. Students can receive P-EBT benefits even if they have been or continue to receive meals provided by the school district during the school closure. If your child was not previously eligible for free or reduced price meals, but you have now lost income, you may be eligible to receive P-EBT benefits (review the P-EBT Eligibility Criteria document below).

The benefit is placed on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card families use to buy food. If you received Food Stamp (SNAP) benefits in March, do not apply for these new/additional benefits. The full $302 will automatically be loaded to your existing EBT card. If you did not receive Food Stamp (SNAP) benefits in March, you must apply for this benefit by June 30, 2020 (see below).

The most efficient way to apply is to submit your application online at EmergencyMealSurvey.com/MO. You will also likely experience a faster approval process. If you’re not able to apply online, you can 

follow the link below to the paper application. The fillable PDF document can then be emailed or mailed to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). You will find complete instructions and additional details in the letter to families below.


Please review these important documents carefully:




· P-EBT Paper Application (hard copy to fill out and email or mail to DESE if you’re not able to submit the application online)



To request a paper application be mailed to you, please contact our Food and Nutrition Services office at XXX-XXX-XXXX. Please do not send completed applications to your school; see the letter to families above for application submission information.

The Department of Social Services (DSS) will send families a letter indicating they are approved or denied. If you have questions on how to apply for the P-EBT benefit, contact DSS through the online chat feature at mydss.mo.gov or call 855-373-4636. For more information on the EBT card, visit: mydss.mo.gov/food-assistance/ebt.


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Free public WiFi Hotspots provided and powered by Craw-Kan. These hotspots were installed to help kids, parents, teachers and school administrators to provide a means of free internet access due to school facility closures required by the State of Kansas to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We will continue to add new locations to help reach as much of our service area as possible, so please check the map daily. https://ckt.net/hotspots/


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Novel Coronavirus Fact Sheet (click the link for more COVID-19 information) 




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