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2021-2022 School Year

East Clinton will open the year in the “Green” model. We will be working very closely with the Clinton County Health Department to continue to work to keep all our students and employees safe and healthy throughout the year.

As with any other public setting, we must recognize the potential risk that is present for contacting the virus. While we will take measures to ensure the healthiest environment possible, there are no certainties.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

With returning to school, we will try to comply with social distancing requirements as best as possible. However, we understand that complete social distancing will be an impossibility, especially with transportation. Where possible, hallway traffic patterns will be adjusted to allow for a better flow. Staggered release times to avoid high traffic areas will be implemented.

MASKS

The wearing of masks and facial coverings will be optional but highly recommended for students and staff while at school. However, masks will be required while being transported in any school vehicle.

  • The Ohio Department of Health recommends that those who are not fully vaccinated, should consider wearing a mask while indoors. The staff will help to encourage and support students that choose to wear a mask.
  • During times of elevated community and/or school spread of the communicable disease as determined by the Board in consultation with health professionals, the Superintendent or Designee shall determine if masks will need to be required for all staff and students while indoors. Currently masks are recommended, not required.
  • East Clinton Local Schools will follow any state or federal requirements and mandates.
  • Following the CDC order regarding public transportation, students and staff are required to wear masks while riding a school bus to and from school and for any school sponsored trips.

HANDWASHING

Hand sanitizing stations will be set up in multiple areas of the buildings. We will encourage proper handwashing techniques on a regular basis. Hand washing is the most effective thing students can do to remain healthy.

HEALTH CHECKS

Parents will be required to check the temperature of their children prior to sending them to school. Anyone with a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher should stay home. If a student displays symptoms of Covid-19, the student should remain home and consult a physician. Students will be checked upon arriving at school. Any student displaying symptoms, including a fever, will be sent home.

LIMITED VISITORS

While we typically welcome all parents into the buildings, with this situation, we will have to strictly limit access to the building for visitors. If you have reason to enter the building, please contact the building ahead of time to be granted that access. For pick-ups/drop offs during the school day, please contact the building prior to coming to the school to make those arrangements. It is recommended that visitors to the building wear a mask.