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DWCS Plan for Reopening Schools–Updated Weekly


The following plan has been developed to give students and parents an idea of what to expect when we return to school on September 8. Our guidance is structured on the phases of reopening Louisiana, as it is determined by Governor Edwards. We will update this plan weekly as information becomes available to us. New information will be highlighted in yellow.

Phase 1

  • Distance Learning for all students
  • A combination of virtual learning and packets will be used to accommodatestudents based on their needs
  • Assignments will be mandatory, and grades will be assigned according to the amount/quality of work completed in a timely manner

Phase 2 (Current)

  • Maximum Group Size-25
  • Bus Capacity-50%
  • Students on-campus 5 days/week; virtual learning will be allowed forstudents with internet access
  • All personnel and students in grades 3-12 must wear face covering to thegreatest extent possible and practical within the local community context;masks optional for students in grades K-2
  • Face coverings must be a solid color. Writing/images are limited to student initials, name, and/or school logo. Materials may vary, but they must be appropriate for school and effective for minimizing the spread of germs. (2-3 ply cloth mask). Administration has the final say over what is deemed appropriate.
  • The following may not be worn:
  • “Gaiters”
  • Bandanas
  • Scarves
  • N95’s or KN95’s
  • Mask with valves
  • West or soiled masks

Phase 3

  • Maximum Group Size-50
  • Bus Capacity-75%
  • Students on-campus 5 days/week; virtual learning will be allowed forstudents with internet access
  • All personnel and students in grades 3-12 must wear face covering to thegreatest extent possible and practical within the local community context;masks optional for students in grades K-2
  • Face coverings must be a solid color. Writing/images are limited to student initials, name, and/or school logo. Materials may vary, but they must be appropriate for school and effective for minimizing the spread of germs. (2-3 ply cloth mask). Administration has the final say over what is deemed appropriate.
  • The following may not be worn:
  • “Gaiters”
  • Bandanas
  • Scarves
  • N95’s or KN95’s
  • Mask with valves
  • West or soiled masks

On-Campus Learning

We believe this option is the most effective method, because it allows students to have more interaction and dialogue with teachers and other students. In order to reduce close contact between students, parents are encouraged to provide their own transportation during this pandemic. However, buses will be available for those who do not have access to personal transportation.

Virtual Learning

For those students who do not feel ready to resume on-campus learning, we will offer virtual learning under the following conditions:

  • Internet access is required; DWCS may provide devices, such as MiFi or hot spots, for those who do not have internet, but have cellular service
  • DWCS will provide a Chromebook for each student to use; students will be responsible for taking care of any school-issued equipment
  • Students must make a 9-week commitment at the beginning of each 9-week grading period
  • Some courses will not be available to virtual learners due to the nature of the courses’ instruction and assessment (i.e. Ag, Welding, Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Students will be required to log on to their classes daily
  • Students who have health issues or live with someone who has health issues are encouraged to consider virtual learning during this pandemic

Safety/Cleaning

DWCS will comply with BESE, Louisiana Department of Education, Louisiana Department of Health, and CDC guidelines in order to maintain a safe and sanitary learning environment. These guidelines are subject to change as more information becomes available.

The following information is provided to help parents decide if on-campus learning is the best option for their children:

  • Students will be seated at least 6 ft. apart in the classroom to the greatest extent possible
  • Static groups will be used when possible
  • Masks are required for students in grades 3-12. Students with breathing difficulties are not required to wear masks as long as they have written verification from a doctor or physician
  • Students who have COVID-19 must stay home and remain isolated until they have recovered and been determined to no longer be infectious by their doctor; recovery must be verified by a doctor’s note prior to returning to school
  • Parents will be notified of a positive case in their child’s class if their child was deemed to be within 6 ft. of the infected student for 15 minutes or longer; these students are considered to be close contacts
  • Close contacts will be asked to stay home for 14 days to monitor symptoms
  • A student who lives with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 must self-quarantine for the duration of the illness and 14 days after the infected person has been deemed well
  • Students who are sent home to self-quarantine will be expected to participate in virtual learning until they can return to campus

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