2020-2021 COVID-19 Traditional Learning Option
General Guidelines

The following is based on information within Michigan's Return to School Roadmap

for PreK-12 Schools. It is not intended to be an exhaustive or detailed list of expectations, but will provide an overview of the anticipated guidance for re-entry to the traditional setting.

Topics/Procedures

​All Students Prior to Departure from Home

  • Check student’s temperature (this will help tremendously)

  • Teach and reinforce proper hygiene measures to follow throughout the day (handwashing, covering coughs/sneezes, and face coverings)

  • No sharing of personal belongings

  • Make sure your student has hand sanitizer in their possession (remind to use frequently)

  • Remind student to report to the nurse if they feel ill

  • Remind student to keep hands away from their mouth and not to touch others

  • All students and staff must stay home if they have COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19 or had close contact with a person with COVID-19 within the last 14 days. Staff and parents/guardians are asked to self-report to the school’s principal and/or school’s nurse.

Transporting Students (Bus)

  • All buses will be deep cleaned before the school year starts. 

  • COVID-19 posters will be placed at the front of each bus in plain view of all students. Reminders for students will be reinforced via signage and bus driver communication with students. 

  • Every bus will be equipped with disinfectant and will be disinfected after each route.

  • Each bus will have hand sanitizer stations located at the entrance for students to use as they enter and leave the bus. 

  • Although many buses have air conditioning, drivers will partially open select windows of all buses to allow free flow of fresh air.

  • Students are highly encouraged to wear masks while riding the bus. 

  • The bus driver will utilize spaced seating (to extent practicable). 

  • Students will be asked to keep their hands to themselves and face forward throughout the trip to school and home.

  • Parents MUST sign up for bus transportation online to ensure an accurate count of students riding each route.