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Planning for the 2021-2022 School Year

Local Education Agency (LEA) Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services

LEA Name: Centennial School District #12

Date: June 7, 2021                                                                                       
Date Revised:  July 1, 2021

Centennial Schools plans to return to normal school operations and programming in the fall of 2021.  This includes: 

  • All students will be in school five days/week.

  • Normal start and end times will be in place.

  • Sites will return to their normal days and hours of operation.  

  • Students in grades 6-12 will resume the normal, six period schedule.

  •  Students will have lunch in the lunchroom.

  •  Students will transition from class to class, following a normal schedule.

  •  Music and specialists will teach in their classrooms (students will once again go to their classrooms for instruction).

  • Per the Governor’s current direction, masks will not be required. If any individual wants to wear a mask, they can make that personal choice.  

  • The 2021-22 calendar posted on the district’s websitehere will be followed.  

1. Maintaining Health and Safety
For each mitigation strategy listed below (A–H), please describe how the LEA will maintain the health and safety of students, educators, and other staff and the extent to which it has adopted policies, and a description of any such policies, on each of the following safety recommendations established by the CDC.

A. Universal and correct wearing of masks
Students and staff will adhere to mask wearing requirements for public schools as established by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), including COVID-19 Preventions Guidance for Summer School. At the time this plan was developed, the following guidance was provided:

1.  There is no longer a statewide requirement to wear face coverings in most settings. Students and staff will no longer be required to wear masks as of end of the school day June 9, unless state or federal requirements change. If any individual wishes to wear a face covering, they will be allowed to do so.   

Centennial Schools will maintain a limited supply of face coverings for students or staff who choose to wear them. The ultimate responsibility will be placed on the individual to supply his/her own masks.  

When is mask wearing still required?

2.  The state of Minnesota has stated that after the last day of school (June 9), the mask mandate will no longer be required.  After that date, Centennial School District will not require mask wearing in the District and at District activities.  Once again, if any individual chooses to wear a mask, they may as a personal choice.  

3.  Under Executive Order 21-23, face covering requirements for child care settings remain in effect through June 30, 2021 or until 70% of Minnesotans aged 16+ receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, whichever is earlier.

B. Physical distancing (e.g., including use of cohorts/podding)
In accordance with MDH and CDC recommendations, the following guidelines will be followed:

  1. The district will monitor physical distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines.  At this time, there are no restrictions in place for fall 2021 from the CDC.

  2. Per normal protocols, we will continue to maintain a seating chart in all classrooms.

C. Handwashing and Respiratory Etiquette
Students will continue to be encouraged to wash their hands with soap and water during bathroom breaks, before meals and any time facial tissues are used. 

D. Cleaning and Maintaining Healthy Facilities, including Improving Ventilation
What are the water and ventilation protocols?

  • Economizers are controlled to ensure appropriate outdoor air is being provided when outside conditions allow.

  • System run times have been adjusted to ensure operation before and after the building is occupied.

  • Filtration bay and system have been inspected and are sealed properly, not allowing filter bypass.

  • Filter media upgraded to the highest MERV rating that our system can properly operate without pressure drop concerns, which can damage our ventilation system.

  • Filter changes are required due to the increased operation of HVAC systems.

What are the cleaning and materials handling protocols?

  • Electrostatic sprayers are used to disinfect a classroom. Every custodian in the District has a sprayer.

  • UV disinfection systems are used in all buildings/classrooms to disinfect classrooms.

  • Routine cleaning is scheduled when students and teachers are not occupying the space.

Drinking fountains and water refill stations are open Fall 2021 with no restrictions. 

E. COVID-19  Screening, Quarantining and Isolation

Self-Screening for COVID Symptoms is highly encouraged but not required (see below). Per MDH guidelines, students or staff experiencing any of the following symptoms should stay home.  It is also advisable that these individuals get tested for COVID.

More common symptoms are one or more of these: Fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher; new cough or a cough that gets worse; difficulty/hard time breathing; and new loss of taste or smell.  

If a child has one or more of these symptoms, they should stay home and should stay away from others, including family members, as much as possible. Parents or caregivers should tell the school, child care, or youth program and consider calling the child’s doctor or other health care provider. Other children living in the house should stay home from school or child care, too.

Less common symptoms are two or more of these: Sore throat; nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; chills; muscle pain; extreme fatigue/feeling very tired; new severe/very bad headache; and new nasal congestion/stuffy or runny nose.

If a child has at least two of these symptoms, they should stay home and should stay away from others, including family members, as much as possible. Parents or caregivers should tell the school, child care, or youth program and consider calling the child’s doctor or other health care provider.

If student of staff member has symptoms of COVID-19 or tests positive for COVID-19, they should stay at home and away from others in the home as much as possible for at least 10 days, counting from the day their symptoms first started or the day they were tested, and until their symptoms get better and they have not had a fever for 24 hours without taking medicine to lower the fever. Even if they feel better sooner, they still should stay home for the full 10 days. These steps help to keep healthy children and staff in schools, child care, and youth programs safe. 

Note: Children should stay home for other illnesses that have symptoms that are similar to COVID-19, such as strep throat, stomach illness, or pink eye. Contact your child care provider or school for information about when your child can go back to school in these situations.

F.  COVID-19 Testing, and Vaccinations
Families can consult with local, county, and state health organizations to learn more about vaccines and determine what, if anything, is best for their family.  

G. Accommodations for Special Populations
Centennial Schools will continue to provide appropriate accommodations for children with disabilities with respect to health and safety policies.  

H.  Coordination with State and Local Health Officials
The Centennial School District will coordinate with and take guidance from Anoka County Health Services, the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Department of Education and the Office of the Governor.

 2. Ensuring Continuity of Services

A. Describe how the LEA will ensure continuity of services, including but not limited to services to address students’ academic needs and students’ and staff’s social, emotional, mental health, and other needs, which may include student health and food services. (1000 character limit)

Academic and Social/Emotional Needs of Students – Summer School 
This upcoming summer, Centennial Schools is offering a no-cost, three-week summer school experience for an estimated 300 elementary and middle school students with an emphasis on academic development. Engaging literacy and math curriculum has been purchased to support these learners during this time. Grade 9-12 students will also be invited to participate in a credit recovery summer school option. District teachers and paraprofessionals have been hired to support these students and their learning. The students participating in summer school will also be offered an extended day option provided by our Community Education Department at no cost. During this extended day, participating students will engage in relationship and skill-building activities both on the school campus and within the Twin Cities metro area via field trips. 

It is expected that these summer school opportunities will be expanded during the Summer of 2022 with additional state and federal funds becoming available. Like many school districts, Centennial has become dependent on this special funding due to COVID-related revenue losses.

Academic and Social/Emotional Needs of Students – Before/After School Programming
Centennial Schools will continue to offer and hopes to expand Targeted Services for students in grades K-8. District teachers and paraprofessionals will provide academic support and social/emotional opportunities at each of our school sites during this time. Additionally, our Community Education Department will offer many after-school opportunities for Centennial students. These opportunities have been popular in the past, and we anticipate that post-pandemic, student engagement in these opportunities will increase as students look for ways to reconnect.

Students’ Social, Emotional, Mental Health, and Other Needs
Centennial is fortunate to have grant-funded therapist support at each of our school sites, coupled with psychologists, social workers, and counselors, this support has been and will continue to be critically important to social-emotional well-being of our students and their families. Each school has a child assistance team that brings forward the names of students who may need support. 

When social-emotional needs result in conflicts between students, each site has been trained in and utilizes restorative practices that involve perpetrators, victims, and their families. This has been very successful at diminishing the stress and anxiety resulting from these situations.

As required in Minnesota, all licensed staff receive training on positive behavior interventions, mental illness. suicide prevention, and cultural competency every five years.    

Staffs’ Social, Emotional, Mental Health, and Other Needs
School staff have access to a variety of mental health resources. One no-cost resource is the Embedded Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This program provides staff with confidential help for a variety of needs and concerns: depression, stress management, anxiety, relationship problems, addictions, parenting concerns, just to name a few. Our Human Resources Department has also posted a variety of resources for staff including links to physical and mental health programs available through the district’s health provider, Health Partners.

Student Meals
Per current MDE guidance, student meals will be provided at no cost until June 2022. Please note, guidance can change.  

3. Public Comment

A. Describe how the LEA sought public comment on its plan, and how it took those public comment into account in the development of its plan.  Note, the ARP requires that LEAs seek public comment for each 60-day revision to the plan. (1000 character limit) 

The LEA sought public comment of the LEA Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services electronically through a link provided in a message to parents and on the Centennial School District website. This anonymous, electronic feedback allows families to provide their comments and suggestions. Copies of the plan were available in print form upon request.

 B. Describe how the LEA ensured that the plan is in an understandable and uniform format; is to the extent practicable written in a language that parents can understand or, if not practicable to provide written translations to a parent with limited English proficiency, will be orally translated for such a parent; and upon request by a parent who is an individual with a disability as defined by the ADA, will be provided in an alternative format accessible to that parent. (1000 character limit)

The LEA Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services and accompanying public comment are translated into the most common non-English speaking languages of our families: Spanish, Hmong, and Somali. Copies of the plan are available in print form upon request.

The Public Comment Period has ended.