Health & Safety

The safety of our students, parents, and staff is of the utmost importance. In an effort to keep our families safe, SWISD has taken the precautions below to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.


DISTRICT SAFETY MEASURES

  1. Limited class sizes 

  2. Social distancing will be practiced by students and staff, in class, and outside of class.

  3. Hand hygiene is important in preventing the spread of illness. Hand sanitizer stations are at designated locations on campus for students and staff when unable to wash hands with soap and water.   

  4. All students and staff will follow the Health Screening Protocol in place.

  5. Masks required and will be worn when social distancing is not feasible. 

  6. Heightened cleaning and disinfecting protocols are in place with special attention to frequently touched surfaces. 

  7. Signage has been placed at all campuses with COVID-19 tips on staying safe. 


What are the symptoms of COVID-19? 

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Chills or repeated shaking with chills

  • Muscle pain

  • New loss of taste or smell 

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

  • Diarrhea

  • Fever (measured temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit) or feeling feverish

  • Close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 within the past 14 days


What happens if someone experiences symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19?
Staff or students experiencing new or worsening signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19 or if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19, they must stay home and self-isolate until following criteria have been met:

• 72 hours fever free without the use of fever-reducing medication &

• Symptoms must be improved & 

• 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared


Staff or students who have COVID-19 symptoms but would like to return to summer school sooner must see their Healthcare Provider and provide a note to the school clearing them to return to work/school. 


What happens if someone was exposed to a person who has COVID-19? 

Anyone considered a close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or longer) of a person with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis must stay home for 14 days and may return as long as they have not subsequently developed symptoms.  


What happens if a student gets sick during the school day? 

If a student exhibits COVID-19 symptoms during school, their parents will be contacted and they will be immediately separated until they can be picked up. They may return once the criteria to return to school is met. 

If a staff member exhibits COVID-19 symptoms during the school day, they will be immediately separated and they will go home until the criteria is met to return to work. 

If there is a positive, lab-confirmed COVID-19 case identified among students or staff, all close contacts will be identified and notified. San Antonio Metropolitan Health District will be notified. SWISD’s deep cleaning process will be implemented at this time.  All participants of the summer school program will receive written notification. 

What is SWISD’s deep cleaning process?
SWISD practices a stringent daily cleaning routine to include the cleaning of frequently touched areas such as doorknobs, light switches, and desks using EPA approved cleaning products. 

The deep cleaning process will take place at designated routine times and in any area that a person with a COVID-19 diagnosis has been in using the Victory Sprayer. 

Transportation
Transportation for Face to Face is only being provided to Special Education students who are already receiving transportation services.

All busses will institute the following practices during summer school:
Assigned seats/Limited seating to provide for social distancing
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Masks will be required for staff and students
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Hand sanitizer will be used upon boarding the bus by staff & students
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Busses will be cleaned after each run using EPA approved cleaning supplies
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Seatbelts/safety vest will be disinfected after each run.
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Windows will be down during runs to allow for airflow mitigating COVID-19 spread
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Instruments, backpacks, or electronic devices will not be allowed on the bus.