SAFE RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING PLAN
Approved July 28, 2021 by TVUSD Governing Board
Revision Approved September 7, 2021
The TVUSD Governing Board approved the District’s Safe Return to In-Person Learning Plan on July 28, 2021, with a renewal every 6 months. The Superintendent was granted the authority to adjust the Plan and update the Board regarding any adjustments in a meeting held within 30 days of any changes. The first revision was approved on September 7, 2021.
COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS
FACE COVERINGS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED EXCEPT ON SCHOOL BUSES
Face coverings are strongly recommended but not required when in any educational space except on school buses. The district will follow CDC requirements. Wearing a mask is required on all public conveyances, including on school buses. (Per 9/07/21 board approved revision)
Face masks will be available for distribution upon request.
IMMUNIZATIONS NOT MANDATORY
Tanque Verde Unified School District will continue to encourage good hand hygiene, such as reminding students to wash hands after using the restroom, before meals, etc., and provide access to hand sanitizer stations.
CAFETERIAS & CHILD NUTRITION
Employees must adhere to Food Services Guidance.
Use disposable student food service items (e.g., utensils, trays).
Ensure that all non-disposable food service items are handled with gloves and washed with dish soap and hot water or in a dishwasher.
Students should not share food or drinks. TVUSD’s Plan is contingent upon CDC guidance and state updates as environmental conditions change.
VISITORS IN TVUSD SCHOOLS/FACILITIES PERMITTED
In the 2021-2022 school year, visitors will be permitted in schools as they were pre-COVID.
Schools keep a log of visitors and where they visited.
PCHD still strongly recommends that all individuals wear face coverings when indoors at school.
No visitors on campus with lab-confirmed COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19.
Visitors should utilize hand sanitizer upon entering a campus building.
Virtual meetings may be arranged to accommodate parents, at their request.
PLAYGROUNDS AND RECESS
Playground use is allowed with proper safeguards.
Stagger groups using playgrounds and/or limit multiple group usage.
Wash hands before and after recess.
ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES RESUME AS NORMAL
FIELD TRIPS RESUME
RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Prevention and Precaution
Stay home and seek medical advice from a physician.
Positive lab-confirmed cases: TVUSD will follow PCHD and AZDHS direction.
The student must be 24 hour period free of fever without medication, and symptoms have significantly improved (coughing, breathing, and no vomiting).
Pima County Health Department School Mitigation Guidance:
U.S. Department of Education: Ed COVID-19 Handbook