• Plans and Protocols for In-Person Days
    Below are the plans and protocols we have established for the days when students who select the hybrid model without lunch will be participating in in-person instruction. 

    • Students who are assigned to bus transportation provided by the district will need to sit in a designated seat and wear a face covering for the duration of the trip to or from school. Drivers will also wear personal protective equipment while operating the bus.
    • When students and staff arrive at school, they must be wearing a face covering over their nose and mouth and their ID on a district-issued lanyard.
    • Students will need to have personal hand sanitizer with them as part of their school supplies.
    • We will use High Throughput Thermal Screening system by WhiteBoard Coordinator to perform temperature checks on students and staff as they enter the building. The system will immediately provide data to the staff who are monitoring the screenings. People who are identified as having a fever of 100.4 or higher will be screened a second time. If they still have a fever of 100.4 following the second screening, they will be sent to a COVID-specific health office (separate room from the normal health office) for examination by the nurse. You can access additional information about the thermal screening system by visiting https://bit.ly/2D7kGUc.
    • Students and staff will need to follow the school’s updated traffic flow patterns and expectations throughout the day to help minimize close contact (defined as less than six feet away with or without a face covering on for 15 consecutive minutes). These patterns and expectations will include, but not be limited to, one-way hallways and stairwells. We will have signage posted/displayed throughout our buildings to help direct students and staff. You can view images of the signage for Hinsdale Central by visiting https://bit.ly/32QtbOb and images of the signage for Hinsdale South by visiting https://bit.ly/2ZVbYRG.
    • Each class will be 38 minutes long, with five-minute passing periods between them.
    • We will utilize special considerations and criteria to run our physical education and music classes. You can access the considerations and criteria for physical education by visiting https://bit.ly/3ffUmVc and for music by visiting https://bit.ly/2Xbrk2Q
    • We will be suspending student use of lockers in order to minimize contact and maintain social distancing. This means that students will need to carry their materials and supplies for each class with them throughout the day.
    • Students will not be allowed to share materials or supplies with their classmates.
    • Desks and tables will all face forward and be separated by six feet.
    • At the conclusion of each class, the desks and tables will be disinfected with cleaning supplies provided by the district.
    • Wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing will be required when using the restrooms.
    • Students will be encouraged to engage in frequent hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer throughout the day. Hand sanitizer stations are being installed throughout the buildings.
    • Any students who have a documented need to take medication during the day will work with the health office from their school to develop a plan for how to do this safely.
    • Additional staff from GSF, which handles our cleaning services, will be in the buildings during the school day to help disinfect large spaces and heavy use areas (e.g., restrooms).
    • “Grab and Go” lunches will be available for all students at the end of the day.
      • We are working with Quest, which is our food service provider, to finalize menu options. However, at the outset, these will likely be box lunches that feature sandwiches, wraps or flatbreads with sides and water. There will also be a vegetarian option available.
      • Students will not be allowed to eat these lunches in school or on the bus.
      • We are creating protocols for students who may need a snack during the day, as well as students who have a documented medical need requiring them to eat something.
      • We are working on a plan to provide students who qualify for free and reduced lunch with meals for the days when they are learning from home.