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COVID-19 Relief

Welcome to our COVID-19 Relief page, your central hub for all information related to our district’s response to the pandemic. Here, you will find comprehensive details on our safety protocols, reopening strategies, and ongoing efforts to ensure the health and well-being of our students, staff, and community.

We are committed to maintaining a safe educational environment and appreciate your cooperation and support. For the latest updates and detailed information on each plan, please explore the links provided on this page.
Use the table of contents to browse the various policies & plans regarding COVID-19.
This page is primarily focused on the district's relief efforts in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information about COVID-19 and how you can stay safe, please visit our School Health's dedicated COVID-19 page, linked below. 

COVID-19 Relief Glossary and Terms

COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019):
A highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, leading to widespread health impacts globally and significant changes in educational practices to ensure safety and continuity of learning.

ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) Fund:
A federal funding initiative under the CARES Act, CRRSA Act, and ARP Act, designed to provide financial support to schools to address the impact of COVID-19 on elementary and secondary education.

CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act):
A federal law enacted in March 2020 to provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the pandemic, including substantial funding for educational institutions through the ESSER Fund.

CRRSA Act (Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act):
A federal law enacted in December 2020, extending and expanding funding for various relief efforts, including additional ESSER funding for K-12 schools to address ongoing challenges posed by COVID-19.

ARP Act (American Rescue Plan Act):
A federal law enacted in March 2021, providing further financial aid to various sectors, including significant funding through the ESSER Fund to support schools in safely reopening and addressing the impacts of the pandemic.

District Reopening Plan:
A comprehensive strategy developed by school districts outlining the procedures and guidelines for safely reopening schools for in-person instruction, including health and safety measures, scheduling, and communication protocols.

Safe Return to Instruction Plan:
A detailed plan focusing on the safe and effective return to in-person learning, including measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and ensure continuity of education.

Health and Safety Protocols:
Guidelines and procedures established to maintain a safe environment in schools, including mask mandates, social distancing, regular sanitation, and health screenings.

Remote Learning:
An educational practice where teaching is conducted online or through digital platforms, enabling students to continue their education from home during periods when in-person instruction is not feasible.

Hybrid Learning:
A blended educational approach that combines in-person instruction with remote learning, allowing for flexibility and adherence to health guidelines.

A period of isolation imposed on individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19, to prevent the potential spread of the virus.

Contact Tracing:
A public health process used to identify and notify individuals who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, to contain the spread of the virus.

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment):
Equipment such as masks, gloves, and face shields used to protect individuals from exposure to COVID-19, particularly in settings where social distancing may be challenging.

Social Distancing:
Measures implemented to maintain physical distance between individuals to reduce the spread of COVID-19, often involving changes to classroom layouts and school routines.

The administration of a vaccine to provide immunity against COVID-19, playing a critical role in controlling the pandemic and facilitating the safe reopening of schools.