Preschool Phase 4 Reopening Plan

In-Person Learning

  • · Two hours of in school instruction 2 days a week with an additional at home activity on those days. 3 days of two and a half hours of instruction delivered via a combination of videos, hands on tasks, and video conferencing with a certified teacher. Attendance is mandatory for both in person and remote days

  • Smaller class sizes to facilitate social distancing to the greatest extent possible

  • The district will still have meal pickup available to families

  • Student goals and progress will be communicated to families

  • Preschool students will be provided with individual play materials and spaces

  • Students will continue to use their iPad for in person and remote instruction

Remote Learning Only Choice

  • Two and a half hours of instruction delivered 5 days a week via a combination of videos, hands on tasks, and video conferencing with a certified teacher

  • Attendance is mandatory

  • Student goals and progress will be communicated to families

  • Students will continue to utilize their district provided iPads

  • The district will still have meal pickup available to families

Ridgeland School District 122 has enhanced the health and safety protocols within all of our buildings. To assist with your decision making we have included them below. Click Here to access Exclusion Guidelines that Ridgeland School District 122 will be following.

Safety Procedures—Facilities

  • A second day time custodian will be added to each school to focus on cleaning and disinfecting throughout the school day

  • An independent consultant was retained to review existing cleaning procedures and make modifications necessary in light of COVID-19

  • Each classroom will have hand sanitizing stations or sinks for students and staff use

  • Each classroom will also have hand sanitizing wipes for students and staff

  • Hand sanitizing locations will also be placed throughout the common areas, such as entrances and hallways

  • The district has purchased new cleaning equipment to enhance cleaning and disinfecting – Clarke All-Purpose Cleaning Cart to power wash and deep clean bathrooms and Karchner Disinfectant Mister

  • Existing heating and cooling will continue to circulate outdoor fresh air and the frequency of filter changes will be increased

Health and Safety Protocols

  • ISBE Mandate – All students and staff will wear masks when in the building in accordance with the guidance of IDPH

  • Additional PPE will be available to staff and students as needed

  • Daily Temperature checks are required of all students and staff

  • Daily protocol of In person and Self Certification of COVID-19 check list items will be observed

  • ISBE Mandate - Social Distancing protocols will be observed including:

    • Space between each individual in the school to the greatest extent possible

    • Classrooms and other common spaces will be arranged so that students face same direction

    • Markings and signage will be utilized to maintain appropriate distance when students line up and travel throughout the hallways

    • Movement of students and staff within the school will be minimized

  • All staff will receive training from Global Compliance Network on COVID-19 and proper handwashing techniques

Families will be able to choose between the two models for the first trimester. Children screened, accepted, and enrolled in the program will receive a survey. You must complete a survey for each child attending preschool.

You may change models after the first trimester. Please note: families choosing to remote learn will be remote learning for the entire first Trimester which ends November 6th. However, families choosing in person learning can switch to remote learning at any time.

The requirement from the Illinois State Board of Education is 2 Hours of Instruction for all students no matter which model is chosen.