Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School
Back to School Plan
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School has created a Responsible Restart Plan for the 2020 - 2021 school year. We continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the Ohio Department of Education, The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland and the CDC. The safety of our students, faculty and staff continue to be at the forefront of all decisions. The OLMC Task Force strived to construct a plan that would have as much consistency as possible for our students, while establishing rigorous safety protocols.
TEMPERATURE CHECKPOINTS We invested in high-tech, non-touch thermal imaging devices that will be used at all entry doors to assess body temperatures and mask compliance. All students will complete a temperature check each morning on campus. Any child exhibiting a temperature of 100° or more will not be permitted to attend school. We will also have wellness and temperature screenings for all employees.
ISOLATION ROOM Two separate isolation rooms have been constructed for sick students in the nurse’s office.
HEALTH COMPLIANCE Mrs. Schenek and Mrs. Feijoo will oversee health and safety standards. They will be responsible for communication with the local health department regarding updated COVID protocols, testing, and reporting.
WASH AND SANITIZE HANDS Hand sanitizer is provided in every classroom, as well as hand sanitizing stations in our high traffic areas. Most importantly, teachers will have a classroom schedule for routine and frequent hand washing and sanitizing.
CLEAN SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT High-contact areas (i.e., doorknobs, desks, and restroom facilities) will be regularly sanitized using appropriate solution. Each teacher will lead a cleaning routine before classes transition. This will include hand washing, sanitizing, and cleaning of desks and materials. The entire school will undergo an additional deep clean every week, or more as the situation demands.
RESTROOMS Procedures have been put into place for social distancing and sanitation in bathrooms. Surfaces will be cleaned frequently throughout the day.
FACE COVERINGS *UPDATED 8/4/20* Per the Governor's Order, all students in Grades K-8 will be required to wear a face mask while in school. This comes from a joint recommendation from the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association and the Ohio Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics: twitter.com/GovMikeDeWine/status/1290715998102880259/photo/1
There are exceptions for the following students:
- Children under the age of 2 years
- Any child unable to remove the face covering without assistance
- A child with significant behavioral or psychological issues undergoing treatment that is exacerbated specifically by the use of facial covering
- A child living with severe autism or with extreme developmental delay who may become agitated or anxious wearing a mask
- A child with facial deformity that causes airway obstruction