Our students’ and staff’s health and safety are our number one priority at D45. Please refer to the guidance below for information regarding the health and safety of our students and staff at all District 45 buildings. If you have a question, please contact the district office.
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Health and Safety Guidance Frequently Asked Questions
Parents, caregivers, or guardians (“caregivers”) should be strongly encouraged to monitor their children for symptoms of infectious illness every day through home-based symptom screening.
Students who are sick should not attend school in-person.
Families are responsible for providing the children’s face coverings/masks.
The District will maintain a limited supply of disposable face coverings in the event that a staff member, student, or visitor does not have one for use.
Language or pictures/depictions on face coverings may not interfere with the educational environment and, therefore, should not be offensive, provocative, or disruptive to instruction.
Restrooms will be cleaned regularly and as needed.
Cleaning and disinfecting should not take place near children or individuals with asthma.
The District will encourage frequent and proper hand-washing. The District has ensured the availability of supplies, such as soap and paper towels, hand sanitizer, etc., in all classrooms and in common areas of the building.
Hand-washing with soap and water is always recommended, but where this is not feasible or readily accessible, the use of hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol may be used. Hands should be washed often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
The District will adhere to recommendations for safe hand sanitizer use, including:
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers will be used under adult supervision with proper child safety precautions and stored out of reach of young children to reduce unintended, adverse consequences. It will be necessary to ensure that students do not ingest hand sanitizer or use it to injure another person.
Hand sanitizers are not effective when hands are visibly dirty.
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers do not remove allergenic proteins from the hands.
Staff preparing food in the cafeteria/kitchen should ALWAYS wash their hands with soap and water.
District staff will help educate students on healthy hygiene and hand-washing to prevent the spread of infection.
Hand-washing posters have been posted in bathrooms, hallways, classrooms, and other areas, as appropriate.