In the event that positive Covid-19 cases appear at the school, affected students/staff will be required to follow best practice guidelines for return to school. The school administration will determine if and when additional mitigation procedures will be required depending on the best available information at the time.
VCS Health and Safety Practices
Parents required to check for general illness in their child(ren):
If there are any symptoms of general illness, parents should keep the child(ren) home.
If any COVID symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea) are present, the child may not attend school.
Required to check for general illness symptoms daily before school:
If COVID symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, headache, body aches, vomiting and diarrhea) are present, the staff member may not attend school.
If a confirmed Covid-19 case occurs, parents should notify school.
Parents of students in class of a positive case will be notified.
Close contacts of positive case will be notified of close contact.
Parents of symptomatic children should consult with their healthcare provider.
Decisions to quarantine will be made by the school administration in consultation with Spokane Regional Health.
Return to School
Based on 24hrs with no symptoms for general illnesses. COVID quarantine returns will be based on Spokane Regional Health guidelines below:
If you think or know you have COVID-19 and have symptoms, you can return to school after-
At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and
Symptoms have improved
*for more information, you may visit Spokane Regional Health’s webpage by clicking here
Illness At School
Students who become sick will be held in the health rooms until parents arrive to take home (within 1 hour).
Facility Health and Safety Practices
Cleaning Tools and Supplies
Verified safe and effective cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting solutions will be used.
Daily Classroom Cleaning
Daily cleaning, disinfecting of desks, chairs, tables, counters, and high touch areas.
Daily Restroom Cleaning
Daily cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting toilets, sinks, and adjacent areas in addition to regular cleaning schedule; hands-free doors into restrooms.
Additional hand sanitizer will be available at key locations.
Outside air exchange increased through the main ventilation system and the opening of classroom windows.
Academics and Activities
Academics and Programs
Normal, pre-COVID protocols for students who are home for other, non-COVID illness.
Microsoft Teams will be used for our quarantine Learning Management System (LMS) for PreK-12.
Regular handwashing along with other best practices in personal hygiene to decrease the spread of viruses and bacteria.