FHES Road to Reopen Plans

Forest Hill Elementary Road to Reopen Plan: Part I

 
Forest Hill Elementary School will be continuing to add important updates that are specific to our school.  Communication will be sent out everytime the plan is updated. Please use the Let's Talk: A COVID Response Center to send FHES your questions, comments, and concerns.  The system will quickly put you in touch with the right staff member.
 
Classroom Social Distancing Plan 
Forest Hill Elementary will practice social distancing.   Our administration is watching the numbers of students in each grade level that are choosing the full-time virtual learning program.  These numbers will be used to finalize our plans.  We appreciate your patience as we work to adjust our schedules.
 
Virtual Meet the Teacher Event
Meet the Teacher will be a virtual event this year.  There will be a whole class virtual meeting set up for students to be able to meet their teacher(s) and to see who is in their homeroom.  Please look for a link to this meeting the evening of August 12, 2020.  The meetings will take place the morning of August 13, 2020.
 
Additionally, there will be a Sign-Up Genius sent out for parents to schedule an individual, 10-minute sessions with teachers.  During this time, teachers will distribute Bus Route information and/or Car Rider numbers.  These will take place the afternoon of August 13, 2020 and the morning of August 14, 2020.
 
Parents will receive their Car Rider number and/or Bus Route information during these 2 days.  Car Rider Tags will be handed out during arrival on the first day of school. 
  
 
Adjusted Arrival Procedures

Throughout common spaces - hallways, restrooms, hand-washing sinks,  cafeteria line, the gym, and outside in arrival and dismissal areas, etc. - social distancing measures will be marked either with tape or specific signage.  There will be reminders throughout the building to indicate when mask usage is required, proper mask usage, and to help with social distancing.

During arrival, students will exit their cars and then go straight into the gym.  There will be spaces marked on the floor for students to sit down to wait until the bell rings to go to class.  Families may sit together on one space, but other than direct family members, students will need to sit in their own space.  THIS PROCESS WILL BEGIN AT 8:20 AND ADJUSTMENTS WILL BE MADE AS THEY ARE NECESSARY.

Car Rider Tags will be handed out on the first day of school during arrival.  Numbers will be assigned and communicated prior to August 6, 2020.  Please remember your number to expedite this process.

Arrival and dismissal procedures will be communicated through email and on social media.  Additionally, arrival and dismissal procedures will be placed on the website and on Schoology.  

Adjusted Dismissal Procedures
Throughout common spaces - hallways, restrooms, hand-washing sinks,  cafeteria line, the gym, and outside in arrival and dismissal areas, etc. - social distancing measures will be marked either with tape or specific signage.  There will be reminders throughout the building to remind proper mask usage and to help with social distancing.

Forest Hill Elementary will utilize a staggered dismissal for students leaving the room.  

Arrival and dismissal procedures will be communicated through email and on social media.  Additionally, arrival and dismissal procedures will be placed on the website and on Schoology.  

Adjusted Procedures for Parents Who Need to Visit the Front Office
Parents or guardians needing to visit the office will be asked to wait outside of the office.  There will be a desk in the vestibule next to the front office with “Sign-In” and “Sign-Out” sheets.  We ask that parents or guardians call the office at (901) 730-8520 to let us know that you are coming.  If you are checking a student in, please sign the sheet in the vestibule.  For younger students, we will have an adult to walk them to class.  For older students, they will be let in the door to proceed to their classroom.  If checking out, you will show your ID through the glass to verify that you are able to pick the student up from school.  Once verified, please sign your student out on the sheet and then wait in the vestibule for your student.  Please do not open the door for other students as you wait.  
If you need to drop off forgotten supplies to your student, please place it on the table in the vestibule.
If you need to drop off medication, please let us know and we will let you in to sign the paperwork and to verify medication with Nurse Allison.  When entering the office area, we ask that all adults wear a mask.
 
Adjusted Breakfast Procedures
Students eating breakfast will be called into the cafeteria.  Students will follow the social distancing guidelines marked on the floor leading up to and inside the line.  Once they receive their breakfast, students will be directed to cafeteria tables.  These tables will also be marked with social distancing guides.  
 
Quarantine Room Location
For students and staff exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, a quarantine room will be established to limit the spread of suspected illness.  This will be housed in Room 102.  This room will be staffed with school personnel if students are sent to the office with symptoms.  Students will be screened and, if needed, they will remain in this room until someone is able to pick them up from school.  

Social Distancing Plan During Class Transitions
While in the hallway, students will be asked to maintain social distancing.  Students will be asked to move all the way to the right side of the hallway, based on the direction being traveled, when passing by another class.

In order to minimize the number of students in the hallways, restroom schedules will be developed.  Students will be able to go to the restroom outside of their designated times, but class-wide breaks will occur on a schedule.  

Floors will be marked to help remind students of social distancing in the hallways.  Teachers will monitor their class to ensure that they are socially distanced from other classes.  
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