As our district plans to open its doors to students in just a few weeks, our schools have been preparing by adding extra safety measures to campuses.
When students enter the hallways, they will notice “controlled movement” signs on the floors and walls. They read “One-way traffic only, stay to the right. Stay six feet apart.”
Our district has printed more than 27,000 posters and stickers, which have been distributed to all our schools. Currently, we are printing 18,000 additional floor stickers for distribution starting at the end of this week.
“As we receive signage, we are looking at the controlled movement in our schools and even doing some role playing with our staff so that we can leave room for errors,” said Amy Stevens-Cox, Principal at East Bay High School. “We are figuring out anything that can go wrong and we are addressing it.”
Stevens-Cox also mapped out a typical day for all students and faculty. Her team then thought of all safety parameters to put in place.
“As we establish signage, that is just being aligned with our protocols and our structures,” said Stevens-Cox.
Controlled Movement Procedures are as follows:
To limit COVID-19 exposure and promote social distancing, students will move in cohorts where possible throughout the day, utilizing controlled movement patterns based on signage throughout campus. Staggered dismissal patterns will be devised, with designated drop-off and pick-up areas for walkers and bike riders.
For more information, read our school reopening plan here.