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Warriors Reopening Plan

We understand that we will never be able to guarantee an absolutely safe environment. However, data supports reopening school. We have learned that students need to be in school in order to thrive, and we feel that our plan will allow us to create safe environments where we can again promote the social interactions that are so vital for our students’ development. With our community experiencing “Low to No Spread,” we intend to reopen school on August 11th under the traditional model. This reopening plan is fluid and is subject to change based upon the recommendation of the Miami County Health Department, the Governor or North Miami Community school board.

Reopening school involves a commitment to meet each of the following objectives:

1. Train students/staff/parents on how to self-screen for COVID symptoms.

2. Students/staff who are sick and/or symptomatic will stay home.

3. Improve distance learning so that those not physically present can continue to participate in learning. A distance learning plan will be developed for students who cannot participate in the traditional school setting or for those families who choose a distance learning option. This plan will outline the daily expectations and procedures for distance learning.

4. Systematically and continuously clean facilities. 5. Promote healthy habits and encourage masks to be worn when social distancing guidelines are not logistically possible.

Student Self Check

Parent/Student Screening Measures before a student attends an athletic activity.

Symptoms:

  • Fever 100 or greater
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore Throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • New loss of smell and/or taste
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle Body Aches (Not related to Athletics)
  • Headache

Any student/staff should stay home from school if they test positive for COVID-19 or exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 listed above based on CDC Guidance that is not otherwise explained.

Please follow the NMCS guidelines for exclusions and reporting. https://www.nmcs.k12.in.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_24341090/File/NM%20Reopening%20Plan%206.30.20.pdf

Athletic Phases & Guidelines

Phase I: July 6 – 19

  • Student athletes limited to 15 hrs. per week on campus
  • Activities include conditioning and specific sport activities
  • Individual sports can meet 2x a week, up to 3 hours per day, 6 total hours
  • Conditioning 4x per week, 2 hrs. 15 min. per day.
  • Students are encouraged to wear facemask on non-vigorous activities
  • All staff are encouraged to wear face mask coverings
  • All students should be screened for signs/symptoms before workouts & practices
  • Locker rooms cannot be utilized
  • Workouts should be done in smaller groups with same students together
  • For contact sports, no contact is allowed
  • No Formal Competition is allowed
  • Students must bring their own water bottles
  • Free weights that require a spotter cannot be used
  • Essential personnel only

 

Phase ll: July 20 – August 15

  • Students when engaging in non-vigorous activities should wear facemask
  • All staff should wear face mask coverings
  • All students should be screened for signs/symptoms before workouts & practices
  • Locker rooms can be used at 50% capacity
  • Workouts should be done in smaller groups with same students working together
  • Contact sports are allowed
  • Students must shower at the school or home and wash clothes immediately after workout
  • Free weight exercises requiring a spotter can be used
  • Students must bring their own water bottles
  • No formal competition is allowed with the exception of girls golf (Spectators are allowed)
  • Essential personnel only

 

Phase III: August 15

  • Students when engaging in non-vigorous activities should wear facemask
  • All staff should wear face mask coverings
  • An alternate command structure for coaching staff should be established in case of illness
  • All students should be screened for signs/symptoms before workout or practices
  • If Locker room or meetings are used, 50 percent capacity is recommended
  • Workouts should be conducted in smaller groups with same students working out together
  • Competition may begin
  • Spectators, media and vendors can be present but should implement social distancing & follow established mass gathering guidelines