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JJMS FAQ for August Return to School

Hello JJMS Families!
We know that many of you have expressed questions about the next school year. We created this page with the efforts to answer many of the frequently asked questions regarding our plans to return in August. 
A message from all the administrators: 
"JJMS will begin the school year on Monday, August 17.  Parents can choose to have their students stay at home and their education will be provided online by JJMS staff.   OR Parents may decide to have their child attend school on campus 1-2 days per week.  IF you choose to send your child to campus, the REQUIREMENTS are similar to the TDAP law.   Your child must present a negative
COVID-19 test result from a doctor or medical clinic dated August 1-17.   If you do not know where to get a free COVID-19 test, we have arranged to have a doctor and clinic on our campus on August 11 and 12 for free drive by testing.  In the past, CA law has said that students may not come to campus unless they have their immunizations.  The COVID-19 test is a similar requirement."

What happens if my child attends school and someone becomes infected with COVID-19?

JJMS will only have one grade level on campus at a time. We keep careful attendance records.  If someone tests positive for COVID-19, the school will close for 1-2 days to allow for deep cleaning.  The grade level with the person who tested positive will all have to do another COVID-19 test.  The person who tested positive will have to stay home until a doctor clears them to come back to school. After the deep cleaning, the other grade levels will be allowed to come back to school.

What kind of test will it be? Who will administer the test?

The COVID-19 test is a long QTip (cotton swab) stuck up inside your nose.  NO NEEDLES.  The test is ordered by a doctor and the swab is done by a nurse or a medical technician.   The results are available within 1-4 days.  Parents will present the results of the test to JJMS if they want their child to be on campus.

Will my student be injected?

No, the COVID-19 test is a long QTip (cotton swab)  stuck up inside your nose.  NO NEEDLES.  The test is ordered by a doctor and the swab is done by a nurse or a medical technician.

What happens if my child gets a positive test result? 

If your child tests positive, their name will NOT be released to other students or families.  A child who is positive for

COVID-19 will switch into the 100% online JJMS program until a doctor clears them to return to campus. 

What will happen if my student has a fever or low oxygen levels and they are on campus? 

If a student has a fever, someone must pick up the child immediately.  The student will switch into JJMS 100% online program until the student has a new negative COVID-19 test result and also has no fever. If a child has low oxygen levels, the school will connect the student with a free online doctor or nurse who will determine if the child needs to go home.

Will the school provide masks? 

JJMS will provide a set of cloth masks to each student.  Face coverings will be required on campus, all day, every day.  Students will write their names on the masks.  Students should wash their masks at home each night.  OR if they prefer, students can drop their masks off at the end of the school day and the JJMS staff will put the masks through a washing machine with a sanitize setting each night.

What will JJMS do to keep kids safe on campus?

ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS MUST PRESENT A NEGATIVE COVID-19 PCR TEST RESULT DATED BEFORE THEY CAN COME TO CAMPUS.   A local clinic will come to campus so that their doctor and medical technicians can provide free testing as a drive-by at JJMS.

EVERYONE WILL HAVE ADDITIONAL COVID-19 testing during the rest of the school year.

-There will be HEPA air purifiers in every classroom, also in workspaces with heavy traffic such as the Main Office, Special Education Center(105), and the Behavior Support Center(100). 

-All students will have a temperature check as they arrive on campus. Any student with symptoms, including low oxygen saturation. 

-All students must arrive wearing a mask or a face shield and keep it on all day. 

-Student desks will be at least 6ft apart, with about 10 kids per room. 

-There will be a bottle of hand sanitizer at each student and teacher desk. A chime will sound to remind everyone to sanitize several times each day.   

-Outdoor areas will be painted with 6ft markers and distancing will be enforced. 

-All staff are expected to be on campus 3 days per week. 

-All staff will work with the online part of our program during the other 2 days a week. 

-Staff will wear some face-covering... mask with face shield, face shield alone, mask alone.

-Most teachers will interact with three groups of 10 students per day. 

-Classroom paraprofessionals will interact with two groups of 10 students.

-The campus safety team will sanitize restrooms and frequent touch surfaces several times per day using an electrostatic backpack sprayer. 

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