COVID News and Plans
Magna Elementary Mitigating Measures for COVID-19
We are following the direction of the Health Department as it is listed in state law. View the full state health recommendations for schools: coronavirus.utah.gov/education
|*Regular classroom instruction will take place on a Monday through Friday schedule. |
*School begins at 8:40 A.M. Monday-Friday.
*School gets out at 3:20 P.M. on Monday-Thursday, and 1:15 P.M. on Fridays.
*Meetings such as IEPs, 504s, SEPs, etc. may be in-person or virtual based on preference and availability.
|*Students/staff who are demonstrating ANY symptom of COVID-19 must stay home. |
*Keep contact numbers current as parents will be contacted by the school demonstrating symptoms.
*Case counts will be monitored by the county health department dashboard.
*Students or staff that are exposed to COVID-19 will work with the health department regarding quarantine.
*Those who are exposed will NOT be quarantined if: they had a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 90 days, have been fully vaccinated, the positive individual and the exposed individual were both wearing masks at the time of exposure, or if non-immunized they wear a mask for 10 days following exposure.
*Our goal is to keep children healthy while attending school in person.
|*Per health department recommendations, masks are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED for all students and staff while indoors, but NOT required. |
*Masks will be available to students and staff upon request.
*Harassment in any form, directed either at those who wear face coverings or those who choose not to, will not be tolerated.
|Enhanced Environment Hygiene and Safety|
|*Schools will remain mindful of cleanliness to the highest degree possible. |
*Hospital-grade air filtration and circulation (up to four times per hour) will continue.
*Cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces will occur throughout the day. Hand sanitizer will be available.
|*In all areas of our school, we will remain mindful of safe spacing to the highest degree possible. |
*Cohorts of students will be maintained to the greatest extent possible in all areas of the school to ensure student safety.
*Grade levels will be assigned different doors to enter and exit the building and will enter/exit the building one classroom at a time.
*There will be a limited number of classes in the hallway at a time.
*Each class will be using the “Single-file, second tile, on the dot” protocol for walking in hallways.
*Red arrows are taped to the floor throughout the hallways indicating the direction of student traffic.
*Markings are placed on the wall to give a visual indication of where to stand/walk in relation to the person in front of them (markings will be placed three feet apart on every wall surface to serve as a constant visual reminder to students).
*Students will be assigned specific desks to help ensure contact tracing can be implemented if needed.
*Inside lunchroom tables are marked with individual-colored numbers that indicate where students can sit to maximize the distance between students.
*Students will be assigned a specific number to sit on to ensure contact tracing can be implemented if needed. *Upper-grade students will also have the option to eat in the courtyard weather permitting.
*For recess, each class is assigned to a designated area of play such as the field, the playground equipment, the blacktop, etc.
*We will maximize social distancing when using the multi-purpose room.
*Schedule single-class use of room when available.
*Cancel or limit nonessential assemblies.
*Hold virtual meetings when possible.