GENERAL PROCEDURES FOR CONDUCT OF CLASSES FOR SAFETY AN DISEASE PREVENTION UNDER NEW NORMAL CONDITIONS
Upon evaluation of local IATF, the following guidelines will be strictly observed where the paramount considerations are (1.) keep students, teachers, and staff safe at school and (2.) continue conduct of learning program under the procedures of controlled-spreading disease.
I. The school should employ continuity of learning procedures be it off-campus or in-campus.
I.1) A ready printed, video recorded learning materials and workbook manual for distance learning and home-based-study will be released for every topic.
1.2) To facilitate the learning process, delivery, and conduct of lessons shall be implemented under diversified approaches of learning support employing the use of available resources accessible for every learner
Note: Supplemental paperwork/activities for every subject shall be conducted through any of the following: i) Remote mentoring using Zoom/Skype, ii) school- based face-to-face approach, or iii) home visit. Whichever is applicable depending on different emergency situations, those shall be conducted at least once a week.
In a case, where closure of school is unavoidable, lesson are accessible under the following ways:
a. The school will release a ready recorded video presentation and executable printed workbook/learning manual that can be accessed through the TFK-Academy's SIBOL (Synchronized Integrated-Based Online Learning) Portal with links to Youtube, Facebook, Edmodo and Google or can be copied via USB drive or memory card.
Access shall be made any of the following conditions:
b. Student output and activities with parent supervision will be submitted through EDMODU, VIA Messenger, TFK-Acdemy Website/G-mail, or pick-up.
c. Remote monitoring or home visitation ( whichever is available) shall be conducted at least once a week for every topic.
II. WHEN FACE-TO-FACE OR IN-CAMPUS CLASSES ARE APPROVED BY AUTHORITIES, the following guidelines should be strictly enforced:
A. The school will strictly enforce social distancing, and shall limit the student's home-outside exposure and shall limit a large group of people coming together, including school activities with large interactions.
III. The school will require wearing face masks and gloves while inside the school premises. The use of other personal protection like face shield and gowns will not be prohibited, however, the school will adopt an upper dress uniform designed for student’s safety.
IV. Yet perfect school attendance and coming to school regularly is not mandatory, however, for health and school’s safety reason, attendance will be monitored.
For respiratory illnesses recording and adaptation of early precautionary measures and referral, the school shall implement school absenteeism monitoring systems to track students, teachers, and staff absence and compare against usual absenteeism pattern
V. The school will not allow sick students, teachers, and other school staffers to come and report to school.
a. There shall be a thermal scanner at the gate entrance area to monitor body temperature. Students with higher than 37.3 degree Celsius body temperature will not be allowed to enter.
b. The school shall develop flexible attendance and sick leave policies that will encourage students, teachers, and staff, to stay home when sick.
c. The school shall discourage the use of perfect attendance to give awards and incentives.
VI. The school will strictly enforce regular handwashing with safe water and soap, alcohol, hand sanitizer or chlorine solution.
a. Promote and demonstrate hand washing and positive hygiene behaviors and monitor their uptake.
b. Put hand disinfectant areas in every strategic or exit location of the school premises.
c. Ensure soap and safe potable water is always available.
d. Encourage and adopt a frequent thorough hand washing routine (at least every 30min.)
e. Post signs encouraging good hand and respiratory hygiene practices.
VII. The school shall follow environmental cleaning and decontamination procedures.
a. Regular conduct of hourly-based daily disinfection and cleaning of school buildings and surfaces particularly surfaces that are often touched by many people such as; railings, door and window handle, tables, teaching, and learning aid/materials.
VIII. The school shall implement Health Education on COVID-19 and shall address mental and psycho-social needs for kids.
a. Integrate disease prevention and control in daily activities and lessons.
b. Encourage children to discuss their questions and concern.
c. Provide an explanation for the new normal conditions and encourage them to talk to the teacher if they have any questions or concerns.
d. Listen to their concern and take time to comfort them and give them affection, reassure them they are safe, and praise them frequently.
IX. An established procedure of referral and disease control-spreading mechanism shall be observed in a case where teachers, staff, and students become frequently unwell and show signs and symptoms of respiratory/COVID-19 related diseases.
a. Plan ahead with local health authorities and update/prepare emergency contact lists.
b. Regulate and strictly enforce student’s guardian information disclosure for recording purposes.
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