Springfield Local School District’s Return to School Plan is a document that provides clear expectations of students and staff in response to a disruption of the educational process due to a short-term or long-term school closure. The plan is a guide to opening and closing schools and is not intended to be a “one size fits all” document. Each school building also has its own plan, which addresses specifics in each building. Please know that ODH/Governor’s Orders supersedes the district’s plan. In addition to the district’s return to school plan, each building has its own plan.
Springfield Elementary Building Plan
Springfield Intermediate Building Plan
Springfield High Building Plan
The Springfield Local School District is committed to the health and welfare of the students, staff and families of the Springfield Community. The first day of school for students is September 9, 2020. Families can choose between traditional in-person learning, five days a week, or remote learning. Students enrolled in remote learning while in person traditional instruction is taking place will have a seat registered to them for the course when in-person instruction resumes. The student working remotely will be required to log-in during the normal time of the class and participate in real-time for synchronous learning. Students will be asked to sign a commitment for at least a 9-week period. (Elementary students will have a specific plan tailored to their age-appropriate needs.)
In communication with the district board of education, local stakeholders, the county health department and other governing officials, the district will implement the most current scientific knowledge and community expectations with respect to the operation of schools faced with remote instruction as a strategy for implementing the continuing education of students. In preparing plans to open Springfield Schools, we want to assure you that the safety of our students and staff is a top priority.
There are several new health and safety precautions in place for the school year.
Daily Temperature Check
Thermal imaging technology will take the temperature of everyone who enters a school building. An individual’s temperature appears on the screen with a “green light” indicating he or she is good to go. The device also recognizes if someone isn’t wearing a mask. If a person does have a temperature of 100.4 or above, a red warning will appear with the message “Stop, do not enter.”
Students will use hand sanitizer after getting their temperature checked. Hand sanitizer will also be readily available in the hallways for students and staff. All areas will be frequently cleaned and sanitized, especially high-touch areas. This includes classrooms when students come and go from specials, lunch, and recess.
Touchless Hand Washing Station
There is a touchless hand washing station at the high school, which will be used by high school and intermediate school students. Every classroom at the elementary school has a sink, so students can wash their hands in the classroom.
It's important that you take your child’s temperature and monitor your child’s symptoms before sending him/her to school. Children with a temperature of 100.4 and above, or if experiencing other symptoms of illness should not be in school. Anyone entering school buildings will have his or her temperature checked, and will not enter the building with a temperature of a 100.4 F. or higher. While waiting to go home, sick students will be placed in a separate room monitored by school personnel maintaining physical distancing and utilizing appropriate PPE. The area occupied by the ill student will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after the student leaves. (Please use 100 F. if your thermometer does not read tenths)
The district is working with the Mahoning County Health Department when it comes to health and safety protocols. With COVID-19, things are constantly changing and plans for the school year can change with little notice, including additional safety measures, preparing for the possibility of a building closure, or modified schedules. We will work to address foreseeable circumstances in our reopening for the fall, and we are committed to providing a high-quality education for every student ensuring continued academic success.
Mahoning County Public Health Department
Ohio Department of Health
American Academy of Pediatrics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Please directly contact your building administrator with questions about returning to school.
Principal: AnthonyAlbanese: email@example.com
Principal: Dave Malone: firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal: Tony DeFelice: email@example.com