• HUSD Mitigation Plan: COVID-19 Cases on a Campus

    The following table illustrates the guidelines that will be used to quantify the COVID-19 risk and help determine whether a school campus needs to temporarily suspend in-person learning for a period of one full school week (Monday-Friday):

    Schools

    Percent Confirmed Positive COVID-19 ACTIVE Cases

    Preschools & Elementary Schools

    2.0%

    Middle Schools

    1.5%

    High Schools

    1.0%

     
    These percentages are based on the total number of students and employees at each school location.

    Example: below is a table to show how many active cases would need to meet the threshold percentages that would trigger a one-week transition to remote learning.

    As of 12.01.2020

    School

    Size

    Active case % required for return to remote learning

    Active case # required for return to remote learning

    Current Active Case #

    Cooley ECDC

    277

    2%

    6

    0

    Sossaman ECDC

    359

    2%

    7

    1

    Bridges Elementary

    703

    2%

    14

    1

    Centennial Elementary

    716

    2%

    14

    0

    Chaparral Elementary

    864

    2%

    17

    1

    Coronado Elementary

    622

    2%

    12

    1

    Cortina Elementary

    795

    2%

    16

    0

    Gateway Pointe Elementary

    710

    2%

    14

    0

    Higley Traditional Elementary

    620

    2%

    12

    0

    Power Ranch Elementary

    579

    2%

    12

    0

    San Tan Elementary

    836

    2%

    17

    4

    Cooley Middle

    816

    1.5%

    12

    1

    Sossaman Middle

    1000

    1.5%

    15

    0

    Higley High

    2033

    1%

    20

    3

    Williams Field High

    1924

    1%

    19

    4

    Other District Locations

    270

    N/A

    N/A

    0

     

    Based off data from 12/01/2020:

    Bar Graph for Active On-Campus Cases Required for Temporary Remote Learning

    Other District Locations are defined as Maintenance and Grounds, Transportation, Community Education, District Office, and HTAP program. We will monitor these departments and programs individually to determine the need to transition to a remote work/learning status.  

    PLAN IMPLEMENTATION:  

    The following thresholds will be considered when making a determination to temporarily close a location in order to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 virus:

    • A school has 3 consecutive school days where the percent of positive, active cases meets or exceeds the percentages listed in the table above, OR
    • There is trending data that suggest that the percentage of positive, active cases will meet or exceed the percentages listed in the table above.
      The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) directs the District that the school needs to suspend in-person learning.

    This plan would be considered only if the percent of active, positive cases on an individual campus is equal to or greater than the board approved threshold for 3 consecutive school days OR trends suggest we will meet or exceed the threshold in the immediate future.

    If the decision has been made to temporarily suspend in-person learning due to the positive percentage of COVID-19 active cases at the school campus, the following will occur:

    • The closure will be for a period of one full school week (Monday – Friday).
      Notice will be provided to parents and employees through designated forms of communication, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the preceding Thursday – prior to the first day of suspended in-person learning.
    • The instructional model for the week (Monday-Friday) of closure shifts to virtual learning for that campus.
    • Entire school site will be sanitized and disinfected during school closure and prior to any individual returning to site.

    If a directive has been received from AZDHS that results in the temporary suspension of in-person learning because of active COVID-19 cases at the school, AZDHS will determine the date to re-open the school for in-person learning.

    ATTENDANCE:

    To maintain compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order #2020-41 and 2020-44 involving distance/remote learning, attendance procedures for remote learning will include:

    On a daily basis, each classroom teacher will need to account for student presence using one or more of the following indicators:

    • Student/family communication with a teacher via telephone, email, or electronically through CANVAS, MS Teams, or Google Meets meeting, or by other electronic means – either individually, in a small group, or as part of an entire class lesson;
    • Daily assignment completion and/or submission by the student (documented in gradebook);
    • Parental written confirmation that a student spent time on assigned school activities as assigned by the classroom teacher or the school – this can be via email.

    Only one indicator is necessary to consider a student present.

    FOOD SERVICE:

    In the event of a schoolwide closure, food services will continue to be provided to students. Breakfast and lunches will be available at the closed school via curbside pick-up. Families can pick up 5-day bundle meals for the week.