Dillingham City School plans for pre-pandemic schedule this year

Jul 13, 2021

The school’s plan also details extensive cleaning protocols for busses and facilities. It also outlines mitigation efforts in case  a student or faculty member tests positive for COVID-19.  Those efforts also apply if there is a spike in cases in the community.  

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The Dillingham City School District plans to return to a pre-pandemic schedule for the upcoming school year. The district released a draft for COVID-19 operations on Thursday.

Both the elementary and Middle-High school will operate at full capacity and masks will no longer be required as long as the level of COVID-19 cases in the community remains low. The City of Dillingham also plans to change mandatory COVID-19 precautions to suggestions later this week. Students can also opt for remote classes through an online learning platform, ACELLUS.

Students and staff will also be able to travel again for professional development, academics and sports  as well as any activities under the Alaska School Activities Association] To participate in ASAA activities students will have to complete a waiver to do so. 

COVID-19 Waiver and Release Form. Student athletes may have to test twice a week if it’s a prerequisite at certain ASAA events, but mandatory testing will not be required by the district. Parents and volunteers can each lunch with students and support classroom instructions if they participate in the school’s screening process.

The school’s plan also details extensive cleaning protocols for busses and facilities. It also outlines mitigation efforts in case  a student or faculty member tests positive for COVID-19.  Those efforts also apply if there is a spike in cases in the community.

The plan is posted on the school district's website. It will be introduced during a School Board work session Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

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