The Board of Education has set the date of Monday, March 1 for a transition to all-in learning for students in the school-based pathway in all grades - K through 12.
Beginning the week of March 1, all students on the school-based pathway will attend school in person, Monday through Friday.
Our schools will have several health and safety protocols in place for all-in learning, including:
Face masks for students and staff - no gaiters.
Physical distancing of 3 feet in as many classroom environments as possible.
Physical distancing of 6 feet at lunch, by using spaces throughout the school with precautions for food allergies in place in all spaces. Parents/guardians who wish to have their students eat lunch at home have the option of picking up and dropping off their children.
Frequent hand-washing and sanitizing throughout the day and extensive cleaning after each school day
Additional environmental controls such as air purifiers in larger common spaces, especially spaces where students will be eating lunch, and photohydroionization (PHI) units in HVAC systems where applicable. (You can click here for a video explaining this technology and how it is being used at COSI.)
Block scheduling at the middle school and high school level to reduce classroom transitions.
Continued case investigation and contract tracing of every student and staff case
We will continue to closely monitor both Upper Arlington health data as well as what’s happening in the county and around the state, and we will continue to re-evaluate based on evolving conditions, data about the status of the pandemic, and recommendations and guidance from public health authorities and the scientific community.