LQPV Healthy Return to School Plan 2021-2022
School Board Approved
Status of COVID-19 Related Topics:
Lac qui Parle Valley School District (LQPV) is committed to the safety of all students and staff. The LQPV 2021-22 Healthy School Opening Plan was created using the requirements and recommendations set forth by the Federal government, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Countryside Public Health. Currently the guidance has consisted primarily of recommendations. At this time, MDE has left most final decisions related to the operation of local schools to the local school boards. In that regard, the LQPV School Board met on August 23, 2021 and approved this Healthy Return to School Plan. The plan is shown below:
LQPV will return to typical (fulltime, In Person) school operations and programming in the fall of 2021. This includes:
- All students will be in school five days/week.
- Normal start and end times will be in place.
- Sites will return to their typical days and hours of operation.
- Students will have lunch in the lunchroom(s).
- Students will transition from class to class, following a normal schedule.
- Special area classes (music, art, PE, etc) will be held in their classrooms
- The 2021-22 calendar posted on the district’s website will be followed.
Communication with Students, Families, and Staff
LQPV Public Schools will utilize JMC Messenger system, email, phone calls, social media and the LQPV Public School website to keep families informed of COVID related matters.
Covid Program Coordinator:
LQPV COVID-19 Program Coordinator is Heather Piotter, our school nurse. Heather will serve as point of contact for each school building. Heather will communicate concerns, challenges, and lessons learned related to COVID-19 to our staff, students, families, school and district leadership, and local health officials.
The following information will provide greater clarity to our expectations:
All students, staff and visitors will be given the choice to wear a face covering, but are not required to wear a face covering, regardless of vaccination status. Anyone may voluntarily wear a face covering if they so choose. The CDE and MDH strongly recommend masking regardless of vaccination status.
The face covering recommendation does not apply to children under 2 years of age or people of any age who are unable to tolerate wearing a face covering because of a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability.
They feel better. Their cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms are better; and,
It has been 10 days since they first felt sick or tested positive; and,
They have had no fever for at least 24 hours, without using medicine that lowers the fever.
Students will continue to engage in learning with their teacher(s) via Google or other platforms.
MDE COVID-19 Decision-Tree:
Please see the attached COVID-19 Decision-Tree (click link) for people in schools, youth programs and childcare programs.
Mitigation Strategies--Cleaning/Maintaining Healthy Facilities, including Improved Ventilation:
Child Nutrition – Meals:
Accommodations for Special Populations:
Coordination with State / Local Health Officials:
LQPV will continue to collaborate with state and local public health officials.
We will continue to actively monitor our local COVID data to determine strategies necessary to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
School Board Approved on 8-23-2021