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 FAQs: Cleaning Protocol and Safety

new!  I am concerned about schools being deep cleaned. Why aren’t students assigned for Monday-Tuesday attendance and Thursday-Friday attendance, with Wednesday as a designated day for deep cleaning?
Students who choose in-person learning are assigned Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday because we did not want students to be out of the building without face-to-face connections for multiple days in a row. Cleaning protocols laid out in the first FAQs will be followed, including deep cleaning every evening.

new!  With middle and high school students continuing to change classes for in-person instruction, will desks be sanitized between classes?

Yes, students will clean the desk they used in class prior to leaving the classroom. 

What cleaning protocol will be enacted in schools and high-traffic and high-touch areas?
The district’s custodial contractor will be responsible for the majority of cleaning, including high-touch areas (e.g. keyboards, toilets, door handles, etc.) and cleaning associated with modified lunch schedules. The district will also provide  EPA-registered disinfectants and auxiliary cleaning supplies in every classroom. Shared supplies will be regularly disinfected.

Who will be responsible for cleaning shared materials and supplies, like computers?
The district will provide EPA-registered disinfectants and auxiliary cleaning supplies in every classroom. Static computers, like those in computer labs, will be subject to nightly cleaning and disinfection. Staff will assist with cleaning between student use for computers and other shared materials and supplies. 

What if students are browsing the shelves in the library and we don’t know what they’re touching?
The custodial staff will be disinfecting computer labs on a nightly basis. The district will provide EPA-registered disinfectants and auxiliary cleaning supplies in every classroom. 

Who will provide the cleaning supplies, training, and complete the actual sanitization in various areas of each school?
The district will provide EPA-registered disinfectants and auxiliary cleaning supplies in every classroom. Staff will assist with cleaning between student use for shared materials and supplies.

What is the cleaning protocol for staff bathrooms?
Bathrooms will be subject to daily cleaning and nightly disinfection as well as intermittent disinfection of high-touch areas during the day. 

Who will monitor the cleaning systems put into place to guarantee it is being done effectively?
The facilities management team is  responsible for ensuring cleaning is completed effectively. The team will establish additional controls to facilitate verification with the cleaning contractor. Staff should reach out to the facilities team with specific concerns.

Many classrooms utilize flexible seating like stools, yoga balls, etc. In some cases, these are used for behavioral reasons or as part of an IEP. Not all of these items can be easily wiped down. How can we ensure these materials are appropriately cleaned?
The district will provide EPA-registered disinfectants and auxiliary cleaning supplies in every classroom. Staff will assist with cleaning between student use for shared materials and supplies. All district buildings will be subject to nightly disinfection. 

Will HVAC/air quality specialists be brought into each and every building to assess the air quality and check for proper ventilation?
Facilities staff will not make substantial modifications to buildings or HVAC systems. HVAC systems will be optimized to provide the safest operation of which they are capable, and where possible, will abide by relevant guidelines. If there are specific air quality concerns, please reach out to the facilities team.


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