Updated 2021-2022 Pandemic Emergency Response Plan
This Pandemic Response Emergency Plan (PREP) is an updated and more succinct presentation of how Scottsbluff Public Schools will operate to open the 2021-2022 school year. It is based upon input from district staff and guidance from area health advisors. We believe that our schools are the safest place for our students, and evidence has shown face to face instruction is the most effective way to ensure our students continue to progress both academically and socially. With this in mind, it is our goal to return our schools back to “pre-COVID normal.” The following outlines details of proposed COVID Health and Safety Protocols for the 2021-2022 school year. Below is an overview of the updated Plan:
- We will not categorize our response into four distinct levels (green, yellow, orange, and red). Rather, you will notice a gradient of colors across the top of each page that is a more accurate graphic representation of “real life.” This gradient more holistically reflects conditions in the area and allows us to factor in the importance of trend data.
- If the community risk dial is in green or yellow, face-coverings will be optional. If the risk dial is in the orange or red, face coverings will be required for unvaccinated individuals when unable to maintain a 3’ distance from others.
- We will no longer offer the option of remote learning for students.
- We will continue to work with state and local health officials and adapt our plans as needed to ensure we are providing a safe learning environment.
- We encourage all staff and eligible students to get vaccinated if they have not already done so.
Please take some time to review the plan. It will remain a dynamic document - with revisions occurring as conditions and circumstances warrant. Thank you in advance for your help in supporting the continued success of this effort.
1.Everyone, as well as everyone’s needs, ideas and perspectives, must be respected
2.The health and safety of our students and of our staff are our most important priorities.
1.Keep kids healthy and in school
2.Keep “frontline” safe
3.Keep parents working and help strengthen local economy
The Spanish version of the plan will be posted when it is available. La versión en español del plan se publicará cuando esté disponible.
Please also review this guidance provided by the Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services as of July 2021