Summer School COVID Precautions

Summer School COVID Precautions
This is the image for the news article titled Summer School COVID PrecautionsThis information has been shared with parents of students enrolled in summer school. Our regulations for riding the school bus over the summer are below. All of this is subject to change in the event that local, state and federal regulations change.

June 18, 2021

Hello Garfield Re-2 Summer School Staff and families:

Summer school has started for many of you, and for others is just around the corner. 

We wanted to take a moment to share the COVID-19 guidelines for summer school moving forward. We realize this information may be a bit overdue.
From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Garfield Re-2 School District has committed to following, to the best of our ability, the local, state and federal guidelines. In keeping with the most recent public health orders, Garfield Re-2 will have the following guidelines for summer school: 
  • Students K-5 attending summer school will NOT be required to wear a facial covering at school.
  • All students 6th - 12th grade, staff, and adults who ARE fully vaccinated DO NOT need to wear masks indoors.
  • All students 6th - 12th grade, staff, and adults who are unvaccinated or not-fully vaccinated SHOULD wear a mask while indoors.
  • CDC guidelines state that passengers and drivers must wear a mask on school buses, therefore, Garfield Re-2 will continue operating our buses as we have all year. 
    Facial coverings are not required outside.

  • The Garfield Re-2 custodial, facilities and transportation crews will continue their intensified cleaning protocols. Teachers will continue their emphasis on hand washing (this one simple step can decrease so many other illnesses), and our schools will have ample hand sanitizer on hand for students and staff.

Please reach out to your building principal if you have any questions about these guidelines.

Thank you,

Garfield Re-2 Administration

6/18/2021 Garfield Re2 Summer School and Field Trip Procedures (Based upon current Federal rules and regulations)

Recommended Max Capacity = 2/seat
Large bus = 45 total passengers

❖ ALL occupants, including the driver, must wear masks or face coverings at all times when on the
bus. Occupants will NOT be permitted to board a bus without a face covering/mask and are
expected to wear them for the duration of the trip on both routes and field trips.

❖ Routes - ALL ROUTE students are expected to scan their Student Id’s/Zonar passes every time
they enter and exit the school bus.

❖ Routes and Field Trips - The seat directly behind the driver needs to remain EMPTY.

❖ Routes and Field Trips - All windows are to remain open as far as possible and all roof hatches are to be opened toward the rear of the unit to facilitate maximum ventilation as weather permits.

❖ Routes and Field Trips - Please no eating on any of the buses as masks need to REMAIN ON! (If a trip is longer than 2 hours, a 10 minute mask/drink break should be scheduled every 2 hours for the students and driver.)

❖ Routes and Field Trips - There is foaming hand sanitizer mounted in a bracket inside the door on
each unit which is required for all occupants to use upon loading and unloading.

❖ Routes and Field Trips - Each unit will be fogger sanitized once daily.

❖ Routes and Field Trips - Drivers of buses need to sanitize all high touch areas after each unload.
This INCLUDES meal stops. (High touch areas include the seat back edges and corners, hand rails
& driver compartment.)

❖ Field Trips - Teachers are responsible for screening themselves and each student before they enter the bus, in order to ensure that an ill person does not ride the school bus.

❖ Field Trips - Seating charts will be arranged and documented by school staff using either seating
charts or pictures to document seating on each trip to be utilized in the event of possible future

If you have any questions feel free to contact Transportation at 970-665-7630 or for emergencies,
Penny Kuper (Transportation Director) at 970-970-618-6874.
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