Please reference the Hill Elementary On-Campus Safety Protocols and Daily Information document for more detailed and updated information. The document and this webpage can and most likely will change over time as we see continued COVID-19 impacts on campus. If there are any discrepancies between this webpage and the document, the document will prevail.
ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL SUMMARY
- Please do NOT arrive before 7:15AM if possible. School starts at 7:40AM (5 minutes earlier than past years).
- Students must have a consistent and timely dismissal plan at the end of the school day.
- Kindergarten students will dismiss from specific locations with their homeroom teacher or other staff at 3:05PM.
- Bus riders will dismiss from classes at 3:05PM.
- 1st – 5th Grade car riders, walkers, and bikers will dismiss from specific outdoor locations with their homeroom teacher at 3:10PM.
- Students should be picked-up by 3:25PM at the latest.
GUIDANCE ON COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
FAQ (Last Updated August 25, 2021)
My child tested positive for COVID-19; who do I notify?
My child had a close-contact with a positive individual or has symptoms of COVID-19; who do I notify?
How long does my child need to quarantine and what is needed to return?
In every positive case, close contact case, or symptomatic case, you will be alerted to your length of quarantine through a letter from our Health Services in AISD. Here are the guidelines:
- Your Student is Confirmed Positive: Student will quarantine until 10 days have passed since receiving positive COVID-19 test results. Student should be fever free for 24 hours with improved symptoms.
- Your Student had Close-Contact with a Confirmed Positive case: Student will be required to quarantine for 10 days from the last date of exposure. Student may be released from quarantine after completing 7 full days, if they get tested on or after day 5 and receive a negative test result from a rapid test or PCR test (please note rapid tests administered at school are reserved for our symptomatic students; you will have to seek a test on your own in this situation). Documentation of test results will need to be provided to the campus health room (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Your Student is Symptomatic with Symptoms of COVID-19: Student will quarantine for 10 days. Student may be released from quarantine with a negative PCR test and improved symptoms. Student may be released with an alternate diagnosis from a doctor.
If one of my students is quarantining, does their sibling also have to?
A sibling only has to quarantine if their family member who is quarantining tests positive for COVID. One student quarantining due to a close-contact or being symptomatic does not automatically quarantine their sibling.
How will my student learn during quarantine?
Teachers will provide asynchronous learning during the quarantine period of your student. This may look like our district Blueprint being pushed through BLEND, Seesaw activities, or other learning provided from what the class is covering. Teachers will check in through parents/guardians every few days to make sure students have what they need. If in doubt, email your teacher(s). Our teams are still seeing what will work well and what won’t. We appreciate your patience as this process becomes streamlined.
What is considered close contact between two individuals?
Student to Student
- If both students are masked, direct contact would be within 3 feet for 15 total minutes for more throughout the duration of a day.
- If students are unmasked, direct contact would be within 6 feet for 15 total minutes for more throughout the duration of a day.
Adult to Adult or Adult to Student
- If an adult is involved, direct contact would be within 6 feet for 15 total minutes for more throughout the duration of a day regardless of masking.
Contact being outdoors or indoors does not change this; the same rules apply to both.
When there is a positive case on campus, who will be alerted?
When there is a positive case on campus, we will always communicate that with our entire community in the timeliest manner possible. We will also notify by phone and email out guidance to the families of students who are having to quarantine. Both letters come from AISD Health Services, and we pass them on to you. We do not alert our community to specific classrooms where quarantines are taking place or other identifiers as a whole. If you ever have a question about your child’s classroom relating to quarantining, you can email Principal Drummond. We will be as transparent as possible in these situations while also respecting privacy.