Social Distancing, Movement & Facilities

  • Utilizing the guidance from the CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics and state guidance, Cape Henlopen School District will implement physical distancing to the extent possible within the structure but will not exclude students from in-person learning. All students will be in person for the 2021-2022 school year. Classrooms will be arranged to promote 3 feet or more between students whenever possible.

    Classroom furniture will be limited to essential items and classrooms will be arranged with all desks or tables facing the same direction (as much as possible) with a layout that is the most effective for the proper functioning of the class. Outdoor spaces will be used for recess, physical education, and other learning opportunities, when appropriate and when the weather allows.

Other Safety Practices

  • Each school in the District will develop a plan for visitors to the main office using the following guidelines:

    • Display district adopted signage
    • Keep records of all visitors to the office (name of the visitor, date of visit, time entered and exited, and phone number)
    • Teachers should maintain a visitor record/log for their classroom for staff members, specialists, etc. who visit their classroom each day. This log should record staff name, date, and time of visit

    Nurses Offices

    • Nurses will designate a separate area for students or adults in the building that exhibit COVID-like symptoms.

    Any visitor to the main office should:

    • Wear a mask
    • Maintain distance away from others who are not from their household
    • Follow verbal instructions of the school staff

    Band and Choir teachers will select and provide safe opportunities for music instruction:

    There are no restrictions other than indoor masking at this time. However, it is recommended that ‘as much distance as possible’ should be maintained since singing and respiration are still a concern for the spread of COVID-19.

    Mitigation strategies such as distance, facing the same direction, face masks, and bell covers for instruments should be followed. 

    At this time, indoor performances can occur with the following provisions:

    • Face masks and bell covers for instruments like brass instruments, etc.,
    • Face masks and facing the same direction with as much distance as possible for choir/chorus
    • Face masks and facing the same direction for theater
    • All categories of performance could be outside without face masks


Identifying and Screening Volunteers

  • For the 2021 – 2022 school year, all volunteers/mentors will follow the same guidelines as our employees. Vaccination status or testing results must be shared prior to coming into the school. Current test results must be within 7 days of entering the building, or the vaccine card will be kept on file in the main office.

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