Back To School Safety Tips

Students are returning to campus! We want our children, educators, and families to stay safe. We want the classroom to be a healthy space where learning and growing may occur safely, and our students thrive. We have put together this useful list to help make that possible.

Click HERE for more information and safety tips from the CDC. Please let us know if you or any family needs help obtaining these supplies for their students. These tips are only successful if everyone has the resources to stay safe and healthy. And We’re Here To Help!

SAFETY TIPS:

  1. If your child is 12 years old or older, get them vaccinated against COVID 19 - visit SCCFreeVax.org for more information and vaccination sites
  2. Send them to school with two masks as masks will get dirty, sweaty or rips during the day; make sure masks fit properly to be fully protected from the virus
  3. Check their temperature every morning before they go to school, and keep them home if they have a temperature over 100 degrees F or if they exhibit any other COVID symptoms
  4. Send them to school with hand sanitizers and cleaning wipes to use regularly and before snack and mealtimes, and clean their desks as they move from classroom to classroom
  5. Send them to school with a reusable water bottle to avoid communal drinking fountains and to limit the spread and contact of germs


VITAL INFORMATION TO DISCUSS WITH STUDENTS:

  1. Teach them how to properly wash their hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  2. Talk with them about keeping their mask on, and how masks help to protect everyone
  3. Talk with them about social distancing and inform them of the importance of maintaining physical distance through the school day, including bus rides
  4. Teach them hygiene practices to keep others safe, to cover their mouth and nose if they must sneeze or cough without a mask on, and immediately go wash their hands to limit the spread of germs
     

ADDITIONAL ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:

  1. Change clothes when coming home from school and regularly wash clothes; COVID can stay alive on clothing fabric for up to 2 days, preventing cross-contamination is important
  2. Get TESTED, children under the age of 12 or that are unvaccinated should get tested regularly as many children sick with COVID are asymptomatic or may carry the virus before showing symptoms – visit SCCFreeTest.org
  3. STAY HOME if exposed or sick, we cannot risk spreading this virus; please stay home if anyone is exposed, showing symptoms, or is sick
  4. Listen and talk with them, our mental and emotional health are just as important as our physical health; our patience and listening will do a lot to keep them healthy
Back To School Safety Tips
VITAL INFORMATION TO DISCUSS WITH STUDENTS
Back To School Safety Tips - ADDITIONAL ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION

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