Health Protocols for COVID-19

Health Protocols for COVID-19
Posted on 08/04/2021
Health Protocols

TCSC

Click here to view the COVID-19 Health Protocols

 
As we ready for the start of a more traditional school experience after more than a year of educational adjustments due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we remain optimistic and committed in our ability to provide a safe, caring, and respectful learning environment.
With the new COVID-19 variant looming over the country, I can understand there may be questions and concerns from our school community regarding safety practices inside and outside school buildings. As part of our 2021-22 COVID-19 Return to School Plan, we have created the attached information sheet that outlines eight key parts of our COVID-19 Guidelines.
We are taking a proactive and layered mitigation approach to keeping our buildings open and kids in school. The Return to School Plan and the Health Protocols for COVID-19 linked here.  Please take a few minutes to review and become familiar with our Return to School Plan and this information. Be sure to check back often for the latest information and updates.
In terms of  contact tracing and face coverings in our buildings.  The CDC and Indiana State Department of Health require schools to contact trace when positive cases of COVID-19 are reported (Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order 21-19).  In addition, we strongly support The Tipton Health Department, Indiana State Department of Health, and CDC’s recommendation that all Hoosiers over the age of two wear masks in public indoor spaces including school buildings. At this time, however, we are leaving the decision on whether to wear face coverings at school up to students, staff, and their families.  Masks are required on school busses as per the federal mandate.
While the coming school year will look and feel more like a traditional school year, we know we must remain vigilant and do our part to keep our students and staff healthy and safe. We are working closely with our public health partners to monitor any changes in guidance at the local, state, or federal level and/or if our current approach impacts our ability to provide a successful in-person experience, we are prepared to address and make adjustments.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have additional questions or concerns about our Return to School Plan and COVID-19 Guidelines.
We are thrilled to return to a more normal school day for our students this Friday.  On behalf of the TCSC Board of Trustees and our entire District, we want to thank you for your patience, understanding, and working together to help keep everyone safe as we prioritize in-person classroom instruction.  #TiptonPride
Dr. Ryan Glaze