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General District/Building Information 

  1.  Why is Jefferson Local Schools requiring face masks?

    1. The Madison County Health Commissioner has provided his requirements for county schools to reopen and one of those requirements was for staff and students to wear masks.  There are allowances for face shields with a doctor's note and in some special cases.  Please contact the student’s school building to discuss any special needs in regards to wearing a mask.

  2. Can a student switch from online learning to in person learning?

    1. We would prefer that the student make a semester commitment due to the planning and costs involved.  However, if the need arises, you can contact the school to discuss making the switch.  We will not permit students to keep switching back and forth though.

  3. Does the school building have the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE)?

    1. We are asking students to provide their own face coverings, but we will have extra for individuals that need them.  Please inform your child’s teacher of any specific concerns and/or needs. Melissa Ferguson, District Nurse, also has personal protective equipment (PPE) for any Covid concerns.

  4. Will water fountain use be permitted?

    1. No, Students are strongly encouraged to bring their own water bottles, and only use the water fountains that refill water bottles.

  5. Will hand sanitizer be available to students and staff?

    1. Hand sanitizer will be available at various locations throughout the buildings.  (entrances/exits, hallways, classrooms, etc.)

  6. How will classrooms be arranged?

    1. Classrooms will arrange desks to provide the maximum amount of social distancing possible.

    2. Teachers will educate students on the new protocols and routines.

  7. How will the district/school communicate with parents?

    1. A variety of methods will be used.  Email, website, letters, messaging, and telephone will be the primary methods used to communicate with parents. It is required that buildings restrict visitors, so please make sure the office has current contact information.

  8. What is the link to the survey to fill out if we want to choose the e-learning option?

    1. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYN8O-Ip_iEHugC6KOhrNZ6RbvWWR1HRhAiG-ATEtNznNj8g/viewform

Technology Information

  1. If we choose the e-learning option, will my student be given a chromebook?

    1. Yes, if you choose the e-learning option they will be given a chromebook.  If we have to go to all e-learning, every student K-5 will be given a chromebook (6-12 already have them).  

  2.  Will we be able to purchase the protection plan for those chromebooks?

    1. Yes, Jefferson Local Schools will offer a protection plan that is the same as what is offered in grades 6-12.  It will be $25 for the school year and will cover 2 accidental damage claims.  Lost items or malicious damage is not covered.

  3.  How will repairs of the chromebooks work?

    1. That process is still being worked on, but will be different from last spring.  We will have more information on that process once school starts.

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