GCS Re-Entry 2020: FAQs
about 1 month ago
frequently asked questions
Many frequently asked questions are addressed on pages 19 - 23 in our Re-Entry Plan 2020 which was released on July 31,2020. The following questions have been presented in addition to those found in the document.
Will staff and /or students be tested for COVID-19 before school begins?
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (APP), virologic testing is an important part of the overall public health strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19. Virologic testing detects the viral RNA from a respiratory (usually nasal) swab specimen. Testing all students for acute SARS-CoV-2 infection prior to the start of school is not feasible in most settings at this time. Even in places where this is possible, it is not clear that such testing would reduce the likelihood of spread within schools. It is important to recognize that virologic testing only shows whether a person is infected at that specific moment in time. It is also possible that the nasal swab virologic test result can be negative during the early incubation period of the infection. So, although a negative virologic test result is reassuring, it does not mean that the student or school staff member is not going to subsequently develop COVID-19. Stated another way, a student who is negative for COVID-19 on the first day of school may not remain negative throughout the school year.
Should a student stay home if a family member tests positive for COVID-19?
Yes. Per CDC and Greenbrier Health Department guidelines, any immediate family member in the same household as a person who tests positive for COVID-19 should quarantine.
Are gaiter face coverings acceptable for students to wear?
As long as face coverings have two layers of tightly woven fabric, they will be acceptable.
Why are middle & high students attending Monday/Thursday and Tuesday/Friday instead of Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday?
Can I enroll my child in remote learning for the entire school year?
100-percent remote learning enrollment will be accepted for the first semester and continuation will be evaluated at the end of each mid-term and grading period as we continue to monitor COVID-19 metrics.
Can students switch in/out of Remote Learning if preferences change during the year, and what are the guidelines?
Students will be permitted to move from in-person to remote learning or from remote learning to in-person one time during the school year. Arrangements must be made with the school principal in advance of changing.
What is the difference between Remote Learning and Virtual Learning?
How do I enroll my child in WV Virtual School?
How do I learn more about after school program?
FIND ADDITIONAL DETAILS AND FAQs IN OUR RE-ENTRY PLAN.
- WVDE Color Coded Metrics Protocols & Updates by County
- WVDHHR County Alert System: Daily Updates
- WVDE Color Code Summary
- Daily Checklist for Student & Staff: Should I Come To School?
- Affordable Internet Information
- COVID & You: Elementary Presentation
- COVID-19 & Your: Secondary Presentation
- Guidelines for Staff for Sick Students
- Screening Tool for Students
- Screening Tool for Visitors & Vendors
- Talking to Kids About Coronavirus
- CDC Coronavirus Website
- WVDE Coronavirus Website
- 2020-2021 Student Calendar & Info Guide