2021-2022 Return to In-Person Learning Plan

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As a system, we are eager to see our students return in-person learning on August 6, 2021 for the first day of school. Realizing that students benefit from in-person learning, safety is a priority for the 2021-2022 school year. We are excited and looking forward to the new year!

Vidalia City Schools will continue to monitor health concerns and decisions will be made locally at the system level. As mandated by the Department of Public Health, schools are required to contact trace COVID-19 cases and enforce quarantines/isolation of staff and students as needed.

Things to Know for the 2021-2022 School Year.
1. COVID-19 Transmission Prevention Strategies Remain a Priority. Protecting our students, teachers,
and staff from infection is critical to ensuring that instruction continues without interruption. Schools
will continue to use physical distancing when possible and encourage proper hygiene practice, such as
washing hands regularly and using hand sanitizer. Students and staff should self-monitor daily for
COVID-19 symptoms. Buildings will be cleaned and sanitized daily or as often as needed to prevent
contamination or virus transmission.

2. Masks will be optional. Masks are recommended for non-vaccinated staff, student, and visitors but
they are not required. For more information on guidelines for wearing masks to prevent COVID-19
transmission, visit the CDC.

3. Visitors are welcome in the buildings. Masks are optional for visitors in the school system. Prior to
open house, our schools will share on the school websites and social media guidance about open
house activities and first day escorts to classrooms.

4. Meals will be served in the cafeteria. All student meals will be served in the cafeteria unless there is a
school activity that lends itself to having meals in another location.

Please provide feedback on the plan by clicking HERE. We appreciate your input!

Plan is subject to change.

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