Welcome to Nisley Elementary

  • Nisley Elementary
  • Nisley Update: 
  • 08/14/2020
  • SCHOOL WIDE ROUTINE FOR RE-OPENING

Whole School Routine:  Morning Arrival/Breakfast


Prior to Door Opening

8:30 AM

  • Office Para arrives in the cafeteria. Check soap, paper towels and/or hand sanitizer.  Radio custodian for supplies. 

  • Breakfast is served to Extended Hours, Lexia Group, & other approved Morning Groups. These students wash hands prior to getting breakfast and eat in the cafeteria.

  • Special Education para meets students arriving via bus and supervises them through breakfast and transitioning to class. Additional plans may be established for these learners.  

  • Teachers are planning.

  • School Leaders will be monitoring inside the building (routine, students remaining in designated areas) and outside the building at entry point (ensure drop off happens at 8:45).  


Materials: 

  • Signage for pick up line, classroom exterior doors (courtyard entering)

  • Form to give notice that student arrived before 8:45

  • Handwashing Station in Cafeteria

  • Assignment areas for Support Team Members

  • Mark social distancing for washing hands & cafeteria lines. 

  • Mark the doors, enter/exit. 



Doors Open


8:45 am

  • Office Para will open the cafeteria doors and provide hand sanitizer as students enter.  (students will wash hands in the classroom prior to eating)  No visitors are allowed in the school building.   “Good morning, breakfast is grab & go.  Grab your breakfast and go to class.

  • Second staff member monitoring students in line.  Direct students to lines for breakfast, social distancing and exiting cafeteria reminders. 

  • Students will be expected to wear masks to enter the building.  Follow Behavior Support Guidelines to address students not wearing masks. 

  • Custodian will open the south courtyard gate and the Support Team member will open the north courtyard gate.

  • Extended Hours & other approved morning programs released at 8:45 through the right exterior door to classrooms.

  • Teachers open the exterior classroom door.  Welcome students, remind them to get breakfast before entering the classroom and have COVID classroom arrival routines.

  • Students begin to arrive at school.  Students either:  1.  Enter the cafeteria (left exterior door), get hand sanitizer,  grab breakfast, and exit (right exterior cafeteria door to walk to the classroom.

2.  Students enter the classroom via the exterior door. Courtyard exterior door entry is for Classrooms 2, 4, 8, 12, 14, & 16.

No visitors allowed in the school building. 

  • Site Leaders will monitor routines inside and outside.

  • Support Team members are assigned areas to monitor and remind students to either get breakfast or go to the classroom.   The first week they will help students find their classroom exterior doors.


Students Enter


8:45 am-students begin to arrive in the classroom.  

  • Students follow classroom morning arrival routine/expectations.  

    • Prior to entering, remind students of getting breakfast before entering. 

    • Wash their hands.

    • Place personal materials in the assigned spot.

    • Social distancing is practiced. 

    • Masks worn.

.  * Classroom doors remain open until 9:00 am. 

Late Arrivals:

  • At 9:00, classroom doors close.

  • Students who arrive after the tardy bell, enter through the main office, get a tardy slip, are offered breakfast, and enter the classroom through interior doors. 


All adults should use the most least invasive form of redirects

  • Reminding Language:  Think about…. Can you remember….. Remind me…. Show me how….What is your next step? 

  • Use of proximity-stand beside or behind a student

  • Modeling what to do (ex. How to line up/sit down/wash your hands)



Scholars who do not follow directions during arrival/breakfast:

Step 1:

  • Reminding & Redirecting Language

  • Warning

  • Arrived before time;  Early Arrival Handout

  • Mask guidelines -- Follow Behavior Support Chart for Masks. 

Step 2:

  • Take student valuable time to practice routine

  • Have a conference with a parent and student/parent call. 

Step 3:  

  • Office Referral & Parent Contact





COVID Prevention Guidelines

Hallways

1. Reduce number of transitions and students in hallways as much as possible, try to stick to cohorts

2. Establish SOPs to reduce large groupings in hallway

3. Stagger passing periods when possible


Arrival

1. Prevent large gatherings of students at one door for entry/exit into the building when possible.

2. Playgrounds in the morning: students are the least at-risk when outside. Strive for social distancing as much as possible, and only NON-CONTACT games should be played.

3. Schools may decide to alter their morning arrival routines to have students in classrooms.


Capacity 

1. 50% of the capacity of your lunchroom--77 people

2. All schools will be available to serve lunch starting at 10:30a to 2p daily and breakfast from 30 minutes before tardy bell to 10:30a


2. Breakfast -see link. All schools except ten will be able to serve normal breakfast in the cafeteria with new capacity restrictions. Breakfast will be the normal hot & cold options served. All schools will offer grab n go breakfasts for late arriving students to be picked up at the cafeteria until 10:30am daily.


Handwashing

1. It is highly recommended that all staff/students wash hands with soap for at least 20 seconds when possible. This is the most effective way to reduce the spread of germs (hand sanitizer does not have the same effectiveness as hand washing, but is a good second choice. Plan times for small groups of handwashing throughout the day)

1. Hand sanitizer is not as effective as hand washing, but you can have hand sanitizer available for use.

2. Must be at least 60% alcohol (no methanol) and dispensed by teachers/staff. Used under direct supervision and not left out unattended (securely stored when not in use)

3. District will provide-should not be brought from home


Masks

Face coverings over the nose and mouth are encouraged for students in grades K-5 unless they cannot medically tolerate a face covering (a medical exemption required). Masks will not be required for students during outdoor recess & exercise activities.

Face coverings must be worn:

*When entering & exiting the building.

*When in the hallway, transitioning between rooms.

*When students are outside of their established cohort (homeroom class) and *3 ft. physical distancing cannot be maintained.

*When teachers/staff feel the need for masks is necessary within an established cohort, such as during small group work.

*When riding the bus.

No visitors in the school building



 

Whole School Routine:  Recess

Write a plan for your own system & be as detailed as possible (in the plan make sure you are including leader actions, student actions, teacher actions, and materials)



Transition to Recess


From the Classroom: (This is for classes that have outside recess during the day (not after lunch)

  • Teachers remind students about the lunch recess reminders prior to going to lunch/recess:

    • Masks:  Provide reminders and help students problem solve. (e.g., Put mask in a pocket, pull neck gaiter down, or up on the arm.)  Reminders include, “We keep our masks on our faces.  When we are not wearing our masks, we keep them on our body.)

    • Non-touching games brainstormed/pre-planned:  Provide reminder for planning - “What are you going to do at recess today?  What does it look like?  What does it sound like?”

From the Cafeteria:

  • There will be 3 adults on recess duty for all grade levels. 

  • Adults on recess duty need to have the two radios designated for recess, vests, and whistles.   Adults assigned to Kindergarten lunch recess, pick up the radios. (workroom by the office)  Radios are handed off to the next set of lunch recess staff.  After 5th grade lunch, the lunch recess staff will return the radios to the charger. (workroom by the office)

  • Students exit from the east Cafeteria door (Door C) and line up to wait to be walked to the playground(s) by the recess duty adults.  An adult assigned to Cafeteria duty will be monitoring the students as they wait to be walked to recess.  K-2 walks to the primary playground, and 3-5 walks along the sidewalk to the intermediate playground. 

    • Boundaries-

      • Kindergarten - The basketball court is the south and west boundary.

      • 1st  Grade & 2nd Grade - The basketball court is the south boundary and the 1st southwest corner of the building (Ms. Kappauf’s room) is the west boundary.

      • 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades - The 2nd southwest corner of the building (Ms. Huslig’s room) is the east boundary.

  • Assigned duty people will walk students to the playground Monday through Friday.

    • Kindergarten lunch recess: 11:25-11:40 

    • 1st Grade lunch recess:  11:50-12:05

    • 2nd Grade lunch ends:  12:15-12:30

    • 4th Grade lunch ends:  12:35-12:50

    • 3rd Grade lunch ends:  12:55-1:10

    • 5th Grade lunch ends:  1:15-1:30

  • Students are responsible for keeping up with their masks at recess.

  • Adults will provide reminders and help students problem solve. (e.g., Put mask in a pocket, pull neck gaiter down, or up on the arm.)  Reminders include, “We keep our masks on our faces.  When we are not wearing our masks, we keep them on our body.)



Materials: 

  • Adults assigned to recess duty need to have the two recess radios, vests, and whistles prior to the duty time. 

  • Pre-teach non-touching games within each classroom...  (e.g., Red Light/Green Light, Hop Scotch, Simon Says, Shadow Tag, etc.); Website resource for non-touching recess games: https://www.asphaltgreen.org/blog/rep-it-out-games-for-social-distancing )

  • The Neos games will be turned off.



During Recess


  • 2 adults on duty for all grade levels. 

  • Students remain 3 ft. apart 

  • Adults on duty remind the 3 ft. social distancing rule. Reminders include, “Remember to stay in your bubble, which is your arm length apart.” - along with a visual (hold your arms out from your side).

  • Adults walk around separately and monitor student safety.

  • One-on-one paras will monitor his/her assigned child/children. 


Transitions:  Recess to Class

  • Adults on duty blow the whistle at the end of recess time Monday through Friday. 

***** Teachers must be at your exterior classroom door when recess ends*****

    • Kindergarten lunch recess ends:  11:40 (south side & gate) 

      • Line up in front of classroom exterior doors. 

      • If room one is not in use courtyard classes may go through room one, otherwise go through the office. 

    • 1st Grade lunch recess ends:   12:05 (south & gate)

      • Line up in front of classroom exterior doors. 

      • If room one is not in use courtyard classes may go through room one, otherwise go through the office. 

    • 2nd Grade lunch recess ends: 12:30 (south side)

      • Line up in front of classroom exterior doors. 

      • Courtyard teacher meet your students at the gate for the courtyard to let them inside.

    • 4th Grade lunch recess ends:  12:50 (east side & gate)

      • Students will line up on the concrete cracks. 

      • Duty teacher will walk the students outside of the fence and excuse them to walk to their classroom doors. Teachers must be standing at their door or the gate to let students in. 

    • 3rd Grade lunch recess ends:  1:10 (west side)

      • Line up in front of classroom exterior doors. 

    • 5th Grade lunch recess ends:  1:30 (east side & gate)

      • Students will line up on the concrete cracks. 

      • Duty teacher will walk the students outside of the fence and excuse them to walk to their classroom doors. Teachers must be standing at their door or the gate to let students in. 

  • Other duty adults will monitor lines or monitor the playground for students. 

  • Duty adult go over line expectations with students. 

  • Students go straight to their classroom exterior doors after being excused by a duty teacher (4th and 5th).  For students who have exterior doors in the courtyard, students will line up at the gate closest to their classroom.  Classroom teachers (w/ courtyard doors will meet their class at the gate, unlock/lock the gate and walk them through the hallway to their classroom. 

  • Students wear masks to enter class or school building. 

  • Teachers bring extra masks with them to pick up students for the event that they lose their mask at recess. 

  • Teachers/students follow the morning arrival routine to enter into the classroom.

  • Teachers meet their students at the door and follow his/her entering the classroom routine.

  • Students wash their hands when returning to the classroom.



All adults should use the least invasive form of redirects

  • Non-verbal redirects

  • Use of proximity-stand beside or behind a student

  • Modeling what to do (ex. How to line up/sit down/transition to the carpet)




Scholars who do not follow directions during recess transition:


Step 1:

  • Reminding & Redirecting Language

  • Warning

Step 2:

  • K-2 student walks the square (3x) around the swing/monkey bars

  • 3-5 student walks the track (3x) around






COVID Prevention Guidelines

1. Grounds department will clean all playground equipment daily

2. You may exceed 50 students at recess as long as physical distancing requirements are met.

3. Masks will not be required for students during outdoor recess & exercise activities.







Whole School Routine:  Restroom Use

Write a plan for your own system & be as detailed as possible (in the plan make sure you are including leader actions, student actions, teacher actions, and materials)  


Prior To Restroom 

Building East: 

A schedule will be created to inform teachers, staff and students when classroom and cafeteria restroom access will be. 

  • ALL students will utilize restrooms in the building where current instruction/activity is being held.

  • Classroom teachers will be given and follow the restroom schedule to ensure that ALL classes have the same opportunity to use the restrooms throughout the day. 

    • Classroom teachers/staff in Kindergarten and 1st grade will utilize classroom restrooms and reserve hallway restrooms for 4th/5th grade and cafeteria.

  • Classroom teachers will ensure that students are given the opportunity to use the restroom BEFORE going to lunch and specials. 

    • Classroom teachers will ensure that ALL students are given the 30 minutes prior to LUNCH/SPECIALS to use the restroom. No more than 1 boy and 1 girl at a time per class. 

  • Cafeteria staff to allow students to use the restroom in an EMERGENCY only.  

  • Restroom capacity is limited however many stalls or urinals are there. Classroom teachers and staff will instruct students to wait OUTSIDE the restroom at a designated, socially distanced, marker until another student enters.

  • Classroom teachers and staff will model and ensure that all students follow hallway expectations while traveling between the restroom and their classroom. 

  • Classroom teachers and staff will model and teach students how to check the restroom capacity and where to stand. 

    • Students will be instructed to return to class if all waiting spots outside of the restroom are full. 

  •  Teachers will use the school wide class restroom check-out and check-in  system to monitor students that are in the restrooms. This will be placed near the hallway door to ensure the least amount of interruptions. 

    • Classroom teachers will place a sign near the check-out/check-in system to remind students to wash hands as soon as reentering the classroom. 

    • Classroom teachers/staff will ensure that ALL students are wearing their mask before leaving the classroom for the restroom. Mask must stay on until they return back to the classroom. 

  • Intervention Time: Students will not be permitted to use the restroom during intervention time EXCEPT when the intervention teacher determines that it is an emergency. 

Building West:

A schedule will be created to inform teachers, staff and students when classroom specials restroom access will be. 

  • ALL students will utilize restrooms in the building where current instruction/activity is being held. This excludes SNN, as they will use the restroom most convenient for them. 

  • Classroom teachers will be given and follow the restroom schedule to ensure that ALL classes have the same opportunity to use the restrooms throughout the day. 

    • Classroom teachers/staff in rooms 120 and 121 will utilize the restrooms that are provided inside their classrooms. 

    • Room 119, 3rd grade classes and SSN will utilize the hallway restrooms during the provided scheduled times. 

  • Classroom teachers will ensure that students are given the opportunity to use the restroom BEFORE going to lunch and specials. 

    • Classroom teachers will ensure that ALL students are given the 30 minutes prior to LUNCH/SPECIALS to use the restroom. No more than 1 boy and 1 girl at a time per class. 

  • Specials teachers and staff will make emergency restroom decisions on a case by case situation.   

  • Restroom capacity is limited to 2 students INSIDE the restroom at a time. Classroom teachers and staff will instruct students to wait OUTSIDE the restroom at a designated, socially distanced, marker until another student enters. 

  • Classroom teachers and staff will model and ensure that all students follow hallway expectations while traveling between the restroom and their classroom.

  • Classroom teachers and staff will model and teach students how to check the restroom capacity and where to stand. 

    • Students will be instructed to return to class if all waiting spots outside of the restroom are full. 

  •  Teachers will use the school wide class restroom check-out and check-in  system to monitor students that are in the restrooms. This will be placed near the hallway door to ensure the least amount of interruptions. 

    • Classroom teachers will place a sign near the check-out/check-in system to remind students to wash hands as soon as reentering the classroom. 

    • Classroom teachers/staff will ensure that ALL students are wearing their mask before leaving the classroom for the restroom.

  • Intervention Time: Students will not be permitted to use the restroom during intervention time EXCEPT when the intervention teacher determines that it is an emergency. 

  • Recess: Staff on duty during recess will not allow students to use the restroom except during an emergency


Materials: 

*Classroom teachers will create a check-out/check-in board or use a sign-out/sign-in book. 

*Restroom committee will create and share a check-out/check-in sheet.

*Restroom committee will create a capacity sign for each restroom in each building. 

*Restroom committee will mark socially distanced waiting spots outside each 

restroom. (POSSIBLY DISTRICT PROVIDED)


*Restroom committee will create and share the restroom schedule for each grade level. 



In Restroom

  1. Students will enter the restroom and make sure that the capacity has not been exceeded. 

    1. If capacity has been met, students will wait outside on a socially distanced, marked spot until 1 student has left. 

  2. Students will enter the restroom and proceed to the nearest open stall. 

  3. Students will continue to wear face covering at all times. 

  4. Students will flush the toilet when finished and proceed to the sink to wash their hands. 

  5. Students will wash hands for 20 seconds before rinsing. 

  6. Students will exit the restroom and walk back to class while following hallway expectations. 



Returning to Class


  • Students will enter class quietly and proceed to the sign-out/sign-in area designated in their classroom. 

  • Students will sign-in the time and go straight to the classroom sink and rewash hands. 

  • Students will return to classroom activity. 


All adults should use the most least invasive form of redirects

  • Non-verbal redirects

  • Use of proximity-stand beside or behind a student

  • Modeling what to do (ex. How to line up/sit down/transition to the carpet)




Scholars who do not follow directions during Restroom transition:


Step 1: Reteach/Remind/review mask guidelines


Step 2: Use valuable time to practice/reteach 


Step 3: parent note home/ conversation


Sept 4: office referral/ parent contact








COVID Prevention Guidelines

























5th Grade 

Good to Go Restroom Times


Need to go to the restroom? 

  • Make sure it is a “Good to Go” time. 

8:45-9:10

10:05-11:00

11:20-11:40

12:15-12:55

1:30-2:00

2:30-3:00

3:30-4:00

  • Fill out your information on the “Going Somewhere 

Page” using your personal writing utensil


  • Make sure your mask is on! 


  • Follow expectations while in the restroom. 


  • WASH YOUR HANDS for 20 seconds


  • Put your return time on “Going Somewhere” 


4th Grade 

Good to Go Restroom Times


Need to go to the restroom? 

  • Make sure it is a “Good to Go” time. 

9:10-10:05

11:00-11:20

11:40-12:15

12:50-1:30

2:00-2:30

3:00-3:30

  • Fill out your information on the “Going Somewhere 

Page” using your personal writing utensil


  • Make sure your mask is on! 


  • Follow expectations while in the restroom. 


  • WASH YOUR HANDS for 20 seconds


  • Put your return time on “Going Somewhere” 

3rd Grade 

Good to Go Restroom Times


Need to go to the restroom? 

  • Make sure it is a “Good to Go” time. 

8:45-9:15

9:45-10:15

10:30-11:00

12:00-12:35

1:10-1:40

2:10-2:40

3:00-3:45

  • Fill out your information on the “Going Somewhere 

Page” using your personal writing utensil


  • Make sure your mask is on! 


  • Follow expectations while in the restroom. 


  • WASH YOUR HANDS for 20 seconds


  • Put your return time on “Going Somewhere” 

2nd Grade 

Good to Go Restroom Times


Need to go to the restroom? 

  • Make sure it is a “Good to Go” time. 

9:15-9:45

10:15-10:30

11:00-11:50

12:30-1:00

1:40-2:10

2:40-3:00

3:45-4:00

  • Fill out your information on the “Going Somewhere 

Page” using your personal writing utensil


  • Make sure your mask is on! 


  • Follow expectations while in the restroom. 


  • WASH YOUR HANDS for 20 seconds


  • Put your return time on “Going Somewhere”


Whole School Routine:  Hallway Transitions

Write a plan for your own system & be as detailed as possible (in the plan make sure you are including leader actions, student actions, teacher actions, and materials)


In the Classroom

*Requirement for students to wear a mask before lining up in the classroom.

*Student’s will follow the teacher’s expectations or lining up in the classroom. 

*Line expectations poster is announced to students before leaving room: Students say

“1. Eyes forward    2. Hands back    3.  Feet together    4. Mouths mmmmmmm”

*Teacher monitors the hallway before leaving to see if other classes passing in their given hallway are out of distance.  Be mindful of others in the hallway and do not merge classes. 

*Last person walking out of the classroom will turn off the lights and make sure the door is locked. 

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Materials: 

*Line expectations poster

*Taped arrows on the hallway floors



In the Hallway


*All Nisley staff and students keep masks on in the hallway.

*Teacher will lead the class out of the classroom door and travel on right side of the hallway.

*Class will space 2nd tile from the wall when walking down the hallway(Arrows will be marked on the tile to stay on path)

*Single file lines/students are continuing to follow the line expectations chart( “Line Expectations” chart: 1. Eyes forward, 2. Hands back, 3. Feet together, 4. Mouths Mmmm/0 voice) noted previously. 

*The class that is already traveling in the hallways has the right away. No cutting in front of or passing another class. 

*When waiting in the hallway and courtyard for others, the waiting class needs to follow the “Line Expectations” chart: 1. Eyes forward, 2. Hands back, 3. Feet together, 4. Mouths Mmmm/0 voice. 

*No physical contact. 

*All classes will enter through the right hand side of the doors of Nisley. 

*No more than two classes passing through the hallway.  

*If following another class, maintain the arms length distance and line expectations.  

*If a student loses their spot in line then they have to go to the end of the line.  There are no exceptions.  

*The first student in line from each classroom will be the doorholder.  After holding the door for their classmates, the door holder will be at the end of the line. 

*The teacher will provide a squirt of hand sanitizer for that given door holder when they arrive at their destination.  

*Door holder holds the door for their classmates and will follow the no physical contact rule. 


*The class will stop at every door entry at Nisley. The teacher will monitor the hallway expectations of their class. 

*Individual students walking in the hallway should follow the same guidelines as whole class procedures. Individual students should keep distance from other classes.  

*Nisley staff is expected to redirect/remind/reinforce any Nisley student who is not following hallway expectations.   


After Transition


  • When arriving back into the classroom, wash hands before proceeding into instruction. 


All adults should use the most least invasive form of redirects  

  • Non-verbal redirects-Teacher displays a hand signal of “0” to represent a zero voice. 

  • Redirect Language: “Tell your feet to stay together”  “Tell your feet to walk quietly”  “Tell your hands to be safe behind your back”

  • Reminding language: “Remind me of our hallway expectations”  “How will you keep your mask on your face”  

  • Reinforcing language: “Did you notice how Pat is walking with safe feet?”  “You remembered to have safe hands behind your back”  “I noticed we followed hallway expectations to PE”   “You paid attention to our hallway expectations” 

  • Use of proximity-stand behind a student.  Single file line. 

  • Modeling what to do (ex. How to line up/walking in the hallway on the 2)




Scholars who do not follow directions during specials transition:

Step 1:

  • Reminding and redirecting language 

  • Warning


Step 2:

  • Whole class practice routine

  • Conference with parent or call parent. 

Step 3:

  • Office referral and parent contact 






COVID Prevention Guidelines

1. Reduce number of transitions and students in hallways as much as possible, try to stick to cohorts

2. Establish SOPs to reduce large groupings in hallway

3. Stagger passing periods when possible.


Whole School Routine:  Specials

Write a plan for your own system & be as detailed as possible (in the plan make sure you are including leader actions, student actions, teacher actions, and materials)


Transition to Specials

10 Minutes Prior to Specials: (K-5)

*Students will put masks on before leaving their learning area and lining up in the classroom. 

*Students wash hands in the classroom before coming to specials.

*Teachers bring an attendance list to the specials’ Teacher with their assigned number.

*Classroom teachers bring students through the hallways in a counterclockwise direction (coming into the building at PE side and walking all the way around and exiting out by the library). 

*Students will bring their chromebooks and their own headphones to STEAM, NO WATER BOTTLES.

*Students WILL bring water bottles to Music and put on the counter on their place that matches their classroom number.

*Students WILL bring water bottles to PE.

Classroom teachers WILL be on time.

Transitions will be the same for inside or outside specials.


Materials: 

*Masks

*Soap and water

*Hallway directional signs



During Specials

50 Minutes of Specials:

*STEAM-Masks on, students will enter and sit at their assigned number, plug in headphones, and begin typing activity. During COVID Phase 1, no shared equipment. If equipment is used it will be cleaned by STEAM Teacher during the last ten minutes of class while students are at a quiet homebase. 

*PE-Masks on, enter in on the red line, and set a water bottle against the southwest wall, and then return to the red line still with masks on.  If equipment is used it will be cleaned by PE Teacher during the last ten minutes of class while students retrieve their water bottles and go to a quiet homebase. 

*Music-Masks on, enter in line, place water bottles on the counter in numbered spots, making a finger-tip to finger-tip circle. Students will wear masks when singing and participating in interactive activities. During COVID Phase 1, no shared equipment. If equipment is used it will be cleaned before used by any other students.

*Masks on the entire time, unless specified by the Specials teacher. 

Transition to Class

Last 5 Minutes of Specials Time:

*STEAM-Students will continue wearing masks and close chromebooks, wrap up headphones, push their chairs in, and line up at the South door and show hallway expectations. 

*Music-Specials teacher will be doing a calming activity while students are grabbing water bottles and going back to their spots. When the classroom teacher arrives, they will line up at the door and show hallway expectations.

*PE-When the Classroom Teacher arrives, students will put their masks on then get in line at the South door and show hallway expectations. 

*Students will wash their hands when they get back to class. 

*Classroom teachers will walk the students through the hallway in the same counterclockwise direction (exiting by the Library / South side). 

Teachers WILL be on time to pick up students and need to exit immediately for next class. (If line procedures need to be practiced, it will need to be done at a different time).


All adults should use the most least invasive form of redirects  

  • Non-verbal redirects (Hand gestures like finger in front of mask for quiet reminder)

  • Use of proximity-stand beside or behind a student

  • Modeling what to do (ex. How to line up/sit down/transition to the carpet)




Scholars who do not follow directions during specials transition:


Step 1:

  • Reminding & Redirecting language (Remind me…, Let’s review…, Who can remember…)

  • Warning

  • Mask Guideline --Follow Behavior Support Chart for Masks.


Step 2:

  • Take student valuable time to practice routine (missing part of a preferred activity)

  • Have a conference with a parent and student/parent call


Step 3:

  • Office Referral & Parent Contact







COVID Prevention Guidelines

See Classroom Guidelines


Music

1. Choir and Band WILL BE OFFERED. There will be face shields and special covers for band instruments provided.

2. Plexiglass shields are not recommended or effective. In band class if you are not blowing directly on someone else they do no good but hinder air flow which is bad. the health department was very impressed with our use of wind masks and bell covers and felt that we will be safe.

3. Plexiglass to protect the director or teacher - use of a face shield instead would be more effective and allow movement within the classroom.

4. Elementary students wearing masks would be allowed to sing and without masks be allowed to hum. Holding class outside would allow a lot of normal activities in the music classroom.


Library/Computers 

Checking out books

1. MCHD to provide the reopening plan for the public libraries so we can model our plan from theirs.

1. Disinfect public computers in labs and Libraries.

2. District 51 will provide disinfectant wipes to each computer lab. Note: Always wear protective gloves (e.g., nitrile or latex gloves) when using any disinfectant. If disinfectant is not present, or if protective gloves are not available, the computer lab should not remain open.


PE

1. Hold outdoors when possible. Masks not needed outside.

2. Do not have students change out in the locker room.

3. Shoes can be stored in lockers.

4. Avoid groups in a confined area. Brief passing in/out is OK to get shoes, etc.


Sharing Equipment

1. Equipment (ex. tech ed tools, pottery wheels, laboratory equipment, gym equipment, etc.) will need additional disinfection between students or have equipment assigned to the student for the whole year (ex. safety glasses, welding hoods)

2. This cleaning can be done by teachers OR by older students.

3. Soap and water remain the best way to clean/kill viruses, but wipes may also be used.


Whole School Routine:  Specials

Write a plan for your own system & be as detailed as possible (in the plan make sure you are including leader actions, student actions, teacher actions, and materials)


Transition to Specials

10 Minutes Prior to Specials: (K-5)

*Students will put masks on before leaving their learning area and lining up in the classroom. 

*Students wash hands in the classroom before coming to specials.

*Teachers bring an attendance list to the specials’ Teacher with their assigned number.

*Classroom teachers bring students through the hallways in a counterclockwise direction (coming into the building at PE side and walking all the way around and exiting out by the library). 

*Students will bring their chromebooks and their own headphones to STEAM, NO WATER BOTTLES.

*Students WILL bring water bottles to Music and put on the counter on their place that matches their classroom number.

*Students WILL bring water bottles to PE.

Classroom teachers WILL be on time.

Transitions will be the same for inside or outside specials.


Materials: 

*Masks

*Soap and water

*Hallway directional signs



During Specials

50 Minutes of Specials:

*STEAM-Masks on, students will enter and sit at their assigned number, plug in headphones, and begin typing activity. During COVID Phase 1, no shared equipment. If equipment is used it will be cleaned by STEAM Teacher during the last ten minutes of class while students are at a quiet homebase. 

*PE-Masks on, enter in on the red line, and set a water bottle against the southwest wall, and then return to the red line still with masks on.  If equipment is used it will be cleaned by PE Teacher during the last ten minutes of class while students retrieve their water bottles and go to a quiet homebase. 

*Music-Masks on, enter in line, place water bottles on the counter in numbered spots, making a finger-tip to finger-tip circle. Students will wear masks when singing and participating in interactive activities. During COVID Phase 1, no shared equipment. If equipment is used it will be cleaned before used by any other students.

*Masks on the entire time, unless specified by the Specials teacher. 

Transition to Class

Last 5 Minutes of Specials Time:

*STEAM-Students will continue wearing masks and close chromebooks, wrap up headphones, push their chairs in, and line up at the South door and show hallway expectations. 

*Music-Specials teacher will be doing a calming activity while students are grabbing water bottles and going back to their spots. When the classroom teacher arrives, they will line up at the door and show hallway expectations.

*PE-When the Classroom Teacher arrives, students will put their masks on then get in line at the South door and show hallway expectations. 

*Students will wash their hands when they get back to class. 

*Classroom teachers will walk the students through the hallway in the same counterclockwise direction (exiting by the Library / South side). 

Teachers WILL be on time to pick up students and need to exit immediately for next class. (If line procedures need to be practiced, it will need to be done at a different time).


All adults should use the most least invasive form of redirects  

  • Non-verbal redirects (Hand gestures like finger in front of mask for quiet reminder)

  • Use of proximity-stand beside or behind a student

  • Modeling what to do (ex. How to line up/sit down/transition to the carpet)




Scholars who do not follow directions during specials transition:


Step 1:

  • Reminding & Redirecting language (Remind me…, Let’s review…, Who can remember…)

  • Warning

  • Mask Guideline --Follow Behavior Support Chart for Masks.


Step 2:

  • Take student valuable time to practice routine (missing part of a preferred activity)

  • Have a conference with a parent and student/parent call


Step 3:

  • Office Referral & Parent Contact







COVID Prevention Guidelines

See Classroom Guidelines


Music

1. Choir and Band WILL BE OFFERED. There will be face shields and special covers for band instruments provided.

2. Plexiglass shields are not recommended or effective. In band class if you are not blowing directly on someone else they do no good but hinder air flow which is bad. the health department was very impressed with our use of wind masks and bell covers and felt that we will be safe.

3. Plexiglass to protect the director or teacher - use of a face shield instead would be more effective and allow movement within the classroom.

4. Elementary students wearing masks would be allowed to sing and without masks be allowed to hum. Holding class outside would allow a lot of normal activities in the music classroom.


Library/Computers 

Checking out books

1. MCHD to provide the reopening plan for the public libraries so we can model our plan from theirs.

1. Disinfect public computers in labs and Libraries.

2. District 51 will provide disinfectant wipes to each computer lab. Note: Always wear protective gloves (e.g., nitrile or latex gloves) when using any disinfectant. If disinfectant is not present, or if protective gloves are not available, the computer lab should not remain open.


PE

1. Hold outdoors when possible. Masks not needed outside.

2. Do not have students change out in the locker room.

3. Shoes can be stored in lockers.

4. Avoid groups in a confined area. Brief passing in/out is OK to get shoes, etc.


Sharing Equipment

1. Equipment (ex. tech ed tools, pottery wheels, laboratory equipment, gym equipment, etc.) will need additional disinfection between students or have equipment assigned to the student for the whole year (ex. safety glasses, welding hoods)

2. This cleaning can be done by teachers OR by older students.

3. Soap and water remain the best way to clean/kill viruses, but wipes may also be used.


Whole School Routine:  Dismissal

Write a plan for your own system & be as detailed as possible (in the plan make sure you are including leader actions, student actions, teacher actions, and materials)  


Before Dismissal

  • Classroom teachers will know which kids are car pickup, walkers, or extended hours. Classroom teachers need to communicate with families before school starts to find out how kids are getting home.

  • Kindergarten teachers will communicate with parents about early dismissal/pickup for Kinder.

  • All students will have their backpacks ready before the closing meeting so they are ready to go at their dismissal time.

  • Classroom teachers will explicitly teach expectations for dismissal.

  • Grade level teams will notify office staff of which team member is on car pickup duty

  • Office staff will keep an updated list of car/family numbers.

  • Admin will call SRO to ask if he can help support dismissal/car pickup during the first week of school.

  • All students and staff will have their mask on before exiting the classroom and will remain on until they are in their designated vehicle or off campus.

3:50

  • Kinder will dismiss, walk the loop for walkers, drop off Extended Hours kids, and return to the cafeteria with the remaining students.  

  • A support staff member will be stationed at: exterior K-1 door, exterior 4th/5th, and main entrance door to guide students walking 

3:55 

  • 1st Grade will dismiss at 3:55, walk the loop for walkers, drop off Extended Hours, and gather the remaining 1st graders in Cafeteria for car pickup.

  • Specials teachers will have 2nd grade students return from specials no later than 3:55

  • 3rd - 5th Grades: All students are lined up, with backpacks, ready to go at dismissal 

  • Classroom teacher with the radio at each grade level needs to be with the car riders.


Materials: 

  • 1 stop sign (already have)

  • Teachers on duty need a clipboard as well as an updated car/family number list

  • Signage for all grade levels to mark where grade levels will be waiting

  • Radios


Duties: Starting at the crosswalk and moving west

  1. Crosswalk on 28 ¾ Rd - facilitating students across the road safely (Mr. Bonnell)

  2. Crosswalk outside office entrance - facilitate students safely across pick up lanes

  3. Radio car number caller (Sandra) - calling numbers on radios

  4. Cafeteria corner (NE corner outside) (Lisa) - facilitating 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade car riders to pick up safely.

  5. 5th grade teacher - monitoring car riding students and listening for car/family numbers

  6. 4th grade teacher - monitoring car riding students and listening for car/family numbers

  7. 3rd grade teacher - monitoring car riding students and listening for car/family numbers

  8. 2nd grade teacher - monitoring car riding students and listening for car/family numbers

  9. Office main entrance, outside (Jen S.) -  facilitate students safely across pick up lanes

  10. 1st grade teachers in cafeteria - (on side closest to kitchen) monitoring car riding students and listening for car/family numbers

  11. K teachers in cafeteria - (on side of cafeteria closest to office) monitoring car riding students and listening for car/family numbers 

  12. Parent liaison stationed in front of cafeteria doors (Katy Peak?) - communicate with families who are trying to pick up students that 

  13. Waiting Zone - Monitoring and using radio to call students a 2nd time



During Dismissal

  • A non classroom staff member will be at the crosswalk between pickup lanes with a stop sign to help students to walk across the road.

  • Connor will be at the crosswalk on 28 ¾ Rd.

  • If a student has not come out to the car, that car will pull forward ahead of the diagonal lines to wait (Buda). 

  • K-1 students will wait with their teachers with radio in the cafeteria in separate lines/groups. 

  • All 2nd grade teachers will walk with the student to the primary playground gate. Walkers will be dismissed as needed.  Remaining students will sit along the wall by the primary gate until their number is called.  Teacher will have a radio to listen for car/family number.

  • 3-5: Grade level teacher(s) will walk with walkers and remaining staff with grade level car riders. Car riders will wait in the grassy area on the north side of the building until their number is called.  Teacher will have a radio to listen for car/family number.

  • ALL students waiting for car pick up will: remain seated in their designated area, talk in a level 1 voice, actively listen for their car number, and wear masks.

  • Classroom teachers who assist walkers will then go to designated grade level area to assist in actively monitoring students.

  • Parent Pickup Coordinator (Katy Peak?) will be stationed outside cafeteria doors to help facilitate any parents that walk up. 


After Dismissal

4:15

  • Sweeping for remaining students to be picked up.

  • Take any students who have not been picked up to the office.


All adults should use the most least invasive form of redirects

  • Non-verbal redirects

  • Use of proximity-stand beside or behind a student

  • Modeling what to do (ex. How to line up/sit down/transition to the carpet)




Scholars who do not follow directions during specials transition:


Step 1:

  • Reminding and redirecting language

  • Warning


Step 2:

  • Take valuable time to reteach routine the following school day

  • Fill out purple slip, communicate with classroom teacher, and teacher will create a follow up/reteach plan







COVID Prevention Guidelines

1. Prevent large gatherings of students at one door for entry/exit into the building when possible.


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School Hours
With School closed please email your students teach first:

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Monday, Tuesday,Wednesday, & Thursday

Grades K - 5th                     8:55 a.m- 4:00 p.m  

 

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Friday- Early Release       


Grades K-5                        8:55 a.m - 2:00 p.m.

                                                           

Office Hours ~ 8:30am - 4:15pm

 

Our Mission 

Our community will create learner-focused environments that achieve meaningful relationships, while growing learners for life

 

School Information

  •  

    Nisley Supply List 2020-2021

    Kinder:

    • 1 Pencil Pouch
    • 1 Bx Pencils ( 12Ct.)
    • 2 Bx Crayons (24 Ct.)
    • 4 Elmer Glue Sticks
    • 1 Primary Comp Notebook ( Lines With Picture Box)
    • 3 Bxs Of Black Expo Markers
    • 2 Bxs Of Kleenex
    • 1 Backpack
    • 2 Plastic Folders With Pockets

    Please Label All Materials With Childs First And Last Name

     

    First:

    • 8-12 Glue Sticks
    • 4 Large Black Expo Markers
    • Kleenex
    • 2 Bxs Of Crayons
    • 3 Wide Ruled Comp Notebooks ( Please Put Students Names On Them)
    • 1 Pack Of Pink Erasers
    • 12 Pack Of Yellow Pencils
    • Pencil Pouch ( With Students Name)
    • Plastic Folder With Pockets ( With Child’s Name)
    • 1 Box Of Gallon Ziploc (Girls)
    • 1 Box Of Sandwich Size Ziplocs ( Boys)

     

     

    Second:

    • 1 - Pencil Box
    • 1 - Pack Of 24 Pencils
    • 1 - Pack Of Colored Pens (Anything But Black)
    • 1 - Bottle Of Liquid Elmer's Glue
    • 2 - Boxes Of Crayons
    • 2 - Packs Of Colored Pencils
    • 5 - Folders With Prongs - 5 Different Colors/Designs
    • 1 - Spiral Notebook
    • 1 - Pack Of Expo Markers With Fine Tip
    • 2 - Boxes Of Tissues
    • 1 - Box Of Gallon-Sized Ziplocs Bags
    • 2 - Boxes Of Sandwich Sized Ziplocs Bags

     

    Third:

    • 4 One Subject Spiral Notebooks
    • 4 Plastic Folders With Brads
    • 48 #2 Pencils(Ticonderoga Preferred)
    • 2 Boxes Crayons 24 Ct Each (Crayola)
    • 1 Crayola Classic Broad Line Markers, 10 Count
    • 1 Pack Colored Pencils
    • 4 Black Chisel Tip Expo Dry Erase Markers
    • 2 Pink Erasers
    • 2 Glue Sticks
    • Package Of Unlined Index Cards
    • 2 Boxes Facial Tissue

     

    Fourth:

    • 2 (20pk) Pencils
    • 2 (24 Pk) Crayons
    • 1 School Supply Box
    • 6 Glues Sticks
    • 5 Pocket Folders
    • 9 Pink Erasers
    • 1 Scissors
    • 1 Pk Loose Leaf – Wide Ruled Paper
    • 2 Bxs Tissues
    • 4 Highlighters ( Any Colors)
    • 6 Comp Notebooks ( Wide Ruled)
    • 3 Pens Any Color

    Fifth:

    NO NAMES ON SUPPLIES

    • 2 24 Packs Of #2 Pencils
    • 1 12 Count Box Of Colored Pencils
    • 2 Erasers
    • 1 Pair Of Scissors
    • 8 Glue Sticks
    • 2 Packages Of College Ruled Notebook Paper
    • 2 Large Boxes Of Facial Tissue
    • 4 Two Pocket Folders (1 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 Green, 1 Blue)
    • 4 Composition Notebooks
    • 4 Highlighters
    • 1 Pencil Pouch Or Box

     

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  • Schools are closed until April 30th and Students are to return on May 1st. 
  • Please watch for emails for updates as we get more information

 
Dear Nisley Families,

I want to thank you for your patience as we navigate this unfamiliar territory with the ever changing COVID-19 situation. I recognize that school will not be able to run the same as it was before moving to remote setup, and the Nisley staff will do their best to continue to deliver effective educational experiences to your student(s). 
Staff will be preparing remote learning experiences the week of March 23-March 27. Lessons will begin March 30. Nisley will be utilizing Google Classroom which is accessible through ClassLink.  Your classroom teacher(s) and specialist(s) will be emailing classroom codes to you before lessons begin.  The following links will help support you with Classlink and Google Classroom.  
Parent Classlink (see attachment)
Elementary learners will be provided with a minimum of three lessons in literacy and math per week. Lessons will be posted on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays by 10:00 am.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, all students can now access Dreambox (math program) and Lexia (individualized reading program) with a weekly goal of 60 minutes on each program.  Both programs are links available on your student's Classlink page. 
Should our district need to close for a longer period of time, weekly/daily lesson delivery needs may be increased. Teachers and specialists will continue to make certain all accommodations are provided for students based on their Individual Educational Plans, 504s, and Advanced Learning Plans. 
Chromebooks will be available for checkout at Nisley on Tuesday, March 24th  (see specific times below).  If you have a device available at home, it is not necessary to check out a Chromebook, you can access Classlink from any device.   Chromebook checkout will be curbside pick up.  Please use the drop off lane from Texas Ave.  Parents will need to have a valid ID along with a completed Chromebook Checkout Policy . Copies of the policy will be available Monday afternoon (in envelope posted on main office doors) and at time of check out.  If your student(s) need access to the building to pick up any items for remote learning, you will need to park your car and enter the building through the main office.  Students will be escorted by school personnel and need to retrieve what they need in a timely manner.  We ask you to limit the number of people in the front office area to five people.  This will help us reach our goal of not having a large number of people socializing in one area. 

Chromebook Checkout Times on Tuesday, March 24th
Last Names A-L   9:00-12:00
Last Names M-Z  12:30-3:30
Medication pick 9:00 - 3:30
If you are unable to come to Nisley during Chromebook Checkout due to transportation, but need access to a device, please call Nisley's main office between the hours of 8:00 and 10:00 am on March 24th at 254-5900. Since the Nisley school building will be closed to the public after March 24th, we ask that if you have any questions about remote learning, your classroom teacher(s) be your first point of contact.  Each teacher will let you know how you can best communicate with them.  Again, thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. 
Best wishes, 
Dorothy Wolf
Principal
Nisley Elementary