Health and safety play an essential role in ensuring a secure educational environment and a productive learning experience. When health and safety are lacking, it’s pretty much impossible to learn. That’s why all districts need to make health and safety a top priority.
Here's how 250 schools completed 605,379 COVID-19 health screenings
We get it. Reopening plans are tough. There are contingencies upon contingencies. You're faced with requirements, recommendations, and a polarized public.
We're here to help you set the basic foundation for a process every school will either nail or fail this Fall.
They nailed it!
What did 250 school districts do to implement successful health screening plans?
1. They Chose Where and When
Every school is unique. Defining where and when to conduct screenings helps determine the best plan.
- Daily Arrival: In-car? Entrances? Homeroom?
- Extracurricular Activities: In-car? Upon arrival?
- Sports: In-car? Alphabetical lineups? Small groups led by coaches?
- Events and Field Trips: Before boarding the bus? Gate/location entry?
2. They Chose the Best Tool
The most successful school leaders choose proven technologies to empower their staffers with mobile technologies to manage student health screenings.
- Is it mobile and secure?
- Is it easy-to-learn and easy-to-use?
- Can it automate notifications to parents or medical staffers?
- Can it meet state or local requirements?
- Can we generate reports?
3. They Established Standards
Providing standards for even the smallest tasks requires less on-the-spot 'thinking'. It may seem crazy, but standards allow your staffers to focus on the big picture rather than minutia.
- What questions will we ask?
- Who do we notify if a student is symptomatic?
- What are the return-to-learn or return-to-play requirements?
- Will a daily clearance be enough or will extracurriculars require a second screening?
- How will we break down our student population into small, manageable groups? Great question, here's how:
FinalForms allows you to create groups from any set of students, and then conduct COVID-19 health screenings. In this example, we show how you may create classes within the 2nd grade at the elementary school. If you prefer to screen students prior to entry, you may create groups consisting of students who enter at a certain point at an assigned time.
In this graphic, we show you how you may break down a sport, football specifically, into smaller groups by class or by coach assignment.
4. They Educated Staffers, Parents, and Students
Community buy-in is key. The top performing schools had their staffers watch a 3-minute video or attend a webinar so they could efficiently screen students.
- How will we train the staff?
- Can we create an announcement so parents understand the process?
- Can we make it efficient enough so students don't get frustrated?
- Can we publish an article so the community understands both our procedures and our concern for public health?
FinalForms Expands COVID-19 Screening: Flexible, Custom K12 Options
We hear you! You need a flexible health screening tool that helps meet all of your K12 and Athletic needs. We got it!
FinalForms provides the flexibility meet your state, school, or health system specific COVID-19 health screening needs.
Whether you're reopening full-time, part-time, or in groups, we can help you meet compliance standards while increasing student and staff safety with a minimal investment of time and money.
We're here to help you prepare for anything!
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