Culver City students will return to in-person classroom instruction on Monday for the first time since the pandemic began, with additional safety and health protocols in place.
Starting Monday, transitional kindergarteners through second graders will return to campus. Students in third through fifth grades will return to campus beginning April 12.
The District is at the mercy of the state and colored tiers and could shift the plan if there is a major spike in cases or if Los Angeles County moves into a more restrictive tier, but the District is hopeful that the return to campus for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year will be permanent.
Scheduled cleanings are planned in each classroom, and each school site will have a nurse or health technician at the location daily.
Custodians are wiping down high touch points multiple times throughout the day and sanitizing classrooms daily. There is a checklist/maintenance log on each room and bathroom. Also, custodians have been through rigorous training on additional cleaning.
Schools have also updated their air filtration systems. HVAC systems have been reconfigured to allow for open doors/windows to maximize ventilations and bipolar ionization devices were installed across the district to ionize the air.
CCUSD is also providing PPE for teachers and students, including face masks, tape to show distance for six feet, face shields, sanitizer stations, extra soap, handwashing stations. Partitions will also be placed in areas where distancing is difficult to maintain.
Cloth masks for students is the minimum mandate. Parents can choose what kind of mask for their child as long as it covers both the nose and mouth. Each teacher will have an extra supply of one-time use facial masks for students who may need a covering.