BACK TO SCHOOL
Letter from the Superintendent regarding COVID-19 (click to read)
Distance Learning Plan for Joseph City Schools (click to read)
Waiver form required to attend school on campus (click to view/download)
Joseph City Schools On-Site Support Service
Starting Monday, August 10, 2020, Joseph City Elementary School and Joseph City Junior-Senior High
School will be opening their computer labs to accommodate students who would like to receive on-site
support services. The Computer Labs will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday throug
Thursday. Students who plan on coming to school to receive on-site support services should:
- Contact the school office to let them know you are planning to attend;
- Have a signed COVID-19 waiver on file with the school prior to entering the campus (click to
- Bring a face mask, or request that one be made available upon entering the campus;
- Be prepared to practice social distancing procedures and requests;
- Follow the student code of conduct and other typical school rules;
- Only utilize school resources for educational purposes.
Joseph City Schools COVID-19 Mitigation Plan August 5, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As we prepare for the start of the new school year, we want to share with you how school will look
when we start on Monday, August 10, 2020. Instruction for our students will be different than what
we’re all used to but we’re doing everything we can to ensure learning is engaging and productive while
maintaining a healthy and save environment.
The measures outlined below are the result of the Governor’s executive orders, recommendations from
health and education professionals, and recommendations from our staff and community. These are our
practices and procedures for staff, visitors and for students who receive instruction or services on
campus. They will be adjusted periodically as conditions change and to best meet the needs of our
ARRIVING AT SCHOOL
One of the best ways to keep everyone safe is for individuals with symptoms to refrain from coming on campus. Please stay home if you are under quarantine or have any of the following symptoms:
- Fever of 100 degrees or higher, or chills;
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing;
- Muscle aches;
- Sore throat;
- Congestion or runny nose;
- Diarrhea; or
- Loss of taste or smell.
Students who are unable to attend on campus will receive work and additional time and help in mastering the standards.
- Students must wear a mask while riding on the bus in close proximity to others.
- A disposable mask will be provided to a student who doesn’t have one.
- Hand sanitizer will be provided to each student as they enter the bus.
Drop Offs and Walk Ins
- A staff member will check all temperatures before entering the school.
- Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will not be permitted to enter campus.
- Those who enter campus will be given hand sanitizer and a mask if needed.
- Students and staff are required to wear masks or face shields by the Governor’s executive order.
- The school will have masks and other personal protective equipment available for those who don’t have their own.
- Social distancing will be encouraged, including the placement of desks.
- Meals will be served, and dining areas will be arranged in such a way as to promote social distancing. For students who are doing distance learning off campus or who leave campus before lunchtime, take-out meals may be picked up at the Elementary School cafeteria each day school is in session. Depending on eligibility, meals may be free, at a reduced price of 40 cents, or $3.00 each.
- Hand sanitizer will be readily available at locations throughout the campus.
- School supplies will not be shared.
- Handshakes, holding hands and other physical contact will be discouraged.
- Lessons, posters and signage will be in place that promote good sanitation, social distancing, and hygienic practices.
- The school will ensure campuses are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized daily and that ventilation and filtration systems are operating properly.
- The school will regularly reassess risks and safety practices by evaluating data from state and county health sources.
I hope that these safeguards will help to alleviate some of the concerns that you may have with the reopening of our schools. I feel that our schools do more than teach students academic standards. They are an extension of our community and a place where students learn and progress socially and in the context of working with different people. We are looking forward to getting back to helping our students learn and develop.
- Grab & Go meal service ends FRIDAY, AUGUST 7.
- Regular meal service resumes Monday, August 10.
- Breakfast & Lunch take-home bags will be served 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
- Full price: $3.00
- Reduced price: $0.40
- Free for those who qualify