• Cleaning, Health & Safety

  • What daily procedures will be put in place to keep staff and children safe and healthy?

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    • Employees will be expected to screen for symptoms each day before reporting to work
    • Requiring masks for all students and staff.
    • Built-in mask breaks at all levels.
    • Implementing physical distancing where feasible. 
    • Requiring personal protective equipment (PPE) like face coverings and plexiglass barriers.
    • Cleaning desks between student use.
    • Cleaning high touch areas frequently throughout the day.
    • Extensive cleaning and disinfecting every night.
    • All supplies & equipment cleaned between uses - limit sharing of supplies.
    • Restricting visitors to schools during the school day.

     Learn more on the Health & Safety website

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  • Will the district be increasing cleaning procedures?

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    Yes, Cambridge-Isanti Schools has prepared in-depth cleaning practices to prevent the exposure of COVID-19. View the list of cleaning procedures on the Health & Safety webpage.

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  • Will students and staff be required to wear masks in school and are they provided?

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    A statewide face coverings order is now in effect for Minnesota. Minnesota Schools are required to adopt a masking policy that mandates mask wearing in all school facilities. Each student and staff member will be provide at least one cloth face covering. You can learn more about face coverings on the Health & Safety webpage.

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  • What personal protective equipment will be provided for staff?

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    The District is partnering with Isanti Public Health Department and MDE to provide all staff personal protective equipment, including:

    • OSHA approved N95 and KN95 Respirator Masks
    • Face Shields (2 variations)
    • Cloth and Disposable Face Coverings
    • Gloves and gowns as needed for staff who are in prolonged close contact with students
    • A free at-home COVID-19 saliva test (provided by MDE) to be used if you believe you have had close-contact or may have been exposed to the virus.
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  • Will students temperatures be taken by the school every morning?

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    We are asking that each morning families do self screenings for the following symptoms:
    • Fever (100.4) or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    Our Health and Safety page contains information on what to do if any of those symptoms are present.
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  • How will suspected COVID Cases be handled?

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    Please visit the Health & Safety webpage to learn how suspected and confirmed COVID cases will be handled.

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  • Are you hiring additional custodial staff? If yes, how is the district paying for them?

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    Yes. The district is using some of the federal funding under the CARES Act to pay the additional custodial staff.

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  • Will hand sanitizer be available in every classroom for students to use?

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    There will be stations throughout the building and product in the classrooms.

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  • What if my student is allergic to hand sanitizer?

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    Students will then wash their hands at a sink. Frequent hand washing is one of the three key prevention strategies and is preferred over the use of hand sanitizers. As with any allergy, students and families will work individually with the school nurses to plan accordingly.

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  • How do you plan to keep students physically distanced throughout the day?

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    All schools, including classrooms and other learning spaces, will be arranged to allow for physical distancing in accordance with the model that the school is currently in. Distancing procedures and protocols have been the focus of our health and safety teams and administration for the past several weeks and will continue to evolve.

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  • Student Health Services

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  • Transportation

  • Will there still be transfer hubs for students who ride the school bus?

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    No. We have rerouted all of our bus routes and successfully eliminated our Hub transfer system. We surveyed families and about 50% have indicated they will transport their own children, so we expect to achieve physical distancing on our buses. We had to adjust start times slightly. The start times will be sent to families within the next week.

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  • Food Service

  • Are students not enrolled in the C-I School District eligible for free meals?

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    The free meals program is for students enrolled in the district or who are receiving care in C-I's Tier 1 Childcare services or Adventure Center.

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  • Is the free meal program for all students distance learning and in person?

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    Yes. There will be hub sites set up for those students on distance learning days or students who are in our C-I Schools Online program to pick up free grab and go meals.

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  • Do families need to fill out free and reduced forms?

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    Although we always encourage families to fill out the free and reduced applications, they do not need to to qualify for this program. This is a summer waiver that allows ALL students to get a free meal. We have been told that the waiver is only through December and that the money could run out ahead of time with little warning. This would propel us back to the pay meal program and if families were qualified under free and reduced, it would allow them at that time to continue to receive free meals. 

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  • Will students be able to eat lunch in the cafeteria?

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    A robust food service plan (including specific MDH guidelines) are being developed for all of our schools. An MDH representative will be working closely with us to ensure proper social distancing and sanitization protocols are followed. Building-level scheduling will also be used to limit student numbers in our cafeteria to proper levels.

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  • Will there be hot lunches available to all students?

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    Yes! Hot lunches will be available for students, but they will no longer be served buffet style.

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  • Athletics & Activities

  • Will there be sports and activities available to students this year?

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    The Minnesota State High School League’s Board of Directors, at its meeting on Aug. 4, approved moving forward as scheduled with four Fall activities. Girls Tennis, Boys and Girls Cross Country, Boys and Girls Soccer and Girls Swimming and Diving beginning on Aug. 17 with limitations. The Board of Directors also approved moving Football and Volleyball to a modified spring season. See the MSHSL Press Release here.

    The MSHSL approved plan includes several modifications, safety recommendations for practice and game play, crowd limitations and guidelines for transportation as well as games and length of season reductions.

    The MSHSL 2020-21 school year athletics plan consists of four seasons:

    1. Fall season begins August 17: Boys’ and girls’ cross country, boys’ and girls’ soccer, girls' swimming and diving, and girls’ tennis.  
    2. Winter season begins on regularly scheduled dates: Boys’ and girls’ basketball, gymnastics, boys’ and girls’ hockey, boys/ swimming and diving, and wrestling.
    3. Spring season runs mid-March until mid-May: Football and volleyball.
    4. Summer season runs May through early July: Baseball, boys’ and girls’ golf, softball, boys’ tennis, and boys’ and girls’ track and field.
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  • Will there be a limit on spectators?

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    Activities & Athletics Director, Mark Solberg, will be working with our district administration and the Mississippi 8 activities directors regarding allowing spectators at events. The total number of spectators allowed at an event will not exceed the recommendations of the Minnesota Department of Health (25% capacity up to 250 people). Spectators will not be allowed indoors at girls’ swimming and diving. If we are allowed a limited number of fans at outdoor events, parents/guardians of participants will have priority in terms of attending the event. We may need to set aside seating for visiting team parents/guardians as well.  We plan to video stream as many of our home/away events as possible.

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  • Will transportation to athletics events be provided?

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    Cambridge-Isanti will provide team transportation for away events. Per our coaches’ and advisors’ handbook, students and coaches/advisors will travel to and from the away event by school transportation. No students shall drive themselves to an away event. The only exception is when a student’s parent/guardian provides a written note to the coach at the contest stating they are taking their student home. We will follow the Minnesota Department of Health recommendations regarding how many students are allowed on a bus each time. Masks will be required when traveling to events on a district bus.

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  • What happens if a team member tests positive for COVID-19?

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    If a case of COVID-19 is reported, MDH guidelines will be followed. MDH will interview the student or parent/guardian, determine the dates when the case was infectious, identify anyone who may have been exposed, and collect contact information for those individuals. People identified as exposed (close contacts) are those who spent at least 15 minutes within six feet of the infectious student. Coaches/advisors will keep accurate practice/contest rosters so contact tracing can be done quickly. 

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  • Will there be clubs and other non-athletics activities this year?

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    A decision about fine arts, activities, student clubs & other non-MSHSL programs will be made shortly by Cambridge-Isanti administrators.

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  • Can C-I Online Program students participate in athletics and activities?

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    Yes, students enrolled in the C-I Online Program are eligible for all co-curricular activities.

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  • Volunteering/Visiting

  • Will visitors, volunteers, and parents be permitted into the buildings?

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    To comply with current public health orders, Cambridge-Isanti Schools will only allow essential visitors into our school buildings. While in our buildings, a mask must be worn at all times. Large group gatherings will occur virtually while under these public health orders. 

    Parents and Guardians may enter the main office to drop off or pick up a student. A mask must be worn while in the office. To facilitate the process, please call ahead to inform the office of your arrival time.

    Essential Visitors (district staff, contractors) are required to wear a mask in our buildings at all times. You will be asked to verify your identity by showing office staff a form of photo identification such as a driver’s license or state ID card. Your ID will be scanned into our visitor management database and a photo visitor badge will be printed and used as your visitor credential for the day. You will be issued a colored lanyard with a plastic sleeve that will hold your credential. The lanyard must be placed around your neck with your visitor badge visible at all times during your visit. At the completion of your visit, you will be required to check back into the main office to return your visitor badge and to sign out as a visitor. Office staff will retain your photo ID for the duration of your visit. Your photo ID will be returned to you when you sign out as a visitor.

    Please be aware that our staff has been trained to follow protocol and question visitors who are in the building and not wearing a mask and/or ID badge. Please be advised of school district POLICY #903 which outlines that an individual or group may be denied permission to visit a school if visitor(s) do not comply with the school district procedures or if the visit is not in the best interest of students, employees or the school district

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  • Will the School District accept mask donations?

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    Yes! Donations can be dropped off at the Education Services Center (625A Main St N, Cambridge, MN 55008). Masks will be laundered before being distributed. We are taking donations for both child-size and adult-size masks. 

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