Modified Campus Protocols

Please note that details in the plan may be modified as we receive updated guidance from officials. The community will be notified when changes occur. The last change was made on September 11, 2020.

Arrival and departure on campus will be facilitated by a new app called SchoolPass, a student safety and communications platform which Duchesne will use to automate, expedite, and manage student arrival, attendance, and dismissal. Parents will have the ability to make real-time updates to their child’s arrival and dismissal plans using the SchoolPass app on their mobile device, including giving permission for alternate persons to pick-up in carpool. This new system will allow us to streamline dismissals and maintain physical distance between students while they wait to be picked up.

Daily drop-off and pick-up for all divisions will be via carpool only. Parents will not be allowed to park and walk in with their child(ren) at this time.

Arrival/Drop-Off

In order to streamline arrival and reduce traffic congestion, each grade level must arrive during their designated timeframe and use their assigned entrance. See below for information about early arrivals. Families who have daughters in multiple divisions should drop off at the time and location of the youngest child.

Pre-K3/Pre-K4: Drop off is located at the Lower School circle. Students may enter the building between 7:30 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. using the side entrance at the Petite Hearts playground and go directly to the classrooms. Teachers will help escort students to the classrooms.

Kindergarten – 4th Grade: Drop off is located at the Lower School circle. Students may enter the building between 7:30 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. using the Lower School entrance and go directly to their classrooms.

Middle School: Drop off is at the Wilkinson Family Library hallway entrance for all Middle School students. Students may enter between 7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. and go directly to their advisory classrooms.

Upper School: Drop off is located at the Wilkinson Family Library hallway. Students may enter between 8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and go directly to their A bin classroom or a marked sit spot location. Students who drive should park in the parking garage.

Early Arrivals

Lower School students who are registered for Extended Morning may arrive between 7 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. using the entrance to the gym outside the Lower School entrance.

Upper School students may not enter the building prior to 8 a.m. except for special circumstances and with prior approval. 

Late Arrivals

Upper School students who arrive late and park their car in the garage should enter through the Lower School entrance. Late arrivals who are dropped off should enter through the Agee Reception Center. 

Departure/Pick-Up

Families who have daughters in multiple divisions should pick up at the time and location of the oldest child. All families must remain in their vehicles and use the carpool lanes. There will be no parking in the garage.

Lower School: Students will remain in their classrooms and report to the Lower School circle when notified by a faculty/staff member that their vehicle has arrived at the carpool circle. Dismissal will begin at 3:15 p.m.

Middle School: Students will remain in their classrooms and report to the Lower School circle when notified by a faculty/staff member that their vehicle has arrived at the carpool circle. Dismissal will begin at 3:25 p.m.

Upper School: Students will be picked up at the Wilkinson Family Library hallway exit. Dismissal will begin at 3:45 p.m.

Lower School: Assembly will be conducted at 8 a.m. on Monday and Friday via Teams with students viewing from their homerooms/learning spaces.

Middle School: Assembly will be conducted at 8 a.m. each morning via Teams with students participating from their advisory classrooms.

Upper School: Assembly will be conducted via Teams at 9:55 a.m. after their A bin class. Students are expected to remain in A bin classrooms for the duration of assembly.

In this scenario, Duchesne would implement modified campus protocols and additionally increase physical distancing by utilizing alternative learning spaces throughout campus. All classroom spaces would have fewer students together at any one time so that a distance of six feet between each person may be maintained. In order to facilitate this, we will do the following: 

  • Classes for Pre-K4 – 12th grade will be split into smaller groups as needed in order to maintain physical distancing. These groups will take turns spending time in the regular classroom with their teacher and spending time in an alternative learning space while attending their class synchronously via Microsoft Teams on their computer/iPad. Each alternative learning spaces will be monitored.  
  • The teacher in the classroom will be filmed using a webcam device in order to broadcast the class via Microsoft Teams to students who are in alternative learning spaces, as well as the students who have opted into the remote learning program from home.  
  • A consistent schedule will be in effect so that students always know where they will be spending time whether it be in the regular classroom or in an alternative learning space. Each group will spend an equal amount of time in the regular classroom and alternative learning space. 
  • Alternative learning space locations include: 
    • Lower School: Gym, annex, computer lab, art room, Bayou Room, religion classroom, and the Sister Lamy Library  
    • Middle School: Wilkinson Family Library, faculty lounge, testing room, art classroom, Burguières Chapel, and the fine arts music room  
    • Upper School: Students will have the option to choose any space on campus that is appropriately distanced (e.g. Cha Cha’s, Mater’s hallway, dining hall, theatre, hallways, White House lawn). 

Classrooms and Schedules 

Lower School: Students will follow their normal 8-day rotation schedule. Specials teachers will travel to the homeroom classrooms, and when the contact minimization scenario is in place, the students in the alternative learning rooms will participate via Teams. Students will attend PE by grade level with physical distancing. 

Middle School: Students will follow their class schedule as normal. Classroom furniture will be adjusted to allow for physical distancing.

Upper School: Students will follow their class schedule as normal. Classroom furniture will be adjusted to allow for physical distancing.

Additionally, please review the contact minimization scenario for information about measures that will be taken to implement increased physical distancing within classes as the campus initially reopens.

Learning Management Systems

All teachers and students will utilize the Microsoft Teams app each day in the classroom. Faculty are to use recorded tutorials for Teams management of assignments. The same tools will be used consistently throughout the year regardless of whether a student is in the classroom or in remote learning.

In Middle and Upper School, Microsoft Teams will replace DuchesneConnect as the tool that teachers and students use to manage assignments. In Lower School, Seesaw is a new interactive, multimedia tool that all students, teachers, and parents will use instead of DuchesneConnect. It will be the platform through which students submit their completed work and will offer greater opportunities for critical thinking and creativity.

Definitions

For purposes of this document, the following definitions apply:

  • Asymptomatic: without symptoms
  • Symptomatic: with symptoms
  • Presumptive Positive: An individual who has symptoms that could be COVID-19, but has not received an alternative diagnosis from a doctor and has not been tested for COVID-19
  • Lab Confirmed Diagnosis: An individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Close Contact: Close contact as defined by TEA:
    • a) being directly exposed to infectious secretions (e.g., being coughed on); or
    • b) being within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes; however, additional factors like case/contact masking (i.e., both the infectious individual and the potential close contact have been consistently and properly masked), ventilation, presence of dividers, and case symptomology may affect this determination.
  • Incubation period: The period between exposure to an infection and the appearance of the first symptoms. COVID-19 is reported to have a 14-day incubation period.
  • Infectious period: The period during which an individual can transmit the disease to others.
    • a) Symptomatic individuals are reported to be infectious two days prior to symptom onset and 10 days after symptom onset.
    • b) Asymptomatic COVID positive individuals are assumed to be infectious two days prior to the testing date and 10 days after the testing date.

Notification to Health Services

All students/parents or employees must notify the health services staff via email at healthservices@duchesne.org if any of the following situations occur at any time during the school year:

  • They have a lab-confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19
  • They have symptoms consistent with a presumptive positive case of COVID-19
  • They have come into close contact with an individual who is lab-confirmed with COVID-19

Lab-Confirmed Diagnosis

Any individual who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 must stay at home throughout the infection period, and cannot return to campus until the school screens the individual to determine if the below conditions for campus re-entry have been met:

  1. At least 24 hours fever free without the use of fever-reducing medications
    • AND
  2. The individual has improvement in symptoms
    • AND
  3. At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared 

The health services staff, with guidance from the health department, will perform contact tracing to the extent possible following a lab-confirmed case on campus. A determination about closing campus or a classroom will be made in conjunction with the health department and based on the extent of the exposure and outbreak.

Presumptive Positive 

Students
Anyone who is not evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19 is assumed to have COVID-19, and the individual may not return to the campus until the individual has completed the same three-step set of criteria listed above.

Employees
Employees are required to be evaluated by a medical professional or obtain a COVID-19 test once symptomatic. Anyone who is awaiting evaluation by a medical professional or testing for COVID-19 is assumed to have COVID-19, and the individual may not return to the campus until they contact health services for further guidance.

Return to School/Work 

There are three options to return to school/work once you have become symptomatic or had a lab-confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19:

  1. Obtain a doctor’s alternative diagnosis with a release back to school.
  2. Obtain a negative COVID-19 test via nasopharyngeal swab gathered by a healthcare professional.
  3. Complete the 3 steps listed under Lab-Confirmed Diagnosis above.

Close Contact  

Anyone who has had close contact with someone who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 must stay at home through the 14-day incubation period and will not be allowed on campus. The incubation period begins from the last date of exposure to the lab-confirmed COVID-19 individual or the last day of the lab-confirmed individual’s infectious period.

All-School Remote Learning

  • Lower School: Students must wear their uniforms (plaid jumper or culottes and sailor) while at home.
  • Middle/Upper School: Students will have free dress while at home. All regulations for free dress must be followed at home (e.g. no pajamas)

Opt-In Remote Learning

All students who choose to stay home for opt-in remote learning will be required to wear their uniforms during online classes. Dress uniform and free dress days on campus will also apply to students in opt-in remote learning.

Events on and off campus have been rescheduled or modified. View the calendar here. Events will be evaluated individually to determine if they can be modified to adhere to health and safety protocols. The community will be notified as soon as possible about further event modifications or cancelations.

Duchesne’s Extended Morning and Extended Afternoon programs will be available; however, all students MUST register to participate. No drop-ins will be allowed at this time.  

Extended Morning for Lower School

Extended Morning for Lower School students is from 7:00 –7:30 a.m. in the gym. Physical distancing will be practiced with each girl having a designated space.  

Extended Afternoon for Lower School

Extended Afternoon will be offered for Lower School students until 6 p.m. Homework Hall, as well as the Arts & Enrichment classes, will not be offered at this time. Students in Lower School Extended Afternoon will be organized by group in order to practice physical distancing. The SchoolPass app will be used for check-out with all pick-ups occurring in the parking lot behind the Annex with parents remaining in their vehicles. 

Middle School Study Hall / Extended Afternoon

There will be no Middle School Extended Afternoon offered. However, Middle School students needing to remain on campus after dismissal may attend Middle School Study Hall only. Registration is required and space will be limited. Students will attend Middle School Study Hall in the Wilkinson Family Library and will adhere to physical distancing. The SchoolPass app will be used for checkout and students will be picked up at the Wilkinson Family Library hallway exit with parents remaining in their vehicles.  

Athletics

Junior Sports: The start date for the Junior Sports program will be determined at a later date. 

Middle School: Middle School fall athletics will begin on September 14.

Upper School: Upper School fall athletics will begin on August 31.

Arts

Courses will be adjusted on a class-by-class basis to accommodate physical distancing. A determination about modifications to the all-school musical scheduled for the spring will be made later.  

Duchesne has expanded our ability to live stream performing arts events online. We will use this streaming capability to share our events until we can safely gather live audiences again.  

Debate and Robotics

Iron Plaid and Debate will follow the guidelines set forth by our athletic department. When Upper School athletes are able to return to campus, Iron Plaid and Debate students will be afforded the same opportunity. In the meantime, these teams will continue to work remotely. If students in Iron Plaid or on the Debate Team meet off campus, those meetings are not considered school-sponsored events. 

All field trips and off-campus retreats will be suspended at this time. 

Coffee Shop 

Duchesne’s coffee shop, Cha Cha’s Corner, will remain open for Upper School students and faculty/staff, but will no longer accept cash. All orders must be submitted and prepaid via the Flik Nutrislice mobile app. The serving window will have a Plexiglas sneeze shield. All drinks will be served in disposable cups, and no refillable cups will be allowed behind the shield.  

Lunch Service 

Dining Hall Protocols 

The Schuhmacher Godfrey Dining Hall will be open for lunch with modified schedules to reduce the total number of students in the dining hall. Students will sit in a staggered pattern at tables, and stickers on the floor will indicate the distance that students should maintain while waiting in line to be served. 

All students will pre-order their meal selection via the Flik Nutrislice mobile app or with teacher assistance. The serving line will provide meals in closed containers. Students with food allergies will continue to be accommodated. Self-serve items such as the soup, salad, and deli bars will be closed until further notice. The regular beverage machines will be closed, and non-contact dispensers will be used for water, juice, and ice. Disposable flatware and sealable plates will be used for all food leaving the dining hall. 

Rigorous sanitization measures will be in place for all food service and janitorial staff while working around open foods, including wearing a face covering and gloves, hand hygiene, respiratory/cough etiquette, and increased sanitation of the dining facilities.  

Lunch Schedules 

In order to maintain optimal health and safety conditions with regard to food service, some grades will eat lunch in the dining hall, and others will eat lunch in their classrooms.  

Lower School: All Lower School students will eat lunch in their classrooms and/or learning spaces. Meals will be delivered with disposable plates, flatware, and beverage containers. 

Middle School: Each grade level will rotate eating lunch in the dining hall for one week at a time. When not eating in the dining hall, students will eat in their advisory classrooms.  Students will also have a chance to go outside for recess during their lunch break.  

Upper School: Students will order their lunch through the Flik Nutrislice mobile app one week prior to lunch being served. After B bin, students will go immediately to their advisory room for lunch, where their pre-ordered meal will be delivered. 

Faculty and Staff: All faculty and staff will pick up lunch in the dining hall between 11:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. and may eat in the dining hall between 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. or anywhere on campus with appropriate physical distancing. 

Snack Service 

Lower School: Teachers will pass out snacks to students in the classrooms and will wear gloves. Pre-K3 – Kindergarten will be served snack in the morning, and 1st-4th grades will be served snack in the afternoon.  

Middle School: Students will eat snack in their advisory classrooms.  

Upper School: Snack will be served in the dining hall and staggered by grade level. Freshmen and seniors will have snack from 10:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Sophomores and juniors will have snack from 10:50 a.m. – 11 a.m.  

No outside food for sharing may be brought on to campus at this time. 

In order to ensure adequate physical distancing, hallways and staircases will have specific foot traffic flows. Everyone will walk on their right side of the hallway. Upper School students will travel UP the stairs using the staircase near Cha Cha’s Corner and DOWN the stairs on the staircase near the Wilkinson Family Library. Middle School students will travel UP the stairs near the Middle School office and DOWN the staircase near the gym. The outdoors stairway at the end of the fifth-grade hallway is a designated up and down stairway. The gym hallway will be one-way traveling from the gym foyer to double doors near the locker room. Signage will be in place to indicate foot traffic patterns. 

The Pre-K3 assistant will travel with Pre-K3 students for P.E. class. P.E. instructors will lead students to various areas for exercise using the designated walking scheme as outlined above. 

The Fine Arts building will have a one-way flow into and out of the Cameron Theatre as well as through the hallway to access the Fine Arts’ restrooms. Directional signage will designate traffic flow. The stairways to the art rooms will be designated UP (Upper School Art Room) or DOWN (Middle School Art Room).  

All students and employees will be encouraged to wash their hands for a minimum of 20 seconds throughout the day including before and after lunch, after restroom breaks, and as feasible between other significant transition periods. Signage about hand hygiene protocols will be posted throughout the school. Additionally, Duchesne will provide hand sanitizer stations across campus. 

The Pyne Family Health Clinic will have a temporary second location that will be used for isolating and dismissing ill individuals. This will allow the Pyne Clinic to serve students with routine needs (i.e., medication dispensing, minor injuries) without risking exposure. The secondary clinic will be located near the gym in the space previously used as a weight room.  

Lower School: Teachers will regulate cubby usage in the classroom with appropriate physical distancing.  

Middle School: Students will not use lockers at this time. Materials will be carried in backpacks from class to class.  

Upper School: Students will be given an option to have a locker. Each locker assignment will be spaced, allowing three empty lockers between each occupied locker.  

Masks will be required while indoors and outdoors when physical distancing is not possible for everyone on campus. Masks will not be required while eating/drinking or for individuals working alone in offices or empty spaces. Face shields may be worn in addition to a mask but not instead of a mask. This protocol will be fluid depending on the local public health circumstances. 

A student may wear any type or color of mask that they choose. Masks should not contain any logos or slogans and should follow the same guidelines as t-shirts on free dress days.

All masks must comply with CDC recommendations.

Masses and prayer services are an important part of our mission and school life at Duchesne. Therefore, these events will continue to be held but will be modified to follow physical distancing guidelines and will be live streamed. Additionally, our daily tradition of Espacio will be held from 9:50 a.m. - 9:52 a.m. 

Consistent with school notification requirements for other communicable diseases, Duchesne will notify all faculty, staff and parents via email if a lab-confirmed COVID-19 case is identified among anyone on campus. Additionally, Duchesne must notify the Houston Health Department, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, including confidentiality requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

The opt-in remote learning program would allow families to keep their child(ren) at home to continue school work even when the campus is reopened for in-person learning.  

Eligibility and Timing 

Any family may choose to participate in the remote learning program due to medical necessity or personal preference. However, the student must commit to remote learning for a minimum of one full mod for Middle/Upper School or four weeks for Lower School in order to ensure adequate on-campus services. The initial request to participate in remote learning will be done through an online form. Thereafter, a request to continue in remote learning must be resubmitted to the appropriate division head for each mod or 4-week period.   

Remote learning will not be available on a “drop-in” basis unless the student is required to quarantine (see Confirmed or Presumptive Positive Covid-19 Case Protocol section) in which case, the student would be eligible to participate in remote learning for the duration of their quarantine period.     

For planning and consistency purposes, students who opt into remote learning will not be able to come to campus to participate in extracurricular activities. Remote participation may be possible for some activities.  

Expectations 

Students participating in remote learning will generally attend classes synchronously utilizing Teams, but some asynchronous learning may also occur. All grading expectations for remote students will be the same as students attending school on campus. Please note that students must turn their camera on for each class in order to be counted present for attendance and they must wear a school uniform when participating in synchronous classes. 

Please review the Remote Learning Plan here for full details of how remote instruction will be delivered.  

Physical distancing between each person should be maintained as much as possible on campus. Signage, rearrangement of furniture, and ongoing reminders will assist the community with adhering to this guidance.  

In light of the pandemic and in effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within our community, Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart has planned for three possible scenarios that may apply at any time during the school year depending on the given public health conditions. These plans are focused on providing an exceptional standard of learning, while also affording an exceptional standard of care for health and safety and have been informed by professional medical opinions, instructional experts, and the ongoing mandates and/or recommendations of local and state governing bodies.   

Open Campus with Modified Protocols  

This scenario would most resemble what our students have traditionally experienced at Duchesne with standard class sizes; however, there would be protocol modifications to their experience. These modifications include regular health screenings, routine hand hygiene, masks, temperature checks, and modifications to large gatherings such as lunch and assembly. See below for further details. Remote learning would also be available for families that express a desire.  

Open Campus with Modified Protocols and Contact Minimization  

In this scenario, modifications would occur as noted above; however, class sizes would be smaller, allowing for greater physical distancing within the classes. Additional classroom spaces would be created on campus and supervised synchronous instruction would occur in other classrooms and learning spaces. See below for further details. Remote learning would also be available for families that express a desire.  

All-School Remote Learning 

In this scenario, remote learning would occur for all students. The remote learning program would be similar to the program that Duchesne implemented during the campus closure in spring 2020 but further developed according to the professional development that our faculty completed over the summer. While remote learning cannot directly replace the on-campus classroom experience, our plan strives to deliver exemplary instruction, as well as an authentic community experience. 

Lower School: Recess areas will be staggered by grade level using the playground, Lower School circle, drive in front of the garage (driveway will be closed to traffic), the Dome, and the White House Lawn to allow for physical distancing. Each homeroom will have its own play equipment (hula hoops, balls, etc.) which will be cleaned daily. 

Middle School: Recess will be within the Agree Sports Complex and the Fares Courtyard. All play equipment (hula hoops, balls, etc.) will be cleaned after each group. 

Duchesne will implement additional procedures and protocols to ensure that all facilities maintain a high standard of cleanliness and sanitization.  

Classrooms and Community Spaces 

The janitorial staff will frequently clean and sanitize touchpoints throughout the school day with hospital-grade disinfectants. Classrooms will also be sanitized each night with hospital-grade disinfectants. Each week, all classrooms will be fogged with disinfectant for increased sanitization measures. Additionally, teachers and students (where age-appropriate) will be asked to mist the desks and seats in classrooms with a disinfectant after each use.

Hand sanitizer will be available in al classrooms and offices, and hand sanitizer stands will be available at exterior doors and high traffic areas across campus.

If needed, Duchesne is prepared to accelerate cleaning practices and respond immediately to any illness on campus. The school has high-grade disinfectant and specialized fogging equipment to allow disinfectant into crevices, keyboards, and other hard-to-reach areas.

Ventilation 

The HVAC system has been updated to use hospital-grade filters (MERV 13) in order to increase air filtration in all locations across campus. 

Library Books 

Books returned to the libraries will be taken out of circulation for three days before returning to the stacks.     

Parents who need to pick up their child early or late (i.e., for a doctor’s appointment) will do so by submitting the date and time information to the SchoolPass app. This will notify the appropriate division office once the parent arrives on campus so that the student can be notified to exit their class.  

Lower School: Students will proceed to the Lower School office to wait for their parent to pull into the bottom floor of the parking garage. Parents will not exit their vehicle and students will be escorted directly to their car. 

Middle School: Students will exit the building through the Agee Reception Center to meet their parent at their vehicle. Parents will not exit their vehicle. 

Upper School: Students will exit the building through the Agee Reception Center to meet their parent at their vehicle. Parents will not exit their vehicle. 

All off-campus Social Awareness projects are suspended until further notice. In lieu of off-campus activities, students in all grades will participate in a combination of virtual and on-campus social awareness projects such as letter writing, to-go kits of blankets and meal bags, holiday collections, and books drives. Students will continue to participate in our social awareness program as they have in the past, just in a different format. 

Classroom Supplies 

Lower School: Each student will receive an individual set of class supplies that will not be shared with peers. Kindergarten - 4th grade will also receive an individual set of consumable workbooks (varies by grade level).

Middle School: Each student will receive an individual set of class supplies that will not be shared with peers.

Upper School: Each student will bring their own supplies. Safety goggles will be provided for students in science class.

Textbooks 

Classroom sets of texts will be labeled with student names per class section to limit the number of students handling a book. Middle and Upper School students will also use e-books via TextbookHub or have the option to purchase their own textbook via Follet books. 

All students and school employees must self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms prior to coming onto campus each day using the following questions. A parent/guardian will be responsible for screening their daughter(s). 

Screening Questions 

Have you/your child recently begun experiencing any of the following in a way that is not normal for you/her: 

  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0F
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Shaking or exaggerated shivering
  • Significant muscle pain or ache
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting

Evaluation and Notification 

In the case of an individual who exhibits one or more COVID-19 like symptoms (as listed above) in a way that is not normal for them we require that individual to:

  1. Get evaluated by a doctor or obtain a COVID-19 test.
  2. Stay at home.
  3. Notify health services staff at healthservices@duchesne.org.

CAVE Helpdesk visits will be by appointment only. Faculty and staff should submit a Schooldude ticket for technology support and will be given an assigned time to come to the CAVE, or designated time when someone will come to them. Students in 4th – 12th grade should email helpdesk@duchesne.org to request help. CAVE staff will reply to them with an appointment to visit the helpdesk.  

CAVE staff will be separated from visitors by glass dividers, and counters will be sanitized after each visit. IT Interns will wear masks and face shields while working in the helpdesk, and each student will be assigned to her own set of tools, and independent repairs and projects. Laptops and all technology devices will be sanitized upon receipt and before returning to the student. 

Students in Pre-K3 – 3rd Grade will be issued a school iPad and 4th Grade students will receive a Toshiba Tablet PC for their sole use for the 2020-2021 school year. Devices should be taken home each afternoon and brought back the next morning. 

Devices should not be shared person-to-person without sanitization by an authorized school employee. 

Every person who enters the school building during school operational hours, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., will have their temperature checked. All students who are dropped off in carpool will have their temperature read with a touchless infrared thermometer before exiting the vehicle. All adults and Upper School students who drive to school will have their temperature read by a thermal scanner. Anyone who has a temperature of 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will be asked to return home and follow the appropriate protocol. Late arrivals who miss the temperature check during carpool drop off will have their temperature read via the thermal scanner in the parking garage or in the Agee Reception Center. 

Duchesne buses will be sanitized after each use and rented buses will be sanitized before loading. Additionally, portable hand sanitizer will be available at the bus entry. All passengers will wear masks and be seated one person per bench. 

Parents/Visitors 

At this time, parents or visitors will not be allowed in the buildings. One exception is that parents only of senior athletes will be allowed on campus for the athletics senior nights. Parents may schedule virtual visits or telephone calls with the faculty/staff member with whom they would like to meet.  

Vendors  

Campus visits by any vendor will be limited to those who are essential for school operations and programming. All vendors must enter through the Agee Reception Center for screening and temperature checks.  

Athletics and Fine Arts Performances 

Spectators will not be allowed on campus for athletic events or fine arts performances at this time.  The exception to this rule is parents only of senior athletes will be allowed on campus for athletic senior nights, including both the game and the ceremony.

Touch-free water dispensers on campus will be open, but all other water fountains will be closed. Girls will be required to bring refillable water bottles. Bottles of water will also be available in division offices if a student forgets her refillable bottle.