Victoria ISD Covid-19 Updates

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Working & Learning Environments

The details below are subject to change as directives are provided by governing authorities and/or health officials or as environmental conditions change.

Click on the drop down arrows below for more information about protocols and expectations for day-to-day functions on campus.

When possible, meetings will be conducted virtually. However, if the need arises to meet in person please follow campus guidelines:
  • Facial coverings or masks will be utilized during substantial and moderate transmission levels.
  • Please stand behind the shield guard installed at the reception desk.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided in front office spaces.
  • Distances of 6 feet will be provided between all occupied seats and workspaces.
  • Entry doors will be designated based on arrival method: bus riders, parent drop-off/walk to school, student drivers, students with unique needs.
  • Designated entry doors will be propped open for no-touch entry. Any open doors will be continuously monitored by staff to stop unauthorized access and to monitor for threats.
  • Entry protocols will be established to maintain physical distance.
  • Sanitizer stations will be placed at each entrance and students will sanitize hands upon entry.
  • Students will go directly to the first period class or designated location upon arrival.
  • Lockers will not be assigned - students will carry all needed materials and lunch with them.
  • Parents may not accompany students into the building.
Depending on the number of students in the school, students may have meals in both the cafeteria and in classrooms.
  • Cafeteria capacity will be based on current guidelines. Physical distance will be provided around each occupiable seat.
  • Meals will be packaged as “grab and go” to ensure ease of pick up and transport to eating location.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available at entrances and exits of the cafeteria.
  • Desks or tables will be socially distanced as much as instructionally possible.
  • When possible, eliminate communal supplies. Shared supplies will be sanitized between use.
  • Remove blankets, pillows, and other shared non-essential items from the classroom.
  • Students are encouraged to bring their own technology (tablets, laptops, etc.) if possible.
  • Recommended procedures will be applied to all classroom settings, including special education service locations when possible and appropriate. Students’ individual needs will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
  • When possible, technology will be utilized when students are involved in collaborative work.
  • Group or pair work can be implemented while maintaining physical distancing.
  • It is recommended that students who work in pairs or groups wear a mask or shield.
  • Students will be provided the opportunity to opt-out of physical face-to-face group or pair work.
  • Dismissal times will be staggered to limit the number of students in hallways and exit areas at any given time.
  • Sanitizer stations will be placed at each exit and students will be encouraged to sanitize hands prior to exit.
  • Parents picking up students during the day will call ahead so that students can be sent or accompanied to parent vehicles upon arrival.
  • Only students and staff with a physical impairment or the need to move large/heavy equipment will be able to use the elevator.
  • No more than 2 people will ride in the elevator at the same time.
  • Masks will be worn when on the elevator.
  • The number of students in these areas will be limited as driven by available space and social distancing guidelines.
  • Common spaces and supplies in these spaces will be disinfected frequently.
  • Signage will be posted in all classrooms regarding protocols and prevention.
  • Multiple locations of hand sanitizer, tissues, and trash cans will be available in several locations to limit student and staff movement.
  • Each room will have a door stop to prop for no-touch entry between classes.
  • Visual reminders will be added and furniture rearranged to help students maintain social distancing while in the library.
  • Students and staff will wash/sanitize hands upon entering and after visiting the library.
  • High touch surfaces (i.e. table tops, chairs, door handles) will be disinfected regularly.
  • Occupancy will be limited.
  • Meetings will be limited to video conferencing when possible.
  • If meetings must be held in person, all social distancing protocols will be implemented.
    • Facial coverings during substantial and moderate transmission levels
    • Social distancing
    • Limit the sharing of materials/supplies
  • Whenever possible, physical education classes will be held outside to allow for maximum physical distance between students.
  • Any activities bringing students into close physical contact will be avoided.
  • Visual markers will be on the gym floor and bleachers as reminders of social distancing rules.
  • Procedures will be implemented in the locker rooms to limit social distancing.
  • Equipment will be disinfected after each use.
  • Activities requiring multiple students to touch or handle the same equipment will be avoided.
  • Sanitizing areas and access to handwashing will be provided.
  • Restrooms will be monitored and sanitized throughout the day. Students must wash hands and then use hand sanitizer before entering the classroom.
  • Increased disinfecting will occur throughout the school day.
  • Each campus will comply with health agency recommendations and social distancing.
  • When appropriate, students will be provided face shields instead of facemasks for safety when there is an increased risk.
  • Specialized equipment will be sanitized between each use. There will be adequate supplies to minimize the sharing of high touch materials or limit use of supplies of equipment to one group of students at a time.
  • Procedures and protocols will be put into place to address locker rooms. Protocols will be in place for disinfecting of equipment, students changing clothes, students showering, distancing of students, etc.
  • Career and Technical Education classes, including those at the CTE Center, will follow industry-based safety guidelines as appropriate to the equipment and course content. CTE guidance can be found here.
  • Special education classrooms and service locations may have additional protective barriers in place to support a safe environment for our students.
  • Students and staff will follow protocols for face coverings.
  • Staggered releases from each class will be organized to limit the number of students in the hallway during transitions.
  • Classroom doors will be propped open to reduce high touch areas when possible.
  • Traffic patterns will be established throughout the campus that separates individuals to the greatest extent possible.
  • When transitioning between classes, students shall travel corridors as far to the right as possible.
  • Where possible, one-way traffic throughout campus corridors will be established.
  • Staff and signage will be posted to reinforce physical distance expectations.