The district continues to prepare to reopen Cumberland Regional High School safely in fall 2021, with the following guidelines in place:
1) Universal and Correct Wearing of Masks
At the end of the 2020-2021 school year, Cumberland Regional was requiring masks to be worn by all persons inside the school building. Procedures are in place to deal with students and staff who fail to wear the masks correctly. We will continue these practices if masks are recommended by the Department of Health, the Governor’s Office, and/or the Department of Education.
2) Physical Distancing
Class sizes and number of students are being monitored to allow for social distancing. When that is not possible, we are utilizing larger instructional spaces. Lunches are the greatest concerns. Therefore, we have included an additional lunch period in our daily schedule to allow for social distancing.
3) Handwashing and Respiratory Etiquette
Effective handwashing is encouraged throughout our school for students and staff. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer has been made available throughout the building. While masks are required, respiratory etiquette is maintained. If masks become optional, etiquette will be reviewed with all persons in the building.
4) Cleaning and Maintaining Healthy Facilities
Our entire ventilation system was upgraded in 2019. We also upgraded to stronger filters for our system. Most rooms are on their own filtration system. The building is deeply cleaned each night, which includes fogging. Doors, counters, tables, and most surfaces are cleaned multiple times per day. This all will continue during the 2021-2022 school year.
5) Contact Tracing
Our school is equipped with both a quarantine and an isolation room. They are supervised by our nurses. Our nurses also work with the county health department to complete all contact tracing. Impacted individuals are contacted immediately, and appropriate quarantining periods are enacted.
6) Diagnostic and Screening Testing
All testing is done by outside agencies. Notification comes through our county health department. We stay in close contact with that department to expediate all results, and actions needed. We will continue this practice and procedure during the 2021-2022 school year.
7) Efforts to Provide Vaccinations
Cumberland Regional has worked with our county health department and local health care partners to hold vaccination clinics here at the school for anyone interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. We also share via email all opportunities for vaccines within our community.
8) Appropriate Accommodations for Children with Disabilities with Respect to Health and Safety
Our nurses, in consult with our child study team, have reviewed all students with disabilities with respect to health and safety to ensure safe delivery of instruction. We are working with families to determine the best course of action for the 2021-2022 school for safe delivery of instruction. We maintain an open line of communication with said families to ensure fidelity for both safety and instruction.
Effective June 24, 2021, meetings of the Cumberland Regional School District Board of Education will be held in person in the Cumberland Regional School District Board Office, 65 Love Lane, at 6 p.m.During the summer, CRHS is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. If planning to speak with a specific person, please contact them in advance to confirm their availability if possible.Labeled materials can be dropped off in the gray box outside the main entrance in front of the school at any time with a completed student item return sheet. Students will receive a new Chromebook for the 2021-2022 school year. However, ECHS students should keep their computer for summer courses.
CRHS families also have the option of picking up their weekly meals from Myron L. Powell School on Mondays from 4-6 p.m., from Hopewell Crest School on Thursdays from 4-6 p.m., or from Stow Creek School on Mondays or Wednesdays between 9-11 a.m.
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