Guidelines for Safe Reopening: Fall 2021

  • 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.

Staff COVID-19 Related Documents

Instructional Guidebook for Hybrid Learning for Staff

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  • Information for staff related to Leaves of Absence and Remote Work Requests due to COVID-19 has been provided below.
    Please contact your supervisor or Jackie Jackson if you have any questions.

COVID Request Forms: Remote Work and Leave


Safety protocols for entering and leaving a classroom