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Ogden School District announces plan for return to school

Ogden High School
Posted at 8:31 AM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 11:25:18-04

OGDEN, Utah — The Ogden School District has announced its reopening plan to bring students and staff back next month.

The “Keeping Ogden Healthy” plan focuses on six areas to bring students back to a safe and healthy environment.

  • All custodial staff have undergone training to thoroughly sanitize classrooms, restrooms, and high frequency touch points multiple time each day.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be throughout the building.
  • Each employee will be provided with two reusable masks and students will be trained to properly use and take care of their masks.
  • All students must adhere to physical distancing by minimizing group interactions, safe transitions between classes, limiting time before and after school and have plans for contact tracing.
  • To help support student well-being, the district will set aside specific time to build and strengthen relationships with each student by offering targeted support and surveying students to analyze their needs.
  • Staff will be offered well-being seminars and have check-ins with district leaders.

The plan lays out two options for returning to school.

Students can choose from at school learning with a more traditional classroom setting or distance learning, where students can learn remotely in online classes.

Personalized schedules may also be offered depending on the school.

The district says parents can help their students by talking to them about the changes they'll be seeing in school.

For more information on the district's "Keeping Ogden Healthy" plan, click here.