• PARENT/GUARDIAN FAQs

    The FAQs are accurate as of August 6, 2020. The current situation has and can change with little notice, and we will continue to make every effort to communicate with you as soon as we are able to respond to any such changes.

Face Coverings

  • Are students required to wear face coverings?

  • Are staff required to wear face coverings?

  • (Updated 11.20.2020) What type of face coverings are allowed?

  • (Updated 8.17.2020) When can students remove face coverings and will students be able to take face covering breaks?

  • (Updated 11.20.2020) Do students who are participating in athletics or other sports activities need to wear a face covering?

  • Will the District be providing face coverings for all students?

  • Are visitors to SGASD buildings required to wear face coverings?

  • What if my child forgets his/her face covering?

General Health & Safety

  • (New 11.20.2020) If my child travels out of state, will he/she have to quarantine before returning to in-person Traditional Learning?

  • Will students be required to perform a health screening prior to riding the bus and/or entering a school building?

  • Will staff be required to perform a health screening prior to entering a district facility?

  • What precautions will be taken to ensure health and safety of staff and students?

  • Will signage be posted to promote hygiene practices and physical distancing?

  • Will visitors be allowed in SG buildings? (including during student pick-up?)

  • Are parents required to sign students out if he/she is picking up their child during the school day?

  • Will the District have enough pertinent supplies to start school in August?

  • Who is responsible for sanitizing/disinfecting classrooms and other high traffic areas?

  • Will students be asked to assist in the cleaning/sanitizing processes in the classroom?

  • How will the District ensure proper ventilation of classrooms?

  • How will physical education equipment be cleaned between groups of students?

  • Will water fountains be in use at this time?

  • Will students have the opportunity for recess?

  • How will school supplies be handled?

  • What happens if a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19?

  • If my child is sent home with symptoms, do I need a COVID test to have my child return to school?

  • What if my student feels ill during the school day or arrives at school and presents with symptoms?

  • Will I be notified any time there is a case of COVID within the District?

Transportation

  • Are students required to a wear face covering on the bus/van?

  • Will my child be temperature checked before entering the bus?

  • Will bus/van drivers be required to wear a face covering and complete a symptoms check?

  • How will loading and unloading the bus occur?

  • How will students be seated on the bus?

  • How will the congregation of students be reduced at arrival and dismissal?

  • How will ventilation be increased on the buses/vans?

  • Will my student be on the bus longer than in the past?

  • Are food and drink permitted on the buses/vans?

  • How will buses/vans be kept clean?

  • Will bus passes be issued?

Nutrition Services

  • Will students be eating in the school cafeteria in each building? Will this vary based on size of cafeteria?

  • Will my child have a choice of menu items?

  • How many students will be seated per table?

  • What is the process for sanitizing table tops and benches?

  • Are students permitted to bring their own packed lunches?

  • Will cafeterias be cashless?

  • Is it still acceptable to provide food donations for birthday/class/holiday celebrations?

Learning

  • What is the first day of school for the 2020-2021 school year?

  • What learning options are available to my student(s) for the 2020-2021 school year?

  • Are we able to select a different learning option after we’ve made a decision?

  • What changes were made to the school schedules and why were they changed?

  • How will IEP and other parent meetings be conducted?

  • Will students still be able to participate in specials classes such as art, music, library, and physical education?

  • What does a physical education (PE) class look like?

  • What learning platforms will be used?

  • If a student must be out of class for quarantine or as a result of COVID, what will their learning look like?

  • If school buildings close for any period of time, will the students participating in traditional instruction be enrolled in distance learning or SGFlex?

  • How will distance learning be different from our spring 2020 remote learning?

  • May my child participate in sports, band, or other school extra-curricular activities if we select distance learning or SGFlex?

  • Will students in distance learning have access to teachers?

  • Will my child(ren) have access to the technology they need?

  • If students are in distance learning, will they have the same teacher and classmates every day?

  • Will schools still host Back-to-School Nights and Orientations?

Athletics & Extra-curricular Activities

  • Will the District still operate athletics and extra-curricular activities?

  • Will spectators be allowed at our extra-curricular events?

  • Will extra-curricular events be available to watch via LiveStream?