Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-02-23 19:02:00 –
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 4:02 pm
Jesus Jara, Clark County School District Superintendent of Education, visited Goolsby Elementary School in Las Vegas this afternoon to see what safety protocols are in place to welcome students next week.
He was impressed and came back.
The teacher was equipped with a thermometer to check the temperature of the children as they entered the classroom. It will resume to study directly on Monday after a nearly one-year closure due to the pandemic.
School staff are also armed with disinfectant wipes and other cleaning supplies, desks are located at least 6 feet apart, and teachers wear custom-made face masks with the school name on them.
“Obviously, we believe that the protocol you are implementing today is being communicated and that our school leaders are communicating it with their families,” Jara said.
In hybrid learning for preschool to third grade students, some students go to school directly on Mondays and Tuesdays, while others are on campus on Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesday is reserved for deep cleaning.
Other grades may follow this spring.
“We’re very excited to be back. No worries. No fear or tension. Parents say their backpacks are already packed,” said Jennifer Schenckberger, a third-year student. Said.
Goolsby Principal Danny Ichelberger took great pride in showing off the campus to Jara. The superintendent saw three classrooms and visited with several educators.
“He was really interested in the teachers, their level of comfort, and how they felt about the support they received and the technology they could use,” Eichelberger said.
Of the 491 students eligible to return to campus, 338 have shown that they will. This includes: 33 out of 51 preschoolers: 50 out of 87 in kindergarten. 78 out of 110 first graders. 92 seconds out of 115 seconds. 85 out of 128 third graders. The maximum number of students in the classroom is 12 instead of the usual 17-22.
Eichelberger said that 95% of school teachers are also back on campus. Teachers who are considered at high risk for coronavirus remain at home.
Students arrive at campuses in different settings. There is an orange sign that tells the students where to enter the classroom, and there is a space marked 6 feet away for the children to wait in line. There are also instructions on which doors students will use to get in and out of school. This slows down face-to-face communication. The fountain is off.
“The multi-touch feature is not tempting,” Eichelberger said, standing near the playground and taped the fountain like a crime scene.
Eichelberger was pleased to find that Jara was relieved to be back after visiting the campus.
“He was very confident that he had so much preparation,” he said.