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What has been done to make the campuses safer for my child?

We have invested in many ways, to provide a safer campus for each child to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our District, including:
 
sinks
 
Installation of sinks in classrooms that did not previously have them – this was a major plumbing and installation project to ensure all students could wash their hands in their classrooms. Approximately 120 sinks were added to classrooms around the District. Additionally, touchless soap and paper towel dispensers were installed district-wide
water bottles
 
Chilled water bottle fillers – we added multiple points at every school where students can fill their water bottle throughout the day. This allows us to turn off “drinkers” and have a more sanitary dispensing of water. Every school will be providing water bottles with a school logo for each student.
a/c
 
All air conditioning units in the district have had “air scrubber” enhanced filtration systems installed to help with fresh air circulation and filtration.
 
nurse
 
11 Health Assistants have been hired to have one at each of our schools to help with identifying students with symptoms, screening staff and students as they come on campus and providing information to parents, as needed.
custodians
 
Additional custodians have been hired to enhance cleaning and sanitizing efforts.
training
 
Enhanced training on disinfection and sanitization processes have been provided.
masks
 
Masks and other PPE are available at every school site for any student or staff member that does not bring their own.
shade
 
Lunch shade structures are being installed across the District to allow students to eat outside instead of inside school cafeterias.
desk shield
 
Desk shields are provided for use by students whenever they are eating or if they otherwise choose to use them at their desks.
sanitize
 
Sanitizing stations are located throughout every school and office in the district.
temperature check
 
Walk through temperature checkers are at entrances to each school so students and staff can quickly determine if a high temperature is present.
desks
 
All classroom furniture in the District is in the process of being replaced with desks that feature anti-microbial desktops.
 
What can I do to help our schools stay as safe as possible?
If your child exhibits signs of ANY illness, no matter how small, please KEEP THEM AT HOME and seek medical care. DO NOT SEND THEM back to school until the symptoms are gone and/or their doctor releases them to return. Oftentimes, this release will only happen when there is a negative test result. If ANYONE in your household is sick and it has not been ruled out that it is COVID-19, KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME. If you or children have been around anyone who is sick, KEEP YOUR CHILD at home until the reason for the illness is confirmed to not be COVID-19. Please call in any absences to your child’s school as soon as possible. Also, if there is a positive case, please let your child’s school know or contact our Coordinator of Health Services via email at tnajera@ecesd.org so that we can ensure our protocols are followed.

Working together we can ensure our schools are as safe as possible.