COVID Updates

This information will change frequently. Please check back often for updates.

COVID Resources

Learning Plans as of March 2021

Your reference to Distance Learning, In-Person Learning, and Home Visiting program options during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Available in English, Spanish, Kinyarwanda, and Burmese.

Preparedness & Response Plan For Families

This plan lays out the measures HS4KC is putting into place to ensure the safety of our children and family members.

Preparedness & Response Plan For Staff

This plan lays out the measures HS4KC is putting into place to ensure the safety of their staff, contractors and essential visitors. A separate plan will be developed related to beginning services for children and families when we are able to resume services.

School Dashboard

The Kent ISD COVID-19 – School Dashboard provides parents, educators and the general public transparency on school-associated COVID-19 cases in local public and nonpublic schools throughout Kent County.

Kent County Health Department
COVID-19 Dashboard

Find detailed information on COVID-19 data in Kent County.

The dashboard is updated daily around 3:30pm.

Pandemic EBT

The Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) Program gives food benefits to families with children who were not able to get free or reduced-price school meals due to COVID.

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Safety Procedures

In the Classroom, we:

  • remove toys and objects which cannot be easily cleaned
  • use touchless trash cans
  • keep comfort items in a cubby or bin
  • rearrange seating
  • ensure teaching staff wear masks
  • tape off drinking fountains and provide disposable drinking cups
  • wash hands frequently
  • clean and disinfect frequently

School-Wide, we:

  • send anyone who becomes symptomatic home immediately
  • isolate people who become ill while in care but can’t leave immediately in a safe location
  • limit, or eliminate, use of common spaces
  • wear masks in any remaining common spaces
  • ensure appropriate ventilation
  • tape off drinking fountains and provide disposable drinking cups
  • clean and disinfect frequently

At home, you can:

  • stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of the tissue. When a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work, or school, especially when someone is ill.
  • wash hands for 20 seconds. Washing hands often under clean, running water can help prevent the spread of germs. If you cannot wash your hands, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60-95% alcohol. As always, encourage your child to practice hand hygiene at home and school.

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