- The district has purchased 40 mobile handwashing stations which are dispersed throughout our early childhood center and K-8 schools to help reduce congestion around the restrooms and allow opportunities for our students to wash their hands more frequently.
- Plexiglass barriers have been placed in areas where frequent face-to-face interaction occurs. We will have 50 permanently-placed units and 50 portable units which can be moved as needs change.
- There are 41 freestanding portable hand sanitizing stations placed at key locations throughout the district.
- Building HVAC rates have been increased to introduce additional outside air for improved dilution ventilation.
- HVAC filter changeout and maintenance intervals have been increased to provide better protection and filtering of airborne contaminants.
Cleaning & Disinfecting
The district will continue to purchase custodial supplies (disinfectant, hand soap, etc.) to ensure continuity with high-demand supplies.
There have been enhanced coordination efforts with our contracted cleaning service to provide additional day custodians at early childhood through fifth grade to ensure we are meeting the need for additional sanitizing and cleaning.
Grades 6 through 12 have multiple custodians on-site and will adjust to the required protocols.
Procedures are in place to optimize the disinfecting and cleaning protocol in classrooms to provide additional support throughout the day, specifically focusing on high-touch surfaces.
In addition to normal cleaning standards, custodial staff will disinfect all commonly-touched surfaces and use electrostatic machines to conduct a deep cleaning and disinfecting of spaces from COVID-19 or flu-like germs.
Touchless bottle-filling water fountains will remain available for use by students and staff, with increased cleaning and disinfecting measures in place.
Water fountains are now approved for use in accordance with CDC recommendations/guidelines.
Due to COVID, the Ladue School District will continue to limit access to all buildings throughout the district. Unfortunately, we are not allowing any visitors to observe in our schools or classrooms until further notice. This restriction includes parents.
- At this time, we have a more restrictive policy about using parent volunteers. We will re-evaluate this when the community numbers fall to the Yellow category (<10 per 100K) and require all volunteers to show proof of vaccination. Consider allowing school PTO officers into buildings to meet with principals. They will have to scan in via Raptor, answer heath screening questions and show their vaccination cards.
- Outside Vendors for Education or Mental Health Services
- These vendors should be vetted by Students Services/Counseling Department/Principal and as such should be vaccinated. They will have to scan in via Raptor, answer health screening questions and show their vaccination cards.
- IEP’s and 504’s meetings should be held virtually. However, if a parent requests an in-person meeting that may be granted on a limited basis. The parent must show proof of vaccination, and be required to scan in via Raptor and answer heath screening questions.