Your student was placed on quarantine? What you need to know.
Students are placed on quarantine if they were in close contact (within 6 feet) of another person who has tested positive for COVID-19. LTHS determines this based on schedules, seating charts, and bus surveillance video.
Students in school who have been exposed will be excused from class so that they can leave campus or be picked up by a parent/guardian. Parents will immediately be notified of the exposure and the expected length of quarantine.
Teachers are notified when students have been placed on quarantine so that they can coordinate assignments and instruction for the students while they are at home. See below for an overview of the tools and techniques teachers employ to keep students engaged and on track.
The quarantine time period for exposed individuals is 14 days. This is because the incubation period, meaning the time they might develop symptoms after exposure, is 14 calendar days. Throughout the pandemic, there have been incidents in which individuals who were exposed became symptomatic after 10 days in quarantine. Therefore, a negative COVID test will not release a student exposed to the virus from quarantine.
Parents/guardians must continue to monitor their children’s health while they are quarantined. If a student becomes symptomatic or tests positive, parents/guardians must report this to the school nurses. This is necessary to prevent the further spread of the virus.The role of Google Classroom and Infinite Campus
Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to sit with their students and log onto Google Classroom to understand the amount and nature of their student's schoolwork. Students may be scheduled for additional instruction with teachers during Porter Assistance & Connection Time after school. Students can find these appointments in their Google Classroom. Parents/Guardians can see that their child has been scheduled for a virtual meeting with their teacher at this time by checking Infinite Campus.
The LTHS faculty employs a number of approaches to engage and motivate students when they are learning at home. They often use new apps and tools to incorporate game elements into their instruction. These tools also help teachers provide feedback and assess their students’ understanding.NEARPODMaking existing digital material interactive
This tool enables teachers to upload resources, such as PowerPoints, Google Slides, and videos and make them interactive with quizzes, polls, videos or virtual white boards for collaboration.EDPUZZLEGetting the most out of videos
This tool enables teachers to imbed questions, voiceover, or audio notes into video. Teachers can check students’ engagement and understanding.JAMBOARDBack to the drawing board
This digital whiteboard enables teachers and students to interact and collaborate. Students and teachers may write, draw, add clips, and import documents.CLASSKICKSomeone to watch over
This app enables teachers to see the work students are doing on their Chromebooks, at home or in the classroom, to track their progress and understanding, provide immediate feedback, and answer questions. Students may collaborate with each other. Students may also ask questions privately.QUIZLETFlashcards in the new media age
This tool allows students to study various topics using digital flashcards and other learning tools and games. It can be used in the classroom or for students to study on their own.VIDEOTools used in hybrid & during quarantine