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School Closure and Coronavirus Info

Note: Dates listed below correspond to the day the update was shared with parents and employees via email. The information is added to the website after parents and employees have received their emails.

May 8, 2020 UPDATE

GRADUATION
High school graduation is an exciting and important time in the lives of our Richland Two families. The district will hold graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 on June 1-5 at Harry Parone Stadium, located on the campus of Spring Valley High School at 120 Sparkleberry Lane.
 
Ceremonies will begin at 8 a.m. each day. The schedule is as follows:
·         June 1: Spring Valley
·         June 2: Richland Northeast
·         June 3: Blythewood
·         June 4: Westwood
·         June 5: Ridge View
 
Social distancing practices will be observed, and each graduate will be permitted two guests. Graduation ceremonies will again be streamed live online. More specifics will be shared with seniors and parents by each school as details are confirmed.
 
It’s more than fair to say that 2020 has posed significant challenges to this school year, especially for seniors. The global health pandemic caused by COVID-19 prompted the Colonial Life Arena, where the district has held graduation in recent years, to cancel all events through July 31. In April, the district assembled a task force to come up with multiple viable options for graduation ceremonies observing social distancing as well as alternatives to a traditional ceremony. Representatives from each high school including students as well as district administrators served on the task force.
 
Richland Two Superintendent Dr. Baron R. Davis said, “I want to thank the task force for the hard work they have put in to make graduations possible for our seniors. They did a phenomenal job examining all the possibilities and providing a solid recommendation for a meaningful and safe way to honor our seniors.
 
“As we finalize the logistics for the ceremonies, our focus remains on the safety and welfare of those who will attend. These graduation ceremonies will look very different from those in the past but they will certainly reflect the resiliency of the Class of 2020 and provide a meaningful tribute to our seniors.”
 
Only invited guests of each senior will be permitted to attend these ceremonies. Each graduation will be streamed live on the Richland Two website at https://livestream.com/richland2.
 

FREE MEALS FOR CHILDREN 18 AND UNDER

  • Monday-Friday at designated school sites and community sites
  • Locations on website at www.richland2.org/freemeals
  • Starting this Friday, May 8, families will receive breakfasts & lunches for Saturday and Sunday in addition to the meals for Friday.


PLANS FOR THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR
A task force of school and district administrators met multiple days over the last few weeks to develop plans for closing out the school year. They came up with recommended procedures for the safe collection of school materials and the pick-up of personal items. Below is an overview of the plans for elementary, middle and high schools. Each school's plans will vary somewhat and parents will receive those specific details from their student's school. At all schools, the school nurses will coordinate the return of student medication to parents.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

  • From June 1-3, parents will come to the schools on their assigned day, based on the student's last name, to pick up students’ personal belongings and drop off materials. Each school will provide parents with their drop-off/pick-up schedule. Families with more than one last name will follow the schedule based on the last name of the oldest student in the family.
  • The drop-off/pick-up of items will not require students or parents to exit their vehicles.
  • Teachers will place students’ personal belongings in bags labeled with the students’ name.
  • Parents will be asked to place items that need to be returned to school, including completed work, textbooks and library books, in a bag or small box.
  • Students who received Choice Board assignments should turn in work that was completed through May 29. The remaining Choice Board assignments are optional.


MIDDLE SCHOOLS

  • From June 1-4, parents will come to the schools on their assigned day, based on the student's last name, to pick up students’ personal belongings and drop off materials. Each school will provide parents with their drop-off/pick-up schedule. Families with more than one last name will follow the schedule based on the last name of the oldest student in the family.
  • The drop-off/pick-up of items will not require students or parents to exit their vehicles.
  • Teachers will place students’ personal belongings in bags labeled with the students’ name.
  • Parents will be asked to place items that need to be returned to school, including textbooks, library books, completed work packets, athletic uniforms, instruments, artwork, etc, in a bag.


HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS

  • May 26-June 5, underclassmen will drop-off items, such as textbooks, JROTC Uniforms, instruments, NMSI materials, library books, athletic uniforms, etc., at school.
  • Schedules will vary by high school and will be communicated to students and parents by each school.
  • The drop-off of items will not require students or parents to exit their vehicles.
  • Underclassmen will be allowed to return to clean out their lockers and retrieve non-essential items once social distancing guidelines have been relaxed.


HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

  • May 11-15, seniors will drop-off items at school. Schedules will vary by high school and will be communicated to students and parents by each school.
  • The district will hold graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020 on June 1-5 at Harry Parone Stadium, located on the campus of Spring Valley High School at 120 Sparkleberry Lane. Each senior will be allowed to bring two guests. Click here to view the schedule and read more about the ceremonies.
 

CHROMEBOOKS

  • Students who will remain in Richland Two for the 2020-2021 school year will keep their Chromebooks during the summer.
  • Students who are withdrawing from Richland Two for the 2020-2021 school year, will work with their school's registrar to return devices to the technology depot service center at Longleaf Middle School.
  • High school seniors will return their Chromebooks during the week of May 11-15. GEAR UP seniors may keep their Chromebook if they have received permission from their GEAR UP Coordinator
  • If a student is graduating or withdrawing from Richland Two and does not return the district-issued Chromebook, the district will have to assess a fee.


E-LEARNING/REMOTE LEARNING SURVEY
As we continue working through the challenges presented by our current school closure, school and district leaders need the input of families, students and teachers to continue providing a premiere e-learning/remote learning experience for our students. We have partnered with BrightBytes to gather this input through a brief survey. This survey will provide us with information about how students, parents, and teachers are experiencing remote learning. The results will be used to help us understand the resources available to our school community and allow us to improve the e-learning experiences when it is needed in the future.

The results are completely anonymous and it only takes a few minutes to complete, so please consider participating. Parents who have children in more than one grade and/or more than one school may complete the survey one time for each of their students.

Click the link below to start the survey. Participants may select a Spanish version after selecting "Parents" as the answer to the first question, "Who is taking this questionnaire?" and selecting the school your child attends.

BRIGHTBYTES E-LEARNING SURVEY

May 1, 2020 UPDATE

REMINDER ABOUT GRADES
As we shared earlier, the S.C. Department of Education announced that there will not be separate grades for the third nine-weeks and fourth nine-weeks. This requires teachers to make changes to grade calculations in PowerTeacher Gradebook.

The changes to grade calculations will be completed and confirmed by Monday, May 4 for high school students and Tuesday, May 5 for middle school students.

The third-nine weeks grades listed in Parent Portal should be considered as interim progress reports on your student’s performance through the midpoint of the second semester. For semester-long courses, the final grade will be based on all the work completed in Semester 2 instead of an average of a third nine-weeks grade and a fourth nine-weeks grade. For a year-long course, the final grade will be an average of the Semester 2 grade and the Semester 1 grade. The Semester 1 grade will not change and will be based on the average of the first nine-weeks grade and the second nine-weeks grade.

April 22, 2020 UPDATE

Today, April 22, 2020, the Governor announced that schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year. School districts will receive additional information from the S.C. Department of Education and from Governor McMaster’s official executive order to be issued next week. For now, here are some initial updates based on this latest announcement. Thank you for your continued flexibility and support during the school closure.


E-learning/Remote Learning
Students need to continue working on their e-learning/remote learning assignments. Plans for May 1 through the end of the school year will be communicated next week. If you do not have Internet access at home for e-learning, click here to for information on the district's outdoor Wi-Fi zones.
 
Seniors and Graduation
As previously communicated, grades for seniors will be finalized by 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 14. Content/credit recovery for eligible seniors will take place between May 11-21.

Superintendent Dr. Baron Davis announced during the April 21 special called meeting of the Richland Two Board of Trustees that the district is forming a task force to come up with multiple viable options for graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2020. The group, headed by Assistant Superintendent Keith Price, will look for ways to have ceremonies in June or July if we can ensure social distancing as well as alternatives to a traditional ceremony. As a backup, the district has reserved the Colonial Life Arena for August 5-6, 2020.

Meals
Starting April 27, 2020, the district will resume distributing free meals for children Monday through Friday at school sites and community sites. This distribution schedule will continue through June 5. Please click here for the latest meal information.
 



April 9, 2020 UPDATE

E-learning/remote learning
Thank you for your patience while our district’s instructional leaders used the guidance from the South Carolina Department of Education to formulate a plan to count e-learning/remote learning toward the completion of the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year. After reviewing the academic plan with teachers, principals have been emailing the information to parents this week. Please check your inbox for that email from your student’s principal.

Meal distribution April 10-24
In an effort to provide meals to families during Spring Break and practice enhanced social distancing, Richland Two will provide meals on a weekly basis from April 10-April 24. On Friday, April 10 and Friday, April 17, five lunches per child will be given out at school sites (click here to see a list of school sites) from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. These meals are to help provide food for children over Spring Break (April 10-17) and for the following week (April 20-24). There will not be any meals given out at the community sites during this time. The change in the meal distribution plan is in an attempt to give employees and families more opportunity to stay home as social distancing rules continue to become more strict.

Important dates
Spring Break for Students April 10-17
Spring Break for Employees April 13-17
E-learning/remote learning April 20-30

Update on high school graduations
We were notified on April 9 that all events that were scheduled at Colonial Life Arena through July 31 have been canceled. Therefore, at this time our graduation ceremonies scheduled for June 4 and 5 have been postponed. District administrators, working with high school principals, continue to explore other options including alternative venues and later dates. We will be sure to notify everyone as soon as we have more details.

Refunds for field trips/field studies
The closure of schools as ordered by the Governor of South Carolina resulted in the cancellation of all student activities including field trips/studies. With more than 40 schools and centers with numerous field trips across each school, Richland Two’s finance department has been preparing for the potential of thousands of refund requests across the district. Our goal is to provide a consistent and reliable process that minimizes the turnaround time for issuing refund payments to parents. In an effort to streamline the refund request process, we have developed an online Refund Request Form to facilitate this process. Please refer to the following guidance in order to request an overpayment refund: 

  • Parents will access their Parent Portal account and click on Student Fees at the bottom left hand side of the page. (The next screen should show the total amount of overpayment on the student’s account.)
  • In order to begin the request, parents will click on the Refund Request Form under new items. It will take the parent to the Refund Request Form.
  • The parent will fill out the form for each student they are requesting an overpayment refund for. Due to the high volume of refunds, processing time may be up to 4-6 weeks.

While we will do our best to work with the outside companies and businesses, please note the district cannot guarantee refunds from these sources. Should you have additional questions related to your refund request, please email onlinepayments@richland2.org. We appreciate your continued flexibility, support and patience as we navigate the unique challenges our current closure situation has created. Most of all, thank you for supporting student learning along with all the other changes caused by this global health emergency.



MARCH 31, 2020 UPDATE

Thank you!
During the school closure, our Richland Two family has demonstrated time and time again why Richland Two is the premier district. While supporting student learning, we have stayed connected from a distance with many innovative activities. Click here to enjoy a video highlighting just a few of the social media posts that show why Richland Two is premier whether we are learning and working on our campuses or learning and working in our homes. Keep the social media posts coming and tag them with #R2LearnAtHome #FlattenTheCurve!

Outdoor Wi-Fi Zones
Richland Two now offers outdoor Wi-Fi zones for our students to connect to the Internet using their district-issued Chromebook or a personal device. Click here to access specific details on locations and directions for connecting your device.

Grades
The South Carolina Department of Education has pulled together a team of instructional leaders to figure out solutions so that the e-learning/remote learning will count toward the completion of this school year. Based on the team’s work, the State Department of Education is planning to release a memorandum to school districts on Tuesday of this week. The information from the State Department of Education will provide a framework for districts to give seniors the opportunities they need to complete coursework, participate in credit recovery and receive grades regardless of when the school closure ends. These same opportunities will be provided for all students taking credit-bearing courses. The district will also use the framework from the State Department to make decisions about grades for middle-level and elementary-level classes. District administrators will begin working on the Richland Two specifics as soon as we receive the memo from the State Department of Education. Our goal is to finalize the district’s specifics and share that information with teachers, students and parents by April 10, 2020.




MARCH 24, 2020 UPDATE

Today, March 24, 2020, the Governor announced that schools will be closed through April 30, 2020. District officials and school leaders have been preparing for this possibility and are reaching out to you to share the updates below. Remember that the homepage of our website, www.richland2.org, provides quick access to information we have released since the closure started.

Thank you for your continued flexibility, support and patience during the school closure. Most of all, thank you for supporting student learning while juggling all the other changes caused by this global health emergency. Together we will continue to prepare our students to lead and excel in their chosen pathways.

Elementary Students E-learning/remote learning updates

  1. The remote learning packets distributed last week contain enough work for students to last through  April 9.  
  2. The district is preparing to transition students in Grades 2-5 to e-learning beginning April 20. If your child will need a district-issued Chromebook to complete e-learning assignments, we will be distributing Chromebooks April 1-3. Look for information to come before April 1 from your child’s school regarding the process for distribution. 
  3. By April 9, students in grades Pre-K through 1st grades will receive new learning packets. Students will begin working on the new packet April 20.  Again, more information is to come about this.


Middle & High School E-Learning
Middle and high school students will continue with e-learning.

All Students
We are awaiting guidance from the S.C. Department of Education regarding introducing new content via e-learning and grades.

Spring Break
Students and employees will observe Spring Break as previously planned. Students will observe Spring Break from April 10-17, 2020, and employees from April 13-17.

Meals
We will continue to provide free bag breakfasts and lunches to children 18 and under Monday through Friday. 

Click here to view the current schedule for distribution

Click here to find the closest distribution to your home address.


MARCH 19, 2020 UPDATE

TEACHER OFFICE HOURS FOR ASSISTANCE WITH E-LEARNING/REMOTE LEARNING

While we are out, all Richland Two teachers will have “office hours” Monday-Friday 9–10:30 a.m. and 2:30–4 p.m. During these times, teachers will be available to check and respond to emails. Parents and teachers can also arrange to talk via telephone or video chat during office hours.

PICKING UP ITEMS AT SCHOOLS

If your child needs an item for remote learning or e-learning that he or she left at school, please email one of your child’s teachers to make a request to come by the school to pick up the item. The teacher will share the request with a school administrator who will confirm a time and day for the parent or student to come by the school to pick-up the item(s).

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, elementary students do not need to come to the school to pick up a Chromebook. Only middle and high school students need Chromebooks for e-learning.

For assistance with picking up medicine, please email the school nurse at your child’s school. Click here to access the School Nurse Contact List.

ASSISTANCE WITH CHROMEBOOKS

If a middle or high school student needs assistance with a Chromebook, the student should send an email to one of his/her teachers. The teacher will request assistance for the student through the school’s Technology Learning Coach.

If a middle or high school student needs to pick up his/her Chromebook from school, the student can notify one of their teachers. The teacher will share the request with an administrator who will confirm a day and time for pick-up with the student/parent.

SCHOOL CLOSURE HOTLINE

For all other urgent matters, please call 803-790-3100 and leave a voicemail message. The voicemail messages will be checked regularly Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

FREE MEAL DISTRIBUTION FOR MARCH 23-27

Click here for Meal Info for the week of March 23-27
 

MARCH 15, 2020 UPDATE

By order of the Governor of South Carolina, Richland Two is canceling school for students starting March 16, 2020, through March 31, 2020. With the closure of schools, all student activities including athletics, are canceled from March 16-March 31.
 
Richland Two Superintendent Dr. Baron R. Davis said, “Our district remains committed to supporting our students and their families through this uncertain and constantly evolving situation. We appreciate everyone's flexibility and understanding.”
 
While school is closed, free bag breakfasts and lunches for children up to age 18 will be made available. The meals will be distributed through pick-up lines outside of the school buildings at the following locations: Bridge Creek Elementary, Dent Middle, Joseph Keels Elementary, Killian Elementary, Longleaf Middle, North Springs Elementary, Polo Road Elementary and Rice Creek Elementary. In the effort to support social-distancing practices, the meals cannot be consumed on site.
 
More information regarding plans for student e-learning/remote learning will be announced later this week. Employees will receive additional information regarding their work schedules via email later today, Sunday, March 15. In addition to communicating regularly with families and employees via our mass communication system, official updates will be posted on this website.

Estimadas familias de Richland Dos,
 
Por orden del Gobernador de Carolina del Sur las escuelas están canceladas para todos los estudiantes de Richland Dos empezando el 16 de marzo, 2020 hasta el 31 de marzo, 2020. Con la clausura de las escuelas, todas las actividades estudiantiles, incluyendo las deportivas están canceladas desde el 16 de marzo al 31 de marzo.
 
El Superintendente de Richland Dos, el Dr. Baron R. Davis declara que “Nuestro distrito permanece comprometido al apoyo de nuestros estudiantes y sus familias a lo largo de esta situación incierta y cambiante. Apreciamos la flexibilidad y comprensión de todos”
 
Mientras la escuela está cancelada, estarán disponibles bolsas de desayuno y almuerzo para los niños hasta los 18 años. Las comidas serán distribuidas a través de las líneas para recoger alimentos fuera de los edificios de la escuelas en los siguientes lugares: : Bridge Creek Elementary, Dent Middle, Joseph Keels Elementary, Killian Elementary, Longleaf Middle, North Springs Elementary, Polo Road Elementary y Rice Creek Elementary. Los desayunos se distribuirán entre las 7 y las 9:00 am y los almuerzos entre las 11:00 am y la 1:00 pm. En un esfuerzo por apoyar el distanciamiento o contacto social, los alimentos no se podrán consumir allí mismo.
 
Más información concerniente a los planes para el aprendizaje en línea/electrónico  o de manera remota se anunciará después durante esta semana. Los empleados recibirán información adicional hoy domingo 15 de marzo  respecto a sus horarios de trabajo vía correo electrónico más tarde. Además de comunicarnos regularmente con las familias y empleados vía nuestro sistema masivo de comunicación, se publicarán anuncios oficiales en el sitio web del distrito.


MARCH 13, 2020 UPDATE

Click here to read the complete update from Dr. Davis.

TRAVEL

Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, through Spring Break, all student and staff travel will be canceled or postponed. This includes all student field trips and field studies regardless of the destination. Staff travel within the district is not impacted.

SPECIAL EVENTS, EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, through Spring Break, all public events at our schools and centers, except for high school athletic events, will be canceled or postponed. The South Carolina High School League has not made recommendations regarding athletics at this time. Therefore until further notice the high school athletic events will continue as scheduled. Examples of public events include concerts, plays, performances and other events that are open to parents and other guests and have the potential to attract large crowds in confined spaces. 
After-school care and after-school tutoring conducted by school/district staff, such as the 21st Century Program, will continue as normal. However, after-school extracurricular activities conducted by outside vendors will be canceled through Spring Break. An example of this type of activity might be golf classes by a local golf instructor. These typically are held at our elementary and middle schools one day a week for a designated number of weeks. The intent of this restriction is to limit exposure at our schools.


VISITORS

Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, through Spring Break, school visitors will be limited to parents/guardians and designated emergency contacts. School access for parents/guardians will be limited to the front office area. As a precaution, visitors will not be allowed into classrooms, media centers and cafeterias. Events planned for students from Monday, March 16, 2020, through Spring Break that involve outside guest speakers will be canceled or postponed. Parent conferences will continue.


USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES BY OUTSIDE GROUP

Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, through Spring Break, outside groups will not be able to use/rent school facilities.
 

MARCH 12, 2020 UPDATE
Richland Two administrators continue to monitor the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and assess potential impact on schools. Our district’s lead nurse receives regular updates from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Baron R. Davis, superintendent, other district administrators and the lead nurse are meeting regularly to review the latest recommendations from state and national health officials. The following information regarding the district’s response is based on current recommendations. Due to the rapidly changing situation, the district’s response is subject to change. Updates will be provided in a timely manner.
 

PREVENTION

Since it is flu season, we already had many preventative measures in place. Those measures include monitoring numbers of illnesses in our schools and following the district’s Infection Control Plan. In addition to regular cleaning, custodians are wiping down touch points throughout the day. During the school holiday on March 13, 2020, they will perform a deep cleaning of all schools. We continue to remind students, employees and parents about the importance of washing your hands, covering your cough and staying home if you are sick.  


POSSIBILITY OF CLOSURE

The decision to close schools due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) would be made under direct guidance from the DHEC and the South Carolina Department of Education. At this time, there is no advisory to close schools in South Carolina.
 
 

FIELD STUDIES, FIELD TRIPS, STAFF TRAVEL

At this time, the CDC has not issued any travel restrictions for travel within the United States and does not recommend canceling or postponing travel within the United States. Click here to access travel advisory information on the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
 
As a precaution, we are currently reviewing all upcoming field studies, field trips and staff travel to determine the best course of action regarding possible cancellations or postponements. Richland Two will honor a parent’s right to limit their children's participation in field trips due to safety concerns. Richland Two cannot guarantee refunds on prepaid travel expenses.

In an effort to support social-distancing prevention measures, non-essential district-level events have been canceled or postponed through Spring Break. This includes the Parent Advisory Council meeting, Premier 100 Conference, District Fine Arts Celebration and the Faculty Advisory Council. We are currently taking an inventory of public events at schools to determine the best course of action for those events.


RESOURCES

Click here to visit DHEC regularly updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage

Click here for DHEC Coronavirus (COVID-19) educational & outreach materials

Click here for Guidance for Schools and Out-of-Home Child Care Centers.




MARCH 9, 2020 UPDATE

Richland Two wants to do all we can to help our students, employees and parents during this time of uncertainty as the Coronavirus remains a cause for concern. Our children are undoubtedly hearing lots of information about the Coronavirus, which can be alarming and scary for them. The World Health Organization (WHO) has released information on how to help children cope with the stress during the Coronavirus outbreak. Click on the image to the right to review this flyer from WHO.

In addition to remaining calm, prevention must remain a major focus for all of us. The following steps go a long way in preventing the spread of respiratory viruses like the flu and Coronavirus. 
  • Frequently wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. 
  • Cough/sneeze into your sleeve (elbow) or a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.  
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as door handles. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when ill. This includes symptoms such as fever, cough/difficulty breathing and/or intestinal problems. Stay home at least 24 hours after you are fever free. 

Staying informed helps all of us as well. Richland Two works in partnership with DHEC to monitor emerging health concerns that may impact our schools. As such, we are following the Coronavirus (COVIS-19) situation closely, and the district's lead nurse receives regular updates from DHEC and the CDC.  

Click here to visit DHEC regularly updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage
Click here for DHEC Coronavirus (COVID-19) educational & outreach materials
Click here for Guidance for Schools and Out-of-Home Child Care Centers.
 
Dos de Richland quiere hacer todo lo posible para ayudar a nuestros estudiantes, empleados y padres durante este tiempo de incertidumbre como el coronavirus sigue siendo un motivo de preocupación.

Nuestros niños son, sin duda, escuchando un montón de información sobre el coronavirus, que puede ser alarmante y aterrador para ellos. La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) ha publicado información sobre cómo ayudar a los niños a lidiar con el estrés durante el brote de coronavirus.

Además de mantener la calma, la prevención debe seguir siendo un foco importante para todos nosotros. Los siguientes pasos ayudan en gran medida a prevenir la propagación de virus respiratorios como la gripe y el coronavirus.
  • Lávese las manos con frecuencia durante al menos 20 segundos con agua y jabón. 
  • Si no hay agua y jabón disponibles, use un desinfectante para manos a base de alcohol con al menos 60 por ciento de alcohol. 
  • Tosa / estornude en la manga (codo) o un pañuelo desechable, luego tire el pañuelo a la basura y lávese las manos. 
  • Limpie y desinfecte objetos y superficies que se tocan con frecuencia, como las manijas de las puertas. 
  • Evite tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca.
  • Permanezca en casa cuando esté enfermo.
  • Esto incluye síntomas como fiebre, tos / dificultad para respirar y / o problemas intestinales. Quédese en casa al menos 24 horas después de que no tenga fiebre. 


Mantenerse informados nos ayuda a todos. Como dijimos en nuestra primer artículo sobre el coronavirus, Richland Dos trabaja en colaboración con el Departamento de Salud y control Ambiental (DHEC) -Midlands Región de Carolina del Sur para controlar los problemas de salud emergentes que pueden afectar nuestras escuelas.   


Haga clic aquí para obtener materiales educativos y de divulgación de SCDHEC (COVID-19)

Flu (Gripe)

It is important to remember that we are still seeing cases of the flu in our area. To help prevent the spread of the flu, students must stay home if they have a fever (100ºF or higher) until the fever has resolved without the use of medicines for a duration of 24 hours. Other preventative measures include covering your nose and mouth with a tissue or upper sleeve when you cough or sneeze and washing hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.

Es importante recordar que todavía estamos viendo casos de gripe en nuestra área. Para ayudar a prevenir la propagación de la gripe, los estudiantes deben quedarse en casa si tienen fiebre (100ºF o más) hasta que la fiebre haya desaparecido sin el uso de medicamentos por un período de 24 horas. Otras medidas preventivas incluyen cubrirse la nariz y la boca con un pañuelo de papel o la manga superior cuando tose o estornuda y lavarse las manos con agua y jabón o un desinfectante para manos a base de alcohol.