Salmon School District #291
Back to School Plan
Our goal is to open school in the Fall of 2020 as normal as possible. While reopening schools is the goal in Salmon School District, we know we can’t control COVID-19 so the District has created a plan that allows us to respond quickly to changing local, regional, state and national conditions. As conditions change, we may be forced to change how we provide instruction during the school year. The reopening plan includes the three tiers, (Green-Yellow-Red), based on the four tiered (Green-Yellow-Orange- Red) system outlined by Eastern Idaho Public Health. This system can be found at: https://eiph.idaho.gov
GREEN: Normal School Operations
Minimal or moderate community transmission (as defined by Eastern Idaho Public Health): for Lemhi County, 12 or less active cases sustained for 3 days.
Salmon School District plans to start the year with schools open and safety precautions in place, assuming conditions remain as they are currently. Buses will run. School lunch services will be provided. School will run normally.
YELLOW: Learning with Modifications
Moderate community transmission (as defined by Eastern Idaho Public Heath): for Lemhi County, the range of 12 and 23 active cases sustained for 3 days.
Salmon School District developed this contingency plan as an option to avoid complete school closure. The plan’s implementation will be determined by guidance from Eastern Idaho Public Health and other Idaho governmental authorities that have jurisdiction over school operations. This plan will also go into effect if a current student and/or staff member has a positive COVID-19 test.
RED: School Buildings Closed
Substantial community transmission (as defined by Eastern Idaho Public Health): for Lemhi County 24 or more active cases sustained for 3 days.
If there is a statewide or local order to close all schools or an individual school, learning will continue remotely, whether through packets or various online modes. Students will be required to submit work and will receive feedback. Assessments and grading will continue until schools can reopen.
Safety procedures will be in place to reduce the chance of the spread of illness in all scenarios:
Personal Protective Equipment
Office Strategies and Other Non-Instructional Spaces
Athletics and Extracurricular Activities
Salmon School District works with the Idaho High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) to develop plans for activities and athletics in fall of the 2020-2021 school year. As additional information is available about activities, the district will provide that information to parents and students.
Help Keep Our Schools Open
To accomplish our goal of reopening Salmon School District #291 schools and keeping them open, it will be important for students, staff, parents and patrons to do their part by following health guidance and monitoring their health. In cooperation with Eastern Idaho Public Health, we ask that as students and staff prepare for school each day, they ask themselves these questions:
• Since your last day in school have you had any of these symptoms that are NOT attributable to another condition?
If You answered yes to any of the about questions:
Please Keep Your Child at Home
Ronnie DeFord at Pioneer (208) 756-3663 or
Evelyn Buhler at SJSHS (208) 756-2415