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Reopening Plan 2021-22 (SRCSP)

Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan (SRCSP)
The Harrisonville School district provided full in-person learning throughout the 2020-21 school year. Families were given the opportunity to select virtual learning for their student(s).  

Throughout the 2020-21 school year, the district followed CDC and Cass County Health Department guidelines and updated procedures as guidelines from those entities changed.

This document outlines the plan for the 2021-2022 school year for the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and continuity of Services (SRCPS), American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) funds and submitted to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  Please note this plan will be updated and amended based upon current guidance from local, state, and national entities. 

Our district team will be meeting in late July to review all of the health and safety protocols and will use current CDC, Cass County Health Department, and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, as well as data from the changes made during in-person summer school to guide us in preparing for August. 

Mitigation Strategies

Universal & Correct Wearing of Masks

Consistent with CDC and Cass County Health Department guidelines

Masks encouraged for non-vaccinated individuals

Physical Distancing

No mitigation

Handwashing & Respiratory Etiquette

Consistent with CDC and Cass County Health Department guidelines

Taught & reinforced

Sanitizer & tissue provided

Cleaning & Maintaining Healthy Facilities, including improving ventilation

Consistent with CDC and Cass County Health Department guidelines

Increased cleaning for high-touch surfaces

Individual water bottles encouraged; bottle fillers available in all buildings

Contact Tracing in Combination with isolation & quarantine in collaboration with local and state health departments

Consistent with CDC and Cass County Health Department guidelines

Contact tracing by local public health authority; with support/assistance from district nurse

Diagnostic & Screening Testing

Home screening by parents and staff

Visual or reported symptom screenings by school staff

Testing available at Cass County Health Department

Efforts to provide vaccinations to educators, other staff, & students, if eligible

Partner with local hospital & health department for vaccination opportunities for staff

Share information on vaccination clinics available for students

Appropriate accommodations for children with disabilities with respect to the health and safety policies

Accommodations as necessary or as mandated by Individual Education Plan


Layers of Protection for Students/Staff
Our continuation of a safe return will depend on everyone in our community sharing responsibility in our collective health and well-being.

Community Responsibilities

  • Follow CDC, state and local guidelines
  • Stay home if sick
  • Serve as models for students


Families’ Responsibilities

  • Teach/encourage appropriate hand washing & good hygiene
  • Teach proper way to wear, put on & remove face coverings
  • Talk to child about procedures/protocols they will encounter at school
  • Check for symptoms before children go to school every day
  • Keep children home who are sick or who’ve had close contact to COVID-19
  • If possible, transport children to school in personal vehicle
  • Talk to your child about showing kindness & acceptance to all who might take added precautions
  • Serve as models for students


Staff (includes substitute teachers) Responsibilities

  • Trained in COVID-19 safety protocols
  • Check for symptoms before going to school every day
  • Stay home when sick or upon close contact to COVID-19
  • Teach/enforce school/classroom health & safety procedures
    • No sharing materials
    • Regular handwashing/use of hand sanitizer
  • Disinfect classroom/building as scheduled
  • Monitor for potential student sickness throughout day


Student Responsibilities

  • Practice proper and regular handwashing
  • Know, report symptoms to parents, staff

Continuity of Services
The Harrisonville School District will be continuing in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year. Students will have the opportunity to choose between in-person instruction with the district or to attend virtual instruction through our virtual providers. 

Virtual Learning - MOCAP

The Harrisonville School District will provide access to virtual (online) coursework for students. Students and families that are interested in virtual coursework should contact the student’s school counselor and inquire about the Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP). MOCAP offers virtual online courses for students statewide. Students can take an entire course from any Internet-connected computer, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  MOCAP’s mission is to offer Missouri students equal access to a wide range of high quality courses and interactive online learning that is neither time nor place dependent. 

Virtual Learning for Quarantined Students (Scenario 4 - short term)

Students excluded due to positive COVID test or exposure and, who are able, can use Google Classroom to continue school. Students will work directly with their teacher(s) to continue completing assignments from home.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it will extend waivers to continue providing free meals to all children under 18 through the next school year. This summer, as part of our Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), parents and guardians will be able to pick up meals (breakfast & lunch) at no cost to you. Our Summer Meal Program will run from May 24 to July 31.

Financial Implications
We will enact sound fiscal practices and stewardship of taxpayer dollars.

We will procure necessary health and safety supplies.

We will review and revise the district’s technology plan.

Periodic Revision
The district will review this plan every six months with input from stakeholders as required by the statute.