Wake County Schools
Temperature checks, distance, masks: Wake schools demonstrate how they'll keep students and teachers safe
A week before some students return to the classroom after months of remote learning, teachers and administrators demonstrated the steps they were taking to make sure that is safe. Before entering any school building, every student, employee and visitor will answer questions about symptoms and recent contacts and will have their temperature taken, every day.
UNDER PLAN B IN TWO GROUPS WITH MONDAY AND TUESDAY OR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. WEDNESDAY WILL BE REMOTE LEARNING FOR EVERYONE. >>> TODAY MARKS ONE WEEK UNTIL WAKE COUNTY STARTS TO BRING STUDENTS BACK TO THE CLASSROOM AND WHEN THEY RETURN, THEY WILL UNDERGO DAILY HEALTH SCREENINGS. WE HAVE BRETT KNESE AT A MAGNET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN RALEIGH. YOU HAVE BEEN TALKING TO US ABOUT WHAT THIS COULD LOOK LIKE? >> Reporter: ELEMENTARY STUDENTS WOULD BE THE FIRST THAT WOULD COME BACK TO SCHOOL NEXT WEEK AND THEY WILL BE BACK MONDAY ON A ROTATIONAL BASIS. THEY WILL HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS SCREENING WITH A TWO-PART SCREENING THAT THEY WILL HAVE TO GO THROUGH BEFORE THEY CAN GO TO CLASS AND FAMILIES AND STUDENTS WILL HAVE TO SIGN AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT FORM AND AGREED TO GUIDELINES TO UNDERGO A DAILY SYMPTOM SCREENING, WEARING FACE MASKS, WASHING HANDS FREQUENTLY AND MAINTAINING SOCIAL DISTANCE. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL DEMONSTRATE TO DO THIS WITHIN THE NEXT HALF HOUR OR SO AND WE HAVE A TEAM THAT WILL BREAK THIS DOWN IN THE NEWSCAST AND WE WILL STEP OVER THERE BEFORE OUR HIT AT 8:30.