Frequently Asked Questions

  • We have responded to the most frequently asked questions from families below and will continue to add to this list as more answers are available.

Back to School

  • When will the 2020-21 school year begin?

  • What learning model (distance, hybrid or in person) is SSPPS starting the school year in?

  • What if I do not feel comfortable sending my child to school each day? Will there be an online option available?

  • What if a family wants to change their student’s learning preference once school begins?

  • How did SSPPS approach its plan for fall 2020 and what guidance did they consult?

  • What factors would force SSP to shift to another plan?

School Day

  • What will breakfast and lunch look like? Are lunches allowed to be brought from home?

  • Will free meals still be available to my student, similar to last spring?

  • Can my student still receive a school meal while they are distance learning?

  • How will schools serve student’s mental and emotional health needs?

  • How will bus routes be affected?

  • Will my student still have recess?

  • Will visitors be allowed in buildings?

  • Will there be field trips at all this school year?

Health and Safety

  • Will students wear masks and do daily and temperature checks?

  • How will you clean buildings each day?

  • Does a school or classroom have to shut down if a student or staff member has symptoms or tests positive?

  • How will the Health Office change for the coming year? Will there be a separate space for COVID?

  • Will drinking fountains be open or will water bottles be required?

  • What happens if my student has COVID-like symptoms at school?

  • What should I do if I am or someone in my household had close contact with someone tested positive with COVID-19?

Communication

  • How will SSPPS update families and other stakeholders?

  • How did survey results impact decisions for the 2020-21 school year?

  • What will happen if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in my child’s school?

  • Will the district notify families and staff when a positive COVID-19 test result occurs?

  • How will I be notified if a colleague or student I have been in contact with tests positive for COVID-19?

  • Will the district share who has tested positive for COVID-19?

Athletics and Activities

  • Will athletics and activities resume this school year?

  • Will I be able to watch SSP athletics this year?

  • What happens if a member of a team tests positive for COVID-19?