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Cleaning Guidelines

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In our continuing efforts to prepare for the 2020 - 2021 school year, Oakwood Schools has developed the following district-wide processes and procedures to help keep our students, staff and community as safe as possible.  These procedures were created following current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Cleaning drills are continuing to be conducted across the District to evaluate cleaning procedures.  These processes and procedures will be revised as needed based on the results of those drills.

Procedures are subject to change based on updated guidance and orders from Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County and Ohio Department of Health.  

Cleaning Procedures for Half-Day Model
(As of Aug. 14, 2020)

Lange/Harman/Smith
Classroom supplies:  
  • Each classroom will be supplied with a spray bottle with 70% alcohol mixture, 1 box of dry towels and gloves. 
  • Sanitizing wipes will be available as supplies are obtainable. 
  • Supplies will be replenished as needed.
Daily cleaning schedule:
  • Custodians/reassigned staff will disinfect hard surfaces of each room at all class transitions.
  • Custodians will clean and disinfect all high volume touch points and restrooms with a 70% alcohol mixture following all transitions of students. 
  • At all three buildings, sanitize all playground structures before school.
  • At Smith, sanitize both structures with 70% alcohol mixture between 12:15-2.
  • After students are on equipment at Lange and Harman, playground equipment will be sprayed with a 70% alcohol mixture. 
  • At the end of each day, a deep cleaning will be conducted throughout the building.  Disinfecting chemicals will be used with Clorox 360 Electrostatic Sprayer, Protexus Electrostatic Wand, Karcher Mister/Pressure washer or  large volume sprayer in all classrooms, on high volume touch points and in restrooms. 
Additional precautions:
  • Extra staff will be on hand and available if a room has a sick student during the day and the room must be closed and sanitized.

  • The use of Idea Labs at Harman and Smith, as well as shared supplies, will be temporarily suspended.
  • Playground area and all equipment is closed to the public during school hours.
Oakwood High School/Oakwood Junior High:
Classroom supplies:  
  • Each classroom will be supplied with 3 spray bottles with 70% alcohol mixture, 1 box of dry towels and gloves. 
  • Sanitizing wipes will be available as supplies are obtainable. 
  • Supplies will be replenished as needed.
Daily cleaning schedule:
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  • Between each class change, teachers and/or students under teacher supervision will spray touch points with 70% alcohol mixture.
  • Custodians will clean and disinfect all high volume touch points and restrooms with a 70% alcohol mixture following all transitions of students. 
  • During the hour break, all high touch points and restrooms will be disinfected.
  • Between each class change in computer labs, teachers will supervise students wiping down the equipment they used with 70% alcohol mixture and towels.
  • At the end of each day, a deep cleaning will be conducted throughout the building.  Disinfecting chemicals will be used with Clorox 360 Electrostatic Sprayer, Protexus Electrostatic Wand, Karcher Mister/Pressure washer or large volume sprayer in all classrooms, on high volume touch points and in restrooms.  Students should leave chairs pulled away from desks and classroom doors should be left open to facilitate cleaning.
Additional precautions:
  • Extra staff will be on hand and available if a room has a sick student during the day and the room must be closed and sanitized.

 

Cleaning Checklist
(As of Aug. 14, 2020)

 

Classrooms

  • When students are out of the classroom, daytime service staff will use spray bottles, with alcohol/water mixture, to clean hard surfaces, including desktops, chairs, sink area (faucet, sink, hand soap dispenser) and countertops.
  • When students are present in the classroom, teachers will use alcohol/water mixture (spray or wipes) to wipe down desks and chairs as needed throughout the day.

  • Nighttime service staff will use chemical disinfect and combination of three different devices (Clorox 360 Electrostatic Sprayer, Protexus Electrostatic Wand and Karcher Mister/Pressure washer) to clean all hard surfaces in classrooms. 
Restrooms
  • Following every period transition at OJH/OHS, all restrooms (toilet seats, flush handles, stall door, lock area) will be disinfected and checked for paper products/soap.  All soiled areas will be disinfected.

  • On an hourly basis at the elementary schools, all restrooms (toilet seats, flush handles, stall door, lock area) will be disinfected and checked for paper products/soap and all soiled areas will be disinfected.
Common Areas
  • Following students entering the building, entry doors and all high touch areas including water bottle fillers, stair wells and handrails will be disinfected. On a bi-hourly basis, all high touch areas including water bottle fillers, stairwells and handrails will be disinfected.
Playground Equipment

In half-day mode:  

  • Following each use, the playground equipment will be sprayed with 70% alcohol/water mixture.
  • Prior to the start of each school day, playground equipment will be wiped down with chemical disinfectant using microfiber cloth.
Cleaning and Disinfecting an Area if Someone Is Sick
(As of Aug. 10)

These procedures were created following current guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.htm.  Procedures are subject to change based on updated guidance and state or national health orders.

  • Areas used by the person who is sick will be closed.
  • School buildings will not necessarily need to close operations, if affected areas can be closed.
  • Outside doors and windows will be opened to increase air circulation in the area.
  • Staff should wait 24 hours before cleaning and disinfecting the affected areas. If 24 hours is not feasible, wait as long as possible.
  • All areas used by the person who is sick, such as classrooms, bathrooms, common areas, shared electronic equipment like tablets, touch screens, keyboards and remote controls should be cleaned and disinfected.
  • If needed, affected areas should be vacuumed.  Do not vacuum a room or space that has people in it. Wait until the room or space is empty to vacuum, such as at night, for common spaces, or during the day for private rooms.
  • Staff must wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect. 
  • Temporarily turn off in-room, window-mounted, or on-wall recirculation HVAC to avoid contamination of the HVAC units.
  • Do NOT deactivate central HVAC systems. These systems tend to provide better filtration capabilities and introduce outdoor air into the areas they serve.
  • Consider temporarily turning off room fans and the central HVAC system that services the room or space, so particles that escape from vacuuming will not circulate throughout the facility.
  • Once the affected area has been appropriately disinfected, it can be opened for use.
  • Continue routine cleaning and disinfection.

 

Critical 50 Cleaning Schedule

While on the half-day model, Monday through Friday staff members throughout the District will form teams to clean and sanitize the building prior to the arrival of the p.m. students.  The District has dubbed this time as the Critical 50.

You can review our buildings' Critical 50 cleaning schedules.