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Oakwood City School District

Cleaning Guidelines

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In our continuing efforts to keep students, staff and the community safe, Oakwood Schools has updated the following district-wide cleaning processes and procedures for returning to full-day instruction starting March 15, 2021.  These procedures were created following current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  These processes and procedures will be revised as needed.

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
Full-Day Model as of March 15, 2021

In preparation of Full Day school on March 15, 2021, we have developed the following procedures for disinfecting our facilities. Our process will include using the CDC guidelines of disinfecting surfaces with a 70% alcohol 30% water mixture while students are in session.  Disinfecting of the building will be done at class changes. 

After the school day, we will use a chemical base disinfectant/cleaner to kill and remove germs and complete a daily cleaning. The cleaning and disinfectant procedures  are subject to change with guidance from Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County and the Ohio Department of Health.

  • The process at Lange will not change  as the school day will remain in the half day model.

Harman and Smith:
  • We will increase the supplies to all classrooms to accommodate the increase in hard surfaces such as desk tables and chairs. 

Daily Cleaning Schedule:
  • Custodian/reassigned staff will disinfect hard surfaces of each room at all class transitions. 

  • Custodians will disinfect all high volume touch points and restrooms. 

  • Playgrounds will be disinfected between each session of use and every morning before school starts.
  • At the end of each day a deep cleaning will be performed throughout the building. 
Additional Precautions:     
  • Open one hour lunch for students with disinfecting during transitions.
  • Extra  staff will be available to assist cleanup and sanitation for any sick students.  
  • The quarantine rooms will remain open for students who show potential symptoms of COVID-19.
Oakwood High School and Junior High
  • Increasing the supplies to each classroom to cover the increase in hard surfaces IE; desk chairs

  • Between each class change, teachers and/or students under teacher supervision will spray touchpoints with 70% alcohol mixture in the classroom.
  • Custodians will disinfect high touch points and restrooms with 70% alcohol mixture between all transitions of students. 
  • Lunch will be an open lunch hour. Students remaining on campus will be provided designated eating areas which will be disinfected after lunch. 
  • At the end of each day a deep cleaning will be performed throughout the building.
Additional Precautions
  • Extra staff will be on hand and available if a room has a sick student during the day, and the room will be sanitized. 
Cleaning Checklist (As of March 15, 2021)
  • 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
  • High touch points will be disinfected and any additional cleaning will be done as needed. 
Common Areas
  • Following each transition of students, custodians will disinfect all high touch point areas, including water bottle fillers, stairwells, doors, and handrails. 
Playground Equipment

In full-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 March 15, 2021)

These procedures were created following current guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  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.
  • 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.
  • Once the affected area has been appropriately disinfected, it can be opened for use.
  • Continue routine cleaning and disinfection.

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

Procedures by building
Cleaning Checklist
Critical 50 Cleaning Schedule