Student Safety

  • To ensure student safety and to comply with State requirements, the Rochester City School District will do the following:

    • Always ensure social distancing of six feet between all students and students and staff unless a specific task requires a shorter distance.
      • Any time students are less than six feet apart from another person OR in a public space (e.g., hallways, buses, bathrooms), they must wear an acceptable face covering that covers both the mouth and nose.
      • Wear of a face covering will always be encouraged and may become required always based on State directives.
    • Provide face coverings for all students who do not have a face covering.
    • Provide hand hygiene stations and encourage regular hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol will be provided.
    • Provide age appropriate information on respiratory hygiene and preventing the spread of germs.
    • Take students’ temperatures daily once they have arrived at school.
    • Parents/guardians will also be responsible for symptom screening, including temperature taking, prior to students coming to school every day.
    • Perform a periodic survey to monitor student symptom tracking.
    • Families will be advised that sick students must stay home. Students will be encouraged to stay home when sick. Sick students will not be allowed to stay at school.
    • Continually monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) websites to stay current with the most up to date COVID-19 information and guidance.