Student & Staff Experience at a Glance

Students and staff will return to school with increased health and safety measures in order to combat the effects of COVID-19 in our school.

We will continue to engage in meaningful conversations with health authorities and follow state & local mandates as they evolve.

Staff and students will be encouraged to follow all mandates, to include the use of masks. If a student forgets to bring a mask they will be socially distanced in the classroom and will be encouraged to maintain social distancing when possible. Students who do not wear a mask will not be removed from the learning environment.

Miami Yoder will not be offering remote learning.


The Transportation Director, in conjunction with the drivers, will establish seating charts with social distancing in mind to the best of their ability. Seats 1 & 2 will remain empty for distance from the driver. Buses will be sanitized daily. We will establish arrival and dismissal procedures to minimize crowding, including limiting visitor access to the building.

Classroom Structure

Every classroom will be designed to maximize space and distance between each student. Students will be encouraged to take hand-washing breaks throughout the day in addition to washing hands before and after eating, as well as before sharing materials. Sanitation materials to include cleanser, gloves and towels will be provided as well as hand sanitizer in each classroom. Teachers will minimize the use of shared items and increase the use of digital instruction where possible to limit the spread of germs in classroom areas. Surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected daily.


Sanitation stations will be in place upon entering and exiting the cafeteria. Students and staff will work together to ensure everyone is contributing to a healthy environment by wiping surfaces after each use. We will ensure that tables are designated to identify seating by class with distancing in place. Breakfast and lunch arrival and dismissal will be staggered and students will be distanced in the line.

Health and Wellness Processes

Students should be self-screened at home with parents or guardians to ensure absence of symptoms. Staff will evaluate students throughout the day. Students identified with symptoms to include a fever of 100.4°F or higher will be sent home and will not be allowed to return for the remainder of the day plus the next day. The school has developed a protocol for staff who exhibit symptoms.


Before entering the school, you should assess your wellness with the following questions:

  1. Do you have any of these symptoms that are not caused by another condition?
    1. Fever or chills • Cough • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing • Fatigue • Muscle or body aches • Headache • Recent loss of taste or smell • Sore throat • Congestion • Nausea or vomiting • Diarrhea
  2. Within the past 14 days, have you had contact with anyone that you know had COVID-19 or COVID-like symptoms? Contact is being 6 feet (2 meters) or closer for more than 15 minutes with a person, or having direct contact with fluids from a person with COVID-19 (for example, being coughed or sneezed on).
  3. Have you had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus in the past 10 days?
  4. Within the past 14 days, has a public health or medical professional told you to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID-19 infection?

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Grades: Elementary, High School, Middle School

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