PPE AND CLEANING: SLPS has invested more than $1 million in personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All students and staff have been issued washable, reusable face masks. They may also wear their own store-bought or hand-made masks.
Scarves and bandanas are not as effective at preventing the spread of respiratory droplets and will not be permitted as a substitute. Schools will have extra masks on hand should a child forget to bring one, or if it gets wet, torn or dirty.
All schools and offices have been stocked with hand sanitizer, soap and disinfectants, and a simple form has been developed for school custodians or administrators to quickly request refills or additional items.
All classroom surfaces are sanitized daily — after staff and students have left — using EPA-approved disinfectant and an electrostatic sprayer designed to quickly disinfect wide areas.
High-touch areas, including door knobs, handles, main entrances, stair rails and restrooms, are sanitized hourly. In order to carry out this aggressive schedule, we have doubled the number of custodians on site at each elementary school.