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    School Readiness Charts
    Posted on 04/05/2021
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    School Readiness Charts

    Central office staff and school leaders have been working for months to prepare our schools for a safe reopening. The work to reorganize classrooms, set up plexiglass barriers, check and update HVAC systems, and deliver PPE continues.

    Re-Entry Preparation Status for all Schools pdf icon (updated April 5)

    This work is ongoing, and we will update this version weekly.


    School Readiness Charts Definitions

    HVAC Systems Tested

    Each building’s HVAC system have been confirmed to meet the circulation standards at least two times this year and a regular schedule has been developed to check the systems throughout the rest of the school year. The HVAC systems will run for two hours before and after spaces are occupied in “flush mode” for maximum outside airflow.

    Ventilation Meets Standards

    Each school’s HVAC system have been checked and adjusted to meet air circulation rates of 25 Cubic Feet per person per minute for each occupant per guidelines from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers.

    CO2 Airflow

    The HVAC system can maintain CO2 at a maximum level of 700 parts per million in the occupied classroom spaces in alignment with the national standard.

    Supplemental HEPA system

    Equipment varies building to building. At the schools or in specific classrooms that will be used that don’t meet the 25 CFM ventilation requirements for the capacity of the room, additional tools, including HEPA filters, have been brought it to supplement.

    Plexiglass Barriers have been set up in spaces where additional mitigation strategies may be needed.

    Classroom Set up

    Classrooms have been reconfigured to allow 6 feet of physical distancing. In some buildings, work is still being done, but all occupied classrooms will be ready for the March 11 return of students in phase 1 (link to Phases in In-Person Learning plan).

    Personal Protective Equipment

    PPE has been ordered, including masks, and has been delivered to school buildings. Enhanced PPE is in stock at the John Stanford Center and will be delivered to each school building once final student and staff numbers are confirmed in advance of March 11.

    Health Screening Kiosks

    For families who are unable to complete the digital health screening at home, an iPad kiosk will be available at the school. The devices have been delivered to the John Stanford Center where they are programmed and will be delivered to schools in advance of March 11.


    SPS Transportation staff is working with vendors and will finalize routes and pick-up and drop-off details once final confirmation from families has been received. Transportation will contact families directly with route information.