Irving ISD releases blueprint for return to school

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IRVING (1080 KRLD) - The Irving ISD is out with its blueprint for the return to on-campus learning for the upcoming school year.

The school district has published an eight-page pamphlet outlining health and safety procedures for the upcoming school year, when all students and staff return to campus.

Special arrival and dismissal procedures will be in place at the start of the school year.

"Separate entrances will be utilized for car riders, bus riders, walkers and daycares," the district says in the pamphlet. "Students and staff will enter through the designated entrance. If a student or staff member exhibits any symptoms of COVID-19, they will be sent to the nurse's office for an evaluation."

There are also special procedures in place on school buses for the upcoming school year.

"Hand sanitizer will be available to all passengers as they enter the bus," it reads. "If weather permits, the school bus windows will remain open for better air circulation."

The blueprint also includes procedures for visitors.

"Campus visitors must take a COVID-19 self-assessment upon entering the receptionist area," it reads. "If the visitor displays any symptoms related to COVID-19, we encourage visitors not to enter the facility. To maintain safe social distancing, Irving ISD will not permit visitors during breakfast or lunch at this time."

The blueprint also includes cleaning and sanitizing protocols.

"Classrooms and restrooms will be disinfected daily and in between class periods," it says. "In addition, all high-touch areas will be disinfected daily, and the cafeteria will be disinfected during and between lunch periods."

There will be no virtual learning offered this school year; all instruction will be done on campus.

You can read the entire Irving ISD Blueprint for the Return to School here.

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