TCAPS Safe Start Plan

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COVID-19 Transparency

COVID-19 at Home Test Reporting of Positive Reports

Grand Traverse County Health Department (GTCHD) now has an online reporting tool for positive at home test results. To report positive home test results, please visit the External LinkGTCHD website and click on “Submit Test Results Here”. The Health Department will then contact the individual by phone, text, or email for follow up.

Public Notice COVID-19 Positive Cases Report

On Friday, March 11, 2022, the MDHHS rescinded the Emergency Order dated October 6, 2020, requiring schools to post public notice of confirmed and probable school-associated COVID-19 cases on the school's website. 

Positive Cases by Building 2021-2022

Building

Today

Total YTD

Blair   17*
Central Grade   45*
Central High   72*
Cherry Knoll   46*
Courtade   10
East Middle   51*
Eastern   35*
Long Lake   36
Silver Lake   30*
Support Buildings   14*
TCAPS Montessori   30
TC High   8
Traverse Heights   14*
West Middle   *74
West Senior High   86
Westwoods   35
Willow Hill    44*
     
Total   *652

Last Updated: 03.10.2022

*Some cases of COVID-19 have been recorded more than once due to the case being related to multiple buildings.

Public Notice: COVID-19 Exposures for 2021-2022 

Most Recent Date of Exposure by Building (2021 - 2022):

Building Name

Last Date of Notification

Blair 02.15.22
Central Grade 03.07.22
Central High 02.22.22
Cherry Knoll 03.10.22
Courtade 02.02.22
East Middle 03.07.22
Eastern 02.14.22
Long Lake 02.24.22
Silver Lake 02.14.22
Support Buildings 02.01.22
TCAPS Montessori 02.24.22
TC High 2.22.22
Traverse Heights 03.07.22
West Middle 03.07.22
West Senior High 03.07.22
Westwoods 02.23.22
Willow Hill 02.17.22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated 03.10.22


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Fall Plan 2021

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Important Changes to COVID-19 Communication Process

(posted 9.14.21)

Dear TCAPS Families,

As we continue to adjust our procedures for COVID-19 reporting and communication, Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) will follow an updated communication plan regarding quarantine / close contact notifications and potential exposure notifications. The communication changes, which are outlined below, coincide with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Epidemic Order MCL 333.2253. We encourage all families to read this information closely to understand changes you can expect immediately. 

On a daily basis, TCAPS will:

  • Update the TCAPS Safe Start website with building exposure notifications.
  • Update the TCAPS Safe Start website with daily positive case reports.
    (We recommend bookmarking the Safe Start website for future reference.)
  • Provide contact information to the Grand Traverse County Health Department (GTCHD) to assist in their efforts to notify individuals who may be considered close contacts.
  • Require all students or staff who have been identified as positive for COVID-19 to complete their isolation period and be symptom free before returning to school.
  • In alignment with recommended guidance from the GTCHD, TCAPS highly recommends COVID-19 close contacts complete their quarantine as recommended by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). 

Based on District communication with Grand Traverse County Administrators, the Grand Traverse County Health Department on a daily basis will:

  • Update TCAPS with positive COVID-19 cases that are reported and confirmed by the GTCHD.
  • Provide individualized letters to those identified as close contacts and recommend quarantine after an investigation with each individual who has tested positive for  COVID-19.  
  • Assist TCAPS staff and families with general questions and concerns regarding COVID-19 quarantines, isolations, investigations, and testing information. The GTCHD can be reached at 231-995-6803.

It is imperative to review the preventative measures associated with COVID-19 and understand the new guidance related to COVID-19 exposure. An updated chart from MDHHS is available to clarify the various quarantine and isolation timelines for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. TCAPS continues to urge anyone with symptoms associated with COVID-19 to stay home until medical guidance and testing can be completed. Parents must continue to report COVID-19 related absences to the school attendance line to ensure the absences are excused. 

For your reference, anyone needing a COVID-19 test can seek local testing at:

  • Grand Traverse County Health Department, 2600 LaFrainer, Traverse City.
    Testing by appointment only. No doctor's order required. Follow signs to the back parking lot drive-through.
  • Northwest Michigan Health Services, Traverse City
    Testing by appointment only.  Please call 231.642.5292 and leave a voicemail. Your call will be returned.
  • Rite Aid, multiple locations available
    No doctor’s order required.  Online scheduling is required: https://www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/services/covid-19-testing 
  • Foster Family Community Health Center, 550 Munson Avenue, Traverse City
    Rapid antigen and PCR testing available. Testing is billed to insurance and the patient is responsible for any remaining balance.
  • Munson Walk-In Clinic, 3074 US 31 South, Traverse City  
    Testing is offered regardless of symptoms.
  • Walgreens, 1029 M-37 South, Traverse City
    No doctor’s order required.  Schedule online: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing/consent
  • Crystal Lake Clinic, 5191 Rosewood Dr., Traverse City
    Telehealth visit required. Same day appointments for testing with results usually within 48-72 hours. Insurance billable or $55 if no insurance. 
  • The Walk-In Clinic, 3074 US-31, Traverse City
    Schedule online www.thewalkinclinic.biz
  • TC Rapid Testing, 3301 Veterans Drive, Traverse City 
    Testing is $125. Please remain in your car. Learn more at 231-252-FAST.

As a reminder, the TCAPS Board of Education made the determination to require masks in school buildings based on recommendations for universal indoor masking from both the CDC and MDHHS. The TCAPS Board of Education will reevaluate the decision at their meeting on Monday, September 27. Medical waivers must be completed by a certified physician. Masks are required on all buses, per CDC order.  

 

Important Reminder Regarding Enrollment Deadline

(posted 8/24/21)

TCAPS Families,

This email serves as a reminder that the registration deadline for alternative
learning options is tomorrow, Wednesday, August 25. Options include:

UpNorth Virtual On Demand
The “On Demand” program offers a full-time, virtual 24/7 self-paced learning opportunity utilizing Lincoln Learning (K-5) and Edgenuity (6-12) taught by Michigan certified teachers with TCAPS staff support. To enroll in this program, please contact your student’s home school building principal or administrative assistant by Wednesday, August 25.

UpNorth Virtual Elementary LIVE
The “Elementary LIVE” offers virtual programming utilizing TCAPS teachers for students in grades K-5.  This program must have sufficient enrollment to run and classes may be blended (multiple grade levels in one class with a certified teacher). To begin the enrollment process in this program, please complete the Elementary LIVE enrollment form by 5pm on Wednesday, August 25.  TCAPS will announce if sufficient enrollment supports Elementary LIVE programming on Thursday, August 26. For general questions, please contact Kim Bails at bailski@tcaps.net or 231.933.1779.

Face-to-Face: K-5 – Interlochen Early Childhood and Innovation Center
In response to preliminary interest by some parents for a mask optional face to face program and after reviewing available classroom space, the Board approved offering (depending on enrollment) a K-5, mask optional, face-to-face learning option at the Interlochen Early Childhood and Innovation Center located at 3113 J Maddy Parkway, Interlochen. Parents choosing this option must provide transportation for their student/s to Interlochen, as TCAPS transportation will not be provided.  This program must have sufficient enrollment to run and classes may be blended (multiple grade levels in one classroom with a certified teacher). To begin the enrollment process in this program, please complete the Interlochen K-5 enrollment form by 5pm on Wednesday, August 25. TCAPS will announce if sufficient enrollment supports K-5 programming at the Interlochen Early Childhood and Innovation Center on Thursday, August 26. For general questions, please contact Mandy Ford at fordma@tcaps.net or (231) 933-3501.

TCAPS Fall 2021 COVID-19 Plan

COVID-19 Procedures

Procedures for COVID-19 Positive Cases and Close Contacts

Students and staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who have been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 through the Grand Traverse County Health Department’s contact tracing efforts will be released to return to school or work, once they have completed their quarantine or self-isolation period. The school district receives information directly from the Grand Traverse County Health Department about when students and staff members who are under a Health Department quarantine or self-isolation period may return to school or work. Updated release information is provided to the school district daily.

Procedures for Students Pending COVID-19 Test Results

Students who have been directed by their primary care physician or health clinic to quarantine pending the results of a COVID-19 test are asked to provide a doctor’s note prior to returning to school. The school district is collaborating with area doctors’ offices, school districts, and Health Departments to help create consistency across medical practices. Many doctors’ offices plan to directly provide the school district a note clearing a patient to return to school as well as provide a copy of the note to the parent/guardian. While not required, providing a doctor’s note before a student returns to school is strongly recommended.

Procedures for Student-Athletes

Per guidance from the Michigan High School Athletic Association, student-athletes are required to provide a doctor’s note prior to returning to play. External LinkClick here for additional information.

Student/Staff Member Privacy and Confidentiality

Please remember that there are many reasons that students or staff members may not be at school or may return to school after being out. We must all do our part to avoid gossip and speculation to ensure that all students and staff members feel welcomed and supported, especially those who may be absent or who are returning to school after an absence. 

Reminder About COVID-19 in the Community

Additionally, parents are asked to continue to reinforce with students the importance of the additional cleaning and safety procedures TCAPS has implemented this school year, including mask wearing and frequent hand washing/sanitizing, as each adds an additional layer of protection against the virus. Because there continues to be COVID-19 present in the community, parents should assume that at any time there could be a student or staff member in their school community who may be quarantining or self-isolating. Families should take all precautions deemed necessary on a daily basis. 

 

Quick Links

PDF DocumentQuarantine & Close Contact Tracing Guidelines (09.2021)

PDF DocumentDaily Student Health Screening Tool

PDF DocumentWhen Is It Safe to Leave Home

2022 Past Communications

Beginning Friday, February 18, TCAPS will recommend, but not require, masks be worn in all TCAPS facilities. As we prepare for this change, I am providing the following points of clarity.  If you have additional questions beyond what is noted, please contact your building principal for assistance. 
 

  • All TCAPS building and classroom signage will “recommend” individuals wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. 
  • Masks remain a federal requirement for all individuals on all school buses and Head Start programming.
  • KN95 and paper masks will continue to be available for all students, staff and visitors who choose to wear them. 
  • Mask shaming will not be tolerated and should be reported to building administration. Normal processes for disciplinary measures will be followed.
  • Parent teacher conferences will be available either in person or virtually, to best accommodate the needs of all families.
  • Volunteers may enter buildings with prior administrative approval. 
  • All cleaning and safety protocols will continue, including hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes in classrooms, and the use of Clorox 360 machines.
  • The District will continue with the COVID-19 notification and daily reporting processes in conjunction with the Grand Traverse County Health Department.
  • The District will continue with daily monitoring of student attendance rates, staff attendance including substitute fill rates, and COVID data.
  • The Superintendent will continue regular communication with the Board of Education. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate the ongoing challenges that coincide with teaching and learning during this unprecedented experience. 

 

John R. VanWagoner II, Ph.D.
Superintendent 
Traverse City Area Public Schools

February 11, 2022
 

At the January 10 Board of Education meeting, the TCAPS Board of Education made the decision to institute a universal masking directive. The Board also made the decision that the TCAPS directive would expire at the same time as the universal masking public order issued by the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department (BLDHD). Yesterday, TCAPS received official notification that effective February 17 at 11:59 p.m. the BLDHD mask order will expire. 

Beginning Friday, February 18, TCAPS will strongly recommend, but not require, masks be worn in all TCAPS facilities. Please note, due to federal regulations, masks will continue to be required for all TCAPS transportation under a separate mandate. Currently, the federal transportation mandate is set to expire on March 18. 

Moving forward, masks will remain available at all buildings, including disposable and KN-95. TCAPS will continue to follow guidance provided by our local health department and will provide further updates regarding COVID-19 to all families and staff should additional measures be directed. 

January 11, 2022

 

TCAPS Families & Staff,

With the goal to return all students back to face-to-face learning, the TCAPS Board of Education voted 7-0 to reinstate the previous universal masking policy effective Wednesday, January 12, 2022. TCAPS policy applies to Pre Kindergarten - 12th grade while indoors at all TCAPS buildings. The Board's universal masking policy will automatically end upon the expiration of the current Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department masking policy. This alignment provides cross-district consistency for our students, staff, and families. TCAPS will continue to work with the Grand Traverse County Health Department for all other COVID-19 guidance including contact tracing and recommendations for quarantine and isolation. 

The Board of Education also voted 7-0 to continue virtual learning for all secondary students grades 6-12 for the remainder of this week. All students are expected to return to face-to-face instruction on Tuesday, January 18. 

Please note, students are not in session on Monday, January 17 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and are encouraged to participate in an act of service. Volunteer opportunities and local events are posted here

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) COVID-19 guidance has been updated to reflect the recent CDC updates and include: 

Students & staff who test positive for COVID-19 and/or display symptoms should isolate regardless of vaccination status: 

  • If positive with no symptoms, monitor for symptoms from day of exposure through day 10 of isolation; and 
  • Isolate at home for 5 days (day “0” is day symptoms begin or day test was taken for students, teachers & staff who do not have symptoms); and 
  • If symptoms have improved or you continue to have no symptoms, return to school, while wearing a mask for days 6 -10; or 
  • Stay home for 10 days if unable/unwilling to wear a mask. 

Close contacts of a COVID-19 case do not need to quarantine at home if they: 

  • Had confirmed COVID-19 within the last 90 days; and/or
  • Are up to date on all recommended COVID-19 vaccines for which they are eligible  
  • These contacts should still monitor their symptoms and “Mask to Stay” for 10 days from the date of last exposure.  

Close contacts of a COVID-19 case who do not meet the criteria above need to: 

  • Home quarantine for days 1-5, if feasible test on day 5, AND “Mask to Stay” for days 6-10; or 
  •  “Test to Stay” for days 1-6 AND “Mask to Stay” for days 1-10; or 
  • Home quarantine for days 1-10 if unable/unwilling to mask 
  • Students, teachers & staff should monitor for symptoms throughout the quarantine period (days 1 through 10). Day “0” is day of last close contact with any COVID-19 positive student, teacher or staff.  If symptoms develop, get tested.  

Symptom Monitoring for days 0-10 following exposure:

  • Watch for symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or other COVID-19 symptoms.
  • If symptoms develop, get tested immediately and isolate until receiving test results. If test is positive, then follow isolation recommendations.
  • If symptoms do not develop, get tested at least five days after last exposed.
  • If possible, stay away from others in the home, especially people who are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.
  • For the full 10 days after last exposure, avoid people who are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease, and nursing homes and other high-risk settings

Test to Stay: 

  • Test every other day for 6 days following the exposure and consistent and correct use of a well-fitted mask.

As with all illnesses, if you have a fever, stay home until you are fever free for a period of 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.

January 1, 2022

Dear TCAPS Families,

I hope this message finds your family well rested and ready for a great new year ahead. This message serves as a reminder that effective January 1, 2022 the TCAPS universal masking directive ends. The TCAPS Board of Education highly recommends wearing masks regardless of vaccination status. Please note masking remains a federal requirement while on school buses and also for the staff and students in Head Start programs. 

If you have additional questions beyond what is noted, please contact your building principal for assistance. 

  • All TCAPS building and classroom signage will “highly recommend” individuals wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. 
  • Masks remain a federal requirement for all individuals on all school buses and Head Start programming.
  • KN95 and paper masks will continue to be available for all students, staff and visitors who choose to wear them. 
  • All cleaning and safety protocols will continue, including hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes in classrooms, and the use of Clorox 360 machines.
  • The District will continue with the COVID-19 notification and daily reporting processes in conjunction with the Grand Traverse County Health Department.
  • The District will continue with daily monitoring of student attendance rates, staff attendance including substitute fill rates, and COVID data.
  • The Superintendent will continue regular communication with the Board of Education. 

For families who have concerns about the change in masking and wish to consider virtual learning, please note TCAPS will share an email on Wednesday, January 5 with complete information about TCAPS virtual options for the second semester and the process for enrollment. Second semester begins January 24. Virtual options include UpNorth Virtual LIVE or On Demand for elementary students (K-5) or UpNorth Virtual On Demand for secondary students (6-12).  

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate the ongoing challenges that coincide with teaching and learning during this unprecedented experience. Wishing you all a healthy and positive new year ahead. 

Sincerely,

John VanWagoner II, PhD
Superintendent

Building New Cases Cumulative Cases Date last Notified by Health Dept.*
Blair          0                   5 04/28/21
Central Grade          0                   4 02/12/21
Central High          0                  78 08/19/21
Cherry Knoll          0                   6 04/15/21
Courtade          0                   7 04/21/21
East Middle          1                   31 09/14/21
Eastern          0                   8 09/10/21
Long Lake          0                   8 06/01/21
Silver Lake          0                   9 06/02/21
Support Buildings          0                   6 05/14/21
TCAPS Montessori          0                   7 05/05/21
TC High          0                   5 09/14/21
Traverse Heights          0                   6 07/19/21
West Middle          0                   27 09/13/21
West Senior          0                   66 09/13/21
Westwoods          0                   5 09/13/21
Willow Hill          0                   4 05/12/21
       
       
TCAPS District  1                   284**  

chart last updated (09/14/21)
* This column represents the last date the school received notification from the health department of a new school-associated case. Per
PDF DocumentMDHHS Emergency Order Under MCL 333.2253, a school-associated case is defined as a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case among students, teachers, school staff members, or any other person who was present on school property or at a school function under circumstances that may result in the transmission or contraction of COVID-19 during their infectious period. ** New cases are added to the cumulative column on the same day they are posted. Some cases of COVID-19 may have been recorded more than once due to the case being related to multiple buildings.

Google DocCOVID-19 Close Contact & Quarantine Information & FAQs

External LinkTBAISD COVID-19 Case Reporting & Information

MDHHS School Outbreak Reporting

In its September 14, 2020 press release, the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) announced it will begin reporting outbreak information by school building. Data will be collected from 45 local health departments across the state weekly. An outbreak is defined as two or more cases with a link by place and time indicating a shared exposure outside of a household. 

The information will be posted on External LinkMichigan's Coronavirus website each Monday at 3 p.m., and will include K-12, college and university school name, address, number of cases and if the cases involved staff, students or both. Students or staff exposed to COVID-19 outside the school building and are not thought to have spread the virus in the school due to quarantine or self-isolation are not included in the data. PDF DocumentView full MDHHS press release.