Reopening Plan 2020-21

Updated Sept. 2, 2020

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The FSDB 2020-21 Reopening Plan will continue to change throughout the coming weeks as additional guidance is gleaned from various entities, which is grounded primarily in the public health science and data provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Florida Department of Health (FDOH). Both agencies are supplying the regulatory framework when it comes to hygiene, social distancing, and other public health considerations.


Actions outlined in this plan are categorized by two key objectives:

  • Reopen campus and statewide programs in a safe, responsible and healthy manner.

  • Align and manage resources to meet the evolving needs of reopening FSDB.


Efforts aligned to these objectives will be implemented in relation to the ever-changing situation and conditions of the pandemic, which may require quick execution of mitigation procedures. The plan maintains focus on the school’s mission to ensure academic instruction and related programs and services for students while safeguarding their continued progression.


FSDB is fully committed to keeping students, parents/legal guardians, staff members and community engaged, involved, safe and informed. Periodic updates along with resource links and frequently asked questions will be posted to our Reopening Plan 2020-21 webpage and shared via multiple channels with key stakeholders.


Reopen Campus and Statewide Programs in a Safe, Responsible and Healthy Manner

FSDB is committed to supporting learning environments that protect student and staff health and safety. To do this, FSDB will continue partnering with FDOH, FDOE, and the state of Florida and will communicate any changing requirements for reopening our school as soon as possible. The latest guidance from the FDOE is outlined in Executive Order 20-149, which states “all brick and mortar schools are open at least five days per week for all students subject to advice and orders of the FDOH, local departments of health and subsequent executive orders.”

Social Distancing

Face Coverings

Personal Hygiene

Cleaning and Disinfecting

Health Monitoring

Temperature Screening

Contact Tracing and Testing

Visitors, Volunteers and Tours


Align and Manage Resources to Meet Evolving Needs of Reopening FSDB

Instructional Services

FSDB will continue to provide the full array of services that are required by law, including what families and students have come to expect. At the start of the 2020-21 school year, FSDB will provide in-person instruction five-days a week on the FSDB campus as well as an innovative learning environment (ILE) option (detailed below) for families who do not yet feel safe to have their child(ren) participate in learning on campus. Both models will provide specialized instruction for all students (ELC –12th grade), including services for low-income families, students of migrant workers, students who are homeless, students in foster care and students who are English Language Learners. Robust progress monitoring and tiered support will be provided to all students.


FSDB administrators understand that there is a need to plan for not only re-opening the school campus for the academic and social emotional needs of enrolled students, but to also provide a model that would enable students to learn from their homes during the first quarter until they and their parents/guardians feel it is safe to return to the campus.


Enrolled FSDB students attending classes on campus or through the ILE model will follow each school’s bell schedule starting their school day at 8 a.m. and finishing their school day at 3:30 p.m. (Monday–Thursday) with an early release at 2:05 p.m. on Fridays, unless the school calendar notes otherwise.

  • Start of the 2020-21 school year – Monday, Aug. 31, 2020

  • Senior commencement and awards ceremonies – Friday, June 4, 2021

  • Last day of the 2020-21 school year –Thursday, June 10, 2021

FSDB will use a modified school calendar incorporating 175 student days. In compliance with Florida Statute 1001.42(12)(a), FSDB exceeds the prescribed instructional minutes and hours for all grade levels.


Students in the brick and mortar model will attend in-person for the full grading period; parent/guardian requests to move their child from brick and mortar to the ILE model should be directed to the student’s school principal. These requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. FSDB is prepared to transition all students to the ILE model should the closure of the campus become necessary due to the pandemic. Should the campus close at any time during the school year, the ILE model will commence for all enrolled students. For more information, refer to the school’s Instructional Continuity Plan (March 2020).


Career and Technical Education

Classroom Preparation

Classroom Sizes and Class Schedules

Dance and Music Activities

English Language Learners

Extended School Closure

Family Contact Information

Individual Education Plans

Innovative Learning Environment


Off-Campus Activities and Travel

Physical Education and Athletics

Progress Monitoring for All Students


Shared Materials and Supplies



Allied Health and Related Services

Appointments and Check In

Face Coverings and Temperature Screening

Health Care Protocols

Acute Care Clinic

Treatment Area

Transition Care Unit


Additional Health Care Services

Occupational and Physical Therapy

Speech and Audiology

Mental Health

Food Services

Boarding and Recreation Programs

Dormitory Rooms

Common Areas

Student Education

Acute Care Clinic

Campus and Off Campus Travel


Transportation Services

Outreach and Parent Services

Annual Information Update and Family Open House

Tours for Prospective Families

Parent Services & Outreach Events

School Safety

Key Dates for Parents/Guardians

  • July 14 – Welcome letter from Dr. Jeanne Glidden Prickett; request for Annual Information Update/registration process via Skyward and release of initial 2020-21 FSDB Reopening Plan

  • July 17 – Paper-based Annual Information Update packets mailed to families’ homes

  • July 24 – Release of updated 2020-21 FSDB Reopening Plan

  • July 31 – Release of updated 2020-21 FSDB Reopening Plan

  • Aug. 3 – Deadline to submit annual information update and forms

  • Aug. 30 – Family Open House

  • Aug. 31 – First day of 2020-21 school year


Appendix A

FSDB Health Care Center COVID-19 Protocol for Students

The FSDB Health Care Center (HCC) will evaluate and treat enrolled student referrals based on COVID-19 symptoms and in accordance with established CDC and FDOH protocols.

  • Students who present with a fever (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher) or exhibit symptoms that may indicate COVID-19 (e.g., chills, congestion or runny nose, cough, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, loss of taste or smell, muscle or body aches, nausea or vomiting, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat). 

  • Students who are in close contact or lives with someone who is presumed positive or has received a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. 

  • Students who are in contact with someone who presents with COVID-19 symptoms but has no diagnosis.

Steps for intake, treatment and follow up

  1. Conduct intake evaluation and test for strep throat.

  2. Contact parents/guardians – inform them that their child is being evaluated for symptoms related to various illnesses; updates will be provided on test result(s) and length of stay. 

  3. Review strep test results.

    • If negative, conduct test for flu (see step 4).

    • If positive, admit student to TCU, provide treatment per HCC standing orders and contact parents/guardians for student pick up/transport home within 23 hours.

    • Evaluate student eligibility for return to school. Student must be fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.  

  4. ​Review flu test results, if applicable.​

    • If negative, evaluate symptoms and test for COVID-19 (see step 5).   

    • If positive, admit student to TCU, provide treatment per HCC standing orders and contact parents/guardians for student pick up/transport home within 23 hours.  

    • Evaluate eligibility for return to school. Student must be symptom- and fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication and have a release to return to school form from student’s primary care physician.  

  5. Initiate COVID-19 contact tracing processes in accordance with FSDB protocol managed by the administrator of Allied Health and Related Services.

    • Evaluate exposure based on contact tracing and symptoms exhibited. If necessary, contact parents/guardians for student pick up/transport home within 23 hours. Inform parents/guardians of COVID-19 test results.  

    • Evaluate eligibility for return to school. Student must be symptom-free for 10 days and fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication and have a release to return to school form from student’s primary care physician.


For more information, contact Dr. Stanley Gustetic, administrator of Allied Health and Related Services, via email at gustetics@fsdbk12.orgor call 904-827-2535


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