School Health & Safety
Policies & Procedures
Updated August 28th, 2021
Valley Inquiry Charter School continues to monitor the guidance and rules as set forth by the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Governor's Office, Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Oregon Health Authority, Marion County Health Department, and Salem-Keizer Public Schools District. We are committed to doing our part to maximize in-person instruction while keeping students, families, and staff members as safe as possible. Please note: With the increase in COVID cases and the Delta variant, changes to our policies and procedures can happen quickly and suddenly.
The following policies and procedures are currently in place and exist as mechanisms to mitigate and curb the spread of COVID-19 within our school community. These policies and procedures exist to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while still allowing for all students to have full access to in-person education, full-time.
Face coverings are required indoors for all
staff and students
Sanitizing common surfaces multiple times a day
Three (3) feet of social distancing between all students in the classroom
Scheduled restroom and hand-washing breaks throughout the school day
No visitors or volunteers allowed in the building until further notice
Medical Grade HEPA filters
in all learning spaces to increase air quality
vaccine required for all
staff and volunteers
Meals/snacks consumed outdoors whenever possible
Healthy & Safe Schools Plan
In accordance with the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Valley Inquiry follows an approved Healthy and Safe Schools Plan to monitor for lead, asbestos, radon, pest management, carbon monoxide, etc. This plan and results are available here. Additionally, Valley Inquiry Charter School aligns with Salem-Keizer Public Schools in its adoption of Students Rights & Responsibilities.