During lunchtime, the cafeteria looks different as students are spaced out from one another and partitions are placed between each seat. Yet, each table is brightened with wipeable vinyl that offers fun images and quotes. Walls and tables have new panels installed that turn porous finishes into easier-to-disinfect surfaces.
When the day nears an end and students depart the school building, cleaning staff begin their end-of-day discinfecting routine. To keep parents, teachers and visitors informed, cleaning schedules and procedures are posted near the office and lobby area.
Knowing things often change at a moment’s notice, especially during a pandemic, school digital signs are a necessity. Digital signs and kiosks double as an all-knowing staff member, helping to keep caregivers, students and staff informed of the most up-to-date information, while complementing online communications. An LED monument sign near the main entrance and exit relay important reminders during drop off and pick up.
Even during uncertain times, schools help provide structure and a sense of routine. While there is nothing routine about what teachers, staff, students and parents are facing this school year, we can still work to provide an enriching environment for learning while keeping safety a top priority.