2022-2023 COVID-19 Management.

2022-2023 Management Plans differ from the 2021-2022 model of Ready Schools Safe Learners (RSSL). Primary differences are in emergency preparedness, reaction policy/procedures, and vaccine policies.

Click here to read ODE’s Communicable Disease Guidance for Schools.

This document (08/2022) provides guidance to school administrators and staff to assist district level and school-level planning. It provides guidance on most aspects of equity, regulations, collaboration, prevention, and exclusion.

School-level assurances are due to ODE before the start of the district’s 22-23 school year or by August 26, whichever is sooner. 
Assurances will include:
  1. A School-Level COVID-19 Management Plan is in place for every public school, public charter school, or program that is not covered by a school plan (including a link to where these plans are available to the public).  
  2. Schools engaged an intentional process to center equity and mental health and well-being in COVID-19 Management Plan. 
  3. Commitment to regularly train school staff in the COVID-19 Management Plan. 
  4. A link to the district’s communicable disease management plan. 
  5. District has an up-to-date emergency operations plan. 
  6. Certifications required for ESSER III funding via the Safe Return plan.
Here is a template and instructions and tools to use to meet these requirements.
Here are the newly released (8/2022) tabletop training tools for schools to use when practicing the plan.
Link to the Smartsheet to submit school assurances.  


Reach out to our team if you have questions or need assistance.


Tanya Frisendahl

Reopening Advisor
Educational Services Team



Overarching Guidance

Click here to read ODE’s Communicable Disease Guidance for Schools. This document (08/2022) provides guidance to school administrators and staff to assist district level and school-level planning. It provides guidance on most aspects of equity, regulations, collaboration, prevention, and exclusion.


Template, Instructions & Tools: 

ODE, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Oregon School Nurses Association (OSNA) co-developed this templateinstructions and tools as a guide to school-level COVID-19 management planning for the 2022-23 school year.

  • NEW tabletop training tools (August 1, 2022) for schools to use when practicing the plan; stay tuned for additional training tools released in the coming weeks. 

Districts, schools, or programs may use a format that best supports planning and alignment locally while ensuring that the plan includes the content laid out in the template’s three sections:  

  1. Clarifying Roles and Responsibilities 
  2. Equity and Mental Health Supports: Preparing a plan which centers equity and mental health supports 
  3. COVID-19 Outbreak Prevention, Response, & Recovery: Implementing mitigation activities, responding to increases in transmission, resuming regular activities, and debriefing actions to improve process

Care & Connection Resources (August 2, 2022). Toolkit to help schools integrate care & connection in their everyday activities.


Reopening Protocols, Procedures, & Templates (tailored to Klamath, Jackson, Josephine counties)


Looking for something else? Visit the 2021-2022 Archive
U.S. Department of Education under the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER II & III) Funds

Click here to view all ODE guidance. 

(templates are on the bottom of the page)


Are your Esser plan activities still current?

If you need to modify/change them, please reach out to Tanya Frisendahl and she will connect you with a team member who can assist.

Click here to review the eligible uses of Esser funds.

SOESD Blueprints

SOESD provides evaluative services in our offices, as well as direct student instructional services in the schools of the districts we serve. Each district we serve submits a blueprint for each of their schools where we may serve students. SOESD’s other direct instructional services for students are outlined in separate SOESD blueprints here.

Other School Plans



Community Christian Academy

The blueprints for all the districts in southern Oregon (and the state) are located on ODE’s web site.


SOESD assists districts with preparing and updating blueprints to Operational Plans with resources available in the Operational Blueprint Templates and Protocols.

What is my school required to report?

Cases tested at the school resulting in a positive COVID-19 diagnosis must report the cases here.

Jackson County School Districts should still be reporting any cases to CovidSchools@jacksoncounty.org   with name, date of birth, onset of symptoms and test date and type of test.  (type of test would be home test,  at school test or Dr or clinic test).

What are the new quarantine/masking guidelines?

After a COVID19 diagnosis, students must home-isolate for days 1-5. The student may return to school but should wear a mask on days 6-10.

This guidance is based on estimated timelines of contagion from the CDC.

Where do I get cleaning & maintenance supplies?

School facilities are the responsibility of the local school district and as such they are responsible for cleaning the buildings. Because this is a local control issue, the state does not have systems in place to provide additional supplies to districts.

Try these options for more information:

  • Oregon School Facilities Management Association. They provide peer to peer information sharing and resources. Districts can get advice from other districts about how to address potential shortages of cleaning supplies.
  • ORPIN. This is the public procurement network that public agencies, including school districts can use. Districts may be able to find cleaning supplies on this network that can help address any potential shortages.
  • Local county emergency managers.
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