WHAT DID the Fall opening look like?

RE-ENTRY PLAN (Click for pDF VERSION)


There was  a great deal of uncertainty with the COVID crisis. Families were anxious about school, yet we opened and it has gone wonderfully well - despite the incredible obstacles. 



When did you open?

We opened on August 24 for 1st through 12th   and August 25th for kindergarten.


So you are physically open with a  long distance learning option?

Yes. Families a choice: in-school learning with social distancing or at-home learning with a live feed into the classroom.  It has worked well


How do you 'social distance' in a school?

With lots of planning and a measuring tape!  This is a unique problem because schools are designed to be space efficient. 

  • So have  six foot spacing between students to the greatest extent possible.  This limits the number of students in a classroom under normal operating conditions.
  • We feel that  with our custom plexiglass partitions and face shields, it is working well.
  • Picture 'see-through plexiglass' barriers 4 by 3 feet in between two adjacent desks, which are separated from other desks by six feet.
  • Kindergarten desks have see-through barriers to protect students. (We have a photo of the prototype on the "front page" feed.)

To Keep Everyone Healthy

  • There are plexiglass barriers in the classrooms (some from ceiling/some on the desks)
  • We provide face shields for classroom students. 
  • The policy is mandatory masks when in hallways (students provide).
  • We've banned all  non-students in the building - to cut down on hallway traffic
  • There is an accessible auxiliary school office by Door 3 with a sick room. 
  • In grades 7-12, the teachers move to the students rather than the normal SOP (standard operating procedure) of students in the hallways
  • Health checks... students and teachers will be subject to temperature screenings upon entering.
  • No large groups... We will be limiting student interaction in large groups such as lunch (eat in classroom), chapel (video) and choir. Groups larger than 32-33 use the auditorium to facilitate the distancing requirement. 
  • Suspension of field trips until we can get back to our normal  - and crazy-  field trip schedule. 

What happens if a student comes down with COVID? 

  • That student quarantines and goes on-line for the CDC approved period of time.
  • If there is a class outbreak - the class goes on-line until everyone is completely healthy.

What about DAYCARE?

We are offering a slimmed-down version of daycare for parents who need this service. 











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