Will the students be in school?
Our Early Childhood Education program will hold in-person classes starting on Tuesday, August 25th. Our K-8 program will begin with distance learning until the county numbers are determined to be safe enough for the School to apply for a waiver for in-person learning.
Will the students have to wear masks?
Will the school day be the same length?
What is the protocol for letting students on campus?
What happens if a student needs to stay home because they are not feeling well or need to quarantine?
What will be the cleaning schedule to ensure that the campus is as clean as possible?
Will the buses operate given the regulations?
Will there be Friday Flag?
Yes, but it will look very different.
Will there be specialist classes?
How will recess and lunch work?
Will desks be spaced 6 feet apart in the classrooms?
What will happen with the annual overnight field experiences?
Will there be a hot lunch service or will families have to bring their own lunches?
If someone develops symptoms at school that could be COVID-19, what needs to happen?
If a student or teacher tests positive, with or without symptoms, will we need to close a class or an entire school?
What qualifies as a “close contact” with a person who has COVID-19?
Is the process for testing children different from adults?
When should I consider getting a COVID-19 test for myself or my child?
If we choose to do distance learning, will it be similar to last year? Will there be live instruction or will it be comprised of assignments and check ins at the end of the day?
If families choose distance learning, will it be easy to transition back on campus/into class when families are comfortable?
Yes, it should be relatively easy, with few adjustments. It might look similar to a student joining us from another school mid-year. A few things might need to be addressed, but our focus will be to get the student merged back into the day to day.
If families choose to start on campus and rates continue to rise, will students be allowed to transition to distance learning at that time or is there a commitment with either choice (I.e. need to choose an option and commit for a trimester like some public schools)?
How will symptoms/positive cases be handled? Will the whole class need to be tested or self-quarantine before coming back on campus?
This is dependent on many factors having to do with time, proximity and exposure but there are clear instances where the entire class would need to quarantine.
What is the policy for students attending school if a family member tests positive? Will they need to provide a negative test result?
Those students will most likely need to quarantine for 10 days. If they develop symptoms during that time, they would need to quarantine longer. Any student that tested positive would not be able to return until they had a physician's approval. (That does not necessarily mean a negative test.)
For middle school, will larger grades be split into two cohorts or do the classrooms support all in one room following social distance guidelines?
Will middle school students transition to different classrooms or remain in one room and teachers rotate?
Teachers will rotate into the classrooms.