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COVID-19 Plan

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What safety measures have been put in place to protect my child?

A: The following improvements have been made to the environment:

  • Temperature scanner at entrance of school
  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout the hallways
  • Water fountains replaced with water bottle filling stations
  • Air filtration system added to the AC units
  • Automated systems in the bathrooms (toilets, faucets, soap dispensers)
  • Masks provided for all
  • Night time daily cleaning service
  • Visitors limited & screened

Q: Does my child need to wear a mask all day?

A:  A mask will be worn when appropriate distancing cannot be maintained.

Q: Are the masks provided by the school reusable? When can I expect it sent home?

A: Yes, they are reusable. They will be sent home daily. You can wash it as often as you choose.  If an additional permanent one is wanted or needed, it can be purchased from the office for $5.

Q: Will there be a mid-year enrollment opportunity?

A: No, because the scholarship agreements are handled before the start of the year, we unfortunately are not able to accommodate mid-year requests.

Q: What will classroom sizes be?

A: Class sizes are 16-20.

Q: How is “social distancing” being handled in the classroom?

A: Distancing will be provided in the following ways:

  • Children will be kept in their own classroom or with their own grade for most of the day
  • Only one class will go out to recess at a time
  •  Desks will be distanced as much as the classroom allows
  •  Every child will have their own clear, portable desk shield that will stay at their desk & go with them to other classes (i.e. art);
  • As much as possible, unnecessary “clutter” has been removed to allow distancing (i.e. - lofts in K classes, extra shelving, etc).
  • Classes will be given opportunities to learn or eat outside

Q: What are the procedures if my child is sick (not COVID)? A: Follow the sick guidelines as referenced in the Parent Handbook, page 30 (we will also give these guidelines to you if your child leaves school sick). Mayo Clinic also lists why children are unlikely to contract COVID on page 31 (the Parent Handbook can be found on our website under the Academics - Resources tab).

Revision: If one student tests positive for COVID in a class, the parents will be notified, and the classroom will shift to remote learning for 10 days. For students to return, they need to be symptom free for 3 days.

Q: When does the “10 days out” start?

A:10 days starts at the beginning of symptoms - with the last 3 being no more symptoms.

Q: What are the procedures if my child is sick (not COVID)?

A: Follow the sick guidelines as referenced in the Parent Handbook, page 30 (we will also give these guidelines to you if your child leaves school sick). Mayo Clinic also lists why children are unlikely to contract COVID on page 31 (the Parent Handbook can be found on our website under the Academics – For Parents tab).

Q: Are virtual classes offered at all?

A: Distance Learning is offered to families per 9-week period. Parent communication will go out via email on how to register. School-wide distance learning will be enforced if the governing authorities mandate school closure.