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Health Guidelines and Reopening Plan

(Last Updated 4/5/2021)

2020-2021 School Year

The COVID-19 pandemic is a national crisis that poses a serious health risk for everyone. With this in mind, we will be moving forward with a phased back-to-school plan for the 2020-2021 year. 

All of our schools have now been in a form of hybrid in-person learning throughout March and early April. Our next phase of reopening will include a return to full in-person learning in May for our elementary students. We have been in conversation with our teacher advisory team, our principals, our students and our families, and at our Board of Directors meeting last week, we discussed our return to full in-person learning. 

We will transition some students from the hybrid learning model to full in-person learning on Monday, May 3. This transition to full in-person learning will include our elementary students returning to our schools five days a week. 

 Monday, May 3: PreK-Grade 6 students return to full in-person learning five days a week. 

Monday, May 3: Grades 7-12 remain in hybrid learning. We are still working toward getting our middle school and high school students returning to full in-person learning. We are continuing to monitor recommendations and our capacity at each school.  

We will continue to adhere to our COVID guidelines and CDC mitigation strategies of masking, contact tracing, cleaning protocols and social distancing to the best of our ability. We will be able to accommodate three feet of social distancing in most of our schools. Additionally, all staff who have elected to be vaccinated are fully vaccinated at this point. 

We have created these guidelines to protect the health and wellness of students, staff and visitors when school buildings do begin to re-open. The good news is that we know that we can maximize the safety of our stakeholders during this pandemic by following three easy rules:

Mask On – Masks are required when in our school buildings.

Clean Up – We will keep our school buildings clean to the highest standards and we will encourage all students, staff, parents, guardians and visitors to monitor their own health and to practice excellent self-cleanliness practices, including washing their hands regularly and avoiding touching their own faces

Stay Safe – We will facilitate social distancing in our schools and other buildings and will encourage all students, staff, parents, guardians and visitors to maintain at least 3 feet social distancing from other people as much as possible.

If everyone works hard to follow the “Mask On, Clean Up and Stay Safe” guidelines during this pandemic, we are confident that we will minimize the number of positive COVID-19 cases that result from interactions in our buildings.

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