What will school look like in the Fall of 2020?
While we are not yet certain as to what the Fall will look like, we will be prepared for whatever comes our way. We are currently planning for each of the following potential scenarios:
- Returning to the school building at full capacity
- Returning to school in a limited capacity with a hybrid remote/in-person instructional model
- Returning to a remote-learning model
It is also important to recognize that one model of instruction will likely need to be fluid alongside another, and we are preparing for that as well. With each scenario comes unique needs and preparations, which we are anticipating. Below are the three major areas of consideration and the modifications/accommodations being contemplated:
1. Academics and instruction
- 360 degree cameras/microphones in classrooms to allow for live classroom instruction and interaction within a variety of circumstances
- New curricular subscriptions to allow for fluidity in instructional delivery methods and needs
- Creation of flexible schedules dependent on classroom capacity directives (full time vs. alternating days, etc....)
- Additional extended care opportunities to accommodate for any changes to maximum classroom capacity and schedule modifications
- Increased availability of student-use devices
- Increased mobility of specialist and MS teachers in order to limit student travel throughout building
- Increased access to Social Emotional Learning resources to help staff and parents address increased anxiety in our students
2. Building modifications
- Additional classroom spaces created for alternate learning environments
- Mobile teaching carts to allow for limited student movement and increased teacher mobility
- Additional Stop and Drop lanes in North Lot to accommodate for limited guests in the building
3. Health & safety accommodations
(All accommodations mandated by federal, state, and local health authorities will be met and/or exceeded)
- New bathroom/Physical Education dress-down protocols to limit physical contact o Increased sanitizing stations at all high-traffic entry points
- Increased cleaning and sanitization during school days and after hours by both school and janitorial staff
- Revised “stay-home-when-symptomatic” protocol based on new CDC recommendations. Increased access to contactless temperature checks
- Increased access/utilization of PPE
- Physical distancing measures taken for all transitions by students, staff, other essential adults in the building
- Creation of a Health and Wellness Committee, led by a chaired position on the School Commission
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Being a small and flexible school we can pivot, change, update, seamlessly and quickly. Suggestions are listened to, improvements made. Our students learning is our top priority.
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