School Begins in August!

We are excited and looking forward to having our students back in the classrooms with us starting in August. Below are a few of the guidelines we will be implementing to help keep our students and faculty safe and healthy. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding the guidelines. Please note, guidelines are subject to change at any time according to state and CDC recommendations. 

CLASSROOMS

  • Social Distancing: Our large classrooms and smaller class sizes enable us to maintain a distance of 3 feet between desks, which would place students 6 feet from each other.
  • Face Coverings are NOT required for children in preschool and kindergarten and are optional for students in Grades 1 and 2.
  • Face Covering are required for students in Grades 3-12 during any times of transition. Students and Staff need to wear a face covering to and from classes. Face coverings may be removed once the student is in the classroom and able to social distance.  Face covering must be worn when outside the classroom, when physical distancing is difficult, but will not be required during recess or physical education. 
  • Hand Hygiene:  Soap and water is available in all classrooms for students to wash their hands. In areas where there is no sink, hand sanitizer will be available. Students and staff will wash their hands first thing in the morning and when coming in from outside. Soap and water will be used as much as possible rather than hand sanitizer.
  • Cohorts: We will keep the same group of students (class) throughout the day or as much as possible to allow for contact tracing should someone be diagnosed with the virus.  Middle School students will stay at their desk in homeroom and teachers will rotate.
  • Training: All of our staff will receive training on the following:  cleaning/disinfecting, what to do if a student becomes ill, and ways to prevent the transmission of germs.  

CLEANING & DISINFECTION

  • Frequently: Staff will clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily and between use as much as possible.
  • Restrooms: Restrooms will be checked to ensure soap and towel dispensers are filled. Signs will be posted to promote proper handwashing. Frequently touched areas will be disinfected regularly. We ask that parents not use school restrooms during this time.

CAMPUS SAFETY

  • Temperature Screening: A non-contact forehead thermometer will be used to take temperatures of all staff and students first thing in the morning as they arrive at school.
  • Screening Questions: Students, staff, parents, visitors will be asked the following questions: Have you traveled off island recently? Do you have a cough, shortness of breath, sore throat? Have you come in close contact with someone who has a laboratory confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the last 14 days? If the answer is yes, students should not come to school.
  • Stay Home if Ill:  Students and staff should stay home when not feeling well. We urge parents to check their child(ren) every morning before bringing them to school. Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or more will not be admitted to campus. Anyone who becomes ill at school will be isolated and sent home.
  • Parents & Visitors:  To help us keep our campus safe, we are limiting nonessential visitors. Those who are permitted must be screened in the office. Payments can be made online or by mail.
  • Student & Staff Restrooms: To help us keep our restrooms clean, we are limiting their use to only students and staff. 
    • A fever is any body temperature elevation over 100.0 °F (37.8 °C). A healthy person's body temperature fluctuates between 97 °F (36.1 °C) and 100 °F (37.8 °C), with the average being 98.6 °F (37 °C).
    • Students with a fever must stay home until fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. If a student is sent home from school with a fever, they will not be allowed to attend school the next day.
    • Students may return to school when fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications (aspirin, Tylenol, NSAIDs). Upon return, they must have a temperature check in order for them to be in school. Parents are advised to wait until the temperature check is cleared before leaving.
    • If the student is found to have a temperature over 100.0 °F (37.8 °C), the student will be isolated and parents will be called to pick the student up.

Fever/Flu Policy:

  • A fever is any body temperature elevation over 100.0 °F (37.8 °C). A healthy person's body temperature fluctuates between 97 °F (36.1 °C) and 100 °F (37.8 °C), with the average being 98.6 °F (37 °C).
  • Students with a fever must stay home until fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. If a student is sent home from school with a fever, they will not be allowed to attend school the next day.
  • Students may return to school when fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications (aspirin, Tylenol, NSAIDs). Upon return, they must have a temperature check in order for them to be in school. Parents are advised to wait until the temperature check is cleared before leaving.
  • If the student is found to have a temperature over 100.0 °F (37.8 °C), the student will be isolated and parents will be called to pick the student up.
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