Families choosing not to attend in-person days may opt to access learning via remote access. All classrooms are equipped with a camera allowing students to follow along with the day’s activities. Remote access can be utilized for short or long-term absences from in-person learning for health or school-imposed quarantine reasons. If students are unable to attend school for a reason unrelated to health needs or quarantine, they are expected to be absent.
Student arrival will be staggered from 8:05am - 8:30am. Students will be asked to enter the school through their designated entry point based on their school level:
Primary – Rear playground entrance
Intermediate - Side entrance on State Street
Middle School and bus riders – Main school entrance
The online screening assessment must be completed before students enter the building. Students arriving at school without screening information will wait in the wellness center while parents are contacted.
To reduce student mixing, classes will spend all day in cohorts. These cohorts will not mix while indoors, and teachers will change rooms to meet with students. The schedule reduces transitions and is adjusted to accommodate for any delays in transitions caused by hand washing, bathroom breaks, and other distancing procedures.
During dedicated breaks in the school day, students will have recess in one of three dedicated recess spaces to limit the number of students in a play space. Masks will be worn at all times at recess. Recess supervisors will continually monitor for distance, using a whistle to signal “distance checks”. “Contact” games will be restricted: contact basketball, soccer (passing games okay), tag, etc.
Students will be encouraged to engage in games and play that limit close contact, while still encouraging socialization, fun, and creative play.
After returning from recess, students will use hand sanitizer immediately upon entry, then return directly to their classrooms where they will continue with intermittent dismissal to hand wash. Lunch will either take place in the classroom or outdoors. In both instances students will be distanced and asked to refrain from talking while their mask is removed. Students will be expected to wash their hands and/or use sanitizer before and after eating.
At the end of the day, students will be asked to maintain distance and wear masks while gathering materials and then following teachers to the dismissal areas. Students will proceed to pick-up, bus, or independent sign-out areas under the guidance of their teacher and building staff.