We look forward to welcoming your child back on campus for the 2020-2021 school year!
Currently the state is open and schools have the ability to return to full operations. Many large districts are planning on a combination of learning modalities that include online learning, modified schedules to reduce the number of children on campus, and regular instruction. Our class sizes are already about half that of public schools, and so we see no need to modify a schedule to allow fewer people on campus at a time. Therefore, we plan to return all students to our normal calendar and schedule beginning on July 22nd as previously published.
Parents should plan on a longer drop-off time. A simple health screen, including temperature checks, will happen daily. If children don't meet all the criteria for health to attend school, they will need to stay home until approved for return. There will be frequent hand and desk sanitation and student desks will be placed further away. As of now, mask wearing will be option for the majority of the day but on occasion all students will be required to wear a mask. This would be in the event that teachers plan on close contact activities. More details will be sent later about mask wearing.
Due to stringent health requirements for school admittance, we understand that attendance may become an issue for students, especially those who catch every little bug that goes around. Our plans for the first semester will accommodate families who wish to continue remote learning, as well as the occasional sick child. In the case that your child is unable to attend, we will ask that you move to the remote plan for the duration of their time at home. If they are well enough to participate in school instruction, they will be marked as "present." A new attendance policy will be a part of the COVID-19 Response Plan and will supersede our school handbook until further notice.
1. You will receive a COVID-19 Response Plan that you will be required to read, sign, and adhere to before your child attends school.
2. Back to School Night is scheduled for July 20th. I strongly encourage everyone to attend. More details will follow but please mark you calendar. This will be the night you bring school supplies and sign our COVID-19 Response Plan.
3. Gradelink registration is something that must happen each year. If you are in need of assistance with re-enrolling, please contact the front office.
4. Fill out scholarship applications. The application deadlines are coming and going and some families have already received funding for next school year. It is crucial that your family apply with every organization. The only people who should not apply are those who don't want scholarships (that means you are happy to pay the full tuition), are on ESA, or have completed and accepted AAA scholarships.
We are in need of lunch and sanitation volunteers. Please call the Front Office if you are able to help. This would be a great way to earn PPP.
We are accepting donations of masks, latex and latex free gloves, Lysol, and hand sanitizer.