To provide a spiritually, physically and healthy
environment that will meet the needs of the staff, students and guests in
accordance with both local and state officials.
We desire to contribute to success while maintaining both a sensitivity
and sensibility to the existence of the COVID-19 virus. This submission has taken into account all
the recent guidelines set forth by the SED and DOH within context of this
We will continue to primarily use the ACE PACE work
along with supplemental work from Alpha and Omega as recommended by the
Learning Center Supervisor. We may also
use additional resources to help strengthen the reading skills of our students
in Pre-K to 2nd grade. At
present our Academy is a self-paced system for each student. Each learning center has a supervisor and in
addition the help of a roving assistant who assists where the greatest need is
that day. The ACE curriculum is portable
and personal for each student. They can
take their work home, do their work at home with opportunity for corrections,
scoring and finals in the event that the Academy could not be open due to an
outbreak of the virus in the community.
We will continue to have all outside doors to the
public locked as in previous years. The
main entrance to the Academy will be left unlocked for convenience but the
inner entrance door is kept locked all day.
We require ID for entrance if the visitor is unknown
to the receiving staff. Students are
never to let anyone in the building even if the student recognizes the guest as
a friend or family. Adult staff are the
only authorized individuals to let guests into the building. All entering guests will be required to have
both ID and a mask. No individual is
allowed apart from prior knowledge of their arrival.
Health and Safety initiatives:
provide an environment that is cleaned during and after each school day.
the appropriate cleaning supplies as provided by the school district and
a cleaning process throughout the day to provide continual cleanliness in
accordance with the submitted guidelines by both SED and DOH.
provide a place of rest for any student or staff who may fall ill during the
room on left as you enter the kindergarten wing.
notification of parents.
assessment of the student’s physical condition.
available log book to begin recording pertinent information.
of health officials if it is believed to be COVID-19.
have the adequate equipment to monitor the health of students and staff.
supplies for daily maintenance
hand sanitizer for each area of instruction and rest rooms
our usual supply of first-aid needs as we have in the past
signs as a clear reminder of personal and corporate responsibilities
day gathering changes:
provide acceptable distance for students as they prepare for the school day to
- All students will have assigned chairs
(socially distanced) that they will be required to sit in once they arrive by
bus or parent. Students will be seated
in the area of their learning center and within the view of their Learning
Center supervisor. This will be only
until the school day officially begins; then staff and students will be
released to their individual desk areas in their particular Learning Center to
begin the school day.
- Students in grades 7-12 will find their
chairs along the walls of the main hallway on the first floor and will be
dismissed to their upstairs learning center by using the east end stairwell to
the second floor.
will no longer be a general opening for the student population each day. All opening activities such as pledges,
prayer, scripture recitation and announcements will take place in and with Learning
Center staff and students at their academic office once they have been
dismissed to their particular Learning Center each day.
will be morning staff meetings in the library on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and
Friday. Time will be in accordance with
the staff manual.
have each learning center adequately planned that allows for acceptable
- There are an adequate amount of student
offices available that will allow for students to socially distance in each of
their Learning Centers.
have limited amount of chairs and tables for the lunch rooms.
- The staff for grades Pre-K – 6th
grade will socially distance their students each lunch period as the 3
double-tabled tables that seat 12 each will now accommodate the 9 students and
3 staff. The 3 tables will remain
providing sufficient room for the total of 9 students and 3 staff to be
- The staff for grades 7-12 will also
socially distance their lunch period as there will be sufficient chairs and
tables for the 8 students and 1 staff.
have limited amount of desks for Bible classes on the second floor.
- The greatest number of staff and students
at any one time would be 9 to 10 students.
There will be 10 desks socially distanced for students and staff to use
during Bible class in the Bible class room on the second floor.
have limited amount of chairs for Chapel according to the predetermined chapel
- The greatest number of staff and students
at any one time would be 9 to 10 students.
There will be 10 chairs socially distanced and marked for student use on
the scheduled chapel days.
provide any additional guidance for staff, students and parents in accordance
with local and state officials as it may be received throughout the school
- All students and staff must have masks to
wear and be used at appropriate and necessary times.
- All guests must have masks to wear and use
at appropriate and necessary times.
- Masks may have to be worn for the entire
school day, but note, there may be times that masks aren’t worn or needed.
- We encourage parents to provide the
necessary sanitizing items needed for their student to be kept in their office
area while they attend the school day. The
supplies would include additional disposable masks, hand sanitizer, and
cleaning wipes for their desk area. This
may include correct size disposable gloves as well.
- Parents need to put in writing their
requests for their child’s health care as they spend the day in school; if that
health care is in addition to the above mentioned items. (There
is a spectrum of response to COVID-19.) We
have established what we believe is a balanced approach and standard to
maintain our Health and Safety initiative.
Our Academy health initiative standard must be kept; but, a parent can
add a personal measure of care for their student. Any parental requests need to be put in
writing and turned in to the Academy office for our records. The parent’s in addition requests will be
communicated to the Learning Center supervisor.
- If a child cannot ever wear a mask or
covering due to health concerns, that has to be determined in advance by both
the parent and their personal physician.
We will have to have a clear understanding as to our role and what
guidelines will need to be kept in mind in light of such a situation. The Academy will need written confirmation
from the family physician stating as such and a plan particular to that student
and those around that student from day to day.
provide guidance to parents in the event their student is ill at home or
becomes ill during the school/work day.
- If your student is ill at home; please
make arrangements to keep them home.
They cannot arrive with a fever, consistent strong cough or runny nose
that is not allergy related. If they
arrive at school with any of the above conditions; they will be immediately
quarantined, parent notified and expectation of immediate pick up in accordance
with the provided emergency contacts on your student application. We will have to be insistent upon an
- Emergency contact information and
assurance that a student can be picked up in a timely manner if the student
falls ill during the day will need to be provided.
- A designated room (see number 2 above for quarantine location) for students or staff
who may fall ill for any reason while waiting to be picked up by parent or
- If a student or family becomes ill
requiring an established quarantine at home; then every effort will be made to
assist the student in the continuation of their at home education until they
are well enough to return following the mandatory time of quarantine.
- We will be in weekly contact with our
parents via email and encourage parents to maintain consistent contact with the
Academy as well. We exist to support the
measures necessary to quell COVID-19 and to protect those within the student
population who may have been exposed to the virus through their time at school.
has no filtration system in this building.
There are no forced air units of any kind that provide either heat or
air conditioning. The air is
free-flowing throughout the building and is exchanged in normal and natural
ways as outside doors are opened and closed and as air moves within a given
area. Heat is provided through a steam
The size of our building and the lack of significant
population aids us at this time with the ability to socially distance, maintain
cleanliness and circulate air in light of high ceilings and large open areas.
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