COVID-19

The health and well-being of our school community is our highest priority and we are actively monitoring the latest information regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

This summer, 100% of our teachers engaged in meaningful professional development to ensure we provide an authentic and robust learning experience for all children whether they choose to learn in person, when we are able to return to campus, or to learn remotely.  We have also developed a comprehensive Return to Campus Plan which adheres to or exceeds all state and county guidelines.

Per state and county requirements, we opened the year with remote learning. We have applied for a waiver so we can provide in-person learning for Kindergarten through Sixth Grade.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION AND PROTOCOLS

Health Screening, Hygiene, Physical Distancing

  • All students complete a symptom health screen at home.  If they have any symptoms, they must stay home and may participate in remote learning.

  • Upon arrival, all students’ temperatures are checked before they leave the car.

  • All students must wear a cloth mask covering their nose and mouth throughout the day.

  • Upon arrival, all students must wash their hands. Students will wash their hands every two hours, before and after snack/lunch.

  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the campus.

  • If a student becomes ill during the day, they will be isolated in a designated room; a staff member will attend to the student wearing proper PPE; a parent must pick up the student immediately and seek medical advice.  The family must report medical findings to Tanya Bruno, Director of Operations.

  • Classrooms and outdoor spaces are organized to support six-foot physical distancing.

Cohorts

  • Cohorts allow us to organize students to ensure there is at least six feet between students when in a classroom.  

  • The cohorts also support efficient and expedient contact tracing or going into quarantine if necessary.  

CAMPUS ORGANIZATION AND PROTOCOLS

Drop-off and Pick-up

  • Arrival and departure times will be staggered to avoid students mingling close together

  • Parents may not exit cars 

 Entrance, Egress, and Movement Within the School

  • All classrooms are accessed from outside; we have no hallways.

  • Upon arrival, students will wash their hands at either the outdoor sinks or the sink in their classroom.

  • Directional signage is posted.

  • Parents are not allowed on campus

Learning Spaces

  • All cohorts have designated indoor learning space

  • All grades have designated outdoor learning space

Cleaning and Disinfection

  • All high touch surfaces will be disinfected throughout the day

  • Bathrooms disinfected twice a day

  • Classrooms cleaned daily and teachers will clean frequently touched surfaces in classrooms throughout the day.

  • We are working with Prestige Building Maintenance Services for full campus disinfection weekly. 

Staff Development, Wellness, and Testing

  • 100% of teachers participated in professional development to support our remote learning program.

  • 100% of teachers and staff participated in training in disinfection practices and other COVID related protocols

  • Staff are required to complete health screening prior to coming to campus

  • All staff must complete a temperature check upon arrival

  • THS requires surveillance testing for staff.  50% of staff are tested each month.  Details in Return to Campus Plan

Identification and Tracing of Contacts

  • Tanya Bruno is certified as a contact tracer.  She is our liaison with Public Health.