Safety Precautions

Our Precautions

Since shutdown, our school has been actively working to implement numerous safety precautions for our students and staff to come back in Fall 2020. The following major steps have been taken to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
    • Changes in class sizes: The average class size will be of 12 students per cohort for in-person instruction.
    • Ventilation: In an effort to increase air flow, we are opening windows whenever possible. BC's Back-to-School Plan Isn't Good Enough | The Tyee
    • Cleaning:  Our custodial team will clean all classrooms twice daily, once before the school day and once in the afternoon. In addition, all classroom teachers will be provided with sanitizing wipes to wipe down all surfaces and commonly shared resources on an as-needed basis throughout the school day. 
    • Hand sanitation: All bathrooms will have extra hand-washing soap provided. In addition, we will provide teachers with hand sanitizer for the classroom. 
    • Testing: Beginning October 1 and each month afterwards, there will be mandatory random testing of 10-20% of a school's student and staff population to ensure minimal spread. 
Our Expectations
  • Wearing a Mask: Myths and Facts | University of Maryland Medical SystemFace masks must be worn at all times by staff and students.
  • Face shields will be provided  for students who are unable to wear a mask for medical or developmental reasons on a case by case basis.
  • Our school has a full-time nurse on staff. 
  • Students will be allowed to wash and sanitize their hands throughout the day.

Social Distancing
  • Staff and students will maintain a distance of 6ft at all times when possible.
  • Teachers will train students good distancing habits.
  • Signs will be posted in classroom, hallways and common areas.

Conclusion of Investigation

During Investigation

Post Investigation

A. 1 confirmed case 

Close Classroom

Classroom remains closed for 14 days; students and staff in close contact with positive case self-quarantine for 14 days.

B. At least 2 cases linked together in school, same classroom

Close Classroom

Classroom remains closed for 14 days; students and staff in close contact with positive cases self-quarantine for 14 days

C. At least 2 cases linked together in school, different classrooms

Close school

Classrooms of each case remain closed and quarantined, additional school members are quarantined based on where the exposure was in the school (e.g., the locker room);

D. At least 2 cases linked together by circumstances outside of school (i.e., acquired infection by different setting and source)

Close school

School opens post investigation, classrooms remain closed for 14 days

E. At least 2 cases not linked but exposure confirmed for each one outside of school setting

Close school

School opens post investigation, classrooms remain closed for 14 days

F. Link unable to be determined

Close school

Close school for 14 days

All Health and Safety procedures will be in accordance to the DOE regulations.
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