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COVID-19 Safety Measures at The Christ School

The Christ School has taken many factors into consideration in the development of our COVID-19 safety plan, outlined below. We have conducted research and engaged in conversations with healthcare professionals in order to develop a plan and implement proactive measures that will help ensure a safe on-campus learning environment for our students, faculty, and staff. We have also considered the importance of continuing to use educational practices that provide academic excellence, maintaining the unique characteristics that make TCS so special, and providing our students with a sense of normalcy amidst a trying time.

As the availability of vaccinations increase and our society continues to learn more about the critical items necessary to keep everyone safe, The Christ School has updated our COVID-19 safety plan as we educate our students on campus during the time of coronavirus. 

Before Each School Day

  • All families should take their child’s temperature before leaving school.

  • If a child has symptoms associated with COVID-19, or has a temperature of 100.4 or greater, please do not bring the child to campus.

  • Contact your child’s teachers if he or she is staying home and they will help you get the work needed.

Arriving to Campus

Morning Carpool

  • We request that everyone use the morning carpool line, if possible.

  • TCS staff and student patrols will open the car door and greet your family.

  • Please ensure your child is wearing a face covering when they exit the car or walk onto campus.

Walk-Ups

  • Please walk your child to the front door of the school.

  • Please ensure you and your child are wearing a face covering.

  • Parents will not be allowed to enter the building during carpool.

    Morning REACH is available.

During the School Day
Chapel

  • We will continue to start each day with worship.

Monday: All school chapel on BenQ boards.

Tuesday:

  • TK-2 will be in the sanctuary.
  • 3-5 will have a devotion/Bible time in their classroom.
  • Middle School will meet by houses. A MS student will share a devotion with his/her house.

Wednesday:

  • TK-2 will have a devotion/Bible time in their classroom.
  • 3-5 will be in the sanctuary.
  • Middle School will have Advisory (Small group environment focused on their spiritual growth).

Thursday:

  • TK-2 will have a devotion/Bible time in their classroom.
  • 3-5 will have a devotion/Bible time in their classroom.
  • Middle School will be in the sanctuary.

Friday: A class will lead the all school chapel on the BenQ boards.

  • In the sanctuary, classes will be socially distanced and face coverings will be required.

  • Parents are welcome to join on Tuesday-Thursday in the sanctuary. Please enter through the back doors, sit in the balcony and remember to wear a mask.

In the Classroom

  • Rooms have been reconfigured to allow for more social distancing and clear barriers will be used in some spaces to support social distancing.

  • Classrooms will continue to use large group instruction and small group collaborative learning to promote academic excellence.

  • There are times when face coverings are required in classrooms and times when face coverings are optional based on the activity in the classroom and the ability for the students to be distanced.

PE

  • Lower school attends PE in smaller groups.

  • Social distancing is encouraged and face coverings are not required if a child is actively playing/moving.

Recess/PAWS

  • All students have Recess/PAWS outside every day.

  • Social distancing is encouraged and face coverings are not  required if a child is actively playing/moving.

Lunch

  • Students eat lunch in the lunchroom or other indoor/outdoor spaces.

  • The lunchroom has been reconfigured to allow for more social distancing between classes and grades.

  • Each lower school class has their own space to eat 6 feet apart from other classes.

  • Each middle school grade has their own space to eat 6 feet apart from other grades.

Specials/Electives

  • Students continue to participate in specials and electives.

  • High touch surfaces are cleaned between classes.

Parents/Visitors on Campus

  • Parents and visitors are only allowed past the outer lobby area if they have an appointment with a member of The Christ School’s faculty or administration.

  • Parents and visitors are not allowed to visit areas with students.

Departure from Campus

  • All children must wear face coverings when they leave the classroom until they enter your vehicle.

  • Walk up will continue to take place on the side entrance of the building in the afternoon.

  • Afternoon REACH is available.

    • Students are required to wear face coverings indoors when social distancing is not possible.
    • Social distancing is encouraged when they are outside and face coverings are not required outdoors if a child is actively playing/moving.

    Response to Possible or Confirmed COVID-19 Cases*

    If a student shows symptoms and/or has a temperature of 100.4 or greater during the school day, the student will be isolated and the parents will be called to pick up their child.

    If a student has been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19:

    • The parents will need to inform the appropriate director: Lower School – Michael Noto (mnoto@thechristschool.org), Middle School – TJ Ross (aross@thechristschool.org), The Bridge – Alissa Plaisance (aplaisance@thechristschool.org).
    • The student will need to stay home and may return to school after 14 days from last contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, if symptoms do not develop.
    • The student will be able to participate in Flex Learning.

    If a student has tested positive for COVID-19 but does not have symptoms:

    • The parents will need to inform the appropriate director: Lower School – Michael Noto (mnoto@thechristschool.org), Middle School – TJ Ross (aross@thechristschool.org), The Bridge – Alissa Plaisance (aplaisance@thechristschool.org).
    • The student may return after 10 days from a positive test if no symptoms develop.
    • The student will be able to participate in Flex Learning.

    If a student has tested positive for COVID-19 and does have symptoms:

    • The parents will need to inform the appropriate director: Lower School – Michael Noto (mnoto@thechristschool.org), Middle School – TJ Ross (aross@thechristschool.org), The Bridge – Alissa Plaisance (aplaisance@thechristschool.org).
    • The student may return after:
      • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND
      • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication AND
      • Symptoms have improved
    • The student will be able to participate in Flex Learning if they are able.

    If a family wishes to have their child return earlier, they are welcome to have their child tested for COVID-19 and show two negative test results at least 24 hours apart.

    *TCS Employees will follow the same protocol.

    Flex Learning for students with possible or confirmed COVID-19 Cases:

    The Flex Learning is live whole group instruction of academic content (via Zoom). Lower school students will join their classmates and teacher for the morning meetings, ELA, math, science, social studies, and have the option of joining for specials. Middle school students will participate in all of their core academic subjects and have the option to join in their elective and wheel classes. Each child will receive a weekly Flex Learning Kit that will provide the student with the primary resources needed. 

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