Plan for Reopening Summit Classical School 2020-2021 | Summit Classical School

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Plan for Reopening Summit Classical School 2020-2021

All plans are subject to change due to the fluidity of the current health crisis.

Summit Classical School building will not be used for anything other than school and Board meetings. 

  • Summit plans to reopen in the fall as a 5-day face-to-face platform with a virtual option.  These plans are subject to change dependent upon Laurens County COVID-19 incidence rates as published by SCDHEC each Tuesday, SCS absentee average numbers are equal to or greater than 20% of total school population including staff and faculty over the course of 5 consecutive school days, and other factors that may arise.
    • Based upon pertinent data, the school principal will inform the Board of Trustees that the learning platforms must be adjusted as is warranted by COVID-19 related issues then inform the school community. 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html 

      • All teachers and staff have walkie talkies. When a student is feeling ill, the teacher will notify the nurse via walkie talkie. The nurse will provide instructions to the teacher regarding how and when to send the child. If the situation is an emergency, the teacher will notify via walkie talkie for the emergency response team to report to his/her classroom. In this case, emergency protocol will supersede standard procedures.
      • If a student or staff member presents with COVID-19 symptoms, he/she will be kept in the health room until he/she has left the school. The room will be cleaned and disinfected prior to resuming use. During the time the health room is occupied by the individual with the suspected COVID-19 case, other staff members will manage calls to the health room.
      • Hallway floors will have 8” circle stickers placed 6’ apart for children to have as visual markers for social distance while waiting in line, waiting during arrival and dismissal, etc.
      • Students will wear masks upon arrival and dismissal, and any other time they are in the hallway.
      • Students will be allowed to begin entering the building at 7:15am.  Students will wear masks upon entering the school building. The teacher/s on arrival/dismissal hall duty will monitor students. As they enter, a staff member will direct each student to a green circle for him or her to sit until 7:30 at which time teachers will escort students to the classroom.
      • Masks will remain on until students enter the classroom 
      • Masks may be removed in the classroom as long as social distancing is possible and/or plexiglass table dividers are in use.
      • Masks will be put back on when social distancing is not possible.
      • Students will remain in the classroom for lunch and related arts. 
      • Students will continue to bring their own lunches.
      • Students’ lunches will not be heated during the day to avoid possible cross contamination. 
      • Water fountains will be turned off. Students may bring a filled water bottle to school each day.
      • The related arts teacher will go into the individual classrooms and will wear a mask.
      • PE may take place outside when weather permits and social distancing will be practiced.
      • All related arts materials will be wiped down with antiviral cleaner prior to the next use.
      • Students will not share personal school supplies.
      • Recess may take place outside as long as social distancing is practiced. 
        • Recess times will be staggered to allow for proper and adequate social distancing.
      • Each student will be issued a school-provided Chromebook with a case.
      • Kindergarten tables will have crisscross plexiglass dividers. 
      • Depending on funding, we would like to add plexiglass sneeze guards to each student desk. However, if funding is not available desks will be arranged at a social distance of 3-6’ depending on classroom space available.
      • Hand sanitizer will be provided and readily available in all classrooms and offices.
      • Students will be coached regarding good handwashing techniques and proper face mask use.
      • No visitors will be allowed beyond the office.
      • Office has a plexiglass divider for guests to communicate with the secretary.
      • 4 office chairs will be set up in a socially distanced area for waiting.
      • No more than 4 visitors in the office at any given time. 
      • Everyone entering the building will be required to wear a mask.  
      • Teachers will wear masks or face shields during small-group and when working with individual students. Otherwise, social distancing will be practiced.
      • Dismissal time is at 2:45. Students donned with masks will be dismissed from individual classrooms as their names are called. At 3:00pm, any remaining students will be escorted into the hallway (wearing masks) and directed to a green circle to sit until their name is called. The teacher/s on dismissal hall duty will monitor students.
    • Synchronous/Distance Learning 

(Note: This plan is subject to change upon updated guidance.)

      • The distance learning plan will be communicated to families via FaceBook, email and our school website.
      • Individual teacher weekly plans will be available on their Message Board page and/or in Google Classroom.
      • Staff have and will continue to be trained in the various learning platforms through virtual training over the summer and in-person professional development, as well as on-going throughout the school year.
      • Families that choose synchronous/distance learning will commit for a quarter at a time.
      • Parents will be required to attend a face-to-face synchronous/distance learning orientation.
      • Training for students and parents will also be available as needed throughout the school year
      • A Truancy/Attendance policy regarding the attendance requirements for synchronous/distance learning will be explained and signed by parents selecting this model.
      • Students have access to their classroom via real-time streaming. Live feeds will also be recorded for students to access at different times.
      • All students will be issued a school chromebook with a case. An electronic use agreement complying with the Children’s Internet Protection Act will be signed when chromebook is issued.
      • All chromebooks will have security software installed.
      • All chromebooks will be prepared with key links upon sign-on to enable students to have easy access to required links for learning.
      • Students that need wifi connectivity will be issued a school hotspot.
      • Summit has established a school Message Board that has a page for each teacher and provides links to all instructional resources. This makes it easy for parents and students to access information and instructional materials, as well as communicate with the teacher.
      • Students will be provided digital lessons and instructional resources via Google Classroom.
      • Hard-to-copy materials will be available for pick-up, delivery or mailed home.
      • Students and families will be expected to check-in with their teacher(s) daily via Google Classroom. 
      • Daily office hours will be scheduled and any questions submitted outside of office hours will receive a response within 24-hours during regular school days.
      • Students will log into Google Classroom for ongoing instruction daily.
      • Students will complete online instructional requirements for English-Language Arts, mathematics, and science and social studies or complete daily instruction through standards-based instructional package.
      • Daily Zoom help sessions will be scheduled at varying times for parents and students to ask questions and receive assistance.  
      • A Support Hotline (8:00 am – 4:00) will be established for students with IEPs and their parents to provide additional support.
      • Student assessments will be administered face-to-face in small groups or via Zoom or Google Hangouts if small groups cannot meet.  Students will be required to take summative assessments while being monitored by a school 
      • Attendance guidelines for synchronous/distance learning:
        • In order to be counted present a student must:
          • Check-in daily using the attendance post provided by the teacher
          • Submit assignments when due
          • Complete viewing attestation sheet for each video posted by the teacher
          • Parent signature for each day affirming the student has actively participated and completed the assignments for the day.
        • If a student is “absent” (the above requirements are not fulfilled):
          • Absence section of the SCS Parent/Student Handbook will be followed: 

Student Absence Excuses

          • Any student in grades K-12 who misses school must present a written statement signed by a parent/guardian or a medical statement from a licensed/certified medical practitioner. If the statement is not turned in within 3 after the student returns, the absence will be recorded as unlawful.
          •  With approval from the principal, students may be absent for a portion of the school day or the entire day for school-sponsored activities such as field trips, academic competitions, athletic events or other extracurricular activities. The school will not count the student absent from class/school in such cases.
          • With approval from the school leader/principal, any tardiness or absence related to a child or youth’s living situation shall be excused (McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act).
          • See SCS Handbook for more information regarding absences and attendance requirements.
          • Truancy laws and regulations will be followed and implemented.

 

  • Notifications and Updates – SCS uses the following modes of communication for notifications and updates:
      • Parents
        • Website
        • Remind App
        • Facebook
        • Email
        • Phone calls
        • Texts
        • Mail
        • School voicemail message
      • Teachers and Staff
        • Remind App
        • Text
        • Phone Calls
        • Email
        • School voicemail message
      • Public
        • Website
        • Facebook
        • Newspaper
        • School voicemail message
      • Homeless Students 
        • Normal protocol will be followed and services will be provided
      • Assessments
        • Student assessments will be administered face-to-face in small groups or via Zoom or Google Hangouts if small groups cannot meet
        • MAP will be administered 3 times per year
        • KRA for Kindergarten
        • CogAt/Iowa Assessment for Gifted and Talented 
        • Imagine Learning
        • Fountas and Pinnell Benchmarks
      • MTSS
        • Teachers will be provided training regarding student identification and the referral process.
        • During Synchronous/Distance Learning the mode of instruction will be considered when developing intervention plans.
      • SEL
        • Teachers have received training concerning Whole Brain Teaching and strategies will be implemented.
        • Students identified in needing additional support will be referred to the proper discipline/s.
      • Curriculum Mapping and Pacing
        • Teachers have attended summer training and all curriculum maps have been completed for ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies.
        • Pacing Guides have been established as well.
        • These are appropriate for all platforms or models of learning.
      • Cleaning
        • High touch and high traffic areas will be cleaned/sanitized throughout the day.
        • Housekeeping comes in every afternoon throughout the week for cleaning and disinfecting.
        • HVAC filters will be at least MERV13 or higher and changed frequently.
        • Prior to the start of school a cleaning service will provide deep cleaning and sanitizing for the entire building. 
      • Digital Resources
        • Eureka Math
        • CKLA-Amplify
        • Imagine Learning
        • Google Classroom
        • Google Hangouts
        • Class DoJo
        • Zearn
      • ADEPT
        • Observations will be conducted face-to-face when possible.
        • Evaluators will receive training if needed to conduct virtual observations.
  • Substitutes:
    • SCS plans to use in-house staff for substitutes and will attempt to keep the use of outside substitutes to a minimum.
    • The school plans to train two regular substitutes regarding SCS’s safety plan, procedures, and protocols.  
    • Substitutes will be required to wear a mask at all times except when eating at which time social distancing will be practiced.

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