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SCS COVID Response Plan

SCHOOL OPENING AND POTENTIAL CLOSURES

Students will begin the 2020-2021 school year on August 12, 2020.  Summit Christian School exists to provide an excellent, high-quality education rooted and grounded in God’s Word.  We believe that to fulfill our mission, students must be on campus to receive direct instruction from their teachers.  As of the writing of this policy, SCS has no intention of implementing remote or hybrid instruction.  We believe this policy will allow us to fulfill our mission and is in line with the findings and recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

If schools are required to move to remote learning as was the case in the spring of 2020, Summit will be ready and able to move nimbly into this alternative format.


SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Masks

Summit Christian School will open the school year as a “mask-optional” facility for faculty and students. Using their discretion, parents may provide masks for their children, ensuring that the masks are not distracting. For parental convenience, masks with the SCS logo and white or black backgrounds will be sold for $5.00 from the office.

Currently Summit Christian School is selling Masks for $5 each. There are Adult and Child sizes. Please select carefully.
Currently masks are not required in Lee County, Florida. Students will be able to wear masks during the school year at certain times if they want to.

If you and/or anyone in your family would like an SCS mask, click here to fill out the form.
You will be billed to your FACTS Account and you will be contacted when masks are in and available for pick up.

If the State of Florida or Lee County issues a mandatory mask order, SCS will comply.

Social Distancing Measures

Drop-off/Pick-up procedures
> To limit potential exposure from overcrowding, parents will not be allowed to enter the building during carline
> Students will be temperature checked prior to exiting their vehicles. Parents should not leave until their children’s temperature checks have been completed. Any student registering 100 degrees or higher will not be allowed to enter the building.
> VPK4 students should be taken by their parents to the small playground gate. Here the students will have their temperatures taken and parents can sign in their students at the VPK4 playground door.
> Parents needing to enter the building will need to be temperature checked prior to entry. Anyone registering 100 degrees or higher will not be allowed to enter the building. o Students will be dismissed from their classrooms.

Middle School students will be picked up in the roundabout in front of the Sanctuary. Elementary students will be picked up in front of the Summit Christian School bell tower.

Common areas
> Six feet of separation will be required between classes when moving together in hallways/ breeze- ways. I.e., there will be six feet between the last student in kindergarten and the first student in first grade.
> Teachers will wipe down all counter tops and other high touch surfaces at the end of each day. o The school building will be cleaned daily, and a deep sanitization cleaning will occur weekly.

Recess
> Students will be allowed to play together during outdoor recess with touch games such as tag, touch football, and others being limited and/or modified to provide the safest environment feasible.

Lunch
> Students will eat lunch in the lunchroom with appropriate social distancing during the designated lunch period.

 

ABSENCES

If a student misses school due to a COVID related quarantine (i.e., a family member is exposed, travel from a high risk area, etc.) and is not diagnosed with COVID, the student will be expected to keep up with essential assign- ments only through his/her Google Classroom account.

If a student misses school due to contracting COVID, the student will not be expected to keep up with assignments while absent from school. Students will have the number of days missed plus one to make up essential assign- ments only.

Students must present a negative COVID test before returning to the classroom.