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SCS COVID Response Plan

SCHOOL OPENING AND POTENTIAL CLOSURES

VPK Students will begin the 2020-2021 school year on August 18 and K-8th Grade Students will begin the 2020-2021 school year on August 19.  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

We have continued to monitor the recommendations of the CDC as well as educational best practices when it comes to masks for the school year.  Our mask policy will be as follows:

1. Staff will wear clear face shields during interactions with students.  As long as students are present in the classroom, teachers must wear their clear, protective face shields.
2. Students will be required to wear masks when moving about in the hallways or changing classrooms.  This includes middle school transitions as well as all grade levels moving to their special classes.

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.  There are Adult and Child sizes.  Please select carefully.  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

Dropoff/Pickup procedures – *subject to change at any time.
Every person entering the school campus must wear a face covering and undergo temperature screening.  This includes morning drop-off.  Parents are welcome to continue walking their children into the building on the condition that parents are masked and undergo temperature screening upon entry.

Students being dropped off through morning car line must be temperature screened before exiting their vehicle.  If a student registers a fever of greater than 100 degrees, he/she must remain in the vehicle while the temperature is rechecked.  If, after three attempts, the fever continues to register greater than 100 degrees, the student must remain in the car and stay home until he/she is fever free for 24 hours without the aid of medication.

Car Line
Afternoon dismissal will look different this year than in the past.  Students will be dismissed directly from their classrooms via walkie-talkie announcements.  Middle school students will be picked up by the Fellowship Hall, and elementary students will be picked up in front of the bell tower.  Elementary students with siblings in middle school will be dismissed at the time of their older siblings and will be picked up they the Fellowship Hall.

1. Fellowship Hall pickup-enter and exit through the first parking lot entry
a. Middle school studnets
b. Siblings of middle school students

2. Bell tower pickup-enter by the far parking lot entry and exit through the first parking lot entry
a. Elementary students only

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.