COVID -19

Updated 7-29-2020

 

As we continue to monitor the Arizona governor's mandates, we hope that you and your family are staying safe. We are taking advantage of this summer break to prepare for the upcoming school year. We anticipate meeting face to face on August 17 to begin school, but are flexible if this is not to be the case. See the documents below to read about our plan and options.

Continuity of Operations Plan 2020

Emergency Procedures Manual 2020

Memo from AZ Conference of SDA

 

Excerpt from COOP 2020 p. 9-10:

"Please lay out general procedures as well as classroom instructional plans/procedures.

 

  1. K-2 (6 students) class will meet face to face from 8:30 – 3:30 PM. Monday – Friday. Special monitoring will determine if this is a temporary situation or not.

  2. If K-2 needs to quarantine and do distance learning, assignments will be from workbooks, worksheets, Chromebooks, and the learning platform will be SeeSaw and Zoom.
  3. If the K-2 teacher can only be hired part time, then the K-2 class will only meet from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Monday - Friday. Afternoon learning will be from home via distance learning platforms.
  4. Gr. 3-8 will alternate a face-to-face schedule as such:
    • Gr. 3-7 (10 students) will meet on campus Mondays and Wednesdays,
    • Gr. 8 (7 students) will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays,
    • Friday will be all conference meetings and distance learning to include chapel, art, catch up and/or reteaching via Zoom.
    • Gr. 3-8 students learning at home during off day will be doing review work, continuing project learning, or reviewing instructions and directions by teachers’ recorded videos posted in SeeSaw, Google classroom, or Jupiter.
  5. Music schedule to be decided by volunteer. Possible scenarios would be small group instruction for ukulele or bell choir and/or video instruction for music appreciation and knowledge.
  6. Flexibility: Some of our parents are requesting that their children be at school every day. I can accommodate 1-3 students to stay in class every day, but with the understanding that on the alternate day they will need to work mostly independently while I teach the other group.
  7. Some families have requested that due to immune compromised family members they can’t sent their children to school. These children can meet the rest of their class by Zoom for worship and combined subjects for instruction. All other assignments will be accessed through SeeSaw, Google classroom, or Jupiter.
  8. Scenario numbers 5 & 6 will be considered on a case by case basis. Communications with these families will be often and consistent through email, text, family conferencing, Zoom, Jupiter, Google classroom and Remind."

Helpful resources:

AZ Center for Disease Control: Schools

General Recommendations

Schools and childcare facilities should implement protocols for the following:

  • Symptom screening for all individuals entering the establishment (children, staff, and families).
  • Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet between individuals who are not part of the same household, as feasible.
  • Increase hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or increase use of hand sanitizer, containing at least 60% alcohol, if appropriate.
  • Use of cloth face coverings (see information below).
  • Stagger recreational time.
  • Prevent mixing of classrooms.
  • Non-congregate meal and/or snack times.
  • Frequent cleaning and disinfection, especially of high touch surfaces.