Calvary Christian School is committed to a safe return to full in-person instruction on August 31, 2020. We have been monitoring the protocols set forth by the governor and have created a plan that is reasonable and appropriate to stay healthy while returning to academic life as close to normal as possible. To facilitate this objective, we have made the following changes to our school site to assist in our safe return to classes:
*Masks will be used for the duration of any activity that requires close
physical proximity or where physical proximity is unavoidable.
*Anyone who wishes to wear a face covering at all times throughout the day
is welcomed and encouraged to do so.
2. Reducing areas of congestion as much as possible-
*Staggered entry and exit times to minimize office congestion
Grades 1 – 4 7:45 – 8:15am School begins at 8:15am
2:15 – 2:45pm School is out at 2:15pm
Grades 5 – 12 8:15 – 8:30am School begins at 8:30am
2:45 – 3:15pm School is out at 2:45pm
*Middle school and high school will not be utilizing the lockers this year due to minimal space in the hallway. Students will have personal space in the classroom for backpacks and lunches.
*Spaced breaks/recess times
3. Disinfecting/cleaning protocols –
*Each classroom will be supplied with hand sanitizer and disinfectant for
staff and students to use throughout the day as needed.
*Standing hand sanitizing stations will be located in the school office, the
School Age Care classroom, and playground entrances for ease of use
when entering/reentering the building.
*Hand sanitizer dispensers will be installed in each of the bathrooms for use
after hand washing.
*Because drinking fountains present a germ transmission issue, we are
installing awater bottle filler on our current drinking fountain for
students to be able to fill their own reusable bottles as needed. We ask that
each student bring one with their name on itevery day.
*Each class will have their own playground equipment, and disinfecting
protocols will be in place for each class for this equipment.
*Frequently used surfaces will be disinfected by staff throughout the day.
*Students must have their own supplies on hand at all times, because the
sharing of materials will not be permitted.
4. Health and hygiene–ANYONE experiencing these symptoms may not enter the facility and must be symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to campus:
**Fever 99 degrees or above **Chills **Cough **Fatigue
**Shortness of breath (unrelated to asthma) **Headache **Sore Throat
**Congestion or runny nose **Muscle or body aches **Nausea or vomiting
*Temperatures will be taken (using a touch-free thermometer) for all
persons who enter the facility at any time.
permitted to enter the facility.
*Proper hand washing will be reviewed and encouraged throughout the day,
especially before and after lunch and after recess/breaks.
5. Social distancing -
*Student seating and desks will be spread out as much as reasonably
possible within each classroom.
*Teachers will implement procedures for submitting homework in a way
that minimizes contact.
*Extra lunch tables will be utilized in order to spread students out as much
as reasonably possible during the lunch break.
**With the exception of siblings, students are NOT PERMITTED to
share lunch items
*As previously stated, high school students will not use lockers this year, but
instead will have a space within their desk area to store backpacks and
*Parents may provide a clear, plexiglass sneeze-guard shield for their child
to use on his/her desk. They are not required and the school will not be