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2020-2021 School Year RESTART PLAN

We would like to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year at Coosa Christian School! WE HAVE MISSED YOU! We as an administration and staff are planning to make this year as safe as possible as our students learn and grow educationally and spiritually. Rest assured that every decision we make is bathed in prayer. We encourage you to support your child and our school with your own prayers as we navigate this unusual school year together in light of COVID-19.

The following is our current plan, but please know this is fluid and will undoubtedly need to be adjusted as new information arises. Please read the following carefully:

  1. Temperature screenings will take place upon arrival before the parent or guardian leaves the premises. Anyone with a temperature above 99.9° will not be allowed to enter the building.

  2. After the temperature check, students will not congregate in the halls, atrium, stairwells, etc., but will go straight to their classroom. In the case of middle or high school students, they will go directly to their first-period class. Interior doors will be kept open during transitions as much as possible to limit frequently touched items on the way to and from classes.

  3. We are creating grade-specific “bubbles” and will limit contact with other grades during the academic portion of the day. For example, the ninth grade will have its own “bubble''. They will stay together as they change classes on a staggered schedule and ninth grade will sit only with other ninth-graders at lunch. Grade nine will eat snacks in their current classroom and a mobile snack cart will visit each room. Social distancing is tough to enforce with children and teenagers for they have missed social interaction and each other. We are hoping by limiting their exposure to only their classmates in their grade-specific “bubble”, we will create some normalcy and interaction, but be wise with it. (PE and Music are nonacademic classes. Distancing will occur when practical.)

  4. If there is a COVID-19 confirmed case or a child with a temperature greater than 99.9° within a specific grade, parents will be notified immediately, without identifying anyone. Parents of exposed students will then have the choice to quarantine their child for 10 days or continue to send them to school as long as they are symptom-free.

  5. If a student or faculty member is out sick, they may not return until they have a note cleared by their physician or 10 days have passed since the onset of symptoms. If the student or faculty member tests positive for Covid-19, they must stay out 10 days and must be fever and symptom-free for 24 hours.

  6. If someone in the student’s household tests positive for Covid-19, the student must be quarantined for 10 days after the onset of symptoms. While quarantined at home, students will be expected to do assignments provided by their teachers.

  7. Elementary classes will have desks wiped down with CDC approved sanitizer at frequent intervals throughout the day, as well as hand sanitizer being used and hands washed with soap and water when possible. Middle and high school classrooms will have desks wiped down with CDC approved sanitizer before and between classes. Hand sanitizer will be used by each student upon entering and leaving a classroom.

  8. In an abundance of caution, there will be no school lunches sold until we feel we can safely do so. Each student will need to bring their own complete lunch daily. We will have a limited snack and drink cart that will go to each grade’s “bubbled” lunch table that will be socially distanced from other grades. Lunches should be sent with a cold pack if needed and warm items in a thermos. This will not be provided at the school.

  9. Water fountains will be closed. Students are to bring a water bottle from home labeled with their name.

  10. Masks will be required while in the hallways, restrooms, between classes, and other times deemed necessary.

  11. No visitors will be allowed on campus throughout the day.

  12. Elementary and preschool students will remain in their classrooms during the afternoon carline and will be called when it’s their time to load.