Returning to Campus Safely
We believe in-person instruction is the best option for a child’s overall socio-emotional well-being and educational experience. For this reason, we plan to begin in-person classroom instruction for the coming school year in September, with protocols in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Our reopening plan outlined here is based on a “Healthy Only” framework and depends on the partnership we have with our parents. Parents and employees must work together to ensure that only healthy individuals are entering the campus. Students and employees will be asked to remain at home if they display COVID-like symptoms or have been in contact with others who are symptomatic.
To support and enforce this approach, parents will be asked to sign the GCA Special Program Attendance Acknowledgment and Disclosure and the Notice and Release for 2020-2021. As part of this agreement, parents will be asked to check each student’s temperature prior to arriving on campus. Students with documented medical conditions or extended illnesses will have the opportunity to use online instruction.
Key principles of our reopening plan include physical distancing to the greatest extent possible, handwashing and sanitizing, infection prevention, face coverings when distancing is not possible, minimizing classroom/grade level mixing, and spending time outdoors.
We believe the following plan will minimize disruption to our typical classroom routines, supports the socio-emotional health of the whole child, and offers the best delivery of our full instructional Biblical program.