The following are summary points for three areas of our Reopening Plan. Governor Cuomo has requested that each school highlight these three topics for school staff and families. As always, if you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Scibetta: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our plan for the 2020-2021 school year is to have In-School Learning five days a week. However, we are offering Remote Learning to families who choose to start the school year this way. These families have contacted Mrs. Scibetta directly, concerning their desire to have Remote Learning. Once this is chosen, it will be in place for the entire 1st Marking Period, which ends November 13, 2020. At that time, families may switch their choice, if they desire. Should the need arise, St. Peter’s will provide remote learning for all of our students.
Communication will be given to parents, as soon as possible, should remote learning be put in place. Our teachers are being trained to use Google Classroom. This will be our main source for providing instruction and taking attendance. However, for those families without technology access, teachers will make arrangements to drop off, email, or have parents/guardians pick up work. A plan will be put in place to take daily attendance via text or email. Unlike this past spring, grading will be done while learning remotely. We will not be using the Pass/Fail system for our core subjects: ELA, Math, Social Studies, Science, Spanish (5-8) and Bible Studies. Assignments will be given for Music, PE, and Art that can easily be done at home based on availability of space and equipment and an effort grade will be given once completed. The teacher will communicate with the parent/guardian regarding these specials. Further information on remote learning will be communicated during our Orientation Week which is August 31st-Septmeber 2nd. Teachers will be contacting families to schedule a time to meet that week.
COVID -19 Testing
If a student or staff member is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival, they will be immediately removed from the entry area and taken to the designated isolation room within the school office. At that time, parents/guardians will be contacted for pick-up and the situation documented. Parents/guardians should immediately contact their healthcare provider. The student may return to school only under the conditions outlined in the school’s return to school policy as stated in our Family Handbook. (The Family handbook will be given orientation week prior to the start of school).
The alternate entrance area will be used while the initial area is ventilated and disinfected per CDC guidelines. If a student or staff members shows signs of illness during the course of the day, similar protocol will be followed and all persons who were in the classroom with that person will be relocated until the area is sufficiently sanitized and the space will not be occupied for 24 hours.
Any student or staff member who may have been in contact with a suspected case will be notified of the contact while maintaining confidentiality and providing communication on further developments. Their health should be monitored. School policy for positive results will be followed. (See Family Handbook). State and local health officials will be immediately notified of a confirmed case.
We will refer to the CDC guidance on “Symptoms of Coronavirus” for the most up to date information on symptoms associated with COVID-19.
Should a student or staff member test positive for COVID-19, we will work with the DOH and family members, as needed, to contact trace all who have been in contact with this individual. We will rely on direction given to us by the DOH.