School Reopening Plan

2020-2021 School Reopening Plan for Western Academy Charter School
Phase 1 (Begins 8/31, the first day of school for students)
•Distance learning for all of our K-8th grade students accessing instruction through Google Classroom remotely from home.
 
Phase 2 (Initiated once Palm Beach County has moved into Phase 2 of recovery)
•Begin face-to-face instruction/live instruction in school buildings for grades K, 1, 3, 4 and 6
•Distance learning continues for grades 2, 5, 7, and 8
•Parental choice to remain online from home for grades K, 1, 3, 4 and 6
 
Phase 3 (Approximately two weeks after Phase 2 has been implemented)
•Continue face-to-face instruction/live instruction in school buildings for grades K, 1, 3, 4 and 6
•Begin face-to-face instruction/live instruction in school buildings for grades 2, 5, and 7
•Distance learning continues for grade 8
•Parental choice to remain online from home for grades K through 7
 
Phase 4 (Approximately two weeks after Phase 3 has been implemented)
•K to 8th grade receiving face-to-face/live instruction in school buildings
•Parental choice to remain online from home for grades K through 8
The staggered approach to physical reopening is in place to safely and successfully institute protocols and best practices for social distancing and sanitization to minimize the likelihood of COVID-19 cases from occurring in the school buildings.
 
No matter what phase of reopening we are in, safety is, and always will be, a top priority for Western Academy.
 
Throughout the summer, the Administration has been busy creating a plan that includes protocols and procedures for increased safety, sanitation, and social distancing. We have also had to create an Innovative Learning Plan to include distance learning with specific expectations for students and teachers. Please review the attachment below to see the details of this plan.
 
The following school improvements are currently underway as we get ready for the safe return of students to campus:
•Infrared thermometers for daily temperature screenings of staff and students
•Purchase of PPE and face coverings
•Installation of hand sanitizer wall units in hallways and at entrance/exit doors
•Water bottle refill stations. Water fountains will be shut off
•Single line hallway transitions based on mapped out routes
•Floor markings and decals for traffic patterns in hallways and social distancing
•Signage throughout school to remind students and staff of increased hygiene and cleaning practices
•Creation of a separate clinic area for students exhibiting fever or COVID-19 type symptoms
 
Early next week, we will be sending out a technology needs survey for the new school year. Please be on the lookout for this email.
 
We have already set dates to distribute student tech devices, curriculum resources, textbooks, student class schedules, and all prepaid school supply boxes to students before school starts on August 31st.
 
This will be done through curbside pickup outside the front office from 8am-3pm on the following days:
Mon, 8/17 8am-3pm - Last names starting A-C
Tues, 8/18 8am-3pm - Last names starting D-G
Wed, 8/19 8am-3pm - Last names starting H-L
Thurs, 8/20 8am-3pm - Last names starting M-O
Fri, 8/21 8am-3pm - Last names starting P-R
Mon, 8/24 8am-3pm - Last names starting S-Z
 
All teacher teams will be scheduling live virtual Meet & Greets during the week before school starts. Virtual Curriculum Nights for parents/guardians will be held in early September. Please be on the lookout for an email regarding specific dates and times.
 
If you have any questions about our reopening plan or the upcoming school year, we would like to address them at our Virtual Town Hall on Aug. 5th. Please submit any questions byJuly 31st via this google form link: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeb9fMyWpPLgpj8j96MM1wfk9q_QkgoPz0Zt8WJEmRB6SJkRg/viewform?usp=pp_url
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