Reopening General Q&A
When is the first day for students?
The first day of school for students is August 10, 2020. This date will only change if we receive updated guidance with this requirement, but this is not anticipated.
Will social distancing guidelines be observed?
Social distancing will be observed as much as possible. Our classrooms are large enough for students to be separated but still allow for social interaction. This will be something that we discuss and practice heavily at the beginning of the year.
Will BCA have chapel, open house, assemblies, events, etc?
At this time, large events will occur in a virtual setting or in small groups where social distancing can be accomplished. Chapel will be divided into smaller groups and held outdoors when possible.
Will there be any changes to lunch?
Preschool classes will eat lunch in their classrooms. Students will not self-serve or share food or drinks. Each student should bring a water bottle clearly labeled with the student’s name. Water fountains will not be available, but we are working to provide water bottle filling stations.
What precautions will be implemented in regard to cleaning and sanitizing?
Sanitation and cleanliness is always a priority for the school. Frequently touched surfaces (door knobs, light switches, etc) and restrooms will be cleaned continuously throughout the school day. We will also schedule time for hand washing and hand sanitizing throughout the school day. Students will be asked to sanitize their hands each time they leave and enter a new space, as well as sanitize their supplies and work area. Additionally, the church and school continue to partner with an electrostatic cleaning service.
If a student comes to school sick or becomes sick while at school, what will happen?
It is encouraged that you check the temperature of your child at home before departing for school. If a student is ill, please do not bring him or her to school. Every student, staff, parent, and visitor will be screened before entering the school. The screening will include health questions and a temperature check. If any person has a temperature over 100.4, he or she may not enter the facility. If a student becomes ill at school, parents will be notified and the student will be isolated from others until he or she can be picked up. If a student has a temperature over 100.4, the student will be sent home and will need to be fever free for 48 hours without medication before returning to school. We will require a physician’s note before a child is able to return to school. If any employee exhibits a temperature over 100.4, he or she will be directed to leave campus immediately and cannot return until he or she has been fever free for 48 hours. We will require a physician’s note before the employee is able to return to school.
If a student or staff member at the school tests positive for COVID-19, what will happen?
In the event a student or staff member tests positive, we will follow the latest guidance from the ADH. We will be in direct contact with ADH. This could result in a brief closure of the school to provide time for additional cleaning and sanitation.
If a family member of a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, what will happen?
In the event a family member of a student or staff member tests positive, it is crucial that the school be notified immediately. We are required to report this information to the ADH. We will follow the guidance of ADH on how to address specific cases.