While we are confident that we can meet the requirements of the Department of Public Health we also are closely monitoring the situation in our city, county, state, and nation. We are in conversations with public health officials, infectious disease experts, Superintendents and Heads of Schools both locally and around the country. We are cognizant of the rising number of cases and the growing apprehension for returning to school. That is why we have prepared four different plans for the 2020-2021 school year.
We began the school year on August 17 with all students learning virtually. However, for families that are unable to complete virtual learning at home, we are offering the option to participate in supervised virtual learning from City Academy. While on campus, students will complete their Virtual Learning under the supervision of staff members who will create a structured routine for the day, monitor progress of assignments and ensure adherence to new safety protocols.
Mr. Bill (facilities) has been trained by the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) to support ongoing cleaning efforts in accordance with CDC recommendations. Additionally, Nurse Lucy and Ms. Nikki have completed the Johns Hopkins COVID Tracing Course. New policies and procedures to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff are explained in detail in City Academy’s Reopening Plan.
As the school year begins, we will continue to monitor the health of our region and the needs of our families closely and make adjustments as necessary.