We are so excited to finally open our school next week on Tuesday, September 1! It’s been a blessing to have our Elementary students back on campus this week and to hear their excitement. The CHS/CJHS team has been busy preparing for your return all summer, and I hope this email and video will give you a jump start on what to expect, and how you can prepare for the first day of school.
Here are a few key important things you need to know:
Schedule: Students will follow the C Day Schedule on Tuesday which means they will go to periods 1-4, and will follow the D Day Schedule on Wednesday, which means they will go to periods 5-8. (Please see attached block schedule).
We are a “healthy only campus” which means that if you have any flu-like symptoms, you will need to stay home. This allows us to provide the greatest level of normalcy and safety at CHS/CJHS.
Temperatures: We will take your student’s temperature at 4 different locations. All students grades 7-12 will be checked in their cars before you drop them off. All students grades 7-11 will enter at the guard gate and turn right and will be directed to be screened. All juniors will enter and turn right, and will be directed to the new Junior parking lot to be screened. Seniors will turn left as they pass the guard gate, and will be screened in the Senior lot. (See attached map)
Face Coverings: All staff and students grades 7-12 will need to wear a face-covering while on campus, especially in circumstances when within 6 feet of another person. Students can wear a face mask, face shield, and neck gaiter. Please avoid logos or inappropriate images on face coverings.
Social Distancing will be observed in classrooms, and where it is not possible, plexiglass providers have been put in place. Students will be expected to social distance in lines, in stairwells, during passing periods, and at lunchtime. Markings will be placed on seating areas and where students stand in line to assist with distancing.
New Safety and cleaning protocols have been put in place including the following:
- All classrooms are equipped with “Cleaning Stations” that include disinfectant spray, wipes, and paper towels to be used to clean all high touch areas and surfaces between each class.
Evening janitorial staff will be responsible for cleaning and disinfecting the entire facility and all surfaces using non-toxic, EPA approved list “N” cleaners and foggers.
Students will be required to wash or sanitize their hands as they enter each class.
Students will be provided with individual supplies where possible, so that they will only touch or handle their own learning materials (e.g., textbooks, pens, equipment, etc. )
Procedures in classes have been changed to limit the student to student contact.
We realize that some of these changes bring challenges, but are committed to following our Safe Re-Opening Plan here at CHS/CJHS to safely bring our students back on campus. Mr. Conover and I will be hosting a virtual parent meeting on Thursday, August 27 at 5:00 PM and all parents are welcome. The purpose of this meet is to share this plan with you and address any questions you may have to help you feel at ease and prepared for the first day of school back on campus. Below is the link for the Google Meet on Thursday 8/27/20 @ 5:00 PM. If this time does not work for you, please feel free to respond to this email with your questions.
Meeting Link: meet.google.com/yrc-bucv-ebq
Please take a few minutes to view this video with your student, as you prepare for Tuesday.