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TFA STAYING WELL TOGETHER – 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR

TFA STAYING WELL TOGETHER – 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR (8/17/2020) 

Since research has shown that the transmission of COVID19 and other viruses is predominantly airborne, TFA has added MERV13 air filters to campus air ducts, HEPA filter machines that will run all day, and reversable fans for better ventilation in every classroom. These items are used in hospitals to lessen virus particle exposure from the air.  Additional outdoor sinks for handwashing have also been added in both courtyards. Please click here for more information: Coronavirus Prevention with Air Filters 

STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19  

During this time, The Foundation Academy’s top priority is the safety of our students and staff members. It is important to be able to evolve and respond in real-time to the situations surrounding COVID-19. Our policy is subject to change as we evaluate any situation we encounter. We will remain transparent in our notification process, so you are able to make informed decisions when sending your student to The Foundation Academy. 

Our contact tracing policy regarding a positive test or a suspected positive is the following:  

• Student/Staff member notify us of symptoms and we immediately require isolation and testing and a 14-day quarantine. After a negative test, Student/Staff may return to campus. 

• A positive result or a suspected positive result requires all students/staff members with contact of this student to be tested.  

  • TFA WILL NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OF COVID CASE & CONTACT TRACKING INFORMATION 

• Upon confirmation of positive result, the school goes through a complete sanitation process that involves every surface. This is in addition to our regular sanitation that happens during the day and the deeper cleaning at night.  

Staying Healthy when NOT on the TFA campus-Same as when on TFA campus 

  • Wear a mask. 
  • Face – don’t touch it. 
  • Maintain 6ft apart.  
  • Hands – wash them often. 
  • If you feel sick stay home. 

*Remember to schedule your wellness visit to check for underlying issues. 

Staying Home From School or Being Sent Home From School 

If your student is exhibiting these symptoms at home, do not send them to school.  

If your student is exhibiting these symptoms at school, they will be sent home.  

  • Fever or chills 
  • Dry cough 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Headache 
  • Sore throat 
  • Congestion or runny nose 
  • Loss of taste or smell 
  • Muscle or body aches 
  • Fatigue 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Nausea-Vomiting 

TFA VIRTUAL LEARNING 

Student will be virtually present as if they were physically present at 8am and will attend the entire full day of school and will be virtually dismissed at the same time as the students who walk to school.  

  • Student will take breaks and eat lunch following the on-campus schedule 
  • Student will be completing assignments in real time 
  • Student will follow grade level schedule 
  • Necessary technology that needs to be available at home – laptop, wi-fi access, Microsoft subscription via TFA 
  • Teachers will be streaming classes live through Microsoft Teams for virtual students 
  • For the safety of ALL, students who do not follow the oncampus procedures will be required to transfer to our virtual learning experience (case by case basis after meeting with the parent/guardian) 

TFA CAFETERIA GUIDELINES FOR HEALTHY MINDS AND BODIES 

  • All personnel in food service use required PPE for food service. 
  • Lunch is eaten within family pods. Social distance guidelines will be adhered to. 
  • Lunch is pre-plated  

GUIDELINES FOR K-12 SCHOOLS FOR THE PROTECTION OF STUDENTSTEACHERSAND ADMINISTRATORS DURING INSTRUCTIONAL TIME 

  • Frequent hand washing  
  • Social distancing 
  • Teachers and students will wear masks inside and outside unless social distancing is available 
  • Instructions and supplies for cleaning procedures AND hand sanitizer in every classroom  
  • Wipe down of areas used for extended periods 
  • Temperature checks upon arrival for students and at faculty sign in 
  • Outdoor and indoor classroom space 
  • Isolated infirmary area for ill students 
  • Pandemic school closure protocol – phone/text/email communication informing families that school is closed, and students will be virtual learners 

CAMPUS PROCEDURES FOR ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL 

AM CAMPUS RELATED ARRIVAL  

  • Benches around the courtyards will allow students a space to safely spend time with friends outside of their pod in the morning. Students must maintain appropriate social distancing and are required to wear masks during this time. 
  • Teachers will open classroom at 7:45am 

PM CAMPUS RELATED DISMISSAL 

  • Car riders and van riders will wait in the classroom until the assigned patrol calls their name. 
  • Work-lab teachers must keep students in their classroom until assigned patrol person calls their name for van or car pick up 
  • Van riders need to be escorted for bathroom breaks before van release begins 
  • All aftercare students (and any remaining car riders who have not been picked up) will stay in class with teacher (work-lab teachers included) until 4:00 (M, T, TH), 12:45 (W) & 2:30 (F). At that time, students remaining in class will be accompanied and signed into aftercare by the teacher. 
  • Walkers, bicycle riders and drivers are released at the end of the full class period.  

PATROL PROCEDURE 

  • Patrols will have Walkie-Talkie’s and wear masks. Patrols will be assigned to classrooms and at the car rider pick up area, will announce when parent arrives, and will inform the teacher to release the student. 
  • Patrols will be outside assigned classroom at 3:15(M,T,TH) 12:15(W) 2:15(F) 

CAMPUS VISITOR PROCEDURES 

Visitors will be required to stay in their car and call the office. If they are required to come into the building, they must wear a mask, agree to staff checking their temperature, and be required to wash their hands. 

VAN TRANSPORTATION 

  • Additional staff has been hired to ensure CDC distance Guidelines are maintained 
  • Van drivers will take attendance  
  • Van drivers will always perform temperature check before students come on board to assure normal range before departing from pick-up site 
  • Van drivers will wear masks and students will wear masks 
  • All students receive a squirt of hand sanitizer prior to embarking & disembarking the van.  
  • Vans will be sanitized after drop-off  
  • Staggered drop off by releasing students one van at a time 
  • Students go directly to class or designated area and remain there until class begins 

*This is a working document that will be continually updated based upon CDC Guidelines  

*On severe weather alert days all students will participate in Virtual School. Notices will be sent out to all families. 

Office: 904-493-7300

Click here to view 2020-2021 TFA Student Handbook

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