SCH ACADEMY'S COVID-19 PLAN
At SCH Academy, we do everything in our power to honor our mission, vision, and values and to protect our DNA—those things that make SCH special. However, things have been different this year and activities that we took for granted are now carefully managed and controlled to ensure that we can safeguard and protect our community.
As of September 8, 2020, we reopened school with a staggered on-campus start. While our clear preference is to have on-campus learning, we are always prepared to use our remote learning model—called SCH@Home—when it is unsafe for our community to be on campus.
Campus learning scenarios
yellow + Green Phases
The goal of the On-Campus Learning mode is to create a safe environment with all students in attendance across all divisions. Guided by COVID-19 policies and recommendations practices, we have implemented modifications by division and comprehensive campus health and safety practices.
When SCH is operating in On-Campus Learning mode, we recognize that there may be students who cannot be on campus due to health reasons. During this time SCH will work with the individual family while keeping the student’s well being at the center of the plan. While not a parallel experience to being on campus, the student will receive assignments, assessments, and, on occasion, livestream access to class.
Campus will be closed for teaching and learning. We will move quickly to our robust SCH@HOME plan for distanced learning online.
On-CAMPUS APPROACH TO SAFETY
What DOES on-campus learning look like?
We are living through unprecedented times. None of us know exactly what to expect during the next few months, but the SCH team is working hard to try to make school safe for our children, faculty, staff and community. While the 2020-21 school year will look different, we are fortunate that our school has the space and resources to enable all our students to be on campus at one time. Families will need to do their part outside of school in order to keep the SCH community safe.
Dr. Heather Orman-Lubell
SCH Medical Director
Head of Medical Task Force
This roadmap was created by SCH-directed committees and was designed with the following three principles in mind:
1. Act with fidelity to SCH’s mission and core values.
2. Prioritize student, faculty, and staff health, safety, and well-being over other principles.
3. Strive for face-to-face learning over remote learning whenever it is safe to do so.
SCH's Reopening Task Force are broken into five sub-committees: Teaching and Learning, Faculty and Staff Support, Financial Planning, Wellness, Health & Safety, and Campus Operations/Logistics.