ROADMAP TO REOPENING
As SCH Academy prepares to reopen, we are going to do everything in our power to honor our mission, vision, and values and to protect our DNA—those things that make SCH special. Things will be different, however, and activities that we took for granted will now be carefully managed and controlled to ensure that we can safeguard and protect our community.
As of September 8, we are reopening with a staggered on-campus start. While our clear preference is to have on-campus learning, we will be prepared to work with an alternative model—such as SCH@Home—if it is unsafe for our community to make a return to 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 will on-campus learning look like?
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.
We are living through unprecedented times. None of us know exactly what to expect during the next few weeks and 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 and Head of Medical Task Force