Why did you divide the students alphabetically instead of by grade levels?
Many of our classrooms are not large enough to accommodate full classes under the 6-foot social-distancing guidelines. Since many of our classes are made up of all one grade (or 11th and 12th graders for example), having all these students in the building at one time doesn’t provide adequate separation. Additionally, families with more than one child would be greatly inconvenienced if they were forced to attend school on different days.
How will virtual classes work and will my student still receive one-on-one help when needed?
Classes will be conducted in various ways depending upon the teacher and the course content. Sometimes students will be required to connect virtually from at home. In other classes, the content may allow for the lessons in school to be different from those at home. Wednesdays provide ample time for teachers to help individual students and smaller student groups. Of course, our teachers work hard to be accessible to their students, regardless of their location.
Are masks required for all students and all staff members?
Yes. Masks must be properly worn (covering the mouth and nose) by all people in the building. As long as the mask is appropriate for our environment, it may be worn. There will be opportunities for students to “take mask breaks,” but only when they are properly distanced, outside, eating lunch, etc.
How will lunch work?
Lunches may be brought to school or purchased at school. Lunches will be stored in the student locker. Microwaves, the soda fountain and refrigerator space will not be available. All prepared food items will be individually wrapped. There will not be an open salad bar, but pre-made salads will be available. Use of the pre-loaded lunch card system is strongly encouraged for convenience and in order to avoid the use of cash. Lunch seating will be provided, both in the Crusader Cafe as well as outside to allow students to properly social distance. Like always, the lunchroom will be monitored by faculty members.