Fall 2020 Reopening Plan
Reopening Plan Document
Please click here to view the final reopening plan.
 
Daily Symptom Check Webform

 

Prior to entering the school building each morning, we must have a completed symptom check form for each student. The form will be managed through the FACTS student information system and will consist of four questions:

1) Has your child had a fever above 100.0 in the last 24 hours?

2) Is your child exhibiting any of these symptoms? [fever, chills, cough (other than chronic cough), shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, muscle/body aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash of unknown origin (especially on hands and/or feet) OR headache, runny nose/nasal congestion, fatigue in combination with any other symptom]

3) Is anyone in your household exhibiting any of these symptoms? [Fever, chills, cough (other than chronic cough), shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, muscle/body aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash of unknown origin (especially on hands and/or feet) OR headache, runny nose/nasal congestion, fatigue in combination with any other symptom]

4) Has your child been in close contact in the last 14 days with someone diagnosed with COVID-19?

 

We are asking each family to complete a trial run prior to the start of the school year. To access the daily symptom check webform, please log into the FACTS Family Portal (https://logins2.renweb.com/Logins/ParentsWeb-Login.aspx?, school code SMA-MA). Once you have logged in, under "School", please select "Web Forms." Please select the "COVID Response Form - Family" web form.

School Calendar

Please click here to view the 2020-2021 school calendar.

Mask-Wearing Tips

One of the requirements to return to school in the fall is the wearing of masks. Research shows that the following tips, beginning at home, could really help your children to have a smoother transition as they return to school. We thank you in advance for your help with this!

  • Explain the rationale. Wearing a mask is a way to be kind to others, especially those who might have health issues and be more likely to get sick. It's also a way to try to keep ourselves safe, just like we wear a seatbelt when we ride in the car. Finally, it's a proven way to stop the spread of COVID, which we know is important if we want to be able to go to school and help our community to be its best!

  • Practice. Start with small increments and build up to wearing the mask for longer periods of time. Like most skills, the more you get used to it, the less likely it is to bother you.

  • Make it as fun as possible. Involve your child in picking out their masks. We are not going to require a uniform mask. However, we do ask that you try to choose a mask that will not be a distraction to learning. Allowing your child to pick their favorite color or a pattern related to their interests will help create buy-in.

  • Model a positive attitude. If you are okay about this and all of the guidelines set for the fall, your child will be okay. Children are resilient. Be careful to show negative emotions or voice frustrations in private. Tell your children how proud you are of them for caring about others and wanting to do their part to keep everyone safe.

COVID-19 Resources 
COVID-19 Social Emotional Resources 

 

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