Safety is of utmost importance for our community this year, and our re-entry plan is dependent on these four safety protocols:
Daily health screening at school and clear, honest communication between school and families regarding sick children and exposure.
Regular and thorough hand washing and use of hand sanitizer.
Physical distancing via pods and use of outdoor spaces.
All students and staff wearing a clean face mask each day.
At present, our students and staff are engaged in full-time outdoor school on our very own campus! We have open-air tents and platforms set up for our classrooms. We are using the pod model with each pod being comprised of 11 or fewer students. Students and staff wear masks and maintain physical distancing of 6 feet or more in addition to being outdoors at all times. As the fall progresses, we will consult with our staff and parents before considering moving the pods indoors.
The effectiveness of our reopening plan is dependent on our community’s adherence to safety guidelines, as well as our ability to be creative, flexible, and in close communication with one another. We ask our families to do their best to minimize exposure when not at school so that we can do everything we can to continue in-person instruction. We are thankful to the medical professionals in our parent community who are serving on our COVID work group. These folks are ensuring that we have the most up-to-date research and data, and have served as an invaluable resource for us to safely open school. We are grateful to our incredible staff and our resilient community for this privilege of holding school in person.
We appreciate Kiersten for helping settle the K/1 classroom into their new handwashing routine each morning; John, Dan, and Meggan for helping in the morning carline; and Daisy for her office/recycling/trash support!
-H and K
I feel so grateful for this school. My kids come home happy each day!
I would like to appreciate Mitzi for her calm, sweet, peaceful, and patient way in the K/1 classroom. She is the best!
TLC is even more of a home this year than it used to be!