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Summer Update on Health & Safety Plan

Greetings,

We are in the mid-point of the summer when we begin to think about the start of the new year. Given what we have all lived through over the last year and a half - our view on the opening of a new school year takes on new meaning. Below are the plans at this point. We will continue to monitor COVID conditions as we prepare for the start of the new school year.

  • Full day five days per week K-12 schedule;
  • Regular lunch schedule K-12;
  • Mitigation measures include:
    • Continued increased air exchanges;
    • Hand sanitizing stations throughout classrooms and buildings;
    • HEPA filters in all classrooms and congregant spaces;
  • Provide Cyber options for those who choose to enroll in UCFVA;
  • Response to COVID cases:
    • We will continue to work with the Chester County Health Department (CCHD) on responses to COVID-19 cases in our schools;
    • This partnership includes supporting CCHD with contact tracing;
  • Vaccinations:
    • We will not require or track vaccinations;
    • Those who are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine if identified as a close contact;
  • If you are required to isolate or quarantine (either as COVID positive or identified as a close contact) you will have the following programmatic options:
    • Grades K - 5:
      • Asynchronous work will be provided;
    • Grades 6 - 12:
      • Remote into class via Google Meet;
      • Asynchronous work may also be provided;
  • Masking:
    • During our current summer programming masking is optional but is required on buses as per CDC order that requires masking for all public transportation, which includes school buses.  We will review the data and success of this approach as we head into the new school year;
    • No decisions have been made as we continue to monitor COVID conditions and may receive further CDC guidance;
  • Timeline - The Board will discuss and vote on the 2021-2022 Health and Safety Plan at our August 9 and 16 Board meetings.


I appreciate your help, support, and understanding as we look forward to the start of the new school year.

 

Regards,

John Sanville