Healthy Campus Plan

We welcomed students back on campus on August 12, 2020. As we continue to pursue on-campus learning, the health of our students, faculty and staff remains our top priority. We will implement measures as follows, all of which are subject to change based on federal, state and local directives.

What will school look like in the fall?

ANCS will welcome students back to school on August 12, 2020. We will be prioritizing in-person learning while giving families the option to shift to temporary periods of learning at home if and when necessary. 


What precautions are going to be put in place to reduce possible exposure to COVID-19 and keep our campus healthy?


There are many mitigation strategies we are implementing to reduce the possible spread of COVID-19 in our schools. These include:

  • requiring students, faculty, and staff to self-screen daily for COVID-19 symptoms before coming onto campus each day (a list of self-screening questions will be provided)

  • daily student temperature checks upon morning arrival before exiting their vehicles

  • use of outdoor learning spaces when feasible and appropriate

  • use of sneeze guards in PreK-2nd grade classrooms 

  • providing classroom materials for individual use and limiting the use of shared resources as much as possible

  • opening windows when possible to allow outside air to come into buildings and classrooms

  • physical distancing in classrooms and common areas

  • enhanced routine cleaning and disinfecting 

  • frequent hand hygiene by students and staff 

  • and others.

COVID-19 policies are intended to mitigate, not eliminate, risk. No single action or set of actions will completely eliminate the risk of contracting COVID-19. 

Who will be required to wear a mask?

All adults and students in 5th to 8th grade will be required to wear a mask or face covering indoors when physical distancing is not feasible. Masks will be available for purchase on the Kaleidoscope Uniform website or parents may opt to purchase a mask elsewhere. We will also have disposable masks available in all classrooms for students and faculty to use. 


Students under 10 years old, if developmentally appropriate, are encouraged to wear a mask or face covering indoors when physical distancing is not possible.

Students will not be required to wear a mask or face covering outdoors as long as they are physically distancing. 

What handwashing or hand sanitizing procedures will be in place?

Handwashing, along with physical distancing and mask usage, remains the single most effective way of reducing the spread of coronavirus. Handwashing will be required after visiting the restroom, before lunch and recess, and after outdoor recess.

There will be additional hand sanitizer stations at student entrances and in classrooms. Students and staff will be required to sanitize their hands upon entry to the school building.


What happens if a staff member, student, or household member gets sick?

Any individuals who themselves either: (a) are lab-confirmed to have COVID-19; or (b) experience the symptoms of COVID-19 must stay at home throughout the infection period, and cannot return to campus until the conditions for campus re-entry have been met.


When can a student or staff member who is diagnosed with COVID-19 return to school?

In the case of an individual who was diagnosed with COVID-19, the individual may return to school when all of the following criteria are met: 

  1. at least two days (48 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);
  2. the individual has a complete resolution of symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); 

  3. at least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared; and

  4. a doctor's note is provided stating they are free to return to school.


When can a student or staff member who had symptoms of COVID-19 but did not get tested return to school?

In the case of a student or faculty member who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and who is not evaluated by a medical professional or tested for COVID-19, such individual is assumed to have COVID-19, and the individual may not return to the campus until the individual has completed the same set of criteria listed above. 


What if a student or staff member who had symptoms of COVID-19 wants to return to campus before completing the stay at home period?


If any student or staff member has possible symptoms of COVID-19 and wishes to return to school before completing the stay at home period, the individual must either (a) present a note from a physician clearing the individual to return to school based on an alternative diagnosis or (b) receive two separate confirmations at least 24 hours apart that they are free of COVID-19 and provide documentation to the Director.

What happens if a student or staff member becomes ill with COVID-19 type symptoms during the school day?

Any students or staff member with fever and/or other symptoms will be isolated and cared for by school personnel until the parent/guardian can be reached to pick up. Parents/Guardians are asked to pick up their child as soon as possible. Employees will be sent home immediately. 

Any areas used by the individual who shows COVID-19 symptoms while at school will be cleaned and disinfected as soon as is feasible.

Will we be notified if a lab-confirmed COVID-19 case is identified among students, teachers, or staff?

Consistent with school notification requirements for other communicable diseases, and consistent with legal confidentiality requirements, we will notify all teachers, staff, and families of all students if a lab-confirmed COVID-19 case is identified among students, teachers or staff. 


Will parents and other visitors be allowed on campus?


        We will be limiting visits only to those essential to school operations. 

COVID-19 Symptoms

  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Cough

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Shortness of breath

  • Headache

  • Chills

  • Sore throat

  • Shaking or exaggerated shivering 

  • Significant muscle pain or ache

  • Diarrhea

  • Vomiting

  • Nausea