In addition to asking everyone to wear masks, wash hands, use hand sanitizer, and maintain social distancing, our school has taken several steps to improve the safety of our staff and students. These steps have been recomended by local health authorities to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other illnesses.
- Changes in class sizes: We’ve reduced the average class size from 32 to 10-12 for in-person instruction.
- Improvements in ventilation: In an effort to maximize air circulation, we are opening windows whenever possible. Our school has had a ventilation inspection.
- Increases in cleaning frequency: Our custodial team is committed to deep cleaning all classrooms nightly, including with the use of electrostatic sprayers. In addition, all classroom teachers have been provided with sanitizing wipes to wipe down surfaces and shared resources on an as-needed basis throughout the school day. There will be enhanced cleaning in classrooms, bathrooms, and for high touch areas such as doorknobs and shared equipment such as laptops.
- Hand sanitation: All bathrooms have been stocked with extra soap for frequent hand washing. In addition, we have installed hand sanitizer stations in every classroom, at all entrances, and common areas. Teachers have also been provided with extra hand sanitizer.