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Google Classroom Tutorials
We would like you all to know that we now have Google Classroom in grades K4-8. This was implemented this summer and Mr. Williamson will have four parent sessions set up to give you the Google Classroom information you will need for this school year. We will be using Google Classroom throughout the school year in our face-to-face classes. This is not an option of online learning.
These sessions are as follows:
Tutorials for Parents:
Session 1 August 5 Night only 6-7:30
Session 2 August 6 Day 10-11:30
Session 3 August 6 Night 6-7:30
Session 4 August 7 Day only 10-11:30
This will allow for two day sessions and two night sessions to accommodate everyone. If you plan to attend please email Dr. Kight and confirm which session you would like. These are NOT mandatory, only encouraged if you need more hands on information about Google Classroom.
TCS Re-Opening Plan Overview for On-Campus Teaching with Precautions
Temperature checks upon arrival (must be less than 100.4) - Check temperature through the day for anyone who may become symptomatic (whether fever or other COVID-type symptoms)
Students & employees with symptoms of illness may not come to school.
Social distancing emphasized - (Spacing classrooms as much as possible, providing campus and hall signage, and placing marks/tape on floors to mark 6 ft distancing for office lines, cafeteria lines, waiting in bathrooms, etc.)
Increased time between classes. Teachers will monitor hallways to emphasize social distancing. Students will exit outside doors to help keep hallway less crowded.
Increased distance between students during lunch using additional spacing in the gym.
For safety and courtesy reasons, masks will be worn in grades K4-12 when social distancing cannot be maintained. (Moving between classes, going to break/lunch, basically anytime a student is not in a classroom) – Teacher announce when students can take off masks at the beginning of class “if they feel comfortable doing so.” Some students may prefer to keep masks on for their own health or safety reasons, and this will be allowed.
Desks, computers, etc. will be wiped down after each class, as well as other common use areas.
Water fountains will be turned off/covered so students will be asked to bring water bottles from home.
Just as with other dress code requirements, masks must not have inappropriate designs or logos.
Gatherings permitted based on current state guidelines. Currently, non-distanced gatherings are limited to groups of 50, so this has implications for attendance at sports such as football games, softball games, soccer games, basketball games, etc.
Athletic and Fine Arts programs follow GISA guidelines.
All guests must check-in offices first for temperature check and guest pass. All guests will be required to wear mask. (6 foot spacing and/or developing a phone call system for when guests arrive outside such that they can be called to come in the building.)
Enhanced sanitation measures. Handwashing will be emphasized.
Student/faculty training on wellness procedures. (Flu shots are recommended during flu season)
Attendance policies will be reviewed and modified due to COVID-19 illness.
During this time lunch drop off, birthday visits, parties, etc. will be suspended.
Families must notify the school immediately if someone in their family is positive or comes in contact with a positive individual.
If someone (whether student, faculty, staff, or administration) tests positive, notification will be made to the family and to the Health Department immediately for continued guidance on isolation dates of the positive patient and quarantine dates of all close contacts based on CDC and DPH guidelines.
* Prior to arriving at school, parents are asked to take their student’s temperature and check for symptoms of illness each day to confirm that their student is not running a fever or experiencing any other signs of illness. Temperatures that have been suppressed with fever-reducing medications should NOT be considered “normal.” Any temp of 100.4 F or higher, as well as other signs of clinical illness, should be used as a guideline for not sending a child to school.