On Campus Opening Plan
The Schoolhouse administrators collaborated with the faculty and parents to advise on campus opening plan strategies for the 2021-2022 school year, that prioritize the health and wellbeing of our community, flexibility and transparency, for a mission-aligned educational program. The team also considered the data provided by parent and faculty surveys, along with current recommended and required health measures, including changes to our daily routine, increased ventilation, and changes to how we use school spaces to formulate the plan for in person learning with access for remote learners.
Plan For In person Program
The Schoolhouse has planned for a full time in person school experience that also allows remote learners to participate. The school will also offer extended care. In person school will continue as long as the school determines it can do so in a way that offers the best chance to keep students and teachers safe. The Schoolhouse recognizes that there is a needed balance between having students in school and providing a safe and healthy environment.
Schoolhouse is a community of children, parents, guardians, extended family members, teachers, staff, and administrators “where the academic, social, and emotional development of students is paramount; and where children are encouraged, and empowered to realize their full creative and engaged selves.” The threat of a highly infectious outbreak in the school could be detrimental to the goals of this community. Schoolhouse is dedicated to reducing possible miscommunications, mitigating risk, and establishing guidelines in advance for potential challenges.
The underlying commitments of a full time return to campus and remote learning are:
Endeavor to meet the needs of as many members of the community as possible by: (1) having a full time in person program and (2) granting access to at home learners to be able to participate in the in person experience.
Conduct in person school in a way that promotes safety for students, parents and staff that maximizes the protection of lives by reducing health risks while minimizing disruption to education and social interaction.
Provide a community of care for all students, families, and staff members.
Implement our in person and remote learning program that ensures a continuity of learning for every student that carefully considers the resources of facilities, families, and staff.
Continue to deliver an educational program that fulfills Schoolhouse’s mission, values, and vision that engages in collaborative, project based learning and meets learners where they are and propels them forward.
Provide support for students and their families in the areas of technology, the social-emotional needs of students, and the transition to in person school.
Offer a dynamic program for all students whether they attend on campus or remotely.