Safety Precautions Taken By Our School
In addition to asking everyone to wear masks, wash hands, and maintain social distancing, our school has taken several steps to improve the safety of our staff and students. These steps have been recommended 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 by more than half so that students have at least 81 square feet of personal space and are at least three feet from others at all times.
- Improvements in ventilation: In an effort to maximize air circulation, students will only be in classrooms with two HEPA air purifiers. We have added large industrial fans to high-traffic areas with smaller high volume fans for all classrooms. In addition, all bathrooms have HEPA air filter units that filter the air at least 4 times an hour.
- Increases in cleaning frequency: Our custodial team is committed to deep cleaning all classrooms. 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.
- Hand sanitation: All bathrooms have been stocked with extra soap for frequent hand washing. In addition, we have provided teachers with hand sanitizer for the classroom and added hand sanitizer stations in common areas.