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COVID-19

Renaissance Academy

2021-22 COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

MASKS

Effective Wednesday, September 22, 2021, Renaissance will require all 1st-8th grade students, staff, and visitors to wear face masks indoors when six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained. Masks will remain optional in Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms.

DAILY SCREENING
Parents, students, and staff are expected to self-screen daily. If any symptoms are present, please stay home.

VACCINATIONS
The decision to receive a vaccination for COVID-19 remains a personal choice, and will NOT be required for staff and/or students.

CLEANING & SANITATION
Facilities will be cleaned and sanitized regularly by professionals. 

ARRIVALS/DISMISSALS
Procedures will reflect current conditions and include necessary safety protocols. 

PERSONAL HEALTH HABITS
Regular hand washing and avoiding touching of the face, eyes, nose, and mouth will help mitigate the spread of germs. Additionally, getting restful sleep, regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy diet can aid in a productive immune system.

VISITORS
Visitors, mentors, and volunteers who have passed the requisite background check, will be health screened and allowed in the buildings on an approved basis.

VIRTUAL SCHOOL 
Renaissance offers an independently run online academy option to lower classroom sizes and meet the needs of students and families who are more comfortable with remote learning. 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES/EVENTS
Activities will resume when possible and safety protocols will be implemented as indicated. 

FIELD TRIPS
Field trips will resume on an approved basis; safety protocols will be observed. 

(Adopted 8/19/21, amended 9/16/2021). The details of this plan are subject to change if we have an increase in positive COVID-19 cases at Renaissance or as guidance and requirements are communicated by health officials and government organizations.

Back to School Plan (adopted 1/21/2021)

ESSER III Funds

Renaissance Academy was awarded ESSER III funds in the amount of $212,403.55 which have been allocated to support the following needs due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19:

Learning Loss Recovery ($90,170.84)

  • Teacher Trainer/Curriculum Coach: hired to oversee, assist, direct, and ensure differentiation of instruction in all classrooms, focus on academic needs of special populations and help teachers to analyze students’ strengths and target areas for improvement.
  • Summer Camps: 4 weeks of summer camps on a variety of educational topics to provide an opportunity for learning recovery.
  • Tutoring: Remediation to assist struggling students in overcoming weaknesses and develop mastery in reading, writing and mathematics.

Social Distancing ($119,232.71)

  • Additional Classroom: Opened an additional self-contained 4th-6th grade classroom to increase social distancing.
  • Outdoor Learning Spaces: Shelters, furniture, and classroom materials for outdoor classroom spaces.

Social-Emotional Support ($3000)

  • Planning and implementing enrichment programming to address SEL needs of students adversely affected by COVID-19.

Class Notes

Past Issues

Board Meetings

Renaissance Academy Charter School is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. As a non-profit organization, the collective obligation of the Board is to uphold and further the mission of the school. The Board’s primary functions are to set general policies, secure the financing of the school, and plan for its future. All implementation, overseeing of day to day operations, personnel matters, and relationships with students and families are the responsibility of the Head of School and the school’s Administrative Team. The Board relies upon the Administration to hear and adjudicate any grievances according to the policies of the school. Renaissance Academy Charter School Board Meetings are open (with the understanding that non-board members may attend and observe; and the understanding that the board will close meetings in executive session when discussing confidential matters). Meetings are usually held in the school library at 6:30pm on the 3rd Thursday every month. Minutes and agendas of each Board meeting are available upon request through the school office for review. If you plan to attend a meeting, please confirm its time and location with the office, as they are both subject to change.

Renaissance has adopted the following Continuous Learning Plan for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

Renaissance Board Members

Ann Bates – President
Jack Stewart – Vice President
Heidi Potucek  – Treasurer
Melissa Lilly – Secretary
Nancy Barnard
Pam Navarro
Brett Antisdel