2021-22 COVID-19 Mitigation Plan
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.
Parents, students, and staff are expected to self-screen daily. If any symptoms are present, please stay home.
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.
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, mentors, and volunteers who have passed the requisite background check, will be health screened and allowed in the buildings on an approved basis.
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.
Activities will resume when possible and safety protocols will be implemented as indicated.
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.
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.