Dear All Saints Families,
All Saints Episcopal School has developed our 2020-2021 Re-opening Plan based on the current CDC and TEA guidelines and the recommendations of our nineteen member task force. We realize that all are anxious to know our plans for re-opening the campus and we wanted to share the first part of our plan with you as soon as possible. Information regarding additional protocols and procedures will be sent in mid-July.
Our goal is to have all students back on campus full time beginning on August 12, keeping the health and safety of our school community at the forefront of every decision we make. This means we’ve had to make some temporary adjustments to our day-to-day operations this year. However, at every point in our decision-making process we have asked ourselves, what is the purpose of what we do on our campus (whether it is in the classroom, an ASPA event, or an All Saints tradition), and how can we keep the core essence and the spirit of All Saints present in all we do?
We understand that each family has unique concerns, due to health or other circumstances, and we want to assure you that we will support you in making the decisions that are best for your family. Included with this email is the flow chart that was sent in May that shows the options that will be available.
We know you have many questions and concerns. We are grateful so many of you took the time to share them with us in our recent survey. As you know, the situation still remains very fluid and while adjustments to our initial plan may be needed, we do not foresee making any major changes unless mandated by state and local officials. Below are FAQS for the upcoming year.
This is our initial plan for re-opening our campus for the 2020-2021 school year. Please contact me with any other questions or concerns you may have. More detailed information will be sent to families once those plans have been finalized. Some of the topics that will be addressed include:
- Protocols for an occurrence of COVID on campus
- Daily health checklistPlans for enrichment classes, electives, and extracurricular activities
- Procedures for the library and computer lab
- Additional campus cleaning protocolsPolicy for parents and visitors on campus
- Information for registering for Remote Learning (deadline will be July 31)
Looking forward to the 2020-2021 school year, we know that many challenges lie ahead. Some of them we can anticipate but new ones are bound to arise along the way. This plan is the culmination of the CDC and TEA guidelines, and the ideas, research, experience, and expertise of our task force committee. It is not intended to answer all questions, nor can it even anticipate all questions that will arise. We hope it will, however, give you confidence that we are keeping the safety and well-being of our school community at the center of our decisions for the upcoming year and that we are committed to providing our students with academic excellence while maintaining the core essence and the spirit of All Saints.
We will continue to be transparent about our plans, keeping you informed of any developments or changes. I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for your continued support of All Saints.
Scootie Clark, Head of School