As lockers will not be used, students on campus will store their personal belongings in their advisor’s classrooms. When students return, supplies will be distributed by the School to facilitate the at-home learning process. On-campus students will receive supplies to take home to use in the event the School is forced to close and transition to distance learning at some point during the school year. Remote learning students will receive these supplies along with textbooks and other materials to use during at-home instruction.
As students move from period to period, they will be required to wear face coverings. While we will work to limit movement as much as possible, it will be at times unavoidable. In these scenarios, students will follow one-way traffic patterns that will be clearly marked with signs and arrows.
The advisory program is an integral part of the Middle School experience and will continue, as in years past. Along with serving as an important mentor for students, advisors will also provide a space in the advisory room to store belongings that would normally be stored in lockers. The advisory room will serve as a “hub” for students throughout the school day.
Middle School classrooms will work to follow physical distancing guidelines. In doing so, class size will be approximately 12-16 students, to the greatest extent possible desks will be spaced at least six feet apart, and will all be turned in the same direction, seats will be assigned, and students will not share items. When possible, classrooms will have separate entrance and exit doors. If this is not possible, a physical distancing protocol will be in place for changing classes that allows students to enter and exit the classroom. To help limit class size, additional teaching spaces are being identified and outdoor classroom spaces are being outfitted.
All restrooms will be single-use. Students lock the door once inside. Reminders for proper hand washing will be posted in restrooms. Students will use a paper towel to open the door to exit. Once back in the classroom, students will use hand sanitizer. Cleaning attendants will wipe down bathrooms on a regular basis.