Safety Harbor Montessori Academy Re-Entry Plan| Phase II
IN-PERSON LEARNING, ONLINE LEARNING, OR A COMBINATION OF BOTH
Maria Montessori understood the need for individualized education. During this time, we will consider the needs of each student’s family as well. We plan to open for in-person and online instruction this fall.
Parents may choose to have children attend in-person or online at any time during the first semester. This choice can be fluid. If you choose to keep your child at home for online learning, we will keep your child’s place in the classroom and vice versa. After the initial survey, please communicate your in-person or online preference changes to Lori Mikulaschek at firstname.lastname@example.org and the teachers so they may plan accordingly.
We will reassess our plan before the second half of the school year begins. In-person learning will include smaller class sizes, increased cleaning and sanitation methods, environments set up to encourage social distancing, regular handwashing at CDC recommended times, and additional food safety. We will also minimize or in many cases eliminate transitioning from class to class. Outdoor spaces will be used for more instructional and social purposes. Shared items will be cleaned more regularly, and we will encourage families to limit personal items that go back and forth between home and school. Online instruction will include remote learning packets, live lessons, weekly assignments, and individual conferencing. We will continue to use Google Classroom as our online learning platform.
If there is another mandated closure, students who have chosen in-person instruction will transition to our online learning platform. A mandated closure may not necessarily mean that the licensed, daycare portion of our program needs to close for in-person instruction. That portion of the program includes children in preprimary, primary, and possibly kindergarteners. We will evaluate the need for closing or postponing in-person instruction separately for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and older students.
Our goal for the year is to mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19 while maintaining the same level of quality education. This requires an annual commitment from families. This event is compelling school communities all over the world to be flexible and evolve for now and to be better in the future. With your support, we will meet this challenge for students. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your extended family throughout this time.