Blue Academy: Re-entry Plan
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
I am very #DecaturProud to begin this school year as your new principal at Blue Academy. Our district leadership and Blue Academy Leadership Team have worked together to prepare for our safe return to school on Thursday August 6th, 2020.
Below you will find information and guidance on how procedures we will enact to keep you student safe while they return to school. Please continue to check Parent Square and our website for updates regarding safe re-entry during this difficult time. Please remember that at this time masks are required on the busses and at school. This is for the health and safety of students and staff.
In regard to masks Grades 1-2 masks are highly recommended when social distancing is not possible. We will work with our students on establishing this procedure and routine to help them once we return.
Grades 3-6 masks will be required when social distancing is not possible. Once again we will work with our students on establishing this procedure and routine as we settle in to our new normal.
If you are able please send two masks to school. We are asking that you send the second mask in a sealed baggy with their name as well as their teachers name. It will only be used if they soil or lose the first mask.
If you would like to opt out of bus transportation this year, please contact the school so we can cancel the bus and add your child to the car rider list. Also, it is very important to update your numbers and any emergency contact numbers in Skyward. Mrs. Anderson, our secretary would also be happy to update numbers for you. Please don't hesitate to contact her for all of your student information and registration needs at 317-856-4100.
Together WE ARE DECATUR PROUD!
Mr. Adam C. Allen
DELC: Principal, Blue Academy
Online registration is available now. You can register from the comfort and safety of home. If you have any trouble or questions while registering, please call the school office at 317-856-4100 between the hours of 8:00 and 4:30.
-If you need access to technology or in-person assistance, we will have ONE day of in-person registration on July 21. You may come between 9:00AM-12:00PM or 4:00PM-8:00PM. You will enter Door 14 from the bus parking lot off of Epler Rd.
-If you registered online in the spring, you do not need to register again or come to the in-person registration.
-If you are choosing our Remote Learning Option, you must go into Skyward and make that selection on the form, even if you have already registered for school. The deadline for this selection is now been pushed back to Wednesday July 29th.
PRE-SCREENING FOR SYMPTOMS
Parents, please screen your children for symptoms prior to the school day. If they are sick, please keep them home. Attendance guidelines are flexible this year. Please look for the following symptoms and keep students home that display any of the following:
Fever at or above 100 degrees
Congestion or runny nose
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Nausea and vomiting
Muscle pain or fatigue
New loss of taste or smell
If you are in close contact with any symptomatic person within the last two weeks
MASKS & SOCIAL DISTANCING COMPLIANCE
MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
All car rider drop off and pick up will be at the main entrance. Please proceed to the car rider line that will begin at the U-shaped drive in front of DELC. Please pull all the way to the drop off sign/car in front of you. Only cars within the designated block will release their students. Please wait for Blue Academy staff to signal.
Parents, you are not to exit your car for the safety and health of our students and staff. Your students will not be released into the parking lot. Students will only be released to their parent/guardian in the car rider line.
Visitors are prohibited from entering the building this year. Parents and others will not be able to eat lunch with students or volunteer in classrooms. Field trips and guest speakers are cancelled this year. Convocations and celebrations will be virtual.
When dropping off a student after 8:50AM, please use Door 1 at DELC. Only the child will enter the building. To pick up a child, parents will need ID to show at the door for verification and then proceed back to their vehicle. Blue Academy staff will walk the student to the parents vehicle. Please call ahead if/when you will need to pick up your child before dismissal.
Parents will need to make appointments to turn in medication at the school. You can do that by calling 317-856-4100 and asking for the nurse.
There will be two areas in our clinic, one for well children and one for sick or symptomatic children.
If a child is symptomatic, the teacher must call the nurse, the nurse will come to the student, the student will not be sent to the nurse’s office.
Both the nurse and the student must have their masks on for all check-ups.
If a student has a temperature of 100 or more they will be sent home. Only the nurse can take temperatures and use the thermometer.
It is important for families to have established contacts who are able to pick up students within 30 minutes during the school day.
Other major injuries or illnesses will be addressed by the nurse. (Examples: Illnesses that occur at school, injuries that occur at school, emergency response, immunization compliance, and communicable disease assessment)
SPECIAL AREA CLASSES
Specials classes will look differently this school year. Please see the following changes:
STEAM: Students will sit at tables with only two students at a table. Art supplies will be cleaned between classes. Tables and chairs will be cleaned after each class.
PE: Class will take place outside as much as possible. If not possible, class will take place in the gym. Activities will include dance, exercise videos, and activities that do not require sharing equipment. Equipment will be disinfected after each use.
Music: Students will be seated in chairs that are socially distanced. The teacher will have a portable plexiglass barrier. Students will continue to wear masks while singing. If any music equipment is used, it will be cleaned after each class along with the chairs. Recorders will not be used at this time.
Media: Class will continue to take place in the library while students socially distance from one another. Students will not be checking out books at this time. Students will use MyON as a replacement for checking out books and will complete digital literacy lessons.