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Learnwell Collective COVID-19 Response

August 1, 2021

Dear Learnwell Parents,

Learnwell’s COVID-19 response reflects our care for the health and safety of our school community and the community beyond our school. We have prayed and researched extensively to create a plan to care for each other well through this season, and will continue to be flexible and adapt as we learn more and conditions change.

The health and safety of our students, their families, and our community are of utmost importance to us. We have implemented safety protocols in order to reduce chances of transmission, and appreciate your cooperation in the following safety guidelines as we all respect and care for others. We would love to stay safely in-person as much as possible and in order to do so, we need the cooperation of every person who steps foot inside our building.

We are paying close attention to the recommendations of health officials, the current status of the Georgia and Forsyth/Fulton county risk, and the current status of our own students and families.

We care that your children get to come to school! We believe in the many benefits they gain as they come to school two days a week and learn together. But if at any point your family decides to participate remotely by receiving 4-day weekly lesson plans for learning at home, we can make that switch immediately. 

Thank you in advance for your grace, patience, and flexibility  with each other and with us as we walk through these unprecedented challenges. If we continue to care for each other well, we know we’ll get through this having had a great school year!

On this page you will find our response plan, as well as what you can expect from us and what we will be expecting from you. These protocols are subject to change as conditions change and we continue to learn more.

THANK YOU for your cooperation! 

Melissa Shipman

Principal

What You Can Expect From Learnwell

  • At the end of every day on campus, all tables, doorknobs, bathrooms, and other surfaces are disinfected. 
  • High quality air filters (MERV 13) are used in our air conditioning/heating system and changed regularly.
  • Any student who comes to school unwell will be isolated immediately and sent home.
  • Students use hand sanitizer or wash their hands multiple times throughout the school day. 
  • If a student or a member of his/her immediate family has tested positive for COVID-19, everyone who came into contact with that student within the previous week will be notified. We will not disclose the identity of the student, though we will identify the class that had direct contact with the student. The class with direct contact will move to learning at home for 14 days after the last contact with the student.
  • If a teacher or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, we will alert all classes and specify the most recent times that she/he was in the building. If a teacher, her class will move to learning at home for two weeks, but other classes/teachers will likely continue to meet.
  • If any entire class of our community moves to at-home learning, parents will receive a 4-day weekly lesson plan, and teachers will conduct online “class meetings” of no more than one hour.

What Our Learnwell Community Expects from Families

If anyone in your immediate family falls under the following categories, the student must be kept at home and their teacher or the principal notified:

  • Displays fever, shortness of breath, congestion, coughing, headache, or other symptoms of illness (stay home until 24 hours past symptoms)
  • Contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 (learn at home for a minimum of one week plus negative test OR 14 days learning at home)
  • Student and/or immediate family member diagnosed with COVID-19 (learn at home until a negative test received)

*IT IS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE TO US THAT YOU ARE HONEST ABOUT YOUR COVID STATUS. While you may feel prepared to deal with the virus within your own family, we need you to respect the fact that you are unaware of the underlying conditions of other students, their families, and our staff. If you are reckless with a positive status, you may be asked to move to at-home learning full time for the remainder of the year.

Learnwell Levels of Response

Resources:

“Keeping Kids Safe” – Jetelina

“The COVID Digest” – Schmidtke

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