Knights Return: Responding to COVID-19
In consultation with medical professionals and following guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health, Pace Academy plans to begin the 纬来体育官网-2021 school year in person on August 12.
Like the American Academy of Pediatrics, we understand that schools play a vital role in children’s development and overall well-being. Our goal is to maintain the health, safety and mental wellness of our entire community while providing the nurturing and academically rigorous school environment unique to Pace.
We recognize that we cannot know the specific health and wellness challenges each of our families faces, and we understand that it will be impossible for us to meet the needs of every student. Therefore, we will support parents who choose to keep their children home, and we have invested heavily in technology in an effort to create an equitable experience for those learning remotely (see Our Plan for Remote Learning). We ask that families work in concert with their physicians to determine whether a child will attend school in person.
A safe reopening in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic will require the full commitment of every member of our community. We expect our faculty, staff and parents to lead by example, modeling proper behavior and good judgement for the children in our care. We understand that there are risks involved in reopening and that it may be impossible to prevent a case of COVID-19, but we can help prevent its spread by closely monitoring the situation and abiding by certain protocols.
We ask for patience, understanding and flexibility as we navigate ever-changing circumstances, and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Individuals with a temperature over 100.4 F are not permitted on campus. Medication may not be given to reduce or mask a fever.
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Individuals must wear face coverings except when eating or drinking. Don’t leave home without it!
We understand that the spread of COVID-19 may necessitate a move to remote learning, at least for some period of time. Should that be the case, our faculty and staff are prepared to make a full transition to virtual learning, as we did this past March, using Zoom as our primary platform for communication.
In addition, we recognize that members of our community face specific health and wellness challenges, and that it will be impossible for us to meet the needs of every student. Therefore, we will support parents who choose to keep their children home, and we ask that families work in concert with their physicians to determine whether a child will attend school in person.
To accommodate children learning from home, we have invested in two-way Zoom technology, which allows students learning remotely to remain part of the on-campus classroom experience. From home, students will be able to observe and interact with their teachers and fellow students, and classroom boards and presentations will concurrently be available in real time.
To ensure our faculty and staff are comfortable using this two-way technology, additional training will be offered beginning in mid July.
- What if I don’t feel safe sending my child to school?
- Will you let everyone know if someone in the Pace community has tested positive for COVID-19?
- Is there a specific face covering I should wear?
- Will Lower and Middle School students be required to wear face coverings during PE and recess?
- When is it okay for me to take off my face covering while on campus?
- If Middle and Upper School students bring their own technology devices, is there a preferred device?
- Can I come to campus to have lunch with my Lower School student?
- When will visitors and parent volunteers be allowed back on campus?
- How are you going to ensure social distancing among your youngest students?
- My child doesn’t feel well… who do I call? Or should I just post the information on Facebook?
* Please note that these guidelines are subject to change as the situation unfolds and additional information becomes available.