ATTENDANCE PROCEDURES UPDATE

  • Students who do not arrive at school by 8:20 am will be asked to wait until 10:15 am to enter the building via the Green Bay Entrance. If a student has an appointment that occurs in the morning, we ask that they begin the day at home and come to school after 10:15 am. If a student has a late morning or afternoon appointment and needs to leave school during the day, arrangements must be made with Susan Murphy (Upper School) or Jen Baer (ECC and Lower School). Once a student leaves campus for any reason during the day, that student should not return to campus that day.

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL PROTOCOLS

PRIOR TO DEPARTING HOME:

  • Families are expected to complete the COVID symptom screening questions, perform temperature checks on each child, and submit information through an app on your electronic device at home before 7:30 am each morning.

  • As students will be learning outside, they are encouraged to apply sunscreen before leaving for school.

BUS SERVICE:

  • Students who participate in the LFCDS bus service will have their temperature checked and COVID symptom screening at home before boarding the bus. Students will have their temperature taken on the bus and again when they arrive at school. All students will have assigned seats on the bus, with siblings required to sit together. Masks must be worn on the bus at all times. (See below for more detailed guidelines)

ARRIVING AT LFCDS:

  • Student drop off will occur between 7:50 am and 8:20 am and masks must be worn into school each day.

  • We will utilize all three Green Bay Road entrances and all three Onwentsia Road entrances for drop off and pick up during the school year. Each door is marked with a letter and families will be assigned letters coinciding with the assigned doors for entry into the building.

  • Door assignments and detailed instructions on how to enter the school’s parking lots to ensure safe traffic patterns will be provided in family-specific back-to-school communications.

ONCE AT SCHOOL:

  • Students will have temperatures checked before entering school. Once cleared to enter the building, students will walk directly to their classrooms to begin the school day with their classroom teacher. Due to safety considerations, students will not be permitted to congregate in the hallways or common areas.

  • The school day begins promptly at 8:20 am. In order to provide a safe and secure experience for all families, we ask that all students arrive in the window of arrival time (7:50 am - 8:20 am).

  • Students who do not arrive at school by 8:20 am will be asked to wait until 10:15 am to enter the building. If a student has an appointment that occurs in the morning, we ask that they begin the day at home and come to school after 10:15 am. If a student has a late morning or afternoon appointment and needs to leave school during the day, arrangements must be made with Susan Murphy (Upper School) or Jen Baer (ECC and Lower School). Once a student leaves campus for any reason during the day, that student should not return to campus that day.

LFCDS DISMISSAL PROCEDURES AND PROTOCOLS

  • Dismissal will be staggered to allow for social distancing in the hallways and parking lots.

  • Students will remain in their classrooms until their ride is in the parking lot and they are dismissed by their teacher.

  • Students will walk directly to their designated pickup location and will not congregate in the hallways.

  • Students will wear their masks until they are in their car.

  • Once outside, students will be escorted to their car by a staff member.

  • Parents/Caretakers with children in one division should arrive at the beginning of their pickup window.

  • Parents/Caretakers with children in multiple divisions should plan to arrive towards the end of the youngest child’s pickup window.

  • The following are the dismissal windows for each division:

ECC LOWER SCHOOL UPPER SCHOOL

1st STEP Class: 10:30 AM 3:20 - 3:30 PM 3:30 - 3:40 PM

1st STEP Bridge: 11:15 AM

Preschool: 11:30 AM

Junior Kindergarten ½ Day: 11:30 AM

Junior Kindergarten Full Day: 3:10-3:20 PM

Senior Kindergarten: 3:10 - 3:20 PM

TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM

Pre-Boarding Screenings

  • For students riding the bus, symptom screening should be performed at home prior to being dropped off at the bus.

    • Students will not be permitted to board the bus if:

    • They have a temperature of 100.4 or above

    • They exhibit any signs or symptoms of an acute illness including

        • fever, cough or difficulty breathing

        • sudden loss of taste and/or smell

        • runny nose, sore throat or body aches

        • headache, fatigue or weakness

        • diarrhea or vomiting

    • They have had recent contact (<14 days) with someone suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19

    • They have traveled internationally within the last 14 days

Transportation

  • Assigned seating

    • If possible, seats will be assigned by cohort (same students sit together each day)

  • Tape marks will be placed showing students where to sit

  • Face masks or coverings should be worn students at all times

  • Drivers should be a minimum of 6 feet from students if feasible

  • Driver must wear a face mask or covering at all times

  • The number of students on the bus will, within reason, be minimized to the greatest extent possible

  • Windows will be open if weather allows

*Alternative modes of transportation for students who have other options should be encouraged.

*While our school complies with Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois State Board of Education, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we can minimize but never fully eliminate risk. In order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, we will ask you a number of “screening” questions. For the safety of our students, faculty and staff, please be truthful and candid in your answers.


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