Bolles Re-entry Plan Phase 1

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RE-ENTRY PLAN Updated 4/22/21


Upon review and approval from The Bolles School Pandemic Task Force, The Bolles School completes all physical campus modifications and PPE requirements needed to support students of all age levels safely returning to campus August 13.


Authorities have lifted school closure mandate


All Bolles campuses are scheduled to open on August 13 unless authorities mandate for schools to remain closed. We are planning for four different operating scenarios


which allow the community to transition between options given changes in virus prevalence and federal, state and local guidance: Operating Scenario One — Traditional Operation Operating Scenario Two — Return to Campus with Modifications Operating Scenario Three — Blended Learning Operating Scenario Four — Distance Learning The Bolles School recognizes that some families may not be ready for their child(ren) returning at this time and would prefer temporary At-Home Learning. Families will be given the option to learn from home on a quarterly basis.


TRADITIONAL OPERATION • All students and employees on campus with appropriate modifications when the pandemic subsides and it is safe to do so.

2 A family has determined that they are comfortable with their student physically returning to campus in the scenario chosen by the School.

RETURN TO CAMPUS WITH MODIFICATIONS • Students will be learning on campus with modifications. Students may opt for At-Home Learning.



BLENDED LEARNING • Students will rotate between On-Campus and AtHome Learning to reduce the number of students on campus at one time. Students may opt for fulltime At-Home Learning.


4 DISTANCE LEARNING • All faculty and students will be learning from home.


Bolles is ready and has plans in place for traditional learning or any scenario of blended and Distance Learning. This information will be updated as CDC, state and local recommendations evolve. HEALTH AND SAFETY All campuses will be sanitized and deep cleaned prior to start of school.

The Bolles COVID Task Force has decided to make mask-wearing on campuses optional when students are outside as of 4/22/21. As has been recommended all year, physical distancing and unmasked interactions should be less than 15 minutes. We will continue to require mask-wearing at all times when students are indoors, unless they are eating or engaged in a physical activity.

Use of shared materials will be limited.

Bolles has superior HVAC systems that use outside air units and UV light to provide fresh, clean air and keep it pure.

Increased hygiene protocols have been added including additional hand washing stations, hand sanitizer dispensers, disinfectant wipes, disposable towels and disinfectant spray.

All main touch points and restrooms are being cleaned multiple times a day with an industry recommended sanitizer.

Bolles has partnered with the Mayo Clinic to offer consultation for safely returning to campus, provide training for faculty and staff and provide testing for our resident students and employees.

Isolation spaces have been created on each campus for suspected COVID patients.

Boarders are returning to campus with a quarantine and testing plan in place prior to dorm access. It remains essential that every student, faculty and staff member on every campus continue monitoring their health and responding to a questionnaire daily. Protocols are in place, following CDC guidelines, regarding notification and contact tracing should a confirmed positive for COVID-19 occur.




Parents and visitors will not be allowed in school buildings unless given special permission. Traffic flow protocols and/or added bells have been put in place on all campuses to maintain physical distancing.

Desks have been positioned and excess furniture has been removed from classrooms on all campuses to allow for greater physical distancing.

Where necessary, classes have been relocated to larger spaces on campuses to allow for greater physical distancing.

New protocols are in place for all transportation vehicles and bus passengers to maintain a healthy community.

In some learning spaces, plexiglass dividers will be utilized as an extra barrier between students.

Dining areas on all campuses have been adjusted to maintain touchless handling of food. In Lower School, lunch will occur in classrooms or outdoor spaces with food delivery. In Middle and Upper School, lunch will be staggered to decrease congestion and both indoor and outdoor spaces will be utilized to promote physical distancing.

Programs and events have been modified or rescheduled to limit crowd sizes and comply with physical distancing guidelines.

Virtual platforms will be used to reduce physical contact in the areas of group assemblies, student activities and volunteer meetings.

Extended day program will be modified to promote health and safety protocols, and physical distancing requirements.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Continued use of Schoology platform and other learning tools to maintain top-quality program through transitions that may occur throughout the year.

Blended learning model, including use of cameras in classrooms, will be utilized to provide synchronous learning (in real time) for students at home and on campus.


Large classes such as physical education and performing arts will be modified and/or relocated to ensure safety protocols are maintained.

Additional professional learning has been added for faculty over the summer, during pre-planning meetings, and throughout the 20-21 school year to maintain excellence in blended and distance classroom instruction.

CO-CURRICULAR PROGRAMS Athletic activities for Middle and Upper School students will continue with appropriate modifications in accordance with school, state, and FHSAA policies and protocols.

Athletic competitions are directed by the FHSAA and the School; communication with families will occur as information is made available.

Performances, plays and musicals will be adjusted or rescheduled in accordance with safety guidelines and requirements.

Field trips and special programs will be adjusted or postponed in accordance with safety guidelines and requirements.

Global programs abroad and exchange programs on campus will be postponed; updates will be made as information becomes available.


Current guidelines for students and employees on progression back to school after illness based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and our partners at Mayo Clinic.

1 Experiencing COVID-like symptoms? People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported — ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: • Fever or chills • Cough • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing • Fatigue • Muscle or body aches • Headache • New loss of taste or smell • Sore throat • Congestion or runny nose • Nausea or vomiting • Diarrhea

Known high-risk exposure to a laboratory confirmed positive COVID-19 case? (Per the CDC, vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine after close contact with a COVID positive person, two weeks after receiving the full vaccination.)

Tested positive for COVID-19?

2 Stay home, attend at-home classes. Call your doctor. Call school nurse. Get tested.

COVID-19 Positive

Stay home, attend at-home classes. Call your doctor. Call school nurse.


Stay home, attend at-home classes if physically able. Call school nurse.




3 +

Symptoms improving


Completed self-quarantine for 10 days without symptoms from last exposure.

Completed self-isolation for 10 days without symptoms

10 days since the symptoms first appeared

Before returning to campus, call the campus nurse or health coordinator to confirm recommended procedures have been followed.


Fever free without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours

Re-Entry Plan TASK FORCE MEMBERS Tyler Hodges, President and Head of School Mike Drew, Associate Head of School Twyla Ashman, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Chris Butler, Director of Safety, Security and Transportation Sandy Catanese, Director of Bolles Fund and Parent Association Katie Cussen, Director of Counseling Allison Denmark, Interim Director of Residential Life Katy Garcia, Upper School Learning Specialist Stacey Hendershot, Ponte Vedra Beach Campus Lower School Head Jonathan Keen, Middle School Head Christy Lusk, Whitehurst Campus Lower School Head

Moya Marks, Upper School Head Paul Matthews, Director of Food Services Kila McCann, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Melvin Morgan, Director of Facilities and Operations Matt Morris, Director of Athletics Piper Moyer-Shad, Director of Student Activities Carol Nimitz, Chief Advancement Officer Jan Olson, Senior Director of Communications and Marketing Laura Rippel, Director of Fine and Performing Arts Jeff Role, Chief Financial and Operations Officer Paul Sollee, Chief Technology Officer Linda Tyre, School Nurse Drew Upchurch, Director of Auxiliary Services Kim Wait, Assistant to the President

BOLLES BOARD OF TRUSTEES Fernando Acosta-Rua ’85, Chair Russell B. Newton III, Vice Chair Preeti Swani, Secretary Tyler Hodges, President and Head of School TRUSTEES

Charles W. Arnold III ’86 Ali Chahlavi Anika Goel Comar Robert Crosby Rahul Deshmukh ’89 Aubrey Edge Steven Gold ’95 Brittany L. Groover Michael Meyers Ricardo Morales III ’81 Kathryn Pearson Peyton C. Daniel Rice ’80

Tatiana R. Salvador ’86 John J. Schickel Jr. ’88 Allison Korman Shelton ’94 A. Chester Skinner IV ’98 George Stelljes III ’80 Karen J. Stone John Surface ’90 ​Mark Travis ’80 A. Rodney VanPelt ’73 EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

Adam Edgecombe ’98 Alumni Board, Chair Marcia Howard ’83 Board of Visitors, Chair Jacque McGraw Parent Association, Co-Chair John McGraw Parent Association, Co-Chair


Harry M. deMontmollin Jr. ’56 TRUSTEES EMERITI

Quinn R. Barton Jr. ’46 James V. Bent Sr. ’53 John W. Connolly Jr. Deceased William K. Hatcher ’48 Deceased Ann C. Hicks ’55 Bartram Beverley W. Hirsig ’46 Deceased Helen M. Lane ’42 Bartram Hal Lynch Robert H. Paul III ’52 Deceased Frederick H. Schultz ’46 Deceased A. Chester Skinner Jr. ’40 Herman Ulmer Jr. ’37 Deceased George W. Varn ’38 W. Lester Varn Jr. ’42 E. Ellis Zahra Jr. ’64