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Summit Christian Academy COVID-19 CAMPUS PLAN 2021-22

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SCA • CALLED • TO • SERVE August 24, 2021 “Summit Christian Academy is committed to providing a healthy & safe environment for our community without compromising excellence in academics and Christian tr aining in a compassionate environment.”


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Summit Christian Academy TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letter from SCA Head of School.....................................................................................................................................2 Contact Sheet....................................................................................................................................................................3 Educational Options.........................................................................................................................................................4 Face Covering Protocol...................................................................................................................................................5 Coronavirus Cleaning Protocol....................................................................................................................................6 Symptom Analysis............................................................................................................................................................ 7 Quarantine Protocol........................................................................................................................................................8

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Dear SCA Eagle Community, On August 18, we opened our doors for in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year. As an educator and leader of ministry for 31 years, I know that education is best done in person; and I am committed to our community operating in this manner this year! We continue to place a high priority on the health, safety, and well-being of our school community as we work to protect our school and campus. I ask that you take the information in this booklet as a resource to pour over; and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to one of the key contacts within this booklet for more information. I am a person of prayer, with my life and mission verses coming from 1 Peter 5:2-10. The ultimate goal is to have all of us on campus each day in a safe and healthy environment where we learn from, minister to, and care for one another. The SCA COVID-19 Campus Plan is important for our community. It allows us all to understand in advance what is expected of anyone who is exposed, who has symptoms, who has been diagnosed, or is required to quarantine because of COVID-19. I know how hard it was to tell children they were not eligible for extracurricular participation in drama, choir, athletics, class trips, and even prom. I also know the challenge for parents and teachers of fulfilling professional obligations and interests while having a child required to remain home. My prayer is that you would review the COVID-19 campus plan and let us know if you have any questions. I remain prayerful! I remain excited! I remain committed to serving your children and family and our faculty and staff, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to the best of my abilities. Respectfully,

Chris Hahn Head of School

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Summit Christian Academy COVID-19 CONTACT SHEET Contact Sheet for Questions

Title Health Office

Name Noelle Rhyne, RN Erin Rider, RN Tiffany Summitt, M.Ed.

School Counselor Academic Dean Secondary Principal & Director of Operations

Mrs. Alyssa Knox Dr. Kimberlee Gill Mr. Joe Hesman

Upper Elementary Principal (Grades 3-6) Secondary Assistant Principal

Mrs. Julie Madsen

Area of Support Individual student health and special care plans as they pertain to school attendance (please check with your family doctor first) Emotional/social needs Academic support

Email nrhyne@sca-kc.org erider@sca-kc.org tsummitt@sca-kc.org aknox@sca-kc.org kgill@sca-kc.org jhesman@sca-kc.org

Building protocols & safety during COVID-19 jmadsen@sca-kc.org amickelson@sca-kc.org

Mr. Anthony Mickelson Mrs. Charissa Sanders

Any general overall questions and spiritual direction

csanders@sca-kc.org

School Resource Officer

Officer Matt Holman

School safety

mholman@sca-kc.org

College & Career Advisor

Mr. Shaun Pfannenstiel

spfannenstiel@sca-kc.org

Finance Director

Mrs. Courtney Constant

College/career advising questions Finance & payment

G.A.P. Director

Mrs. Gail Wesselschmidt

Before and After Care questions

gwesselschmidt@sca-kc.org

Athletic Director

Mr. Lance Quessenberry

Athletics

lquessenberry@sca-kc.org

Early Ed & Lower Elementary Principal

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cconstant@sca-kc.org


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Summit Christian Academy EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS DURING COVID-19

Summit Christian Academy is committed to its mission to inspire students to achieve their God-given potential through excellent academics and Christian training in a compassionate environment. Our heart is for every student and family to feel secure in the knowledge both that they are safe and healthy, and that their child has access to an outstanding Christian education. In this season of COVID-19, we are committed to partnering with parents to ensure each family has the student’s individual needs met. SCA will continue to consult available guidance to monitor the health situation impacting our students. SCA may adjust protocols at any time to address specific needs or circumstances to protect the health and safety of students and staff. All SCA faculty, staff, and visitors should monitor for COVID-19 symptoms daily, and SCA families should monitor their students for COVID-19 symptoms daily. For the 2021-22 school year, SCA offers two educational options.

Physical Campus Attendance Staff and students should notify the SCA health office and not enter campus if any of the following apply: • Displays one or more of the following symptoms: fever (100.4 F or higher), new or persistent cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, loss of sense of smell or taste OR two or more of the following: chills, muscle/body aches, headache, sore throat, fatigue. • Has a confirmed case of COVID-19 or has been exposed (as described on p. 8) to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19. • Is awaiting COVID-19 test results. • SCA recognizes that COVID-19 brings special challenges to some families. Parents may work with the health office to ensure individualized needs are met. • SCA will remain open unless guidelines change to mandate closing. • Early education classes will remain in session, even in mandated closures, as they provide daycare for families.

eCampus Fully Online SCA eCampus continues for the 2021-22 school year, and students have access to all physical campus activities. Please refer to the eCampus student handbook pertaining to your student’s grade level for more details. A K-5th grade eCampus handbook and a 6-12th grade eCampus handbook are available on our website at https://summit-christian-academy.org/ ecampus.html. Please note the handbook is a living document. • Students may enroll in eCampus on a semester-by-semester basis. • Students desiring eCampus should contact Judy Schmidt at jschmidt@sca-kc.org. • Once enrolled in eCampus, students will be assigned an eCampus support person: Anna Kale at annakale@sca-kc.org for Grades K-5 and Dr. Linda Creason at lindacreason@sca-kc.org for Grades 6-12.

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Summit Christian Academy FACE COVERING (MASK) PROTOCOL

General Information Currently, the CDC recommends and Jackson County requires that face coverings be worn. The School Board is unanimous in strongly recommending and encouraging the faculty and staff of SCA and each child, kindergarten and older, to temporarily begin the year using a face covering. SCA reserves the right to change face covering requirements for the health and safety of the SCA community.

Types of Face Coverings All face coverings must be either translucent, solid, or patterned. In order to promote unity, no cartoon characters and/or political messaging should be visible. The only exception to this would be an SCA-branded face covering. Face coverings should not create a disruption to the learning environment.

Student Acceptable Face Coverings The following types of face coverings may be worn: • Cloth and/or disposable face coverings with ear bands • Neck gaiters/buffs (around the neck and over the nose and mouth) • Transparent/clear face coverings that cover the mouth and nose Any alterations or changes to the above list will require a note from a physician. Unacceptable Face Coverings include: • Pulling up the shirt • Using a scarf • Bandana

Face Covering Expectations for Outside of SCA campus • When using Lee’s Summit Community Church facilities, we will follow their requirements which currently include face coverings. For families not comfortable having face coverings during chapel time, alternate arrangements may be made through your principal. • Face coverings may be required at locations off the SCA campus. Families will be notified on a case-by-case basis.

Early Education Students’ Wearing of Face coverings • No early education student will be required to wear a face covering. • Parents may request their child be kept in a face covering. • Students whose parents direct face covering wearing must use a school-issued lanyard to keep it with the student at all times.

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Summit Christian Academy CORONAVIRUS CLEANING PROTOCOL

Early Education

• All classes will be cleaned each night with a hydrogen treatment called Tersano that kills up to 99.999% of germs. This cleaning agent is utilized in many schools to prevent viruses. Teachers will also continue to wipe down desks each night with bleach/Clorox wipes.* • EE will increase the amount of hand washing by children and staff. • EE staff will wipe down high touch areas and toys multiple times a day with appropriate cleaning supplies that kill viruses but are safe for children to be around. • EE will have hand sanitizer with 60% or greater alcohol content for student/staff use throughout the day (children will be carefully monitored by adults before and during use). • EE will have hand sanitizer readily available to use when needed and will also closely monitor student use. • EE will have access to cleaning and disinfecting supplies and will be cleaning high touch areas as well as toys multiple times a day.

Elementary

• All classes will be cleaned each night with a hydrogen treatment called Tersano that kills up to 99.999% of germs. This cleaning agent is utilized in many schools to prevent viruses. Teachers will also continue to wipe down desks each night with bleach/Clorox wipes.* • Classrooms will have hand sanitizer with 60% or greater alcohol content for student/staff use throughout the day (children will be carefully monitored by adults before and during use). • Elementary staff will monitor lunch to ensure children are not sharing food or drinks with other children. • Elementary kitchen staff will sanitize tables between lunch shifts. • Elementary staff will wipe down high touch areas such as desks with appropriate cleaning supplies that kill viruses but are safe for children to be around.

Secondary

• All classes will be cleaned each night with a hydrogen treatment called Tersano that kills up to 99.999% of germs. This cleaning agent is utilized in many schools to prevent viruses. Teachers will also continue to wipe down desks each night with bleach/Clorox wipes.* • Secondary will have hand sanitizer with 60% or greater alcohol content for student/staff use throughout the day.

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Summit Christian Academy SYMPTOM ANALYSIS

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Please check yourself (or parents check your students) every morning to ensure you are do not have any of the following symptoms: • High Risk Symptoms: New cough, persistent cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste/smell • Moderate Risk Symptoms: Fever (temperature of 100.4 or higher without fever reducing medication), congestion/runny nose, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, sore throat, headache, fatigue, muscle or body aches If you have any of these symptoms, we ask that you stay at home. If you have any of the High Risk Symptoms or two or more of the Moderate Risk Symptoms, please notify the SCA health office at nrhyne@sca-kc.org. • If you have any questions/doubts, please stay home and call or email the SCA health office and they can answer questions and give guidance. If you have just one of the Moderate Risk Symptoms and no COVID-19 exposure (as described on p. 8), you can return to school 24 hours after fever resolution or symptom improvement (without fever-reducing medication). We want to keep everyone healthy and safe this year, so please help everyone in the SCA community by keeping students with any symptoms home and follow the above guidelines.

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Summit Christian Academy COVID-19 QUARANTINE PROTOCOL

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COVID-19 Exposure According to the CDC, exposure to COVID-19 occurs if you have been in close contact without a mask (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19, unless you have been fully vaccinated. An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting from 48 hours (or 2 days) before the person has any symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19. For students displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please check with the SCA health office: Noelle Rhyne at nrhyne@sca-kc.org, Erin Rider erider@sca-kc.org or Tiffany Summitt at tsummitt@sca-kc.org. For faculty and staff displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please contact the school principal in your area, and/or your direct supervisor. Students and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 will be permitted to return to school when: • They are 24 hours fever-free without using fever-reducing medication; AND • Improved symptoms (cough, difficulty breathing, etc.); AND • 10 days have passed since symptoms began. OR • 10 days have passed since test date, if not experiencing symptoms. • If a student or staff member has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to school prior to meeting the above criteria, they must obtain a medical professional’s note clearing them for return based on an alternative diagnosis or receive a negative PCR or antigen test. • Students and staff are required to quarantine if they are exposed (as described above) to someone who tests positive for COVID-19. Quarantine options include: • Per CDC guidelines, quarantine can end after 10 days from the last close contact as long as the individual has not developed any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 for the duration of the quarantine. • Quarantine can end and student can return to school on day 8 after after testing negative (PCR or antigen) on day 5 or later. The individual must not have developed any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 for the duration of the quarantine. • Quarantine is not required if the individual has been fully vaccinated (2 weeks have passed since the final dose in the series), has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months, or tests positive for antibodies within 3 months before or immediately following an exposure to someone with confirmed COVID-19. All of these scenarios require the individual to remain asymptomatic for 14 days from their last close contact in order for the individual to avoid quarantine. Student mask-wearing limits quarantines: • New contact tracing protocols state that students determined to be close contacts of COVID-19 positive individuals this year will not be quarantined if he/she is correctly wearing a mask at the time of contact and the exposed student is not presenting symptoms.

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Summit Christian Academy The school of choice for Christian families whose priority is excellence. SCA is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Cognia. Affiliations include Association of Christian Schools International, Great Plains Alliance of Christian Schools, and Missouri State High School Activities Association. SCA admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin.

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