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Summit Christian Academy COVID-19 UPDATED PLAN 2020-21 S

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SCA ANCHORED 2020-21 FAITH • SECURITY • ANCHORED • IN • CHRIST

March 12, 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.....................................................................................................................................3 FAQ........................................................................................................................................................................................4 Educational Options......................................................................................................................................................... 7 Day-to-Day Routine Protocol.........................................................................................................................................9 Mask Protocol.................................................................................................................................................................. 10 Adult Visit Protocol.........................................................................................................................................................12 Coronavirus Cleaning Protocol...................................................................................................................................13 Fine Arts Protocol............................................................................................................................................................14 Symptom Analysis...........................................................................................................................................................17 Positive Test in the Classroom Protocol....................................................................................................................18 Student Sick Day Protocol & Policy............................................................................................................................ 19


March 12, 2021

Dear SCA Community, Since August 19, SCA has been committed to continuing our mission to inspire students to achieve their God-given potential through excellent academics and Christian training in a compassionate environment. We feel that education is best done in person, and we are committed to keeping our doors open for in-person school. The Lord has blessed this decision with a limited number of COVID-19 cases and with a record enrollment of 900 students. As we opened our doors to in-person classes on August 19, we placed, and continue to place, a high priority on the health, safety, and well-being of students, faculty, and staff. The health protocols we put in place at the beginning of the year have been vital in keeping our community safe. Our recently updated COVID-19 Plan includes changes in line with recent data points and statistics released by the CDC and Jackson County Health Department. Our goal is to return to as normal as possible within the CDC and Jackson County guidelines. The COVID-19 Task Force continues to meet on a regular basis and are in regular contact with the Jackson County Health Department to stay apprised of COVID-19 updates related to the safety and well-being of the SCA community. I want to take this time to thank you for continuing to partner with us for the education of your child(ren). We take this partnership very seriously, and desire God’s perfect plan for them. As the SCA community grows, we continue to pray that the Lord uses all of us — students, families, teachers, and staff — in mighty ways! Blessings,

Linda Harrelson Head of School

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Summit Christian Academy COVID-19 FAQ

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March 12, 2021

Summit Christian Academy will continue to update the COVID-19 booklet as necessary, taking into consideration all recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control, Jackson County Health Department, and the SCA COVID-19 Task Force. We thank you for your flexibility as plans may be changed as updated recommendations and guidance are available. We also ask for your prayers for wisdom and safety for our students.

Q : Will school hours remain the same during the pandemic? YES. Except for the first day of school (or any half days), hours will remain as usual with GAP opening at 7 a.m., school starting at 7:45 a.m. for secondary and 8:15 a.m. for elementary and EE, and GAP closing at 5 p.m.

Q : What does the lunch environment look like? Please see the attached Day-to-Day Routine Protocol Information Sheet (p.9).

Q : Will the lunch staff have any change in procedures? YES. The lunch staff will be required to wear masks while serving and preparing food. All à la carte items will be prepackaged. Lunchroom staff will disinfect tables and the lunchroom area between lunch shifts. The school will continue to follow all Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) guidelines.

Q : Will any K-12th grade courses be taught online? YES. SCA has held some courses online for the past three years. Availability has increased to most courses through eCampus. (Please refer to the eCampus Handbook for additional information about course availability.) Summit Christian Academy offers SCA eCampus for students in grades K-12. While classes are taught in the SCA eCampus format, the pricing remains the same.

Q : What will drop off and pick up look like? We will have faculty and staff at the preschool - 6th grade doors to greet students at the door and make certain that they make it into class in a safe manner. Secondary will have a different car line process. Junior high students will be dropped off and picked up at the front of the secondary. High school students will be dropped off and picked up at the south side Goppert Classroom Entrance. A detailed campus-wide car line procedure map is available upon request.

Q : Will my child and others be required to wear masks? YES. Please see the attached Mask Protocol Information Sheet (p.10).

Q : My child is immunocompromised and/or has specific health concerns. Are there any special considerations/

actions for additional protection?

When students have any type of health issue at SCA, our health office requests that parents fill out a Special Care plan. This plan will enable parents to provide the details necessary for health office and administrative review. After review, a health CAP (Classroom Adjustment Privilege) may be instituted to ensure each child has their health needs met. SCA also has a part-time counselor available to direct any mental health concerns your child may have due to COVID-19.

Q : What are the cleaning procedures? Please see the attached Cleaning Protocol Information Sheet (p.13) for greater detail concerning procedures for cleaning during COVID-19. 4


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Summit Christian Academy COVID-19 FAQ

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Q : What if my child has a fever? Please see the attached Sick Day Protocol and Policy Information Sheet (p.19).

Q : Who will be notified if SCA has a child/student/staff member test positive for COVID-19? The administration will notify faculty members and parents of students who have been considered exposed* with the infected person. The name and specific identifying information of the child/student/staff member will not be released. The purpose of notifying staff and families is to encourage them to look for symptoms in themselves or their children over the next 10-14 days. *Exposure: Close contact (within 6 feet) of a CONFIRMED COVID-19 case for more than 15 minutes without a mask. In addition, the maintenance staff will thoroughly clean and sanitize any and all areas the child/student/staff member used in the days preceding their COVID-19 diagnosis.

Q : What are changes to the school’s attendance policy/work requirements if a student is ill or in the process of

being tested for COVID-19?

SCA will be eliminating the perfect attendance awards & recognitions for the 2020-21 school year. Attendance, grades and eligibility will be determined based on work and classroom performance. Attendance for eCampus will be taken through assignment completion.

Q : Are athletes required to wear masks during competition? At this point, masks are not required during competition or activity. Students will be required to wear masks while on the sidelines, as long as required by location of competition/event.

Q : If Summit Christian Academy closes down due to COVID-19, will the preschool and prekindergarten program close down as well? SCA will plan to keep preschool and prekindergarten open following State of Missouri childcare guidelines; however, short closures may occur for deep cleaning of the classrooms and facilities.

Q : If I travel within the United States or outside the United States, do I need to quarantine after? Currently, neither Jackson County nor the state of Missouri have any restrictions on travel for American citizens. SCA does not require quarantine after travel.

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Contact Sheet for Questions Title Finance Director School Nurse

Name Mrs. Courtney Constant Sheri Dean, RN Noelle Rhyne, RN

School Counselor Academic Dean Secondary Principal & Director of Operations School Resource Officer College & Career Advisor

Dr. Chantele Ferguson Dr. Kimberlee Gill Mr. Joe Hesman

Secondary Principal Secondary Assistant Principal Elementary Principal Assistant Principal, Early Education Director, GAP Director Athletic Director

Officer Matt Holman Mr. Shaun Pfannenstiel

Area of Support Finance & payment 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 Building protocols & safety during COVID-19 School safety College/career advising questions

mholman@sca-kc.org spfannenstiel@sca-kc.org

amickelson@sca-kc.org

Mr. Anthony Mickelson Any general overall questions and spiritual direction

csanders@sca-kc.org jmadsen@sca-kc.org

Mrs. Julie Madsen

Mr. Lance Quessenberry

chanteleferguson@sca-kc.org kgill@sca-kc.org jhesman@sca-kc.org

jhesman@sca-kc.org

Mr. Joe Hesman

Mrs. Charissa Sanders

Email cconstant@sca-kc.org nrhyne@sca-kc.org sdean@sca-kc.org

Athletics

lquessenberry@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 our parents to ensure each family has the student’s individual needs met. For the 2020-21 school year, SCA offers three educational options. These options are available to both our full-time and *part-time students. A kindergarten - 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.

Physical Campus Attendance

SCA plans to have the physical campus open and available to serve our student body throughout the 2020-21 school year. We will be in constant research with the CDC guidelines, Jackson County requirements, American Pediatric Academy Guidelines, Children’s Mercy Hospital guidelines, and our own SCA health task force to ensure our decisions support the health of our staff and student body. • 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. • Jackson County has stated that any future potential closings will go no longer than two weeks. • Early education classes will remain in session, even in mandated closures, as they provide daycare for families. • Families may attend school part-time. See your principal for details.

Hybrid eCampus (M-T-W on campus, T-Th online)

Hybrid eCampus students should be on physical campus the first three days of school along with the following week Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Please refer to the eCampus student handbook pertaining to your student’s grade level for more details. • Students desiring Hybrid eCampus should contact Judy Schmidt at jschmidt@sca-kc.org. • Hybrid Students will be assigned an eCampus support person. • For students desiring less exposure to groups of people, hybrid eCampus allows school attendance Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and online education on Thursday and Friday. • Assignments will be due on Monday morning by 7:30 a.m. • All tests and quizzes must be taken on the day that they are due. • eCampus students should become very familiar with the eCampus Student Handbook. • Students may merge into physical campus at anytime. Students may not go back and forth as it would be detrimental to their overall education.

*Part-time students must attend school for two (2) courses in order to participate in on-campus sports. Students in grades 9-12 must have a combined total of seven (7) courses.

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Summit Christian Academy EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS DURING COVID-19 (Page 2)

eCampus Fully Online

SCA eCampus started on August 24 for the 2020-21 school year, three days after physical campus. eCampus 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. • Students desiring eCampus fully online should contact Judy Schmidt at jschmidt@sca-kc.org. • Students will be assigned an eCampus support person. • Fully online students should become very familiar with the eCampus Student Handbook. Students may merge into physical campus at anytime. Students may not go back and forth as it would be detrimental to their overall education.

Toggling to eCampus

• Students who become quarantined for any reason may toggle to use eCampus and not be counted absent. • Students who toggle to eCampus will be assigned an eCampus support team member in addition to their classroom teacher. • Students who are ill will not be expected to do classwork until they are feeling able and medically released. • Parents will be provided an eCampus handbook when the need arises.

Certain courses are not available on eCampus. For more information, please see K-5 or 6-12 eCampus Handbooks at https://summit-christian-academy.org/ecampus.html.

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Summit Christian Academy DAY-TO-DAY ROUTINE PROTOCOL

Lunchroom • • • • • •

Classes will rotate eating in the lunchroom, in classrooms, or outside. Elementary students will remain with their homeroom teacher. Students and staff should wear masks when in the lunchroom and not eating or drinking. Staff should wear masks when assisting students with food or drink. Elementary will have spacing markers on the walls. Secondary students are divided into two lunch shifts.

Student and Teacher Procedures Outside of Classroom • • • • • •

Students should wash hands frequently throughout the day. Elementary students will wash hands before and after recess as well as before and after lunch. Elementary chapel will be held on Thursdays for grades K-3 and 4-6 starting on March 25. Secondary chapel will be held in smaller groups at LSCC. Secondary chapel will be divided in grades 7-9 and 10-12. Teachers in early education and elementary may use sit spots. At the secondary, grades 7-8 will share lockers with a locker buddy from their grade level. Grades 9-12 will have individual lockers. As secondary enrollment grows, students may need to share their lockers. • At the elementary, grades 4-5 will have individual lockers and some 6th grade students will share lockers.

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Summit Christian Academy MASK PROTOCOL

General Information Currently, the CDC recommends and Jackson County requires that masks be worn when social distancing guidelines cannot be followed. As such, the below mask protocols will be followed until mandates change. Masks are not required for a medical health condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a mask. A doctor’s note stating the student is medically exempted from wearing a mask would be required. Students are expected to keep a copy of mask exemption note on hand.

Types of Masks All masks 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 mask. Masks should not create a disruption to the learning environment.

Staff, Faculty, and Student Acceptable Masks The following types of masks may be worn when social distancing is compromised: • Cloth and/or disposable masks with ear bands • Neck gaiters/buffs (around the neck and over the nose and mouth) • Transparent/clear masks 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 shields or partial face shields without masks*

Staff and Faculty Wearing of Masks • All faculty and staff will be required to wear masks upon entering the building. • All faculty and staff will be required to wear masks when social distancing ability is compromised. • Teachers and staff will be masked when walking among students or working in close proximity to students or other adults. • *Exceptions for wearing face shields include teachers teaching within social distancing guidelines. These teachers may wear face shields only but should replace masks when less than 3 feet from students. • Employees and staff will be masked when engaging with the public and/or SCA stakeholders when inside the building. • Employees who cannot wear masks must submit a doctor’s note and work with their immediate supervisor. • All employees preparing food must wear masks. • Employees may only remove masks when not within 3 feet of students or within 6 feet of an adult. • All coaches will follow MSHSAA guidelines.

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Summit Christian Academy MASK PROTOCOL (Page 2)

Parents/Volunteers Wearing of Masks • All parents and volunteers must wear a mask upon entering the building. • All parents and volunteers must wear masks the entire time inside the building. Masks may be removed when eating/ drinking is involved. • Summit Christian Academy cannot provide masks for adults entering the building.

Early Education Students’ Wearing of Masks • • • •

No early education student will be required to wear a mask. Parents may request their child be kept in a mask. Students whose parents direct mask wearing must use a school-issued lanyard to keep it with the student at all times. Early education faculty and staff will wear masks and/or face shields at all times as students will not be social distancing.

Elementary Students’ Wearing of Masks • • • • •

Elementary students will be provided with lanyards to help with personal mask management. Elementary students may take mask breaks when in their classrooms, seated at their desks. Elementary students will not wear masks at lunch, recess, or PE. (EXOS for 6th grade) Elementary students will wear masks in hallways and during restroom breaks. When appropriate, elementary students will have classes outside with social distancing.

Secondary Students’ Wearing of Masks • In general, secondary students should be masked when inside the buildings. • Secondary students will be allowed to take mask breaks for 10 minutes while seated at their desks while in the classrooms. • After being seated, secondary students will not wear masks while eating at lunch. After food is consumed, masks will be put back in place. • Secondary students will not wear masks during PE. • Secondary students will wear masks in hallways, locker rooms, and during restroom breaks. • When appropriate, secondary students will have classes outside.

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Summit Christian Academy ADULT VISIT PROTOCOL

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Knowing that we are in a very unique time in our world, our school philosophy is to strongly partner with parents. However, during the pandemic we will be limiting visitors in the building. We recognize this limitation is for a season.

Parents/Visitors • We will be limiting outside visitors and/or parents coming inside the building. • Parents should make an appointment with the building principal or assistant principal at least a day in advance of a visit to get preapproval. • For drop off and pick up, parents should use the car line or walk students only to the outside doors. • We will not allow adults to eat lunch with students. Lunches can be dropped off in the office and distributed to the student. • Parents dropping off lunches, band instruments, or other items for students will leave items at the front door. The office will be sure to get the item(s) to the student.

Volunteers • We love our volunteers! • Volunteers may serve lunch, be a Watch D.O.G., or assist teachers with centers, lunch, or recess. Volunteers must get prior approval from the building principal or lunch coordinator. No walk-up volunteering. • Volunteers must wear masks at all times while in the building. • Volunteers serving food should wear masks and should not leave the kitchen area to greet students.

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Summit Christian Academy CORONAVIRUS CLEANING PROTOCOL

Early Education • All classes will be fogged with Vital Oxide, killing 99.9% of all viruses. • 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 fogged with Vital Oxide, killing 99.99% of all viruses. • 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 • Classes will be fogged with Vital Oxide, killing 99.99% of all viruses. • 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 FINE ARTS PROTOCOL

This document provides the Fine Arts Faculty & Staff, as well as our school leadership, with a plan for fine arts classes and activities during this time of COVID-19. We will be flexible and creative with personnel, scheduling, and programming to make certain that every student at SCA that wants to participate in fine arts can do so, and have a high quality experience. Though it might look different than past years, our goal is to offer students a safe and inspiring artistic experience which focuses on the privilege of using fine arts to glorify and worship God. Performances will be in the elementary commons and high school gymnasium following the latest health guidelines. We will make it a priority to offer performance solutions in whatever capacity our circumstances allow. Students will gain greater understanding of the importance of increased individual and sectional time being invested in their craft to reach their potential.

Fine Arts Department Goals

• To keep our students and faculty safe and healthy • To provide exceptional learning experiences that allow our students to grow individually and collectively as young artists • To encourage students to develop their God-given creative abilities, and bring glory to God in their performances • To deliver quality arts education experiences, online or in person • To provide unique opportunities for arts engagement that students cannot receive anywhere else • To connect students and families to their creative discipline(s) in ways that will foster their continued involvement in, and passion for, the arts • To remain flexible and to adapt teaching methodologies and plans as circumstances change • To work with the advisement of school leadership in the planning and scheduling of fine arts events and activities

All Fine Arts Classes

• Rehearsals can take place in the current classrooms, but will be allowed in outdoor spaces. (An electric keyboard may be required.) • For indoor rehearsals, students will socially distance as possible. Teachers and accompanists will remain 6 feet from students. • Any students that sing are required to wear masks in indoor rehearsal spaces. • Teachers may tape floors to help students and adults with social distancing measures • Performances may continue to be: o Video recorded and shared with the community o Allowed with limited audience seating capacity o Allowed with performers positioned 6 feet apart and/or masked

Fine Arts Performance Events Protocol

• Hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed at doors • Audiences will be limited according to mandates (and may be recorded or live streamed). Details concerning limitations will be announced, if needed, before each performance. 14


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Virtuosity! Lessons

• Private lessons will be taught both online or in person, depending on teacher’s availability, schedules, and individual studio spaces. Masks will be worn by instructors and students in small studio spaces.

ELEMENTARY Elementary General Music Classes

• There is no general music for online students. • Teacher may adjust classroom activities to limit singing and broaden the other aspects of the curriculum. • Singers will be required to wear masks at all times in indoor rehearsal spaces.

Honors Ensembles • • • •

Singers will be required to wear masks at all times in indoor rehearsals Students may be separated into sectional rehearsal format. Teachers may require students to use home practice to reduce the amount of time singing in the classroom. Students will each have their own music folder provided for them.

Instrumental Ensembles

• Students may be separated into sectional rehearsals. • Teachers may decide students may use home practice to reduce the amount of time playing in the classroom. • Locker and instrument storage would be handled in sections so students are able to be spaced apart when putting instruments away. This will decrease the amount of playing time during classes. • If masks are required on campus, instrumentalists would be permitted to remove their masks if they play a wind instrument or use a zippered mask when playing. • Online students desiring instrumental instruction will only be able to access it through Virtuosity!

SECONDARY Band & Orchestra • • • •

Students may be separated into sectional rehearsal format with the use of supplemental materials. Teacher may decide students may utilize home practice to reduce the amount of time playing in the classroom. Flute and trombone players may need additional spacing in the classroom. Locker and instrument storage would be handled in sections so students are able to be spaced apart when putting instruments away. This will decrease the amount of playing time during classes. • If masks are required on campus, instrumentalists would be permitted to remove their masks if they play a wind instrument or use a zippered mask when playing. • Secondary band students will each have a subscription to SmartMusic provided by SCA.

Choral Music

• Singers will be required to wear masks at indoor rehearsals. • Students may be separated into sectional rehearsal format with the use of supplemental materials. • Teachers may expand educational opportunities in theory, history, listening, and global perspective in order to limit the duration of singing in the classroom.

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Choral Music (continued)

• Teachers may require students to utilize home practice to reduce the amount of time spent singing in the classroom. • Students will each have their own music folder provided for them. • Choral students will have a subscription to Sight Reading Factory provided by SCA.

Worship Team

• Students may be separated into sectional rehearsal format with the use of supplemental materials. • Singers will be required to wear masks at indoor rehearsals unless socially distanced. • Worship Team will not be available online.

Theatre

• Productions will be selected to ensure both social distancing and possible recording or live-streaming capabilities depending on the current recommendations. • Outdoor rehearsals and performances are an option. • Theatre performers will be required to wear masks or will be staged spaced apart when in movement/singing/ speaking. • Actors may be required to purchase/provide makeup kits for their own personal use.

Links to Studies www.nfhs.org/media/4029965/ https://www.nfhs.org/articles/aerosol-study-faq-s-blog/ https://www.nfhs.org/media/4029952/preliminary-testing-report-7-13-20.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2fku6BPB1uW4N6h4XwA6T SIMmvnZEnYXu1DBahmTJlrpinKzVU3G-cnC4 https://nafme.org/wp-content/files/2020/06/NAfME_NFHS-Guidance-for-Fall-2020.pdf https://files.constantcontact.com/b4d082bd201/184c8a68-a6a3-47d5-a9e7-f3a529932f9e.pdf

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Summit Christian Academy SYMPTOM ANALYSIS

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, Difficulty Breathing, Loss of taste/smell • Moderate Risk Symptoms: Fever (temperature of 100.4 or higher), Congestion/runny nose, Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, Sore Throat, Headache, Muscle or body aches If you have any of these signs, 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 consult your medical professional as soon as possible. • If you have any questions/doubts, please stay home and call or email the nurse who can answer questions and give guidance. If you have just one of the Moderate Risk Symptoms and no COVID-19 exposure, you can return to school 24 hours after fever resolution or symptom improvement. 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 POSITIVE TEST IN THE CLASSROOM DURING COVID-19

Student • • • • •

Report to Health Office and Administration. Room will be fogged. Potential the classroom will be moved for 24 hours. Infected person out of school 10 days from the first day of symptoms, fever free and improved symptoms for 24 hours. Students will check back into the school through the health office. Health office will give information on eCampus. Parents will email the teachers as to intention to go onto eCampus.

Teacher

• Teachers should report positive tests to the health office and administrator. • Full doctor recommendations should followed. • Should teachers be symptom free and/or desire to teach, an aide will be used in the classroom and teachers will teach from Google Meet. No sick days will be counted if teaching by Google Meet.

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Summit Christian Academy STUDENT SICK DAY PROTOCOL

Your student has met criteria for SCA’s sick day policy. We ask that you please keep the health office informed of illnessrelated absences and/or COVID-19 diagnosis or exposure, and contact the Health Office with any questions at 816-524-0185, Ext. 206.

Symptoms and Conditions Requiring Absence from Campus Infectious Disease Symptoms

Other Conditions:

• Fever or fever-like symptoms o Temperature above 100.4 F or with or without the presentation of fatigue/body aches/chills/rigors • Respiratory symptoms o Cough, congestion, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath not appeared to be related to allergies or asthma • Gastrointestinal symptoms o Diarrhea, vomiting, or severe nausea • New unexplained loss of taste or smell • Student reported or has been notified that they have been in close contact with a positive COVID-19 case

• Confirmed non-COVID viral infectious disease o Ex: influenza or rhinovirus • Contagious infections requiring antibiotic treatment o Ex: Strep throat or pink eye • Undiagnosed, new, and/or untreated skin rash or condition • Doctor’s note requiring an individualized plan of care to stay home due to medical

Procedure for Return to School Infectious Disease Symptoms

Other Conditions:

• If presenting with symptoms, please test student for COVID-19 and/or contact your doctor to provide a note for an alternative diagnosis or treatment-specific guidelines and when they can return to school. If your student does not see a doctor and does not test, then the student must stay home for 10 days minimum and return when fever-free for 24 hours AND symptoms are improving (or student must have a note from a medical professional allowing return to school). If your student is tested for COVID-19 and the test is negative, the student may return with a copy of the negative COVID-19 test result. • If notified to self-quarantine due to a close exposure to a COVID + case, stay home and monitor symptoms for 14 days. Call your healthcare provider/health department for specific guidance. • If POSITIVE for COVID-19, student must stay home for 10 days minimum from date of first symptoms, or date of test if student did not have symptoms, and return when feverfree without medication for 24 hours AND symptoms are improving.

• If confirmed that student has non-COVID viral illness please provide a doctor’s note to confirm, and student may return once 24 hours symptom-free without the use of medication. • After the first 24 hours of various antibiotic treatments for contagious infections (i.e., strep throat, pink eye, etc.) • Doctor’s note requiring an individualized plan of care to stay home due to medical concerns as specified. • Upon return to school, student is to return through the Health Office, and acquire a “return slip” to take to teacher.

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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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