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BACK ON CAMPUS August 2020


BACK ON CAMPUS PLAN The Frances Xavier Warde School (FXW) is committed and will be ready to return Back On Campus in September in a hybrid schedule dependent upon public health and government guidelines. Provided we are in Phase 3 or 4 of Restore Illinois and Be Safe. Chicago, FXW will reopen each campus in August for faculty and staff, then the students on September 8, as planned. Our planning is predicated upon a shifting, fluid public health situation, requiring the school to remain agile, gain insight into emerging trends, shift priorities, and respond to public and government officials to deploy the right model at the right moment. Our top priority in reuniting our community is the health and ongoing well-being of our students, faculty and staff, and parents. Since the beginning of this global pandemic, FXW has been addressing immediate challenges while building plans for varied scenarios for the fall. This document will address key objectives and priorities moving forward within our overarching objectives of our scenario planning that focuses on Community, Health and Safety, Maintaining our Fiscal Health, and providing a comprehensive Learning Program. On behalf of the FXW Leadership Team and the Board of Trustees, we thank you for the opportunity to partner and share this document with you. In a safe and healthy way, we want to get back to school. We look forward to our return on Tuesday, September 8. And while we are planning to be Back On Campus, our e-mail address regarding questions to this document remains loc@fxw.org. In partnership,

Michael Kennedy Head of School

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Enrique Suarez FXW Board Chair


TABLE OF CONTENTS Overview & Guiding Principles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Task Teams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Health & Hygiene Task Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Technology Task Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Facilities Task Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

2020 First Assessment Period Options: Hybrid Model and LOC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Professional Learning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

School Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Health & Well-Being Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

COVID-19 Guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

FAQs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Glossary of Terms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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OVERVIEW & GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Community

Maintaining our Fiscal Health

At FXW, our community is what makes our school truly special. We know how important it is for us to be together and are working to: ensure we are ready to reunite in the fall; retain our faculty and families; and continue to build on the strengths of our community.

Our 30-year-old school was built on diversity, inclusion, strong academics, rich traditions, and a celebration of all faiths. It has also been built with a prudent and diligent focus on our fiscal health. One of our top priorities over the last five months has been ensuring our community remains intact despite the new realities and circumstances many of our families have faced due to COVID-19. We are committed to this while also balancing the new operational safety protocols and technology needs of a fall re-entry. Throughout this crisis, FXW has and will remain strong financially.

Health and Safety Planning for and responding to a fluid public health situation and deploying the right model at the right moment requires rigorous health and safety standards, procedures, and protocols. We have developed a FXW Re-Entry Task Team, consisting of administrators, nurses, FXW staff, and trustees in collaboration with public health experts and medical professionals within and beyond the FXW community to review and to calibrate key measures in advance of and throughout the 2020/21 school year. VIEW HEALTH AND SAFET Y PROTOCOLS

These guidelines are subject to change as the situation unfolds. Further details will be shared as additional information becomes available.

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Comprehensive Learning Program Nothing can replace the in-person interaction between a teacher and student. Back in March, with only days to plan, we developed a learning platform that relied on both synchronous and asynchronous learning. We will continue to scenario plan with the understanding that learning and instruction go together, but they are not one in the same. We are guided by the premise that our School’s culture is to teach students — not just deliver material on different subjects. FXW faculty will be ready as we are actively engaging in professional development around Blended Learning.


TASK TEAMS Relying on the expertise of current and former FXW parents, the Task Teams below work alongside the FXW Leadership Team to plan for the safe return to school. Health & Hygiene Task Team This team is charged with planning for a safe return to campus focused on health-related issues. This team also works with the Facilities Task Team to evaluate safety protocols and facilities enhancements.

TEAM MEMBERS DR. MERCEDES CARNETHON • NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL/RESEARCH SCIENTIST, EPIDEMIOLOGY • VICE CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE • MARY HARRIS THOMPSON PROFESSOR • PROFESSOR OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE (EPIDEMIOLOGY) AND MEDICINE (PULMONARY AND CRITICAL CARE) • PARENT OF TWO STUDENTS IN GRADES K AND 2 DR. DANIELLE CHERIAN • PEDIATRICIAN FACULTY APPOINTMENT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE • JOINED TOWN & COUNTRY PEDIATRICS IN 2006 • PARENT OF TWO STUDENTS IN GRADES 4 AND 7 AND AN ALUM DR. SCOT T HANLON • PHYSICIAN, EVERGREEN MEDICAL • DUPAGE MEDICAL GROUP, FAMILY MEDICINE (INCLUDING PREVENTATIVE CARE, MEDICAL TREATMENT, MINOR SURGERY, ACUTE CARE, AND INPATIENT CARE FOR NEWBORNS, CHILDREN, TEENS, ADULTS, AND SENIORS) • PARENT OF THREE ALUMS MS. LESLIE KELLY • RN, FXW/OSP NURSE DR. JOE KENT • CHRIST HOSPITAL PHYSICIAN, INFECTIOUS DISEASES • PARENT OF TWO ALUMS MS. PAM MADURA • RN, FXW/HNC NURSE MS. COURTNEY BRIT TON • PRINCIPAL, OSP CAMPUS • PARENT OF A KINDERGARTNER MS. K AREN MOORE • FXW CFO/COO

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DR. DAVID NAYAK • STRENGTH TO LOVE FREE ASTHMA & ALLERGY CLINIC • BOARD-CERTIFIED ALLERGY IMMUNOLOGY SPECIALIST WITH A MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH DEGREE • PARENT OF TWO STUDENTS IN GRADES 1 AND 3 DR. ANJU PETERS • PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE • DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL RESEARCH AND ASSOCIATE CHIEF OF CLINICAL AFFAIRS, EDUCATION, AND RESEARCH IN THE DIVISION OF ALLERGY-IMMUNOLOGY, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE • PARENT OF A STUDENT IN GRADE 7 AND TWO ALUMS DR. BILL WALSH • EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN AND CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, OSF LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY MEDICAL CENTER • PARENT OF A STUDENT IN GRADE 7 AND AN ALUM MS. LIZZY WHITEHORN • GOVERNOR JB PRITZKER’S ADMINISTRATION AND COMMITTED PUBLIC SERVANT WHO HAS WORKED AT THE INTERSECTION OF POLITICS, POLICY, AND LAW HER ENTIRE CAREER • FIRST ASSISTANT DEPUTY GOVERNOR IN GOVERNOR JB PRITZKER’S ADMINISTRATION, MANAGING THE HEALTHCARE AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCIES, BOARDS, AND COMMISSIONS, AND ASSOCIATED INITIATIVES, INCLUDING OVERSEEING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ITS RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC • PARENT OF A STUDENT IN GRADE K MR. MICHAEL KENNEDY • HEAD OF SCHOOL AND PARENT OF A STUDENT IN GRADE 7 AND AN ALUM


Technology Task Team This team is charged with evaluating necessary technology to support a blended learning instructional model under Phase 2, 3, and 4 which includes identification of software, hardware, infrastructure, and training.

TEAM MEMBERS MR. BRIAN COROTIS • MANAGING DIRECTOR, DELOITTE GLOBAL CYBERSECURITY ORGANIZATION, REPORTING TO THE GLOBAL CISO AND LEADING THE OFFICE OF CYBERSECURITY. RESPONSIBLE FOR DRIVING CYBERSECURITY GOVERNANCE, COMMUNICATIONS, SPECIAL PROJECTS, CROSS-TEAM COORDINATION, AND LEADERSHIP PRIORITIZATION • PARENT OF TWO STUDENTS IN GRADES 3 AND 7 MR. JAY FRESHWATER • NATIONAL SALES MANAGER, SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL (DAILY HANDS-ON LEADER, DATA-DRIVEN MEDIA SELLER, INNOVATOR) • 20 YEARS OF SUCCESS DRIVING MEDIA AND AD-TECH REVENUE FROM MANY OF THE WORLD’S MOST HIGHLY RESPECTED B2B/ B2C BRANDS • PARENT OF A STUDENT IN GRADE 6 AND AN ALUM MR. EREK HORNE • MANAGER OF PROJECT DELIVERY, AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION/IT • PARENT OF A STUDENT IN GRADE 5 AND TWO ALUMS MS. ERIN HORNE • DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, FXW • PARENT OF A STUDENT IN GRADE 5 AND TWO ALUMS MR. BRAD MALLERS • ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, FXW/HNC (ACADEMICS) MR. DAVID MITCHELL • IT SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR, FXW MR. DIRK MUELLER-INGRAND • CO-FOUNDER, MARKET REBELLION VENTURE INVESTOR • DIRK HAS PREVIOUSLY CO-FOUNDED AND/OR SERVED AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE AND BOARD MEMBER OF SEVERAL STARTUP COMPANIES • PARENT TO A STUDENT IN GRADE 6 MR. ANDY RAY • ABCO ELECTRIC CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN • PARENT TO FOUR ALUMS MS. SARAH VAUGHN • DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION, FXW MS. K AREN MOORE • CFO/COO, FXW

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MS. K AREN MOORE • CFO/COO, FXW MR. SRECKO VUJASIN • LEAD PLATFORM ENGINEER, CME GROUP (INCLUDING SOFTWARE, JAVA, AUTOMATION FRAMEWORK, APPLICATION ARCHITECT, CLOUD (AWS AND GCP), AND DEVELOP AND DESIGN SOFTWARE TOOLS FOR FUNCTIONAL AND INTEGRATION TESTING) • LICENSED HEAD SOCCER COACH EXPERIENCE • PARENT TO TWO STUDENTS IN GRADES 4 AND 6 MR. DAVID WIEL AND • CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER AT MOTIVATE VENTURE CAPITAL, A SEED STAGE VENTURE FIRM INVESTING IN TECH OR TECH-ENABLED COMPANIES IN THE US AND CANADA • DAVID IS A SERIAL FOUNDER AND VENTURE INVESTOR WITH MULTIPLE SUCCESSFUL EXITS • PARENT TO THREE STUDENTS IN GRADES KINDERGARTEN, 2, AND 3 MR. MICHAEL KENNEDY • HEAD OF SCHOOL AND PARENT OF A STUDENT IN GRADE 7 AND AN ALUM


Facilities Task Team This team is charged with reviewing and advising on the current facilities requirements of each campus to meet the guidelines of Restore Illinois, Be Safe. Chicago, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other governing bodies.

TEAM MEMBERS MR. JOE BORKOWSKI • JOE HAS AN ENGINEERING BACKGROUND WITH MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL BUSINESS EXPERIENCE BUILDING AND LEADING GROUPS, REGIONS, AND COMPANIES. HE HAS DEVELOPED A TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION OF OPPORTUNITIES, CRITICAL PATH ANALYSIS, SOLVING BUSINESS PROBLEMS AND REALIZING PROFITABILITY. JOE IS A SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR WHO HAS DEVELOPED COMPANIES, TEAMS, AND PROJECTS IN THE FIELDS OF LARGE-SCALE RENEWABLE POWER GENERATION, COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT. • PARENT OF TWO STUDENTS IN GRADES 3 AND 5 MR. TONY CAREY • VICE PRESIDENT, MCNELLIS & CO. INSURANCE • WORKS DIRECTLY WITH FXW ON ITS INSURANCE •PPARENT OF A STUDENT IN GRADE 6 AND TWO ALUMS MS. L AUREN FITCHET T • PRINCIPAL, HNC CAMPUS, FXW • PARENT OF TWO STUDENTS IN GRADES 1 AND 7 MS. SARAH FRICK • DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT, FXW MS. ERIN HORNE • DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, FXW • PARENT OF A STUDENT IN GRADE 5 AND TWO ALUMS MR. DAN K APUT • FACILITIES AND SECURITY MANAGER, FXW MS. KRIS PENN • KRIS HAS A PASSION FOR STRATEGIC THINKING, EFFICIENCY, AND GOOD COMMUNICATION. AN ACCOMPLISHED MARKETING AND CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL, KRIS OFFERS EXPERTISE IN BRAND BUILDING, BRAND MANAGEMENT, EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATIONS, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT, PROJECT MANAGEMENT, AND PEOPLE MANAGEMENT • DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES, GARRETT BRANDS • PARENT OF TWO STUDENTS IN GRADES 3 AND 5

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MS. AMY PRESTON • BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND FACILITIES COMMITTEE CHAIR • SENIOR DIRECTOR, TISHMAN SPEYER • AMY IS THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION FOR TISHMAN SPEYER WHERE SHE MANAGES AN $8+ MILLION CHICAGO PORTFOLIO. SHE MANAGES A TEAM OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGERS FOR LARGE TENANT IMPROVEMENTS, CAPITAL REDEVELOPMENTS (LOBBIES, BUILDING AMENITIES, ETC.) AND GROUND UP CONSTRUCTION • PARENT OF A STUDENT IN GRADE 3 MS. AMY YURKO • ARCHITECT, BRAINSPACES • FOR OVER 30 YEARS, AMY YURKO HAS BEEN DEDICATED TO CREATIVITY AND LEARNING. INTEGRATING ARCHITECTURAL EXPERTISE AND EDUCATIONAL PERSPECTIVE IS A UNIQUE STRENGTH, FOSTERED BY HER EXPERIENCE AS A LICENSED ARCHITECT AND AS A PROFESSOR IN THE ARCHITECTURAL PROGRAMS AT THE ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, AND THE CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM AT HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN


RE-ENTRY PLANNING Mapping out plans for September requires the school to consider certain assumptions based on research and reports from scientists, medical professionals, and government officials. Until a vaccine is widely administered, COVID-19 will continue to impact communities and require mitigation response to: • Several waves of infection may be likely • Physical distancing measures will continue to be active • Maximizing all facility spaces to reduce density of people will be necessary • Certain travel restrictions will remain in place or change Making decisions that impact so many while navigating uncharted territory in a fluid health environment is the major challenge for any company, organization, college, or school. Schools, by design, are antithetical to physical distancing, especially for students in the classroom or on the playground, artists on the stage, and athletes on the court or field. Presenting a high level of complexity, FXW — Preschool through Grade 8 — serves more than 600 families, 950 students, and 165 faculty and staff members, traveling from more than 60 zip codes across the greater metro-Chicago area. Monitoring illness among members of our community will be critical. In addition to a variety of pre-existing health conditions of students and staff members, mitigation strategies of COVID-19 add additional layers. Spreading out at the school’s two campuses with multiple facility spaces, our return in September will require creative, agile, rigorous, safe, and healthy operational measures. The strength of the mission and vision of FXW is the foundational relationship between a student and a teacher, collaborating on campus together. We have included the outline for what our programming is currently planned to look like under the Restore Illinois and Be Safe. Chicago plans. Please know we anticipate there will be changes in the weeks ahead and plans may need to change.

Of importance, please note the following:

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HYBRID AND LEARNING OFF CAMPUS As we prioritized a reduction in class/cohort sizes, we are excited that we will be able to offer a Hybrid Model and Learning Off Campus (LOC) options for the first assessment period for Kindergarten through Grade 8 students. For the 2020/21 school year, this period runs September through November. Scheduling for our five-day, full-day Preschoolers for the first assessment period is still under evaluation and may include a combination of in-school and LOC options. Scheduling for our part-time Preschool programs will not change.

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To further our plans, we would appreciate your feedback in having your child participate in skills and drills offerings for the following activities: flag football, cross country, volleyball, and basketball. Similar to our Extended Day Program, a critical component to our planning involves ensuring our cohort model can be successful, and will protect the good health of all teachers, staff, and students within the cohort. We appreciate your patience while our team works to determine the next steps. Please know that more information will be forthcoming on or before October 5.

We believe the Hybrid Model allows all children the opportunity to be in person with their teachers and classmates which will be important should we need to pivot to LOC.

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ATHLETICS / BUS / EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM (EDP) The Restore Illinois plan mandated protocols and guidelines for all youth and adult recreational sports, including, but not limited to school-based sports (IHSA and IESA), travel clubs, private leagues and clubs, recreational leagues and centers, and park district sports programs. FXW will follow these guidelines as we continue to plan for opportunities to safely engage our students in athletics.

DROP-OFF/PICK-UP For more information on drop-off and pick-up this year at both campuses, read the procedures.

TAKE THE OSP ATHLETICS SURVEY

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ENTRANCES We will have specific entrances for grade levels and will have signage to outline this. More details will be forthcoming.

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LOCKER USE At this time, we are determining if and how lockers can be used safely.

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UNIFORMS This year, uniforms are optional. See the FAQs for more information.

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TAKE THE HNC ATHLETICS SURVEY

At this time, based on the parent survey, the intercampus bus will not be available. Intercampus bus transportation fees will be removed from student billing and any payments will be applied for other charges.

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CLASS COHORTS Class cohorts will be released August 24.


2020 FIRST ASSESSMENT PERIOD OPTIONS As we prioritized a reduction in class/cohort sizes, we are excited to announce that we will be able to offer a Hybrid Model and Learning Off Campus (LOC) options for the first assessment period for Kindergarten through Grade 8 students. For the 2020/21 school year, this period runs September through November. Scheduling for our preschoolers for the first assessment period may include a combination of in-school and LOC options, but more information is forthcoming. For those preschoolers in the part-time program, there will not be a change in your schedule. HYBRID MODEL AND LOC AT OSP The Hybrid Model and LOC schedule will parallel one another. As part of this sample schedule, we created OSP and HNC video explanations to help you understand which option may be most suitable for your family. In summary: HYBRID MODEL We will be dividing our students in Kindergarten through Grade 8: Group A will attend classes in-person/on campus on Monday and Tuesday each week and Group B will attend classes inperson/on campus on Thursday and Friday each week. We have reserved Wednesday as a day of Learning Off Campus for all students. LEARNING OFF CAMPUS For those students who have selected LOC for the first assessment period, they will be part of the classroom lessons for live instruction throughout the day (see sample schedule). This includes signing in and out to participate in classes throughout the day, which involves time for connecting with teachers and classmates and independent learning. As we further developed our LOC model this summer, we feel confident and proud that this option is aligned with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) requirements and will work for those learners who will be off campus for the first assessment period.

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HYBRID MODEL AND LOC AT HNC


PROFESSIONAL LEARNING Throughout this journey, the faculty and staff have utilized new platforms to connect, engage, and motivate students, design pre-recorded sessions, differentiate assignments to support or accelerate student growth, and assess student learning in a variety of ways. Throughout the summer months, our faculty and staff are participating in training and learning modules to prepare for what is ahead. BLENDED LEARNING FOR FXW As lifelong learners, the FXW faculty remains committed to thinking differently, tweaking certain systems and methodologies, and adopting new approaches. We are approaching our work with knowledge of successful instructional practices and innovative models. Reflecting on this journey and gaining insight for the upcoming school year, the school has been designing a professional learning and training program, prioritizing students being oncampus, and prepping for students to be off-campus if required by health or government guidelines. The Blended Learning approach is a combination of online instruction and face-to-face learning in the classroom. It creates a mindset that redirects attention solely on the teacher and puts attention on the learner and learning by involving a flexible combination of different models for learning. Students should have some element of agency over time, place, path, and/or pace of their learning. These are common instructional practices that are rooted in research and provide flexibility between our two potential learning experiences — face-to-face and remote learning. Again, we are excited to share these models in a few weeks. Regardless of the phase, we will be ready!

VIRTUAL TOUR

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WELCOME TO THE 2020/21 SCHOOL YEAR

LOC / REMOTE LEARNING

BLENDED LEARNING


SCHOOL CALENDAR The school calendar as outlined here provides opportunities for faculty and staff to come together to continue to build upon module building, professional development, and opportunities to learn while adjusting to an unprecedented situation. While the calendar provides an outline of the year ahead, as our city may move between phasing, adjustments may be necessary throughout the year. Click here to view the most up-to-date 2020-2021 school calendar.

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING PROCEDURES Implications for Health & Well-Being focuses on the guiding principles and standards, procedures, and protocols — and FXW is examining the best and safest way to reunite our community this fall. We acknowledge that certain considerations may appear to be too stringent and others not enough. The school’s Re-Entry Task Team, consisting of administrators, FXW staff, nurses, and trustees in collaboration with public health experts and medical professionals within and beyond the FXW community will be reviewing and calibrating key measures in advance of and throughout the 2020/21 school year. OVERARCHING PRINCIPLES The following principles reflect the standards, procedures, and protocols FXW used for implementation through the 2020/21 school year. We have developed more specific guiding principles which include: • • • • • •

Prioritizing Facility Spaces and Supplies Monitoring Illness Maintaining Physical Distancing Promoting Daily Hygiene Routines Evaluating Restrictions Ongoing Social/Emotional and Mental Health Support READ MORE DETAILS

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COVID-19 GUIDELINES Transitioning to the 2020/21 school year, FXW is evaluating various levels of restrictions on both campuses. In order to control and monitor the environment under shifting health conditions, movement on and off school campuses will have been considered as well as how we check students in and out of school, volunteering, parent and student-led conferences, and utilization of buses. FXW will impose a strict protocol for any visitor entering either campus regarding substitutes, tutors, high school representatives, vendors, and any other external individuals to FXW. In addition, anyone traveling by plane will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus. COVID-19 GUIDELINES Students, faculty, and staff will be sent home if presenting with any of the following: • Fever of 100.4 or higher • Persistent cough • Diarrhea • Vomiting • Persistent abdominal pain • Undiagnosed rash • Eye drainage • COVID-19 symptoms, including: – Fever of 100.4 or higher – Persistent cough – Persistent abdominal pain – Undiagnosed rash – Eye drainage – Fever or chills – 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 BACK ON CAMPUS / 14

The following will occur if a student presents with COVID-19 symptoms: • Will be isolated in a designated area and monitored • Parents will be contacted and required to pick up student immediately • Administration will be notified • Parent will be instructed to contact student’s health care provider for guidance • Parent will be instructed to inform the school in the event of a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 • Parent will be informed that student will require written physician clearance to return to school

The following will occur if faculty or staff presents with COVID-19 symptoms: • Administration will be notified, and staff will be isolated • Administration will retrieve staff’s personal belongings • Staff will be instructed to contact health care provider for guidance • Staff will be instructed to inform the school in the event of a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 • Staff will be informed that he/she/they will require written physician clearance to return to school • Staff will exit building via designated door


RETURN-TO-SCHOOL CRITERIA With non-COVID-19 symptoms: • If a student or staff member has ANY symptom of COVID-19, they must have a negative COVID-19 test result before being allowed back to school. If the symptomatic student or staff member tests negative, they may return to school as long as they have been 24-hours fever-free, with improved symptoms UNLESS they are a close contact of a confirmed case. • If they are a close contact of a confirmed case, they must complete the 14-day quarantine. A negative test does not decrease the quarantine time for close contacts. If the staff or student declines to get tested, then they must isolate for 10 days and be fever free for 24 hours with improvement in symptoms before being allowed back in school. • The recommendation is testing of all close contacts five to nine days after exposure. The recommended test is the PCR nasopharyngeal. A physicians note documenting the alternate diagnosis AND a negative COVID-19 test result should accompany a student or staff member returning to school with an alternate diagnosis after experiencing COVID-like symptoms. A positive COVID-19 diagnosis: • At least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery — defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications; and • Improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. For example: If the fever and symptoms resolve on the seventh day since onset of symptoms, staff and students can return on day 10; and • Students and staff will require written physician clearance to return to school

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After known exposure to COVID-19: Any individual with exposure to a household member or other contact (within six feet for 15 or more minutes) with a known COVID-19 diagnosis, or exposure to a person diagnosed with COVID-19 within 48 hours before onset of their symptoms. • Remain home for 14 days after last exposure and maintain social distance (at least six feet) from others at all times • Inform the school in the event of an exposure • Self-monitor for symptoms by checking temperature twice a day and watching for fever, cough, or shortness of breath


FAQS We are grateful to all of our parents for taking the time to complete the survey we sent in early June to help inform our decision making. Your input helped to inform this plan, and we have outlined and posted the FAQs.

READ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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GLOSSARY OF TERMS ASYNCHRONOUS LEARNING Learning experiences and instruction that do not occur at the same time or within the same place, allowing students to access content and learning experiences when they choose. BACK ON CAMPUS (BOC) Students return to campus for learning inside the buildings. BLENDED LEARNING A flexible combination of online instruction and face-to-face learning in the classroom. The Blended Learning approach offers students some element of agency over time, place, path, and/or pace of their learning and leverages technology to intentionally support, enhance, and transform instruction and student learning. COHORT A specific grouping of students. CORE 4 A collection of digital tools that, when used together, drive instruction in both blended and remote learning environments. The four tools are: • Homebase: the platform where students and teachers launch all learning activities. (Seesaw (Preschool to Grade 4) / Canvas (Grades 5 to 8)) • Content Organizer: the application where files are stored. (Microsoft One Drive and SharePoint) • Jaguar Hours: the application where teachers can support students emotionally, build community, and gather for synchronous social interactions. (Zoom and MS Teams) • Video Creation: the application for asynchronous video creation. (Wevideo) HYBRID A scheduling structure that offers a combination of learning in the physical classroom on certain days and Learning Off Campus on other days. LEARNING OFF CAMPUS (LOC) All classes and learning take place remotely, at home virtually. SYNCHRONOUS LEARNING Learning experiences and instruction where teachers and students attend together at the same time and in the same space.

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