COVID-19 Reopening Update

Safe Reopening

Safe Reopening Plan

EA’s campuses will reopen for students on August 31, 2020.  Students will attend school in-person on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  On Wednesdays, students will receive education and mental health services remotely from their homes.

For all in-person instruction, EA will be following a five-pronged safety strategy ensure the safety of our students and staff.  EA schools and classrooms were already much smaller than most other schools, with an average EA class size of ten students, and average school size of 60 students.  We believe that by continuing to keep classes and schools small, in conjunction with EA’s Safe Reopening Plan, we can effectively keep our staff and students safe and healthy. Below you will find our plan, as well as links to other helpful community resources.

If you have questions about this plan, please reach out to your child’s building director.  We are grateful for the trust parents and their children place in us, to safely provide services.

5 Safety Principles

EA adopted the Ohio Department of Education’s guidelines for safe reopening of schools. These guidelines feature 5 key principles for student safety.

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Symptom Checks

  • Students’ temperatures will be taken before entering an EA transportation vehicle.
  • Students not utilizing EA transportation will have their temperature taken upon arrival at their school building.
  • Each day, staff will ask students to self-report whether they have or any household member has had Covid-19 symptoms
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Hand Washing

  • Students and staff will wash hands regularly and thoroughly throughout the day. EA has provided handwashing stations throughout each school building.
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Daily Sanitation

  • EA Campuses will be deep cleaned daily.  EA campuses will be closed on Wednesdays for more thorough sanitation.
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Face Coverings

  • Staff and students will be provided an EA face-covering at the beginning of the school year.
  • Staff are required to wear face coverings at all times within the school buildings.
  • All EA students are required to wear face coverings while inside the school building, unless they are socially distanced from one another.
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Social Distancing

  • Staff and students will provide adequate social distancing of six feet at all times.  Desks will positioned at least six feet from one another.
  • EA class sizes are capped at a maximum of twelve.

Resources

Questions

For questions about the EA COVID-19 reopening plan, please contact your individual Building Director. For contact information for each Building Director and location, see our full locations list here.