LS Plan Details
August 19: First Day of School
- Lunch Details
- What to Expect the First Day of School
- Face Coverings Guidelines
- At-Home Learning Accommodations
Grades PreK-2 grade will bring lunch. Parents are encouraged to pack healthy lunches with reusable containers and utensils to reduce trash and choose easy to open packaging for your child. The preferred drink is water or milk. Please no juice, sport drinks or soda. A microwave or refrigerator will not be available for students. Also, parents may not drop off restaurant food during the school day.
- wash hands before and after lunch
- always eat lunch with class (no mixing of classes)
- eat at desk in classroom or outside, both locations with physical distance and no shared surfaces
- only eat food from his or her lunch
- be using plastic, prepackaged utensils in grades 3-4.
Please communicate with nurse and teacher specific needs of students with allergies. Teacher and assistant will carefully monitor. We may request a class to not bring nut products if a family reports a child has a documented anaphylactic nut allergy. We appreciate your understanding.
Families will be issued credits for unused Sage lunches. Lunch options for grades preK-2 will be re-evaluated after nine weeks.
- Face coverings should fit snugly but comfortably against the side of face.
- LS students are encouraged to wear an over-the-ear mask, however, face shields and gaiters are acceptable (at this time).
- Once at school, face covering will be clipped to a break-away lanyard provided for each student.
- Face coverings may be any solid color, plaid, pattern, camouflage, sports teams or clothing brand; no slogans, political statements or cartoon characters, please.
- If you are unsure about your face covering, please send picture to LS administration for approval.
At this time, families may choose a virtual learning option at levels 1-3. The family will commit to six weeks of virtual learning, and then re-evaluates at the end of time period (return to classroom or renew for another six weeks of virtual learning).
- The classroom and specials teachers live-stream whole-group instruction, and the at-home learner must log-on during these scheduled times.
- Weekly live-stream guided reading lesson with small group.
- Grade-level teachers post assignments on SeeSaw, and at-home learners are required to complete on same due date as students on campus.
- Teacher/assistant will provide feedback to student on Seesaw.
- Teacher will check-in weekly with student who chooses this option.
At the Lower School level, this accommodation will require daily parent supervision and a strong parent-teacher partnership.
- Additional teachers hired to reduce class size
- Students remain in homeroom classroom; teacher and assistant stay with class.
- Physical distancing with desks spaced apart and facing same direction
- Health screening process before morning drop-off
- Daily recess with class on LS playground or campus fields
- Daily specials classes; specials teachers travel to homeroom classrooms or live stream.
- PE teacher will be with a homeroom class outside or in the gym .
- Continue services for Reading Club and Learning Lab and with physical distancing.
- Counselor available for individual sessions in office and guidance lessons in classrooms.
- Individual therapy sessions will be virtual during school day.
- After-school tutoring with TCA teachers will be in classrooms with physical distancing.
- Lunch in classroom or outside: Grades preK-2 - bring lunch, will reevaluate in nine weeks; grades 3-4 - will participate in SAGE “build your lunch” program
- Handwashing on arrival, before/after lunch and recess and restroom
- Students will enter LS during carpool and go directly to homeroom, and students will be dismissed at end of day directly from homeroom to car.
- Per Governor Abbott’s order, all faculty and staff and children ten and over will be required to wear face coverings. Students 4- to 9-years old will wear face coverings when physical distancing is not possible (carpool, hallways, drills etc.).
- Sharing supplies will be avoided, if not possible, they will be cleaned after each use.
- Live-stream chapel weekly, and KTCA will be aired daily in a pre-recorded format.
- Limit nonessential visitors and large-group gatherings
- Virtual field trips
- iPad provided for each student grades preK-4
- Primary digital learning platform will be SeeSaw (enhanced subscription) and SWIVL/Zoom
- Schedule provided that includes a campus-wide start/end time
- Daily live-stream lessons, pre-recorded videos & assignments
- Teach all subjects (Bible, Language arts, Math, Science and Social Studies)
- Individual check-ins with teacher and assistant
- Virtual small group guided reading lessons
- Q&A time with teacher online
- Specials lessons posted on SeeSaw (Library, art, music, PE, STEM, Spanish 2nd-4th grades)
- Daily KTCA and weekly Chapel
- Continue services virtually for counselor, Reading Club, Learning Lab, and therapists/tutors
- All student materials and supplies provided by TCA