YELLOW ALERT OPERATION
YELLOW – MODIFIED OPERATION
NRCA will begin the 2020-2021 school year under the YELLOW alert level of operation, and will adjust the alert level quarterly, or as needed based on guidance and recommendations from the CDC and NCDHHS.
START OF SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Open Houses, Orientations, and other events are being redesigned to avoid large gatherings. Schedules for these events will be communicated via email.
Athletics, fine arts, clubs, and other extracurricular activities will begin when it is safe for students.
NRCA will continue to partner with families and churches in the spiritual formation growth of our students. NRCA’s plan is to have chapel on Thursday. However, the Fine Arts Center (FAC) will be limited in capacity. There will be an established schedule/rotation for classes to attend chapel in the FAC. All other classes/students will attend chapel in their classrooms via a Live Stream video.
Aftercare will resume with the new school year, but aftercare activities will be modified to follow health and safety protocols.
VISITOR & VOLUNTEER POLICY
NRCA will allow only essential visitors/guests on campus following a temperature check and health screening.
CLASSROOM LAYOUT REDESIGN
Classroom desks will be separated as much as physically possible and will face the same direction. Classroom furniture will be limited to only necessary, NRCA-issued furniture increasing the footprint of each classroom.
Students will have assigned seats in each classroom.
LUNCH IN THE
Large gathering spaces like the cafeteria will be limited in capacity. There will be an established schedule/rotation for classes to eat lunch in the cafeteria. All other classes will eat lunch in their classrooms. NRCA’s lunch menu will be modified to a box lunch using all of our normal vendors except Domino’s Pizza.
MASKS & FACE COVERINGS
Subject to change
Faculty/Staff – NRCA will require faculty and staff to wear a face-covering throughout the day and while interacting with students. Teachers will wear a clear face shield only while teaching in their classroom.
Students – NRCA will require students to bring and wear a cloth/disposable face covering to school each day. Students will be asked to wear their face covering throughout the school day but may take them off only when the entire class is seated and at their desks in the classroom. However, students may choose to wear face a covering, even while seated at their desk in the classroom.
NRCA encourages students to attend classes, on campus. However, NRCA also understands that not every student may be comfortable, or able to return to a physical classroom learning environment. NRCA will use Schoology and 1:1 iPad technology in grades K-12 to extend the reach of the classroom by providing students access to their classrooms remotely to maintain their daily learning schedule.
SPECIALS & ELECTIVES
Specials and electives will be offered, health and safety protocols are being reviewed. Information will be communicated via email when it is available.
HEALTH & HYGIENE PROTOCALS
Hand sanitizing stations have been added throughout NRCA’s campus. Classroom desks will be sanitized during class transitions.
DECREASED SHARING OF COMMON ITEMS
Drinking fountains will be utilized as water bottle refill stations only. NRCA will increase daily disinfection and sanitization throughout campus with EPA certified cleaners effective against COVID-19.
NURSE’S OFFICE & QUARANTINE ROOM
NRCA will implement policies and procedures regarding student care if COVID-like symptoms develop while on campus during the school day. PPE and a separate, designated quarantine room will be provided while they are on campus.
HEALTH & WELLNESS COMMITMENT
NRCA will ask families to commit to supporting NRCA’s health, wellness, and safety protocols by agreeing to keep their student at home when they are not feeling well, experiencing COVID-like symptoms, or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID. Parents are the first line of defense. By sending your student to school, you are confirming that – each day – you have screened your student using the NRCA COVID Symptom Screening.