School Operation Response Plan

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. 

   

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Find answers to your questions about the YELLOW Alert level of operation.

SCHOOL OPENING

     
CALENDAR

NRCA will open as planned in our current school calendar.


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.


EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Athletics, fine arts, clubs, and other extracurricular activities will begin when it is safe for students. 

   
SPIRITUAL FORMATION

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

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.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING


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.

   
ASSIGNED SEATING

Students will have assigned seats in each classroom.


LUNCH IN THE
CLASSROOMS

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

Facial Coverings: Cloth or disposable face covering are recommended by the CDC and NCDHHS as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the mask coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice.

   
FLEXIBLE EDUCATION

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 PROTOCOLS


PRACTICING THE THREE W’s

WEAR a face covering, WAIT 6 feet apart, WASH your hands.
Protect Yourself & Others

   
INCREASED SANITATION

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. 


REPORTING & MONITORING 

NRCA will follow our COVID-19 Symptom Screening for all students/staff self quarantining due to COVID-19. Parents/staff are asked to report any positive COVID-19 test result or exposure to NRCA.