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COVID-19 Guidelines and Policies

Our COVID-19 Response Team has worked diligently in preparing guidelines and policies that will serve to help in the protection and maintenance for the safest learning environment possible for our WCA students, faculty, and staff. The guidelines and policies have been based upon guidelines and recommendations from the CDC, TN Governor’s office, TN State Dept. of Education, and under the direction and guidance of the WCA Board of Directors. The 12 member team consists of WCA Board Members, Administrators, Classroom Teachers, Custodians, and School Nurse.

Opening Date/Time

To maintain a safe environment, Parents/Guardians/Caregivers are asked to drive through the pick-up and drop-off line and remain in their cars.

Prescreening (Home)

Parents/Guardians/Caregivers are asked to prescreen at home.  Any student displaying symptoms of a fever of 100 or more without fever reducing medicine OR irregular respiratory symptoms (coughing, difficulty breathing, etc.) should not be brought to school.

Faculty/Staff, likewise, are advised to stay at home if displaying symptoms of a fever of 100 or more without fever reducing medicine OR irregular respiratory symptoms (coughing, difficulty breathing, etc.)

Parents/Guardians/Caregivers/Visitors

To maintain a safe environment, NO VISITORS will be allowed in the school. In case of an emergency, temperatures will be taken of anyone entering the building and they must a mask.

Morning Student Drop-off

Temperatures of all students, faculty, and staff will be checked each morning before entering the building using hand-held thermometers. Any student, faculty, or staff with a fever of 100 or more will not be allowed to enter the building.

Academic Instruction and Student Learning

Specialty Classes / Group Activities

Water Breaks

Students will need to bring a water bottle from home (labeled with their name) to use throughout the day. To decrease the spread of germs all water fountains will not be used.

Afternoon Pick-up

Early and Emergency Pick-up

Protocol Should Student Become Ill During School Day

E.S.P and Extra-Curricular Activities (Sports, Clubs)

Daily Hygiene / Cleaning Procedures

Masks

Procedures for a WCA student/faculty/staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19:

Procedures for a WCA student/faculty/staff member with someone in their household who has tested positive for COVID-19:

Procedures for a WCA student/faculty/staff member who is exposed to someone who has tested positive test for COVID-19:

In the event of changes in our area with regards to COVID-19, these guidelines may be subject to modification.

REVISIONS - 01.05.2021

After review of the CDC Update on quarantine time, we will stay with the 14 day quarantine for those who have COVID-19 or those who live in the same household with someone who has COVID-19.

While face covering will not be mandated for the total day, we will require masks during the following activities for Faculty/Staff/Students except for Preschool and PreK students:

Step Up and continue sanitizing all surfaces and frequent handwashing.

Morning Drop-off Procedures/Screening:

All sports teams/events will follow the current/updated TSSAA guidelines.

If case numbers increase, we will monitor and change schedules and activities as needed.

Download Covid-19 guidelines