cOVID-19 REOPENING DETAILS

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Our decision on a re-opening plan has been shaped by your feedback, the Indiana Department of Education guidelines, the CDC, the Marion County Health department and our own guiding principles of wanting to provide the best possible learning environment while maintaining the health and safety of our school community.

The plan outlined below remains subject to change at any time as the health climate is constantly evolving and as guidance from our governing agencies is being constantly updated.

 

The following outlines the new measures that will be in place for the 2020-2021 school year. 

  • A detailed plan and additional information will be provided to all of our families at evening in-person Orientation Meetings between July 21st and July 23rd from 4:30 – 6:30pm:
    • Tuesday, July 21st – Last name begins with A through F
    • Wednesday, July 22nd – Last name begins with G through M
    • Thursday, July 23rd – Last name begins with N through Z

 

VCP will ask parents to elect into one of two learning tracks for the first quarter.   To select the track for your scholar, it is required that you complete this form before July 6, 2020.  Read below for details regarding our two learning options.  Click here to complete the form. 

 

In-Person Full Time Learning

 

  • Students will attend at VCP for five days per week
  • School day will be M, T, TH, F from 8:00am to 3:00pm and on Wednesday from 8:00am to 1:00pm
  • Students will be expected to follow all VCP safety guidelines
  • If a family chooses in-person, they can amend their selection to online at any time

Online Full Time Learning

 

Students will attend classes virtually and complete all assignments from home (with structure to be determined)

Parents can opt back in to “In-Person” learning at the end of the first quarter (October)

Click here to complete the form. 

 

Visitors will not be permitted to enter VCP without prior approval from a school administrator. Those permitted to enter the building for an approved purpose will be subject to health and wellness screenings and must wear masks at all times.

All meals will be eaten in classrooms to allow for social distancing.

Stay at Home:  Tips from Meridian Health for kids.

Internet Services:  “Comcast announced Thursday it is offering two months of free internet access to low-income households who qualify for its ‘Internet Essentials’ program and increasing the speeds provided through the service in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.” —Click here for more information

Additional Internet Options:  “Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.”  –Click here for more information

Meal Services: Indy Parks is continuing its FREE after school meal services for youth ages 18 and under.  Times are subject to change. Please call Indy Parks Customer Service Center for more information at(317)-327-PARK.
–PRINTABLE SCHEDULE

Audio Books: Looking for additional ways to engage your scholars at home? Audible.com is offering free access to some of their library!  Check out the wide variety of genres to engage a reader of any age.  

City of Indianapolis Online Resources: “Last week, Mayor Joe Hogsett announced the launch of a new tool on the city’s Indy.gov website that connects individuals, businesses, and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with community resources. The guide, which simplifies information from a variety of different sources, has already helped thousands of residents connect with food and employment services, along with other programming. Since its launch the site has been updated with more than a dozen new tools, assets, and community supports.”

Our school calendar will remain unchanged for the year.

All staff members will receive extensive training on recognizing COVID symptoms and on all school safety measures and protocols. 

Student Development Teachers and Counselors will remain in place to support any students in need or experiencing trauma.

Face masks will be required for staff at all times and for students on the bus and in the hallways. VCP will provide cloth face masks for all students.

No field trips or evening tutoring will be scheduled until further notice.

Daily temperature checks will be conducted prior to entering the building. Students and staff with a fever of 100.4 or higher will be asked to stay home for 72 hours. Students with a fever will be expected to be immediately picked up by a parent or guardian.

Any student who has a COVID-19 symptom, including a fever, cough, sore throat, chills, runny nose, sneezing, etc. that is otherwise not explained, will be sent home by the school nurse and required to be picked up from VCP immediately. Students sent home due to potential COVID-19 related symptoms will not be allowed to return until they are no longer contagious per CDC guidelines listed here

Face masks will be required for staff at all times and for students on the bus and in the hallways. VCP will provide cloth face masks for all students.

For further details and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.   Additional resources and information is also available at the City of Indianapolis’s website.

  1. If you, or a member of your family, tests positive for COVID-19, please immediately contact the school.
  2. As a reminder, neither the school nor our school nurse can screen for COVID-19.  Please contact your closest medical professional/facility if you believe you have been exposed to this virus.
  3. Additional resources for families:
    1. Hamilton County Health Department
    2. Indiana Department of Health
    3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    4. Talking to Children About COVID-19

Stay at Home:  Tips from Meridian Health for kids.

Increased sanitizing and cleaning will occur, including: hand sanitizing at the entrance and exit to all rooms, wiping down of all desks, frequent sanitizing of all high touch areas, closure of all water fountains (students will be allowed to bring a water bottle).

No field trips or evening tutoring will be scheduled until further notice.

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