School Year 2020-2021

School Reopening Plan

As we plan for the opening of our 2020-2021 school year, please join us in giving thanks for the many blessings God has given the ALA community over this spring and summer. 

  • We are thankful that God allowed us to be able to finish the last school year seeing continued student academic and spiritual growth through a global pandemic.  
  • We are thankful that God allowed us to have a safe and meaningful graduation service and send-off for our class of 2020.  
  • We are thankful that God has blessed the efforts of the ALA Reopening Task Force and ALA’s faculty and staff who have been working hard this summer to resume education for your students as the future is uncertain.  
  • As a faculty and staff, we are also thankful for the great support and input we have had from you, the parents of ALA.  

The ALA Reopening Task Force has developed plans regarding the reopening of our campus for the school year. Please be reminded that the health situation is fluid. We intend to carry out these conscientious plans without fear while being able to react quickly to a changing environment in the best interest of the ALA community. In the same way that you have entrusted your children into our care in the past, we hope that this information helps you to entrust them into our care moving forward. We appreciate your support, encouragement, advice, and prayers, and we look forward to moving ahead with you and seeing what blessings God has in store for us.  

Grace and peace,

The ALA Reopening Task Force
 

Reopening Plan: Introduction

Please watch this first.



 

Plan Overview

Our school plan is outlined in the slideshow below. Click to advance each slide. Use the left arrow (on a keyboard) to go to previous slide.
 
 

Updates

    7/23/2020 - Back-to-School Meetings
  • Every ALA student—whether new or returning—is required to attend a Back-to-School Meeting with one parent. These meetings will take place prior to the start of the school year.
    • Each family will attend ONE session. Older siblings will attend with a new student at a NEW STUDENT meeting.
    • New students may not attend a RETURNING STUDENT meeting.
    • All meetings will cover Q&A about what to expect this school year.
    • The NEW STUDENT meetings will also serve as a new student/parent orientation.
    SIGN UP HERE for your meeting time.
    7/27/2020 - CDC Statement
  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a statement regarding the decision to return to school. 

    READ THE CDC STATEMENT
     
    7/27/2020 - Extra Supplies for School
  • Our Reopening Plan indicates that all students are responsible for bringing the following things to school. These may not have been listed in the supply list provided earlier:
    • Personal face mask. Be sure that, if these have designs, they are in keeping with our school dress code.
    • Backpack. Our normal policy is that backpacks are not to be carried from class to class, but under the special circumstances we have outlined, they will be expected to start this year and will allow students to carry supplies for up to three classes at one time without going back to their lockers.
    • Wired (not wireless) headphones/earbuds. These are for use in class and must work with the device students will be using in class.
    8/10/2020 - Daily Wellness Checks
  • 1) At Home

    • Parents should screen their child(ren) before they leave for school.
    • Ask child if they have a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, or been exposed to someone who has COVID. 
    • Take child's temp to ensure a reading lower than 100.4.

    2) At ALA
    • Please make every effort to arrive on campus between 7:25-7:35 a.m.
    • Students will line up (masks on) in their assigned groups each morning beginning at 7:30 a.m.
      • Group 1 = A - D
      • Group 2 = E - Harr
      • Group 3 = Hart - Marq
      • Group 4 = Mart - O
      • Group 5 = P - St
      • Group 6 = Sw - Z
    • We will take the temperature first.
    • Students will proceed to answer the following questions.
      • Do you have a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, or been exposed to someone who has COVID?
    • Students who arrive at/after 7:55 a.m. must be screened in the school office.

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