To keep the AAS community as safe as possible, we will operate with the “bubble” system. A bubble is a group of students who will be together for extended periods of time. For example, a class or grade level.
The AAS campus is the large bubble. Each day, students and staff will have their temperature checked when they enter a bus or come onto campus.
Parents, caregivers, and visitors must remain in their cars, unless they have a pre scheduled appointment. In that case, they will also have their temperature checked.
At the start of the year, there will be exceptions for PreK and K parents.
Procedures will be in place to maintain bubbles at the start and end of the school day.
If there are multiple cases of COVID across the school, the campus will be closed. Learning will continue through the Distance Learning Program, which has continued to evolve to best serve students and families.
Grade Level Bubbles
Each grade level will be a bubble. Movement through the school, transitions, recess/breaks, will be designed to keep students in their grade level bubbles.
In the case that someone in a bubble tests positive for COVID, that bubble will go into quarantine for 14 days (including weekends or holidays).
If a bubble goes into quarantine, learning will continue through the Distance Learning Program.
The recommended distance to have between people is 2 metres. This will be applied as much as possible within the school campus.
Recess in the ES and breaks in the MS/HS will be scheduled to maintain bubbles. Activities that include physical touch (e.g. tag) will not be permitted. Playground equipment will not be in use, or will be restricted to allow cleaning between use.
Social Distancing Education and Reinforcement
Students will be explicitly taught how to follow social distancing requirements, including that they may not high five in the corridors, hug, or have any physical contact with other students when they pass.