Updated - Potentia Academy Fall 2020 Reopening & COVID-19 Response Plan

Download PDF of updated COVID-19 Reopening Plan Here

SECTION ONE: INTRODUCTION

We will commence classes on Monday, August 17th at 8:00 am. Parents will have the
choice for their students to return to campus for on-ground instruction or to continue
with remote learning similar to how we completed the spring semester of the 2019-20
academy year. To safely reopen, we will only allow on-ground learning for half of the
students in each learning group, i.e. middle schoolers, high schoolers and CCREST
students. Therefore, families that desire on-ground instruction will be accommodated
on a first come, first serve basis.

In deciding whether to opt for on-ground or remote learning, we advise parents to
consult this CDC website:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/decisiontool.html

As you prepare for your student’s return to school for the 2020-21 academic year,
whether through on-ground or remote learning, we suggest that you consult this
website:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/parentchecklist.html

Potentia Academy’s reopening plan is contingent upon and will not supersede any
future state or county mandates for the closing of facilities in the event of a change in
the status of the pandemic. We will comply with all governmental directives.

Our school’s reopening plan is designed to be consistent with CDC guidelines. We will
update the plan as their guidelines and those of local health officials evolve. The CDC
guidance most instrumental in developing this plan can be found at:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/preparesafe-return.html

The provisions in this plan have been reviewed by Potentia Academy’s Board of
Directors and legal counsel and have the force of policy. The document should be 
considered an addendum to the Student-Parent Handbook and the Employee Handbook.

Due to the unique circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, where there is
a difference in procedure or policy, the provisions of this document supersede those of
the Student-Parent Handbook and the Employee Handbook.

Potentia Academy’s Reopening & COVID-19 Response Plan is designed to communicate,
educate, and reinforce. This document will be iterative and, as it is updated and
expanded, revised versions will be circulated to parents, students, and employees. It
will also be posted on Potentia Academy’s website.

Potentia Academy’s principal, Janice Meeks, is the designated Workplace Coordinator
and is responsible for COVID-19 issues and their impact at the school. All questions and
concerns regarding Potentia Academy’s policies for a healthy learning and work
environment should be addressed to her. Any events or incidents related to COVID-19
should be reported to her.

Before classes begin on Mon. Aug. 17th, please read the Student/Parent Handbook.