COVID Smart School Plan

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Qargi Academy’s COVID Learning Response Ensures An Undisrupted Learning Experience

In order to ensure the safety of everyone at the Qargi, we have put safety measures in place and have created plans to ensure that learning can continue safely during all COVID-19 risk levels. Qargi Academy is prepared to offer students a consistent learning experience thanks to our flexible online academic program.

Conditions for Learning

Low Risk

Before entry, Staff and students will answer screening questionnaire and temperatures will be checked; students and staff with higher than 100.3 will be sent home. Students/staff who present symptoms of illness will be sent home.

Students whose Ilisaqtitchiri is not available will continue to work on their Qargi program and EOA courses and will be monitored for progress by an assigned Ilisaqtitchiri.

Masks will be required by both students and staff in the Qargi and the school building.

Six feet Social distancing will be maintained.

Periodic cleaning of common surfaces will be performed.

Visitors must have appointments and comply with COVID-19 requirements including answering screening questionnaire, temperature check and wearing of masks.

Student Meals will be delivered to Qargi or picked up by Qargi staff.

Each family will have a primary point of contact (Ilisaqtitchiri) on the Qargi Academy staff which will provide as-needed information.

Any guest instruction will be virtual.

Medium Risk

Before entry, Staff and students will answer screening questionnaire, temperature checks; students and staff with higher than 100.3 will be sent home. Students/staff who present symptoms of illness will be sent home.

Students whose Ilisaqtitchiri is not available will continue to work on their Qargi program and EOA courses and will be monitored for progress by an assigned Ilisaqtitchiri.

Masks will be required by both students and staff at all times in the Qargi and school building.

6 ft. Social distancing will be maintained by all within the Qargi and school building.

Regular scheduled cleaning of common surfaces will be done.

Student Meals will be delivered to Qargi or picked up by Qargi staff.

No visitors will be permitted.

Any guest instruction will be virtual.

Each family will have a primary point of contact (Ilisaqtitchiri) on the Qargi staff to provide as-needed information.

Communications and announcements will also be posted on the QargiAcademy.org website and Qargi Academy Facebook page.

High Risk

Before entry, staff will answer screening questionnaire, have their temperature checked; staff with higher than 100.3 will be sent home. Staff who present symptoms of illness will be sent home.

Students whose Ilisaqtitchiri is not available will continue to work on their EOA courses and will be monitored for progress by an assigned Ilisaqtitchiri.

The Qargi room will be closed to students.

6 ft. Social distancing and wearing of masks will be required by staff within the Qargi.

Each Ilisaqtichiri will check in with families and students virtually on an as-needed basis.

Communications and announcements will be posted on the QargiAcademy.org website and Qargi Academy Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

Continuity of Learning

Low Risk

Qargi Academy will follow the regular program schedule § All classes will meet four days a week in the building M-Thurs.

Fridays are planning and training days for Qargi Staff.

When not in session, students will complete assignments independently and virtually.

Students who choose not to return to the physical Qargi classroom will receive instruction virtually.

Medium Risk

Qargi Academy will follow a schedule of A and B students with corresponding M/W and T/Th days. Students who are home on their alternating days will join by zoom.

The Qargi will be closed to students on Fridays.

When not in class, students will complete assignments independently and virtually.

Students who choose not to return to physical classes in the Qargi will receive instruction virtually.

High Risk

All courses will be virtual.

When needed, lessons will be available by flash-drive or if virtual learning is not possible to students without internet access PDFs of courses will be made available.

Classes will be conducted via zoom or other digital mechanism.

Teachers will record lessons for student access during the evening and on weekends

Capacity of Learning

Low Risk

All students will be issued an NSBSD/Qargi Academy MacBook Air laptop.

Assignments for students without Internet access will be provided by flash- drive or “Hard copy” can be provided.

Student attendance will be recorded in the EOA Maestro and PowerSchool on the basis of physical and or virtual attendance, Monday through Friday

Medium Risk

All students will be issued an NSBSD/Qargi Academy MacBook Air laptop.

Assignments for students without Internet access will be provided by flash-drive or “Hard copy” will be provided.

Student attendance will be recorded in the EOA Maestro and PowerSchool on the basis of physical and or virtual attendance, Monday through Friday.

High Risk

All students will be issued NSBSD/Qargi Academy MacBook Air laptops.

Assignments for students with a computer but without Internet access will be provided by flash-drive or hard copy of lessons.

Student attendance will be recorded in the EOA Maestro and PowerSchool on the basis of physical and or virtual attendance, Monday through Friday.


AK Smart Start 2020

Recommended Health Screening for Students and Staff

Anyone who answers “yes” to one or more of these questions will not be permitted to enter the school or participate in a school sport or activity. 

  1. Within the last 14 days, have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 or had a positive test for the virus?

  2. Do you live in the same household or have you had close contact in the last 14 days with someone who has been told they had COVID-19 or tested positive for COVID-19? Close contact counts if you have been within 6 feet for more than 10 minutes, or if someone from public health contacted you to let you know you are a contact. 
    Note: If a child or staff member lives with someone else who was named as a contact, it is okay for the child or staff member to go to school. We do not quarantine contacts of contacts. 

  3. Have you had any of these symptoms in the last 3 days?
    • Fever (defined as a temperature over 100.3F)
    • New cough
    • New trouble breathing or shortness of breath 
    • Chills
    • Night sweats
    • Sore throat
    • Body aches
    • Muscle aches
    • Joint pain
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Headache
    • Confusion
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Abdominal pain

If a person answers YES to one or more questions, they should STAY HOME or go home immediately. Their next step is to get tested for COVID-19. They should call their doctor or other health care provider if they have questions or concerns. They should not go to their doctor’s office without calling first. If they have worsening difficulty breathing, chest pain, confusion, sleepiness or other severe problems, they should seek emergency care. 

They do NOT need a doctor’s note to return to school. Instead, they should follow the RETURN TO SCHOOL pathway. A doctor’s note is only needed to allow someone back to school if they have NOT had COVID-19 and there is another reason that they had symptoms.

Want more information and resources on learning during COVID?
Visit the Alaska Smart Start 2020 page for information and resources.

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