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In keeping with the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics, we are considering all aspects of our children’s well-being.  This includes their physical safety as well as their mental and physical health.   SLOCA’s hybrid approach and limited class sizes provides a unique opportunity to offer an option for in person instruction that minimizes risk while recognizing that some families may not be comfortable having their children return to campus at this time.

SLO Classical Academy 2020-21 COVID Protocol (working draft)

All I truly know is that we rise and fall as one…We may not know the way through the forest, but we can pick each other up when we fall, and we will arrive together.
—Colson Whitehead

Don’t forget to fill this health check before you arrive on campus!

Our County Health Department approved K-6th waiver can be viewed here:

NOTE: This page is a “live document” and serves to provide information about how SLOCA is handling protocols related to Coronavirus.  Please check back regularly for updates and be aware that procedures and protocols will change as new information about the virus becomes known, as the CDC makes amendments to their recommendations, and in response to the local Department of Health requirements.

LAST UPDATED: 09/17/20

The staff at SLO Classical Academy are anxious to get back to the activities that make our hearts beat—serving our students and their families through rich curricula, engaging educational settings, and intimate community.  We are grieved that things won’t look like a “normal” SLOCA year, but we are also excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. Because the world is full of unknowns and new considerations, we are responding with flexibility, creativity, and determination.  We are on new paths, but wholeheartedly believe that together, we will not only arrive but thrive.

Responses to the COVID-19 epidemic in school settings vary significantly around the world.  From full academic closures to zero mitigation efforts, there are examples of schools undertaking drastically different measures.  Here at SLOCA, we will follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coupled with additional protocols and guidelines recommended by the SLO Health Department and local health officials. 

SLOCA is moving forward with the full intention to resume in-person school as soon as local authorities make the determination that we may do so.  While the school did move successfully to distance learning in the spring, it was a temporary mitigation tactic that provided for student and teacher distancing before we had developed a complete renovation of daily operations to allow for such measures on campus.  SLOCA is fully aware that local school districts have made the tough decision to continue with distance learning for the fall semester.  Their reasons for this decision are complicated and valid.  These reasons, however, do not apply to SLOCA.  We are a small school comparatively and need not take into consideration the numerous factors that entire districts must. (26+ students per classroom, 1,000+ students on campus, full-time program structure, lack of teacher support, etc.)

SLOCA decided to push the start date for school this fall to September 21 for several reasons.  SLOCA teachers are very active in the planning of classroom instruction.  We are not structured with a “top-down” approach where an administrator determines how students will be taught at each grade level.  Therefore, summer staff was not able to plan what classrooms would look like with a distance-learning component.  By pushing the start-date back, we are able to have our teachers creating relevant, impactful lessons that will challenge, educate, and engage SLOCA students appropriately and ensure that plans are sustainable for staff, students, and parents.  Secondly, pushing the start date back also gave the county, as a whole, additional time to get off the watchlist.  We understand that this may not be likely given the direction of case counts in the county.  However, it does allow for the possibility of that happening.  The SLOCA calendar has been adjusted to accommodate for the late start.  It is located here.

In response to significant community input, SLOCA will be providing two options this school year to best meet the needs of our full community.  The first is what we are calling “SLOCA live,” which will provide in-person, live instruction when at all possible.  The second is what we are calling “SLOCA@home,” with learning occurring only at home for parents who cannot or do not want to send their students back to school on campus.  Details regarding both options are forthcoming and will be available very soon.

SLOCA is adhering to all requirements published by the CDC and following recommended protocols as provided by our local partners.  (SLO County Department of Health, Dr. Kevin Ferguson, M.D., Pathology Specialist, and Dr. Trees Ritter, DO, Infectious Disease Specialist)

SLOCA is fortunate to have flexibility within our program, and we are capable of accommodating all regulations that the CDC has required for a school opening for on-campus instruction.  

  • SLOCA has unusually small class sizes  
  • SLOCA has large classrooms to accommodate generous social distancing requirements
  • All classrooms have two working doors and multiple windows that allow for excellent airflow and natural ventilation
  • SLOCA’s inherent hybrid nature allows students to have minimal in-class exposure each week  
  • Playgrounds are large and can easily accommodate the small number of students that are outside daily  
  • SLOCA has a plan for teachers to rove from classrooms to outdoors when possible and to reduce student exposure to multiple settings and crowded hallways.
  • SLOCA has had ongoing interactions with and support from the teaching staff
  • SLOCA is hiring a school nurse (LVN) whose responsibilities will include symptom monitoring and implementation of health protocols if a student or staff member presents symptomatically while on campus
  • SLOCA has created an isolated designated room for children who become ill while at school
  • SLOCA has developed a procedure that provides for daily monitoring of signs and symptoms upon arrival*
  • SLOCA will require face coverings for all people on campus first grade and up (as feasible)* to best mitigate risk for all
  • SLOCA has developed daily protocols that allow for significant social distancing* 
    • In class
    • At lunch/recess
    • At drop off and pick up
    • While in the office/Den/Store
  • SLOCA has developed a protocol to follow in the event that a student or staff member becomes ill*
  • SLOCA has developed a comprehensive plan to pivot to at-home learning, should that need arise*
  • SLOCA has engaged the services of a third-party sanitization company who has completed a deep cleaning and sanitization of the entire campus
  • All staff will complete a required safety training to be conducted on 9/15 by a third party sanitization and safety company endorsed by the Superintendent of schools
  • SLOCA is in regular contact with the SLO Department of Health

*Please note, all protocols have been drafted and are in the review process.  They will be published as they are approved.

All experts we have consulted have agreed that SLOCA can open in a capacity to meet all mandated CDC and local school opening requirements.  While eliminating all risk is an impossibility in any setting, SLOCA can mitigate that risk to a significant degree.  In an effort to meet the needs and desires of some community members, SLOCA will be applying for a waiver with the County, which, if granted, will allow grades K-6 to begin on campus starting 9/21/2020.  

The application for the waiver involves a multi-step process.  The Reopening Task Force is actively working on completing the application process.  One step of this process is to hold an open meeting for community input and a meeting for staff input.  SLOCA’s waiver application community meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, 8/19/2020, via Zoom Webinar.  The staff input meeting will be held on the same day at 10:00 am.  If you have any questions regarding the waiver, please email them to: opening@sloclassical.org.  A portion of this meeting will involve answering questions from our community about the waiver application.

If you have any questions that do not relate specifically to the waiver application, please email them here: COVID Q&A.

The goal of our new drop off system is to allow parents to pull into one of our three designated drop off locations. It will also allow for students to maintain social distancing while allowing teachers or safety team enough time to complete the health check. Families with multiple grade levels will drop off at the designated drop off of the lowest child’s grade. There will be a teacher or staff member available to assist the children in the right direction at each drop off location.

Parents of Kindergarten students are the only people allowed to leave their car during drop off. Kindergarteners should be walked to the playground door of their classroom by a parent or older sibling.

Primary students (1st-2nd grade) will be dropped off at the main campus parking lot. Intermediate students (3rd-4th grade) will be dropped off in the Teach drop off area located off of Slack St. Lower Middle School students (5th-6th grade) will be dropped off on McCollum St.

After K-LMS students are dropped off by parents at their designated drop-off spot, a teacher or safety team member will direct and assist the children to line up at socially-distanced markers leading up to their classroom doors. Please note that some classes will now enter through back doors.

If you wish to prepare your student for the first day of school, we recommend stopping by our campus during non-school hours to show your child where you will drop them off and where they will line up afterwards.

The safety of our SLOCA community is paramount as we implement opening measures.  Our goal is to have students on campus and learning within a practically socially distant environment, while at the same time providing staff and parents with confidence that everyone’s well-being is of the highest priority.  Given this, we will be implementing the following measures at the start of school:

Each pod has an assigned Pick up Location. 

Students @ dismissal:

  • Teacher brings each Pod to their pick up location
  • Students stand in line at their pick up location socially distanced 6’ apart
  • When their parent drives up, they are released by their teacher 
  • Teacher makes eye contact with parent to confirm dismissal

Parents @ dismissal:

Pick up of students will be a drive-thru only event.  Limiting the number of parents on campus greatly protects our student pods and staff from cross-contact.  We will have worked all day to keep students within their respective pods, and we certainly don’t want that effort to be thwarted at the very end of the day!  The purpose of enforcing the drive-thru pick up is to limit person-to-person contact on campus and mitigate infection to the best of our collective ability.  We all have to play along in order for this to work.

Please place a sign with your family’s last name on the passenger side window so that we can identify who you are picking up and verify that students are going home in the right car.  If you carpool, please also include the last name of the carpool families you are picking up. 

Route

The start of the drive-thru route is our main parking lot where you will pick up students in preschool through lower middle school. Cars will follow the arrows leading them along the MPR, the main outdoor corridor and back fence line, and circle around and exit. There will be a Safety Team member by the picnic tables directing traffic.  Please be respectful and obey the Safety Team member’s traffic signals.  As drivers follow the route, they will collect their students from their various pick up locations. 

Next, drivers (who have students in upper middle school) will exit the parking lot and make their way to the Teach school entrance on Slack Street at the Teach school bus drop off area (Teach will not be in school for the first half of the year, so we have permission to use it for this purpose). We do not have permission to use the Teach parking lot, please keep to the bus drop off area only).  

Rules to make this work

  • Drivers may not park to wait for their students at any location.  This will wreck the whole shebang.
  • Students will only be released to care in the drive-thru line. No parking and then fetching your children on foot
  • Cars must stay in line and not cut around each other. There is not enough space
  • Cars will slowly drive through the drive-thru pick up, and collect their students from their pick up location/s
  • Cars may not cut ahead in line.  Everyone must stay in line (it’s like a ride!)
  • After you pick up all your students, you must stay in the line and finish in order.  Otherwise, our lot will become unmanageable
  • If your student is not at their pick up location when you drive by, you must complete the circle again (remaining in line the whole time), exit the lot, and start again at the beginning.  Seriously, if we don’t do this, the system backs up.

Notes

  • Please stay in line, it will be slow– be patient
  • The line will back up onto Grand Ave, pull to the curbside to allow traffic to flow and be patient
  • Parents of Tiny Wonders students and Little Wonders students must park and sign their students out of class.  These are the only two groups of parents who can part during pick up.

If you are early
If you arrive early, you can start the caravan line! But you can’t park.

If you are late
On the occasional instances where a parent may arrive late, please drive into the main lot.  We will have all students of late parents socially distanced sit on the bench between the Den and the office

If you want to go to the school store
We need to maintain as much distance between individuals as possible.  This is especially true during times of pick up and drop off.  We ask that you visit the store either before or after pick up.

  • Park and go to the store before the pick up time, then get into your car and join the drive-thru pick up line
  • Please go through the drive-thru line to pick up your students and then come around to park.  Please wait in your car until the crowd has abated and then go into the store.

After school
In order to maintain our health and sanitization protocols, playing on equipment or remaining on SLOCA property after school will not be permitted.  

Siblings of HS students:
If you have a lower grade student who needs to wait on campus until their high school sibling gets out, please contact Jenny Carey (jcarey@sloclassical.org)

To help prevent the spread of any/all communicable diseases we kindly ask that you follow the policies outlined below. 

  • All students and staff who have a fever must stay home until 24 hours after their fever ends without the use of fever-reducing medications. 
  • All students and staff with diarrhea and or vomiting must stay home until 24 hours after their symptoms have subsided without the use of medication.  
  • Students/staff displaying a fever of 100 degrees or three or more of the following symptoms must stay home:
    • Runny nose
    • Sore throat
    • Cough
    • Body aches
    • Headache
    • Unusual tiredness
    • Diarrhea
    • Vomiting 
  • Students/staff displaying two or fewer symptoms with no fever may choose to attend school but must wear a mask
    • Runny nose
    • Sore throat
    • Cough
    • Headache
    • Unusual tiredness
  • Anyone displaying loss of smell or taste while at school will be sent to the supervised “sick room” which is isolated from others. Student’s parents will be notified to come to pick them up and they will need to quarantine for 14 days or get tested for COVID 19. 
  • If a student or staff member has tested positive for Covid-19, please contact the school immediately. No one will be permitted to return until they can provide a doctor’s note clearing them for school/work. 
  • If you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 please contact the school immediately.  We ask that you contact the local health department and stay off campus until you have been cleared by a medical professional.

Returning after an Illness

To help prevent the spread of secondary infection throughout our SLOCA community we ask that you kindly follow the school’s protocol before returning to SLOCA.

If returning from having a common cold, CDC recommends that you wait a minimum of 24 hours after being free of fever (without fever-reducing medication) and severe symptoms have subsided. 

Suspected Covid-19 or Influenza Return to work guidelines: 

  • At least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery, which is defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications.
  • At least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
  • If, after the student/employee tested positive for COVID-19 the student/employee must provide clearance from their doctor to return to work.
  • Individuals with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 who have not had any symptoms may discontinue home isolation when at least ten days have passed since the date of their first positive COVID-19 diagnostic test and have had no subsequent illness.

Is it a cold or allergies?

Colds are more likely to cause the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Aches & pains
  • Sore throat
  • Fever

Allergies are more likely to cause the following symptoms:

  • Itchy eyes
  • Wheezing
  • Skin rash
  • Masks are required on campus, therefore masks are required in the office
  • At the start of every day, all windows and doors are opened to allow for ventilation
  • Hand sanitizer is available for use in the front office lobby area

8:00am-9:00am

  • Doors to the main office are closed to non-staff members
  • Two staff members will be stationed at each of the walk-up service windows 
    • Parents and students needing assistance will form a queue maintaining a 6-foot distance between each family
      • Markers on the ground will indicate how far apart people need to stand
      • A sign will be posted to remind families of this protocol
    • Staff members at the walk-up service windows will be able to help with all requests including
      • Tardy slips
      • General questions
      • Collecting materials requested of parents
      • Give people items from their family file
      • Other miscellaneous items

9:00-2:00pm 

  • Doors to the front office are reopened
  • One family/person may be in the front lobby area at a time
  • If there is a family inside the office, others must wait on the 6’ marker symbols and form a queue waiting their turn to enter
    • A sign will be posted to remind families of this protocol
    • If someone does not heed the signs, they will be verbally requested to wait outside by a staff member

2:00-3:00pm

  • Doors to the main office are closed to non-staff members
  • Two staff members will be stationed at each of the walk-up service windows 
    • Parents and students needing assistance will form a queue maintaining a 6-foot distance between each family
      • Markers on the ground will indicate how far apart people need to stand
      • A sign will be posted to remind families of this protocol
    • Staff members at the walk-up service windows will be able to help with all requests

Staff-only area
When a staff member enters the office, they will use the door marked for entry.  When they exit the office, they will use the door marked for exit.  Disinfectant cleaner will be stationed in every room.  Staff will be expected to clean and disinfect all areas they use/touch.

  • Entry beyond the lobby area is restricted to staff only
    • A sign will be posted to remind families of this protocol
  • All social distancing protocols are to be followed when inside any part of the office
    • Think tank
      • Available for phone use/zoom meeting use
      • Available for meetings of four people or fewer
    • Lo-fi Lounge
      • Available for meetings of 6 people or fewer
      • Available as a workspace for 6 people or fewer
    • Team SLOCA Lounge (maximum of 5 people at a time) 
      • If there are five people in the lounge, people must wait in a socially distanced line until one (or more) people have left
        • Available for 2 people to sit at each table
        • Available for up to 3 people to work on computers
        • Available for one person to use the copier or check their mailbox
    • Support Central
      • Desks have wooden partitions blocking all staff members from facing one another.
      • Staff members will work with their individual manager to create an on-campus/off-campus schedule that meets with work demands

SLOCA has completed a full Decontamination and ATP testing protocol conducted by Safe Companies.  We received certification that all high touch surfaces in classrooms, offices, bathrooms, and other areas cleaned and tested have passed ATP tests after the deep clean was completed. Safe Companies Report.

Our goal is to maintain this safe environment for our students by mitigating the risk of spread from surfaces by properly disinfecting surfaces throughout the day using cleaning protocols put into place and specifically modified to SLOCA’s needs by infectious disease prevention company: certified Safe Companies. 

Facility Protocol: 

    • Indoor areas
      • Restrooms
        •  High touch surfaces will be sanitized sanitized by staff at a minimum during each break and lunch period and at the end of the day
        •  The EPA approved disinfectant spray will be readily available in all adult restrooms
        •  Restrooms will be cleaned daily by a staff member at the end of the day
        • Restrooms will be deep cleaned by a janitorial service weekly
        • Will always be equipped with hand soap and paper towels
        • Bathrooms will be limited to the number of stalls used per room
      • Classrooms
        • All Classroom surfaces will be sanitized frequently throughout the day by the teachers/staff using Vital Oxide 
          • Vital Oxide is an EPA approved disinfectant that is safe to use on most surfaces. It is free of harsh chemicals and irritants
        • Each room will be sprayed at the end of each school day using a commercial-grade portable vapor steamer to ensure all surfaces are penetrated by Vital Oxide
        • All rooms will be deep cleaned by janitorial staff on a weekly basis
        • All classrooms are equipped with running water, hand soap, and paper towels
        • All rooms on campus will have hand sanitizer available 
        • All students will wash or sanitize their hands at a minimum at the following times
          • Start of class
          • Before/after eating food
          • After sharing supplies
          • After using the restroom
          • After coughing or sneezing into hands and/or wiping their nose
      • Ventilation-
        • All classrooms have two doors to allow airflow which will remain open during the school day
        • All classrooms have multiple working windows which will remain open during the school day
        • Fans will not be permitted in the classrooms
        • Some rooms will have portable air purifiers
      • Spacing
        • 16 students Maximum per classroom, this number will allow for social distancing guidelines to be honored
          • All desks will be forward-facing
          • All desks maintain a social distance of 6 feet from one another
          • All desks will give the teacher a social distancing space of 6 feet
          • All unnecessary items have been removed from the classrooms
    • Outdoor Areas 
      • Lunch Tables
        • Cleaning
          • All Lunch tables will be sprayed and wiped using  Vital Oxide prior to every pod of students eating
          • All lunch tables will be sprayed and wiped down using Vital Oxide directly after every cohort of students eat
          • This sanitization process will take place in between all cohorts of students eating
      • Spacing
        • Students will remain within  their class pod
        • Students will sit spaced apart only utilizing one side of the table
        • Students will not face one another
        • Students will eat snack/lunch in an outside environment
        • Contact sports will not be permitted during lunch recess
      • Playground
        • Students
          • Students will be required to maintain social distance standards of 6 feet apart while at lunch
          • Students will be required to wear masks while on the playground
          • Students will remain within their pod of students
        • Cleaning
          • Playground equipment will be sanitized  prior to each class being permitted to utilize
          • We will sanitize the playground at the end of the day
      • Equipment
        • Water fountains will be turned off 
        • We have water refill stations on campus

People Protocol: In order to provide both a safe environment for our SLOCA community and well-rounded education that continues to look after the students’ wellbeing both mentally and physically, we will hire an LVN who will be onsite during normal school hours. 

We will mitigate to the best of our ability while continuing to strive for a balance of normalcy and mitigation.

In addition, as a part of our contract with Safe Companies, they will provide the following education and training for our families and staff:

  • How to properly maintain healthy hygiene practices 
  • Best practices for maintaining a clean environment
  • How to properly sanitize and disinfect a room and surfaces
  • Students on Campus 
    • Health Screening 
      • All families will be required to fill out a waiver of liability prior to returning for the school year Waiver of Liability
      • All students will be required to do the following daily prior to coming on campus
        • Fill out a health questionnaire 
        • Take their temperature
        • Wear their lanyard saying they have been checked in
        • Once at school, they will line up using social distancing at their designated location
        • The teacher will take their temperature before entering the classrooms 
        • Students will each have an individual set of supplies 
  • Teachers on Campus
      • Fill out a health questionnaire 
      • Record their own temperature
      • Wear masks/shields at all times
      • Follow/practice cleaning protocols set in place
      • Practice safe social distancing
      • Practice good hygiene 
  • High-Risk Teachers
    • If a staff member presents as high risk and desires to work virtually we will provide them with an opportunity to work from home.  
  • High-Risk Administrators 
    • We will be flexible and allow for an option to work from home.
  • Masks 
    • In the classroom
      • Staff will be required to wear a mask or face shield while interacting with students
      • Masks will be required for all students Kinder-high school
      • Mask Guidance CDPH
  • Outdoor Learning
    • Science shows that the spread of COVID-19 is greatly decreased while outside, so we have made modifications to allow our students to learn outdoors
    • Students will be required to wear their masks outside
    • Students will continue to stay 6 feet apart
    • Each student will have their own personal foldable chair
    • We will provide covered areas out of direct sunlight
  • Visitors on Campus: kept to a minimum. 
    • Parents are discouraged from entering the classroom and will only be permitted inside with permission and after completing our health screen and temperature check
    • All guests, parents, and visitors are required to complete a health screening form and have their temperature checked
    • Visitors to campus and class will be kept at a minimum and permanent staff will be used in place of temporary volunteers whenever possible
    • Masks will be required by all guests, parents, and visitors at all times, no exceptions
    • Guests, parents, and visitors will be required to maintain a social distance of 6 feet from others. 

Morning Drop off Protocol: The goal is to create an effective drop off that allows for a flow in which parents can pull into 1 of our 3 designated drop off locations. It will allow for students to maintain social distancing while allowing the teachers or safety team time to complete the health check. 

  • Kinder-2nd Grade will be dropped off  at the main campus parking lot
  • 3-4th grade students will be dropped off in the Teach drop off area located off of Slack street
  • 5-6th grade students will be dropped off on McCollum Street 
  • Families with multiple grade levels will be drop off at the designated drop off of the  lowest child’s grade 
  • There will be a teacher or staff member available to assist the children in the right direction at each drop off location

Pick up Protocol: The goal is to create an effective pick up that allows for parents to seamlessly pick up their children while maintaining social distancing.

Note: Students will not have access to a microwave to limit surface contact

On the playground

The playground area will be divided into 4 sections and only one pod of students will use each section at any given time.  This allows each pod to maintain stability within their own group and keeps them from mixing with other students. The pods will rotate through each play area throughout the week to allow for variety in activity options.  Students will wear masks while at recess and will be supervised by our Safety Team to help maintain social distancing measures while playing.

Playground equipment will be sanitized using Vital Oxide, following label instructions it will sit for 5 minutes and then be wiped off between pods and at the start of every day.

At lunch

While eating lunch, students will sit socially distanced (6’ apart) in the covered lunch area on one side of the tables so they are not sitting across from one another which will limit cross-contact.  They may also sit in their outdoor chairs in a location as directed by Safety Team/ lunchtime supervisor ensuring 6’ distance is maintained between each chair.

Lunch tables will be sanitized using Vital Oxide. Following label instructions, it will sit for 5 minutes and then be wiped off between pods and at the start of every day.

Students will be supervised by a Safety Team member to rotate from lunch tables to the playground areas in a clockwise manner.  This will prevent them from passing one another in the hallway and having cross-pod contact.

Kindergarten play will take place in the small playground area. 
Primary-UMS play will take place in one of the 4 designated playground areas.

Kindergarten Pod (Little Playground)
9:40-9:55 Morning Recess
12:00-12:20 Eat Lunch 
12:20-12:40 Play 
1:30-1:40 Afternoon Recess

Primary (Big Playground) 
Each pod will be in a separate playground area during recess and lunch
9:40 – 9:55 Morning Recess 
11:30 – 11:50 Lunch 
11:50 – 1210 Play 
1:30 – 1:40 Afternoon Recess

Intermediate (Big Playground)
Each pod will be in a separate playground area during recess and lunch
9:40 – 9:55 Morning Recess 
11:30 – 11:50 Play 
11:50 -12:10 Lunch
1:30 -1:40 Recess

Lower Middle School  
Each pod will be in a separate playground area during recess and lunch
10:15-10:25 Morning Recess
12:10-12:30 Lunch
12:30-12:50 Play

Upper Middle School
Each pod will be in a separate playground area during recess and lunch
10:15-10:25 Morning Recess
12:10-12:30 Play 
12:30-12:50 Lunch
*LMS eats while UMS plays then they switch

  • Masks are required on campus, therefore masks are required in all Den areas
  • At the start of every day, all windows and doors are opened to allow for ventilation

School Store

  • The school store is open for business
    • Please refrain from visiting the store during drop off and pick up 
      • The reason for this is to limit person-to-person exposure when students are all out of class at the same time
  • Entry to the portion of the school store containing curriculum and food is limited to bookstore staff only
  • All merchandise is available for purchase two ways
    • In-person
      • A queue will be formed at the walk-up service door to the school store where patrons can request items for purchase
      • Items will be procured by a staff member
      • All forms of payment will be accepted at the walk-up service door
      • We encourage families to purchase pre-paid snack cards for students. This will help move the lines more quickly during breaks.
    • On-line
      • Patrons may purchase items online and pick them up at the walk-up service door
  • All patrons must maintain a 6’ distance while in the queue
    • Markers on the ground will indicate how far apart people need to stand
    • A sign will be posted to remind families of this protocol

Retail Den (second entrance to The Den)

  • When in the retail portion of The Den, all social distance protocols must be followed
  • Non-food and non-curriculum items will be on display and open for perusal in the rear portion of the Den
  • Merchandise may be purchased through store staff on-site
  • The water station is open to all staff, students, and families
  • The restroom is open to adults only
  • This space is available for three people at any given time
    • If there are three people in the retail den area, people must wait in a socially distanced line until one (or more) people have left
    • All patrons must maintain a 6’ distance while in the queue
    • Markers on the ground will indicate how far apart people need to stand
    • A sign will be posted to remind families of this protocol

Library
The library will be closed to students and parents for in person browsing.  Please contact our librarian at librarian@sloclassical.org to see how you can check out and pick up books. 

  • The library restroom is open to staff and teachers only

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Offering both in class & distance learning for the school year

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