2020 has been a difficult year for everyone, and schools in particular have had to make many unexpected adjustments in order to provide an environment for students to continue to learn while keeping both staff and students safe.
Here at Crossroads, in-person learning is a very important part of what we do, and the health and safety of our staff, students, and volunteers is a priority. Here are a few of the ways we've changed the way we do things in order to make sure our students can stay safe and keep getting the education they deserve.
We've adjusted our schedule to make sure we don't have more than 10 people in a classroom at once, and our classrooms are large enough to allow for 6-foot social distancing. We have also encouraged, but not required, our students to attend their classes remotely on Fridays, as practice in case distance learning becomes a necessity.
We require everyone, be they staff, student, or volunteer, to wear a mask when moving around the school or when within six feet of others. We have also been disinfecting our classrooms between classes and ensuring that classroom supplies are only used by a single student or are cleaned between uses.
Rather than using our common lunchroom, students now eat in their classrooms or outside, and we offer grab-and-go, individually packaged lunches.