Wilson Hall Reopening Plan 2020 2021

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Wilson Hall Reopening Plan 2020 2021
Wilson Hall
Reopening Plan
 2020 – 2021

Wilson Hall Reopening Plan 2020 2021
Dear Wilson Hall Family,
                       To say that Wilson Hall has had to be flexible during the COVID-19 pandemic is an
                       understatement. However, flexibility is also a hallmark of independent education. Wilson
                       Hall is fortunate to retain its decision-making authority along with the ability to adjust its
                       practices accordingly. Though I place great value on consistency, order, and tradition, the
                       time in which we are presently operating requires us to be fluid and flexible. Sometimes we
 Fred Moulton
                       are pushed to think out of the box and the measures with which we respond to these outside
                       issues find traction within our walls leading us to become a more comprehensive school. I
                       have no doubt that Wilson Hall will be stronger moving forward and we are excited for what our future holds. We are on our
                       way. Thank you for joining us!
                       Since March, we have constantly made adjustments. Fortunately, we are blessed with an incredible community – students,
                       faculty, parents, staff, security, maintenance, administration, counselors, paraprofessionals; everyone has contributed to the re-
                       imagination of our program. As we prepare for your return, there will be certain traditions which may remain, however, new
                       ideas have spawned new methodologies which will be instituted and may even become more valuable and appreciated over time.
   Eddie Talley        To our parents, you have been fantastic partners. Thank you for your confidence, your effort, your suggestions, and especially
Assistant Headmaster   your patience. Our goal has been to pause, reflect, and re-imagine. Equally, our goal has been to intentionally examine a very
Head of Lower School   fluid situation and to ensure our return to school has prioritized the health and safety of all of our students, faculty, staff, and
                       families in every measure taken.
                       To this end, we will be requiring a new document to help ensure the health and safety of our entire community. This document
                       has been developed as a safe-guard and will be included as an addendum to the school enrollment contract. We have entitled this
                       document, “The Wilson Hall Community Health Commitment” and ask that when you receive it, please sign and return the form
                       acknowledging that you accept the risk of returning to our campus.
                       No matter how the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, Wilson Hall has taken the necessary measures to offer a rigorous academic
                       program, to re-imagine its student activities, and to create an environment conducive to re-forming healthy bonds in our
                       classrooms and hallways. It is with great anticipation that we welcome you back to campus.
  Stacey Reaves
Head of Upper School

                                                                                                           Fred Moulton, Headmaster

Wilson Hall Reopening Plan 2020 2021
Modifications are being made on our campus to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These protocols will be taught to students on the first day of school:

              Conducting more frequent disinfecting                  Implementing daily random                         Restricting access to lockers
              and sanitizing throughout campus to                    temperature checks and health                     throughout campus and limiting
              include cleaning desks upon entry to                   screenings                                        access to locker rooms

             Increasing hand washing and hand                        Enhancing campus WiFi and IT                      Hiring a school nurse and creating a
             sanitizing stations                                     Department                                        health room and isolation room

                                                                                                                       Keeping lower school students and
             Designating specific entrances and                      Limiting number of students on                    upper school students separated in
             exits for all grade levels                              playgrounds                                       their own buildings.

             Limiting and monitoring number of                       Installing additional water bottle filling          Limiting guests in buildings and on
             people in bathrooms                                     stations and turning off water fountains            campus

              Inspecting HVAC/air filtration systems                 Adding Plexiglas shields around
                                                                                                                       Staggering arrival and dismissal times
              and adding air scrubbers                               campus

                                                                                                                       Adding one-way hallways and floor
               Adding campus and building signage                                                                      markings for distancing
                                                                     Mandatory masks for grades K5 - 12

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August 5th: Technology Training Sessions

August 13th: New Teachers Report

August 17th – 24th: Teachers Report for Professional Development

                                        2020 – 2021 START OF SCHOOL DATES FOR STUDENTS
                                    August 25th: 1st – 5th Grades Begin School (8:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

                                    August 26th: 6th – 12th Grades Begin School (8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

                                    August 31st: PS3 – K5 Begin School (8:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Wilson Hall Reopening Plan 2020 2021
2020 - 2021 School Hours
Drop Off
As part of our effort to offer a healthy and safe school day and to keep crowding to a minimum, we have adjusted our schedule to stagger student drop off
and pick up. We are also asking that you refrain from walking your child into the building to help us better manage the preventive measures we are taking.
Students will go directly from drop-off locations to their classrooms.

     GRADE LEVEL                           CLASS TIME                    SCREENING/DROP OFF                   PICK UP

          PS3            Monday - Friday 8 :10 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.         7:45 A.M. – 8:10 A.M.              12:00 P.M.        Midday Baron Care available 12:00 – 1:50
                                                                                                                              Baron Care available until 6:00 P.M.

       PS4 – K5          Monday - Friday 8 :10 A.M. – 1:50 P.M.          7:45 A.M. – 8:10 A.M.               1:50 P.M.        Baron Care Available Until 6:00 P.M.

        1st – 5th        Monday - Friday 8 :10 A.M. – 2:10 P.M.          7:45 A.M. – 8:10 A.M.               2:10 P.M.        Baron Care Available Until 6:00 P.M.


     GRADE LEVEL                          CLASS TIME                     SCREENING/DROP OFF                  PICK UP

        6th – 8th        Monday – Friday 8 :30 A.M. – 1:25 P.M.           8:00 A.M. – 8:30 A.M.              1:25 P.M.        Students who are not involved in after-
                                                                                                                              school activities must leave campus upon
                                                                                                                              dismissal unless meeting with the teacher.


     GRADE LEVEL                          CLASS TIME                      SCREENING/DROP OFF                 PICK UP

       9th – 12th        Monday - Friday 8 :30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.            8:00 A.M. – 8:30 A.M.             1:30 P.M.         Students who are not involved in after-
                                                                                                                               school activities must leave campus upon
                                                                                                                               dismissal unless meeting with the teacher.

   Families with children who span different grade levels should drop off all of their children during the earliest drop-off time and pick up at latest pick-up time.
                                           Students who need to wait on a sibling will remain in the last class of the day.
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Campus and School Buildings Open
                                                                                Implement preventative practices and additional
                                                 ON-CAMPUS LEARNING
                                                                                proactive processes/protocols.
                                                                               Limited Use of Campus (RESTRICTIONS INCURRED)

                                                                               Hybrid is a combination of on-campus and off-campus
                                                 HYBRID LIVE REMOTE LEARNING   learning. Variations will differ by grade level.
Wilson Hall is beginning the
school year with a hybrid learning
model to allow choice. This plan
prioritizes the health and safety of
our students, faculty, staff, and
                                                                                  Campus Closed
                                                                                  Enhanced Remote Learning through synchronous and
                                                 FULLY REMOTE LEARNING            asynchronous methods at home.

                  Synchronous Classes
                                                                               Frequent Communication
                  Real-time, live learning occurs among a group of
                                                                               We will communicate with transparency through emails, virtual
                  students and their teacher using virtual tools.
                                                                               meetings, FACTS Family Portal, and more.

                  Asynchronous Classes
                                                                               Acceptance of Commitment to remote learning criteria
                  Previously recorded lessons shared with students in
                  Google Classroom.

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Reopening Plans

                                                      All Students: PS3 – 12th

•   Wilson Hall will open with a hybrid learning approach to allow parents a choice of either on-campus learning OR live remote learning.
•   After school begins, we may have to transition to and from full remote learning depending on health and safety concerns.
•   Parents must inform the school if they elect for their student to participate in our live remote platform before August 14th. Otherwise, we will expect all
    other students to be present on the first day of school.
•   Parents may elect for their student to join on-campus classes or transition to live remote classes at any time during the school year by notifying the
    Academic Dean of their plans in writing at least 48 hours prior to the transition, but students will not be allowed to switch back and forth repeatedly.
•   Remote learning days may be scheduled throughout the semester.
•   Parents must provide a clean face mask for students in K5-12 for daily wear.
•   The school will issue face shields to students and faculty when appropriate.
•   One-way hallways and markings on floors will help students socially distance.
•   Temperature checks and health screenings will be conducted.
•   Entrances and exits will be designated.
•   Lower School students will not be allowed in the Upper School building and Upper School students will not be allowed in the Lower School building.
Wilson Hall Reopening Plan 2020 2021
Lower School Students: PS3 – 5th Grade

                           •   Start date for grades 1 – 5 will be August 25th as a half day with noon dismissal.
                           •   PS3, PS4, and K5 will start on August 31st as a half day with noon dismissal.
                           •   PS and K student orientation is August 28th.
                           •   Students will remain with their class and not mix with other classes.

On-Campus Learning Option:                                                    Live Remote Learning Option:
  •   Students will come to school five days a week, but will remain            •   We will offer live streaming remote lessons to those who choose
      with their class throughout the school day.                                   remote instruction or who are sick or quarantined.
  •   PS3 will meet from 8:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Grades PS4-K5 will              •   The student may have a combination of live and pre-recorded
      meet from 8:10 a.m. -1:50 p.m. Grades 1 - 5 will meet 8:10 a.m. -             lessons depending on grade level.
      2:10 p.m. We will also stagger the lower and upper school arrival
                                                                                •   Parents must provide adequate internet access and a printer. PS3
      and departure times even more to have less traffic on campus at
                                                                                    and PS4 parents must provide a device with a camera. Students in
      one time.
                                                                                    grades K5 – 5th grade will be issued school-owned Chromebooks.
  •   Lunch will be served in classrooms. Students may bring their
                                                                                •   Parents must pick up textbooks, support materials from the
      lunch or order from the cafeteria.
  •   Pull out teachers will come to the classroom except for PE.
                                                                                •   Students must be dressed in school uniform and have their faces
  •   Recess will be offered with a limited number of students on the               visible on Google Meets throughout all class periods.
      playground at one time.
                                                                                •   Students are required to attend all classes at the assigned times.
  •   Centers will be reconfigured for safety.
                                                                                •   Attendance will be taken at the beginning of class.
                                                                                •   A remote student may not come to campus during the school day.

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Upper School Students: 6th – 12th Grade

                        •   The start date for grades 6 – 12 will be August 26th as a half day from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
                        •   Teachers will have office hours immediately after school to help remote students or on-campus students.

On-Campus Learning Option:                                                         Live Remote Learning Option:
•   Grades 6-8 will meet from 8:30 a.m. - 1:25 p.m.                                •   Live streaming remote lessons will be offered to those who choose
•   Grades 9-12 will meet 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.                                        remote instruction or who are sick or quarantined.

•   Students will come to school five days a week, but they will have a            •   The student must be logged in to the lesson in real time --
    modified 3X3 block with six classes instead of seven classes.                      synchronously.

•   Students will attend three longer periods per day to reduce hallway            •   Parents must provide adequate internet access, a printer, and a laptop
    transitions.                                                                       or device with a camera and microphone.

•   Class periods will be approximately 75 minutes.                                •   Parents must pick up textbooks and support materials from school.

•   Alternate days of the week A day (periods 1, 2, 3) and B day (periods 4,       •   Students must be dressed in school uniform and have their faces
    5, 6) will be used.                                                                visible on Google Meets throughout all class periods.

•   Students will not have a hallway locker and must carry their A day or B        •   Students are required to attend all classes at the assigned times.
    day books with them to each period.                                            •   Attendance will be taken at the beginning of class. Students signing in
•   Certain classes will be dropped until we can resume regular school                 late will be recorded as tardy.
    schedules. Those classes with close contact or sharing of materials such       •   All middle and high school remote learners will be required to take
    as art, theatre, non-AP electives may not be offered. Technology courses           tests on campus in the gym, or another designated area, with a proctor
    will be offered. Visual and performing arts may be offered as after school         or scheduled with the regular teacher. This is to protect the integrity of
    extracurricular activities.                                                        the grades and transcripts.
•   Homeroom will be in the first class of the day to reduce classroom             •   Remote students’ grades will consist of at least 3 major grades and
    transitions.                                                                       only designated daily/homework assignments. Quizzes taken at home
•   Middle school may remain in their homeroom group for all classes and               will be for formative assessment and will not be used in grade
    may not mix with other students.                                                   tabulation.

•   Longer lunch times are scheduled in order to stagger grade levels leaving      •   Remote students may not come to campus during regular school hours
    class to go to and from the cafeteria within the allotted time. Students           except on scheduled test days at the appointed time.
    may bring their lunch or go through the lines, while socially distanced at     •   Remote students may not participate on athletic teams.
    staggered times. Additional seating locations will be provided.                                                                                                 9
Wilson Hall Reopening Plan 2020 2021
In the event of circumstances beyond our control, Wilson Hall will transition to a fully remote learning program. Enhancements have been implemented to improve our
ability to provide the same quality education across the learning platforms. Faculty and staff have participated in numerous technology professional development
sessions and have completed training with a specific focus on distance learning and are fully prepared to provide the best level of instruction possible.

Remote Learning Platforms:

Safety Protocols                                                Entrances will be designated for all grade levels.

The first days of school will be devoted to student safety protocol and
student orientation. These practices include self-screening guidelines,
                                                                                  Hallways will be divided in half for traffic flow and some
wearing masks, washing and disinfecting hands and desks upon entry to
                                                                                                 hallways will be one way.
classrooms, and respecting physical distancing guidelines. Training will be
administered to students, faculty, and staff, and signage will be added to
remind community members of the school’s expectations.

                                                                               Lockers are roped off and will not be used until further notice.
Wilson Hall is strictly limiting visitors to campus until further notice.
Parent meetings, volunteer meetings, group events, and special                 Bathrooms will be limited and closely monitored for numbers,
programming will be conducted as virtual sessions or postponed.                    as well as disinfected and sanitized on a frequent basis
                                                                               throughout the day. Some sinks exist, some sinks, urinals, and
                                                                                toilets will be cordoned off from usage in order to maintain
                                                                                                      physical distancing.
                             Positive COVID-19
    The school will inform parents if a member of their child’s class has       Cafeteria will have increased spacing and seating, plexiglass
 tested positive for COVID-19. Quarantine and testing will be handled on                    shields, and staggered lunch times.
               a case-by-case basis with guidance by DHEC.

                                                                               Lower School Library and Upper School Media Center may be
                                                                                       restructured to accommodate larger classes.

                             Drop Off / Pick Up
                                                                                 Outdoor spaces with increased seating options have been
Faculty and staff will be placed at drop-off / pick-up locations and monitor
                                                                                              added for lunch and classes.
 the flow of students upon arrival and dismissal to minimize the mixing of
  students and to maintain physical distancing guidelines. The school day
       schedule has been adjusted to stagger arrivals and dismissals.
                                                                               Athletic teams are resuming practice. We will follow the SCISA
                                                                                                health and safety guidelines.
Signs and Symptoms associated with COVID-19
Before Coming to Campus                                                              o High-risk symptoms include:
In order to maintain the integrity of a safe and healthy campus environment, we         •   Fever
must ask for the full cooperation and support of every person in the Wilson Hall
community--students, parents, faculty, and staff-- to actively follow all health        •   Cough
and safety practices on a daily basis, especially wearing face masks, washing
hands frequently, and maintaining physical distancing when possible. Our                •   Shortness of breath/increased work of breathing
concerted commitment is vital to protecting one another and to reducing the             •   Loss of sense of taste or smell
spread of COVID-19. By coming to campus, we are affirming that daily self-
screening guidelines have been conducted at home and that we will not come to        o Low-risk symptoms include:
campus when symptomatic or exposed to presumptive positive COVID-19 cases.
                                                                                        •   Sore throat
To exercise an abundance of caution, we request that all families, faculty and          •   Nasal congestions/nasal discharge
staff consistently practice physical distancing, frequent hand washing, wearing
face coverings, and limit travel during the two weeks prior to school starting.         •   Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea
                                                                                        •   Myalgia (muscle aches)
                                                                                        •   Fatigue
                                                                                     o Comorbidity which may include:
Protocol for ill child or adult in school
                                                                                        •   History of cancer
Any child or adult with one high-risk or two low-risk criteria (any one of the
                                                                                        •   Diabetes
first group or any two of the second group of symptoms) should be considered to
have a “COVID-like illness” and be isolated in a sick room until he or she can          •   Immuniocompromised
leave the campus. The isolation room is next to an exterior door preventing the
isolated individual from re-entering hallways.
Any child or adult with only one low-risk symptom is considered less likely to                      Health Checks
have COVID and should be sent home. These individuals will be able to return
                                                                                                    Wilson Hall will conduct daily temperature
after 48 hours if they are feeling better and no further symptoms develop.
                                                                                                    checks for screening of COVID-19. Health
Any child or adult with a history of cancer, diabetes, or a compromised                             checks performed by school personnel
immune system is at higher risk for contracting COVID-19.                                           should not replace the self-screenings for
                                                                                                    students, faculty, and staff that all are asked
                                                                                                    to perform daily.

                                                           Face coverings (masks or gaiters, but not bandanas) are required on campus
                                                           at all times for students in K5 – 12 and optional for younger students unless
                                                           otherwise authorized by the school. Parents are required to provide clean,
                                                           school-appropriate face masks for their child daily. Face masks are
                                                           expected to fit properly and cover mouth and nose.
                                                           In preparation for wearing masks daily to school, families are encouraged to
                                                           have their child/ren practice wearing masks for longer periods of time in
  When you wear a face mask, you are protecting others –
   sacrificing convenience for the safety of our campus.   the two weeks prior to the beginning of school.
                                                           For more information, visit www.slowthespreadsc.com

                                                                                               Physical Distancing
                                                                                               We encourage the entire Wilson Hall
                                                                                               community to maintain physical distancing to
                                                                                               the greatest extent possible. The campus will
                                                                                               have physical distancing guidelines in place to
                                                                                               promote the safety and well-being of our
                                                                                               students as well.

On Campus
We will remind students, faculty, and staff
to avoid touching their faces, to avoid
sharing classroom items, and to do the
following in every area of the school:

Return to School Advisory                                                           Follow Us
Dr. Mayes DuBose, Co-Chair     Michelle Logan-Owens, Co-Chair

Emma Ayres                     Chip McMillan

Susan Barfield                 Fred Moulton                                    www.wilsonhall.org
Laura Barr                     Dr. Whitney Przybyla

Dr. Garrett Clanton            Stacey Reaves

Susan Cotton                   Glen Rector

Carmen Haley                   Allyson Sanders

Sean Hoskins                   Sheri Singleton                     WAYS WE WILL
Steve Hudson                   Angie Sistare

Dr. Luke Lucas                 Eddie Talley                     COMMUNICATE WITH YOU
Liz McGinnis                   Caroline Zitzke
                                                                •   Teachers will communicate with students and parents on
                                                                    a regular basis.
                                                                •   The Headmaster will share school updates and other
                                                                    major decisions as the school year unfolds.
                                                                •   The Family Portal on FACTS will contain additional
                                                                    information about school life. Login is required to access
                                                                    this information.
                                                                •   Wilson Hall website: www.wilsonhall.org
                                                                •   Campus signage for health and safety messaging and
                                                                    wayfinding will be available.
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