COVID-19 Action Plan

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Saint Mark’s School has been following a thorough and thoughtful process, grounded in our school’s mission and current research, as well as guided by experts in public health, child development, and space planning.


COVID-19 Prevention Program (CPP)

Decision Pathways for Symptoms and Exposures

Exposure Management Plan

Reopening Guidelines Appendix T1

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” disable_element=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1604347186222{padding-top: 75px !important;padding-bottom: 75px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″][stm_title title_tag=”h2″ sep_enable=”true” title=”PREPARING FOR A SAFE RETURN TO CAMPUS”]2020-2021 School Year[/stm_title][vc_column_text 0=””]We are prepared for a variety of scenarios from in-person instruction to distance learning, if prescribed by public health officials. No matter the circumstance, our highest priorities are health and safety and delivering a strong academic program, while attending to our students’ social emotional health and growth. While your child is on campus, we are prepared to follow all of the current public health guidelines.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”5920″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1596003947851{padding-right: 24px !important;padding-left: 24px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” full_height=”yes” parallax=”content-moving” parallax_image=”5910″ parallax_speed_bg=”2″ css_animation=”none” disable_element=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1604347142752{background-position: center;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1596002110254{padding-top: 100px !important;padding-right: 55px !important;padding-bottom: 55px !important;padding-left: 55px !important;background-color: rgba(255,255,255,0.93) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;*background-color: rgb(255,255,255) !important;}”][stm_title title_tag=”h2″ sep_enable=”true” title=”ON-CAMPUS LEARNING” title_margin_t=”45 px”][/stm_title][vc_column_text 0=””]We are planning to be on campus when it is safe, and we have designed our program and spaces for the different phases and guidelines that may be issued by local health officials. Due to our staffing model with Teacher Interns, associates, and enrichment and lead teachers, as well as access to additional room on our spacious campus, we are uniquely positioned to accommodate full-day, in-person instruction for every student, every day. Here’s what to expect.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text 0=””]Full Academic Day for All Students

• Full academic day for all students in preschool-6

• Re-imagined learning spaces to accommodate stable groups and small group instruction

Added Personalized Learning

• Smaller groups leading to greater differentiation and personalization of learning

• Deep dive in enrichment classes allowing for more continuity and depth of learning

• Expanded outdoor opportunities for learning and play

• Additional interdisciplinary learning experiences

• Co-teaching model in collaboration with TIs and enrichment teachers

Connection and Social Emotional Wellness

• Opportunities for 1-1 and small group interactions with peers and teachers

• Additional outdoor play

• Mindfulness program

• Responsive Classroom practices to promote building relationships and community

• Virtual chapel program for the whole family[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Full Academic Day for All Students
• Full academic day for students in Preschool-Grade 6
• Re-imagined learning spaces to accommodate stable groups and small group instruction.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column 0=”” width=”1/2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” parallax=”content-moving” parallax_image=”5917″ disable_element=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1604347152995{background-position: center;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column 0=”” width=”1/2″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1596002253199{padding-top: 100px !important;padding-right: 55px !important;padding-bottom: 55px !important;padding-left: 55px !important;background-color: rgba(255,255,255,0.92) !important;*background-color: rgb(255,255,255) !important;}”][stm_title title_tag=”h2″ sep_enable=”true” title=”DISTANCE LEARNING”][/stm_title][vc_column_text 0=””]We have intentionally designed a distance learning program that supports continuity and engaging academics between home and school. In addition, as part of our commitment to the whole child, we remain focused on social emotional learning and creating opportunities for students to connect with friends and teachers in person and online.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_single_image image=”5871″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Engaging Learning Experiences

• Creative materials and lessons to promote student engagement within a relational setting

• Clearly articulated learning outcomes for each grade level

• Academic choice and creative expression

• Opportunities for interdisciplinary learning

• Personalized learning bags with materials and resources to support hands-on learning at home

Community and Connection

• Robust online social emotional learning curriculum

• Frequent small group and individual check-ins

• Virtual chapel program for the whole family

• Virtual social events for students and parents

• A mix of synchronous (online learning in real time) and asynchronous (online without real-time interaction) instruction, along with independent and group learning

Intentional Use of Technology

• Dedicated 1-1 devices for each student provided by the school for use between home and school

• Developmentally appropriate platforms to support learning

• Ongoing training for teachers in distance learning best practices[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” content_placement=”middle” disable_element=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1604347207136{background-image: url( !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1596046962939{padding-right: 50px !important;padding-left: 50px !important;background-color: rgba(0,46,107,0.91) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,46,107) !important;}”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1596046825579{padding-top: 24px !important;padding-right: 24px !important;padding-bottom: 24px !important;padding-left: 24px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1596055285775{padding-top: 45px !important;}”]SAINT MARK’S IN THE NEWS

During distance learning in the spring of 2020, Saint Mark’s kindergarten teacher Ms. Heather Hoshino was featured on CBS’s local news during their “People Making a Difference” segment about teaching during the safer-at-home orders.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”5841″ img_size=”large” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”–SXFk8DsSW4TC0″ css=”.vc_custom_1595834676742{padding-top: 25px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” content_placement=”middle” disable_element=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1604347228946{background-color: #f2ae1d !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: contain !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]


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As a small school, we are able to be nimble, continually improving our practice to best meet the needs of our students and families. Our team is committed to keeping you updated every step of the way.

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Jennifer Tolbert, Head of School
Soyini Baten, Fifth Grade Teacher
Megan France, Science Teacher
Robin Gardiner, First Grade Teacher
Ann Grimmett, Chief Financial Officer
Remi Silva, Director of Educational Technology and Writing Coach
Bailey Tripp, Preschool Director
Kelly Mancuso, Assistant Head of School
Maggie Young, Director of Curriculum and Instruction

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” parallax=”content-moving” parallax_image=”5862″ disable_element=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1604347215119{padding-top: 124px !important;padding-bottom: 124px !important;background-position: center;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1596038907519{padding-top: 35px !important;padding-right: 35px !important;padding-bottom: 35px !important;padding-left: 35px !important;background-color: rgba(0,114,28,0.93) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;*background-color: rgb(0,114,28) !important;}”][stm_title title_tag=”h2″ title_color=”custom” sep_enable=”true” title=”FAQS” title_color_custom=”#ffffff”][/stm_title][vc_toggle title=”Will there be extended care next year?” custom_font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” custom_use_theme_fonts=”yes” use_custom_heading=”true”]When we return for on-campus instruction, we are prepared to offer limited in-person extended care for preschool, but not for grades K-6. We hope to expand our offerings as it is safe to do so. We will only charge for extended care as it is used. Once we are able to offer a broader extended care program, we will make sure that we include monthly plans that are appropriate for the hours offered.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Can I select distance learning as an option for the year?” custom_font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” custom_use_theme_fonts=”yes” use_custom_heading=”true”]Currently, we are not planning to offer distance learning as an option for families. However, we are prepared to accommodate students who must remain at home due to sickness or a compromised immune system. If you have concerns, we want to hear from you! We are here to help.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What improvements is the school planning to make to the distance learning program?” custom_font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” custom_use_theme_fonts=”yes” use_custom_heading=”true”]We are building on what we learned this past spring and making improvements to our distance learning program to make it the best it possibly can be. For example, we are providing additional training for faculty and pre-planning for learning bags and supplies, which will make for greater ease and strength in our program if we need to transition. Also, we are providing every student with the technology they need for instruction at home.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Is the school intending to go on field trips this year?” custom_font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” custom_use_theme_fonts=”yes” use_custom_heading=”true”]In terms of field trips, EFS trips, and other program activities, we are hopeful that we will be able to resume trips and assemblies later in the year. We also have more time for contingency planning this year, so that we can consider potential modifications or alternatives to the usual trips.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” disable_element=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1604363846737{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_column 0=”” css=”.vc_custom_1595869113643{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;}”][stm_title title_tag=”h2″ title_align=”center” sep_enable=”true” subtitle_enable=”true” title=”Questions?”]Reach out to us with any questions you may have.
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