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THE KING'S ACADEMY

PLANS FOR THE 2020-2021 ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR

Six task force groups made up of faculty, staff, members of the BOT, and TKA parents are meeting throughout the summer to address key questions regarding how we will operate this coming school year as we make plans to return to on-campus learning August 10.

These groups are focusing on areas such as health, safety, communication, distance learning should it become necessary, extra-curricular activities, daily operations, and budget and finance.
All these groups are looking at the challenges we may face considering the challenges presented by COVID-19.

We will continue to provide updates on our progress as we learn more, but for now, here is what we know.

1.    TKA fully intends to have on-campus instruction for all grades beginning August 12.  Registration will be held on campus on Monday, August 10
2.    We will continue to consider the guidance offered by key agencies including CDC, AAP (American Academy of Pediatricians), DHEC, and SCISA as we make critical decisions.  In the case of pre-school and athletics, we will need to follow the expectations set forth by DHEC (pre-school) and SCISA (athletics).
3.    Nurse Parnell and the Administration will continue to follow the recommendations provided by the DHEC Exclusion List that provides guidance when students should remain at home in case of illness.
4.    In the event a student, parent, or teacher test positive for COVID-19, we will inform necessary parties and develop protocols to help prevent the spread of the virus on campus.
5.    We are asking our parents and staff to take personal responsibility in addressing and responding to having symptoms of COVID-19. Two ways we can all help is to place ourselves or our children under the prescribed number of days of quarantine and be tested for COVID-19.
6.    We will regularly sanitize commonly used areas on campus including, desks, bathrooms, tables, and door handles.
7.    We will train and regularly remind our students and staff about the importance of washing hands and provide other tips to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
8.    We plan to regularly monitor visitors, students, faculty, and staff for fever.
9.    We will provide all students in grades 6-12 with a Chromebook to use in class and outside of class.  Teachers have been given more extensive training in Google Classroom and will be further trained when they return the week of August 2.
10.    We plan to have the high school retreat at Look Up Lodge in September.
11.    Reminder: We do not live in fear of our future. Above all, we, as believers, trust our heavenly Father in all things. Be encouraged in the Lord daily.

 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand