Select Hybrid or Remote
Your family has the option to participate in hybrid learning or remain in remote learning mode. If you have not already done so, please indicate your choice using Magnus by tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14.
Return to Campus and Assumption of Risk
If you select hybrid learning, you will be asked to review and sign the Return to Campus Agreement and Assumption of Risk form. This form is required before your student can participate in on-campus hybrid learning and/or any in-person school activities such as athletics, clubs, etc.
Please see Dr. Wheeler's October 8 Head of School update for more information.
As previously shared, one of the many factors that impacts our ability to offer on-campus learning is our collective adherence to health and safety protocols. Please carefully review this information and be prepared to follow all health and safety protocols next week.
All students, faculty, staff, and visitors are required to wear a face covering at all times, indoors and outdoors, while on campus. Refer to the Washington State Department of Health Guidance on Cloth Face Coverings for more information. If an individual does not have a face mask, one will be provided by the School.
Before arriving at school each day, students, faculty, and staff are required to submit a brief questionnaire using the Magnus PHR app to assess the symptoms of illness and exposure to COVID-19. (Download the app and review detailed instructions prior to the first day of school at www.stthomasschool.org/screening).
Temperature checks will also be conducted for all students, employees, and campus visitors upon arrival.
Students with symptoms will be separated from other students and will need to be picked up as soon as possible.
Students, faculty, staff, and visitors will practice physical distancing. Floor or other markings will designate 6-foot spaces and direct traffic flow.
- Drop off is 8:05-8:15 a.m.
- Students will maintain 6-foot physical distance as designated by ground or other markings. There will be no gathering with other students.
- All students will pass through a temperature scanner immediately upon entering the building. If a fever is detected, the student will be scanned with a handheld thermometer. If a fever is confirmed, the parent will be called to pick up their student.
- If you have more than one student, follow procedures for your youngest student. For example, if you have a PreK and a 1st Grade student, both students should be dropped off at the east entrance in accordance with the ELC procedure detailed below.
- ELC students will enter the building using the east entrance.
- Kindergarten students should be dropped off using the east parking lot drive through line. Staff will check each student's Magnus health screening prior to the student exiting the car.
- Preschool and PreKindergarten parents should park and walk students to the entrance, lining up in front of the windows in designated spots. Staff will check each student's Magnus health screening prior to the student entering the building. Parents will not be allowed into the building and should plan to say goodbye to their student after the Magnus health screen has been checked by a staff member. ELC staff will be in the hallways to help students get to their classrooms.
- EC students will enter using the south entrance.
- Students driving to school should be dropped off using the south parking lot drive through line. Staff will check each student's Magnus health screening prior to the student exiting the car.
- Students walking to school will proceed to the south stairs where a staff member will check their Magnus health screening. They will then line up under the portico in designated spots to enter the building.
Preschool and PreKindergarten
- Preschool and Prekindergarten parents should park, walk to the east entrance area, and line up in designated spots along the windows. They will use a QR code to sign out their child.
- ALL K-4 students will be picked up using the east parking lot drive through line. To speed up the process, we will utilize the entire length of the east driveway to load cars.
- When entering the drive through line, a placard with child's last name and grade should be clearly displayed in the vehicle's windshield. A staff member will radio the classroom and the student will be dismissed, proceeding directly to their vehicle in the drive through line.
The transition to hybrid learning requires some changes to the takeout lunch program.
- All students will continue to have the option for takeout lunch. The choice will be limited to a sandwich box lunch or a reheatable entrée. The option to order and pick up multiple days worth of meals will no longer be offered.
- When on-campus, K-4 students will receive their takeout lunch as they leave their classroom. Preschool and PreK lunches will be picked up by parents near the east entrance before picking up students.
- Students remaining in remote learning, and those students in remote days of hybrid learning, will use curbside service to pick up lunch. Pickup times will be scheduled when ordering lunch.
- More details are available on the lunch order form. Please contact Chef van Rooyen with any questions.
Again, it is essential that every member of our community act responsibly and follow the latest public health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Each one of us plays an important role in keeping our students and families, faculty, and staff safe.