As we prepare to welcome back students this fall, our in-person plans are somewhat dependent on Santa Cruz County’s COVID-19 watchlist status. We will announce which model we are able to implement for the start of the school year on Wednesday, August 19.
Green Model (details)…
Yellow Model (details)…
Red Model (details)…
Health and Safety
The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is very important. If we are able to be on-campus, we’ve taken many steps to ensure good health and safety. We have formed a committee of medical experts, parents and school staff who are guiding the campus reopening. Their efforts remind us that reopening the campus is not an event but a process.
As a committee, we are looking at guidance and making processes to keep our students, staff and faculty safe and healthy while offering a distinctively Christian and highly academic education in a loving and supportive environment.
Together we will provide answers to questions about what classes and other campus interactions will look like for next school year. We will communicate with our school families about enhanced cleaning, classroom procedures, campus security, and health and wellness implementations. We will be proactive in anticipating and meeting the needs of our students, faculty and staff each step of the way.
Baymonte Christian School Reopening Committee:
Lydia Abell (RN, staff, parent), Amy Fair (preschool staff), Joanne Dawid (daycare director), Rebecca Finney (staff, parent), Rachel Hofmann (vice principal, teacher), Dan Hollingsworth (school board president), Michelle McDaniel (parent), Shanna Murphy (teacher), Christie Olson (teacher), Steve Patterson (principal), Natalie Pope-Salazar (nurse practitioner, parent), Leslie Rapolla (staff, parent), Dannielle Richardson (RN, BSN, parent), Dr. Victor Salazar (MD, parent)
Safety Processes: Under the health guidelines of state and local governments, we have implemented many campus safety processes which align with keeping our students, faculty and staff safe.
Additional safety items to note:
- Our class sizes will be limited, based upon the number of students we can seat with a six-foot separation for social distancing.
- All persons on campus, including students third grade and older, will be required to wear masks. Students in kindergarten through second grade will be encouraged to wear masks where socially distancing is not possible.
- Parents will need to provide daily certification of the absence of COVID symptoms for their children.
- Additional temperature screenings will be required before entering the campus.
- Students will not be able to mix with other grades, but will be able to meet specialist teachers for music, PE, and art.
- Schedules will be modified so that recess and lunch periods can be held for individual grades providing for social distancing.
- Arrival and departure times will be similar to previous years, but may need to be staggered. (schedule TBA)
- Our ability to offer extended care, where different groups mix, is doubtful for at least the first half of the school year.
During shelter-in-place and Baymonte’s distance learning, school principal Steve Patterson regularly shared updates with our school family. As communication continues throughout the summer, those emails can be found here.
Baymonte’s staff is working diligently to prepare for a successful and positive school year for our students and family. If you have additional questions, please let us know. We are here to serve you.
With elementary questions, contact Christie Olson: firstname.lastname@example.org
With middle school questions, contact Rachel Hofmann: email@example.com
With health and safety questions, contact Steve Patterson: firstname.lastname@example.org
With admissions or enrollment questions, contact Rebecca Finney: email@example.com
With finance questions, contact Lisa Margiotta: firstname.lastname@example.org
With preschool questions, contact Lisa Patterson: email@example.com