Ways to Attend School

College Prep believes that the ideal teaching and learning environment is one where students and teachers are able to interact with each other in person. As such, we are prepared to have the community on campus at capacities that are based on our Campus Health Status

As public health circumstances allow, in-person learning will be our default mode for attendance. We also recognize the importance of students staying on a productive path when being in-person is not advisable or possible. Knowing that student and family circumstances differ, College Prep is prepared to work with students in a “learning from home” mode when the School itself is at full or 50% in-person attendance capacity. Should all students be restricted from campus, we will be guided by our Distance Learning Plan.

Learning from Home (LFH Status)
Given the many complexities and vulnerabilities of COVID-19, some students may need to learn from home. We are prepared to support students in maintaining their core academic progress in this mode. Reasons for requesting LFH status might include:

  • Students who are medically vulnerable due to a condition on the CDC’s list of risk factors.
  • Students who live in a household with someone who is medically vulnerable.
  • Students who are quarantining due to COVID-19 exposure.
  • Students with COVID-19 symptoms waiting for test results.
  • Students with mild but extended illness for more than three days who are well enough to virtually attend classes. Students who are more seriously ill should first and foremost take care of themselves and rest.
  • Other student or family concerns that might require this accommodation.

In order to facilitate learning from home, classrooms have been equipped with SmartBoards, cameras, and/or high-end microphones so that teachers can simultaneously work with students in the classroom and those learning at a distance. Students who are in LFH status will be expected to:

  • Attend classes using Zoom and other technological tools;
  • Attend advisory and other virtual offerings, such as Assembly;
  • Participate in Recreation, Health, and Fitness (RHF) in a distance mode.

While in LFH status, students will be able to meet virtually with teachers during office hours, as well as schedule time with counselors and learning specialists. They will have access to their Advisor, Learning Services, Counselor, Peer Coaches, Library Services, and Administrative Support. LFH students will not be able to come to campus for events such as athletics, performances, spirit activities, or other social events. Under certain circumstances, and when safe to do so, students may be permitted to come to campus to meet with individual teachers or staff members by appointment. 

Whether it is for a longer or an intermittent period, families wishing to request their student be in a Learning from Home status should use this form to initiate the request. Once this information has been submitted, the student support team will contact you to make arrangements and discuss the process of learning from home.
Important Community Behavior:  
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wear a mask when on campus, indoors and outdoors.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; if not possible, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Disinfect your personal belongings.
  • Do not share personal belongings or food with others.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you become sick on campus, follow protocols immediately. 
  • A flu shot is highly recommended.

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