We are evolving our Flex learning program effective January 1, 2021 to focus on providing the best in-classroom educational experience while maintaining CDC safety protocols for our campus. Like pre-pandemic practices, administration and teachers will work with students who are out due to short-term sickness (could include quarantine) and with families which require assistance due to health needs.
With the recent rise of COVID cases, the transmission risks associated with indoor spaces when social distancing cannot be easily maintained, and with recent Orange and Seminole County masking guidance, Orangewood will require all faculty, staff, and students (grades 1st through 12th) to wear a face mask at all times while on campus, and indoors. When outdoors and social distancing can be maintained, masks will be optional. Masks may be any material, color, or pattern. Unless worn with a mask, face shields are discouraged. Our masking policy will be reviewed by our school’s board and healthcare professionals on a regular basis in hopes we can relax the policy in the near future.