Together Again - Reopening Plan
Drawing from Orangewood community recommendations and public health guidelines, we’ve prepared Orangewood Christian School's reopening plan titled, Together Again.
Together Again Update July 23, 2020:
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. Nationwide, schools have not be in session since March. Considering some of the unknown about this virus and how it might react in a school setting, we believe this policy will be the wisest and most reasonable approach to start the school year.
In addition to offering on-campus instruction, we will offer a flexible learning option (OCS Flex) for students which are at home sick, and for families who would rather have their child learn from home at this time. In both cases, classroom instruction will be pre-recorded by teachers and delivered to students through their school-issued iPad. Student learning will be self-paced, and teachers will maintain contact with remote learners. Students will be offered this learning option until they are well enough to return to campus, or until parents feel comfortable with their student attending onsite. There is no long-term commitment, and parents can elect to use flexible learning as best meets the needs of their family. Students can return to on-campus instruction at any time.