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Steps for Success: Social Distancing

Social Distancing

  • Classrooms will be set up to encourage social distancing wherever possible.

- CSS has intentionally capped class sizes to keep classes smaller and right-sized to classroom spaces. 
- Schedules have been rebuilt to maximize grade-level cohorts and reduce hallway transitions.
- Non-traditional spaces have been reconfigured as classrooms to achieve more spacing.
- CSS invested heavily in the purchase of new individual desks and chairs to allow for students to have defined space.  

  • Each class will enjoy our 28-acre campus, outdoor masks breaks, along with opportunities to use the playground.

  • Outdoor pop-up classrooms are being built. Faculty are encouraged to take their students outdoors and open their windows for added ventilation and to increase the flow of fresh air when indoors.
  • Students will eat all lunches and snacks in their classroom/advisory groups to limit movement in the building. The dining hall will offer box lunch options available for pre-order. 

  • Children’s School may store items in cubbies with a staggered approach. Middle School will not be permitted to use lockers due to the tight quarters of these spaces. Upper School will be permitted to use lockers that are assigned and staggered from one another.   
  • Larger interior spaces such as Maytag Dining Hall and Louisa Performing Arts Center may be repurposed for classes to spread out. 

  • Singing and playing wind instruments will not be permitted inside. These classes will take place outside whenever possible and focus on rhythm and other creative approaches to lessons.

  • Bathrooms may be limited to individual use when possible.

  • Visitors, substitutes, outside contractors, etc. will be restricted to those that are essential and will be asked to wear a mask and complete a Daily Health Screening Form. All visitors must check-in at the Trianon. Random temperature checks will be conducted throughout the day. 

  • Parents will be restricted from academic buildings during the day. In order to minimize exposure, we will prioritize smaller parent gatherings, outdoor and virtual formats whenever possible for parent gatherings. (ie. Welcome Coffees, Back-to-School Nights, Parent Association Meetings). Parents may visit the Business Office, Infirmary, the Head’s Office, Admission Office, Advancement Office, etc. by appointment.  They must wear a mask, complete the Daily Health Screening Form, and may be subject to random temperature checks.  

  • Large community gatherings are being subject to ongoing evaluation (ie. Ice Cream Social, Carnival, Revue, Athletics Contests, Plays, etc.)

  • Field trips may be limited to outdoor adventures. No overnight travel will be permitted first semester. Creative alternatives for community-building and curricular tie-ins will be explored. We acknowledge the disappointment students and parents will have in the loss of such signature programming.

Last updated: August 19, 2020

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