COVID RESPONSE

social distance

GUIDELINES AND PRACTICES

All desks are 6 feet or more away from each other with minimized students in each class on a hybrid schedule. We also offer a full-distance option as well with live lessons 2 days per week. Alpine has staggered restroom breaks and minimal students in the hallway during passing. 

Arrival:

  • Students must arrive between 7:25 and 7:55 am for staggered entry times.

  • Students must complete a self-assessment to check for symptoms prior to arrival. ( DO NOT PHYSICALLY COME TO SCHOOL IF YOU ARE SHOWING SYMPTOMS. We understand you want to come to school – but this could impact the group. Just zoom in – we are happy to see you in class! Please inform the school if your student has symptoms and we will inform you of the protocol.

  • All students will undergo a health screening (temperature check and symptom check)

Open Lunch:

  • Maintain social distancing at lunch.

  • Travel in pairs or groups if off campus.

  • Lines and waiting at restaurants can be problematic. Plan ahead! Order online, go straight there and back, food will not be finished during class or kept for students (to help prevent spread of germs). Pack a lunch (bring an ice pack if needed).

Other Important Information:

  • Bring a water bottle.

  • Bring your learning device, headphones (with mic capabilities) daily to minimize touching of multiple surfaces.

Dismissal:

  • Parents MUST pick up students immediately after school to prevent gathering. (School club, Archery and Homework Help available until 3:30 pm by appt). The school will be closed at 3:30 for cleaning. Students may exit the front entry or back entry to help prevent gathering of students. Please arrange with your student which exit you would prefer. Please be mindful of neighboring traffic.

sanitize

archer standards of practice & products

  • Daily: Upon entry, students and staff will receive a temperature screening as well as symptom check prior to entry. If the temperature is above the threshold of 100.4 or is believed to have symptoms, students will be sent home with guardians and further guidance will come from the local health department (Per Nevada Department of Education current guidelines).

  • Daily: Discussion on hygiene and handwashing will occur throughout the day and students and staff will have access to handwashing stations AND sanitizer in each space throughout the school. Social distancing will be implemented (classroom and common area seating) and monitored during passing times. Facemasks will be worn by everyone while in the school.

  • Daily (2 or more times per day): High touch surfaces (door knobs, handles, switches, etc) will be disinfected. Disinfecting wipes will be available in all classrooms. Students wipe their desks at the end of every class.

  • Daily: Post meal times, surfaces will be sanitized. Each day, staff will disinfect their classrooms and common areas prior to leaving for the day.

  • Every 2 days (for each rotation of learning groups): The school will undergo a deep clean via our cleaning company (Wednesdays and Fridays – PM)

  • Weekly: The entire facility will be fogged with disinfectant between learning groups.

*All classrooms are equipped with high filtration air purifiers. 

communicate

information is key to all of our success

Now, more than ever, it is crucial that both students and guardians check email, texts, dialers, etc. Because our learning models can change minute to minute it seems (with possible Covid case exposure, changing directives from the State charter authority or Nevada Department of Education, or the Washoe Health District), we need to be connected to get the latest information.

Information and updates can be found several places:

  • Alpineacademy.net homepage (homepage and Digital Learning)

  • Social Media (Instagram and Facebook)

  • Emails (sent to students and guardians)

  • Infinite Campus messaging (appears on the homescreen)

If you feel you are not receiving the messages via our Infinite Campus, please contact the school to check your information on file.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Infinite Campus Student Portal

Alpine Academy Student Email

Click the button below to email the Registrar to update information on file. 

engage

digital learning

Blended

Alpine students will attend 2 days a week in-person and complete digital/distance learning 3 days a week. Students will have access to staff via virtual hours or by appt. Students will attend in Silver (Mon and Tues) OR Blue (Thurs and Fri) learning groups. Students will also be engaged by grade level for advisory activities.

 

Blended with Digital Day Assistance

Alpine students will attend 2 days a week in-person and complete digital/distance learning 3 days a week. Students will have access to staff via virtual hours or by appt. Students will attend in Silver (Mon and Tues) OR Blue (Thurs and Fri) learning groups. Students will also be engage by grade level for advisory activities. Those students identified as English Language Learners, Special Education Program Participants, Foster/Transient/Homelessness will be given first priority for Digital Day Assistance as seating may be limited based on staffing and space. Certified staff will be scheduled to support students while they attend the campus separate from the other learning group. Students will also be engaged by grade level for advisory activities.

 

Virtual/Distance

Alpine students will attend 2 days a week virtually logging into regularly scheduled courses and complete digital/distance learning 3 days a week. Students will have access to staff via virtual hours or by appt. Students will attend in Silver (Mon and Tues) OR Blue (Thurs and Fri) learning groups. Students will also be engaged by grade level for advisory activities. Attendance in virtual video conference sessions is mandatory.

 

Option 1: Blended learning with daily sessions (same as above) with opportunity to attend school on digital days for assistance and support by appointment only. (Those students needing additional services will be scheduled for limited seating first)

Option 2: FULL Online coursework for individual students. Students will attend virtual session during regular scheduled classes. Groups are split into two groups to help ensure classes stay small and all students have access to staff.