Lake Forest Academy


Home of the Lions


School Reopening 2020-2021

NHCS is open under Plan C through the first grading period and will transition to Plan B  under the AA/BB model on October 12th.
Beginning on Monday, October 12 students in groups A and B will rotate in-person and remote attendance, with students in Group A attending on Monday and Tuesday and students in Group B attending on Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be a remote learning day for all students. Group assignments will be communicated at the school level. Families who still want a full remote option will be able to participate in a 100% remote learning option.

Students with an Individualized Education Plan or IEP, and English language learner students, identified by our ESL programs as newcomers with two years or less in the US, will be invited to attend school for face to face instruction on days A and B, attending school, every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be a day of remote learning for all students. 
Under Plan B, AA/BB schedule, there is no change to instruction for students enrolled in Virtual Academy. Families wanting to transition out of the Virtual Academy can do so at the end of the nine-week grading period for elementary and middle school students and at the end of the semester for high school students. 
School Arrival Traffic Patterns : All students will enter through the front door, maintaining 6 feet from each other.  Traffic patterns will be the same as usual.

School Arrival Health Screening Procedures: Students' temperatures will be checked as they exit their vehicle and they will be asked screener questions.  Students riding the bus will have their temperature checked and screener questions asked as they enter the building.
Transportation - Student Groupings: Students are being put into either AA (coming Monday and Tuesday) or BB (coming to school Thursday and Friday. Students with IEPs are being given the chance to attend both Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Students also have the opportunity to stay remote.  
Building Social Distancing Features/Expectations: There are arrows on the floor of the school guiding movement throughout the building, as well as markers to keep 6 foot distance from others.  The watering fountains will not be used and students will use the bathroom one at a time.  In the classroom, desks are placed six feet apart.
Procedures When a Student Becomes Ill at School: If students show symptoms, they will be isolated in a room dedicated for that purpose until they can be picked up from school. 
Mask Guidance:  Staff and students will wear masks throughout the day.  Masks should be school appropriate and students will be allowed mask breaks at their seats if 6 feet away from others when given permission.  While doing rigorous exercise outside, students can take their masks off.