The Covid-19 plan for the American Academy of Innovation as submitted to the Utah State Board of Education may be viewed here: AAI PLAN.
On July 29th, 2020 our board unanimously approved our Covid plan. Since that time many changes have been implemented at the state and local level that modifies our original Covid Plan. AAI sent out an update detailing the changes to the original plan. This summary highlights the portions of these changes that have a direct impact on students and families.
Personal Hygiene Procedures
- Hand-washing stations will be utilized upon arrival, before and after lunch, and as deemed necessary by teachers or students.
- Hall passes will be issued to only one student at a time for each classroom.
- Correct hand sanitation procedures will be taught and practiced explicitly through Capstone, Genius Hour, and signage.
Respiratory Hygiene Procedures
- AAI will work with our local health department to determine if/when masks will be required. Currently the state threshold for school with less than 1,500 students is 30 confirmed cases.
- Face coverings are still recommended by the local and state health officials.
- Proper coughing, sneezing, singing, etc. procedures will be taught and practiced explicitly.
Collective Sanitation Procedures
- Students and teachers will clean and sanitize all high contact surfaces each time a new group of students enter or leave a classroom.
- Students and staff will clean and sanitize all high contact surfaces during lunch each time a new group of students arrives or leave.
- Janitorial personal will clean and sanitize all high contact surfaces in hallways and common areas daily.
- Daily symptom checks and verification to be done at home before school attendance. This is the responsibility of parents, but the school will assist if necessary.
- Ongoing self-monitoring will be practiced. Students will be asked if they are experiencing any symptoms and should be comfortable responding to questions about fever, cough, shortness of breath, aches and pains, sore throats, and loss of smell.
- Teachers and staff will also be monitoring for these symptoms throughout the day and refer students to the nurses office should concerns arise.
Isolation & Quarantine
- If/when symptoms are discovered, students may be asked to self-isolate in the sick room.
- If/when more than one symptom emerges, students may be asked to self-quarantine in the sick room.
- Home Exposure SLCHD recommendations:
- Quarantine at home for 10 days starting on the last day of contact with the positive person.
- If they are not able to isolate from the positive person, the 10 days starts when the positive person’s 10 day isolation period is over.
- Community Exposure SLCHD recommendations:
- Quarantine at home for 10 days starting on last day of exposure to positive person.
- Option to test out of quarantine early on day 7, with a negative test.
- School Exposure SLCHD recommendations:
- Option to quarantine at home for 10 days or wear a mask to school for 10 days starting on last day of exposure to the positive person.
- Option to test out on day 7 with a negative test and either return to school or stop wearing a mask.
Please email your questions in regards to reopening to Scott Jones at email@example.com.
The letter from Director Scott Jones sent to families on Thursday, July 23, 2020, outlined three learning options available to your students. These learning options have been updated and will be available to AAI families. Currently, our online learning option is only available to HS students.
To discuss learning options at the American Academy of Innovation, please email Academic Director, Ryan Hagge, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our Learning Options page to learn more.