SEA Covid-19 Update Center
Dear SEA Families and Staff,
SEA has continued to conduct its due diligence in monitoring the latest guidance and data, including speaking with its advisors regularly as well as its COVID Response Planning Committee to discuss what is in the best interests of its students and staff, and that given the current status of the pandemic and the downward trend, as well as the confidence in the safety protocols that have been put into place in line with the guidance from IDPH and ISBE, SEA is pleased to share that it is prepared to reopen its doors and resume its hybrid model the week of March 15th.
Also, in accordance with CDC guidance for schools and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), SEA has improved ventilation in the building in consultation with our HVAC professional based on local environmental conditions (temperature/humidity) and ongoing community transmission in this area and increased the percentage of outdoor air (OA) using economizer modes of HVAC operations, upgraded our HVAC unit air filters to recommended levels for better central air filtration to capture more particulates in the air and increased the use of portable HEPA filters around the site. We will continue to monitor guidance set forth for schools from governing agencies and inform our school community of future updates.
In preparation for our return, we will use 3 of our ISBE allowed Staff Planning days for Thursday, March 11, Friday March 12 and Monday March 15. There is NO REMOTE school for students these days. Students will return in person:
Tuesday 3/16 & Thursday 3/18 – Early Learning Pod (Alicia, Nicole, Cristalle classrooms), Intermediate Pod (Brenna, Rhiannon classrooms) and Transition classroom. Remote learning days Wed 3/17 and Friday 3/19
Wednesday 3/17 & Friday 3/19 – Primary Pod (Niki, Gabby classroom), High School (Danielle, Natalie classroom). Remote learning days Tuesday, 3/16 and Thursday 3/18.
We will continue to update our school community as this return to hybrid process moves forward. As always, we thank you for your continued support and understanding.
COVID-19 Response Planning Committee