Soaring Eagle Academy

SEA Covid-19 Update Center

Monday, July 19 Update

 

Dear SEA Families and Staff,

It is SEA’s intent to return to in-person learning 5 full days, Monday through Friday, for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year and will notify you immediately, if this plan was to change.

The first day of school for students is Tuesday, August 17 since there is an all staff Institute Day Monday, August 16.

SEA will continue to evaluate current policies and any future changes, as we await more detailed guidance for schools from the IDPH and ISBE.

Thank you and have a good evening.

Kindly,

Deanna

Wednesday, April 7 Update

 

Dear SEA Families,

We are excited to announce the plan to increase student time onsite for students in hybrid learning.   We realize there is much information in this email, but we will be sending regular updates and there are calendars attached based on your student’s class.  

SEA has continued to conduct its due diligence in monitoring the latest guidance and data, along with our COVID-19 Response Planning Committee meeting regularly to discuss what is in the best interests of its students and staff.   Given the current status of the pandemic and our 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 increase our onsite learning days for those students choosing the Hybrid learning model. The changes are as follows:

–        In May, students will alternate attending every other Monday. Please see attached calendar. 

–        For Summer ESY session, students will return on site 4 days per week Tuesday through Friday beginning Tuesday, June 15. 

Remote learning only will continue to be an option.

We are hopeful that this positive trend will lead to returning 5 days in person for the new 2021-2022 school year.  We will use this time of increased in-person days during May and Summer to monitor trends in metrics and gather data regarding symptoms and cases within our school and our ability to adhere to safety protocols, as we determine a plan for the new school year.

 Please read all of the details of our plans below and reach out with any further questions.

  1. StaffPlanning Days- NO SCHOOL for students Monday April 19 and Monday April 26:

 In preparation for increased days, we will use our final 2 of our ISBE allowed Staff Planning days on Monday, April 19 and Monday, April 26. These days will allow staff to practice being on site and in the building together following safety protocols as a full staff as well as complete our annual mandatory Active Shooter Training and Drill for staff, required for this school year.

 There is NO REMOTE school for students these days. 

  1. May calendar– Please see attached for specific Mondays added for your student. 
  2. SUMMER Extended School Year- begins Tuesday, June 15:

All students choosing the Hybrid in person learning option, will be onsite 4 days per week Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Mondays will be remote learning for all students from 8:45 to 12:00 noon.  Mondays will be our early release day with dismissal at 12:00.  Early release allows for all staff trainings throughout the summer.

*Given the increase in days for May and Summer ESY session, we will assume if you have selected Hybrid learning, that you will be sending your child on ALL of his/her scheduled days. 

Please contact Principal Melissa Lind if you have questions or will not be sending your child their scheduled days.

We are very excited to implement this plan and look forward to positive days ahead!  Thank you as always for your continued support and understanding. 

 Thank you,

COVID-19 Response Planning Committee

Tuesday, February 23 Update

 

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.

Thank you,

COVID-19 Response Planning Committee