Preparing for the Academic Year
La Lumiere School is preparing for our Lakers to return to campus in August2020欧洲杯APP. We are excited to welcome our community back to campus. Our plan for reopening aims to minimize health risks for all members of our La Lumiere community, while providing the education that La Lumiere is known for—a learning experience that emphasizes personal relationships and a faculty that’s uncommonly committed to the holistic formation of every single one of our students.
2020欧洲杯APPAs you browse the steps we are taking in different categories, keep in mind that the response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to vary at the local, regional, national, and global level and that La Lumiere is working to be as up-to-date as possible.
This page will continue to be updated as we near our opening date and throughout the fall semester.
OUTDOOR CLASSROOMS ↓
We will be using our incredible 190-acre campus to our advantage and have developed eleven outdoor classroom spaces (some permanent and some temporary). We plan on conducting as many classes as we can outside for as long into the fall as possible, with the possibility of heating these spaces and using them right up until Thanksgiving break if needed. If weather is prohibitively inclement on a given day, we will shift to remote learning for that day.Check out the campus map to see the locations of the outdoor classrooms.
WHAT WILL OUTDOOR CLASSES LOOK LIKE?↓
Outdoor classrooms will all have power, shade, wireless access, and seating spaced for social distancing.
Some indoor classrooms will be used, primarily for Math and Science classes. These already oversized spaces will be carefully reconfigured to allow for maximum social distancing and will be disinfected frequently using electrostatic sprayers to ensure the safest learning environment possible. Masks will be required for teachers and students at all times in these classes.
WIRELESS COVERAGE ↓
We've extended wireless coverage to all outdoor class areas to allow for internet access for teachers and students regardless of where their class meets.
EXPECTED CLASS SIZE↓
We expect the average class will remain at 11-12 students and will not exceed 16 students (again, most will be smaller)—this will allow for ample social distancing.
REMOTE LEARNING (AS NEEDED)↓
While absence due to illness will be treated as usual, there is a possibility that students may need to learn remotely for other reasons, including possible exposure to COVID-19 or awaiting a test result. All classes will have the ability for synchronous remote learning (i.e., participating “live” during class from a remote location). In extreme circumstances, asynchronous options may also be available.
Health & Wellness
Everyone—employees, students, and visitors—will be required to wear masks when arriving on campus, walking between locations, and whenever inside any building.
Tests are becoming more widely available and turnaround times are reducing, but testing is still expensive, invasive, and not completely accurate. While we hold out hope that reliable, rapid saliva-based tests will be developed and easily accessible, we are planning for the students and staff to show a negative COVID-19 test prior to arriving on campus. There are plans for potential pool testing as the semester goes on. Expect that all members of the community will be tested at some point.
All members of our community will be asked to take their own temperatures before coming to campus (or leaving their residences if they live here). Periodic temperature checks will also take place throughout the school day.
DAILY HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE↓
A daily health questionnaire will be administered to all students on campus.
DISINFECTING INDOOR SPACES↓
We will be disinfecting indoor areas with electrostatic sprayers.
HAND SANITIZING STATIONS ↓
Hand sanitizing stations are placed throughout campus.
NAVIGATING BUILDINGS AND COMMUNITY SPACES↓
There will be one-way traffic flows through buildings to maintain distancing. We will be asking our students and community members to maintain physical distancing while in these spaces.
WHAT HAPPENS IF A POSITIVE CASE IS DETECTED ON CAMPUS?↓
Should a positive case of COVID-19 be detected on campus, those members of the community exhibiting symptoms and those who have been in close contact with the infected individual, will be required to immediately take a test and be quarantined or return home to quarantine until test results are returned.
Starting each day together as a community is an important hallmark of life at La Lumiere. Our current plan is to divide the school into four groups (potentially by Heads' Cup teams) and hold Morning Meeting simultaneously in four different locations on campus.
MEALS & MEAL TIME↓
We are working with to balance safety, sustainability, choice, and cost as we nourish our community during the pandemic. We will be spreading out seating options (including outdoor spaces) and staggering mealtimes, potentially with assigned seating.
SPORTS & EXTRACURRICULARS↓
The school is actively working on the details of both extracurricular activities and athletics. We are working on various scenarios for each of the programs that we typically offer and considering a variety of options, including holding "regular" seasons, creating options for conditioning and skill development, and holding intramural activities with modified rules. Physical exercise is a critical component to the formation of our students, and we will, if necessary, create new options for students if certain options aren’t available.
TRAVELING TO CAMPUS↓
Depending on their countries of origin, some of our international students are having challenges traveling to campus. We are working individually with each family on helping to navigate quarantine requirements and accommodating potential changes in arrival time here in Indiana.