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RCS Wellness Plan

RISING INTO THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

We are excited and ready to launch a new school year! Before we share about this upcoming school year, first, let’s thank Jesus for what He did in 2020-2021. Also, thank you parents for partnering with us in accomplishing our mission of an in person Christ-like educational experience.  It truly took a community approach!  God was faithful and true. He answered prayers and provided guidance. He was our comforter and strength in times of need.  He was and is still present.  Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow (Hebrews 13:8). He will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).  His promises are yes and amen (2 Corinthians 1:20). 

 

Moving forward, as a school community we are trusting in the Lord for His guidance, protection, and peace. As a staff, we are flexing our muscles of versatility and creativity to ensure that our students have an excellent educational experience.  As a Wellness Team, we are working diligently to keep our community safe. We know our families are committed to Christian education and partnering with us to protect our RCS community.

 

Therefore, Rejoice is taking a balanced approach to the 2021-2022 school year. Using the practical knowledge gained from last year’s experiences, we are optimistic that we will be able to again have a successful school year.

Rejoice Christian School will be opening at BLUE on our Wellness Index.  This means that our students’ educational experience will be running  about 95% of that of a pre-C19 normal year. We will adjust our Wellness Index, and thus our responses, accordingly with respect to the wellness climate in our school and in our local community. The details of our 2021-2022 protocols are briefly shared below.

Current Color Status

Absence Reporting

Wellness Protocols

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We are using two tools to clearly communicate and define the details of our response to any changes in the wellness climate.  Because the current situation is both unpredictable and dynamic, we have tried to carefully craft a system that allows us to respond without causing major shifts in our educational mission and school landscape.

Strategic Wellness Index

Operational Matrix

OUR CAMPUSES

TEMPERATURE / HEALTH SCREENINGS

LARGE-GROUP ACTIVITIES

FACE COVERINGS or PPE

STUDENT ATTENDANCE POLICIES

ATHLETICS

FINANCES

OUR CAMPUSES
On August 20th, our four “campuses” (PreSchool, K5-5th grade, 6th grade, and MSHS) will be open for live, in-class and in-person teaching at LIGHT BLUE, L2 (though that may change if the wellness climate changes). To meet the needs of K5-5th grade students who need to stay at home during this season, we are offering a Rejoice Homeschool program (more information about this program is shared in the K5-5th grade wellness section.)
TEMPERATURE / HEALTH SCREENINGS
Students will have their temperatures taken upon campus arrival with quick, no-touch digital thermometers. Those who have a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, or present COVID-19 symptoms, will be sent home to self-isolate, recover, and recuperate. We will be conducting temperature checks for all students when the school is in LIGHT BLUE, GOLD, and YELLOW.
LARGE-GROUP ACTIVITIES
When the school is operating in LIGHT BLUE, large-group, indoor activities will be limited. Large-group activities or events will only occur if social distancing can be employed and/or if the event is outdoors.
FACE COVERINGS or PPE
At LIGHT BLUE, L2, all faculty and staff will be wearing face coverings when indoors. Student requirements for face coverings will be explained under each of the specific campus tabs.
STUDENT ATTENDANCE POLICIES
Due to the potential increases in other illnesses, isolation or quarantine, we will be lenient toward student absenteeism from school. We will work with students and families to make-up missing work.
ATHLETICS
Our Athletic Department will be working within the guidelines presented by their conference, OSSAA, and CDC. Plans for each sport will be presented to parents by their coaches.
FINANCES
With a constantly changing landscape, we are trying to be sensitive to respect the financial commitment families have made to Rejoice for the upcoming academic year. We also understand that families may need to change direction for their students’ educational needs. For BLUE, LIGHT BLUE (all levels), and GOLD, our Handbook Policy states that a 30-day withdrawal notice is in effect. For YELLOW or GRAY, if you need to withdraw your student from Rejoice, the 30-day withdraw notice will be waived.

Campus Specific Information