Berean Christian Academy’s top priority is to maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing school environment for our students and staff. Please know the local, state and national requirements and data are constantly changing. We are daily monitoring the changes and at this time we are prepared to release our plan for safely returning to school this fall. Please also know as more information is released by our health and local officials our procedures may change. Please read the preliminary information highlights below and check back often for updates as we get closer to the beginning of the school year. Please also reference the full COVID-19 Polices and Procedures document for further details and information.
Public Health Resources
BCA will begin the 2020-2021 school year on September 8th with full time instruction in the classroom.
We will take a conservative approach for the first month and will not have group assembly, group chapel, or mixed grade level activities. Each class will attend PE, recess, and lunch within their grade level only. No intermixing grade levels. This also means increased outdoor instruction. After the first month BCA Administration will reevaluate the health of the school and determine if we can start incrementally adding more group activities while still maintaining social distancing practices within each grade level.
All staff and students will be required to do a self-screen before coming to school each day.
This will mean honestly evaluating yourself to see if you have any COVID-19 symptoms and
taking your temperature before coming to school.
Teachers will implement an even more rigorous, mandatory cleaning routine, and all frequently touched surfaces and objects will be sanitized regularly throughout the day. These include, but are not limited to: learning materials, light switches, door handles, student desks, bathrooms and chairs. A contracted cleaning service provider will further sanitize, clean, and disinfect classroom surfaces, restrooms, and hallways to an even higher degree of cleanliness and disinfection after hours. Hand sanitizing stations will be strategically placed throughout the campus along with implementing more frequent hand washing.
Staff members and adults on campus will wear a face covering when in close contact with a student.
Students will not be required to wear a mask or face coverings. But parents can ask that their child
wear one if they prefer.
All campus visitors will be required to pass a screening process before entering the campus and may
be asked to wear a mask while present.
If a student (or member of their family) contracts COVID-19 or needs to quarantine for a period of time due to exposure to a confirmed case, we will provide distance learning material for that family while they are unable to attend in person. No Junior-Kinder or Kindergarten students will be required to participate in virtual platforms. However, online resources or videos will be made available to parents as a resource to use if needed.
Berean Christian Academy reserves the right to amend or strike any of the policies or procedures stated above with the exception of Governor mandates that apply to all Texas citizens. Any amendments made to this document will be communicated to BCA families at that time.