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July 25, 2020
By RTCS Administration

Dear Families of RTCS;

We are excited to soon meet in person for schooling for the upcoming year! We have been making many preparations for that time, specifically how our school will take special precautions during the pandemic.

Our main defenses for prevention of disease within our school are focused in these areas:

HAND SANITIZATION:
Students and teachers will sanitize hands when entering and leaving the building as well as at preset times during the day.

DISINFECTION:
Increased cleaning of classrooms, lunch room, fellowship hall, and foyer.

TEMPERATURE SCREENING:
Everyone entering the building will have their temperature checked using a contact free thermometer. Anyone with a temperature greater that 100.4 will be asked to leave the school premises for the day and self quarantine.

MASK WEARING WHEN APPROPRIATE:
As per PA state guidelines, individuals are required to wear a face covering in common areas of our school. Once settled into their classrooms and socially distanced, students and staff may remove their masks, but are not required to do so.

SOCIAL DISTANCING:
Social distancing and maintaining personal space will be helped by dividing some upper school lunches and study halls to ensure adequate spacing.

SMALL NUMBERS:
Our school has small enough numbers to statistically decrease our chance of exposure. Additionally, there are plans to keep upper school and grammar school separated, limiting exposure.

We ask during this time our students and their families take the necessary precautions to help keep our RTCS community safe and virus free.

If your child is symptomatic of any type of illness such as runny nose, sore throat, stomach issues, fever, etc., please keep him/her home.

Should your child become ill during the school day, it is imperative that you or another authorized adult are able to pick up your child from school immediately upon being notified by the school. It is important for this to happen quickly both for the child and to avoid any further spread.

If your child or anyone in your family has been exposed to COVID-19, please do not send your child(ren) to school for 14 days after the exposure and be sure they are symptom free.

Should a family member test positive for COVID please keep your child(ren) home for 14 days and be sure they are symptom free prior to returning to school.

Should your child(ren) develop COVID please do not them send back to school for a minimum of 14 days after the start of symptoms inclusive of 3 days symptom and fever free, and/or 2 negative test results at least 24 hours apart.

In the event of a confirmed case among our students or faculty, RTCS will take steps to mitigate further risk which may involve sending students home for a period of time. In such a case, RTCS will administer remote learning during the temporary shutdown period. RTCS will clearly communicate the timeline for return.

Thank you, RTCS Families, for your patience and understanding as we continue to adapt our daily policies and procedures to keep our staff, students, and families safe. Since the situation continues to change, our policies and procedures will be evaluated frequently. As always, we will be diligent in the education and safety of our children as we rest in the Lord’s care.

Sincerely,

RTCS Board of Directors
RTCS Health and Safety Task Force