Responding to COVID-19

In consultation with medical professionals and following guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health, Pace Academy began the 2020-2021 school year in person on August 12. 

Like the American Academy of Pediatrics, we understand that schools play a vital role in children’s development and overall well-being. Our goal is to maintain the health, safety and mental wellness of our entire community while providing the nurturing and academically rigorous school environment unique to Pace. 

We recognize that we cannot know the specific health and wellness challenges each of our families faces, and we understand that it is impossible for us to meet the needs of every student. Therefore, we are supporting parents who choose to keep their children home, and we have invested heavily in technology in an effort to create an equitable experience for those learning remotely (see Our Plan for Remote Learning). We ask that families work in concert with their physicians to determine whether a child attends school in person. 

Remaining open in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic requires the full commitment of every member of our community. We expect our faculty, staff and parents to lead by example, modeling proper behavior and good judgement for the children in our care. We understand that there are risks involved with in-person, but we know that we can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by closely monitoring the situation and abiding by certain protocols.

We ask for patience, understanding and flexibility as we continue to navigate ever-changing circumstances, and we thank you for your cooperation.


 

Virtual Learning

We understand that the spread of COVID-19 may necessitate a move to remote learning, at least for some period of time. Should that be the case, our faculty and staff are prepared to make a full transition to virtual learning using Zoom as our primary platform for communication. 

In addition, we recognize that members of our community face specific health and wellness challenges, and that it is impossible for us to meet the needs of every student. Therefore, we support parents who choose to keep their children home, and we ask that families work in concert with their physicians to determine whether a child attends school in person. 

To accommodate children learning from home, we have invested in two-way Zoom technology, which allows students learning remotely to remain part of the on-campus classroom experience. From home, students are able to observe and interact with their teachers and fellow students, and classroom boards and presentations are concurrently available in real time.


Our Shared Commitment

A safe return to school requires universal cooperation and commitment. Pace takes seriously the health risks associated with COVID-19 and expects all community members—students, parents, faculty and staff—to do the same.

We ask that all students, faculty, staff and members of their households answer the following questions before arrival on campus each day:

FEVER?
Individuals with a temperature over 100.4 F are not permitted on campus. Medication may not be given to reduce or mask a fever.

FEELING SICK?
Individuals exhibiting any symptoms of illness are not permitted on campus.

FACE COVERING?
Individuals must wear face coverings except when eating or drinking. Don’t leave home without it!

COVID EXPOSURE TREE

First page of the PDF file: COVID_exposure_tree_121720

KNIGHTS RETURN: COVID FAQs

* Please note that these guidelines are subject to change as the situation unfolds and additional information becomes available.