2020-21 Health and Safety Information

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First Baptist Academy

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1401 Pat Booker Road

      Universal City, TX 78148

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A Ministry of First Baptist Church  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ ​​ 

of Universal City

 

HEALTH and SAFETY PLAN

 

 

  • First Baptist Academy​​ of Universal City (FBA)​​ will​​ monitor​​ guidelines for coronavirus health and safety plans provided by the Texas Department of Health and Human Service as well as local city and county authorities. ​​​​ This​​ document can be changed at any time as we continue to work with our governing bodies.

 

  • Parents and employees must read and sign a waiver at the beginning of the school year releasing FBA and First​​ Baptist​​ Church of​​ Universal​​ City (FBCUC)​​ of any liability in regards to COVID-19.

 

Drop-off/Dismissal

 

  • Students, faculty, and visitors​​ should not​​ come to​​ school​​ if they are exhibiting any signs of illness.​​ 

  • Temperature checks of all persons (students, faculty,​​ and visitors) will be completed​​ once arriving to school. ​​ If a person has a temperature of 100.4 or higher, they are considered infectious and they will not be allowed on campus.​​ 

  • Students must come in​​ clean uniforms, to include bringing clean PE​​ uniforms.​​ 

 

Classroom and Facilities

 

  • Faculty​​ must wear face masks when they are unable to social distance.

  • Students 4th​​ grade and up must wear masks.

  • Students Prek-3rd​​ grade are highly recommended to wear masks.​​ ​​ 

  • Common areas including the lunchroom will be cleaned and sanitized by janitorial staff throughout the day.

  • Classroom doors, as well as non-fire hallway doors, will be kept open as much as possible to allow ventilation and airflow.

  • All classrooms are equipped with hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray, wipes and paper towels.

  • Hand sanitizing stations will be placed outside classrooms including vending machines.

  • Evening janitorial staff will clean and disinfect all school used facilities.

  • Students must bring their own water bottles labeled with their name. ​​​​ If a student does not bring a water bottle, a disposable water bottle will be provided and the students’ account will be charged accordingly.​​ 

  • Students​​ may only touch or handle their own learning materials such as textbooks and pens.

  • Students may not touch or use another student’s locker, backpack or any other item without first disinfecting the item.

  • We are limiting visitors on campus by appointment only. ​​ Any visitors to campus will be required to complete the COVID-19 release form, and they will be required to wear a mask.

 

 

 

Illness Presented

 

  • If a​​ student or faculty member​​ becomes sick at home with any symptoms, cough, fever, muscle aches, generally not feeling well, we ask that you notify us and the student or faculty member must stay​​ at home. Follow our current illness policy to​​ understand the return to school policy. If symptoms are consistent with COVID-19, a​​ pediatrician​​ or doctor must be called​​ for guidance. Please phone us and share that guidance so that FBA will​​ know how to proceed with our next steps of notifying the proper and required people, and/or authorities.

  • If a COVID-19 test will not be administered to determine if you are still contagious, children and​​ faculty​​ can return to FBA after these three things have happened:

    • No fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use​​ of​​ medicine that reduces fevers)

    • ​​ Other symptoms have ceased (cough, shortness of breath, etc.)

    • ​​ At least 72​​ hours​​ have passed since symptoms first appeared

  • If a COVID-19 test is required to determine if person is still contagious, children or​​ faculty​​ can return to FBA after these three things have happened:

    • No fever (without the use medicine that reduces fevers) AND

    • Other symptoms have ceased (cough or shortness of breath) AND

    • Received a negative test​​ 

 

Confirmed COVID-19​​ 

 

  • In order for a student/faculty member​​ who tested positive for COVID-19​​ or has a member in their household that tested positive, the following must happen​​ to be allowed to return to campus:

    • It must be 14 days since the confirmed positive test​​ 

    • It​​ has​​ been at least 72 hours​​ since the individual’s symptoms have improved including cough and/or shortness of breath

    • ​​ No fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use medicine that reduces fevers)

 

  • Parents​​ to include faculty​​ will be notified if a person​​ has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been in close contact with their child/other faculty​​ within two days prior to symptom onset or two days prior to being diagnosed with COVID-19. ​​​​ Those exposed must self-monitor for symptoms​​ and follow our current return to school policy.​​ 

 

For clarity, close contact is defined as:​​ 

a. being directly exposed to infectious secretions (e.g., being coughed on while not wearing a mask or face shield)  ​​​​ 

b. being within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes, while not wearing a mask or face shield​​ 

 

 

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