• Dear HHAI Friends and Families,

     

    We are writing to share updates about the planning underway for our in-person return of K-8th grades to school on August 10th and Early Childhood on August 12th. Through a list of “twenty questions” below we focus on our return to campus, and the preparations that are underway to safely welcome back our staff and students in meeting or exceeding current CDC guidelines to help reduce the spread of Covid 19. The school will continue to respond to changing recommendations from the Marion County Board of Health, the CDC and IDOE. These protocols will be updated and re-evaluated after Thanksgiving.

Dear HHAI Friends and Families,

  • 1. Will faculty, staff, or students be wearing face coverings?

  • 2. What about temperature checks and health screenings?

  • 3. Will I be able to walk my child inside to the classroom? How are arrival and dismissal  different this year?

  • 4. What will classrooms look like in the fall?

  • 5. Will school supply lists look different this year?

  • 6. Is HHAI making changes to school cleaning schedules and practices?

  • 7. How will lunch and snack be handled?

  • 8. How will outdoor spaces be utilized to maximize physical distancing?

  • 9. Will students be in the same groupings across the day, or mixing with larger groups of students?

  • 10. Will HHAI be offering extra-curricular activities  and field trips in the fall?

  • 11. Will HHAI hold our traditional celebrations and events, like Rosh Chodesh, the Mesibat Chumash and Friends and Family’ Day?

  • 12. Will HHAI be changing its academic calendar for 2020-21?

  • 13. Will families be able to choose between on-campus and remote learning?

  • 14. Will Remote learning look differently than the spring if we must utilize that option for a grade or schoolwide?

  • 15. Where can I read more about public health guidance for schools?

  • 16. What happens if there is a COVID positive case among staff or students?

  • 17. When will the NWEA tests be given to 1-8th grade students?

  • 18. What Can Parents Do Now to Ensure a Smooth Start to School?

  • 19. If I have more questions that aren’t answered here, whom can I reach out to for clarification?  

  • 20. What Other Changes Can I Expect?

  • We are eager to innovate and optimistically conquer the challenges associated with these new and changing procedures and look forward to celebrating our school’s Jubilee year in health and nachat!