as of 7/30/2020
This plan was developed with input from parents, faculty, and staff, using the guidelines set forth by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), state and local governmental agencies, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Our “Reunite Grace: Campus Opening Plan” provides a detailed list of procedures involving the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.
Grace School realizes that we are in an unprecedented time and that information changes almost daily. Please know that we have a built-in level of flexibility in this plan, wherever possible, to allow us to adjust based on advisement from governing agencies.
Our ability to offer an in-person educational experience hinges on the willingness of our community to come together in support of our collective adherence. Each of us has a responsibility to know and act on these procedures in a way that maximizes a safe and healthy environment in which we can all teach, work, and learn.
We understand that you may have additional questions regarding the contents of this plan. Please complete the “Questions” form at the bottom right-hand side of this page.
Our specific plans for distance learning scenarios will be released in the coming weeks.
Thank you for your continued support.
Grace School will require faculty, staff, and students to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms before coming onto campus. The self-screening will be accomplished by completion of a weekly questionnaire to be sent home and returned every Monday. Regular forehead temperature checks will be required as part of student and employee entry procedures.
To mitigate the risk of infection on campus, Grace School will begin the year by strictly limiting campus access to students, faculty and essential staff. A limited group of visitors, including repair/maintenance workers, will be permitted on campus after a thorough health screening and their agreement to follow the school’s on-campus safety protocols. Visitors will be required to wear masks, will go directly to their designated area, and will check out and exit through the school reception doors.
Maintaining Clean, Safe Spaces
A safe and healthy learning environment is our highest priority. Hand sanitizer will be strategically placed throughout the campus and disinfectant wipes will be available in all areas. Common areas, including desks, tables, restrooms, door handles and other high-touch areas will be cleaned and disinfected multiple times a day using CDC-approved disinfectants. Specialized disinfecting equipment will be used to treat any area where suspected illness has occurred.
All faculty and staff will wear face shields and/or masks while in school buildings. Student specific rules can be found in each division page.
Indoor Air Quality
This summer, we installed a bipolar ionization air purification system. The air purification system works to safely clean indoor air circulating throughout the buildings. This needlepoint bipolar ionization technology also destroys airborne pathogens, minimizing cross-contamination of germs between students and staff.