What we are doing:
Keeping a safe physical distance from each other is one of the best ways to slow the spread of COVID-19, so we have rearranged every campus to help keep our scholars safe. In classrooms you will find desks that are spaced at least 6 feet apart in all directions, and signage throughout the hallways and common areas to help scholars visualize that 6-foot spacing. Learn more at: www.uplifteducation.org/safelyforward
What you can do:
Make sure children understand why social, or physical distancing is important and practice it at home and everywhere you go. It is also important to understand that even with our closest friends at school, we practice social distancing. For younger children it is especially important to know what 6 feet apart looks like and that they are empowered to let someone know when they are not giving them their space. Cut a piece of ribbon or string 6 feet long and have your child place it on the floor to get a visual for that distance. Have your child use the ribbon to identify other things that are 6 feet long. How long is your couch or a shopping cart? Make a game out of it to see how many things your child can find that are 6 feet long. For scholars of all ages, practice kind ways of reminding friends to give them space if they aren’t doing so. Lastly, please remind your scholars that while they are used to teachers high-fiving and fist-bumping our scholars, this year we can’t do those things. We will be giving air high-fives and thumbs-ups to motion a job well done.