Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this year all parents have the option of in-person or virtual instruction.
With the health concerns, some parents that normally would have their children come to the Duluth
campus every day or every Tuesdays and Thursdays may opt for virtual learning for their children for at
least the first semester.
On-Campus Learning (In-person Instruction)
The classrooms this Fall will look different than the classrooms of past years with increased space
between each student as well as mandatory mask-wearing and additional cleaning throughout the day.
The following procedures have been incorporated to minimize potential health concerns:
1. Parents will need to take their children’s temperature before they send them off to school.
2. When students arrive at school, they will be met at the door by a staff member who will take
their temperature. If the student has a temperature of 100 F degrees (37.8 C) the student will
be asked to return home.
3. All students, staff, and faculty will need to wear a face mask for the school day; reusable masks
can be used if they are washed each evening.
4. After sanitizing their hands, students will proceed to the classroom for their first class.
5. Students will remain in their classroom for the morning classes while teachers will make the
change of classrooms (with minimal exceptions of students who may have an alternative
6. Classroom seating will be compliant with the social distancing requirement.
7. At noon, the classrooms will be wiped down and the students will go to lunch.
8. The afternoon has most of the elective classes, so students will have to move around more to
attend (Choir, Bells, Science labs, PE, etc.).
9. At the end of each day, the classrooms will be disinfected again to prepare for the next day.
10. Bus seating will also be adjusted to accommodate more space per child.
11. If a teacher becomes sick, they will need to stay home and get tested for COVID. If the teacher
tests positive, students that encountered the teacher will need to stay home until they can be
12. If a student become sick, they will need to remain at home until they can be tested. If a student
tests positive, the classmates from their campus will need to stay home until they can be tested.
13. Students and staff that travel on a plane should be tested before they return to school.
Student/Staff Illness and/or Exposure
If a student (or staff) does not feel well during the day or has a temperature of 100 degrees or above
when he/she arrives at school, the student (or staff member) will be sent home immediately. We are
requesting that parents pick up the student WITHIN ONE HOUR after notification.
Students that become ill during the school year must have a doctor’s clearance (or negative COVID
testing) before returning to school. This should include being fever free for at least 72 hours, per AAA
policy. Please, send the doctor's letter of clearance (or negative test results) to the office (registrar or
principal) before returning to school.
Atlanta Adventist Academy recognizes that an individual's health status is personal and
private. Therefore, school administrators will handle the information regarding the person's
health status in accordance with Georgia State and federal laws, as well as AAA’s handbook
policies governing the confidentiality of student and employee health records.
Only employees with direct responsibility for the care of the student will be
informed of the specific nature of the diagnosis. Parents of other students attending the school
will be notified that their child has been exposed, without identifying the particular person.
AAA Sabbath and Travel
All school and student travel will be planned and executed taking into consideration health risks and in
partnership with the families. COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed during trips and
communicated to parents prior to travel.
AAA Sabbath travel might be limited due to COVID-19. Churches will be asked regarding their COVID
protocols before the students’ visit. Masks must be worn by students during all AAA Sabbath activities.
Atlanta Adventist Academy reserves the right to require any employee or student that travels to a
COVID-19 “hot spot” that would significantly increase their chance for exposure, to self-quarantine. This
measure is to protect the health and wellness of our school community.
Important Factors to remember for virtual learners
It is especially important to have more communication between the students, parents, and teachers
outside the classroom.
For some students, virtual learning is more difficult because they have a difficult time being motivated.
All students that attend AAA are expected to cover the same material and meet the same deadlines.
Please do not hesitate to contact AAA should you have further concerns. We value your input and wish
to cooperate with you for the safety of our AAA family.
- AAA Administration