Updated AAA COVID-19
Safety Plan for
the 2020-2021 School Year
After consulting with Georgia Cumberland Conference and the state of Georgia, we have updated our COVID-19 SAFETY plans for the 2020 – 2021 school year. Currently, the data shows that there is an upswing in infection rates among young people. However, the hospitalization numbers continue to drop as well as the fatalities in the Georgia population. This is due to the change in the demographics of people getting infected. Currently, people between the ages of 19 and 30 are the main group of individuals that are testing positive to COVID-19. This has caused concerns among some parents.
AAA is sensitive to this concern and has decided to address this concern by having the choice of either in-person instruction at AAA and its partner schools or digital learning for their child at home. Students will attend school based on the option chosen for all of the first semester (through December). A change may be made after the first nine weeks, if it is needed, to better serve the students.
On Monday, July 13, an email will be sent to the enrolling parent of every AAA student. That parent will be asked to select one of the two options for each student in the home. Decisions must be made by July 27. Students in families who do not select an option by July 27 will be assigned to in-person instruction. Families will receive verification of their selection for each child.
Before making this important decision for your child, please review the information below. Think carefully about what digital learning and in-person instruction will look like, and which would best serve your child(ren).
PLAN 1 – On Campus Learning (In-person Instruction)
At this time, the states and federal government are telling educators that the schools will be able to open in the Fall. The classroom in the Fall will look different than the classrooms of past years. A typical day at AAA will operate in the following manner:
Parents will need to take their children’s temperature before they send them off to school.
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 the student will be asked to return home.
All students, staff and faculty will need to be wearing a face mask for the school day; reusable masks can be used if they are washed each evening.
After sanitizing their hands, students will proceed to the classroom for their first class.
Students will remain in their classroom for the morning classes while teachers will make the change of classrooms rather than the students (with minimal exceptions of students who may have an alternative schedule).
Classroom seating will be compliant with the six feet social distancing requirement.
At noon, the classrooms will be wiped down and the students will go to lunch.
The afternoon has most of the elective classes so students will have to move around more to attend specific classes (Choir, Bells, Science labs, PE, etc.)
At the end of each day, the classrooms will be disinfected again to prepare for the next day.
If students do not feel well during the day or have a temperature when they arrive at school, the student will be sent home immediately. Parents will have to come and pick them up at that time and not wait until the end of the day. We are requesting that parents pick up their children within one hour after notification.
Bus seating will also be adjusted to accommodate more space per child.
PLAN 2 –Virtual Teaching
Two things were learned during the Spring semester:
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. They had a difficult time being motivated. It was more difficult to be on a computer screen for the full school day rather than being in the classroom with direct teacher guidance.
All students that attend AAA are expected to cover the same material and meet the same deadlines
so please, choose carefully which format will fit you and your child’s needs best.
In the past, this virtual selection was not a choice available to Atlanta metro students within a given
radius of the three metro campuses, but this option is available for a limited time due to the COVID-
19 safety guidelines. (See Administration for details)
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have further concerns. We value your input and wish to
cooperate with you for the safety of our AAA family.
- AAA ADMINISTRATION