Due to the continuation of the COVID concern, 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 Tuesday and Thursday may opt for virtual learning for their children. AAA will continue to monitor the CDC and make adjustments to the COVID policy accordingly.
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:
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 F degrees (37.8 C) the student will be asked to return home.
All students, staff, and faculty are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask for the school day; However, at this time they are not mandated to wear masks. Partner campuses will need to make decisions that are best for their students
After sanitizing their hands, students will proceed to the classroom for their first class.
Classroom seating will be compliant with the social distancing requirement.
At the end of each class, the desks will be disinfected again to prepare for the next class.
Bus seating will also be adjusted to accommodate more space per child.
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 tested.
If a student becomes 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.
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.
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