Return to School Safely Plan
Current Plan (Updated February 2, 2021)
The Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy Board of Directors has approved the following "Return-To-School Safely" plan:
- Grades K-5:
As soon as the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has labeled Rutherford County as “orange” (meaning there is “substantial” but not “critical” community spread of COVID) the grammar school will begin a transition to full, in-person classes five days a week.
The transition will be rolled out in a staggered format with students in grades K-2 returning the first week and students in grades 3-5 returning the next. Per Governor Cooper’s orders, the full remote option will still be offered.
- Grades 6-9:
Per state requirements, middle and high schools are only allowed to operate under Plan B which means that classrooms may only be occupied at 50% capacity. We will continue to bring back as many students as we have adequate space to accommodate.
- Grades 10-12:
We plan to return grades 10-12 as soon as the new high school building is completed in early March. Per state requirements, middle and high schools are only allowed to operate under Plan B which means that classrooms may only be occupied at 50% capacity. Until the new building is finished, we do not have adequate space to meet these requirements.
The COVID pandemic has brought many difficulties and challenges to our community. As always, our goal remains to bring all of our young Gryphons back to school as quickly and as safely as possible. Our success will depend upon a safe and healthy TJ family. We will continue to monitor guidelines and metrics and reevaluate weekly.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we work together to weather these trying times! Working together, we will rise stronger from this experience. #TJ_Strong!
During these unprecedented times, it is important for us to share a significant amount of information. We recognize that this sharing may, at times, be overwhelming. Therefore, we have created this page to house the various booklets, FAQs, and memos that we have disseminated to address schooling at TJ during the time of COVID-19.
We hope that the information here will be of assistance to you, but if you have questions that are not answered here, please do not hesitate to call the school to ask your questions:
- Grammar School: (828) 245-9526
- Upper Campus: (828) 657-9998
- Grammar Campus Safety Manual
- Information is teacher-specific so please regularly monitor Google Classroom for your child.
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