The Emergency Management team at Crystal Springs Uplands School is closely following recommendations from local, state, and federal authorities to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to help support the community.
Crystal transitioned to in-person classes and distance learning using the 10:4 Hybrid model in October 2020.
Based on guidance from the school's Medical Advisory team, the school has implemented protocols to keep students and school employees safe while delivering its academic program in-person and remotely.
What This Means
Students and Employees who plan to be on campus
Daily Health Screening
Weekly COVID testing
Mandatory masks, hand sanitizing stations
Designated spaces for each grade
Supporting our Students
Students have the option to participate in the 10:4 Hybrid program or to choose distance learning.
Students have received academic guidelines and expectations as well as resources on student well-being throughout this process.
Technology needs and tech support has been offered to all students.
Students in distance learning have meal packs available to them each week
School counselors are on hand to help support students through the pandemic.
Supporting our Families
Guidelines for parents, such as establishing routines and daily check-ins, have been provided.
Resource hubs for childcare, food, mental health, self-care, tips for schooling at home, and articles about talking to kids about COVID-19 have been created for parents.
We’ve delivered hot spots to families who needed them and are in close contact with those among us who may need extra support (such as access to food and other resources) during these uncertain days.
We are committed to doing everything we can to help ensure a healthy and stable learning environment for all of our students and faculty/staff.
Supporting our Teachers and Administrative Staff
We have rolled out a Crystal COVID Childcare Choices (C4) program to provide family assistance to teachers.
All teachers and staff are eligible for reimbursements for COVID-related expenses.
Teachers are delivering curriculum to students through virtual learning platforms.
Employees working remotely have meal packs available to them each week
We have devoted summer months to upskilling faculty in DLP pedagogy and practice. Professional development has included the following:
Instructional Organizational Tools, including ways to help make lessons more interactive for students
Tech Instructional Tools to make learning more engaging for students
Assessment Tools and Types
Optimal Remote Classroom Student Engagement including training on how to bring humanity to virtual spaces
MyCSUS Deep Dive to help organize information to make it easier for students to find their course materials
COVID Test Results
Crystal students and employees participating in on-campus learning are required to take part in the school's testing protocols. Since we test our cohorts the weekend prior to their being on campus, all positive cases are quarantined before coming to campus.
Nondiscriminatory Policy: Crystal Springs Uplands School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.