Now that GSLA is no longer requiring students and staff to wear a mask, we would like to inform you that strategies that we had implemented are still in effect. We certainly do encourage any families who feel their child should continue to wear a facemask to continue to do so. If you would like to make sure your child is wearing a face covering during the day, please contact your child’s teacher. We also want to assure you that any peer pressure to not wear a mask has been and will continue to be addressed in each classroom.
We will continue to social distance throughout the building by keeping the desks at least 3 feet apart, eating lunch in the classrooms, allowing only 2 students in the restrooms at a time, and staggering recess time dismissals. We will continue to wash hands upon entering the classroom, wipe our desks and other surfaces with disinfectant sprays and wipes. If your child is sick, please keep him/her at home. While we pray that no student(s) will need to quarantine at home because of close contact, the teachers will have an e-learning plan, including zoom meetings, available for those students.
All of us recognize the complexity of this issue and broad, wide-ranging opinions that GSLA families have. We are committed to maintaining a school environment that is as safe as possible for everyone while balancing the spiritual, emotional, physical, social, and academic needs of our students. Please know that this plan may need to be adapted during the school year as we continue to monitor CDC, IDPH and ISBE guidelines.