Health and Safety Procedures (Sponsored by MJF)

Pre-Screening Tool

Parents are required to fill up a pre-screening checklist every morning before sending the students to school. Students without the pre-screening checklist will not be allowed to enter the school. More information on the tool will be forthcoming.

HEPA Air Purifiers

As part of BHA's response to COVID-19, we placed medical- grade HEPA air purifiers in each room and hallways in the building. It can purify and replace the air in each room twice within an hour.

Plexiglass Barriers

As part of BHA's response to COVID-19, plexiglass barriers were placed in high-contact areas to reduce person to person contact.

Sanitizing Station and Hand Washing

Sanitizing stations have been placed in hallways by each classroom. 

Teachers, staff and students are still encouraged to practice frequent hand washing.

Masks

Teachers, staff and students will be required to wear a mask at all times. Scheduled mask breaks will be provided and masks will not be required during PE or outdoor recess.

While we hope that you are currently wearing masks but, if not, we do ask that you have your child begin to wear one, not only for their protection and for the safety of others, but also to acclimate them to wearing one.

Water Bottle Refilling Stations

In response to COVID-19, water bubblers were replaced with touchless water bottle refilling stations. This is to reduce surface contact.

Students are urged to bring their own water bottle daily.

Cleaning and Disinfecting

Milwaukee Jewish Federation (MJF) made an additional investment of $54,000 for expanded cleaning services this year, including:

  • Hiring a new cleaning company that has thoroughly cleaned and disinfected the whole school. An additional person has been added to the cleaning staff to disinfect high touch areas and bathrooms daily.
  • Increasing outdoor air ratios from the standard 20% to 50%.
  • Periodic disinfecting of common touch points throughout the day.
  • Common spaces (e.g., lunchrooms, libraries, etc.) cleaned and disinfected after each use.
  • Nightly deep cleaning of all spaces.
  • Nightly disinfecting of surfaces and touchpoints in all rooms and common spaces 
  • Equipping each classroom with sanitization supplies available for immediate disinfecting if an object or surface becomes contaminated
  • Upgrading air filters from MERV rating of 8 to MERV rating of 13
  • Increasing outdoor air ratios from the standard 20% to 50%

Extra Health Precautions

If the student is at an increased risk from COVID-19, we recommend you consult with your pediatrician before the start of in-person school learning. Please inform us through our Principal Devorah Shmotkin at dshmotkin@theacademywi.org.

 

Want to learn more about our approach?  Contact us   for more information and to schedule a socially distant tour.


 

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