Our large campus (360 acres) and small student body (approx. 120 students), the majority of which live on campus, allow us to have a tight-knit community where each member looks out for the welfare of each other. RLAA Administration is committed to continuing to make the health of our students a top priority.
We will continuously monitor current federal, state, and county guidelines to ensure we are keeping our school community safe and will be working with a COVID logistics expert on updating this plan as needed. Please see below for the safety precautions we plan to implement at RLAA during the 2021-22 school year.
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Stay informed – Administration will monitor current guidelines/information from:
Sonoma County Office of Education who is acting as liaison for schools for the Sonoma County Public Health Department.
State agencies including the California Department of Public Health and California Department of Education.
Local transmission rates and Administration will adjust operations accordingly.
Masks – All individuals are required to wear a face mask covering both
nose and mouth inside school buildings, per current California guidelines.(CDPH will continue to assess conditions on an ongoing basis, and will determine no later than November 1, 2021, whether to update mask requirements or recommendations.)
Classrooms – Windows will be open as much as possible and outdoor space can be used.
Cafeteria – Students will remain masked as they receive their food and may take their mask off when eating. Our Food Services Manager will ensure all Sonoma County Health Dept. guidelines are met.
Extra curricular activities – Activities will be modified in order to meet guidelines. Students are encouraged to spend time outdoors outside of class time.
Worship services – All worship services will follow California mandates for churches.
Athletics – Rio will conform to all CDPH and California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) sports restrictions and game/team safety and hygiene protocols.
Field Trips – All school trips require pre-approval by Administration to ensure COVID precautions are taking place. Masks will be worn in vehicles.
Dorm students should monitor themselves for symptoms prior to arrival, and not travel to Rio if they are sick.
International students will be required to follow any government requirements for quarantine after arrival in the US.
Dorm rooms will be single occupancy. No roommates (exception for siblings).
Residents will NOT be required to wear masks inside their dorm. Any non-resident guest must wear a mask.
Leaving campus – Dorm students will be able to go home on weekends. All plans need to be communicated ahead of time to the deans for approval.
If test positive AND having symptoms – isolate in guest room. Parent can pick-up student or they can stay here.
Education – Staff and students will be educated on healthy hygiene practices, handwashing, and the importance of wearing masks indoors.
Policy signage is displayed on main entrance doors to all buildings and includes reminders to wear a mask and to not enter if showing symptoms.
Hand sanitizer dispensers are located in each classroom, office, and building on campus, using alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
Deans will work with families of students with known medical conditions which may make them at higher risk. Extra precautions will be made if necessary when these students are at higher risk of exposure.
Symptom monitoring – Staff and students will check for symptoms each morning at home and should not depart for school if they have any cold/flu like symptoms. If a student develops symptoms, they will immediately be placed into an isolation room and their parents contacted to plan the next steps.
Testing – RLAA will rapid test all students on Registration Day at the start of the year, and as needed during the school year based on reported symptoms.
Tracking and documentation of possible exposure is conducted by school
administration. Possible exposures are communicated to the Principal who will notify local health officials immediately. In consultation with the local public health department, Administration will follow guidance and will communicate to all students, staff, and families in a prompt and responsible manner.
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