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COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Update

To protect the health of our School Community and per the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, St. Paul Ann Arbor will provide public notice to our school community regarding School Associated Cases of COVID-19. This dashboard will be updated every Monday or within 24 hours of being notified of a school associated case by the Washtenaw County Health Department (WCHD) to include new and cumulative COVID-19 case counts. This data may include probable and confirmed cases as reported by WCHD among students, staff, administration, coaches, or visitors/guests, if the person with COVID-19 was in the building or participating in a school-sponsored function during their infectious period.

 

Please note: This dashboard is not intended to provide notification of possible exposure. Individuals identified as close contacts of positive cases are contacted directly by the Washtenaw County Health Department (or another health department) or the school and given instructions to isolate or quarantine. Close contact means you have been within 6-ft of an infectious person for 15 minutes or more. The Washtenaw County Health Department states that during certain periods of high case volume, close contacts may not be notified or it may be several days until they are able to reach individuals. 

 

Parent Information:

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, everyone should:

    • Wear a mask (covering mouth and nose) as recommended or required by health authorities
    • Practice social distancing (maintaining a distance of 6 feet apart).
    • Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
    • Follow capacity restrictions of social gatherings.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home if you are sick; you can also 
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or inside of your elbow and immediately wash hands and throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.
    • Answer the phone or call back promptly if the health department contacts you. A contact tracer may be trying to reach you with important information.
 

If you have questions, you may visit:

Updated: April 8, 2021, 8:30 am

 

STATUS OF INSTRUCTION AND SCHOOL-SPONSORED FUNCTIONS

  • Instruction: Preschool at the downtown campus is currently CLOSED. The infant-toddler house remains open.
  • School-Sponsored Functions: NA
 

SCHOOL ASSOCIATED COVID-19 CASES

Cases listed below will be updated within 24 hours of the school being notified of positive test results. If there are no new cases, the dashboard will be updated weekly on Monday mornings. Please note that cases will continue to be listed as "current" for two weeks beyond the date that they were reported. 

 

SCHOOL CAMPUS  495 Earhart Road, Ann Arbor

Current Cases - Preschool - 8th Grade  0
Cumulative Cases - (since reporting began 10-9-2020) 13
Populations Affected Staff, Student
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

DOWNTOWN CAMPUS, INFANT TODDLER 225 3rd St., Ann Arbor

Current Cases - Infant Toddler  0
Cumulative Cases - (since reporting began 10-9-2020) 1
Populations Affected Student
 
 

DOWNTOWN CAMPUS, PRESCHOOL 420 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor

Current Cases - Preschool  1
Cumulative Cases - (since reporting began 10-9-2020)  3
Populations Affected Guests, Student

 

St. Paul Ann Arbor Families, 

 

The year 2020 is a year like no other. St. Paul continues to stand firmly on the solid foundation of Christ to offer quality education for your children.  Gathering students and teachers together daily creates a personal connection and interaction that provides a dynamic environment for learning. Along with the teachers inspiring the students through educational instruction, the development of social, emotional, and physical well being is essential for each student. St. Paul Ann Arbor continues to focus on walking alongside parents to provide the opportunity for each child to be confidently prepared for life’s journey. Now, more than ever in our lives, this is what we desire for our children.

 

The St. Paul COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plans and the Continuous Learning Plan establish the requirements that St. Paul School will implement to meet the Governor’s MI Safe Schools 2020-21 Return to School Roadmap. Our plans are designed with the consideration and recommendations of health officials and state and local leaders. While careful consideration has gone into the creation of this plan, St. Paul Ann Arbor recognizes that this plan must provide flexibility to allow us to respond to potential changes in local health regulations.

 

Click the corresponding cover to view St. Paul's preparedness plans for each of the phases in the governor's MI Safe Start Plan. You may also click on the buttons for letters from our superintendent and principal, as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

 

 

Phase 4   Phase 5
  Phase 3  
  Letter from the principal  
  Superintendent Letter
  Frequently Asked Questions  

 

This year, parents at St. Paul Ann Arbor will have the option available for their students to participate in virtual learning by quarters or for the duration of the school year. If you choose to participate in virtual learning by quarters, your student would initially remain on that platform until the end of the 1st quarter, and then you may re-evaluate. This allows our teachers to create the consistency that we know is necessary for optimal classrooms both in person and virtually. 

 

IN-PERSON LEARNING ON CAMPUS

Your child(ren) will be attending school in-person on the SPAA campus with their teachers. The students will practice required specific health and safety procedures. A student will transition to Virtual Connection Learning in the event of a need to quarantine.

 

VIRTUAL CONNECTION FOR LEARNING

Your child(ren) will attend school at home learning through a blend of synchronous (live instruction) and asynchronous (teacher-directed non-live instruction) learning that ensures a well-balanced and academically fulfilling experience.  Plans are being made to have a daily live connection with your child’s on-campus classroom. This live connection approximately once a day with their teacher may involve a devotion, Bible study, science lesson, etc.  Therewill be a combination of video recorded lessons, textbooks, printed materials, links to valuable resources that assist with the learning process, etc. The intent is to be selective in using technology and not be on screens most of the day. Since the pace will be different than in-person instruction, the work is more independent and age-appropriate accommodations will be made by the teacher. We will be continually evaluating this program and making adjustments as needed to ensure an academically fulfilling experience.  

 

In the event that the state places our school in Phase 3 to close schools, we will transition to our Phase 3 Continuous Learning plan for all students. 

 

God’s blessings to our families and staff in this year. 

 

Bob Burgess

Principal