REDS Relaunch

The staff at REDS is excited to announce that we will be opening our doors in September for our 2020-2021 school year! Together as a team, we have been working hard to come up with the best ways to welcome our students back fully in the fall. Although changes are happening daily, we wanted to take a moment to share with you some of the plans that we have in place to bring your children back into a safe and appropriate environment. First, we would like to review our objectives that we have in place for our RELAUNCH.

Our Objectives

● Inspire family and staff confidence in a return to in person instruction.

● Adopt and support policies that will limit the possible transmission and minimize the spread of COVID-19 on our REDS campus.

● Provide direction for identifying and responding to changes in COVID-19 status. Be transparent and communicative on any revisions made to our school wide procedures.

● Maintain the same quality of education that REDS aspires to give their student population on a daily basis.

● Continue to be the weekday ministry of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer reaching not only the families that we serve but the community in which we reside.

The REDS community is beyond lucky to have a wonderful group of dedicated and enthusiastic teachers that are ready to do whatever it takes to get our students back to on campus learning this fall. As previously stated, our plans are fluid in order to make the best decisions for a successful RELAUNCH. Below are a few of the main procedures that will be implemented in order to open our doors to our students.

  • Teachers and students will have a daily health screening, including a temperature check. Teachers will be checked upon their arrival to school and students will be checked in the carpool line before they exit their cars.
  • Staff will wash their hands frequently throughout the day including upon arrival at school, after finishing carpool duties, after assisting children with using the restroom or diapering, after wiping noses, and before eating. 
  • Students will also wash their hands frequently throughout the day, including when they enter their classroom, after using the restroom or having a diaper change and before eating. In situations where a sink is not readily available, we will assist them with using an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
  • Implementing a schedule for thoroughly cleaning the school each night and during the school day. 
  • Groups will not mix or share spaces throughout the day.
  • Only one group will be allowed on the playground at a time. The playground will be locked daily and will not be available for community use.
  • Masks will not be required of our students or our staff during the school day. Upon arrival and departure of our students, the teachers will have on face coverings. If parents of children over the age of two years old would like to send their children to school with a mask, they can do so. We will try our best to keep it on them. Please note that the AAP and state suggest that masks may not be “developmentally feasible” for younger children. 
  • Until further notice, parents and visitors will not be allowed into the school building. This is for the protection of our staff, the children, and the families we serve. We are requiring ALL children to participate in carpool this year, even our two year old students. 
  • In order to avoid cross-contamination between our groups, there will be no after school activities during the first semester. We will hope to resume them during the second semester if at all possible.
  • Students or staff members with COVID-19 symptoms must remain home. They may not return to school until they are symptom free without any medication for at least 72 hours. In addition, if anyone is running a fever or has any COVID-19 symptoms, all children from that family must remain home until they are symptom free for at least 72 hours without medication.
  • If a child becomes ill at school, we will isolate that child in the School Office and ask that a parent pick them up within 30 minutes or less. We will ask that you call us when you arrive at school so that we can bring your child to your car.
  • In the event that REDS has a confirmed case of COVID-19, we will work closely with the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Social Services to determine the appropriate next steps.

2341 Winterfield Road
Midlothian, Virginia 23113

(804) 378-8909 | office@redsschool.org