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Reopening Plan for 2020-21 School Year

UPDATE: 12-31-2020
Due to the unfortunate circumstance of Franklin County still in the red (level 3) health emergency, we will continue with E-Learning 2.0 after winter break. The decision to return to in-person learning will be re-evaluated in March insha’Allah.
UPDATE: 11-18-2020
Franklin County is currently experiencing a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases and we are quickly approaching "purple" or a level 4 according to the Ohio Public Health Advisory Alert System. 

Unfortunately, due to staffing concerns and an increase in our staff and student self-quarantine numbers, Sunrise Academy can not continue to implement in-person learning in a safe manner while effectively educating and focusing on the social and emotional well being of our students; therefore, we will be transitioning back to e-Learning 2.0 for grades Kindergarten-2nd and will not move into Hybrid learning as planned for grades 3rd-9th on November 30th and January 5th.
The decision to return to in-person learning will be reevaluated and shared prior to the conclusion of the winter break. This decision will be made based on the original Sunrise Academy Reopening plan. According to Sunrise Academy's Reopening Plan, which was put in place with the guidance and recommendations from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the Ohio Department of Health, we are not to transition into Hybrid Learning unless we are at "orange" or a level two. Again, these plans were created in conjunction with the guidelines of the Center for Disease and Prevention (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health. 
After careful consideration and consultation from the Ohio Department of Health, Sunrise Academy has revised our reopening plan for Hybrid Learning to include an orientation phase for grades Kindergarten to 9th grade. The orientation phase will allow us to get accustomed to Hybrid Learning and ensure all safety measures and the guidelines of the Center for Disease and Prevention (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health have been successfully put in place and implemented. 

The revised start dates for Hybrid Learning are as follows:
  • K-2nd Grade: Monday, November 2nd.
  • 3rd-5th Grade: Monday, November 30th.
  • 6th- 9th Grade: Tuesday, January 5th.

UPDATED: 8-15-2020

Under current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommendations from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and under guidance from the Governor’s office, Sunrise Academy School Board and Administration will offer E-learning 2.0 for grades Kindergarten – 9th for the first quarter (August 31st - October 29th) and full-time onsite instruction model for preschool. Kindergarten - 9th Grade will transition to Hybrid Learning on Monday, November 2nd. However, Sunrise Academy will be monitoring the Public Health Advisory for possible school closure. The Public Health Advisory System is designed to access the degree of the virus spread which will help us respond and take action. If the Public Health Advisory reports a Level 3 or 4 Public Emergency, Kindergarten - 9th will immediately transition into PLAN # 3 (E-learning 2.0 Model).

This video outlines our reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year and describes the equipment we will be using in the classrooms to live broadcast instruction for those students who are at home. The classroom in the video is displayed as a model and doesn't represent the classroom setup in the fall. All students will be required to wear masks and all objects will be disinfected between uses.

Heath and Safety Plan

  • Temperature checks for all students and staff upon arrival
  • Weekly pre-screening exposure surveys for families (MANDATORY)
  • Social distancing of 3ft (Plan # 1) or 6ft (plan # 2)
  • Face masks are required while on school premises (Sneeze guards will be purchased for students to place on their desks)
  • Prepackaged breakfast will be served in classrooms
  • Lunch will be served in the lunchroom (no more than 4 students to a table)
  • Prayer will take place in the classrooms (students must bring their own prayer rugs)
  • Janitorial staff will intensify efforts to cleaning and disinfect high traffic areas on an hourly basis
  • School will be closed every Wednesday for cleaning and disinfecting between cohorts
Instruction Plan 
Instructional Plan


Students who do not want to attend onsite instruction can select PLAN # 2 (COHORT C) full-time E-learning. See application below.
plan 2

PLAN # 3: E-LEARNING 2.0 MODEL (K-9th)