Discovery Homeschool Academy is excited to announce that we will meet at Manna Fellowship Church in Pleasant Hill (South Lee's Summit area off 291) for the 2020-21 school year! They have graciously opened both of their beautiful buildings to us and we are so thankful for the opportunity to host both programs at this location.
COVID-19 has brought some valid questions from parents that we would like to address. Our FAQs are listed below. Please feel free to contact us by email if you have additional questions.
Will you have temperature checks before entering the building?
We are asking and trusting each family to take their children’s temperature each day before arriving at DHA. However, if that is forgotten one day or you were unable to do so, simply stop by the nurse’s desk and we would be happy to assist with that. Our staff will also be required to take their temperatures before arriving to DHA each day.
What kind of well checks will staff be trained on?
Our staff take great pride in their relationships with students and already do a great job of identifying students who may be feeling ill. Additionally, all teachers and staff will be trained on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Teachers will check-in with all students throughout the day to make sure everyone is feeling well and ready to learn.
What will social distancing look like?
Students will be taught how and why it is important we socially distance whenever possible; however, we know that certain student populations, including our youngest learners, will struggle with the concept and their self-control. DHA staff will do their best to supervise and reinforce the necessary safety precautions with our students.
Will students share supplies?
No. Due to COVID-19, we will lower the supply fee for the Enrichment program this school year and will ask parents to provide the supplies for each student. The Academic supply fee already reflects the discount of parents providing basic supplies. We will send out a supply list in August so parents will know what supplies are needed.
What will the lunch environment look like?
Each class will eat lunch in the classroom. Adults and teachers will monitor each class to help make sure all students keep their hands to themselves and do not share food.
Will the car line procedure change? What will drop off and pick up look like?
To limit the number of persons in the building, we are asking that students 2nd grade and above be dropped off/picked up in car line whenever possible. For students 1st grade and below, parents are welcome to walk in and drop them off/pick them up. Please understand, there are exceptions to this rule. If you have a specific request to walk your older child in, please contact us and we will be happy to talk with you.
Will my child be required to wear a facemask?
No. Facemasks are not required and will not be required by DHA. However, if you would like to send a mask with your child, you are absolutely welcome to do so.
What are cleaning procedures?
DHA staff will continue to encourage and exhibit thorough hand washing procedures. We will disinfect high tough areas throughout each day with a product that is effective but also safe.
What if my child has a fever?
If your child has a temperature of 100.0 degrees or higher, please keep them home until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication. We request that each parent also watch the overall health of their child and watch for the signs/symptoms of illness. If any of these symptoms are observed, please keep your child home from DHA;
- · Cough (new cough that is unrelated to the seasonal allergy cough)
- · Fever (100.0 degrees or higher)
- · Shortness of breath
- · Muscle Aches
- · Abdominal pain or vomiting
- · Sore throat
- · Unexplained loss of taste or smell
- · Diarrhea
- · Headache
If your child is diagnosed with influenza or COVID-19, please notify DHA as soon as possible.
What will happen if a staff member/student contracts COVID-19?
If someone were to contract COVID-19, DHA staff would contact all staff and parents of students who had been in contact with the infected person. That name and identifying information of the infected person would not be released. The purpose of notifying others would simply be for them to be able to look for and recognize symptoms within themselves should they be present.