The operational framework described in the following pages will be a learning process for everyone. Christian love and respect, along with patience and perseverance, will need to be practiced by all.

Crown of Life Christian Academy 2020-2021
Reopening Plans – Responsible – Practical – Feasible


Demonstrate Christian love and respect to COLCA students, families, and staff.

As best as possible, provide a safe Christian educational environment guided by recommendations from the CDC, Florida Department of Health, and local health agencies.

As best as possible, operate in a manner which helps to avoid disruptions to the on-campus Christian educational process.

Serve students and families in a manner that gives glory and honor to God.

General Guidelines
Ongoing education for students, families, and staff

When to stay home

When to return to school

Healthy habits – distancing, hygiene, etc.

Home health screenings prior to coming to campus

Understanding that this is a community effort – everyone must do their part in maintaining a healthy learning environment

Illness Guidelines (From the CDC)

Runny Nose – Please keep your child home.

Persistent cough – Please keep your child home.

Fever – Child may not return until you can present a doctor’s note that the child is not contagious.

In these uncertain times we are reopening with caution. If you feel your child is not well please keep him/her home. While at school if your child develops a cough, or a runny nose they will be sent home. If your child is sent home with a fever (100.4) they may not return until they are 72-hour symptom free and a doctor’s note is provided. Please err on the side of caution as we are working together to keep our campus healthy and open.

Illness Response Plan

Isolating Those Who are Sick​​

■ If feeling ill, staff and students should not come to school and they should notify school officials if they become sick with COVID-19 symptoms, test positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 symptoms or a confirmed or suspected case.
■ If staff or students display COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, at school, they will be separated from the others in their group. Individuals who are sick will be sent home, encouraged to consult their family physician, and follow CDC guidance for caring for those who are sick.

Sick staff members or students should not return until they have met CDC’s criteria to discontinue home isolation.


In the event of a positive COVID-19 case on campus, COLCA will…

■ Take the time required to clean, disinfect, and contact trace in cooperation with public health officials (This may require the closure of a specific classroom or the entire campus for a brief amount of time.)
■ Inform the families of all students via email
■ Inform the families of all students who are part of that child’s learning group via email, text, or phone
■ If directed by public health officials COLCA may
Halt operations in that learning group for a set amount of time
● Encourage home isolation as needed
● Require testing for returning staff
● Encourage families to consult their health professional for additional guidance
● Maintaining a healthy environment

Staff training

Establishing cleaning and disinfecting procedures

Health screenings (Temperatures will be taken and parents/ guardians will be asked if the child has taken any fever-reducing medication in the past 24 hours.)

Hand sanitizing/washing


Limited interaction among groups/grades

■Daily extra deep cleaning of the entire facility,
■ Weekly cleaning of the preschool/VPK section of the building by JanPro using EnviroShield technology eliminating 99.99% of bacteria and viruses

Daily Procedures – Additional details will be shared prior to the start of the school year
Campus Hours:
Kindergarten through Grade 7 – 8:00 – 4:00
Preschool 9:00-1:00/5:30
VPK 9:00-12:00/12:45
Wrap Around Care 7:30-5:30 (Preschool & VPK only).

No extended care for K-7 will be offered at the beginning of the school year to avoid mixing groups of students.

Students will be under the supervision of teachers/assistants once they come to campus until they are picked up.

Scheduled Drop-off

8:00 – 8:30 (Students in K-7 should arrive no later than 8:30)

Preschool/VPK 8:50-9:00

Extended Day/Wrap Around Care 7:30-7:40

■ Temperature taken & health questions asked

All students are brought to the front door and children screened, parents are not allowed in the building at this time.

As much as possible, the same person should drop-off and pick-up each day.

School Day Procedures

Regular hygiene reminders – handwashing, covering the cough/sneeze, etc.

Reminders to maintain personal space for yourself and others

■ In classrooms/offices – face coverings will be not be required for students/staff

Lunch and Recess Times – One group/grade in area at a time

■ Preschool/VPK lunch in classroom
■ K-7 lunch – in common room, classroom, or outside as weather allows

Recess – Preschool/VPK designated playground

Chapel will be held separately by Preschool/VPK and Kindergarten- 7th Grade to avoid mixing students.

Scheduled Pick-up from designated location

K-7 3:30 – 4:00

5 Day VPK 12:00-12:10

5 Day VPK Lunch Bunch 1:00-1:10

4 Day VPK 12:45-12:55

Extended Day by 5:30 or scheduled time

■ Grades K – 7 will be picked up outside under the supervision of the teachers
■ Preschool and VPK will be picked up at the main school doors.
■ As much as possible, the same person should drop-off and pick-up each day.

Additional Operational Guidelines
● Avoid using shared materials when practical/feasible
● Preschool/VPK students to use classroom restroom rather than common restrooms
● Field Trips postponed at least through December (unless is is an outdoor field trip)
● Limited campus visitors (special speakers, etc.) at least through December
● On-campus and school-wide events postponed at least through December
● Extended care will be re-introduced for grades K-7 once data suggests it is wise to do so
● COLCA will be prepared to offer at-home learning should the need arise due to a temporary classroom or campus closure.