Q and A with Mr. Churchill and Mrs. Stoltzfus: 2020-2021 School Year - Shared screen with speaker view
Thanks for addressing that right off the bat, you’re appreciated! Good luck with tonight’s meeting! See you the 24th!
I love that graphic
Agreed, Dom. It's awesome!
Are you following PSD with remote learning announced today?
Casey addressed immediately that no they are not following PSD they are planning on going forward with the in person school.
Thanks, I came in late😉
will you utilize outdoors as much as possible for learning while weather is nice ?
jeff & jade lasher
Stacy, absolutely. Lots of time outside for recess, lunch and teachers will be able to take their classes outside for a lesson.
Can we get some better guidance on what distinguishes a "pattern" from a "picture" for dress-code-compliant masks?
Brooke & Alec Montelongo
That will be great for the antsy kindergarteners :)
Hi Lia, Mr. Churchill will address the masks in more detail in the presentation.
Brooke & Alec Montelongo
I notice this is recording, will we be able to revisit this presentation if we have to take off early?
Brooke and Alec, yes. I will make sure to send you a link. Thanks for stopping in.
Brooke & Alec Montelongo
Perfect. Thank you so much!!!!!
Can kids bring their own hand sanitizer and soaps with them or will there be an abundant supply in all classes?
Can everyone mute their microphone?
Valerie, there will be an abundant supply, but children are welcome to bring their own. We will facilitate regular hand washing and hand sanitizing.
Did GPS provide documentation or links for the validation studies?
Hi Kitty, I believe you can find that information on their website.
Michael and Tracy Braiman
How will the bathrooms be monitored for distancing?
what is the current situation regarding bus rides?
Students will be in masks and we will only allow a few students to enter the restroom at a time, the number of students permitted in the restroom will be based on the size of the bathroom.
Hi Eleanor, Bussing will be discussed thoroughly later in the presentation.
Will WHolesome Food Services be used at Liberty this year?
Why would we not start 100% masks, 100% of the time then see what happens here, and elsewhere?
Yes, we still plan to use Wholesome Foods.
I was also wondering why kids wouldn't be required to wear masks in the classroom.
Plexi-glass shields. Casey talked about it a little while ago
Agree. Efficacy of shields is minimal.
Yes, why not wear masks all the time? I understand non-verbal cues, but shouldn't we be as safe as possible?
You can have your kids wear a mask the whole day if you feel more comfortable.
I’m with Jodi
My kid’s mask protects your kid, not vice versa.
can students continue to wear their mask at their desk?
Agree with Chris
3' apart desks, and no masks?
We would love to answer your questions regarding our county approved plan to allow students to remove masks when they are at their desks during the live Q&A at the end. Students will certainly be permitted to keep their masks on.
Will you all be able to send the presentation via email so if we missed a portion of the meeting we can read what we missed.
Yes, Adrienne. Please send me an email so I have your last name and I'll be happy to send you a copy.
If a student/family starts the year online, then becomes comfortable with this plan, will they be allowed to join the classroom in person?
Thank you so much to the administration. This is the most common sense and data-driven approach that we’ve seen in just about any institution so far this year!
Patrick, yes. Families do not need to commit to remote learning.
Also if a student has two working parents, can a student complete online attendance after hours?
Agree with Kelsie
Absolutely, Kelsie Furst!!! So thankful to send my kids to this amazing school!!!
Anuja, please contact Mr. Churchill or me to discuss your needs.
Agree with Kelsey, feeling so blessed to be a part of the Liberty family!
Casey and Sandy, I know that you have not made these decisions lightly. I am so thankful for every hard decision you have made. Despite knowing not everyone will be happy, you need to know how grateful we are to be in this school and happy we are with this plan. Thank you.
very thorough plan. thank you Liberty administration. well done! 👍🏼
What happens when a student forgets or loses their mask?
Your role is impossible. Thank you for giving it your best effort.
just clarifying: kids who stay home because they are sick do not have to attend online school, right? If kids have to stay home because they are quarantined but are not feeling, ill they should attend school online?
If there are ways for us to volunteer remotely until we can be in the building, please let us know!
April, we anticipate masks will be forgotten on occasion or even soiled. We will ask parents to send extra masks to be kept at school and we will also have single use masks for students when needed. It's also a great idea to have extra masks in the car because masks will need to be worn when entering the building.
Or after school hours volunteering?
Katie and Mark Shea
What about selling liberty masks with our logo on them and all funds can go to the school?
If a student is out sick for a day, they will not have to participate remotely. Per county guidance, students with symptom’s, even mild ones, should remain home. They suggest that children be seen by their provider for a COVID-19 rule out.
jeff & jade lasher
Liberty masks sound like a great idea!
Thank you all for your hard work! You guys are amazing!
Good idea on the Liberty masks.
When will we know whether our kiddo could be A or B group? (if phase 2 goes into effect)
anything that is not published by the CDC shou;ld be taken with a grain of salt!
Heather, we will announce the groups if we need to go into plan B.
I'd be in support of Liberty masks! Thank you administration and teachers for your hard work through all of this. We definitely attend a wonderful school!!!
Liberty masks have been discussed, the down side is that people are very particular about preference, style and fit. We will continue to discuss this great idea.
Reminder to please cover dress code specifics for masks. Pattern v. Picture
I don’t want my child to wear masks at all honestly.
kids tend to touch their faces more when wearing masks, spreading more germs
I think it’s a good compromise.
Agree with MW
I agree Ashley.
Can we request Group A or B. I help another family with afterschool care. Also, if we do the groups, we need both students in the same group to be successful in home online school learning
I’m not in support of my kids wearing a mask all day. Difference of opinion. I think this is a great compromise.
Thank you both administration teachers
Casey is right about how unhygienic kids are with masks
Children don't wear masks well. It's also so much better for concentration in the younger population
agree. I like the compromise. my youngest gets really anxious wearing a mask for longer than an hour which I’m afraid will distract form the learning.
As someone who is hearing impaired, I echo Casey’s emphasis on being able to hear and see their teachers speak.
Thank you Casey and Sandy, you have balanced this well and listened to both sides. You are amazing! Govenor polis even says above 11 and up for masks!
Is there any obligation for a family to let the teacher/school know if our child is being tested or do we just notify if/when there is a positive test? Additionally, do we only find out if a student in our child’s classroom tests positive and not if someone in the cohort or class is out sick/potentially positive? Just curious! Thanks for ALL you are doing. It is so appreciated!
Are parents required to report if they test positive?
Thank you for that, Casey and Sandy and for confirming that Larimer has indeed approved Liberty's plan.
Liberty Team, as always a very balanced, reasonable, common sense plan for a no-win situation. We are so appreciative of the hard work, and I'm sure countless hours you have spent on this. So very thankful.
Elizabeth and Aaron Huffsmith
Will students remain in their classrooms for Latin and Art?
Students will go to their Latin and art classes, remaining in their cohorts, with three-sided sneeze guards, and cleaning between classes.
Will there be any guidance on children using cameras for schooling online? It seems like kids engage better when the cameras are on, but connectivity issues sometime are in play. It seemed like younger kids were on camera more, and it was less so as the kids were older.
Elizabeth and Aaron Huffsmith
With the masks coming on and off throughout the day will the students be instructed on how to safely remove and put their masks back on?
Jenny, we have published remote learning expectations. We are expecting them to keep their cameras on.
Is school providing wipes for the desks and hand sanitizer or do we load up our kiddos locker for them to use?
Chad, we will be providing hand sanitizer and requiring regular hand washing, but feel free to send them with extra.
for the mask question on coming off/on, can you address the youngest (kindergarten). We currently have mask styles that tie and our kiddo gets help with htat.
Can the mask be the gater style if it has a filter pocket and is not just a single layer?
wonderful thank you we will do that
There has obviously been considerable financial investment to prepare for this year, how is LCS fairing financially?
Do you want masks donations for when kids forget theirs, etc.?
Nicole & Kristian Ranstrom
Also, we're not the only school opening in August. My daughter's private school is also going full-time. So there will be a few schools together in this so we are not in this alone.
The guidance is that children should be able to put their mask on and remove it without help. I suggest looking for non-tie options. I know it's hard to find a mask that fits well.
Will the school nurse have special training for this?
Our school nurse is in regular contact with the state and county to ensure she has the most updated information and training.
Valerie, thank you for the offer. We have secured many extra one-time use masks, but we'll keep the community posted if we need donations.
Johannes Janet Paraan
Will there be a modification in school policy regarding absences allowed?
When a sibling of a student’s class is sick or quarantined will the student or student’s parents be notified?
Sorry probably I miss the answer earlier, if we choose remote learning, how to do the attendance? Should we call every morning?
Mask patterns that are approved, camo, tie-dye, flowers often are more of a repeated picture, but if it's a more abstract pattern that should be fine. We don't want to have to evaluate the appropriateness of the pictures, so patterns - lines, stripes, swirls, camo, solid colors are best. Also gators are approved.
I had a test last week and it came back in less than 24 hours
me too Angela
Not all tests are equal.
Thank you all!
Can we request to be in group A or B?
Thank you for all you guys are doing! We all appreciate it so much.
Thank you for all of your efforts this year!!! Jim and Lisa
Thank you so much for all of your work!!
Ali Rea’s iPhone
thank you for all you’re doing!
is there a way to specifically donate to the lunch program for kids that need that help?
so grateful for all the work that has been put in...thank you!
So grateful for all your efforts! We will be sending to our kids to school with confidence on the 24th!!!
Thank you the faculty for making all effort to put this together
Thank you! We know this isn't easy and we greatly appreciate all of the effort going into making school happen this year.
thank you so much for your efforts, incredible work!
Thank you so much for all of your hard work. We feel so fortunate to be part of this amazing school!
Michael and Tracy Braiman
You and your staff are so special and amazing. We are all so blessed ❤️
We feel so blessed to be a part of Liberty! THank you!
This has been fantastic. Thank you again!
Thank you to both and all of the Liberty staff for all of you hard work in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year!