Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences
On February 22, Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences welcomed students to campus in the kindergarten through the 2nd grades. For the first time, we will also welcome half of the 5th grade (26 students) for on-campus learning. The K -2nd and 5th grade (in alternating half groups) will be on campus Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Afternoon offerings will be provided virtually to students. Fridays will be a full virtual day for all students.
On February 25, we will welcome half of our 6th grade class onto campus for in person instruction. During the week of March 1, we will welcome the second half of the 6th grade level to campus. Students will be on campus from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will remain a remote day for all in the 6th grade.
On March 2, half groups of students in the 3rd and 4th grades will begin on-campus instruction for the first time. Their schedule will mirror the kindergarten through 2nd grade schedule of half days Monday through Thursday, leaving Friday for virtual learning.
To maximize the safety of our community, Crossroads has developed a relationship with PathMD Labs. Through that partnership, all on-campus employees are tested at Crossroads weekly. In addition, PathMD Labs will prioritize testing for Crossroads families. All students are required to have a negative PCR-based test at least five days prior to coming on campus. Weekly testing is required for all employees and students who are on campus regularly. If students or employees are exposed to a positive COVID-19 case, they are required to report it to the school and quarantine for a minimum of 10 days, per Crossroads policy. If students or employees test positive, they are required to isolate for 10 days; be free of fever for 24 hours without fever-reducing agents; and have improving symptoms as per County guidance.
The following protocols are in place for students returning to the Norton Campus in February. As students arrive, they will need to show the digital Magnus application on their device as well as their negative COVID test. Afterward, their temperature will be taken prior to admittance to school.
All students and adults are required to wear a mask at all times on campus. Crossroads has offered masks and shields for any employee who requests it. Students will shift between indoor instruction and outdoor instruction, with each grade assigned a location that allows for six feet social distancing. As observed during our on-site inspection, signage is located throughout the campus, as well as hygiene stations and partitions where necessary, to ensure safe movement throughout both campuses.
In addition to students in the kindergarten through the 6th grade, Crossroads will welcome small groups of students in the 7th through the 12th grade. These groupings will not exceed 25% of our population. We will maintain the required cohorting and will rotate across the grades to address social-emotional and academic needs. These cohorts will be spread throughout both campuses, fields and remote locations.
Facts at a Glance
Total Student Enrollment
1208 in K-12
- Kindergarten - 50 (42 on-site)
- First Grade - 49 (40 on-site)
- Second Grade 52 (41 on-site)
- Third - 52 ( 48? on-site)
- Fourth - 52 ( 46? on-site)
- Fifth - 54 (48? on-site)
- Sixth - 90 (84 on site)
Crossroads will offer small cohorts of students in need who are in the 7-12th grades. These cohorts will not exceed 25% of our population.
Approximately 50 - Faculty, Administrators and Staff
Paula Rickey, K-12 Nurse Coordinator
Mariama Richards, Associate Head of School
Eric Barber, Director of Enrollment Management
Paul Larson, Head of Custodial Supervisor
Cleaning Rotation and Sanitation Stations
2-3+ times per day
150 units deployed - 40 on Norton & 110 on 21st Street
The 2021 COVID-19 School Checklist can be accessed here.