COVID-19 Plan of Action: Update #01
Dear Archimedean Schools Community Members: Students, Parents, Teachers, Employees, and AlumniArchimedean is monitoring closely the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are in communication with Miami-Dade Public Schools (MDCPS), which are our Schools’ Sponsoring Local Educational Agency (LEA). As of this moment, we are NOT aware of anyone in our Schools community who tested positive for the virus. The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) communicated to us the following guidelines:
- Anyone (students/faculty/staff/etc.) who goes on foreign travel, to any country, must self-isolate for 14 days upon return.
- Anyone (students/faculty/staff/etc.) who goes on a cruise, anywhere, must self-isolate for 14 days upon return.
- There should be no mass gatherings, which are defined by the CDC as “1,000-25,000 people, but the practical application is any gathering that would strain local resources.
Based on the above guidelines from FLDOE, Archimedean will follow MDCPS’s decision regarding the closing of all Public Schools in Miami-Dade in order to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As of Monday, March 16, 2020, Archimedean will close for two weeks: no students will be on campus during that time. We will reevaluate and wait for the subsequent decision of MDCPS for any possible extension for this closure.We are willing to continue the preparation and distribution of lunch to all of our Free and Reduced Lunch students, as needed. Those parents who are in need of such service can participate anonymously in a survey stating their intention to drive by the school campus and receive everyday the lunch meal for their students. This survey will be sent this weekend to all Archimedean Parents in order to gauge the technological readiness of their homes and the need for Free and Reduce Lunches. The health and safety of our students, faculty, employees and the greater community are paramount. During these difficult times, and similarly to other educational institutions around the nation, Archimedean will attempt to continue partially the student learning process through a form of electronic delivery of content via Zoom, CineMath, and Archie. We will announce more details over the next few days. Stay safe and healthy and be optimistic.
Dr. George Kafkoulis
President, Board Chairman and
Acting Superintendent of Archimedean Schools