Covid-19 Policies & Control Measures
The recent and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to both IMA and our families. We would like to tackle these challenges by taking the opportunity to further enhance IMA’s program, improve upon our environment, and strengthen our community. In partnering strict health and safety measures with these enhancements, our children will engage in meaningful learning experiences throughout the 2020-2021 school year.
Below you will find IMA’s current plan for the 2020-2021 school year. This plan was developed based on what we currently know of the present situation at hand, with acknowledgment that there is still so much that is simply unknown surrounding COVID-19 at this time. We intend for this page to be a “living document” as we navigate the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. With great intention we will continue to re-evaluate policies and regulations. As COVID-19 evolves, so may our plan. While we have planned around scenarios we consider to be most likely, we are prepared for unpredictable developments that could change with little advance notice. Therefore, our overall approach is to be flexible and prepared to quickly respond to unexpected developments if needed.
We understand the known risk factors and potential COVID-19 exposures that may result from children attending school and engaging with others in a community setting. However, when assessing the risk/reward scenarios associated with returning to regular programming, we continue to focus on the enjoyment of learning, engagement and company our children have when with friends, and more importantly a sense of routine and normalcy. These elements can be in place when we can keep IMA open. So, with that said, why is IMA open? We understand the needs of our families, the needs of our students and also the needs of our staff at this time. With ridged protocols and the following of health and safety guidelines we are committed to providing services until it is deemed unsafe to do so.