We are all eagerly awaiting the day when we can safely move beyond this pandemic and our lives return to what is normal and known. In the meantime, our commitment is to protect the health and wellbeing of our campus community.
While we are doing our best, our ability to have our campus open for face to face instruction as much as possible will depend greatly on the actions of our entire community—colleagues, students and parents alike. We all have a personal responsibility to do our part to try to stay healthy and help others stay healthy. If we all commit to do what is required, at home and at school, that will greatly increase the likelihood that our students can spend more time at campus as opposed to distance learning.
How You Can Help
Practice proper social distancing each and every day.
Wear masks when in public.
Stay home if feeling unwell.
Quarantine if there has been exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Report any confirmed case to our Health Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maintain proper handwashing and other hygiene measures (see below).
Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
Supporting Each Other
Coronavirus is not specific to any ethnicity or race. Avenues is committed to ensuring no one in our community is ostracized, bullied or mistreated as a result of ignorance or misinformation around this virus. We're proud to share that our community has been a living embodiment of our core values of Welcome, Safety and Respect during this uncertain and unpredictable time.
We also recognize the significant strain the news of the outbreak has placed on our teachers and families and wish to extend our sympathies, especially to those with friends and family affected. If any member of our community believes they have experienced harassment or discrimination from within the Avenues community, we encourage them to report concerns to their division head, divisional administrators or the director of People & Culture. Thank you for continuing to support one another and being vigilant in combating discrimination or intolerance of any kind.
Avenues official information will be sent by email and posted on this website and on OPEN. When necessary, we may also call parents (e.g., to notify of a close contact exposure and need to self-isolate).