In order to support physical distancing, FVS will implement a modified schedule and make changes to classroom layouts and other common areas to reduce density.
Classes will continue to follow an A-G rotation with a Fine Arts Block using a Red and Gray Week alternating schedule with after school activities/athletics at the end of each day. The schedule used last year has been modified slightly to allow for meals to be served in two shifts. A sample reflecting work in progress is below and will be finalized prior to the first day of classes. Students in grades 9-10 and 11-12 will eat as separate groups during one of the two shifts and then have either advisory, a virtual All-School Meeting, student life, or a free period during the other shift depending on the day. Club meetings will be integrated into the schedule in a manner yet to be determined.
Physical Distancing in Shared Spaces
All spaces on campus are being evaluated and will be reconfigured as needed/able to support physical distancing and occupancy limits will be posted in common areas and other shared spaces. Indications of safe distance, direction of travel, and physical shields will be installed where needed.
Dining Hall and Food Service
The layout of the Dining Hall and our meal service will be modified to support physical distancing and mitigate risk of exposure while not wearing a mask in order to eat.
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served Monday-Saturday with brunch and dinner on Sunday.
- Boarding and day students will eat lunch together in the Dining Hall Monday-Friday in two shifts divided by grade.
- Boarding students will eat breakfast and dinner in the Dining Hall in two shifts divided by grade.
- A Grab-and-go option will be available for day students in the morning and prior to departure from campus at the end of the day. Day students may not be in the dining hall at any time other than during their assigned lunch, Monday-Friday
- All food and beverages will be served by staff with no self-service.
- Specific entrances and exits as well as defined traffic patterns will be used to reduce congestion.
- Table occupancy will be limited, furniture may not be rearranged, and masks must be worn if not eating.
Day Student Transportation & Access to Campus
Daily transportation will be offered as usual. Students will be required to wear masks in school vehicles and seating will be limited to one student per row. Day students who are eligible and approved to drive to campus may do so following existing protocols established by the Deans’ Office. Upon arrival, day students will have their temperature taken by school personnel. Day students may be on campus Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. or additionally as required.