FVS Rising: Our Plan for 20-21

Schedule, Dining & Logistics to Reduce Density

FVS Rising: Our Plan for 20-21

In order to support physical distancing, FVS has implemented a modified schedule and made changes to classroom layouts and other common areas to reduce density.

Daily Schedule
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 is below and may be modified from time to time.

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 have been reconfigured as needed/able to support physical distancing. Indications of safe distance, direction of travel, and physical shields have also been installed where needed.

Dining Hall and Foodservice
The layout of the Dining Hall has been modified to support physical distancing and mitigate risk of exposure while not wearing a mask in order to eat. All members of our dining hall staff are required to complete training in COVID-19-specific safety protocols that have been developed by Flik Dining, the national company that provides our foodservice. In addition, every staff member must sign an employee health assessment and is screened for symptoms before each shift. 

Schedule, Food Choices, and Dining Hall Access
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served Monday-Saturday with brunch and dinner on Sunday. All meals will include a range of choices including foods made without gluten and vegetarian options.
  • Boarding and day students will eat lunch together in the Dining Hall Monday-Friday in two shifts divided by grade to reduce density. 
  • Boarding students will eat breakfast and dinner in the Dining Hall in two shifts divided by grade to reduce density. 
  • A grab-and-go option will be available in the RK Cafe located in the Campus Center 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.
  • Dorm snacks will be provided for boarding students throughout the week. 

Dining Hall Design and Cultural Expectations
  • All individuals must enter through the east doors and exit through the west doors to eliminate opposing traffic and reduce the potential for face to face exposure. Similarly, the layout of serving stations has been reconfigured to follow a predetermined one-way pattern. 
  • A hand sanitizer station will be positioned at the entrance to the dining hall.
  • Masks must be worn at all times including while getting food and while sitting at tables and not eating. 
  • All food and beverages are pre-packaged and set out in a grab-and-go fashion to maximize physical distancing between those serving and members of our community. 
  • All packaging is single use, but compostable or recyclable as supply allows to reduce the impact on the environment.  
  • Dining Hall staff cannot fill personal cups, but coffee, tea, juice, and water are available in single use cups. 
  • Table occupancy is limited depending on the size of the table to maintain physical distancing. As a result, occupancy has been reduced to 50% of normal density. Furniture may not be rearranged. 
  • Outdoor seating is available.

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 for community events as arranged by the Deans' Office.

FVS is a private, college-preparatory, co-ed, day and boarding school for grades 9-12 in Colorado Springs.
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