Arrival

  • 7:45-8:00 AM – Elementary School
  • 8:00- 8:10 AM – Middle School
  • 8:10-8:20 AM – High School

Multiple entry points will be used to control crowding during arrival times. Students will receive information regarding their assigned entry door closer to the start of school. Parents who drop off students will utilize the drop-off lanes in the MS/HS parking lot and remain in their vehicles. Once students arrive, they must go directly to their classrooms. Older siblings may drop off younger siblings at the entrance to their hallway and then must go immediately to their first block class. We are asking students not to arrive prior to 7:45 AM. Once the school day starts all entrances will be locked and students will only be allowed to enter through the elementary entrance.

Dismissal

  • 2:40 PM – Dismissal for High School Students
  • 2:50 PM – Dismissal for Middle School Students
  • 3:00 PM – Dismissal for Elementary Students

Multiple doors will be used to control crowding during dismissal times. Parents must utilize the drop-off lanes in the elementary and MS/HS parking lots and remain in their vehicles.

Older children will be able to meet younger siblings in the commons to take them home or to escort them out to the pick-up lanes. If a middle school or high school student is picking up a sibling, they must stay in their last block class until 3:00 PM when they can pick up their sibling.

If a middle or high school student is participating in after school extracurricular activities they may stay in their last block class until 3:00 PM and then must immediately go to the location of their activity, practice, or game.

The media center and the commons will be closed after school and students will not be able to remain in the building past dismissal time. Re-entry into the building after dismissal is discouraged. If someone needs to get back into the building after dismissal, please call the office to arrange for re-entry.

Classroom Seating and Lockers

Desks and chairs will be separated in the classrooms to accommodate physical distancing and students will have staggered access to their lockers.

Cohorting

Students are being organized into cohorts to limit student interactions and reduce the potential transmission of COVID-19. With some variation due to individual schedules, students in the same cohort will attend class together throughout the day, with teachers traveling to the students when possible to reduce passing time in the hallways and time at lockers. A middle school student’s cohort will also be their Family Group.

Block Scheduling

LCS was already moving towards block scheduling because it provides students with deeper learning opportunities. This change was expedited because it also reduces the amount of potential passing time between classes and supports cohorting students.

Hallways

As much as possible, teachers will travel to the students to teach to reduce hallway traffic between classes. Schedules and procedures will be planned to reduce passing times in the hallways and to stagger student movement. Lanes will be created with tape to help direct traffic and maintain physical distancing.

Face Coverings

Students in grades 6-12 will be required to wear masks at all times while on campus, except while eating. According to Michigan’s Safe Start School Roadmap face shields are not an acceptable substitute for masks.

Parents of students who are unable to wear a mask due to a documented reason should contact Middle and High School Principal, Andrew Kleyn at akleyn@lansingchristianschool.org.

Restrooms and Drinking Fountains

Middle and high school students will have staggered breaks in which to use the restroom. The number of students permitted in the restrooms at once will be limited to maintain physical distancing, and entrance doors will be kept propped open. Drinking fountains will be turned off, but students are encouraged to use the bottle fillers or classroom sinks. 

Lunch

Middle and high school students will have staggered lunch times and will eat outdoors or physically distant in the commons during inclement weather. Students will be able to purchase individually packaged meals from the cafeteria.

Chapel

Worship is an important part of our community at Lansing Christian School. Chapel will continue to be led by LCS staff and a designated group of students physically distant and livestreamed into classrooms throughout the school. 

Electives

We will continue to offer electives such as band and choir, as well as extracurricular activities and students clubs, following safety guidelines and regulations such as physical distancing.

Outdoor Learning

Outdoor learning on our beautiful and expansive campus will be encouraged at every opportunity.

Parents and Visitors

Parents and visitors will only be allowed into the building for critical needs and the visit should be pre-approved prior to arrival, if possible. All visitors without prior approval should dial the main line (517-882-5779) before entering the building. All visitors must wear a facial covering and go through a health screening procedure that includes a temperature check. 

Items for drop-off may be left in the airlock area of the Elementary entrance (the space between the two sets of doors), near the Welcome Center desk. 

After School

The media center, commons, and cafeteria will be closed after school and students will not be able to remain in the building past 3:00 PM. Re-entry into the building after dismissal is discouraged.  If someone needs to get back into the building after dismissal, please call the office to arrange for re-entry.

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