Morgan Academy to start school Aug. 10

Published 4:28 pm Friday, July 17, 2020

Morgan Academy plans to start the school year on campus Aug. 10, but Director of Operation Karim Plummer Oaks said plans could change.

“We feel children need to be in school for their mental and emotional health,” Oaks said. “We just have to be flexible and be willing to adapt.”

“Oaks, the board of directors, school personnel, and I have been in constant discussions for reopening school and what it will look like for your children,” Morgan Academy headmaster Mark Knight said. “We have considered all possible options including on-campus classes, virtual classes, and a hybrid schedule.

“In the end, we came to the conclusion that on-campus, in-person classes will be the best option for Morgan Academy. School will be a little different with plans for masks, temperature checks, and some social distancing, but for the most part, we will be the same.”

Oaks and Knight said that social distancing will be practiced at the school.

Parents are asked to screen children at home for temperatures greater than 100 degrees. Students should stay home for any sickness. Students will enter only through designated entrances.

Social distancing and lunchroom seating will be spread out.

Oaks said that teachers have been trained in case of a shutdown. She added that the sports is still undecided by the AISA.