The Digital Learning Lab is a safe and supportive space for students to complete their virtual learning. We're taking COVID safety precautions seriously and aim to build trust with parents/guardians and students in order to have the best learning outcomes.
The Digital Learning Lab Program Coordinator and the Pastoral staff at Washington Community Fellowship oversee the program with a team of volunteer learning assistants. All staff & learning assistants are background checked and trained on emergency and safety protocols, as well as COVID safety. Our team is passionate about education and wants to contribute to the community by encouraging students on their academic journey.
For health safety reasons, we want to reduce the number of visitors present in the Digital Learning Lab to limit exposure. However, we want you to feel comfortable and safe within our facility. Therefore, please come and meet with us if interested and follow these guidelines:
The Digital Learning Lab is fully committed to meeting all appropriate safety precautions, as detailed by DC Health and the CDC, to ensure a safety for students and staff. We have implemented enhanced cleaning protocols, screening procedures, and social distancing requirements.
We will happily provide a mask to your child. Masks are required to be worn by all students and learning assistants while at the Digital Learning Lab.
DC Health’s guidance does not require testing of staff and students to return to in-person learning. Instead, and aligned with this guidance, the Digital Learning Lab will need daily symptom self-screenings before arrival. Parents and guardians will be asked to proactively identify when their student exhibits COVID-19 symptoms or has been exposed using the Ask, Ask, Look protocol before arrival each day. Upon arrival, students and staff will have their temperatures checked and will be assessed for visible signs of illness before entering the building.
Enhanced Cleaning involves daily standard cleaning routines custodial staff complete with particular focus on all frequently touched surfaces in common areas and restrooms, including but not limited to doorknobs and push/pulls, light switches, elevator buttons, tables, sink faucets, toilets, chairs, and any other common area hard surfaces. All areas will be disinfected and fogged for optimum safety.
Deep Cleaning will continue to occur when scheduled and as needed, per DC Health guidance, related to any COVID-19 exposure.
We will have staggered dismissal times and bathroom breaks. All learning lab spaces are socially distanced.
The Digital Learning Lab will require daily symptom self-screenings to help protect the safety and health of all.
Students will be required to have written documentation verifying that their parent or guardian’s daily symptom screening was conducted before coming to the Learning Lab and will have their temperatures checked and a visible symptom screening conducted upon arrival at Learning Lab.
An individual who does not pass the health screening should not enter the Digital Learning Lab. Instead, they should isolate immediately and call their healthcare provider to determine the next steps. Students who cannot go home alone will be escorted to the health isolation room until they can be picked up by a parent/guardian.
Please refrain from visiting the Digital Learning Lab and contact programming staff if you are feeling symptomatic or test COVID positive. If you have concerns please immediately contact: email@example.com.
Once a staff member or student has experienced symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19, they can return to the Digital Learning Lab after they have completed the appropriate isolation period:
Close contacts of the student may not return to the Digital Learning Lab until 14 days from last exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual. This information will be communicated in a letter sent to them by Digital Learning Lab.
Students in the Digital Learning Lab will complete their virtual learning as laid out by DC Public Schools and their teachers, depending on their individual class schedules, whether synchronous or asynchronous. During school breaks, enrichment activities will be provided for education & fun.
Unfortunately, we cannot provide transportation, but we want the Digital Learning Lab to serve the community to its fullest extent. If you can concerns about how your child will get to and from the Digital Learning Lab, please let the program coordinator know at Ragan@wcfchurch.org.
The Digital Learning Lab is a space where students bring their school-issued learning devices. We cannot provide computers at this time.
Enrichment activities are optional! Parents and students will be alerted the day before an enrichment activity is planned so they can decide if they would like to participate.
A fun activity that programming staff and learning aids create for fun and more hands-on learning. This could be an art workshop, an architecture workshop, a game, a Bible study, or a dance/movement workshop lead by skilled learning assistants.
No, but a snack is. For information on provided lunches in your community, click here.
Email Ragan Sawyer, the Digital Learning Lab Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org about any questions and concerns you may have.