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COVID-19 Updates

Update, May 4, 2021 – After the recent lifting of the mask mandate in Knox county and the consistent low case numbers, the Paideia COVID Taskforce has recommended that we move to a “mask optional” campus effective immediately. If you or your child would like to continue wearing a mask on campus, please feel free to do so. We want you to have the freedom to do whatever you feel is best for your family.

2020-2021 School Year

Paideia will be reopening for the 2020-2021 school year on Monday, August 3, 2020. This page is to introduce the campus reopening plan and keep families up to date with new COVID-19 updates throughout the school year.

We are thankful that you have chosen to continue with us. The Lord has blessed our school. We long for God to deepen our faith through this crisis.

The Paideia Board of Trustees and Administrative Team, as well as our Technology Taskforce, have been reviewing guidelines from sources including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control, local medical professionals, the local health department as well as getting feedback from teachers and parents. From these sources, we have created guidelines for our specific community with the goal of in-person face-to-face learning as long as it is possible.

Please see the school calendar in your FACTS portal for the latest event updates and cancelations.

Nota Bene: This plan is subject to change as the pandemic situation is better understood regarding school settings. Please continue to check this page for updates.

For more details:

Campus Reopening Plan, Revised II | added page 10, published December 15, 2020 

Campus Reopening Plan, Revised | see overview of updates below, published August 31, 2020 

Overview of Updates to Plan | published August 31, 2020

“Can My Child Come to School” Decision Tree | published August 31, 2020

Campus Reopening Plan | published July 28, 2020

Symptoms Checklist | published July 28, 2020