Every day, every hour, the parents are either passively or actively forming those habits in their children upon which, more than upon anything else, future character and conduct depend…
Our model offers parents more time for imparting the values they hold dear while still providing the benefits of an organized educational community. With this educational model, each family will have more time together to serve the Lord, one another, and the community to which He has called them.
Thanks to the culture of the classroom and extensive use of narration, students often desire to talk all about that which they are learning. This should be encouraged! The schedule also allows for children to have space to explore, play, do chores, focus on habit training, develop skills and interests, and have time to do life together with their siblings and parents. Periodically, parent training will be offered to equip parents in living out the model Charlotte Mason presents.
Preparing for Ingleside Tutorial
Parents are responsible for registering their homeschooling status with their respective states.
Please see hslda.org for more information regarding your state’s requirements. Many families choose to register with church-related umbrella schools of which there are a few options.
Ingleside’s Response to COVID-19
We at Ingleside want to balance the very real concern of illness with the very real need for a safe, peaceful environment where learning thrives.
We are taking sensible measures to mount a competent response to COVID-19 to promote safety without creating a fearful environment.
What does the CDC recommend for schools?
Because of our unique structure, Ingleside is well positioned to follow aspects of the CDC’s official protocol for schools:
Cohorting (encourage groups be formed of same kids with same staff)
Staggered arrival and dropoff times
Avoiding use of shared objects (books, writing implements, art supplies)
Increase circulation of outside air
Seating all students along same side of the table facing the tutor, not facing one another
Disinfecting high touch surfaces daily
Rigorous handwashing (20 seconds)
What else is Ingleside doing about COVID-19?
Protecting ourselves against illness is an individual responsibility. We as families are the first line of defense: instilling healthy hygiene habits happens at home. While your child is at Ingleside, we are committed to reinforcing these habits. Here’s how we’ll work to minimize risk:
Have lessons outdoors whenever possible
Clean and sanitize school areas each day:
Hard backed chairs
Have school areas supplied with tissues, touch-free trash cans, and hand sanitizer.
Train and encourage personal responsibility for covering coughs and hand washing (classes will sanitize their hands before and after field time and meals.)
Train staff on protocols, so students hear one clear message from all staff.
Create a roster of trained backup staff in the event a staff person must stay home.
Wearing a mask is a personal matter. If your student is more comfortable or you as a parent are more comfortable having your student wear a mask at Ingleside, we fully support your decision.
Please note Ingleside will not take responsibility for making sure your student keeps on her/his mask. We will, however, take opportunities to encourage students to obey their parents/honor their authority including the wearing of masks, social distancing, etc. Likewise, we will encourage students to honor and respect others’ various opinions and responses to what’s happening in the world around us.
What can we do at home?
Train your child in proper handwashing and to properly cover his/her cough or sneeze with their elbow or with a tissue that is promptly thrown in the trash.
Encourage your children to be mindful of others’ personal space: remind them not to share food, drink, or toys.
Talk to your children about how they feel about the pandemic and how it is affecting them.
Follow CDC guidelines for quarantine (subject to change):
If a student has knowingly been exposed to COVID-19, we ask the student stay home for a minimum of 7 days if showing no symptoms and with a negative COVID test. Without a test, the student should quarantine for 14 days.
If a member of a student’s household tests positive for COVID-19, we ask that the student stay home for 14 days.
If a student has been ill with COVID-19, he/she may return to school:
After 10 days since onset of symptoms
Provided symptoms are improving
If fever free for 24 hours without the aid of fever reducing medication