Reopening Plan 2020-2021

Centreville Layton School is working closely with state and national authorities to provide the safest educational environment possible for our students. Below you will find an outline of our reopening plan. Enrolled students should review our Reopening Guidebook.



Centreville Layton School plans to utilize its vast 15 acre campus in order to provide spacious division and separation between our three divisions. This allows for very little crossover between students and faculty and therefore reduces the number of individuals students come into contact with each day.

Our Lower School will remain in the lower level hallway this year. Students will enter through their own designated entrance and will remain in this area of the building for the entire day.

The Middle School students will reside in the upstairs level of the main building. They will enter the building through their designated entrance and will remain in this area of the building for the reminder of the day.

Upper School students will be primarily located in the Upper School annex, which is also known as the Mansion, and will remain in this area of campus throughout the day.



At the beginning of each school day, students will have their temperatures checked prior to leaving his or her car and parents will be responsible for answering a brief verbal survey.  To ensure the safety of others, we ask that students who are demonstrating any symptoms of illness to please stay at home. Centreville Layton School will not penalize students for absences during this time.

Students should not come to school if the answer to the below questions are yes:

  • Does the student have a temperature 100 degrees F or higher?
  • Does the student have symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, severe sore throat, loss of taste or smell, or muscle aches)?

It is important to contact Regina Bryant, our school nurse, if any student is absent due to illness.


If a student becomes ill while at school, Centreville Layton School is able to provide students with a safe and comfortable place to rest while awaiting pick up, that is isolated from other students and staff members. The ill student will be able to leave the building through a designated exit right off of the isolation room minimizing further contact with others.

If the student is suspected to be infected with COVID-19, the student will be required to be tested by a health care professional and must report the results to our school nurse before being allowed to return to campus. If the student tests positive for COVID-19, CLS will continue to follow protocols set in place by the CDC and state which requires the student to quarantine until three days after symptoms subside.

CLS requires that you contact our school nurse, Regina Bryant, if a member of a student’s immediate family tests positive for COVID-19 in which case you may be required to quarantine the student(s).

In any event of a positive COVID-19 infection, CLS will work closely with the health authorities and follow any and all of their guidelines and recommendations.


To the best of their ability, CLS will require students and staff to maintain the recommended six feet of social distancing recommended by health authorities.

Face coverings will be required of students and staff while inside the buildings. Face coverings should meet the safety standards set by the CDC and should not have vents. Gaiter style masks are no longer acceptable face coverings.

When appropriate, both scheduled and sporadic age appropriate mask breaks will be given throughout the day. In the instances where masks will need to be removed (for example during lunch), students will be following strict social distancing protocol and will be 6 feet, or more, away from one another.

In preparation of students moving throughout our buildings, CLS will be limiting the flow of traffic through some of the more narrow hallways. These directions will be clearly marked for students and faculty.  When possible, students will use the outdoors as a hallway to their next class. 


As your student arrives on campus, they will be greeted at the car by a staff member who will check the student’s temperature and conduct a brief survey. Once students have been cleared to enter the building, they may do so through their designated entrances only (Lower School, Middle School, Upper School). The specific procedures can be found in the Reopening Guidebook.

The Re-Opening committee is in the process of formulating the most efficient and safest way to execute Afternoon Dismissal. More information is forthcoming.


Visitors will have limited access to our campus.  The majority of meetings will be held via video or tele conferencing.  If a visit to campus is required, the visitor will follow the same procedures and protocols in place for our staff and students. 


The congregation around lockers will be controlled and limited to help maintain social distancing.  Further use of the lockers and cubbies is being reviewed. More information to follow.

In order to maintain the proper space required for social distancing, some classrooms will be reconfigured, and in some cases relocated. CLS will maintain its vision by providing small class sizes for our students.

CLS plans to utilize the sprawling campus and use a variety of outdoor classroom spaces when both developmentally appropriate and possible to do so.

Details regarding schedules are being developed and will be communicated soon.


Students will be asked to practice healthy hand washing techniques throughout the school day. They will be asked to wash their hands once entering a new room and encouraged to use hand sanitizer when the option of hand washing is unavailable. Signage will be provided in bathrooms and by all classroom sinks depicting proper hand washing techniques.

During the school day, high traffic areas will be sanitized multiple times a day. CLS will be using a variety of sanitizing tools and equipment approved by the CDC and EPA regularly. Older students will be encouraged to wipe down their work areas when arriving and leaving class.

The building will also undergo a deep cleaning overnight.

Water coolers will no longer be accessible to students. Students are encouraged to bring their own water each day.

The Centreville Layton School Reopening Committee continues to work to develop plans and procedures for a safe reopening. You can access the current Reopening Guidebook here. 

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Our son learned the valuable skills of teamwork, patience and perseverance during his time at Centreville Layton as well as the academic strategies to move forward into a typical high school setting. Centreville Layton strikes a great balance of family-like warmth and discipline in a beautiful country setting.

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This past year has been completely transformational for our daughter and her positive strides have been noticeable both at home and at school. She is growing into the best version of herself and her teachers at CLS have played a significant role in her progress.

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This year, I’ve learned to understand that acceptance is greatly appreciated but difficult to find. Compared to where I came from, CLS houses some of the most accepting people that I’ve ever met. I am thankful for every little act of kindness shown towards me or even towards another student. They have not gone unnoticed.


We’re prepared for this because we’ve learned how to work hard, solve problems, be independent, happy, responsible and kind to all.


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