Our activity in the 2021-22 school year is taking place in the midst of a different set of circumstances than we have ever encountered in our school’s history. Consequently, it is wise for us to operate within certain parameters to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. In order to operate safely, we will continue to emphasize the following: monitoring, personal hygiene, cleaning & disinfecting, prevention behaviors, and response measures:
- Administration and staff will regularly and diligently monitor students and one another looking for symptoms of sickness including but not limited to cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell. In the event that these symptoms are observed, students or staff will be sent home.
- Staff or students that present a temperature exceeding 100.4 degrees will be required to go home.
- We request that if your child has any medical conditions that would increase risk of illness infection that you would notify the administration to prepare a plan in conjunction with your child’s pediatrician that would manage and minimize risk.
- Students and staff will diligently and regularly wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or apply hand sanitizer at least 3 times daily and upon every use of tissues.
- Students and staff should avoid touching their faces.
- Students and staff will be trained and expected to cover their mouths in their elbow when coughing or sneezing.
Students, staff, and administration will engage in regular routines of cleaning and disinfection throughout the day.
- If a test for an infectious disease is administered to a student or household member, administration should be notified.
- If a staff or student tests positive for an infectious disease, the administration will employ a response that is informed by CDC suggested guidelines for that specific illness.
Coming or Returning to School
It is important to understand the state of health of your student and to exercise wisdom in determining when and if your student should come or return to school. Students should not come to school with symptoms of illness including but not limited to: fever, body aches, cough, vomiting, loss of taste and smell, and sore throat.
- Do not come to school with symptoms. The COVID-19 symptoms that most commonly present are fever, body aches, and cough. Other potential symptoms are loss of taste or smell.
- Do not come to school if you have had close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) in the last 5 days with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, or if a health care provider has advised you to quarantine.
- A person can return to school when a family member can ensure that they can answer YES to ALL three of these questions:
- Has it been at least 5 days since the person first had symptoms?
- Has it been at least 72 hours since the person had a fever (without using fever reducing medicine)?
- Has it been at least 3 days since the person’s symptoms have improved, including cough and shortness of breath? If a person has had a negative COVID-19 test, they can return to school once there is no fever without the use of fever-reducing medicines and they have felt well for 48 hours.
- If a person has been determined to have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, they should remain out of school for 5 days from the last known contact.
For the 2021-22 school year, face coverings will be allowed for all persons and encouraged for non-vaccinated persons, but not required for students, faculty, staff, or visitors.
Parents will be required to use carline for daily drop off and pick up.
The virtual platform will be discontinued as a permanent ongoing program.
- Hot Lunches will return for the 2021-22 school year.
- Field trips, class feasts, and school-wide community gatherings will return for the 2021-22 school year.
- Co-curriculars will return for the 2021-22 school year.