2021-2022 Return to Campus Safety Protocol
- HEALTH SCREENING
- FACE MASKS INDOORS (MUST COVER MOUTH AND NOSE)
- HAND WASHING AND SELF-CARE
- REMAIN HOME WHEN SICK
- never arrive on campus sick even if symptoms are mild.
- have had their daily health screenings completed using the Visitu app.
- wear face masks at all times while indoors.
- be conscientious of physical distancing.
- wash or sanitize hands frequently.
- follow foot traffic signage to minimize congestion on campus.
- they feel sick, and should contact their primary care physician.
- they do not pass their daily at-home screening using the Visitu app.
- they have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19.
- they test positive for COVID-19.
- ensure their student's daily screening has been completed before coming to campus.
- notify the Front Office if their student or a household member develops any COVID-19 symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19.
- retrieve their student promptly from Classroom E9 (Isolation Room) if they become ill while on campus.
- remain in the vehicle when dropping off or picking up students.
COVID-19 has a wide range of symptoms including: fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, chills, headache, recent loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. All families, faculty and staff will be required to complete a daily screening at home on our Visitu app. This assessment is designed to identify potential illness. If an individual answers “yes” to any question, they must stay home and contact their primary care physician. Screening includes whether anyone in home is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19. If screening has not been completed, an employee or student may not enter campus. Students or employees with any identified COVID-19 symptoms and/or a temperature of at least 100.4°F or higher will be isolated and sent home immediately until testing and/or medical evaluation has been conducted.
- Wash hands before putting on face mask.
- Proper face masks must include multiple layers of tightly woven, breathable fabric.
- Cover nose and mouth and secure it under chin. It should fit snuggly against side of face.
- Make sure one can breathe easily.
- Masks may not be removed in the classroom setting for any reason. Any student needing to remove their mask for any reason must first exit the classroom.
- Bandanas, scarves, gaiters, and face shields cannot be worn in place of proper masks. Face shields can be worn in addition to proper masks.
CLEANING AND DISINFECTING
DROP-OFF / PICK-UP PROCEDURES
HEALTH OFFICE PROTOCOLS
- If students, faculty, or staff become sick during the school day, they must immediately go to the Front Office. Anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will then be placed in the isolation room until they are picked up and must contact their primary care physician for guidance on how to proceed, and whether to have a COVID-19 test administered.
- Students displaying one or more COVID-19 symptoms will be required to isolate at home and notify the Front Office of their primary care provider’s plan of treatment.
- Students with a negative test result may return to school with a note from their primary care provider classifying their illness as being unrelated to COVID-19. Students must also be fever free for 24 hours without aid of fever-reducing medication.
- Students with a positive COVID-19 test result may not return to campus until at least 10 days have passed since their symptoms first appeared, their symptoms have improved, and they have been fever free for 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medication.
- Students and their parents will be notified of potential exposure to classmates or teachers who have tested positive, or are presumed positive, for COVID-19. The primary emergency contacts listed in Aeries will be notified via email and voice message.
- Students, faculty, and staff who have been in close contact with someone who is presumed COVID positive must take a COVID-19 test, whether or not they have symptoms, and inform the school of test results. Students are required to self-quarantine for 10 days after their last close contact with the person who has or is likely to have COVID-19. Students may end their quarantine after Day 10 if they did not develop any symptoms of COVID-19.
REMAIN HOME WHEN SICK
COMMUNITY WIDE COMMUNICATION PLAN / SCHOOL CLOSURE & QUARANTINE