COVID Procedures

ACADEMICS

  • If a student has a positive COVID diagnosis and is home for quarantine:
    • Lower school students will be provided asynchronous assignments in certain subjects determined by teacher and supervisor. Teachers will coordinate daily check-ins with parents. 
    • Middle school students can be remote on day 2 in certain subjects determined by teacher and supervisor.
  • If a parent chooses to withhold a student from school for any reason, only asynchronous assignments will be provided.

NOTIFICATION

  • We will not engage in contact tracing at this time. 
  • In the case of a person in a class contracting COVID, we will notify all families connected to the class and send a notification of a positive case to the division. 

MASKING

  • Masking is optional, except for those returning to school following a COVID infection. We recommend masking for students displaying COVID symptoms. 
    • If a student tests positive for COVID, they will need to stay home in isolation for 5 full days after the start of symptoms or the date of the positive test result (Day Zero). The student can return to school on Day 6 if their symptoms are improved and they have been fever-free for 24 hours. The student will be expected to wear a mask inside the school from Day 6 through Day 10.

COVID-RELATED SICK POLICY

  • Any time the student or staff member has a cough, or 2 or more of any of the other COVID symptoms that are not typical for the student or staff member (lack of taste or smell, shortness of breath, cough, fever greater than 100°F, sore throat, chills, muscle pain, fatigue, headache, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea), they are to remain home or will be sent home after a rapid antigen test until:
    • They have quarantined for 5 days OR
    • They have a negative PCR test OR
    • They are cleared by a doctor to return
  • Per CDC guidelines, it is recommended that those exposed to COVID who are unvaccinated wear a mask for 10 days after the last date of exposure.
  • After a positive diagnosis, the child may return to school on Day 6 if asymptomatic and should remain masked until 10 days total from the day of infection.

Our policies may be updated to coincide with any changes in CDC guidance.