School Year 21

Your Responsibilities while in the building

We have put safety procedures in place to keep our students and staff healthy.

Masks: Face coverings are strongly recommended to be worn when indoors. Masks will be made available at the school for all those who need/want them.

      • Students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask when:

      • Returning to school on the sixth day after testing positive for COVID-19, through day 10 after symptom onset or date of positive test, whichever is earlier.

      • Entering the school medical room, nurse’s office, or school-based health center.

      • Exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 at school.

      • Students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, are strongly recommended to wear a mask:

      • When they were exposed to someone with COVID-19, whether the exposure occurred in school or outside of school. The person should wear a mask for 10 days after their last day of exposure and get tested at least 24 hours apart on day 4 and day 5 of their exposure.

      • When they are moderately-to-severely immunocompromised, and masking is recommended by their healthcare provider.

      • In crowded indoor settings

Testing: Starting the first day of school, schools will offer home test kits to those with a potential in-school exposure and those with symptoms.

  • In addition, each staff and student will receive 4 tests per month to take home. These tests can be used by school families for testing due to symptoms, exposures, high-risk activity (such as travel and large gatherings), and can give staff and students immediate results.

  • In-school PCR surveillance testing will not be a part of the 2022-23 school year.

Ventilation - 160K+ air purifiers distributed to schools – at least two in every classroom

  • Monitoring ventilation in buildings on a daily basis and perform any required work in a timely manner.

  • HVAC upgrades in alignment with CDC guidance, including 110,000 MERV-13 filters installed.

Safety Precautions Taken by our School

Please take some time to read this important document outlining the most up-to-date COVID-19 School Health & Safety policies.

Vaccination: All staff are required to be vaccinated - students are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated.

Families are encouraged to record their student’s vaccination status in the DOE's COVID-19 Vaccination Portal

Daily Health Screener: No longer required to enter school buildings

If a student or staff member is feeling ill, they must stay home and get tested, which is an effective way of protecting the whole school community.

Isolate if COVID-19 Positive: Students and staff who test positive must isolate for 5 days and can return to school on day 6 if they have no symptoms or symptoms are improving.

  • A face mask must be worn until day 10 after symptom onset or date of positive test.

  • Every school will have a nurse on staff to whom students can report if they are feeling ill.

Safety Updates