Spring 2022

Our 2021-2022 school year is moving along. Our community is doing a wonderful job of caring for each other.

As we know, COVID-19 is definitely not behind us just yet, and the remainder of the school year may present some challenges. Thankfully, our community is dedicated to following the below practices and procedures. Together, we will make it through this spring learning in school, healthy, and thriving. 

 

Current COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies and Protocols

Universal masking in the building (except when eating)

Outdoor Eating 
This will be the default unless forced inside by inclement weather.

Indoor eating protocols:

  • Well-ventilated 
  • Added air purification
  • Assigned seating
    • Less unmasked exposure
    • Smaller potential quarantine groupings

Social distancing (whenever/wherever possible)

Weekly testing 

  • Free to ALL families
  • Goal is 100% participation

Ventilation 

  • Increased/enhanced HVAC operations
  • Windows and doors open as much as possible

Podding
Lower School

K pod, 1/2 pod, and 3/4 pod will not mix indoors with the exception of meeting for worship.

  • Note: Lower school meeting for worship is held in our gym. All people attending are masked and pods are socially distanced.

Middle School

5/6 pod and 7/8 pod will not mix with the exception of Advisory and meeting for worship.

  • Note: Middle school meeting for worship is held in our gym. All people attending are masked and pods are socially distanced.

All School

Buddies will meet outdoors.

Extended Day will continue as is with heightened COVID tracking in those daily cohorts.

Bathrooms Separations

Designated bathrooms for each classroom and grade group

Enhanced Cleaning

Staff Testing and Vaccination

  • Staff will also be testing weekly
  • 100% of our eligible staff are vaccinated

Building Access

Families are allowed to enter the school, but must wear a mask while in the building.

Procedural Pieces

Family Self-Screening

Families will self-screen students each morning checking for COVID-19 symptoms.

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

When a student has symptoms they should stay home from school and the family should:

The school is here if you need help interpreting, or talking through the isolation guide

As recommendations evolve, we may adapt procedures as needed.

With the above protocols in place we are hopeful we can reduce COVID-19’s educational impact from disruption to inconvenience. We appreciate our community’s diligence and collective effort in keeping each other safe. 


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