Our Covid-19 response is guided by local health officials, CDC recommendations and our stakeholder advisors (administration, teachers, parents and students). Our decision making process is also guided by our core values (integrity, honesty, respect, tolerance, humility, gratitude, courage, compassion, and community to name a few). It is the school’s position that we do everything in our power to communicate transparently with our community and maintain and provide options for our students through this extraordinary year.
We mitigate our risks by:
-providing as much outside learning as possible
-maintaining small group classes with open windows and doors for lots of fresh air
-temperature taking of all who come onto the school campus
-frequent sanitizing of shared spaces
-regular hand washing
-providing online activities and options via Seesaw for students at home
-encouraging mask use and physical distancing in the classrooms
-requiring that students and staff stay home when not feeling 100%
-asking that families notify the school of suspected or confirmed cases in their household
-informing families if a particular classroom has had exposure and to what degree
The Day School also refers to the guidelines and recommendations from the CDC. The CDC states that you should stay home and quarantine for 14 days after your last close contact with a person who has COVID-19. Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more starting from 2 days before illness onset. If you have Covid, the CDC states that you should quarantine for a minimum of 14 days after the last of the symptoms. If you or your child have exhibited symptoms of illness (cough, runny nose, diarrhea, fever) please stay home until you have been cleared by a doctor. Please submit the doctor’s note and/or PCR test results to our office before returning to school. We appreciate your abundance of caution during these extraordinary times.
~May we be happy, may we be healthy, may we be safe, may we live with ease~