• Health and Safety

    The health and safety of our students, staff and families is our top priority and we are using federal, state and local experts to guide our planning.

    As you know, the state is requiring all students, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks in schools through Feb. 15, 2022 and based on state mandates we will not be able to offer remote-learning this year except for cases that include situations involving quarantine.

    Other highlights include:

    • The state has mandated that all teachers and staff must be fully vaccinated (or at least received the first dose) or test weekly for COVID-19 starting September 27, 2021. Exemptions from this requirement may occur because a physician, physician’s assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse determined and documented that the administration of COVID-19 vaccine is likely to be detrimental to the covered worker’s health, or the covered worker objects to vaccination on the basis of a sincerely held religious or spiritual belief, and the covered worker is able to perform their essential job functions with a reasonable accommodation that is not an undue burden on the school
    • Students (not teachers or other individuals) within a classroom setting are not considered close contacts unless they are within 3 feet of a known COVID-19 case for 15 minutes or more (cumulative over a 24- hour period), provided  both parties were wearing a well-fitting mask consistently and correctly during the entire duration of their contact and the student who is considered to be a close contact remains asymptomatic
    • This exemption only applies to classrooms
    • Plans are subject to change based on factors that include federal and state mandates or recommendations from local health professionals.
    • Regarding quarantines: A screen and stay option will allow students and staff who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated to remain in school after close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, provided. Read more here.

    We will continue to share news using email, phone calls, social media, etc. but encourage you to visit our Health and Safety page for more information and/or if you have questions.