General FAQs

How long does my child need to be quarantined?

  • Students who test positive for Covid must quarantine for ten days. They do not need to have a negative PCR test if they fulfill the quarantine period. Students may return sooner than this if they present a negative PCR test. It would be highly unlikely, however, to receive a negative PCR test until 6 or 7 days after the initial positive test.
  • Students who have had close contact with someone who is not a family member who tested positive for Covid have two scenarios. 
    1. If they are vaccinated, they may come to school the next day.
    2. If they are unvaccinated, they should stay home for five days and then get a PCR test. They may return to school with a negative PCR test.
  • Students who have had close contact with a family member they live with who has tested positive for Covid have three scenarios.
    1. If they are vaccinated, they should stay home for 3 days and may return to school if they are symptom-free. They will still need to get a PCR test on day 5 and send the result to us.
    2. If they are unvaccinated and if the family member with Covid is isolated in the home, the person who has been exposed may return to school after 5 days with a negative PCR test.
    3. If they are unvaccinated and the family member is not able to isolate in the home, the person who has been exposed must quarantine for 10 days. This person may return after 8 days with a negative PCR test.

How will my son/daughter make up for the schoolwork they have missed when quarantining? Will there be live streaming?

High School and Middle School
We are not able to offer live streaming of classes. Teachers will post assignments and lessons, and we are in the process of setting up formal office hours for students who are at home to be able to contact their teachers with questions or issues. Our goal is to get students back to class as quickly as possible.

Early Childhood and Elementary School
We are not able to offer live streaming classes. Teachers will continue to post assignments on Seesaw. Parents and students may contact classroom teachers with questions or issues. Teachers will work with individual students to catch them up as soon as they return to school.

When will the school consider closing sections or closing school? In such a case, will learning be synchronous or asynchronous?

If we have four confirmed cases of Covid in a particular class or section, we will consider shutting down that classroom for ten days. We are more likely to shut down classes or sections of very young students who are less good about wearing masks and being socially distant. We will shut down sections of older students if there are a few more cases.

If sections are shut down, teachers of those sections will switch to asynchronous, recorded lessons in Early Childhood and Elementary School and live-streaming synchronous learning in the Middle and High School.

Because of the challenges of remote learning, our primary goal is to keep the school open. If, however, the number of cases is spreading rapidly within our own community, we may have to close the school and switch to remote learning for what we hope would be no more than 2 or 3 weeks. This will only happen if we feel that we can no longer control the spread of Covid.

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