Safety Protocols

Safety Protocols

Classroom Cohorts

– Students stay in classroom cohorts of 12 or fewer students throughout the day with no inter-mingling between cohorts.

– Specials teachers assist during transitions, lunch time, and at other times of the day. Specials teachers will be in contact with up to two cohorts during these times.

– Specials are taught to classes who are not paired with that specials teacher (for health and safety support) outdoors or via Zoom in a hybrid manner.



– Masks are required for all students, except while eating or napping.

– Masks will be required for faculty and staff. In addition to masks, face shields will be provided to faculty and staff for daily use as needed.

– Plexiglass barriers will serve as additional shields for small group or one-on-one work.

Increased Cleaning and Disinfecting Precautions
  • Hands are washed with warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds regularly throughout the day

  • Older students and faculty/staff use hand sanitizer, at a minimum, every time they enter and leave the classroom and before and after eating.

  • High touch surfaces such as doorknobs, sink handles, and light switches are wiped down regularly throughout the day by the facilities staff.

  • Daily use materials and manipulatives will be assigned to each student. If materials are shared, they are cleaned between use.

  • Bathroom breaks are scheduled for small groups of students and cleaned between use.

  • Windows are opened when the weather permits, and air purifiers with HEPA filtration provide added layers of protection.

Screening and Self-Reporting
  • Screening and temperature checks are required of all students, faculty, and staff each morning.
  • Faculty/staff and families are obligated to self-report to the school if they or their child(ren) have symptoms of COVID-19, a positive test for COVID-19, or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
  • Students and faculty/staff should not come to school if they or anyone in their home is ill, specifically if they present with ONE new symptom from the Symptom Screening Checklist, unless they have a current doctor’s note explaining that the symptom is due to another condition (such as allergies).


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