Learning Platform: All staff and students will be completely in person, five days a week. There will be no virtual option this school year.
Ventilation: Each room in the school will be equipped with a Coway air filtration unit, "capturing 99.999%* of fine airborne particles and contaminants down to 0.01 microns, smaller than most bacteria and viruses."
Vaccination: The entire NCCL School staff is fully vaccinated and boosted. We strongly encourage all members of our community to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC has now recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older to be vaccinated and boosted.
Hand Washing: Students will have hand washing breaks built into their schedules and will also have hand sanitizer available to them at all times.
Cleaning: Our contracted professional cleaning company will thoroughly clean our learning spaces and high-touch surfaces daily.
COVID-19 Positive Cases: If a student tests positive for COVID-19, families should notify the school so that the associated Group Teachers can provide meaningful learning opportunities to be completed at home. Students must quarantine at home for 5 days. The day that symptoms began or day of first positive test (whichever is sooner) is considered day 0. Students may return to school if they are fever-free for 24 hrs without medication and must wear a mask for five additional days.
Exposure: If you have had a household exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual then you should:
● Monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 10 days.
● Wear a properly fitted mask for 10 days.
● Test for COVID-19 initially, at symptom onset, and 5 days from the exposure.
There is no quarantine or isolation needed if the exposed individual does not have symptoms or a positive test result.
Masking: Wearing a mask is optional for students and staff. Masks are highly recommended to be worn if you are immunocompromised or at high risk for getting severely sick with flu or COVID-19.
Masks need to be worn if an individual:
Has been found to be positive for COVID-19 while at school, before being sent home.
Has had household exposure to a positive case of COVID.
General Illness: If a staff member or student is feeling ill, stay home and test for COVID. As a reminder, to return to school from an illness other than COVID, children need to be free from fever, diarrhea, and vomiting for 24 hours without medication.