Welcome back to another exciting year of learning! Please review this Perelman Ready plan that will be updated throughout the year to reflect recommendations of the CDC, state and local agencies and guidance from our Perelman Medical Advisory Committee (MAC).
Our tradition teaches, "Kol Yisrael arevim zeh bazeh, the entire community is responsible for one another." As always, it is important to remember that our behavior affects the entire school community; individual decisions impact communal safety.
The key to COVID management right now is symptom monitoring. Daily medical screening through ParentLocker is no longer required, but families should remain vigilant and check their child for the following symptoms daily.
If a child is symptom free they can come to school with no restrictions. Masks are optional.
If a child exhibits one or more severe symptoms (noted above):
If a child exhibits two or more mild symptoms (without a known exposure):
If a child was exposed to COVID-19 inside their home:
If your child had a high-risk exposure to COVID-19 outside of the home (High-risk exposure is 10 or more minutes unmasked, indoors, with a known positive case of Covid-19):
If your child had COVID-19 in the last 90 days they will not be required to test if exhibiting mild symptoms.
If a child tests positive for COVID (Isolation Guidelines):
The child must stay home for 5 days after their first positive test. Day 0 is the day of the first positive test.
Students can return to school on day 6 if they have been fever free for at least 24 hours without fever reducing medication. Masks are required on days 6-10. (Reminder: face masks must cover the nose and mouth securely and stay in place with normal movement. Masks should be secured to the head with ties, straps or with loops over the ears. They should fit snugly and comfortably against the face.)
On days 6-10 those students will eat lunch outside with a small group of classmates if the weather allows. In the case of inclement weather, the student will eat someplace other than the cafeteria (the teachers/principal will determine and talk with the student).
If a child exhibits two or more mild symptoms of Covid-19 during the school day they will be asked to wear a mask for the remainder of the day. A negative test will be required at home to return to school the next day.
Vaccines have been proven to reduce the risk of severe illness due to Covid-19. We highly recommend that you vaccinate your children against this virus in order to best protect them against illness. Vaccines are now available for all individuals ages 6 months and older.
Families will be notified by grade level email in the event of a known positive case within the grade. Symptom monitoring and/or testing may be required. All mitigation protocol will be indicated in the detailed email to families.
Remote learning is not being offered during the 2022-23 school year. If a child is home due to a positive case of Covid-19 or any other illness that prevents them from coming to school, teachers will be in touch and will send home asynchronous work in the event of a prolonged absence.
All visitors, parents and volunteers permitted in our school buildings will be required to comply with school procedures and mitigation protocol. A visitor medical survey will no longer be required, but visitors who either have had risk exposures to COVID-19 or visitors who are exhibiting 2 or more mild symptoms will be required to wear a mask and be asked to take a Covid-19 rapid antigen test.