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K-8 SAFE OPERATING PLAN 2021-22

Updated September 1, 2021

Ensuring a safe learning environment for our community during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

IMPORTANT: All students and faculty are required to obtain and submit a negative COVID PCR test result from their own provider prior to their return to school. Please send your results to Joanne Costello at joanne_costello@meadschool.org by September 7th.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT our CHILD CARE safe operating plan

Updates as of September 1, 2021

The Mead School's interpretation of current health guidance and the school's related policies have one goal in mind, which is to do all that we possibly can to return our school community — as close as is possible (and safe) — to pre-pandemic normalcy. Please bear this in mind as you review what follows, and please know that we hope--and even anticipate--that all this may change at any point during the year.

ON VACCINATIONS: 

The Mead School is STRONGLY recommending, but not formally requiring, vaccinations for all age-eligible students and faculty, while following any/all legal, religious, and medical exemptions, should they apply. 

ON COHORTING:

We plan to return to normal class and Home Center routines in September with students and faculty freely moving about the building, moving away from COVID-19 mitigations to the extent regulations permit us to do so.

SEE BELOW FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

 


PLANS & PROTOCOLS FOR SAFE CAMPUS OPERATION



Our ongoing commitment to providing a safe and healthy 5-day on-campus learning environment for our students, families, and staff continues as we look forward to the 2021-22 academic year.

 


The following Health & Safety Measures will be implemented to support the safe reopening and operations of the Mead School Campus for Kindergarten-Grade 8.
Please click on the individual buttons for detailed information.

 

Class Sizes
Face Coverings
Drinking Water
Outdoor Learning
Handwashing and Sanitizing
Student Materials/Supplies
Sanitation Systems
Travel & Quarantine

We plan to return to normal class and Home Center routines in September 2021  with students and faculty freely moving about the building, moving away from COVID-19 mitigations to the extent regulations permit us to do so.

Please click on the individual buttons for detailed information regarding additional Kindergarten-Grade 8 Student Learning Plans in place should guidance provide us to shift.

 

On Campus - The ‘Restrictive Cohort’ Approach 
Distance Learning 
Please click on the individual buttons for detailed information regarding our Kindergarten-Grade 8 protocols and procedures aimed at helping ensure a safe transition back to campus.
Please click on the individual buttons for more information.

 

Morning Arrival
Afternoon Pickup
Transportation
Visiting Campus
Special Forms 
The purpose of the containment plan is to decrease the risks of spreading COVID-19 and shall include the following:
  • Coordination with the local health department to assist with contact tracing.
  • Identification of a response team within the school with specific responsibilities.
  • Consideration of what signs and symptoms exhibited by students or staff would require immediate dismissal from school; for what period of time; and conditions for readmittance.
Please click on the individual buttons for detailed information.
Isolation Rooms
Contact Tracing
Student/faculty/staff member is exposed to COVID-19 from a close contact
Student/faculty/staff member presents with symptoms
Student/faculty/staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19


 


 

Questions or Concerns?

We are here to help. Everyone's situation is different and we understand that you may have very specific questions about how this plan affects your child. Please feel free to contact us.


Peter Herzberg, Interim Head of School: peter_herzberg@meadschool.org
Joanne Costello, Assistant Head of School for Admissions & Community Relations: joanne_costello@meadschool.org
Robyn Santagata, Assistant Head of School for Early Learning: robyn_santagata@meadschool.org