August 28, 2021
- We continue to seek guidance from our local health officials about implementing any new mitigation strategies that best fit our school's needs while offering an exceptional school experience.
- Our campus allows us to isolate quickly and effectively, as shown by our numbers last year and limited spread in school.
- We are still implementing plans to use outdoor space and encourage social distancing and masks indoors (just not requiring it).
- We are still following through with contact tracing/quarantining where appropriate.
Therefore, the policies and procedures are as follows.
- PS-12, masks are optional for students, staff, and visitors.
- Great hygiene practices (handwashing, use of hand sanitizer, cover coughs and sneezes, etc.) will continue to be taught and expected.
- Student, faculty/staff, and even family monitoring of individual health status will be essential (as it was last year) to a successful year. If your child or someone in your close contacts is exhibiting potential COVID infection symptoms, please stay home.
- Parents and staff are expected to continue to screen themselves and their children for COVID-19 symptoms prior to coming to school/work each day.
- Quarantine procedures are as follows:
- Isolation is required for students and staff who are presumed to have COVID-19 or who have tested positive. A letter is sent to families in Lower School when there is exposure in a homeroom classroom. A separate letter is sent to both Lower and Middle School/Upper School families when close contact has been identified.
- If your child has COVID symptoms, please contact the FWC medical team. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- If a student or staff member is exposed to a COVID-positive person at school, per TEA/TPSA guidelines, those in close contact will be notified and given the option to quarantine. Vaccination status, and status of recovery from a positive result, should be considered in the quarantine protocol. Students and faculty/staff who have a positive person at home will need to quarantine for 10 days from the confirmed positive.
- All positive results are reported to the Tarrant County Health Department.
- Also, our policy requiring students who do not attend school or leave school early due to illness will be required to have a doctor's note with a diagnosis of a non-contagious disease, a negative COVID test, and be fever-free for a minimum of 24 hours.
- Vaccinations have shown to be the most effective measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19. If you are interested in obtaining a vaccine for yourself or your child, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has current information on where to get a free vaccine, as well as current guidelines. Visit the DSHS site at https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus, scroll down the right side of the page, choose Vaccine Information, and select Find Vaccine. Several options will appear in the drop-down list there. You can then click on Retail Pharmacy and scroll down to Texas for a list of sites/pharmacies that provide the vaccine.