These are some of the most common questions we get in regards to our Covid-19 Protocol

Students and faculty’s safety and welfare is of upmost importance to me.  Due to the increased concerns and worries with COVID-19, I thought I would help answer many questions. I have put together a list of questions and answers.

What agency or department is guiding your decisions or influencing your judgement?  I will be following the direction and advice of various health care agencies, Center for Disease Control, South Carolina Department of Health, American Association for Pediatrics and many other resources for the latest updates.  There are many resources for parents as well.  As always, if you have questions or concerns, please reach out to me.

Do our students need to wear masks?  Do teachers wear masks?  Masks are not required and are optional.

How do you determine if my student needs to quarantine?  Based on SCDHEC, anyone that tests positive with COVID-19 will need to quarantine and seek medical treatment at the advice of their primary care physician.  Anyone who is considered a close contact or exposed will need to quarantine for the prescribed amount of time, which may vary throughout the year.  A student can have a COVID test 3-5 days after exposure and may return to school with a negative test after that window of time. Please understand confidentiality is very important to me as well. I want to maintain confidentiality when it comes to parents and their choices with health care of procedures.  Therefore, I will not share names of those who are impacted.

How does my student stay on top of their work if they are mandated to quarantine?  Just like any absences, a student can ask the teacher to create a zoom link.  When a class is set up to zoom, the class session is recorded.  The student can actively participate live through the zoom link or watch the zoom at a later time.  All work must be made up and coordinated with the teacher.

What if my student had COVID and they are a close contact?  Individuals who have tested positive for COVID -19 in the previous 90 days who were in close contact with someone who has COVID -19 do not need to quarantine as long as they are symptom free.

Keep in mind we encourage students to practice safe and constant hygiene by washing hands, disinfect commonly used spaces and avoid sharing of drinks, food, etc.  We have also used the latest technological innovations in maintaining a hospital grade environmental protection with spraying and cleaning surfaces with Viro Protect.  If your student does not feel well, please refrain from sending them to school.  I appreciate your support as we navigate these difficult times.