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Stay at Home Guidelines

This document is intended to communicate important policies and procedural information regarding specific safety measures that will be followed at Oak Hall School as the 2021-2022 school year begins. Guidelines included in this document supersede any policies and procedures included in annual divisional handbooks. The procedures detailed in this plan are a working document and will be consistently reviewed and revised as new information becomes available. All faculty, staff, students, and families are expected to follow each policy and procedure as detailed to best prioritize the well-being of each person in our Oak Hall Community (Updated 01/20/22).

Medical Assumptions

Divisional procedures described within this document are based on the following medical assumptions:

  • Family attestation of illness exposure and symptoms and screening procedures help prevent illness transmission.
  • Extensive medical and scientific data supports that face coverings help prevent the spread of illness and should be used inside buildings and outside when physical distancing is not feasible.
  • Face coverings are optional and are supported by personal choice.
  • Physical distancing is encouraged to be maintained to every extent possible throughout the school day.
  • Outdoor spaces will be utilized whenever practical.
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene are critical.
  • Hand sanitation dispensers and sinks are located throughout all campus buildings.

By following these essential protective measures, our goal is to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Specific information detailing ways these assumptions inform divisional procedures are outlined below.

Attestation

We are all in this together and ask that you continue to partner with us and help protect our community by conducting a health screening on your child(ren) each morning prior to the arrival to school. By sending your child(ren) to school, you are attesting that your child(ren) is/are illness/symptom free and that you have answered 'no' to the screening questions below:

1.     Has your child had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case?

2.     Has your child tested positive for COVID-19?

3.     Has your child had a fever in the last 72 hours (over 100 degrees without fever reducing medicine)? Has your child had any ill symptoms in the last 72 hours that are unrelated to a preexisting medical diagnosis (i.e., asthma, allergies, anxiety-induced stomach pain). including, but not limited to cough, fever, difficulty breathing, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, loss of taste and/or smell, chills, excessive fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, and abdominal pain?

If you answered 'yes' to question number 1, please contact the Director of Operations for appropriate guidance as a precautionary quarantine may be required.  If you answered yes for questions 2 and 3, please complete appropriate Absence Form by 9:00 a.m. on the date of your child's absence.

Lower School Absence Form

Middle School Absence Form

Upper School Absence Form

Health & Safety/Stay at Home Guidelines 

Employees and students must stay home under the following conditions:

  • If they have tested positive for or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

o   Please immediately notify the Director of Operations for next steps.

  • If they have had contact with a confirmed COVID- I9 case.

o   Please immediately notify the Director of Operations for next steps (in this case a precautionary quarantine may not be required).

  • If they have had a fever in the last 72 hours (over I00°).

o   May return to school after 24 hours resolution of fever AND note from a healthcare provider stating the individual has an alternate diagnosis and the provider finds it appropriate for the patient to campus. Please note, healthcare provider cannot be parent of patient.

If they have had any ill symptoms in the last 72 hours; including, but not limited to: cough, fever, difficulty breathing, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, loss of taste and/or smell, chills, excessive fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain.

If any of the aforementioned symptoms are related to a preexisting medical condition, please provide a note from a healthcare provider stating the individual has an alternate diagnosis and the provider finds it appropriate for the patient to campus. Please note, healthcare provider cannot be parent of patient.

Oak Hall School will implement policies that will allow employees and students to stay home for the aforementioned conditions without fear of reprisal.

Oak Hall School encourages families' support of our existing health and sickness policies which will be strictly enforced. Please see the student handbook for details.

Questions or Concerns?

Mr. Malloy is the designated COVID-19 point of contact for any person with concerns related to COVID-19 or the school's re-entry plan. He can be contacted by email or phone (352-332-3609 x400).