Campus Life: Healthy at School
Welcome to the HEALTHY AT SCHOOL resource page. This page presents you with our most up-to-date plans for the 2021-2022 school year. Please understand that plans can change and we will stay current through this so you can always stay up to date on our Healthy at School action plans. Please bookmark this page and revisit it periodically for the most up-to-date information.
The purpose of this page is to share our action plans and also what we need for action items from our families. The health, well-being and safety of our Chance family of students, faculty, staff, and parents remain our highest priority.
On-Campus Learning Protocols:
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COVID Illness and Contract Tracing: Symptom or Quarantine Instructions
Quarantine Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals
Fully vaccinated individuals (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine) do not need to quarantine after exposure to a COVID-19–positive individual. They should monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after their exposure, be tested for COVID-19 3-5 days after their exposure, and wear a mask when in public places indoors for 14 days after their exposure or until receipt of a negative COVID test.
If they develop symptoms within 14 days of exposure or have a breakthrough case, they should begin a new 10-day isolation starting the day the symptoms first developed and visit a doctor to get evaluated and/or tested. If symptoms develop, email@example.com should be informed as soon as possible.
The above exception only applies to fully vaccinated individuals. Students and non-fully vaccinated household members who are exposed or travel to states on the self-quarantine list must follow the quarantine guidelines.
Regardless of vaccination status, inform firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily Health Checks
Social Distancing/Cohorting Approach
Student Cohorting Matrix
COVID-19 Testing Program
The K-12 School COVID-19 Testing Program is a voluntary program offered by the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for Kentucky K-12 schools to assist in reopening safely for in-person instruction. Virginia Chance School, with the consultation of our Health and Safety Committee, has decided to participate in this program for the foreseeable future.Unvaccinated staff members will participate in weekly COVID-19 testing. Vaccinated staff members, as well as K-5 students, may participate in testing at their discretion. We are waiting to learn whether or not preschool-age students may also be eligible, at this time, however, preschool students are ineligible to participate in the program. To connect with our designated lab please email email@example.com.
COVID Testing Forms
Hand Washing and Facility Cleaning
HVAC Upgrades & Enhancements
Travel Self-Quarantine Policy Update
As of September 16, 2021, we have changed the travel quarantine policy from a requirement to a recommendation. The health and safety of your children and the community is our number one goal. Over the last 18 months, this particular restriction served us well, but now it has been deemed less effective. We are continuously reviewing our health and safety policies and will make changes as needed to maintain a safe/manageable process.
Specifically, this change means that if your family plans to travel in Kentucky, to another state, or internationally, we recommend the following:
- Avoid large gatherings
- Wear a mask
- Maintain physical distancing
- Maintain best safety practices that you would follow if at home
- Participate in weekly onsite testing before and after travel
If you are following these recommendations, then you may choose to return to school after your travels. If you are not following these recommendations, then we would recommend a 10-day quarantine for any unvaccinated family members.