Campus Safety & Wellbeing
Various measures are being put into place to help secure the safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty, and the broader School community.
Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette will be emphasized and reinforced with all students, faculty, and staff who are on campus, according to CDC guidelines. Signs are posted as reminders, and hand hygiene stations are located throughout campus. Additionally, regular cleaning and sanitization protocols have been established for all classrooms, bathrooms, offices, and general spaces.
- As a community that values individual rights and concerns, we ask that all students, faculty, staff, and parents respect one other and demonstrate care and compassion.
- Currently, St. Johns requires all students and faculty to wear protective face coverings. Students and faculty should bring a cloth face mask to School each day and wear it according to CDC Guidelines.
- Across campus, various policies and procedures are in place to assist with social distancing. Icons have been painted on sidewalks, hallways and stairwells are designated one-way, and desks are placed 6' apart. Benches and picnic tables are also designated for how many people may sit at them and where.
- Here are some tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to properly wear a face mask, and here is guidance on washing cloth masks.
- All classroom teachers have been asked to apply current social distancing guidelines in regards to classroom seating and student interaction.
- Faculty and staff who are in regular contact with large number of students will be required to wear masks (e.g., food service personnel, security, library staff, college counselors, and some School offices).
How will the School screen for COVID-19 symptoms?
- The School day will begin with a health check, conducted at home prior to arrival at School. The health check will include taking temperature and checking for symptoms of COVID-19. As responsible members of the School community, we ask parents to complete the Daily Health Check via the Magnus Mobile app (available in the Apple Store or Google Play store) each day prior to each child’s arrival at school. All faculty and staff will also be required to complete the Daily Health Check.
- Once students are on campus, faculty and staff will continue to monitor and reinforce health protocols including but not limited to random temperature checks, daily review of screening reports, and inspection of daily cleaning protocols.
- Individuals identified as not completing the Daily Health Check will be sent to the School Clinic for screening. Parents will be contacted regarding failure to comply and the risk it brings to our School community.
Anyone who displays symptoms and/or has a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be sent to the School Clinic for evaluation and next step care.
Anyone required to leave campus will be asked to see their physician for further recommendation and return to school protocol.
What about visitors and campus sanitizing?
- All visitors will be screened at Reception following the safety protocols.
- The School has purchased an electrostatic sprayer and classrooms and facilities are sanitized on a regular schedule.
- Per CDC recommendations, the School Clinic has been relocated and expanded. It now provides a separate sick/isolation room and an exterior exit.
What if someone in the School community tests positive for COVID-19?
- In the event that someone in our community tests positive for COVID-19, they will be asked to report immediately to the School Clinic and then will be required to quarantine according to the current CDC guidelines.
- In order to expedite the identification of individuals who may have come into contact with a person who tests positive for COVID-19, the size of large groups and gatherings in enclosed spaces will be minimized.
- Quarantine and return to school protocols for individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and for those with whom they’ve come in contact will be continually evaluated based on CDC guidelines.