How Is Corbett Prep Keeping Our Community Safe?
Expectations & Procedures:
- We have a full-time registered pediatric nurse (RN) on staff to assist with any health needs that may arise. You may email her at email@example.com with any questions regarding expectations and procedures. All members of our community are asked to stay home if sick and communicate openly and honestly with our school nurse.
- If a student exhibits COVID-19 symptoms while on campus, the individual will be taken to the nurse’s station. We will contact the parent, and the student will be sent home immediately. If a student presents with a fever, they will only be permitted to return to campus after being cleared by our school nurse.
- Before returning to campus, all students must complete all required health forms.
- All student immunization records must meet requirements as mandated by Florida Statutes Section 1003.22.
Arrival & Dismissal:
- We will have multiple arrival and dismissal stations. Look for your child’s arrival/dismissal locations to be emailed by your teachers.
- We ask all parents to stay in your cars during arrival and dismissal.
- If a parent needs to come on campus during the school day, please follow our visitor procedures by checking in at the main office.
- Corbett Prep has added personnel to our cleaning and facilities team. Our classrooms, buses, equipment, gyms, and playgrounds will be sanitized throughout the day.
- Teachers will continue to utilize the multiple locations across our spacious outdoor campus to compliment indoor teaching.
- Handwashing stations and sanitizer dispensers are located throughout campus. Brightly colored signage and teacher direction promotes the use of these stations.
- Lunch/Snack times: Students will consume all food/drinks outdoors with sufficient spacing. (Weather permitting)
- Students will be free of sharing food or drinks.
Questions & Answers On This Page May Be Updated As Circumstances Change And Evolve
Q. Will remote learning be available for students?
Corbett Prep will return to full-time, on-campus instruction for all students for the 2021-2022 school year. Please note, administration will determine if a limited-time remote option is needed during any necessary small/large group or class quarantine. A modified absentee learning plan will be offered and shared by classroom teachers.
Q. Can I share my vaccination status or my child’s vaccination status?
No. At this time we will only ask vaccination status as necessary to assist with proper contact tracing and to determine the length of quarantine.
Q. How long must someone quarantine?
- Any person who has tested positive for COVID-19 will need to quarantine for 10 days from onset of symptoms.
- People who are fully vaccinated are not required to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19. Proof of vaccination record must be provided to the school nurse.
- People who were previously diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last three months are not required to quarantine if exposed.
Possible scenarios for close contacts:
- Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing, provided no symptoms have appeared during daily monitoring. Returning students will need to gain clearance from our school nurse.
- Quarantine can end after Day 7 with official proof submitted to the school nurse of a negative test performed on or after Day 5/6, provided no symptoms have appeared during daily monitoring. Returning students will need to gain clearance from our school nurse.
- Quarantine timeline will be determined by the school nurse. Continued monitoring of symptoms must continue through Day 14.
Q. What happens if someone on campus tests positive for COVID-19?
As soon as the school is notified of a positive test result, all potential exposures are identified using our contact-tracing procedures. This includes reviewing class rosters, seating charts, attendance records, and information gathered from teachers and the infected person. All persons identified as a close contact (determined through proximity, location, mask usage, and length of time exposed) will be notified and need to quarantine.
To maintain transparency and communication with our parents so they can make the best decisions for their families, persons who may have been in the same room with the COVID-19 infected person, but who are not deemed a close contact, will also be informed through email of a positive case.
Q. What protocols have been put in place to keep the school buses safe for students and drivers?
- As of 8/9/21 - face masks are required for all students and staff while riding the school bus.
- Children should stay home if sick.
- Sanitizer dispensers are available on all buses.
- Weather permitting, windows will be kept open.
- Buses will be cleaned and sanitized between routes.
Q. Will Corbett Prep allow for field trips and large overnight trips in 2021-2022?
Yes. We are excited to welcome back our trips and off-campus learning opportunities. All off-campus trips will follow the recommended safety guidelines for each specific experience.
Q. How do we let our teachers know that we would like them to remind our children to also wear a mask outdoors.
Teachers will be sending parents an email requesting your preference as to whether you would like your child to be reminded to wear a mask outdoors.
Q. Can we walk our children in for the first day?
Yes! We understand how special this moment in time is. A parent who chooses to walk their child onto campus will be asked to drop their child off at the classroom exterior door.
Q. How many masks and what types should my child have?
At a minimum, each child should have one clean mask to wear and one clean backup mask. Many families choose to pack additional masks for children to change during the day.
- Disposable surgical-style or KN95 masks
- Cloth masks (should be washed daily)
- All school masks need to be free of words and be school appropriate.
- Non-examples of school-appropriate masks for students, faculty, and guests are masks with words or controversial images and gaiter-style masks.