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COVID-19 Update As of 08/09/2021

COVID Policies as of 8/9/21

Mask Policies

Corbett Prep mask requirements have been revised as follows:

  • Children and Adults Indoors: Masks are required while indoors.
  • Children and Adults Outdoors: Masks are optional while in all covered and uncovered outdoor areas.

We will continue to monitor the conditions in our immediate community and consider all prudent recommendations when changes in policy are warranted.

Quarantine Policies

Corbett Prep quarantine requirements have been revised as follows:

  • People who are fully vaccinated and exhibiting no symptoms will not be required to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19. Proof of vaccination must be provided to the school nurse.
  • Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in the two-dose series of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Non-vaccinated persons’ options:

  • Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing, provided no symptoms have appeared during daily monitoring.
  • Quarantine can end after Day 7 if the school nurse receives official documentation of a negative test performed on Day 5/6, provided no symptoms have appeared during daily monitoring.
  • Quarantine timeline and return will be determined by the school nurse. Continued monitoring of symptoms must continue through Day 14.

Vaccination Status will only be requested to determine the length of quarantine needed based on recommended guidance.

All community members (vaccinated or non-vaccinated) should remain at home and notify the school nurse if:

  • They are sick.
  • Awaiting COVID-19 test results.
  • Someone in their household is being tested for COVID-19 or showing possible symptoms.
  • They have come in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

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 nurse@corbettprep.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.

Safety:

  • 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.

Mask Options:

  • 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.

Health & Wellness Pledge: A Family Commitment

  • I pledge to do my part to keep our community in the best possible health as I return to the Corbett Prep campus.
  • I understand I have a role in the fight against COVID-19, commit to responsible actions, and will be an accountable member of both the Corbett Prep and Tampa community. I also understand the risk associated with COVID-19 and its ability to be spread through person-to-person interactions, even with safety protocols in place.

I pledge to uphold the Corbett Prep Health & Wellness Pledge every day by demonstrating personal integrity, respecting others, and supporting the Corbett Prep community by:

  • Modifying my actions and encouraging others to do the same as guidelines and recommendations change.
  • Keeping my child home if sick or exposed to COVID-19.
  • Communicating directly with the Corbett Prep school nurse if my child or anyone in the household tests positive for COVID-19.
  • Wearing clean face coverings/masks on campus when required.
  • Following and respecting COVID-19 protocol guidance while in public spaces.
  • Practicing and reinforcing proper hand-washing practices.
  • Adhering to our Visitor Policy that focuses on lowering the risk of transmission and promoting community wellbeing.
  • Completing and submitting all required Health and Immunization forms to the school and Medical and Emergency Contact forms before school starts.

By taking the pledge to keep my family in good health, I accept responsibility for myself and my family and will do my best to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

When completing your Back-to-School policies and forms in the Parent Portal, please check "Agree" to confirm that you commit to and support Corbett Prep's Health and Wellness Agreement.

Visitor Policy

We love our parents and enjoy welcoming our visitors to enjoy our campus and classrooms throughout the school day! We have, however, enhanced our community agreements and safety protocols to keep us all safe, healthy, and available to educate our students. Thank you for making all our safety a priority.

Below you will find the standards and guidelines we have put in place to assist in keeping our community healthy.

  • All adults and children are required to wear a mask indoors while on campus
  • Visits from family members and non-employees should be kept to a minimum.
  • Parents/guardians should remain in their vehicles and call the front office when a child is being dropped off late or picked up early. A staff member will greet your child at the car and walk him/her to their classroom.
  • Parents and guardians should remain in their vehicles and call the front office for any messages or item drop offs (e.g., lunches/instruments). A staff member will deliver it to the classroom. We are asking for drop offs to be kept at a minimum.
  • Adult visitors will need to check in at the front office and will be required to wear a mask.
  • Indoor events - Each event will be reviewed to determine the specific protocols needed.

When completing your Back-to-School policies and forms in the Parent Portal, please check "Agree" to confirm that you commit to and support Corbett Prep's Visitor Policy.