Grace Brethren School COVID policy 2021/2022

In keeping with our desire to provide a safe school environment, particularly in light of the community spread of the novel COVID-19 virus, Grace Brethren is utilizing the following protocols for the 2021/2021 school year which are consistent with the CDPH and VCPH guidelines. 

  • Before dropping your student off at school, each parent should give their student a brief health screening. If a student is feeling ill or has run a fever over 99.5 in the previous 24 hours they should remain at home until their symptoms subside and are fever free for 24 hours. 
  • While at school, students will be reminded and encouraged to wash their hands frequently. 
  • All classrooms and commonly used surfaces will be cleaned and/or disinfected regularly.
  • If a student is on campus and begins showing symptoms of COVID-19 they will need to be picked up as soon as possible. Until they are able to be picked up, they will remain in the Front Office. 
  • If a student tests positive for COVID-19 they will need to quarantine at home for ten days. The student may return to school after 10 days if their symptoms are easing and they are fever free for 24 hours. If the student is asymptomatic, they may return after 10 days from the positive test. 
    • If a student tests positive for COVID-19 contact school administration as soon as possible. 
      • High School: Mr. Barshaw
      • Elementary: Mr. Cooper
      • Preschool: Mrs. Chandler
    • The school will contact trace to determine who is considered close contact (less than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) in an indoor setting with the confirmed positive case in the previous 48 hours from the onset of symptoms or the positive test if asymptomatic. 
    • Students with a positive COVID-19 test will have access to the classroom through Google Classroom and FACTS and are encouraged to keep up with their studies as much as possible if healthy. 
  • If a student is in close contact with a confirmed positive case (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) in an indoor setting, they will need to quarantine according to the below scenario that best fits. 
    • Close contact with a confirmed case while fully vaccinated. 
      • The student may remain on campus as long as they are asymptomatic. 
      • The student should contact their local health provider if they develop symptoms within 14 days of the close contact. 
    • Close contact with a confirmed case while both individuals are wearing a face covering. 
      • The student may remain at school but must be tested twice a week for 10 days. 
      • The student should contact their local health provider if they develop symptoms within 14 days of the close contact. 
    • Close contact with a confirmed positive case while not wearing a face covering. 
      • The student must quarantine at home for 10 days. 
      • The student should contact their local health provider if they develop symptoms within 14 days of the close contact.
  • If it is determined that your student was close contact while on campus, the school will contact the parents as soon as possible
    • In conjunction with parents it will be determined which close contact scenario fits the situation. 
    • If close contact cannot be definitively determined, but is a possibility, the school will contact the family out of an abundance of caution. Parents will be given the option to determine if they want to consider their student close contact.