Dear Calverton Parents,
To help ensure the safety and health of our campus, daily temperature checks and health screening responses are mandatory for all students, faculty, and staff on campus. This information must be reported each morning using the COVID-19 Response Form found in each family's ParentsWeb account.
Prior to coming to school, please take your child(ren)'s temperature, check symptoms for all members of your household, and complete the COVID-19 Response Form in ParentsWeb. This is required each day for every child attending classes on campus. Please do not complete the response form on distance learning days. A second temperature check will be done upon arrival to school.
When completing the response form, you will provide your child's temperature and answer the following questions:
- Has your child had a fever above 99.5 in the last 24 hours?
- Is your child exhibiting any of these symptoms? Fever, chills, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, worsening cough, sore throat, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache or loss of taste or smell ?
- Is anyone in your household experiencing any of these symptoms? Fever, chills, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, worsening cough, sore throat, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache or loss of taste or smell ?
- Has your child been in close contact in the last 14 days with someone diagnosed with COVID-19?
If you answer yes to any of the questions on the response form, please stay home and contact your physician for further guidance.
This process will only take a few minutes to complete each morning. For ease of access and to minimize the impact on your morning routine, we recommend using the Renweb Home App on your mobile device to complete the response form. Renweb Home will provide you instance access to ParentsWeb, anytime, anywhere. The yearly subscription fee is $4.99 per family.
To learn more about Renweb Home for iOS, click here.
To learn more about Renweb Home for Androids, click here.
Downloading the mobile app is not required. The COVID-19 Response Form can also be accessed in ParentsWeb on your home computer.
Follow these steps to access and complete your daily COVID-19 response form:
In ParentsWeb, in the "School" section,
- Select "Web Forms"
- Click "COVID Response Form - Family"
- Complete the "COVID Response Form - Student" for each child
We want to thank everyone in advance for helping as we work together to stay safe and healthy!
If you need assistance with the response form or your ParentsWeb accounts, please contact Dawn Rhoads at email@example.com. If you have concerns regarding COVID-19 symptoms, please feel free to contact our school nurse, Mary Pesetsky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Calverton School
- Self Quarantine Requirements
- Face Mask Enforcement
- Health Screenings
- Visitor Entry
- Social Distancing
- PPE Supplies
- Guidelines for returning after illness
Are you requiring students to self-quarantine if they or someone in their household has traveled to a high-risk destination? How will this be monitored and/or enforced?
This is a question currently under review with the Health Department. As you have pointed out, enforcement of any requirement would be a challenge. Much of our success with reopening will come down to the extent to which all families cooperate. We do request that a 14-day quarantine be observed after traveling out of state to a high risk area.
Face masks- How will they be enforced? Is there progressive disciplinary action associated with repeated failures to comply with Middle and Upper School students?
I (Christopher Hayes- Head of School) wearing face masks as a health and safety issue, therefore covered in the Student Handbook as warranting a disciplinary response. For someone not willing to consistently meet the expectation, full distance learning is an option.
For Faculty and staff, I am not yet aware of anyone unable to wear a mask. That said, at faculty request, I have ordered 50 plexiglass face shields with attached fabric cowls. In some cases, faculty members wanted students to be able to clearly see their facial expressions to enhance communication. In other cases, particularly for language teachers, they wanted students to be able to see and emulate mouth shape.
Who will make sure that all faculty and students have completed the self-screening protocol before entering the building? If this has not been completed, will students be turned away at the door?
After quite a bit of discussion, the Covid Task Force decided against attempting to monitor the self-screening protocol at home, instead opting to duplicate the temperature screening at the schoolhouse door. All students and faculty will be checked at the door with a no touch thermometer. A student or faculty member running a temperature of 99.5 or higher will immediately be rechecked for confirmation and then sent home asap.
Will a student presenting with symptoms in the Middle or Upper School be sent to Lower School to nurse’s office?
Yes, using the outside door directly to the Nurse's Office. An additional adjacent room will be utilized by the school nurse to enable safe distancing and separation of students.
Under what circumstances will visitors be permitted to enter the building and what will be the screening process for those individuals (parents, guardians, delivery, custodians, guest speaker, anyone else)?
We do not anticipate any need for guests, parents, or delivery people going any further than the entry doors. If a need arises, they will not be permitted past the respective reception desks. In most cases, I can imagine them being met outside for whatever transfer is necessary. Our door security system will help with this process as well as plexiglass shields in the reception areas.
How will social distancing be encouraged and enforced?
It will be encouraged using marks on the pavement, signage on doors and wall, and reminders by faculty and staff. If a middle or upper school student chooses to consistently ignore requests to maintain distancing, then they will be converted to the distance learning option.
As much as we would like this to go perfectly, I am imagining inclement weather, a sudden rush of twenty students, etc, and I am reluctant to guarantee perfection. We will do the best we can to keep students distanced.
Does the school have enough PPE supplies to provide to staff and students who need it?
Yes. We have extras on hand for students who need them during the day. We were also able to acquire significant supplies through a grant and expect delivery prior to the start of the school year. All students are asked to bring 2 clean masks every day, but we understand that there will be times that they will need additional replacements or may have forgotten an extra mask.