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Opening Update - August 19, 2021
The Foundation School will reopen for full-time in-person instruction as scheduled on Wednesday, August 25. Currently, everyone 12 years and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine and we strongly encourage everyone to do so.
The School will continue to implement transmission mitigation strategies including employing personal protective equipment, enforcing social distancing, limiting gathering size, using outdoor spaces, scheduling mask breaks, cleaning and disinfecting, masimizing our buildings' ventilation systems and more. Per the governor's Executive Order, all students and staff who are able will be required to wear a mask while riding the bus and at all times inside school. The only exception is for eating and drinking.
People with COVID-19 can have a wide range of symptoms ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Some common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms include a new loss of smell or taste, feeling tired, headache, chills, muscle or body aches, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, or nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after being exposed to the virus.
Students and staff with COVID-19 must isolate until 10 days after symptom onset and resolution of fever for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications, and with improvement of other symptoms.
Students and staff will be required to quarantine if they have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19, unless you have been fully vaccinated. People who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms. However, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative.
Connecticut has carved out an exception to the above quarantine rule that reduces the distance between students to be 3 feet or less to meet the contact definition. All other conditions remain the same. This rule applies to student-to-student contact only, not student-to-teacher, teacher-to-student, or teacher-to-teacher.
The Foundation School will not be offering parents the option of choosing remote instruction. For students well enough to participate, The Foundation School will offer remote instruction to students for the duration of their isolation or quarantine.