We take caring for each other's health seriously at North Shore Montessori School. Masks are required to be worn indoors unless eating or drinking, and we wash hands frequently and before snack and lunch.
Each morning, parents are required to complete the MyMedBot health screening questionnaire, temperatures are taken before entry, and we ensure ample fresh air as well as utilizing HEPA air filters throughout the school.
Because we often leave windows cracked, children are encouraged to have a sweater to ensure they are comfortable in the classroom. We spend ample time outdoors each day, and masks are not required if children are healthy and able to maintain safe distance.
If students travel, attend large events with crowds, or are exposed as a close contact with anyone who has COVID, or contracts the virus themselves, they must test COVID-negative before returning to school. At this time we are asking for one rapid or in-home test, followed by a PCR test four days later, that is also negative.
In the event that your child tests positive, they need to stay home and test negative twice (in home Antigen test) and remain at home for ten days before returning to school.
Lastly, we strongly encourage all eligible students and visiting parents to be fully-vaccinated. If you have questions, please contact School Director Margaret Henry. Thank you for your help and understanding as we navigate these challenging times.
WEEKLY ANTIGEN TESTING
A new weekly antigen testing program will be rolled out in February 2022. We strongly urge all members of the school community (students, teachers, part-time staff) to participate. Enrolling will mean that you will administer an at home "rapid" COVID test each Monday. These will be provided through the school at no cost. Parents must take a series of steps to give consent and enroll in the program, and are expected to participate fully and report any positive results to School Director Margaret Henry. This information will be kept confidential. Thank you for your patience as we develop the program.
IMPORTANT STEPS TO ENROLL & PARTICIPATE: