The Home and School PartnershipOur goal is to have every community member understand how interconnected we all are, especially when it comes to managing through COVID-19. We all have a role to play in providing for the health and safety of our community. It is up to each of us to conscientiously do our part in order for RPCS to open and stay open.
It is imperative that all members of our school community remain committed to the safety policies and procedures listed in this and future communications to help keep students, staff, and faculty safe. As a family, we are committed to the following for our child(ren) at RPCS:
- Follow Federal, State, and Local Orders. All families are expected to adhere to the directives of applicable federal, state, and local government health departments, including the CDC, regarding social distancing in public and other measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This applies to at school and at home.
- COVID-19 Testing and Notification. If your child or someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, you must notify the Lead School Nurse as soon as possible.
- Stay Home if Sick or Exposed. If your child is sick or has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you must follow the school’s protocols for isolation or quarantine. Based on the circumstance, you may be asked to keep your child home from school for 14 days. During this time, your child will be able to continue classes via remote learning.
- Travel. Avoid unnecessary travel, especially in the 14 days leading up to the start of school. We expect our families to follow the travel guidelines and any recommendations that come from the state. If your child has traveled outside the state of Maryland, you are required to notify the School and may be asked to stay home for a period of time, depending on the state traveled and circumstances of the travel. Your child will continue classes via remote learning.
- Temperature Checking and Symptom Tracking. Daily temperature and symptom checks will be required through the AUXS app. Temperatures will be taken on site upon the arrival of school for Little and Littlest Reds. If your child presents with a temperature that is higher than 100.0 F, your child will be sent home.
- Face Masks. Send your child to school with a face mask every day they are attending on-campus classes. Teach your child how to properly use and remove a face mask. If using fabric masks, ensure that your child’s mask is cleaned regularly.
- Hygiene. Practice and reinforce good hygiene practices at home, in particular, the importance of frequent handwashing.
- Students’ Personal Items. Limit the items your child brings to campus each day and reinforce policies around the sharing of food, supplies and other items with other students.
- Medical Forms; Emergency Contacts. Parents must complete and submit all required student medical forms prior to the first day of school. Parents must provide at least 3 emergency contacts who are able to pick up your child from the School within one (1) hour of receiving a call from the school if your child presents symptoms, has a temperature or becomes ill during the school day.
- Willingly follow any additional public health requests by RPCS