We continue to follow stringent COVID mitigation measures. All classrooms are outfitted with maximum ventilation. Hand hygiene is emphasized. The wearing of properly fitted, highly rated masks is strongly recommended whenever indoors. Community members are encouraged to eat outside where there is enough seating set up for everyone on both campuses. In addition, students and PAC are expected to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and keep up with their booster shots as eligible.
The school has ample supply of rapid antigen tests which will be used to test everyone coming off of school breaks and/or any surges of cases in the community. School offices also have supplies for when students/PAC might start to feel symptomatic at school.
All those who test positive for COVID-19 are required to inform the school via the firstname.lastname@example.org
email address and stay home in isolation for at least five days after which they may return to Crystal if they test negative via a rapid antigen test and a photo/copy of those test results are sent to email@example.com
. After 10 days of isolation, they may return to school without a test result required. If a student is required to isolate due to COVID positivity, they will be allowed to passively follow their classes via Zoom.
The school will send a COVID-19 exposure notice to all those considered “close contacts” at school – defined as anyone who was in a room with the positive case for at least 15 minutes over a 24-hour period. Exposed community members are asked to monitor for symptoms and test if any develop within 3-5 days after exposure, but are not required to quarantine at home.
School mitigation protocols are subject to evolve as the pandemic evolves and are based on guidance from the school's Medical Advisory team. The school will continue to implement protocols to keep students and school employees safe while delivering its academic program in person.
We continue to get guidance from the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) through its Safe Schools Framework