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Isolation/Quarantine Guidance - Update 01/22

Updated January 2, 2022

When an ACS student experiences a COVID situation described below, the parent must contact their student’s school nurse before returning to school.

If your child tests positive for COVID-19:

Regardless of vaccination status.

  • Contact your student’s school nurse.
  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house/return to school.
  • It is highly recommended to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.*

*If you have questions/concerns about your student wearing a mask upon their return, please contact your student’s school nurse.

If you have a fever, stay home until you are fever free for 24 hours.

If your child has been exposed to someone with COVID-19:

Applies to those students who have been boosted OR completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months OR completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months.

  • Contact your student’s school nurse to best determine your next steps.
  • Your student has the option to return to school, and it is highly recommended to wear a mask around others for 10 days.*

If your student experiences any COVID-19 symptoms, make them stay home and get tested to best determine your next steps.

*If you have questions/concerns about your student wearing a mask upon their return, please contact your student’s school nurse. 

If your child has been exposed to someone with COVID-19:

Applies to students who are not boosted OR completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine more than six months ago OR completed the primary series of the J&J vaccine more than two months ago OR are unvaccinated.

  • Contact your school nurse to determine when your student can return to school. 

Quarantine Guidance on Determining Close Contact(s)

In the K-12 setting, close contact is defined as any individual who is less than 3 feet of an infected student (laboratory-confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) for more than 15 minutes, masked or unmasked.


ACS Cleaning Protocols

Despite our full return to the classroom and extra-curricular activities, we won't cut corners when it comes to keeping our buildings and facilities clean. This year, we will continue employing Safety Compliance Assistants in each building to ensure our safety measures are being followed. SKB, our cleaning provider, will also continue the "Red Shirt Custodian" who will be in charge of regularly disinfecting commonly touched surfaces and serve as a visible reminder of sanitation efforts.

Hand sanitizing stations will also be stocked in all classrooms and common areas, and we will utilize the Clorox 360º machines as needed.

ACS Face Mask Policy

On November 12th, new COVID-19 legislation was enacted which prohibits governmental entities, including public school districts, from implementing mask mandates, in most, but not all, cases.

Therefore, until further notice, masks will be optional for all students, staff and visitors on ACS campuses. Those who wish to continue wearing masks are certainly welcome to do so. As always, we expect all students and employees to respect the choices of their peers. If at any point a student or employee is made to feel uncomfortable for their masking decision, we encourage them to reach out to the school’s principal or an administrator.

We will continue to keep families updated on any developments that may impact your child’s school.

Self-Screening at Home

Self-Screening at Home

Parents are asked to screen their children for the prevalent COVID-19 symptoms every morning before arriving at school. If your child is experiencing any one of the following symptoms, please keep your child home from school until you have contacted a medical provider or the school nurse:

  • Fever of 100.3 for greater in the last 72 hours
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Unexplained cough
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea

School Nurse Contact Information

If you have questions about quarantine and isolation, when your child should return to school from sickness or general COVID-19, health-related questions, please contact your school's nurse for assistance.