HEALTH and SAFETY FAQ
Are students required to wear a mask on the school bus?
On Friday, February 25, 2022 the CDC announced that masks are no longer required on school buses or school operated vehicles. Effective March 7, 2022, the mask mandate will be lifted for school transportation. However, the decision to lift the mandate is determined by each child’s sending district. Students must comply with their sending district’s masking policy for transportation.
Are students required to wear a mask while at school?
On February 7, 2022, Governor Murphy announced the lifting of the universal mask mandate. Effective March 7, 2022, masks will be optional for all students, staff, and visitors at Hunterdon Preparatory School.
How will the school ensure social distancing during in-person instruction?
Students and staff will maintain 3 to 6 feet of social distance to the extent possible while at school through classroom furniture placement and arranged seating.
How will the school conduct health screenings?
Students who experience illness while at school will be assessed and monitored by the HPS’ school nurse. If notified, parents will be required to transport their child home to rest, recover, and be referred to their primary care physician. Parents should notify the school nurse of any diagnosis by a physician.
Are parents/guardians required to conduct a health screening on days students participate in in-person learning?
Yes, by signing HPS’s COVID-19 “Healthy” Pledge form, parents/guardians must participate in monitoring and assessing their child’s health for symptoms pf COVID-19 and other infectious diseases prior to sending their child to school each day. All students must remain at home if they are not feeling well, have a fever of 100.4 or higher, or if they are required to quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19, have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
How will the school handle quarantine and isolation?
An isolation room will be utilized for students who present with illness symptomatic of COVID-19 during the day. Recent guidance from the New Jersey Department of Health offers more information on their protocols for quarantine, isolation, and other COVID-19 information.
How will my child access their learning if they are required to quarantine?
Students subject to quarantine will participate in synchronous, virtual learning for all core and health classes.
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