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FALL 2021

 

We are committed to delivering Rocky Mount Academy's mission through an educational experience deeply rooted in on-campus programming while also supporting those who are unable to be on campus due to illness. 

 

 

 

COVID HEALTH AND SAFETY 2021-2022

Deciding When to Stay Home

 
 

Health & Wellness Pledge

 
I pledge to:
 
Monitor My Child's Health:
  • I will not send my child to school if he/she is unwell or exhibits any COVID-like symptoms.
  • I will not send my child to school if he/she has a fever of 100 degrees or higher.
Follow Public Health Directives:
  • Parents and students who travel internationally or to a destination under a CDC Level 3 or higher Travel Health Notice are required to notify the school and self-quarantine for 10 days upon return.
Communication:
  • I will notify the school nurse if a member of my household has been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • I will monitor school communication via email and access current notifications at www.rmacademy.com- COVID-19 tab.

*Exposure refers to being in contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19.

*According to the CDC, individuals who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms.

 

Q and A

In accordance with the CDC and Governor Roy Cooper, Rocky Mount Academy is strongly recommending that masks be worn indoors for everyone over the age of two – regardless of vaccination status. At this time, there is no government mandate to do so, and there is no mandate to do so at school. 

The cafeteria will be open to all students in grades 1-12, with limited capacity, and distanced, designated seating. Pre-K and kindergarten students will have lunch delivered to their classrooms.

We will notify ALL families of a confirmed positive case on campus while we continue to follow all protocols at school. Students not exposed to the COVID-positive individual may remain on campus. We will notify cohort parents only of direct exposure to confirmed positive cases and require their quarantine. (the class, the grade, the team, the club – as appropriate after tracing).

No, remote learning is only available to those that have been quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure. The student will follow standard procedures for getting assignments for the day missed as in the past.

With the assistance of the appropriate faculty and staff, the school nurse will perform contact tracing to the best of their ability and ask anyone who is unvaccinated or not wearing a mask who has spent more than 15 minutes cumulative within a 24 hour period of time within six feet of the infected person, to quarantine for 10 days total without a test or they may test on day 5 (PCR) and return to school after day 7, if they have a negative result.

If the exposed student has been vaccinated or is wearing a mask, they will not be asked to quarantine. However, they will be asked to monitor for symptoms and quarantine if they develop symptoms within 10-14 days 

If the exposed student has been vaccinated or is wearing a mask, they will not be asked to quarantine. However, they will be asked to monitor for symptoms and quarantine if they develop symptoms within 10-14 days 

According to the CDC, individuals who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19, unless they have symptoms.