Exposed students may return to school on day 7 with a negative PCR test result and no symptoms (test must occur on day 5 or later).
Exposed students may return to school on day 10 without testing and no symptoms.
Individuals who have been fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine per the CDC but a test is recommended on day 3-5.
If your child is sick please keep him/her home.
Hybrid Learning will not be available for the 2021-2022 school year. Instead, quarantined students will be able to zoom into their class for in-class instructions.
Review the updated COVID-19 Chart for more details. (Add link)
CDC continues to endorse quarantine for 14 days and recognizes that any quarantine shorter than 14 days balances reduced burden against a small possibility of spreading the virus. CDC will continue to evaluate new information and update recommendations as needed.
In 2021-2022 school year, K2-5 grade parents will be permitted on campus only during the afternoon dismissal time. Any parent wishing to visit the office during the day will need to make an appointment with the school office at 305.274.3380.
In order to minimize the number of people who come into the buildings, we are allowing only students, teachers, and staff to come inside. Parents are not permitted inside the school buildings without an appointment.
We recommend communicating with teachers either by phone or by email. Appointments will be granted between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. based on teacher availability.
Parents must call the office at least 24 hours in advance to schedule the appointment.
Keep student at home if sick. Call the school nurse and communicate the symptoms. Once the nurse evaluates the case, she will notify the parents when the student is cleared to return to school.
Parents will be asked to self-screen their children before bringing them to school. Children who have a fever of 100.4 or above or show any signs or and symptoms of sickness will not be permitted to attend on-campus classes.
Grades K2-1 will enter campus through Gate 3. Parents will park and walk their children to their individual classrooms using the exterior glass doors of the classroom.
Grades 2-5 will enter campus through Gate 4. Students will exit their vehicle at the designated drop-off area (same as checkpoint last year). Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:30 a.m. and will report directly to their classrooms.
Grades 6-8 will enter campus through Gate 4. Students will exit their vehicle at the designated drop-off area (same as checkpoint last year). Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:20 a.m. and will report directly to the pavilion by the gym.
Grades 9-12 will enter campus through Gate 4. Students will exit their vehicle at the designated drop-off area (same area as checkpoint last year). Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:20 a.m. and will report directly to the mezzanine.
Parents must remain in their vehicles during morning drop-off unless they have a scheduled appointment.
Grades K2-1 will be picked up through the outside glass doors of their classroom.
Grades 2-5 will be picked up through the drip up pick-up line.
Grades 6-12 will pick up their children through the car line.
Parents must remain in their vehicles while in the car line.
Parents who have children participating in after school activities may park in the available spots by the baseball field and observe their children in their after school activity. If the activity is within a classroom, parents must remain in their vehicle and must not enter the school building.
Westwood Christian School will continue to encourage good hand hygiene, reminding students and staff to wash their hands after using the restroom, before meals, etc. The school will continue to provide access to hand sanitizer throughout the day.
Touch-points (i.e. doorknobs, light switches, stair railings, etc.) will continue to be disinfected throughout all buildings on a daily basis.
All classrooms will be thoroughly cleaned each evening after school is dismissed by SFM Company.
Teachers and staff will continue to have access to disinfectant supplies to regularly clean high touch areas such as students’ desks throughout the day.