2020-21 School Year Plans

Please note all recent policy adjustments indicated in yellow.

Covid-19 Prevention

List of 6 items.

  • Screening

    • Temperature checks of each student and teacher will be taken each morning upon arrival in extended care and/or classroom locations.
    • Parents should check temperature before arriving on campus, as students will be sent home if they have a temperature upon arrival.
  • Masks

    • Students are not required to wear face coverings while on campus, but we strongly encourage the use of face coverings when social distancing is difficult, especially for individuals with underlying medical conditions who are at higher risk of severe complications from COVID-19.
    • Teachers will continue to wear face coverings.
    • Teachers will provide guidance to students in situations when it’s appropriate to wear a face covering; for example, if a student begins to exhibit symptoms while on campus. For this reason, we request students to have a face covering available to use upon request.
    • All parents and visitors must wear a face covering while on campus (by appointment only).
    • Parents picking up children from extended care should wear a face covering.
    • Parents may require children to wear face coverings at any time.
    • No writing or inappropriate images are permitted on student face coverings. 
  • Social Distancing

    • Students will be physically separated when possible, though continual social distancing is difficult in a school environment. 
    • Students in all grades will remain in their classroom, when possible, unless moving to lunch or recess. This includes grades 7-12, where teachers will change classrooms instead of students. 
    • Students will have recess, remaining with other students in their class and making use of the gym, playground, and ball fields in order to distance themselves as much as possible.
    • Tutoring and music lessons remain available and students will practice social distancing.
    • There will be no field trips until further notice.
    • We will notify families in advance of any additional changes to assemblies, programs, or other previously scheduled on-campus activities. 
  • Facilities

    • WFBA recently installed an air purification system designed to eliminate airborne pathogens (bacteria, viruses, mold), control allergens/asthma, and neutralize odors.
    • Hand sanitizers are located at entrances and around campus and should be used regularly.
    • Full-time personnel have been employed to regularly clean and disinfect throughout the school day.
    • A disinfectant sprayer has been purchased for deep cleaning when necessary
  • Campus Guests

    • Parents, volunteers, and visitors will not be permitted in campus buildings during the school day without an appointment (including the first day of school).
    • Parents picking up children early should call the office upon arrival. A staff or faculty member will walk your child to your vehicle and sign them out on your behalf. 
    • All guests with an appointment will have their temperature taken when entering the building.
    • Financial settlements should be handled online. 
  • Food & Drink

    • All students should bring a refillable water bottle to school each day, to be used instead of drinking fountains. Bottles should be marked with the student’s name and should be used for water only.
    • K3-K5 students may order a pre-packaged snack to be eaten in the classroom during snack time. Snacks (including a drink and crackers or muffin) may be purchased online (Headmaster) for $2.
    • Grades 1-2 should bring snacks from home for morning snack time.
    • Pre-packaged lunches only will be made available for online order (Headmaster).
    • Microwaves will not be available for warming up food.
    • No outside food should be brought to campus for special occasions such as birthdays.
    • If a student forgets to bring lunch from home, pre-packed lunches are available to purchase in the cafeteria (food may not be dropped off).
    • There will be no concessions at sporting events until further notice.
    • Vending machines will be available. 

Testing & Quarantine Procedures

List of 4 items.

  • Symptomatic

    • Students and teachers exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms (fever 100.4 or higher, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea) should remain home until symptom-free for 72 hours.
    • Students exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms while at school will be asked to return home and will be quarantined on campus until picked up. Parents should pick up children within 30 minutes of receiving a call from the school office.  
    Positive Case
  • Positive Case

    • Families are expected to notify the school office immediately upon receiving a positive COVID-19 test result for any person living in the same household.
      • It’s very important to report all test results to the school office in a timely manner so the administration can make informed decisions.
      • WFBA is committed to the confidentiality of health records and will not disclose the names of any parent, student, or teacher who tests positive.
    • Students and teachers who test positive for COVID-19 will be asked to quarantine at home for 10 days from onset of symptoms.
    • Students who have a member of their household test positive must remain off campus for a minimum of 72 hours.
    • Students may return to campus after 72 hours if they exhibit no COVID-19 symptoms.
    • If a student exhibits symptoms after 72 hours, we ask that they receive a COVID test and report the results to the school office.
      • If after 72 hours the student tests negative for COVID-19, they may return to campus after the office receives a copy of the negative test results for verification.
      • If after 72 hours the student tests positive for COVID-19, they must remain off campus for a minimum of 10 days from the onset of symptoms.
  • Close Contact

    • Families will be notified when a student or teacher considered “in close contact” with their child (consistently within 6 feet for prolonged periods of time while on WFBA campus) tests positive for COVID-19.
    • Unless exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, individuals in close contact with someone outside their home who tested positive may continue to attend school, but they will be strongly encouraged to wear a mask at all times while on campus.
    • If any individual exhibits COVID-19 symptoms, we ask that they remain home until symptom-free for at least 72 hours.
    • As this is a fluid situation, WFBA reserves the right to make decisions on a case-by-case basis regarding quarantine recommendations and/or requirements. WFBA is committed to transparency, consistent communication, and decision-making which is in the best interest of the entire student body.
  • Absence

    • Assistance will be provided for students to continue academic progress and to make up all missed classwork due to COVID-19 illness or quarantine. Deadlines will be assigned by Administration.
    • Documentation from a medical provider is required for continued enrollment when absent for more than two weeks of school.
    • Participation in school activities is not permitted when absent.
    • There will be no refunds for missed days of school.