Updated April 10, 2023
In case of exposure to COVID-19, The Glen is eliminating the need for quarantine for most of our students as of October 3, 2022. Currently, there are no policy differences based on previous COVID-19 infection or vaccination status.
Regardless of your child’s program level, failure to report a case of COVID-19 in your immediate household endangers the health and safety of others – children and teachers. It will not be tolerated and may cause unnecessary closing of classrooms due to possible exposure of students and faculty.
See below for the specific policies that affect your child’s program level:
Birth To Three:
Our youngest students cannot mask or mask consistently and require direct close care (feeding, toileting, etc.) by teachers and caregivers. This leaves students and teachers at greater risk for the spread of COVID-19 and the danger of inconsistent schedules due to exposure. To best preserve the in-person school day for most students, The Glen seeks to minimize risk for our youngest students:
— Students are required to quarantine for 5 days beyond the last person’s infectious 5-day period, etc. This could mean as much as 15-20 days out of school. Contact your child’s teacher to determine the exact dates.
— On Day 7 of the last person’s infectious period, the exposed Glen student may test to return to school. They will need to have 2 negative COVID tests 24 hours apart (Day 7 and Day 8 of the last person’s infections period) before returning to school.
When a student in a Birth to Three classroom is diagnosed with COVID-19, parents will be notified in a timely manner. Parents will be given the option to:
— pick up their child and opt to keep them at home through the 10-day incubation period or
— keep their child in school during this 10-day period. Students over 2 years of age will be required to mask during non-napping hours regardless of CDC Community Levels.
— Students younger than 2 will be allowed to continue attending school, without wearing a mask
— Families have the option to test their child on Day 7 and Day 8 (from exposure). If both tests are negative, individual students can cease wearing masks.
— No quarantine necessary;
Children’s House and Elementary:
Our Children’s House and Elementary students have a greater ability to mask consistently and require less need of direct close care (children are not fed or share personal space during toileting except in extreme circumstances). There is inherently less risk for the spread of COVID-19 among students and teachers.
In-home, in-school, and out-of-home exposure:
— Students will no longer be required to quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19; in the case of in-home or in-school exposure, students will be required to wear masks indoors, regardless of CDC Community Levels.
— In the case of an in-home exposure (someone in the immediate household is ill with COVID), The Glen expects families to make every effort to minimize risk in the home by following CDC best practices for isolation and exposure, including isolation and mask-wearing within your home.
— Families can test their child on Day 7 and Day 8 (from exposure). If both tests are negative, individual students can cease wearing masks.