health and safety

January 2, 2022

Dear School Lane Community:

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a wonderful winter break and had an opportunity to enjoy time with your families.  We are looking forward to having our students back on Monday, January 3, 2022.   Of course, that is if we don’t end up with a snow day on that day!  Keep a watch on our website and app for information regarding snow day closings or delays.

SLCS continues to work towards keeping our buildings open with the maximum number of students learning in person.  To that end, last week, the CDC made an update to the quarantine and isolation guidelines for people who test positive for COVID-19.  SLCS will be following these new guidelines:

 “People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter.”  

In addition, for people who are considered close contact/exposed to someone who tests positive and are unvaccinated and/or having not gotten a booster if six months out from full vaccination with Pfizer or Maderno or two months out from J&J vaccines, “CDC now recommends quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days.”  

What does this mean for students and staff?

  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, stay home and get a COVID-19 test.

  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19, remain home for 5 days from the onset of symptoms or if asymptomatic from the date of testing.  You can return to school if you are 24 hours fever-free and you are 6 days out from the onset of symptoms and remain socially distant, and wear a mask for 5 additional days. 

  • If you were exposed/in close contact with someone who tests positive and

    • You are vaccinated in the last 6 months or boostered – you can come to school.

    • You are unvaccinated and/or not boostered – you should quarantine for 5 days from the date of exposure.  Return to school on day 6 and remain socially distant and wear a mask for 5 additional days. 

    • If you become symptomatic you should immediately quarantine until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19.

    • As a best practice, all people exposed to COVID-19 need to get a COVID test on day 5 after exposure to assure they are negative.

SLCS remains under our face mask mandate as per the board policy from August 27, 2021.  All staff, students, and visitors MUST wear a face mask while in SLCS buildings. 

Please contact the school nurse if your child has tested positive for COVID or is considered close contact so we can set up remote learning for your child.  SLCS will continue to monitor guidelines from the CDC, and PA Department of Health for further updates. 

Thank you,

Karen Schade, CEO