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Message from Returning to Campus Safely Committee

Dear Fuqua Families,

We continue to carefully evaluate our guidelines as recommendations from the Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia Council for Private Education, and the Virginia Association for Independent Schools are updated. Based on these recommendations, our Returning to Campus Safely Committee has modified our guidelines as listed below.

  • Fuqua School recommends, but does not require, the wearing of masks by students in classrooms and in areas where social distancing is not possible, in accordance with Executive Order No. 2.
  • Employees of Fuqua School are no longer required to mask indoors in accordance with Virginia standards set by the Department of Labor and Industry.
  • Students who travel by school bus are no longer required to wear masks which aligns with the updated guidance for the CDC.
  • Fuqua School will continue to notify families and faculty whenever there is a known case and potential risk of exposure, while ensuring confidentiality of known cases.
  • Fuqua School will maintain 10-days of isolation for positive cases, five-days of quarantine with a negative test on day five or soon thereafter for close contacts outside of the home, and a 15-day quarantine (10+5) with a negative test required in the final 5 days of quarantine for family members who are not able to isolate from positive cases within the home.
  • Fuqua School will continue to allow the pivot to virtual learning in situations where staffing shortages occur and/or when students are asked to quarantine/isolate.
  • Fuqua School recommends, but does not require, the wearing of masks by visitors to campus for school-related activities.
  • Fuqua School will continue to ask classroom volunteers, field trip chaperones, and classroom guest speakers to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result within 48 hours of contact with students, and are recommended, but not required, to wear a mask.

Our hope is these additional measures will help us continue to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for our students, our staff, our faculty, and our families, in accordance with guidance provided by the Virginia Department of Health and the Governor’s Office.

Sincerely,

Fuqua School Returning to Campus Safely Committee

2021 - 2022 Planning Committee Mission Statement

We are committed to providing  a continued program of instructional excellence during COViD-19. To do so, we will continue to institute a multi-layered mitigation approach to protect the health and wellbeing of our students and staff.  Even in the midst of change, we remain dedicated to ensuring that each student continues to reach their boundless individual potential.

 

For more information on our 2021-2022 COVID19 plan, please visit our Returning Safely to Campus parent guide here.