COVID Protocols 2021-22


Current COVID-19 Protocols:

New masking guidelines effective March 14, 2022:

Beginning Monday, March 14, 2022, mask-wearing will no longer be required at REACH Leadership STEAM Academy. Students and staff are welcome to wear masks if they desire to voluntarily. Although masks are still strongly recommended, they are not required.

REACH Leadership STEAM Academy will not enforce or monitor if students are wearing their masks inside the classroom or on campus. Masks will still be provided for students and staff upon request.


If a student or staff member tests positive and has come in contact with other students:

We will inform parents of any affected students as soon as we are notified about a positive case. Those students that came into close contact with the positive case will be required to quarantine. Our school nurse will contact you and send out a letter specifying the action that needs to be taken. 

Quarantine: A student will quarantine for 10 days if they have been exposed to COVID. The 10 day quarantine starts from the last time you are in contact with the positive person.

If the student is exposed outside of school: 

  • Quarantine at home  

If a student is exposed to COVID at school, they have two options: 

  • Quarantine at home 
  • A modified quarantine, which means they can still come to campus with requirements for those quarantine days. The requirements are, they must wear a mask at all times (even outdoors for PE and recess). They will not eat with the other students during lunch but sit socially distanced away from students and staff. Parents are also required to bring in two negative tests weekly until their quarantine period is over. 

Sick students -  If a student is sick with at least two or more symptoms, they will be sent home by the school nurse, who will also recommend COVID testing. If a child has a negative COVID test result, they may return sooner. If the parent decides not to test, then the child may return once symptoms have subsided. A child's return to school is at the discretion of the school nurse. 

Students with symptoms - It is okay for students to be at school if they are getting over a cold. Those students may still have a lingering cough or a little congestion, which is normal with viruses, including COVID. Students will not be sent home if they have allergies. Our school nurse understands that allergies and COVID have similar symptoms, but she considers several factors when differentiating allergies and COVID. 

All Staff - Staff who are fully vaccinated and exposed to COVID are not required to quarantine. If a fully vaccinated staff member starts to develop symptoms after being exposed, that staff member will be asked to stay home and get tested. If the test is negative and the staff member feels well, they'll return to work the next day. If a staff member is not fully vaccinated and exposed, quarantine at home is required for 10 days. Modified Quarantine is currently not an option for staff. 

Sick Staff Member - If a staff member doesn't feel well, they'll need to plan for a sub and get COVID tested. If the COVID test is negative and they feel well, they will return to work the next day.