Covid-19 Policies, Procedures, and Resources

Below you will find links to helpful resources regarding COVID-19

Center for Disease ControCDC.GOV

Department of Health  NYC Dept of Health

NYS Education Department  NYS Dept of Ed

Revised April 21 Covid 19 Policies and Procedures.pdf

Covid Parent acknowledgement.docx

Reopening Plan


20-21 Covid19 policies and procedures

Below is a description of health policies and procedures St. John’s Lutheran will be implementing come September. These policies and procedures are subject to change based on state regulations and mandates. St. John’s will follow all state regulations and guidelines. 

Arrival and Dismissal


  1. Upon arrival, cars will line up in front of the building. Families will be let in one at a time. Families who walk will be asked to line up 6 feet apart until they are called. Busses will come into the parking lot and students will be escorted one at a time. 

  2. Dismissal will be done from the classroom. Cars will line up in front of the building. Children will be called as a family arrives. A teacher will call down to the classroom. Parents are to remain in the car.

  3. Temperatures will be taken before entering the building.



  1. Classrooms will be arranged 6 feet apart. All. There will be no shared supplies. Students will have individual supply boxes. Kept in an individual cubby. 

  2. Students will have individual sanitizer, wipes and tissues.

  3. Students will have plastic garbage bags at their desks to be thrown out at the end of each day.

  4. The gym will be utilized for larger classes using a partition. 

  5. All classes will be self contained. Teachers will be moving from class to class.

  6. Partition can be used to allow for classroom centers.



  1. Lunch will be in the classroom. 

  2. Students will bring a bagged lunch.

  3. Desks will be sanitized when lunch is over.

  4. A schedule will be made for students to go outside each day. Students will remain 6 feet apart.

  5. Water fountains are off limits. Students may have labeled water bottles.




  1. The bathrooms will be sanitized throughout the day.

  2. We will limit the number of students using the bathroom at the same time the best we can.

  3. Masks will be worn in the bathroom.


Safety Drills


  1. Safety drills will be conducted by individual classes. Classes will evacuate for fire drills separately. Shelter and lock down drills will be the same. 


Protective Supplies


  1. Faculty and staff will be masked while teaching and when unable to social distance.

  2. Gloves will be available and used when necessary.

  3. Students will wear masks throughout the day. Mask breaks will be given.

  4. Please attach your child’s mask to a lanyard that can be worn around the neck.

  5. Masks must not contain logos or sayings of any kind. 

  6. Sanitizing stations will be placed around the school.

  7. Classrooms will be supplied with wipes and sanitizer.

  8. Custodial staff will thoroughly clean throughout the day and nightly. 




  1. Visitors will be by appointment only.  This includes parents. 

  2. They will be masked and will be asked to sanitize upon entering.


Special Education


  1. Students receiving special education services will continue to receive those services in school.

  2. Paraprofessionals will be in classrooms.

  3. All service providers will follow St. John’s policies and procedures. 

Preventative Measures

  1. Parents will check temperatures before coming to school. 

  2. Parents will complete a health form to sign off on daily stating their family has no COVID symptoms, They have not been exposed to COVID and have not traveled to an area where COVID numbers are high. More instructions will be given regarding this process.

  3. Student’s temperatures will be checked upon arrival and mid day. Those temperatures will be logged.

  4. Temperatures will be taken before a child enters after care or morning care.

  5. Teachers' temperatures will be checked before entering the building and mid-day. Their temperatures will be logged daily.

  6. Teachers will sign off on a form stating their family has no COVID symptoms, They have not been exposed to COVID and have not traveled to an area where COVID numbers are high. 

  7. Our DOH nurse will train faculty and staff to recognize symptoms.

  8. Will will follow all DOH guidelines and mandates.


Sick Children


  1. The conference room will be the designated area for sick students. 

  2. Parents will be required to pick up students in a timely manner and must have a doctors note upon returning to school.

  3. St. John’s will follow DOH regulations and guidelines. 

  4. Any ONE of the following symptoms will require a COVID test or 10 days, symptom free out of school. Fever of 100.4, new onset cough, loss of smell and loss of taste and repitory issues.

  5. Vomiting requires 48 hours at home.

Covid19 Cases


  1. In the event someone tests positive, the building will be closed for two weeks and will be professionally cleaned.

  2. Remote learning will occur at that time.

After School Activities


  1. As of now, there are no after school activities.




  1. Gym will be conducted outside with no shared equipment. On days when weather does not permit outdoor play, students will be learning about health and nutrition.


Remote Learning


  1. Parents are given the option to utilize Google Classroom if they are not comfortable sending their child to school.

  2. Those students will be live streamed through the day for instruction.

  3. Any student remote learning must follow the remote learning expectations given by their teacher.


After Care/ Morning Care


  1. Extended day will be capped at 10 students per room.

  2. We will use classrooms to accommodate our families.

  3. Students will remain 6 feet apart and desks will be cleaned before they enter the room.


Faculty and Families


  1. Families and faculty will be kept informed of all policies and procedures.

  2. Faculty will evaluate the situation weekly.

  3. Parents will have an insert added to their handbook that outlines expectations, policies and procedures. They will be asked to sign.

  4. The faculty will also get a written description of policies, procedures and expectations.


Please be aware this is subject to change.  We know it will not be perfect and will require patience. We also know there will be trial and error. We will do everything we can to keep faculty and families healthy and safe.


We ask for cooperation, support and understanding and most importantly, direct communication.


Remote Learning Policy.docx

COVID-19 Reopening Plan.docx

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