Covid-19 Updates and Information

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  • Covid-19 Update and Return to School - January 2022

    We continue to consult with our COVID-19 doctor, Dr. Michel Kelly, and he is in full agreement that it is safe to return to school for full days as long as we follow all safety procedures and protocols. As cases rise, it is vital that everyone helps keep the community safe by doing their part.
     
    As always, this is a dynamic situation and we must adjust to new guidelines as they present themselves.
     
    Covid-19 Reminders
    • Please do not attend classes or any athletics, activities, or school events if you are sick. 
    • Masks must be properly worn at all times indoors during the school day (aside from eating lunch). Our faculty and staff will be vigilant with this policy. Also, you must bring your own mask to school and have it on upon entering the building.
    • Lunches must be socially distanced. As we allow our students to spread out to eat, they should be taking advantage of the space available to them.
    • We continue to clean the building and provide wipes and hand sanitizers.  
    Updated CDC Guidelines
    We will be adopting the updated CDC guidelines in regards to the new quarantine length and protocols. See in Navy blue on the right of this page.
     
    Vaccination Form Instructions (approximately 45 seconds to complete)
    *Many of you filled this out already in the fall. If you did, and your son's information has not changed, there is nothing you need to do at this time. If your son's vaccination status has changed or you did not fill it out originally, please do so now. This will help our school nurse navigate a contact tracing situation.
    • You may complete this form from your smartphone or PC. 
    • You will need to be logged-in to your son’s Microsoft 365 account.
      • If you have trouble logging in you may email our Director of Technology, Mr. Rod San Cristobal at rod@shp.org or stop by the second floor Tech Office during school hours. 
    • Regardless of your son’s vaccination status, you are encouraged to complete the form.
    link is in royal blue below.
     
    Although our goal is to continue with full time in-person instruction, should we need to transition to a remote learning environment at some point we have all tools available to us that were utilized during the 2020-2021 school year, including Microsoft Teams and the mySHP portal.
     
    Thank you for your continued support of The Prep and dedication to keeping our school safe.
  • Academic Instruction for Those Quarantining

    1/4/2022

    Teachers have been instructed to work with any student who is quarantined or out of school for illness to be flexible with deadlines and testing.  All students who return from such an absence will be given ample time to make-up work.  In addition, students may use virtual means one-on-one with teachers after school hours or during help class times if scheduled in advance.  At this time the risks of altering the nature of our instruction and losing the quality of in-person instruction has informed our decision not to use virtual, video conferencing for regular class sessions.  Instead, we will focus on each student as an individual to accommodate any needs related to COVID.
Covid-19 Contact at SHP
Mrs. Kelly Mitzak, RN
School Nurse
EMAIL: kmitzak@shp.org

General questions should be directed to questions@shp.org
Updates from the CDC as of December 27, 2021

In addition to our current Covid-19 policy, we are adopting the CDC's current shortening of quarantine. See below for details:

If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)

Fully Vaccinated
  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can return.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.

Non-Vaccinated, Symptomatic
 
10 day quarantine for unvaccinated symptomatic positive cases
*while NJ is in "high-rate of transmission."

Close Contact/Exposure to COVID Positive Individual
  • Fully vaccinated students who are asymptomatic may continue to attend school and must be tested by PCR 5 days after exposure
  • Unvaccinated students must quarantine and may return with negative test results after testing by PCR 5 days after exposure 
If you develop symptoms get a PCR test and stay home.

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