COVID Mitigation Efforts (new)

As we welcome our OSL scholars, faculty, staff, and guests to campus, we are providing the following outline for our COVID mitigation efforts.  Our highest priority is the health and safety of our entire community.  It will take everyone making a concerted effort to keep our community healthy.  We will continue to advise you to keep your child home if he/she exhibits signs of cold/flu to prevent the spread of illness. 

  • We will be open for 100% in-person learning. A distance learning option will not be offered. In situations where students must remain home for extended periods due to illness or mandated quarantine, an instructional plan will be communicated and evaluated on an individual basis.

  • As daily self-screenings (including bodily temperature checks) will be necessary and required for all students, faculty, and staff prior to arriving on campus, this will help us in our mitigation efforts.  We will use the OSL School app for parents to submit daily health screenings. (More information and details to follow before the start of school.)

  • Visitors will be welcomed on campus for scheduled visits and events and homemade goods are welcome to be sent as treats (class parties, birthdays, etc.).

  • Classrooms have been re-densified and physical barriers removed.

  • Field trips, retreats, and other off-campus activities will resume.

  • Athletic, Fine Arts, and co-curricular events will resume practices, competitions, and showcases to include spectators when permitted.

  • Positive COVID cases on campus will continue to be communicated to the school community.

  • Quarantine if you have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19, unless you have been fully vaccinated

  • When an OSL scholar or staff member has been diagnosed with COVID-19, quarantine is scheduled for five days and may return to school on the sixth day from the day symptoms appear.  If they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), they may return to school following the observed five-day quarantine and then encouraged to wear a mask for an additional 5 days when around others.   

  • If a known exposure to COVID-19 occurs, those that are unvaccinated follow the same protocol above in quarantine.  No quarantine is required if vaccinated, but mask-wearing is encouraged for ten days following exposure.   
  • Currently, vaccinated individuals will not be required to quarantine if they remain symptom-free following an exposure. 
  • Enhanced cleaning measures will continue throughout the campus daily.
  • Scholars will be held accountable for attendance as outlined in the Parent Handbook.

We are grateful for our community’s support and prayers as we enter a new school year.  Thank you for your efforts at home to allow us to stay in-person this year.  We are grateful and honored to count you among our families this year and beyond.