COVID-19 Policies For Students & Staff

  • NAPLS COVID-19 Hotline
    614-413-7111


    Current Status at NAPLS

    Family Update - January 11, 2022

    Dear NAPLS Learning Community,

    At the Board of Education meeting yesterday, the Board adopted a revised resolution to incorporate updated isolation and quarantine recommendations received during winter recess from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and Franklin County Public Health (FCPH).  The ODH and FCPH-recommended protocols for Mask To Stay/Test To Play are still valid for exposures at school or school related events.  The updates to the isolation and quarantine protocols recommended by the CDC in late December apply to the general public, including students and staff, for exposures outside of school.

    Operationally for school, families should continue to:

    • Conduct daily symptoms check at home.

    • Stay home with 1 or more symptoms until you receive a diagnosis from a medical professional.

    • If there are no symptoms, please come to school.  Please know that any student or staff member who tests positive for SARS CoV-2 or is symptomatic will be excluded from our school campus until the individual receives an alternate diagnosis by a medical professional.

    • If eligible for school transportation, you must wear a mask while participating in any form of school transportation services pursuant to federal order.  It is the responsibility of each parent to tell their child(ren) what their expectations include for voluntary mask wearing at school beyond eligible transportation services. Please ask your child(ren) to respect the choice that each student or family makes to best meet their individual life circumstances.

    • If your child(ren) is/are exposed to an individual who has tested positive for SARS CoV-2, you will receive an email from school with information provided by FCPH on the recommended actions to take (see attached).  Test kits will be available to any symptomatic student or staff member identified with confirmed exposure at school or a school related event as long as test kits are provided by local and state health officials.  We apologize that due to current supply availability the school district  cannot distribute test kits for non-school related or public usage.

    • Stay at school unless you become symptomatic or test positive.  Per ODH and FCPH, regardless of vaccination or masking status, any student who has been exposed at school or a school related event and remains asymptomatic may continue to attend school with recommended actions (see attached - exposure at school or school related event).

    • Students exposed outside of school are recommended to follow the updated isolation and quarantine protocols published by the CDC (see attached - exposure outside of school).

    • Consult your medical provider to determine vaccine eligibility or participation, including boosters, based upon recommendation from health officials.

    • All families should continue to contact the NAPLS COVID-19 Hotline at 614-413-7111 or email na_covid@napls.us to report/discuss any personal/family coronavirus circumstances impacting school.

    Our school district website will be updated to include this information here. We remain committed to the health and safety of our students, staff, families, and community.  We will continue to monitor our available data to fulfill our goal of keeping our students and staff safe and at school/work in-person for the duration of the 2021-22 school year.  The Board or the administration will continue to provide you with related updates in a timely manner.

    Sincerely,

    Debra Kalinosky                                 Michael Sawyers
    Board President                                 Superintendent

     

    Board Resolution - January 10, 2022

    As part of our Eagle Health & Safety Compact, we commit to our shared responsibility in protecting the health, safety, and welfare of our learning community.  Collectively, we are empowered to help keep students, staff, families and our community safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Parents must be attentive to the daily health of their children and are expected to complete daily health and symptoms checks before leaving for school.  This includes being fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.  No one should come to school feeling ill.  

    Guidance documents for K-12 schools protocols and reporting may be found here.  School faculty and staff have participated in professional development activities related to health, safety, and cleaning protocols related to COVID-19.  All staff members will follow the health and safety guidelines and procedures recommended by health officials.

    Our school district will follow directions from Franklin County Public Health and the Ohio Department of Health for the coronavirus.  When we have a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19, we will adhere to the notification, contact tracing, and reporting procedures required by the Director’s Order from the Ohio Department of Health or Franklin County Public Health.  Information will be published on our District website and/or communicated via email.

    Questions related to COVID-19 reporting procedures for students may be directed to the COVID Hotline at 614-413-7111 or email na_covid@napls.us. Staff members should contact the Human Resources Department directly.