Updated August 2022
Our covid-19 policies are informed by state and federal recommendations, Maricopa County specific data, input from health officials in our community, and feedback from our Board of Directors.
For adults and children, mask wearing is optional both in our classrooms and outdoors, with the exception of exposure as outlined below.
In periods of high community spread (data can be found here) mask wearing is strongly encouraged in all indoor spaces.
Return to School Policies for Staff, Students, and Co-oping Parents
If an individual tests positive for COVID, they may return to school after five (5) days at home if symptoms have resolved. The individual must have been fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school. The individual must remain masked for an additional five (5) days upon return to school (for a total of 10 days from positive test/onset of symptoms).
If an individual has had a prolonged exposure to COVID (such as a household member, caregiver, carpooler, etc.), they must wear a mask to school for five (5) days from the date of exposure, test regularly, and remain symptom free to be on campus.
Please note: these protocols are applicable regardless of whether an individual has previously tested positive for COVID-19. This policy may evolve as additional information becomes available regarding the COVID-19 virus.
We know that vaccines are the best protection against severe illness with COVID-19. Vaccines are now available to individuals beginning at the age of 6 months. We strongly encourage all families to consider this option.