Covid Information for Parents

Covid Policy-Setting 
As an independent school, Spectrum Services is entitled to create Covid policies that might not reflect those of nearby school districts, and can do so as long as these policies are more rigorous than those prescribed by the CDC and local Board of Health.

Because our student body differs greatly from other schools (all are special needs, many medically fragile), we tend to form policies with an abundance of caution to protect our school community, and mitigate the spread of Covid.

Further, your child’s vaccination status and ability to consistently wear a mask also play a role in how close contacts and showing symptoms are handled.

Mask Wearing (last update 4/26/2022)
Currently, mask-wearing is optional for staff and students. Visitors to the school must continue to wear a mask. This policy can change depending on increases of positive Covid numbers in our area

If Your Child Has a Close Contact or Tests Positive (Last updated 5/10/2022).
A close contact is someone who tests positive after your child has been in close proximity to them for a set amount of time. Click Here for a printable document on next steps to follow.

If Your Child Is Symptomatic (Last updated 5/6/2022).
If your child becomes symptomatic while in school, you will be called to pick them up. If while at home your child shows symptoms of Covid, even if it seems like a cold, do not send them to school. Instead, perform a home Covid test to see if they test positive, but remember, regardless of whether it’s Covid or not, please keep your child home until their symptoms have markedly improved. Click Here for a step by step on what you need to do before they can return to school.

General Health Policies for Student Attendance
Click Here for information on how we handle all general medical issues such as vomiting, diarrhea, temperatures, for which the school nurse will determine whether the student needs to go home.

Need a Question Answered 
If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please call our Spectrum Services Healthline at 845-514-3393.