Calvary Christian School House Bill 1 Plan for the 2021-2022 School Year
This plan meets the requirements of 2021 KY House Bill 1 – Passed and Delivered to the KY Secretary of State on February 2, 2021. The plan is based on information from CDC recommendations and 2021 KY House Bill 1. This plan will be posted on the school’s website at www.ccsky.org and at all entrances to the building. It has also been provided via email to all school families.
MASKS – Masks are recommended for all staff, students and visitors of Calvary Christian School. Masks are highly recommended for those who have other health concerns or are in close contact with other health concerns.
(Preschool guidance on masks will come from the Preschool Director in consultation with the Kentucky Cabinet.)
This is subject to change based on revised laws, legal mandates or legal Executive Orders.
The CCS administration is not opposed to masks but feel this should be a family decision. Those who feel safer wearing a mask are free to wear them.
The CCS Nurse’s Office will have masks available for those wanting to wear a mask and forgot to bring their own.
ISOLATION - If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, your guidelines are as follows:
You will need to quarantine for 10 days after symptoms first appear AND gone 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications AND seen improvement in any other symptoms of COVID -19, before you should return to school.
QUARANTINE – If you come into close contact (within 6 ft. for 15 minutes) you will need to quarantine. Below is the recommendation from the CDC and will be our policy:
Stay home for 10 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19.
Watch for a fever (100.4) and other COVID-19 symptoms.
**Shorten the quarantine to 7 days by receiving a negative test result after day 5.**
If possible, stay away from people you live with, especially people who are at high risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.
Vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine for close contact unless symptoms develop. We will not be tracking COVID-19 vaccinations. We will simply trust our families to make the appropriate decisions based on their student’s vaccinations status.
If your child is sick, please keep them home. One thing we discovered last year, we had our lowest absentee rate due to illness during the cold and flu season. We feel this was due to a combination of masks and keeping children home when they are sick. Please help us out here.
NTI will ONLY be offered to students who MUST quarantine for exposure to COVID-19 or a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. Due to the strain this puts on faculty, it will not be offered long-term, for other illnesses or family vacations.
Our classrooms have moved back to normal spacing, and barriers have been removed. Where possible, we will attempt to put student seating 3 feet apart.
Frequent hand washing will be encouraged, and hand sanitizing stations will remain in place.
Water fountains will remain off, bottle-filling stations will still be available.
We will plan on taking field trips and class trips (subject to the availability and requirements of the destinations).
We do not plan to shut down during the school year. However, we will be subject to legal mandates from the state or federal government.
Should an outbreak occur the administration reserves the right to toggle to NTI for a period of time to protect the student body and staff from further infection.
Determination: The Board has determined that these practices and policies will foster the safety of employees, students, visitors, and the community, including social distancing requirements, because they are consistent with the CDC Guidance, for our school.
APPROVED BY THE CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ON AUGUST 13, 2021.