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COVID Communication Planning – Updated 4.25.2022

Throughout COVID we have followed guidelines set forth by the CDC, NCDHHS, and local agencies. We are going to continue using their recommendations in our community on campus. All directions lead to us allowing individuals to choose whether or not they mask beginning March 7th. 

The Board of County Commissioners voted last Wednesday night in favor of ending the mandate in Mecklenburg requiring indoor face coverings effective Saturday, Feb. 26.

The guidance below is effective March 7, 2022. At this phase in the pandemic, the North Carolina Dept of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) recommends that schools:

  • Promote vaccinations and boosters for students and staff by providing accurate information and hosting vaccination events
  • Consider moving to voluntary masking at the discretion of local authorities as universal masking is a less important tool in lower-risk settings like schools.
  • Masks are recommended in indoor settings for people at high risk for severe disease and who are not up to date on vaccines.
  • Masks are required following a COVID infection and recommended after a COVID exposure.
  • Because masks can add a layer of protection for those who want them, schools should support students and staff who choose to wear a mask.

From the CDC, In Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, community-level is LOW.

We predict a lot of staff/families will choose to continue to add a layer of extra protection for themselves by wearing masks. We will also enforce mask wearing for anyone returning after a known COVID exposure or illness. Thanks for working together during the past 2 years; It has been quite an adventurous ride. We value how our community supports the policies, and we will continue to have those with illnesses stay home.

We are committed to continuing the following:

Updates

We are closely monitoring the virus and are in touch with the local authorities for updates on outbreaks in the surrounding areas.

Safety and Sanitation

We continue to take regular steps at school to try to limit the transmission of illnesses, including daily use of Clorox wipes in the classroom, reminding students about handwashing and the proper way to cough and sneeze, and emphasizing that students and employees should stay home if they are ill.

United

Our dedicated faculty and staff, committed parents, and celebrated students will ensure JCS emerges from this pandemic strong and united.

Planning

We are communicating with the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) for information and best-practice planning.

Social Distancing

We have become a handshake-free zone and are re-educating the students about personal space and social distancing in terms of health.

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Inclement Weather

When weather conditions require closing school or altering the arrival and/or dismissal times, the information will be broadcast on local radio, television stations, and their websites. The John Crosland School will not necessarily follow the same policy as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Please look for The John Crosland School’s announcement on local radio and TV broadcasts. If no announcement is made, you may assume that school will operate on a normal schedule. If school is closed or dismissed early because of weather conditions, the Extended Day Program will be cancelled for that day. The school will not make up snow days unless they exceed five (5) in number. School closings will also be posted on the school’s Facebook page and you will be notified by text. You may also check the websites for WBTV, WCNC, and WSOC TV stations.

We celebrate and embrace every child’s unique needs when it comes to education. We would love to speak with you more about your child and find out if the Crosland School is the right choice for you and your family!