Masks Optional for all adults and staff entering our buildings.
Any student exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home and will be cleared to
return pending a negative COVID test and a note from their healthcare provider. Students who
come to school exhibiting symptoms will be held in quarantine in the school office until a
caregiver can pick them up.
These symptoms include:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
The administrative team and staff at Ascension do all we can to promote a healthy
environment for your children. Our staff ensures that children wash their hands when arriving
at the school, when changing classrooms, before and after meals, after art projects, after
toileting and diapering, after coming in from outside, and after wiping their nose. Our
teachers also wash their hands when arriving at the school, when changing classrooms,
before and after serving meals and snacks, and wear vinyl gloves while diapering or assisting
a child with toileting and when encountering any bodily fluids. We also disinfect infant and
toddlers’ toys throughout the day, and our preschool toys are disinfected weekly.
These policies, together with parent cooperation in keeping a child home when he/she
is showing symptoms of illness, will help cut down on the spread of illness throughout
the School. Children who are ill cannot be appropriately cared for in a childcare
setting. Exclusion is merited whenever care exceeds the capability of the teachers or
when the child cannot participate in all activities. By maintaining a healthy
environment, and reasonable health policies, all our children will benefit.
Examples of health symptoms that require exclusion from the program include (but are not
While we regret the inconvenience caused by strict adherence to these guidelines, our
concern for all the children dictates a very conservative approach when dealing with health
matters. Ascension Episcopal School will err on the side of safety when making health
decisions and asks for your tolerance and understanding.
All parents will be informed via health notices posted via ProCare if a
communicable disease is reported.