The health and safety of our entire school community is our highest priority. Presbyterian School is monitoring the Coronavirus COVID-19 and taking our lead from local and state governmental officials. Presbyterian School is conscientiously following international and national advisories from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), the State Department, and the local health department and city emergency offices.
Presbyterian School's campus will be closed Friday, March 13 through Thursday, April 30. Faculty will return on May 1 for Inservice and students will return on May 4. Our campus closure has been informed not only by our priority to protect the health and safety of our students and employees but also by our shared responsibility to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
We would like to emphasize that during this closure, all of us — faculty, staff, students and parents/guardians — have a responsibility. As public health officials have emphasized, school closures will not be effective unless they are accompanied by social distancing strategies. We ask that you restrict your social interactions during this period. If our student body is out and about, spending time with various friend groups, the virus is more likely to continue its spread.
- If your child is sick or exhibiting contagious symptoms such as fever, a productive cough, or excessive nasal drainage, please keep them home from school to avoid spreading illness. Your child must be fever-free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicine) before returning to school.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose. Dispose of tissue immediately and wash hands.
- Avoid contact with anyone exhibiting cold-like symptoms.
To help the School make the best decisions to protect the health and safety of our community, we are asking families to communicate the following to the School: