Health and Safety Protocol Reminders

Dear Families:

As we continue the countdown until our students return to campus (T minus 13 days away!), we want to remind everyone of our latest COVID guidelines and masking requirements for The Quaker School at Horsham. Please see our current guidelines here:

  • All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask inside school buildings. The indoor masking requirement will go into effect during family conferences, which begin on September 1, 2021.  For any family attending our Annual Back-to-School Cookout, masks will be required while inside of the school buildings but are optional while outside enjoying the food and fellowship.
  • Masks will not be required for individuals outdoors; however, anyone who wishes to wear a mask outside is absolutely welcome to do so. 
  • For the time being, there will be no off-campus trips, and visitors to the school who do not regularly conduct business here will be limited to 20 people per week.
  • All K-8 students will participate in outdoor recess together, but students will remain in their assigned pods if indoors for recess due to inclement weather.  
  • All high-touch surfaces such as light switches and door handles will be disinfected throughout each day, along with student desks and other high-touch surfaces within each classroom.  
  • Our students will continue to wash their hands frequently throughout the day, especially before and after transitions such as after arrival, before and after lunch, and before dismissal.
  • As always, if your student feels ill or is running a fever, please do not send them to school.  Our faculty and staff will follow the same rule.
  • TQS has no plans to offer a HyFlex option at this time. However, you can rest assured that we have the technology and training should Montgomery County’s recommendations change.
  • If we experience a positive COVID case at school, we will continue to contact trace and to communicate with you, our TQS families, as well as the Montgomery County Office of Public Health.
  • If your student cannot wear a mask because of a disability defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.) please email Nurse Nicole to request an accommodation.
  • If you and your family members are eligible for a vaccine and have not yet received a full dose, please consider doing so.  Pfizer’s vaccine now has full FDA approval, and the science shows that vaccines do reduce virus transmission and serious illness.  Vaccinated adults help protect our children who aren’t able to be vaccinated yet.

We hope you are all as excited as we are to step into this school year, together and in person. We’ve got the protocols and precautions in place to move forward responsibly and safely, and we will continue to closely monitor and follow the Montgomery County Public Health recommendations. 

We are always here to answer any questions and will continue to provide additional reminders and updates through the beginning of school.

Shine on,

Alex