Covid-19 Information

Resources for The St. Paul's Schools Community


St. Paul's is monitoring the global Covid-19 pandemic and assessing the conditions within our school community and local area. The purpose of this page is to share how we are making decisions and provide updates for the community.

Next Phase of In-Person Learning Schedule

Nothing is more important to us than protecting the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. We are grateful for your partnership and will continue monitoring this situation and providing updates as necessary.

If you have a question related to coronavirus and The St. Paul’s Schools or would like to report a potential exposure or information about someone in your household who is being tested for the virus, you may send an email to ERTcoronavirus@stpaulsmd.org. Please know that all personal health information will be kept confidential, although information may be shared with the public health officials who are working to protect our community.

read our latest communication to our community below.
COVID-19 Emergency Relief

Responding to Illness Guidance

Covid testing FAQs

Covid-19 Dashboard

Updated by 3:30 p.m. each day students are on campus.

Four Pillars of Health and Safety

By following these practices at St. Paul’s, we can work collectively to protect our community and keep our campus open.

Click here to read more about our pillars of health and safety:

  1. Physical distancing and cohort groups

  2. Health screening and preventative hygiene

  3. Cleaning, sanitizing, ventilation, and disinfecting

  4. Communications and safety procedures training

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Daily Health Screenings & Magnus

To confirm that a student is healthy enough to come to school, we expect each family to take a student’s temperature and complete a series of health-screening questions each morning through the Magnus app. Parents will need to download the latest Magnus Health application (Magnus Mobile v2) to their smartphone via the Apple Store or the Google Play Store.

To complete the Magnus Health Daily Screening for your student(s), use the button titled “Covid-19.”
You will answer several questions for your child(ren). Upon completing the quick survey, you will receive a message indicating the student’s attendance instruction for that day.

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All parents must submit the screening no later than 7:30 a.m. each day that your child is to physically be on campus. Timely submission of health information is vital so that preparations can be made prior to the start of each school day. Please reserve 1 to 2 minutes per child to complete the questionnaire each morning.

Questions or Problems? For any school policy or attendance questions, please contact our school offices. For any technical issues with the mobile app or problems completing the screening, please contact customer support at Magnus Health SMR by phone at 877-461-6831 or by email at service@magnushealthportal.com.

Thank you for your continued partnership as we work to keep our campus safe and healthy for everyone.

Campus Information

The St. Paul's Schools takes very seriously our responsibility to keep our community safe. Our campus is mostly closed to visitors, but our buildings are open for learning.


Thank you for working with us to maintain a healthy community.

Community Pledge

As we teach students on campus amid the continuing pandemic, the partnership between home and school is more important than ever. Whether it is completing a daily health screening or abiding by public health guidelines, we trust that our students, families, faculty, and staff will commit to our community standards to help mitigate the spread of Covid-19 and keep our campus open.


To help reduce the risk of Covid-19 exposure at The St. Paul’s Schools, we expect all students, families, faculty, and staff to:

  • Avoid hosting or attending large gatherings, events, and other high-risk activities where proper social distancing and mask wearing are not practiced.
  • Avoid unnecessary travel. Any unvaccinated student, faculty, or staff member returning from international or out-of-state travel should get tested and self-quarantine until the test result is received. (DC, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia are exempt.) We ask that you wait 3–5 days to test after returning home.
  • Wear masks in accordance with CDC guidelines. We require that all members of our community wear masks on campus indoors and outdoors except while eating.
  • Practice and reinforce hygiene measures.
  • Stay home at the first sign of any illness.

QUARANTINE Students or faculty/staff who are exposed to Covid-19 will be asked to quarantine for 14 days with the option to test out of quarantine on day 10. In some circumstances, the schools may require proof of a negative Covid test result before returning to campus.

VACCINATION Assuming they are asymptomatic, community members who are fully vaccinated will not, in most cases, need to quarantine after being exposed to someone with Covid-19, nor do they need to take special precautions after traveling. Fully vaccinated individuals also are exempt from our routine rapid antigen testing on campus.

Fever Policy

If a student develops a fever of 100.0 F or above, they should stay out of school until they are fever-free for 72 hours without the aid of antipyretic medication. The nurses will use their clinical judgment to evaluate situations on a case-by-case basis. (Please note that preschool and pre-K follow Maryland state childcare guidelines and have a different policy, requiring students to be fever-free for 24 hours with medication before returning.)

 

 

Covid and School Opening Correspondence

Resources

Covid-Related News

Lunch Packing Tips

As our youngest learners begin to return to campus, here are some helpful tips for packing lunches:

Halloween

Help us keep our community safe this Halloween! According to the CDC, many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses, but there are several safer, alternative ways to participate.