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Resources for The St. Paul's Schools Community
The St. Paul's Schools is monitoring the global Covid-19 pandemic and assessing the situation within our community. The purpose of this page is to share what we know, how we are making decisions, and any updates we have for the community.
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.
Updated by 3:30 p.m. each day school is in session.
By following these practices at St. Paul’s, we can work collectively to protect our community and keep our campus open.
Physical distancing and cohort groups
Health screening and preventative hygiene
Cleaning, sanitizing, ventilation, and disinfecting
Communications and safety procedures training
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.
Starting on August 31, you will have access to begin completing the Magnus Health Daily Screening for your student(s) via the button titled “Covid-19.”
Please complete the survey the day of your child's on-campus orientation next week. You will answer four questions for your child(ren). Upon completing the quick survey, you will receive a message indicating the student’s attendance instruction for that day.
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 email@example.com.
Thank you for your continued partnership as we work to keep our campus safe and healthy for everyone.
The St. Paul's Schools takes very seriously our responsibility to keep our community safe. Our campus is currently closed to visitors, but our buildings are open for learning.
Thank you for working with us to maintain a healthy community.
As we begin bringing students back onto 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 student, faculty, or staff member returning from international travel or travel to states that have a Covid-19 positive test rate above 10% or a case rate over 20 per 100,000 should get tested and self-quarantine until the test result is received. (DC, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia are exempt, per Maryland's guidelines.) We ask that you wait five days to test after returning to Maryland.
- Wear masks in accordance with state and local guidelines.
- Practice and reinforce hygiene measures at home.
- Stay home at the first sign of any illness.
Students or faculty/staff who engage in high-risk behavior should switch to remote learning and remain home for 14 days. In some circumstances, the schools may require proof of a negative Covid test result before returning to campus.
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.)
As our youngest learners begin to return to campus, here are some helpful tips for packing lunches:
At The St. Paul's Schools, we have been brainstorming ways to help our first responders, who are serving our community so courageously through this pandemic. As our health suites are not currently in use, we determined we had supplies we could spare.