At Parkside, the public health guidelines and recommendations for schools continue to inform our health and safety protocols. We make updates based on the current state of the pandemic and what we feel best serves the children and protects our community. In general, these protocols include:
- We require universal masking for all children and adults on campus, regardless of vaccination status.
- We do not require, but strongly encourage, vaccination against COVID-19 for all those who are eligible, including children, when the vaccine is available to them. We invite voluntary and confidential self-reporting of vaccination status to aid in potential contact tracing scenarios.
- We require daily Health Screening Forms for all children and staff on campus.
- We will continue to emphasize proper hand hygiene, social distancing, increased air circulation in our buildings, use of our outdoor spaces, and minimizing potential exposure on and off campus.