2021-22 Health and Safety Guidelines
This year Woodlynde School will implement a layered, continually responsive approach to mitigation based on current data, local levels of COVID-19 transmission, and guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Chester County Health Department (CCHD).
    Higher rates of local community spread of COVID-19 will be met with more restrictive mitigation strategies across one or more of the layers listed below. These measures will move to the less restrictive end of the spectrum when conditions improve.
    The following graphic outlines each layer of mitigation Woodlynde School will employ during the 2021-22 school year. The specific strategy currently in effect within each layer is highlighted. Community members will be notified when a change in strategy is announced and can find the most up-to-date information on this site (woodlynde.org/covid) at any time.
    MASKING
    Masks are optional indoors and outdoors for students, colleagues, and visitors.
    When students are NOT present, fully vaccinated adults are not required to wear a mask. Unvaccinated adults must wear a mask indoors at all times unless actively eating or drinking.
    Masks will not be required outdoors, and classes will have frequent outdoor mask breaks.


    All students, colleagues, and visitors wear masks while indoors unless actively eating or drinking.
    DISTANCING / COHORTS
    Distancing will no longer be a calculation in classroom configurations.  Student cohorts will no longer be necessary.
    Student desks will be placed 3 ft. apart.  Large all-school gatherings such as morning assembly will resume in person.
    Student desks will be placed 3 ft. apart, and students will maintain that distance as much as possible when traveling throughout the buildings and outdoors.  Large all-school gatherings such as morning assembly will be held virtually.
    Student desks will be placed 6 ft. apart, and students will maintain that distance as much as possible when traveling throughout the buildings and outdoors.  Students will be kept in small, consistent cohorts limited to their class or grade level to reduce the possibility of required quarantine.
    LUNCH
    Students and colleagues will be served lunch in the servery.  The dining hall will be used at full capacity with all students eating in the dining hall.
    Students and colleagues will be served lunch in the servery.  Students will eat lunch in the dining hall and a variety of locations, including outside, in classrooms, and in the gym/APR to ensure at least 6 ft. of distance.
    Boxed lunches will be available for students and colleagues. Students will eat lunch in a variety of locations, including the dining hall, outside, in classrooms, in the gym/APR to ensure 6 ft. of distance.
    Boxed lunches will be available for students and colleagues.  Students will eat lunch in a variety of locations, including the dining hall, outside, in classrooms, in the gym/APR to ensure 6 ft. of distance.
    VISITORS
    We will return to our pre-pandemic visitor policies and procedures.
    Visitors will be permitted on campus by invitation and appointment only. This will include parents, admissions visitors, and small group adult events. Only regular visitors on professional business, including contractors, vendors, and specialists among others will be required to show proof of vaccination. All visitors will be required to wear a mask and complete a COVID-19 Symptoms Screening at the door.
    Visitors will be permitted on campus by invitation and appointment only.  This will include parents, admissions visitors, and small group adult events.  All visitors will be required to wear a mask, complete a COVID-19 Symptoms Screening at the door, and comply with current mitigation strategies. Visitors will be required to show proof of vaccination or provide proof of a negative COVID PCR test taken within five days.
    Visitors will not be permitted on campus.
    TESTING
    A completed 2021-22 COVID Testing Consent Form will be required from all parents/guardians prior to an instance of testing. All community members are encouraged to complete the form, currently available within the Magnus Health portal, as soon as possible.
    PCR and Rapid antigen testing will no longer be conducted by the school.
    Rapid antigen testing on campus for colleagues who are symptomatic may be instated based on need and community transmission.
    Cohort PCR testing will be conducted periodically based on community transmission rates, student vaccination status, and positive cases. Return to school PCR testing may be required following school breaks based on community rates of transmission.
    Cohort PCR testing will be conducted by grade level regularly and return to school PCR testing will be required following school breaks.
    VACCINATIONS
    Vaccinations will not be required for students, colleagues, or visitors.
    Vaccinations will be requested/encouraged of all eligible students.  Vaccinations or medical/religious exemptions will be required of all colleagues and regular visitors on professional business, including contractors, vendors, and specialists among others. 
    Vaccinations will be required for eligible students wishing to participate in team sports and singing activities. Vaccinations will be required of all colleagues and visitors. Proof of vaccinations will be required, and exemptions requests will be reviewed.
    Vaccinations will be required of eligible students, colleagues, and visitors.  Proof of vaccination will be required to be in person on campus. Exemption requests will be reviewed.
    MORNING HEALTH SCREEN:
    MAGNUS APP
    Health screening will no longer be required.
    Use of the Magnus App will be discontinued. Health screening will be completed at the door before entry. Students will be asked a series of questions prior to entering the building. Colleagues will do their own health screen prior to coming to work.
    Magnus Health Screen App will be required for all students and colleagues on a daily basis. Visitors to campus will be by appointment only and will screened before coming into the buildings.
    All colleagues and parents of students will be required to complete the Magnus Health App prior to 7:30 am on school days. Health checks at the door will include temperature checks.  Visitors will not be permitted on campus.
    TRAVEL
    All day trips/field trips and overnight travel will resume.
    Day trips/field trips will resume as well as overnight class trips in the Upper School.
    Day trips/field trips will resume on a limited basis in small cohort groups.
    No travel will be offered to students.  This includes overnight or day trips/field trips.
    ATHLETICS &
    AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
    All afterschool athletics will return to pre-pandemic offerings and games/matches.
    Afterschool clubs and athletics will return to pre-pandemic offerings with limited competition/interaction with students from other schools.
    Afterschool clubs and athletics will be limited in size and nature, including cohorts and include interaction with Woodlynde students only.
    No afterschool activities or athletics will be scheduled.
    HYGIENE
    Woodlynde School will continue to teach, encourage, and require students to demonstrate proper hand hygiene throughout the day. Students will wipe down their desks before and after class. Woodlynde’s facilities staff will remain dedicated to enhanced cleaning and sanitation measures throughout the school year.
    CHESTER COUNTY COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR ALL SCHOOLS