COVID-19 Return to School Protocols

For In-Person Learning during the Hybrid Schedule

Student Tests POSITIVE for COVID-19

  1. Your child must isolate for:

    1. At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared or if asymptomatic, 10 days since providing the test sample and

    2. At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and

    3. Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving

  2. After having your child evaluated by a Medical Doctor, please call the school nurse to inform the school nurse of your child’s status.

  3. Before your child will be permitted to return to in-person school after isolation, you must provide the school nurse with a note from a Medical Doctor stating that your child has been evaluated for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and the student is clear to return to school. This medical note will be reviewed by the principal who may consult with the school physician to determine if/when your child is able to return to school.

Student is SYMPTOMATIC

  1. Your child must isolate for:

    1. At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and

    2. At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and

    3. Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving

  2. Have your child evaluated by a Medical Doctor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

    1. This may require that your child is tested for COVID-19.

  3. After having your child evaluated by a Medical Doctor, please call the school nurse to inform the school nurse of your child’s status.

  4. Before your child will be permitted to return to in-person school after the 10 day isolation period, you must provide the school nurse with a note from a Medical Doctor stating that your child has been evaluated for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and the student is clear to return to school. This medical note will be reviewed by the principal who may consult with the school physician to determine if/when your child is able to return to school.

Student is determined to be a CLOSE CONTACT to a Confirmed COVID-19 Positive Case

  1. Your child must quarantine for 14 days since exposure/close contact. Remote learning will be provided.

  2. We strongly recommend that you have your child evaluated as soon as practicable by a Medical Doctor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

    1. This may require that your child is tested for COVID-19.

  3. After having your child evaluated by a Medical Doctor, please call the school nurse to inform the school nurse of your child’s status.

  4. Before your child will be permitted to return to in-person school after the 14 day quarantine, you must provide the school nurse with a note from a Medical Doctor stating that your child has been evaluated for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and the student is clear to return to school. This medical note will be reviewed by the principal who may consult with the school physician to determine if/when your child is able to return to school.


In accordance with the New Jersey Department of Health, “close contact” is defined as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.)

New Jersey Travel Advisory - Out of State Travel

  1. If the student traveled internationally or to any state with a travel advisory in the last 14 days, the student must quarantine for 14 days.

  2. The student may return to school after the 14 day quarantine period as long as the student did not become symptomatic.

  3. If the student becomes symptomatic during the 14 day quarantine period, please follow protocols for “Student is Symptomatic” above.

Student determined to be a CLOSE CONTACT to a person who was EXHIBITING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

  1. Your child must quarantine for 14 days since exposure/close contact. Remote learning will be provided.

  2. We strongly recommend that you have your child evaluated by a Medical Doctor if they begin to exhibit signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

  3. If your child becomes symptomatic during the quarantine period or your child tests positive for COVID-19, please call the school nurse to inform the school nurse of your child’s status.



Complete 14 Day Quarantine (no MD note required):

Your child may return to school after completing the 14 day quarantine if your child does not

become symptomatic and/or your child does not test positive for COVID-19.


Return Prior to 14 Day Quarantine (no MD note required):

The high school will inform you if your child will be permitted to return to in-person school prior to completion of the 14 day quarantine if the person exhibiting symptoms tests negative with a PCR or receives an alternate diagnosis and your child does not become symptomatic or tests positive for COVID-19.


Complete 14 Day Quarantine & MD Note Required:

If the person exhibiting symptoms tests positive for COVID-19 during your child’s 14 day quarantine period, the high school will inform you. Before your child will be permitted to return to in-person school after the 14 day quarantine, you must provide the school nurse with a note from a Medical Doctor stating that your child has been evaluated for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and the student is clear to return to school. This medical note will be reviewed by the principal who may consult with the school physician to determine if/when your child is able to return to school.