We cannot wait to see all of our beautiful students in person this August! We know that it can be scary sending your children back to school in person when COVID-19 still poses a risk to children, however we are continuing to closely monitor public health guidelines as we update our health guidelines for the 22-23 school year. In the meantime, please find below a list of health and safety protocols and considerations for the 22-23 school year.
* Updated last on July 4th, 2022. We will continue to edit this page as we receive further guidance from the Texas Education Agency.
Masks/Face Covering Policy
Masks are optional for all students, staff, and visitors at Promesa Academy.
Hygiene at School
We will continue to have hand sanitizer readily available all across campus.
We are excited to announce that we will have a full-time nurse on campus for the 2022-23 school year!
We ask that all families continue to self-screen their children for COVID symptoms before sending them to school. If your child is exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 that are out of the ordinary (e.g. not associated with known allergies), your child should self-quarantine.
COVID-19 on Campus and Close Contacts
A. Student Tests Positive
Any student who has tested positive for COVID-19 and who is symptomatic is required to stay at home for at least 5 days after the onset of symptoms. Students who test positive for COVID-19 but do not have any symptoms must stay home until at least 5 days after the day they were tested.
B. Positive Case on Campus
If someone with a positive COVID-19 test has been at school, we will notify our local health department and all families at Promesa of the positive case. We will also notify all families that have children in that staff member's or student's class if their child was in close contact with the positive-tested individual.
Close contact is defined as anyone who has been within six feet of the infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. Close contacts do not include people who are fully vaccinated, people who were previously diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last three months, or students who were within three to six feet of an infected person in an indoor classroom setting if both students correctly and consistently wore well-fitting masks the entire time. Please note that this definition of close contact and exception is per CDC guidelines.
C. Student in Close Contact with an Individual who Tests Positive
Students who are in close contact with a household member who tests positive for COVID-19 will be required to self-quarantine. They may return to school once 5 days have passed if no symptoms are present, even without testing. If a student is in temporary contact with an individual who tests positive but is able to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, the student may return to school. Frequent monitoring of the student for COVID-19 symptoms is highly encouraged in this situation.