Rippowam Cisqua School is taking proactive measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
We are grateful that many of our COVID-19 restrictions from last year will prove to be more manageable and that the daily experience of our community will feel more normal than it did last year. Physical distancing in classrooms will allow for greater mobility, students will maneuver through the halls more freely, outdoor activities (including recess and outdoor classes) will be mask-free, interscholastic sports are returning, and we anticipate far more drama performance opportunities for all the students. In so many ways, this year should feel much lighter.
We are, though, acutely aware of the shifting dynamics of this virus, particularly its impact on children. Throughout last year, we consistently based our decisions on the expertise provided by scientists and medical professionals, and we will continue to do so this year. After much discussion internally, and with the full support of the Community Health and Safety Committee and the Board of Trustees, RCS has decided to implement the following requirements for the 2021-22 school year.