Covid-19 Updates

COVID-19 Preparations

We continue to closely monitor the situation and take steps to ensure the health and safety of our community. Campus leaders are meeting regularly to review the rapidly changing situation, and decisions are being guided by the advice of medical professionals and the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). We will update this page with the latest information and announcements.  

Health Precautions
Please be extra vigilant in practicing good health habits to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission during this time. Be especially mindful not to share personal items, including drinks, utensils, etc. 

Here are other important precautions to take:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you are sick, avoid crowded spaces, including classes and public events.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Medical Information Resources

Spring Travel

Rippowam CIsqua School is asking families to demonstrate great prudence and wise decision-making in their travels during spring break. RCS remains committed to the classification system being disseminated by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the NY State Department of Health, and the US State Department, and will ask families who are traveling from highly impacted areas to delay their return to school for the time period indicated by those agencies. As the classifications are shifting rapidly, RCS strongly encourages families to be vigilant as to the potential impact of their travel plans on their child’s school attendance.

Information Letters from the Head of School

The School is providing parents with the most timely and accurate information possible during this rapidly changing situation. These updates were also shared with faculty and staff.

Coronavirus Update - February 28, 2020

Coronavirus Update - March 3, 2020

Coronavirus Update - March 6, 2020

Coronavirus Update - March 10, 2020

Coronavirus Update - March 17, 2020
Lower Campus (PreK-Grade 4)
325 West Patent Road
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
phone: (914) 244-1200
Upper Campus (Grades 5-9)
439 Cantitoe Street 
Bedford, NY 10506
phone: (914) 244-1250
Rippowam Cisqua School is a PreK-Grade 9 independent day school in Westchester County, New York. RCS offers challenging academics built on innovation, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, wellness, leadership, service learning, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
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