Health & Wellness Protocols
The health and safety of our students and faculty/staff are top priorities. We work to maintain a learning environment that considers the intellectual, social-emotional, and physical well-being of our school family.
- Vaccination and Infection Status: Parents & caregivers are encouraged use this form to inform the school of their student’s vaccination and infection status for the purpose of determining quarantine requirements following identification of a positive case at school.
- Testing: Each Friday we conduct COVID-19 surveillance testing at both campuses. Testing is mandatory for all faculty/staff and open to any student with parental consent. If you would like to have your child participate in weekly surveillance testing, a link to a quick and easy virtual consent form is included here. You will only be notified if the result is positive or if your student is directly impacted. Click here to view the current breakdown of confirmed COVID cases at our school. Click here to view the Atlanta Public Schools COVID-19 weekly case report.
- Masks Optional: We will continue to have an optional mask protocol for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors, with the exception of recently positive students/staff (must wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days after testing positive). We can provide surgical grade masks to any student who would like to wear one.
- Quarantine Guidance: Atlanta Public Schools (APS) has prepared Quarantine and Isolation Protocols that include specific details on who needs to quarantine after exposure to a positive COVID-19 case and who doesn’t need to quarantine after exposure.
- Safety and Cleaning: We will continue to have two (2) medical grade HEPA air purifiers in every classroom. Water fountains at the elementary campus will be used only for filling water bottles. Make sure to send your child to school with a water bottle.
Please email Nurse Hicks at the EC or Nurse Leslye at the MC if your child is diagnosed with Strep Pharyngitis (strep throat), Influenza, Chicken Pox or COVID-19. We have students who are immunocompromised and it is critical that we are notified of any infectious illnesses in the classroom.
Student Health Profile
Please update or complete your child’s Health Profile in SchoolDoc by August 8th. By now you should have received an email from SchoolDoc.com with instructions on how to complete your student’s Health Profile. If your student was enrolled at ANCS during the 2021-2022 school year, your SchoolDoc login and password will remain the same for the upcoming school year. If you are new to ANCS this year you will receive an invitation email to set up your account and you will be able to complete the Health Profile. If you do not see an email from SchoolDoc in your inbox, please check your spam folders. Your student’s Health Profile should be completed and submitted by August 8th.
Medications at School
If your student has a severe allergy (food, insect, etc) that requires the use of an emergency epinephrine injector, please notify Nurse Hicks (EC) or Nurse Leslye (MC) and please send that rescue medication in with your student. All emergency medications are kept in the classroom for quick access and travel with the student throughout the building, as necessary. All ANCS staff have been trained on how to use an Epipen and how to recognize the signs/symptoms of anaphylaxis.
If your student has Asthma and carries an emergency rescue inhaler, please notify Nurse Hicks (EC) or Nurse Leslye (MC) and please send the rescue inhaler to school with your student.
Meals and snacks brought to school may not contain peanuts or tree nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc.). This list can be a helpful resource when choosing snacks and treats that are peanut and tree nut-free. Always check the nutrition label for up-to-date allergy information and ingredients. Due to the risk of cross-contamination, homemade food is not allowed to be shared. Shared food must contain a preprinted label with an ingredient list.