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. 

COVID-19 Protocols

  • Masks will remain optional, 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.

  • In accordance with updated guidance from both the CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and in accordance with Atlanta Public Schools (APS), we will no longer be conducting weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing. We will continue to provide, if needed, at-home antigen testing kits to those that may have been exposed at school or show signs/symptoms of COVID-19.

  • We will continue to have (2) medical-grade Hepa Filtration air purifiers and clorox disinfecting wipes in every classroom.

  • We will continue to follow DPH/CDC isolation protocols (return to school after testing positive or after a known exposure to a positive case).The most up to date guidelines are linked below.

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 with instructions on how to complete your student’s Health Profile. If your student was enrolled at ANCS during the 2022-2023 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.

Nut-Free Policy

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.