Bring to School

  • Students should bring water bottles from home filled with water to last throughout the school day. Refills cannot be permitted.
  • Students are asked to bring their own snack.
  • Students should either bring their lunch or order from Simply Fresh.
  • See Level-Specific Safety Procedures below. 
  • Primary, Elementary, and Middle Years students are required to bring two (2) cloth masks to campus
  • Orientation and Primary students are asked to maintain three (3) sets of clean clothes in the classroom, as directed by their teacher. Students may not borrow clothes from other students.

Washing Hands

  • Students will be guided to thoroughly wash hands upon arrival and at least three (3) times each morning and at least three (3) times each afternoon.
  • Students will be asked to use hand sanitizer between washing. See Level-Specific Safety Procedures below. 


Carpool procedures are set forth in the Student and Family Handbook (2020-21) and are modified below.

  • Depending on the building, students will be directed to specific doorways for entering and exiting.
  • Due to COVID-19 and in the interest of teacher safety, the same parent/caregiver is recommended to make drop-off and pick-up each day.
  • At drop-off, Teachers/Assistants will take each child’s temperature. Children with a temperature of 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or more will not be permitted to enter campus.
  • See Level-Specific Safety Procedures below.


  • All students and adults will clean their shoes by stepping in a sanitizing bin and, subsequently, a drying in bin before entering the buildings.
  • All students will be asked to wash or sanitize hands immediately upon arriving in the classroom.


  • All adults will wear masks on campus.
  • Mask requirements for students are set forth below in the Level-Specific Safety Procedures. 
  • Backup / replacement masks will be available at school.
  • The CDC does not recommend the use of neck gaiters. Adults and students must wear masks, not neck gaiters, on campus.


  • Distancing will be encouraged in all classrooms.
  • Classroom seating, nap, and work areas will be arranged and “spaced as much as possible, ideally 6 feet apart,” per HHS licensing requirements.
  • Teachers will utilize outdoor learning spaces as often as possible.
  • Soft toys and items not easily cleaned have been removed from the classrooms.

Learning Materials

  • Books and learning materials will not be shared among classes.
  • Students will be provided personal use items such as pencils, rulers, markers, etc. Students will not use such items from a collective supply.

Moving About Campus

  • Student movement around campus will be reduced.
  • All students will participate in PE in the gym or outdoors. High-touch surfaces and materials will be sanitized between groups.
  • See Level-Specific Safety Procedures below. 

Mixing of Student Cohorts

Learning will continue to occur in separate homeroom classes, with the following exceptions:

  • Primary 1 & 3 may enjoy recess outdoors together;
  • Primary 2 & 4 may enjoy recess outdoors together;
  • Lower El students may combine for lessons;
  • Upper El students may combine for lessons and specialist classes;
  • 7th and 8th graders may combine for lessons and specialist classes.
  • Our Extended Care Cohorts are as follows.
    • 3 Cohorts in Orientation
      • Orientation 1
      • Orientation 2
      • Orientation 4
    • 2 Cohorts in Primary
      • Primary 1 & 3
      • Primary 2 & 4
    • 1 Cohort in Lower Elementary
    • 1 Cohort in Upper Elementary and Middle Years


  • In addition to regular cleaning of the campus, high-touch areas and restrooms will be cleaned and/or sanitized during the course of the day, per HHS requirements.
  • Tables, chairs, and learning materials will be cleaned and/or sanitized during the course of the day, per HHS requirements.
  • Cleaning supplies meet EPA standards, per CDC requirements.
  • All classrooms will utilize HVAC and ventilation. HVAC vents have been cleaned, and filters will be changed regularly.

Level-Specific COVID-19 Safety Procedures