Back to School Updates
On May 16, 2020, McCallie Head of School Lee Burns organized five task forces under the leadership of Assistant Head of School Kenny Sholl. The task forces were charged with developing recommendations for the reopening of school in the context of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The task forces, which consisted of many members of the McCallie community, conducted their initial work over a period of three weeks in late May and June. A preliminary report containing both recommendations and open questions was produced on June 18. Subsequently many protocols recommended in the preliminary report were tested during summer programs and summer training for varsity athletes. No Coronavirus cases were reported during summer programs or summer training. Incorporation of new information as well as further consideration of open questions by the five task forces has resulted in this final report of recommendations.
The information below answers many specific questions about the start of school.
Click the button below to download the full reopening of school report.
Reopening of School Report
- Will everyone be required to wear a mask all the time?
- What if someone does not wear their mask?
- Will there be opportunities for a mask break?
- Will McCallie supply masks or do I need to provide my own?
- What types of masks are allowed?
- Can my son wear a face shield instead of a mask?
- Why does my son need multiple masks?
- What is the best way to clean my son’s mask?
- Will my son be required to get a Coronavirus test before coming to school?
- What type of Coronavirus testing is required?
- Where can my son be tested for Coronavirus?
- What if the test result is not back before time to go to school?
- Will my son have to quarantine before returning to campus?
- Will my son be tested during the fall semester?
- What happens if my son receives a positive Coronavirus test result?
- Will students be sent home if they should test positive while at school?
- When will boarding students move-in to the dorms?
- Will there be sign up times for move-in?
- What if none of the time slots work for me?
- Will there be a time limit during move-in?
- Is there a limit on how many people per family can help during move-in?
- Will masks be required by both family and students during move-in?
For Additional Information
Testing and Health Screening
Kristen Smith, RN, BSN
Director of Student Health Services
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