COVID-19 Updates

This page serves as a resource for updates regard­ing Waverly’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to commu­ni­cate impor­tant updates to our fami­lies via email, and we will regu­larly post addi­tional resources on this page.

2021 – 2022 School Year

Updated: August 18, 2021

The Waverly School plans for a full return of all students for the 2021 – 2022 school year, with in-person instruc­tion for all of our students. It is our goal to return to as regular” a school envi­ron­ment as possi­ble, while also comply­ing with all mandates and require­ments placed upon us. 

As things develop, we will continue to update our plans and proto­cols. We seek to respond to both updated guide­lines from the state, county, and city, as well as be thought­ful to the commu­nity feed­back. As of August 18, 2021, we are requir­ing regular testing as briefly outlined below: 

  • Weekly on-campus PCR tests (ante­rior nasal swabs) each Wednes­day using a testing firm. To begin the school year, and for the fore­see­able future, this will be required for all students and all employ­ees, regard­less of vaccination status. 
  • Later, should we wish to scale back our testing, we will then require it for all unvac­ci­nated indi­vid­u­als (students and employ­ees), and optional for all others. Proof of vacci­na­tion will be required for anyone choos­ing not to receive a test.
  • We will require all students and employ­ees to be tested before the start of school, regard­less of vacci­na­tion status. This will take place on Wednes­day, Septem­ber 1, on campus. Outside PCR tests will be allowed if conducted within 72 hours of this date.

We will be limit­ing the number of on-campus activ­i­ties for parents and outside guests, and those which do take place will be outdoors, phys­i­cally distanced, and masked. Large events, such as Back to School Night, will be held on Zoom. 

For a detailed plan and overview cover­ing topics such as masking, testing, field trips, and meals, please read our August 18 update (PDF).

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