Updated Visitor Guidelines for 2021-2022 School Year

We are excited to welcome visitors back into the building beginning the week of April 4, while the COVID-19 transmission levels in DC and within the Aidan community are LOW. If you would like to visit one of our classrooms or the school building, please take note of the guidelines detailed below. In order to provide consistency for the children, we will not be inviting parents into the building at arrival and dismissal. 

As of March 10, Aidan has adopted a “Mask Optional” policy, while DC and the Aidan Community are in LOW transmission, therefore anyone visiting the school during LOW transmission may choose not to wear a mask provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Proof of vaccination must be submitted to Nurse Lexi in advance (if you have not already done so in the past). 
  • Visitors take an at-home rapid COVID test within 24 hours of your visit, and send the results to l.pollack@aidanschool.org.
  • Visitors are not experiencing any COVID-like symptoms. 

If you do not take an at-home COVID test, or you are COVID-negative but are experiencing any COVID-like symptoms, you will be asked to wear a mask during your visit. At this time proof of vaccination is required in order to visit the building during the school day while children are present. The school also reserves the right to ask any student, staff member, or visitor to wear a mask at school due to symptoms, being in the Nurse’s office, and/or other indications. 

Hoping to visit one of our classrooms? Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Reach out to your child’s teacher, the school nurse, the school receptionist, and any other necessary staff members with the desired date and time of your visit. In order to minimize the possibility of cross contamination, visitors observing a classroom may only visit one classroom per day. If you have multiple children whose classrooms you would like to visit, you will need to plan those for different days.
  2. Once your visit is approved, please send a copy of your vaccination card to the school nurse at l.pollack@aidanschool.org, if you have not already done so in the past.
  3. Take an at-home rapid COVID test within 24 hours of your visit, and send the results to the school nurse at l.pollack@aidanschool.org.
  4. If you do not take an at-home COVID test, or you are COVID-negative but are experiencing any COVID-like symptoms, you will be asked to wear a mask during your visit.
  5. When you arrive, please sign in at the front desk, grab a visitor’s pass, and complete our COVID-19 questionnaire with information about yourself and any symptoms you may be experiencing.
  6. If necessary, you will be escorted to the classroom you are visiting.
  7. When you are ready to leave, please sign out at the front desk.

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