COVID-19

We know school is fundamental for our kids’ development and well-being. On top of academic instruction, school fosters social and emotional skills, opportunities for physical activity, and sustaining relationships. We also know that learning is a nonstarter if students aren’t safe and healthy. Learning at ROBS this year is driven by our commitment to preserving the most ROBS-like experience in the context of COVID-19.

All students, with the exception of those who have opted in to remote learning, are attending on-campus, in-person instruction. The schedules have been modified to accommodate classroom changes. You can access the current schedule using the button below.


The School’s COVID-19 policy outlines the School’s response protocols in the event someone on campus has COVID-19 as well as the requirements for any employee or student who:

(1) receives a lab-positive COVID test;

(2) develops COVID symptoms; or

(3) has been in “close contact” with someone who has lab-tested positive for COVID.

 

COVID-19 Policy

If your student is unable to successfully pass the daily health screening because he/she has COVID-19 symptoms or has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, please contact Head Nurse Michelle Bunch (mbunch@robs.org or 713.623.6938 ext. 403). Please also let us know if someone in your child’s household tests positive for COVID-19. Nurse Bunch will help guide you through the next steps as they apply to your specific case. The School’s COVID-19 policy outlines these steps as well.

Each member of the ROBS community plays an important role in keeping students, faculty, and staff safe and well. The School will monitor health screening information daily through SchoolPass. You must certify that the answers you provide are true to the best of your knowledge. Please see the COVID-19 Response Plan for specific protocols on what to do if your child exhibits these symptoms.

DO NOT COME ON CAMPUS IF:

  • Temperature of 100F or higher
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Shaking or exaggerated shivering
  • Significant muscle pain or ache
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Instruction on proper handwashing technique and frequent handwashing
  • Hand sanitizer at entrances and exits
  • More frequent cleaning practices on campus
  • Doors and windows open to improve air flow when possible
  • Masks mandatory for all faculty, staff, and students
  • Daily health screenings of all students, faculty, and staff; infrared monitors at entrances as an additional temperature screen
  • Designated stairwells and “lanes” in hallways to manage traffic flow to reduce density
  • Water fountains closed; students will bring personal water bottles
  • Students cohorted to minimize cross-contamination and make contact tracing easier if a confirmed case happens on campus
    • Cohorts maintained at all times, including lunch, recess, and P.E.
    • Size of cohorts increase as COVID threat level diminishes
  • Classrooms reconfigured to allow for social distancing; plexiglass dividers installed as additional layer of protection
  • Individual supply boxes for each student; supplies cleaned in between lessons
  • Scheduled handwashing/sanitizing in between activities or classes
  • No shared devices; all Lower School and Middle School students use personally assigned device
  • 48-hour decontamination period for all library books
  • Designated bathroom for each grade in grades 1 – 8; no group bathroom breaks
  • Playground use limited to one cohort at a time; playgrounds frequently disinfected
  • Designated entrances and exits for each grade level in Lower School and Middle School; doors to remain open during arrival and dismissal periods
  • Virtual field trips
  • Designated quarantine space—Q Room—for persons who develop COVID symptoms while on campus
  • Certified contact tracer on staff

Our policies and procedures are frequently updated based on evolving guidance from a variety of resources, including:

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