COVID-19 Policies (2021-22)

After a challenging 2020-21 school year, we know more than ever just how fundamental school is 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 in the 2021-22 school year is once again driven by our commitment to preserving the most ROBS-like experience in the context of COVID-19.

We will be open for full Preschool-Eighth Grade in-person learning, and we will offer a virtual option only for students with extended COVID-related absences. We are excited to welcome our students and families back to campus in the safest way possible. Please continue to monitor this website; because guidance continues to change frequently, we plan to publish our COVID-19 policies for the 2021-22 school year on August 15.

We are happy to announce the members of our 2021-22 Medical Advisory Team.

James Allison, MD, FAAP
Texas Children’s Pediatrics

Jacquelyn Cox
Current Parent

Jay Davis, MD
Internal Medicine
Houston Methodist Hospital

Chris Howard, MD, FCCP
Clinical Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Specialist
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

Mahsa Massumi, MD
Internal Medicine Hospitalist
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

The School’s COVID-19 policy will outline 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.

The School’s complete 2021-22 COVID-19 policy will be published August 15.

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.


  • 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
  • Classrooms configured to allow for 3 feet of distancing when possible, in accordance with guidelines from the CDC and AAP
  • 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 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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