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.
ROBS is currently open for in-person learning across all grade levels, and visitors are welcome on campus. With the help of our Medical Advisory Team, we are continually monitoring transmission rates in our area, especially among children. ROBS will adjust current protocols as the data in our area evolve.
Below you will find the School’s quarantine policies for individuals who have:
(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.
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
- Difficulty breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Shaking or exaggerated shivering
- Significant muscle pain or ache
- 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, staff, and visitors
- Mandatory health screening for all visitors on campus
- Designated quarantine space—Q Room—for persons who develop COVID symptoms while on campus
- Certified contact tracer on staff
- A de-densification plan that reduces visitor attendance at large events on campus and generally limits attendance to one parent/child for on campus-meetings and events
ROBS confers regularly with its Medical Advisory Team to understand the emerging research and relevant risk factors associated with COVID, and more specifically, the highly infectious Delta variant. The following experts serve in an advisory capacity only. Based on their input and recommendations, the School’s Administrative Team makes policy and operational decisions.
James Allison, MD, FAAP
Texas Children’s Pediatrics
Principal, Citrine Strategies, Inc.
Risk Management Committee Representative & Current Parent
Jay Davis, MD
Houston Methodist Hospital
Chris Howard, MD, FCCP
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Specialist
Keila Lopez, MD, MPH
Pediatric Cardiologist, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Texas Children’s Hospital
Mahsa Massumi, MD
Internal Medicine Hospitalist
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center