Victory College Prep developed its COVID-19 protocols using guidelines
provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
Marion County Public Health Department,
and other local, state, and federal agencies.
VCP Protocol Categories
1) Students, faculty, and staff masking is optional as of March 7, 2022, but VCP STRONGLY ENCOURAGES MASK USE when an individual is around others indoors on our campus. Ultimately, masking is a personal decision made by students, their families, and VCP personnel. Faculty and staff will no longer monitor the use of masks.
2) Guests to the VCP campus are similarly encouraged to wear a mask during their visit, but guest masking is not required as of March 7, 2022.
3) Student masking on Miller Transportation buses (the VCP transportation vendor) is optional as of March 7, 2022, but VCP STRONGLY ENCOURAGES MASK USE for bus riders.
4) VCP may furnish single-use masks upon request (as supplies are available).
CONFIRMED CASES + COVID-LIKE SYMPTOMS
1. Students and families/employees are responsible for daily self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms.
2. Students/employees with a confirmed case of COVID-19
- must notify the school; faculty/staff must notify their supervisor immediately when they have tested positive for COVID;
- must quarantine for 5 days following the onset of symptoms, regardless of vaccination status;
- should return to school 6 days after onset of symptoms if symptoms are resolving and provided they continue to mask properly in the classroom for a minimum of 5 consecutive additional days;
- those who would be unable to mask properly upon their return to school are required to extend their quarantine period from 5 to 10 days and must be symptom-free for a period 24 hours prior to reporting back to school;
- in a rare case when symptoms are not resolving after 5 days, those are required to extend their quarantine period from 5 to 10 days and must be symptom-free for a period of period 24 hours prior to reporting back to school;
- must, in the case of employees, use PTO for the duration of their quarantine time.
3. Students/employees with COVID-like symptoms
- must isolate at home and complete COVID test within 24 hours of isolation start (test kits may be available from VCP upon request pending availability), and
- if positive; must follow steps outlined in 2 above
- if negative; may return to school upon furnishing proof the negative result
- that occur during the school day will be rapid tested on campus and sent to the on-campus isolation room (girls locker room) until results are available
- if positive; remain in the on-campus isolation room until transportation from campus is available (assuming self-transportation is not an option) and must follow steps outlined in 2 above
- if negative; may return to the classroom provided they continue to mask properly in the classroom
- all grade levels will be expected to have a staff member who can proctor the on-campus isolation room “on demand” in the event of a student-involved circumstance.
CLOSE CONTACTS + SCHOOL-ISSUED QUARANTINE
4. VCP will no longer perform contact tracing and related reporting as of March 7, 2022.
- As a result of the above 4, VCP will no longer issue grade-level quarantine orders when receiving confirmation of a confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a student or faculty and staff member.
These precautions remain in effect regardless of vaccine status and any changes to public health agencies’ guidance.
- It is strongly recommended that all individuals sanitize their hands upon entry and exit to all rooms.
- Water fountains will remain closed until further notice. Students are encouraged to bring their own water bottles and to use the school bottle filling stations.
- Staff break rooms will be open.
- Grade 4-12 locker access is no longer limited to specific times of the day as of March 7, 2022.
- Student seating charts will be used in all classrooms but as of March 7, 2022, students may be grouped and regrouped throughout the room, and faculty and staff will no longer monitor a 3’ radius for social distancing purposes. Seating charts are not required in the cafeteria.
- Students and families/employees are expected to “self-check” for COVID-19 symptoms daily. Any individual experiencing COVID-like symptoms should quarantine until a COVID test can be administered and a result obtained. These individuals should not come to the building for any reason.
Victory College Prep is providing an ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic with support from
the Federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER).
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