Guidelines & Protocol
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At St. Luke's School, we are committed to the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our committees relied on the recommendations of the CDC, the New York State Department of Health, the NYS Department of Education, health professionals, ABA Studios, Polise Consulting Engineers, and Environmental Management Solutions of New York. 

Since returning to school in the fall of 2020, we have continued to meet, implement, assess, and modify our plans. As the nature of learning during COVID-19 has changed, we have adapted to meet needs. In January 2021, we implemented a new weekly pool testing protocol. In the fall of 2021, in order to provide a safe and healthy environment for everyone in our community, we implemented a new COVID-19 vaccination requirement for children 12 and up. We will continue to provide weekly testing for those students under 12, and encourage younger children who are eligible to get the vaccine. Though the community remains stable and strong, our response to the COVID-19 pandemic is always evolving during this challenging and unpredictable time. To see what we have done and how we've responded to COVID-19, view our visual timeline. For our most up-to-date safety protocols and guidelines, review our COVID-19 Appendix.

Our approach to learning in the time of COVID-19 is a reflection of how we hope to serve our community, meet the requirements of our regulatory agencies, and live our mission.