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COVID19 Information

Health & Safety Precautions at St. Paul Westlake

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, St. Paul Westlake was a leader in responding to the COVID-19 crisis in 2020 through its eLearning program.  Last school year, we successfully navigated a complete academic year with in-person, 5-day-a-week classes on campus.  Now, as we prepare a return to school in August, the Administration, in cooperation with the St. Paul School Board, parents, and church leadership, have determined that we believe it is in the best interest of our students to allow for certain health decisions to be made by the parents, keeping in mind the ever-evolving situation of COVID-19.
Back To School COVID Information for 2021-2022 School Year:

On Campus Health Practices

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Hand Hygiene
St. Paul will continue our hand sanitization program created in the 20-21 school year.  Anyone entering campus will immediately sanitize and/or wash their hands.  All students and staff will have access to hand sanitizing stations (minimum 60% alcohol) in each classroom, as well as common areas (Atrium, Entrances, School Office, etc.)  All school staff are trained in the handwashing procedures as detailed in Appendix B of the Ohio Administrative Code 5101:2-12-13.  Students will be given ample time, at multiple times throughout the day, to thoroughly wash their hands and use hand sanitizer.  All students and staff will immediately sanitize their hands upon entering a classroom.  Students and staff will be reminded to practice good hand hygiene.

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 At-Home Daily Health Assessments
All students and staff will complete a daily health assessment before arriving to campus.   Anyone with a temperature of 100oF or above, or anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 (without other health reasons for such symptoms confirmed by a doctor) must stay home.  Students or staff who demonstrate COVID-19 symptoms at school  - cough, shortness of breath, or fever - will be sent home.  We ask all families to be diligent in their daily checks to help ensure a healthy campus!

 Face Masks
Face masks are OPTIONAL for all St. Paul community members when on campus.  Parents are encouraged to consult their child's pediatrician for information regarding mask wearing for their child.

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Campus Cleaning & Sanitization of Facilities
In coordination with our custodial contractor and Board of Trustees, surfaces will be cleaned frequently and regularly throughout the day.  High-touch areas such as light switches, door handles, railings, computers, keyboards, desks, chairs, and sink handles will be areas of focus during the school day.  All staff will be responsible in helping to keep our campus clean and sanitary - something we've always taken pride in doing! 

Return to School Policy

School staff or students with a confirmed, or medically presumed, case of COVID-19 or those who have been in "Close Contact" with another person with a confirmed, or medically presumed, case of COVID-19 must meet all of the following requirements prior to returning to campus:
  • No fever for 72-hours without the use of medication
  • All respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, etc.) have improved
  • Completed a mandatory quarantine of no less than 10 days
  • Have received confirmation from school administration to return to campus