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Covid-19 Protocols

The St Mary Shnorhali School continues to lean on the expertise of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and DC Health for guidance on COVID-19 school operations. For the 2021-2022 academic year here is what families can expect at school to maintain a safe environment for in-person learning:


  • Practice safe routines: All staff, students, and visitors must wear a mask or face covering, and PPE and hygiene supplies will be provided.​

  • Enhanced cleaning protocols for high touch surfaces.

  • Space arrangements: Students should be separated as far as possible, and individual desks and tables are to be facing the same direction to the extent feasible. 

  • Student cohort interactions will be limited to the extent feasible, but there will be no cap for student or staff cohort interactions in any grade.​  

  • COVID-19 reporting protocols: Schools will report positive cases within the school community if a person has been in the building during their infectious period, along with a quarantine protocol. 


These layered mitigation strategies will ensure that our school is physically safe and healthy learning environments.  

Covid-19 Attestation Form

The Shnorhali School is committed to the safety of our staff and students.  This form must be completed before a student enrolls in the school.    By signing this form you promise to uphold the following standards.

  1. If the student has had the following symptoms he/she will not attend school for at least 10 days: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty, breathing, new loss of taste or smell, fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, chills, muscle aches, sore throat, headache, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion or runny nose, that are due to another health condition. 

  2. The student or someone in the student’s household is waiting for COVID-19 test results, has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or has been instructed by any health care provider or the health department to isolate or quarantine.

  3. The student has had close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 or suspected of having COVID-19, in the last 10 days.

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