2021-2022 COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Mrs. Brittany Theimer
  • The 21-22 COVID-19 Dashboard is posted under the Resource tab on your myWeiss portal. If your child has been exposed, you will receive a personal call from Dr. Tammy Ferguson.
    • IF your child has tested positive - THEN your child will isolate at home for 10 days. Any siblings will also quarantine for 10 days.
    • IF your child has been exposed - THEN your child will quarantine for four days minimum from date of exposure. Student will be able to return with a negative PCR test. Please contact Mrs. Pam Tripp if you would like to test with Dr. Dowie. The sibling of the exposed student does not need to stay home unless they have symptoms. They are considered second-hand exposure.
  • If your child experiences any COVID related symptoms while at school, we will call home right away to get consent to test your child at school, or you can come on campus to test your own child at school, or pick up your child to test at another facility. The test results will tell us whether your child can stay at school that same day or will need to be picked up immediately.
  • If you travel by plane, please plan to quarantine for four days and then PCR test before returning to campus.
  • Masks will be worn indoors and outdoors by all students and adults. We are now eating lunch outside and are spreading students out while eating. A stimulation study that came out this week showed that, in classrooms, surgical masks reduce transmission 8-fold. Surgical masks have a great filter, but sometimes they are way too loose on kids. Fit and filter are very important with Delta. For great masks look for ASTM-certified surgical or tight-fitting cloth masks for kids. For fantastic masks, look for KN95 or KF94 made for kids. N95’s are not made for kids, so do not buy them for kids to wear; they don’t fit correctly. Dr. Eva Enns from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health put together an amazing list with specific kid mask brands here. Dr. Linsey Marr at Virginia Tech also made an amazing list here.
  • We have air purifiers in every classroom and office, but we have decided to upgrade to a larger square footage system beginning Tuesday, August 31st.
The Weiss School is a co-ed private school that serves gifted students in PreK-3 through 8th grade in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. A Weiss School education prepares students to think analytically and creatively, act socially responsible, live vigorously, and create imaginatively in a warm and supportive educational environment.