Frequently Asked Questions

1. What happens if a student starts in-person and then decides that they are not comfortable?  Do they have to wait until the October date to go to remote learning? 

No, they do not have to wait to transition from in-person into remote learning. Please note that if your child begins the year learning remotely, he/she kids will have to wait until the designated transition times until he/she can return to learning on campus.

 

2. Why did you opt for the every other week schedule for the Orange scenario instead of different days during the week? 

The Orange scenario allows for 9 total days of separation from the campus, minimizing the spread of COVID-19 if a community member were to develop symptoms.

 

3. Will windows and doors be open? 

The windows and doors will be opened as much as possible. Classroom doors will be left open to reduce hallway crowding and windows will be open in classrooms, provided the practice increases air exchange in the room.


 

4. What changes have been made to the ventilation system? 

 

State-of-the-art ventilation systems have been installed in all new parts of the building.


 

5. Are kids allowed to wear face shields? 

 

Students can wear face shields but only with a face mask, as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


 

6. Is the casual dress applicable for the entire 2020-2021 school year? 

 

Yes, the casual dress code applies to the school year. 


 

7. Are there still going to be opportunities for kids to socialize? 

 

Yes, there will be free periods and clubs for socializing.


 

8. If we elect to stay virtual, can our children join for outdoor sports? 

 

Yes, students who are learning remotely can still participate in sports. 


 

9. How do you use the library if we choose to do school remotely? 

 

If students are learning remotely, they can log into the library databases from home.

 

10. Where will students gather during the lunch period when the weather prevents them from going outside?  

 

When the weather no longer permits for outdoor gatherings, students will gather in the school’s larger, in-door spaces, including the gyms.


 

11. What will be the protocol if someone does have COVID-19?
 

Please view our On-Campus Diagnosis page for details 

 

12. If a student falls sick, how will we alert their class and their siblings’ classes if applicable?

Classmates who have been in close contact with a student who has been diagnosed will be alerted. NA will work in collaboration with the Livingston Board of Health to do contact tracing. 


 

13. If a family member of a student test positive, are families compelled to let NA know? 

Yes, families should inform NA if a student tests positive for COVID-19.

Please view our On-Campus Diagnosis page for details