COVID 2022-2023

FAQ’s for Parents

  • Green Vale will continue to adhere to the New York Department of Health’s guidance on all COVID-related requirements for schools. 
  • Masks are not required in school or on school transportation; masks are optional for any student who chooses to wear one. 
  • Schedules and spaces have been set without an expectation for social distancing or cohorting.
  • Please continue to review your child’s health status daily prior to sending them to school.
  • Green Vale strongly advises all students to receive COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots as they become eligible. 
What if my child exhibits COVID-19 symptoms?
Students experiencing symptoms should remain at home and test as soon as possible.

What if my child tests positive for COVID-19?
All cases:
With symptoms:
  • Day Zero is the day of symptom onset
  • Day One is the first full day after symptom onset. 
No symptoms:
  • Day 0 is the day their positive test was conducted (not when the result was received).
  • Day 1 is the first full day after the day they were tested.
  • If symptoms develop within 10 days of testing, the five-day isolation clock restarts at Day 0 on the day of symptom onset. 
When can my child return to school after infection?
Students may return to school after five days as long as:
  • They have been fever-free without fever-reducing medicine for 24 hours;
  • Their symptoms are improving; and
  • They wear a mask through Day 10 or until testing negative.
What if my child is exposed to COVID, either at school or elsewhere?
We strongly advise that anyone exposed follow the CDC recommendations espoused by the New York Department of Health. No contact tracing will take place, nor will precautionary quarantine be required.  All students, including siblings of a positive student, will continue to attend school in person.  

Will parents be notified of positive cases at school?
The nurse will notify parents if there is a positive case in their child’s grade. 

Can my child learn remotely if they contract COVID-19?
Remote learning will not be offered this year.  Teachers will prepare work for children through their Google classroom page or leave materials to be picked up from the main office.

What is the policy for parents and other visitors to campus?
  • Parents and visitors are permitted on campus without a mask and do not need to show proof of vaccination.
  • Please adhere to the Parent Handbook’s stated policy for visiting campus at times other than arrival and dismissal:
    • “To minimize interruption during the school day, parents and visitors may not be on campus without a pre-arranged appointment or meeting. This includes delivery of items (sports gear, books, forgotten assignments, etc.) Such items may only be left in the front office, never in the child’s cubby or locker.”