Don't Forget the FIVE

The following are five non-negotiable safety protocols when on campus.

1. Complete daily attestation form.
2. Wear a mask at all times.
3. Sanitize hands and surfaces.
4. Maintain 6 feet of distance.
5. Stay home if you're feeling unwell.

Returning After Quarantine

Details regarding return-to-school guidelines, the School's travel policy, and testing can be found here

If a student or member of the faculty or staff has been identified as a close contact or has received a positive test result, they must notify the School. Parents and guardians should notify the School Nurses on behalf of their son; faculty and staff should notify Human Resources.

School nurses will work with families and individuals to determine which course of action fits their circumstances best. 

Please Note: St. John's Prep's protocols have been endorsed by the SJP COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group and differ from Massachusetts state guidelines. 

  • Return to Campus with Test Option: An individual is off campus for 10 days with a negative PCR test on day 8 and no symptoms. The individual can return to campus on day 11.

  • Return to Campus with No Test Option: An individual is off campus for 14 days and does not take a test. No symptoms during the last 72 hours. The individual can return to campus on day 15.
Cases or Symptoms on Campus

The School has developed protocols should a positive case be confirmed on campus, or if an individual is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. 

If a student, faculty, or staff member has been exposed to a positive case of COVID-19, or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, inform the School Nurse or Director of Human Resources:

Ms. Margie Clifford for Middle School faculty / staff
Ms. Heidi Rubin for high school faculty / staff
Ms. Tracii Schaeublin for all staff based in the Administration Building or 21 Spring Street.
Temperature Monitoring

The School does not engage in temperature monitoring. 

Contact tracing

In the event of a positive diagnosis, the School is committed to supporting a contact tracing process as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Daily Attestation Form

All students, faculty, staff, and visitors to St. John's Prep must fill out the Daily Attestation Form before coming to campus.

Travel Policy

Details regarding return-to-school guidelines, the School's travel policy, and testing can be found here

The School's policy regarding travel to "high risk" states and re-entry to St. John's has been vetted and endorsed by members of the SJP COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group. It is expected that all faculty, staff, students, and parents will comply with the policy.

If you are traveling to a "high risk" state or hosting guests from a "high risk" state:

  1. Parents and students must notify the School Nurse of any plans to travel to states that are listed as “high risk,” or host guest from states that are listed as “high risk” at least seven (7) days prior to the planned travel or hosting. Faculty and staff must notify Human Resources.
  2. Students, faculty, or staff who travel to states that are listed as “high risk” or host guests, from states listed as “high risk” are required to submit two negative PCR COVID-19 tests to the School prior to being allowed to return to campus. 
    • The two tests must be separated by four (4) days. 
    • The first test must be taken upon arriving home or when guests depart.  
    • Students, faculty, and staff will not be permitted on campus until the two negative PCR COVID-19 tests are submitted to the School Nurse (Students), Human Resources (Faculty / Staff). 

The School abides by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' travel order.

Testing for COVID-19

Details regarding return-to-school guidelines, the School's travel policy, and testing can be found here

The School has initiated a surveillance testing program, using the pooled saliva protocol. The surveillance testing program tests random groups of faculty, staff and students. The School will continue to seek input from our  COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group regarding these random groups and adjustments moving forward.

Well-Being

These are challenging times, and they impact us all in different ways. The School is committed to provide holistic programming and supports for all members of our campus community. 

Parents with concerns for their son’s well-being should contact a School Counselor. Faculty and staff with individual concerns should contact Tracii Schaeublin, Director of Human Resources.

Maintenance Protocols

The School has developed a multitude of maintenance protocols, including increased sanitization, cleaning, electromagnetic spraying, and changes to our HVAC systems.