Our 2020-2021 Journey
Our goal is to execute a school plan that safeguards our mission and strategic pillars of progressive teaching and learning, diversity/equity/inclusion, community, and continuous improvement while mitigating risk and maximizing our commitment to our community members’ health and well-being. We will therefore adhere to the most comprehensive, current, and respected research regarding health, wellness, mitigation, management of classrooms and other school spaces, and all other aspects of school life. Within this goal is our knowledge as educators, affirmed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and other studies, that children's social-emotional wellness is significantly better supported by being together with each other and with their teachers, and crucial to their best possible learning.
We are pleased that vaccinations are now accessible for 12-15 year olds and appointments can be made at many local pharmacies and various facilities. Both Jersey City and Hoboken are already scheduling children for appointments.
2020-2021 School Year
COVID TESTING AT STEVENS
Beginning in January 2021, Stevens students and staff will be required to participate in Stevens' Testing Program, each week that they attend school in-person. This program will entail a pooled saliva testing approach and will be overseen by Mirimus.
This population surveillance screening process allows us to identify potential COVID cases in the school even if a student or teacher is asymptomatic. We are aware that this process has proved its efficacy in other school institutions and has helped prevent extended exposure to students and staff.
Local Testing Sites
Partnership with Riverside Medical Group for COVID-Testing
In partnership with the city of Hoboken, we have made an agreement with Riverside Medical Group where any of our families, students, and faculty/staff can be tested with quick/direct access to an appointment if need be. This is the email address you will need to email with your insurance card, photo ID and the time and date you are requesting an appointment (COVIDtesting@riversidemedgroup.com). Their schedulers will reach out to verify your information and what testing you are requesting. If you would like to call the Command Center with your information as well, the phone number is 551-257-4578.
For information about local and state-wide testing sites, please click here.
Travel During the School year
PLEASE NOTE: All students and staff members must self-quarantine for 14 days prior to attending school when returning from travel to any of the states on New Jersey’s Travel Advisory List: CLICK HERE for the most up-to-date list. If a parent/guardian or household member travels to one of these locations, the student does not need to self-quarantine.
The above guidance is up to date as of April 29, 2021.
Prepared to Pivot
We are prepared to shift and adapt our learning plans as needed, knowing that the trajectory of the COVID-19 virus cannot be predicted with certainty.
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Health and Safety Plan
Medical and Health Related Communication
For all medical and health related communication, including symptom checks, test results, immunization and health record updates, please contact your campus nurse:
Hoboken Campus: HeidiLyn Hoover (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Newport Campus: Kelly Honore (email@example.com).
In-Person School Day Protocols
Learning and Instruction