Communications from Stone Ridge
In accordance with Maryland guidelines, Stone Ridge will communicate at the Grade or other cohort level when the School is notified of a positive case. Specific contact tracing, to identify and notify close contacts of a positive case, will not be conducted by the School except in the case of outbreaks, as specified and defined by Maryland guidelines. Families are asked to directly notify any known or suspected close contacts if they or their student test positive.
Live streaming accommodations are currently provided only for Grade 1-12 students who require it when they need to isolate due to a COVID-19 diagnosis (if they are sufficiently healthy to participate) or in exceptional circumstances that are approved in advance by the Division Offices. If you have an exceptional circumstance, please contact the appropriate Divisional Office so that Division Heads can discuss your circumstances with you.
Early Childhood Program
The Little Hearts classrooms will follow the same policies as the rest of the School with two exceptions for children in the Infant and Toddler classes, who are too young to wear a mask: 1) A negative antigen test will be required to return after 5 days of isolation following a COVID-19 infection if returning before a full 10 days. 2) While there is no quarantine required, Infants and Toddlers who have been exposed to COVID-19 will be asked to test 3-5 days after that exposure.
Stone Ridge strongly encourages all students and families to receive the flu vaccine each fall or winter.
Updated September 7, 2022: The CDC recently released school-specific monkeypox guidance. It does not suggest any changes to Stone Ridge programming or policies. As of this writing, relatively few cases have been documented in children. However, families should be aware that a pustular rash could be monkeypox and should be reported to Stone Ridge Health Services; you may be advised to report the case to the applicable local health department and directed to have a diagnostic evaluation.
Please always notify Health Services and stay home if you have any illness or significant symptoms. COVID-19 questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.