Parents

COVID-19

Safely Returning to Campus

Norfolk Collegiate has developed several plans to safely teach our students in-person for the 2021-22 school year. 

We’re committed to providing all students a consistently safe, developmentally appropriate learning environment in which they can receive an excellent education every day that honors the mission of the school and maintains a healthy environment for students, faculty and staff.

Through expert guidance from within and outside the Collegiate community—including medical, instructional, student Services, social-emotional and sanitization expertise—we have developed plans to safely open our campus under the Commonwealth of Virginia's reopening plans.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • Will students be in class or learning virtually?

    We are offering in-person instruction, 5 days a week. 

    Students, faculty and staff must wear properly fitting face coverings, adhere to social distancing guidelines when at lunch and practice other safety measures to keep all students, faculty and staff safe on campus every day.
  • What safety procedures are being put in place?

    In addition to social distancing and cohorting, the following precautions are being put in place:
    • The Budd Group enhanced cleaning protocols and training, including:
      • Antimicrobial barrier sprays, cleaning and disinfection
      • Increased hand sanitizing stations throughout school
    • Signage throughout school reinforcing procedures
    • Two dedicated nurses
    • Dedicated isolation clinics for potential COVID-1
     
  • Will students have daily health screenings?

    Daily health monitoring of our students and employees is one of the biggest responsibilities for the school. We will require daily temperature and symptom checks at home for all students and faculty and staff.

    Daily health screenings will need to be submitted via the Magnus Health app daily. If screenings are not done, students will not be permitted at school until it's completed. 
  • Will physical distancing be observed?

    Yes! We are taking precautions to ensure appropriate physical distance is observed between students when they are eating lunch.
  • Will face coverings be mandatory?

    Face coverings will be required of all employees and all students to mitigate risk of exposure to COVID-19.

    Based on guidance from medical professionals, specifically pediatric specialists, we’re requiring face coverings for pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.
  • My child has a pre-existing health condition. Will Collegiate work with my family?

    Yes. We understand some students may have pre-existing health conditions and may need learning accommodations. The school is committed to working with those families to address concerns and making appropriate arrangements.
  • Will morning care be offered this year?

    Yes! Lower school morning care is offered from 7-8 a.m. 

    Middle school morning care is offered from 7:15-7:50 a.m. on days when the school is in session.  
  • Will lunch still be provided to students? Will they eat in the cafeteria?

    Yes, FLIK Independent Dining will provide daily food service to all students. Meals will be eaten in the cafeteria and designated spaces to allow for appropriate distancing while students eat. 
  • What is being done for social and emotional well-being?

    We have and are continuing to host professional development for our faculty and staff to address the needs of not only themselves and other faculty and staff, but also that of our students and their families.

    In the classrooms, our counselors will work with students and deliver class lessons and engage in community building activities.
  • Will aftercare be offered this year?

    Yes. Lower school after care is governed by the Virginia Department of Social Services and is offered to our families from 3-6 p.m. It's offered from 3:10-6 p.m. for students in Grades 6-8 in the middle school.

    Parents will need to register for after care so we can plan and appropriately staff the program. 
  • Will bus transportation still be offered?

    No. We do not offer bus transportation for our families.
  • Will athletics be offered?

    Yes. Student-athletes will not be able to participate in athletic practices or competitions until a valid physical form has been uploaded into Magnus Health and a hard copy provided to Director of Athletics Jon Hall or Assistant Director of Athletics Taylor Kelly.

Middle/Upper School Campus

Lower School Campus