Mosaic Academy COVID-19 News & Updates

Mosaic Academy COVID-19 

Fall 2022

Dear Parents,

We have been observing the covid numbers in our area in recent weeks and are aware that locally there has been a rise in cases and Tarrant County is in the red for the number of local cases.  For this reason, we will be implementing some general covid protocols as we begin our year together. 
Please bear in mind that our filter for all decisions that impact our students is:
1) What is BEST and SAFEST for the students in our care? 
2) What can we do to care for each other and our school community?
With these values in mind, we will begin our year with  the following protocols in place:
1) Our preschool teachers will wear masks when they are with their students because as the youngest members of our community they are the most vulnerable to spreading germs and to the transmission of illness
2) We will have parents drop students at the classroom door AND parents WILL NOT enter the classrooms at drop off or at pick up (until we see the numbers drop,hopefully mid-September.)
3) Temporarily, all Upper School Teachers & Students will wear masks. Currently, we plan for this precaution to only be in effect for a few weeks. We will update all families when remove this rule.
4) Upper school students will eat lunch outside (weather permitting, or in their pods) during inclement weather days.
5) We will not allow visitors to UPPER SCHOOL classrooms for the first couple weeks of school (we hope to lift this mid-September)
6) Classes will operate in pods to keep groupings of students together to avoid cross contamination in case of exposure
6) SANITIZING!! Teachers will sanitize classroom surfaces to protect students, bathrooms will also be sanitized during the day to help prevent germs from spreading
We will not AT THIS TIME require masks for upper school students.  We are, however, prepared to mask up if we see an uptick in COVID cases in our school community. 
We have had such success in the past two years navigating the effects of the pandemic because YOU as parents have been incredibly alert and cautious.  Keep doing what you’ve been doing! If in doubt, stay home and test! 
Here are a couple of sites that are helpful for staying up on the local situation as well as recent guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC.  
We do not operate out of fear but out of the requirement that we care for the students you have entrusted to us to the very best of our ability.  We are so grateful your family is a part of Mosaic Academy! It is going to be a great year.

Mrs. Bray l The Mosaic Academy School Board