2021-2022 School Year Plan

Following the latest guidelines from the state of Virginia and the CDC, the updated plans for the 2021-22 school year at Aquinas are as follows:

Masks: At this time, masks are optional at Aquinas for faculty, staff, and students. For those who would like to continue wearing a mask or face shield, please remember that masks may have patterns, but masks designed to look like a nose or mouth should not be worn to school and face shields should be clear, without designs.

Distancing: Aquinas will not practice social distancing in classrooms. Arrival and dismissal will be directly to/from classrooms, to avoid a large gathering of students. All students will have their temperature taken and use hand sanitizer upon entry to school.

Contact Tracing/Quarantine: The school is no longer conducting  contact tracing. Families will be expected to quarantine after international travel and to notify the school nurse and administration any time there is COVID-related illness in the family. (School Nurse: aplanchak@aquinastars.org; Assistant Principal: jferguson@aquinastars.org)

Noon Dismissals on Wednesdays: Aquinas will dismiss at noon on Wednesdays.

Flexible Technology: Aquinas will provide 1:1 devices for students in grades 1-8 to allow for a smooth transition to eLearning via Zoom and Schoology in the event that this becomes necessary at any point during the year. See our 2021 Aquinas eLearning Schedule.

These protocols are subject to change as circumstances unfold.

Posted on July 23, 2021

Updated on August 13, 2021

Updated on March 4, 2022