Knights Return 2021: Responding to COVID

Pace Academy successfully operated in-person school during the 2020-2021 school year. In consultation with medical professionals and following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Pace began the 2021-2022 school year in person on Aug. 18, 2021. 

Like the CDC, we understand that schools play a vital role in children’s development and overall well-being. Our goal continues to be to maintain the health, safety and mental wellness of our entire community while providing the nurturing and academically rigorous school environment unique to Pace. 

Our success during the 2020-2021 school year hinged on the Pace community’s adherence to strict protocols and the willingness of our faculty, staff, students and parents to receive COVID vaccinations. Our ability to remain open during 2021-2022 once again requires the full commitment of every member of our community. We expect our faculty, staff and parents to lead by example, modeling proper behavior and good judgement for the children in our care. 

We ask for patience, understanding and flexibility as we continue to navigate ever-changing circumstances, and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Our Shared Commitment

Operating school safely requires universal cooperation and commitment. Pace takes seriously the health risks associated with COVID and expects all community members to do the same.

We ask that all students, faculty, staff and members of their households—regardless of vaccination status—answer the following questions before arrival on campus each day:

FEELING SICK?

Faculty, staff and students who are not well should remain at home and return to Pace when symptom- and fever-free (temperature less than 100.4F) with no fever-reducing medications for 48 hours prior to return.

FACE COVERING?

Everyone—regardless of vaccination status—must wear face coverings except when eating, drinking or participating in outdoor activities such as recess or PE.

COVID EXPOSURE TREE

First page of the PDF file: COVID_exposure_tree_083021_3

KNIGHTS RETURN: COVID FAQs

* Please note that these guidelines are subject to change as the situation unfolds and additional information becomes available.