QCS Policy for the 2021-22 school year - August 3, 2021
At this time QCS is taking the approach of school being “back to normal.” Dr. David Damsker, Director of Health in Bucks County, has stated that at this time he does not believe masks for students are needed. However, if you as a parent are more comfortable with your child wearing a mask, we understand that, and as a community, we will support your decision. We will also support your decision regarding vaccinations as this is also a family decision. As always, QCS will continue to monitor the situations daily, and we will continue to encourage families to monitor their children’s health each day prior to their coming to school. When in doubt, please keep your child at home.
Updated PA Department of Health Guidelines - December 9, 2020
The PA Department of Health has adopted the new Centers for Disease Control quarantine guidelines. These new guidelines reduce the number of days from 14 to 10, provided no symptoms during that time. Additionally, a person may receive a negative test result after day 7 which would allow the person to end quarantine – QCS would ask for documentation. See the Department of Health document for additional information.
Updated Mask Requirements for Athletics - December 1, 2020
The PA Department of Health, along with the PA Department of Education, has once again adjusted the mask mandate. This mandate now includes the wearing of masks for athletes participating/during all athletic events, as well as for Physical Education classes. In asking the Bucks County Intermediate Unit for clarification on Physical Education activities, this information was confirmed.
Mr. Kiefer will continue to provide engaging PE activities for your students and is looking at taking the classes outside as much as possible, however, masks will still be required. Because of trying to be outside more, we are asking that students bring an extra pair of shoes on days they have PE, as well as dress appropriately for the temperatures.
Thank you for your understanding and for assisting our PE program.
QCS Leadership Team
Covid Update - November 12, 2020
As of this writing, three QCS adults have tested positive for
COVID-19. The PA Department of Health provides wonderful guidance on contact tracing and follow up. At this point, there has been no concern expressed by the Dept. of Health stating that we need to take any further action than we have already taken in terms of masks and social distancing.
Athletics Safety Plan - August 30, 2020
1. No spectators indoors
2. Indoor sports are limited to 11 people per team (including coaches)
3. Coaches must wear masks
4. Players must provide their own water bottles
QCS Phased School Reopening Health and Safety Plan - Rev: Aug 18, 2020
Phased School Reopening
Health and Safety Plan Template
Each school entity must create a Health and Safety Plan which will serve as the local guidelines for all instructional and non- instructional school reopening activities. As with all emergency plans, the Health and Safety Plan developed for each school entity should be tailored to the unique needs of each school and should be created in consultation with local health agencies. Given the dynamic nature of the pandemic, each plan should incorporate enough flexibility to adapt to changing conditions. The templates provided in this toolkit can be used to document a
school entity’s Health and Safety Plan, with a focus on professional learning and…
Quakertown Christian School Daily Checklist
Parents: Please complete this short check each morning and report your child’s information to Quakertown Christian School if they are experiencing any symptoms.
Section 1: Symptoms
If your child has any of the following symptoms, that indicates a possible illness that may decrease the student’s ability to learn and also put them at risk for spreading illness to others. Please check your child for the following:…
Return to School Guidelines
Exclusions From and Return to School Guidelines…
COVID Update Letter Rev - August 18, 2020
As you all are aware, the COVID-19 virus provides us with a fluid situation. Each day, it seems, we learn more about the transmission and spread of this virus. Each day, our created reopening plan is looked at and evaluated. Yesterday, unfortunately, the PA Dept. of Health, along with the Dept. of Education, required the wearing of masks throughout the building….
QCS COVID Waiver
Quakertown Christian School Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to COVID-19
The COVID-19 disease causes respiratory illness in people and has spread globally. COVID-19 is contagious and the World Health Organization has declared it a worldwide pandemic. After our review of state and local orders regarding COVID-19, Quakertown Christian School (QCS) suspended in-person school in March 2020. QCS has continued to work with local, state, and national health and educational organizations to determine best practices and best steps for the safety and education of our students and staff. Utilizing the guidelines from these organizations, along with the QCS Board and our COVID-19 Task Force, QCS has decided to resume in school learning for the start of the 2020-21 school. …
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do to help?
The health and safety of QCS begins each morning at home. Please follow the daily symptom checklist prior to sending your child to school. Encourage good hand-washing and hygiene. Encourage your child to listen to instructions and to follow the distancing and mask-wearing procedures that are put in place. Let the school know of any changes or symptoms that your child may be experiencing. …
Quakertown Christian School’s Plan for 2020-2021 - July 23, 2020
During this unprecedented situation when we are “all in this together,” the QCS staff and administrators remain committed to offering the educational program that first brought you to Quakertown Christian School. In spite of the quarantine caused by the COVID-19 virus, we have continued to equip students to be leaders through an exceptional education within a culture emphasizing Christ-like love, peacemaking, and service. The Leadership Team and the new Head of School, Mr. Stephen Schrag, along with the former Head of School, Dr. Timothy Gray, met recently to discuss and explore our options for the 2020-2021 school year within the parameters established by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a result of this planning, we present the following scenarios for the coming school year: …
Updated December 2, 2020