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At ALCS, we strive to do everything with Godly wisdom and with excellence. We are seeking God more and more — we need His wisdom as we prepare to best serve our students and you, our parents.

Proverbs 24:3 says, “Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established.”  

Face Coverings Required

Face Coverings- Face covering means a piece of cloth or other material that is worn to cover the nose and mouth completely. A face covering must be secured to the head with ties, ear loops, or elastic bands that go behind the head and must fit snuggly but comfortably against the side of the face. Cloth face coverings must be made with two or more layers of breathable fabric that is tightly woven (i.e., fabrics that do not let light pass through when held up to a light source). A face covering does not include bandanas, single layer neck gaiters, face shields, goggles, scarves, ski masks, balaclavas, shirt or sweater collars pulled up over the mouth and nose, or masks with slits, exhalation valves, or punctures.

Face Covering Required-Every individual, age two (2) and older, shall wear a face covering when:

  • In any enclosed space open to the public where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit are present.
  • Driving or riding in any form of public transportation.

Exceptions -Individuals who are otherwise required to wear a face covering may remove the face covering in the following situations:

  • While eating or drinking.
  • When communicating with an individual who is deaf or hard of hearing and communication cannot be achieved through other means.
  • While obtaining a service that requires the temporary removal of the face covering, such as dental services.
  • While sleeping. v. While swimming or on duty as a lifeguard.
  • When engaging in work where wearing a face covering would create a risk to the individual, as determined by government safety guidelines.
  •  When necessary to confirm the individual’s identity, including when entering a financial institution.
  • When federal or state law or regulations permit the removal of a face covering. Page 3 ix. When actively playing a wind instrument that has a fabric bell cover, or similar cover, that acts as a face covering over the instrument, as long as individuals are spaced at least six (6) feet apart at all times.
  • While presenting or performing a religious, political, media, educational, artistic, cultural, musical, theatrical or any other type of presentation for an audience, as long as: Everyone at the presentation or event is fully vaccinated.

Fully vaccinated means: Two (2) weeks after an individual’s second dose in a 2-dose vaccine series for COVID-19 (such as Pfizer-BioNTech’s or Moderna’s vaccine) or two (2) weeks after their first dose in a single-dose vaccine series for COVID-19 (such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine); and B. The presenters and performers maintain at least six (6) feet distance from all attendees at all times.

The following individuals are exempt from the face covering requirement in Section 1.a. of this Order:

  • Children under the age of two (2).
  • Individuals who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the face covering without assistance.
  • Individuals with medical conditions, intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental health conditions, or other sensory sensitivities that prevent the individual from wearing a face covering.

Quarantine Due to Possible Exposure (CDC)

Click here to find PHMDC Info for if you are sick or possibly exposed, and for more information on when to quarantine and when to get tested if you are vaccinated OR unvaccinated.

Quarantine Guidance (PHMDC)

You can develop COVID-19 anytime during the 14 days after your last close contact with someone who has COVID-19. In order to prevent spreading COVID-19 to others, you must quarantine, which means you must stay home from work, school, and other activities.

When quarantining, you should always:

  • Monitor your symptoms for 14 days after your last exposure to COVID-19
  • Stay home from school, work, and other activities and get tested as soon as possible if you develop symptoms. If positive, follow isolation guidance for people who test positive; if negative, continue quarantining.
  • It is safest if you quarantine for 14 days after your last exposure. No test is required to end quarantine.

You do have other options for quarantine. These options are to:

  • Quarantine for 10 days after your last exposure. No test is required to end quarantine. Monitor yourself for symptoms until 14 days after your last exposure.
  • Quarantine and get tested for COVID-19 6 or 7 days after last exposure. If your test is negative, you could end quarantine after 7 days of quarantine. You must have your negative test result before ending quarantine and the test cannot be before day 6. Monitor yourself for symptoms until 14 days after your last exposure.

Guidelines if you are vaccinated:

  • Monitor yourself for symptoms for 14 days from the exposure
  • Get tested 3-5 days after exposure
  • Wear a mask in indoor settings for 14 days following the exposure or until they receive a negative test result 

Resources

If you are looking to access the most factual and up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, please reference the CDC or the Dane County Department of Public Health.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services COVID-19 Information
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Some key documents, websites, and information can be found as follows:
School Requirements
Child Care Center FAQs
What to do if you are sick or possibly exposed

CDC guidance-Community/schools/childcare: Symptom-screening
COVID-19 symptoms - assessment tool

Finally, we are including a link to Public Health Madison Dane County’s guidance and resource page as you might find it helpful.  Once they release decisions for schools, the information is posted herePlease Note: you need to scroll about halfway down the page to #6 – Review Sector Specific Guidance and Resources. . . There you will find the K-12 section.

Public Health Madison
& Dane County (PHMDC)
Mask Mandate

Per Order #2, face coverings are required when entering ALCS.

For more information, refer to Order #2.

Important Numbers

Phone:           608-221-1520
Fax:                608-221-8572

Admission Office:       ext. 338
Business Office:          ext. 332
Elementary Director:  ext. 333
Principal's Office:       ext. 450

Hours

Monday – Friday, 7:45 am- 4:30 pm

SCRIP can be purchased at the Business Office.

You are required to wear a mask when you enter the building.

Talking to Kids

The following websites provide useful tips and information for taking with children about COVID-19. You might find them valuable as you discuss this health issue with your student.

CDC
KidsHealth
NASP

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