ABSENCE REPORTING PROCEDURES

In response to the COVID-19 state of emergency declared in Massachusetts, Wellan has instituted the following absence reporting policy as of 3/12/20.

  1. All families must inform Wellan of absences by emailing studenthealth@wellan.org.

  2. Please include important details in your email, including reasons for absence, description of any symptoms, whether any family members engaged in international travel, the presence of out-of-country visitors in your household, connections to outbreak clusters, or other key facts that implicate the new rules surrounding school access (see below).

  3. The below rules regarding school access should be applied across the entire household. If one person is sick in your household, the rules below apply to your entire household.

  4. Permission is required prior to re-entering Wellan following an absence. To request permission, email studenthealth@wellan.org or contact the Wellan administration at 617-916-5923.

Updated Protocols for School Access and Absences

  1. No entry into Wellan building for 14 days if the person or a household member (sibling, parent, nanny, etc.) of that person has:

    1. tested positive or has been deemed by a medical professional to be a “presumed positive” for Coronavirus; OR

    2. had direct exposure to someone who has tested positive or been deemed by a medical professional to be a “presumed positive” for Coronavirus; OR

    3. engaged in international travel or hosted international visitors in their home in the past 14 days; OR

    4. had exposure to a known Coronavirus outbreak cluster or hosted visitors who have had exposure to an outbreak cluster in the past 14 days.

  2. No entry into Wellan building for 48 hours if the person or a household member of that person has:

    1. exhibited ANY Coronavirus-like symptoms (fever greater than 99.5, coughing, OR shortness of breath) BUT none of the above 14-day criteria are met.

  3. No entry into Wellan building for 24 hours if the person or a household member of that person:

    1. has exhibited some symptoms, like fever, but has a medical professional has confirmed an alternative diagnosis (e.g., stomach bug) AND none of the above 14-day or 48 hour criteria are met; OR

    2. is sick but has no Coronavirus-like symptoms (e.g., stomach ache) AND none of the above 14-day or 48 hour criteria are met.

Return to the COVID-19 page for more information and resources.

Wellan Montessori School

80 Crescent Avenue

Newton Centre, MA 02459

Phone: (617) 969-4488   

Fax: (617) 969-4430

admissions@wellan.org

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NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS

Wellan Montessori School is a non-profit school which admits students of every race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, or political beliefs to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the students of the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political views.