Keeping students safe & healthy on campus
All of our policies and protocols start with the overarching goal of keeping your children in EMS classrooms taught by EMS teachers. We continue to deliver a full academic schedule to our students and provide EMS experiences before and after classes and throughout the summer that greatly contribute to our curriculum.
Our committed community, deep experience as educators, and expansive campus have helped us develop a pandemic response that is unsurpassed by local peer schools. Our COVID-19 pandemic response continues to evolve as we learn about the disease and its variants.
Recent Updates & News
March 30, 2022 — Parent-reported COVID+ cases are now listed in the myEMS COVID-19 Information Center. Cases are reported by grade and updated daily. If we learn of three or more related cases in any grade, the Health & Safety Team will review the circumstances and implement targeted protocols as appropriate and required.
March 3, 2022 — Effective March 7, 2022, EMS is making significant updates to our protocols, including the implementation of a mask-optional policy to be followed while on campus or on the bus and the cessation of testing to screen for the virus in asymptomatic individuals. We will continue to require testing for students, faculty, and staff who have symptoms, and faculty and staff who are not fully up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccination, per our policies.
Feb. 17, 2022 — Moving forward, EMS will rely on families to follow and honor travel guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in lieu of a school-specific travel policy.
Feb. 14, 2022 — Outdoor masking is no longer required on campus. This represents a return to the policy announced in late November, prior to the surge of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant. Indoor masking, as mandated by the New Jersey Department of Education, remains in place.
Jan. 25, 2022 — The EMS Mandatory Vaccination Policy for EMS employees has been updated to include booster information.
Jan. 11, 2022 — Revised Test-to-Stay Policy to align with revisions issued from the New Jersey Department of Health.
Dec. 23, 2021 — Announced policy changes and an update to return-from-break testing. There will be no classes (remote or in-person) on Jan. 3 and 4. Community testing will take place on campus on Jan. 3. Classes will resume on Jan. 5.