Committed to Serving Children
Since the pandemic began, we’ve invested heavily in new air purifying equipment and implemented new processes throughout all our 15 campuses. We’re committed to keeping our students and staff safe while we keep our classrooms open for learning.
At Friendship we are balancing the advice of health experts and the needs of our community. To learn more, please review the FAQ section below.
If you don’t find your concern addressed below, just reach out. We’re happy to help.
Yes. In keeping with current health guidelines, masking is optional for students and staff at all Friendship locations.
General Quarantine Instructions
Length of quarantine:
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We shifted from in-school rapid testing to at-home rapid testing. This still keeps the community safe but allows us to protect valuable class time for student learning.
Yes. Home Test Kits will be distributed to students and staff on the following days:
Test results should be reported to the Rapid Test Submission Portal
Note: Some of the tests may have dates that appear to be expired. All the iHealth test kits being shipped have been granted a six-month extension by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (you can confirm the lot number expiration dates on the iHealth website). For example, tests with an expiration date of June 28, 2022, do not expire now until Dec. 28, 2022. You will also receive stickers to apply to the boxes to help explain this adjustment to families and staff; these will arrive in a separate shipment from your test kits but should also arrive with your boxes. Alternatively, please email me if you would like a QR to include in electronic correspondence with your school community.
Test kits are available to students and staff upon request for symptomatic testing, based on availability.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend routine testing in schools.
All staff must be fully vaccinated. In order to compete or practice in school-based, extra-curricular athletics.
COVID-19 Vaccination Fully Approved for Students Ages 12-15
On July 8, 2022, the FDA fully approved the COVID-19 vaccine, commonly known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for individuals 12 to 15 years old. The Act gives students 70 calendar days from FDA full approval to comply with the COVID-19 vaccine which, for students 12-15 years old, is September 16.
The approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for individuals 12 to 15 means that, unless exempted, any student 12 to 15 years old at the start of the 2022-23 school year must have received the primary COVID-19 vaccine series or have started receiving the shot by September 16.
Unless exempted, any student 16 or older at the start of the 2022-23 school year must have received the primary COVID-19 vaccination series or be proceeding with their series by the start of the 2022-23 school year.
Play it safe. If your child has had a recent exposure to someone with COVID, or shows any of the following symptoms, keep them home and let us know:
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If you have comments regarding the 23-24 Continuous Education Situational Preparedness Plan, please email email@example.com.
2020-2021 CEP - Click here to view
2021-2022 CEP - Click here to view
2022-2023 CEP - Click here to view
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