This page was last updated on Friday, January 21, 2022.
In summary, the new guidance states:
- Individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days.
- Individuals may return to school after 5 days of isolation if they are fever-free for 24 hours without medication and have improvement in symptoms. Asymptomatic individuals may return after 5 days of isolation from the date of their test. A face covering should be worn around others for an additional 5 days after the 5-day isolation period ends.
- Individuals who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and who have received a booster vaccine or are within 6 months of receiving their primary vaccine series should wear a mask around others for 10 days, but do not need to quarantine.
We are looking forward to in-person instruction on Monday, January 10, 2022. Students are expected to continue following the Health and Safety Plan, which includes wearing face coverings to school. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time.
Andrea L. Angstadt, RN BSN CSN
This chart reflects students and staff who have physically been present in the building and will continue to accrue during the 14-day time period listed at the top of the chart.
The AACMS dashboard will be updated biweekly. Data included on the dashboard is not indicative of a COVID-19 case being contracted in our building. The Health Room works in collaboration with the PA Department of Health to arrange contact tracing, quarantine instruction, and nursing support to affected individuals. If you are not considered a close contact, you will not hear directly from our Health Room or the PA Department of Health. To ensure student and staff privacy, AACMS will not provide any further information regarding affected individuals.
Dashboard Date: 12/31/21- 1/14/22
|Category||Number of Confirmed Cases||Date Cases Confirmed|
|Students||16||1/3, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/10, 1/11, 1/12, 1/14, 1/17, 1/19, 1/22|
|Staff||5||1/10/22, 1/12/22, 1/16/22, 1/18/22|
|Date||Student Cases||Staff Cases||Date Last in Building|
|9/22/2021||4||0||9/15/2021, 9/16/2021, 9/22/2021|
|12/27/21||1||0||n/a winter break|
|1/3/22||3||3||n/a winter break|
|1/6/22||1||0||n/a virtual learning week|
|1/7/22||1||0||n/a virtual learning week|
|1/8/22||1||0||n/a virtual learning week|
|1/10/22||2||0||n/a virtual learning week|
|1/11/22||1||0||n/a virtual learning|
Indoor face covering requirements are a priority mitigation strategy across the tiers. The school may transition between tiers depending on the metrics set forth. Movement among tier levels will be considered after two consecutive weeks from the indicted change of the criteria. Immediate changes may be necessary as a result of outbreaks within the building.
Indoor Face Covering Decision Matrix
Current Tier: 3 - Masks required indoors
Updated December 13, 2021 at 11:35 am
AACMS holds the right to mandate universal masking which may be considered at any time for all students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, based on CDC guidance and the level of community and/or building transmission of COVID-19.
Transportation Request Forms are due immediately. AACMS cannot guarantee transportation for your child without the necessary paperwork. You can download the Transportation Request Form for your local school district from our Transportation & Busing page.