Updates to COVID-19 Vaccine & Testing for Volunteers & Visitors

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 8:58pm

Volunteers & Classroom Observers

Effective Monday, Oct. 25, all volunteers who interact with students and parents/guardians who are conducting classroom observations in which they will be in a classroom with students will be required to use the PinPoint platform to show proof of full vaccination at least five school days in advance. Because HCPSS does not have staff capacity to track and verify testing results, there will not be a testing option for volunteers. Learn how to access and use the PinPoint VaccineCheck platform.

School Visitors

To limit interaction with students in the school building, visitors are not permitted to attend events that occur indoors or outdoors during the school day, such as spelling bees, assemblies, activities associated with American Education Week, and field days. This went into effect on Monday, October 11.

Parents/guardians are also not permitted to eat lunch in the school cafeteria or in the outdoor area. At the elementary and middle levels, parents/guardians will need to check out their child from school, and at the high school level parents/guardians will need to provide or send an early dismissal letter for their child if they wish to eat lunch with them.

Additionally, current HCPSS students will not be permitted to visit a school that is not their own during the school day for field trips and volunteer opportunities unless the student provides proof of full vaccination through the PinPoint VaccineCheck platform at least five school days prior to visiting the school. However, HCPSS students going to another school as part of their academic schedule, including students who go to ARL or another school for academic requirements, would not be required to provide proof of vaccination.

Parents/guardians and visitors who are entering the school for a brief visit to pick up or drop off their child, or for other reasons that do not involve interaction with students, are not required to show proof of vaccination or testing. They are, however, required to be masked regardless of their vaccination status.