Shortening Isolation and Quarantine Periods from 10 to 5 Days

In alignment with Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) guidance, we are shortening isolation and quarantine periods from 10 days to 5 days. This means that if you tested positive and are isolating at home or if you are unvaccinated and quarantining after being exposed to someone who tested positive, you are eligible to return to school and work after 5 days rather than 10 days.

Health Protocols and Safety Reminders

We hope you had a wonderful time celebrating the holidays with your family and friends. As we begin the second semester, we would like to remind you of our health protocols and social media expectations to ensure the wellbeing of the APS Community. We would also like to highlight how to use social media responsibly in the event of a safety concern.

COVID-19 Return-to-School Preparations

In light of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, we are preparing for a safe return to school next week. However, we recognize that due to increased community transmission, we need to be prepared to adjust quickly and face potential staffing shortages.

Important APS Updates

APS Community: Happy Winter Break! I first want to thank each and every one of you for your support and partnership as we have navigated a difficult semester. There are so many challenges that we have worked to overcome and … Read More

Late Start Mondays Starting after Winter Break

As we continue to face many pandemic-related challenges, it is important for us to listen, respond and adapt as quickly as possible. Staffing shortages have impacted nearly every industry including public education. We need to be as proactive as possible in addressing these challenges, which is why we are implementing late-start Mondays after Winter Break for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. 

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages 5 and Up, Updated Health Guidance

We are excited to share that the CDC has approved the Pfizer vaccine for emergency use authorization for children ages 5 to 11. Pfizer’s vaccine requires two doses that are administered 21 days apart. Vaccines must be proven to be safe and effective before they are administered. Children ages 5 to 11 can now start getting vaccinated along with children ages 12 and up.
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