Covid-19 Related FAQs for Students and Families
As COVID-19 transitions from the acute to the chronic stage, Plato Academy Schools is updating practices and protocols for students and staff. Below are answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Do I need to report COVID-19 test results to my child’s school?
No. Plato Academy Schools will no longer be tracking COVID test results in the 2022-23 school year.
If my child tests positive for COVID-19, either on a home test or lab test, should they stay home?
According to the CDC and the Florida Department of Health, students who test positive for COVID-19 should stay home for:
● At least 5 days have passed since symptoms first appeared or positive test if asymptomatic &
● At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever reducing medications &
● Symptoms have improved
The most up-to-date state and national recommendations can be found at the links below.
Florida Department of Health: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/treatment/
Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html
Parents should follow the advice of their child’s health care provider.
If a student is absent due to COVID-19, can they make up assignments without a grade penalty?
Yes, as with any excused absence, make-up work for full credit and without a grade penalty is allowed for all absences. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the missed work. The number of days allowed to make up the work shall be equal to the number of days the student was absent. In cases where the grading period ends before make-up work can be completed due to absences, an ‘I’ may be recorded for the grading period grade. The ‘I’ can be converted to a letter grade once the number of make-up days allowable in policy has been granted for the completion of make-up work.
Is Plato Academy contact tracing for COVID-19 in 2022-23?
No. Consistent with most school districts in Florida, Plato Academy is not conducting contact tracing. If the local Department of Health requires or requests Plato Academy to assist in contact tracing, Plato Academy will assist as directed.
How do I know if COVID-19 is on the rise in my child’s school?
The local Department of Health is responsible for tracking community spread and potential risks within the community, including school sites. The Pinellas County COVID-19 website can be found here: https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/
The Pasco County COVID-19 website can be found here: https://www.psd1.org/domain/1924
The Hillsborough County COVID-19 website can be found here:
The mission of the Plato Academy Charter Schools is to assist students in achieving their full potential by requiring and nurturing high academic and behavioral standards in a safe, supporting, challenging, and enthusiastic environment, providing a well-rounded K-8 education fortified by a study of the Greek language and culture, and fostered by a commitment and cooperative effort among the school, students, parents, and community: our family.
The vision of Plato Academy Charter Schools is to progress as a family in which all are teachers and learners and are empowered and encouraged to exceed expectations, resulting in successful graduates ready to advance into their next stage of life, equipped with a well-rounded K-8 education fortified by the study of the Greek language and culture, and excited about continuing to achieve their full potential.
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