We are Implementing additional Steps To Keep Children, Parents & Employees Safe:

We want to update you on the ongoing actions Karter School is taking regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We’ve updated our health and safety policies and would like to remind our families of what YOU can do to be proactive.

We will continue to take extra precautions to prevent the spread of this virus and appreciate your partnership to help us do so.

Self Quarantine After Travel

Effective immediately, Karter Schools asks that any families or staff members that travel outside the country must not return to school for 14 days unless they have clearance from a doctor’s office.

Minimize People Coming into School

We ask that if you or another sibling with you has any signs of illness, We ask that all of our families utilize our Kiss and go option. Just call the school and let us know you are arriving, pull up to the front door, and we will get your child from the car. At pick up time, call and let us know you are on your way and we will bring your child to the car.

School Wellness Policy

As always, we remind everyone – parents, children, and staff alike – to stay home at the first sign of illness and for a sufficient period afterward. If you are concerned that your child is experiencing a cold that lasts longer than a few days, appears ill, or is experiencing discomfort or distress in terms of breathing, you should consult with your healthcare provider. AS A REMINDER, ANY child who is sick at school (fever of 100.5 or higher, or two cases of vomiting and/or diarrhea, or unexplained rashes or eye discharge) will be sent home and expected to be picked up within one hour of the time of notification. ​

Keep Child Home If They Are Sick

This is a standard policy within the school, but it is even more critical that parents are mindful of this now. Staying home allows your child to rest and for you to monitor their health closely. No child will be permitted to attend school with a fever (unless teething related).

Returning to School After Illness

Your child must remain home for a minimum of 24 hours after showing no signs of fever or contagion without the use of medication. A doctor's note is required to return to school.

Parents and Students Hand Washing

Please wash your hands and child's hands for 20 seconds with soap and water upon arrival daily. To support our working parents, Karter Schools will NOT follow LCPS or FCPS. We follow directions from CDC and VA state childcare licensing. We encourage you to stay informed directly from the CDC and VA Health.

Most Importantly – Let’s Remain Calm and Work Together: We understand the uncertainty this outbreak presents for all of us. We must work together to remain focused on what we can control to prevent this virus from spreading.

CDC / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Infections In Children Has Been Extremely Low

COVID-19 Situation Summary

Cleaning & Disinfecting

Hand Washing Protection