Nardin Academy is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for students, families, faculty, and staff. As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to communicating with our school community updated health mandates and protocols. Nardin welcomes all students regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status. If your child is vaccinated, parents and/or guardians can upload proof of vaccination to our secure family health portal.
Important Updates from Nardin Academy:
April 29, 2022
As we experience an increase of cases of COVID-19 across Erie county and within our Academy for the first time since universal masking mandates have been lifted, Nardin is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment, as well as giving our families up-to-date information. Please take a moment to review current guidelines and clarifications regarding infection cases and exposures.
What to do if you or your child test positive for COVID-19 or were exposed to someone who has COVID-19:
- Nardin Academy continues to follow the health and safety mandates of the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH), New York Department of Health (NYDOH), and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
- Please click here for a full breakdown NYSDOH protocols for quarantine and isolation for positive cases and exposures.
- Important clarifications regarding infection cases and exposures:
- Exposed individuals, regardless of vaccination status should mask in school and while in indoor public spaces for 10 days after an exposure.
- Individuals returning to school after completing five days of isolation are required to mask in school and in indoor public spaces on Days 6-10.
- Individuals who are exposed or potentially exposed should wear a mask for 10 days in school and in indoor public spaces.
- Close Contact: The new guidance has been developed based on the assumption that most people will no longer be wearing masks in schools. In the school setting, when masks are not worn, the distance to determine whether an individual is “exposed” or a “close contact” in schools is 6 feet of distance.
- Exposure: Exposed students are those who meet the definition of a “close contact” to an individual with COVID-19. A close contact is a person, regardless of vaccination status, who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes).
The CDC created a Quarantine & Isolation Calculator, which will help determine how long you need to isolate, quarantine, or take other steps to prevent spreading COVID-19.
- Click here to view the calculator.
Members of our COVID Response Team and valued health experts have communicated with us that while testing and a quarantine/isolation practices are still the recommendation from the ECDOH, NYDOH, and CDC, that the above guidelines allow for most students, faculty, and staff to continue to have their normal routine, while helping to prevent clusters within classrooms and across the Academy during a surge.
February 8, 2022 Test To Stay Program click here
February 4, 2022 Test To Stay Program click here
January 13, 2022 Updated NYDOH Guidance for schools click here
January 10, 2022 Shortened Isolation & Quarantine Guidance for families click here
November 22, 2021 Covid Information Session recording for families click here
November 15, 2021 Letter from Sandra Betters announcing travel policy
September 10, 2021 Updated Return to School Plan (PDF)
September 3, 2021 Updated Return to School Plan (PDF)
August 27, 2021 Return to School Plan (PDF) and Letter from President Sandra Betters
August 19, 2021 Return to School Overview from President Sandra Betters
August 3, 2021 Letter to Nardin families from President Sandra Betters
2021-22 Academic Year
Nardin Academy successfully returned for in-person learning during the 2020-21 academic year. The support of Nardin families was unwavering as we worked together for the wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff. Please click here to review the 2021-2022 Return to School Plan as well as correspondence from school leadership to families that was shared throughout the year.