Last Updated: 8 months

As a member of the Dwight-Englewood School Community, we each have the individual responsibility to maintain the necessary personal health and safety practices to help ensure the health and safety of the community.  The first three words of our Mission, “As a community,” asks each of us to build and maintain community.  And in these unique times, our focus on community has never been more important.

As a member of the 2020 – 2021 academic year community, (whether a student, a member of a student’s family, or a member of the faculty or staff), you agree to adhere to the expectations for the healthy habits listed below.

Each family is asked to agree with the Community Compact; this is a health and wellness commitment, that includes completion of a daily health certification using an app (to be determined) prior to coming to campus.

I agree to:

  • self-quarantine for 14 days if returning to the School, following travel to areas identified by the State of NJ.
  • adhere to strict physical distancing and the use of facial coverings for the 14 days prior to your return to campus.
  • stay at home when ill, especially if presenting with any symptoms associated with COVID-19.
  • self-quarantine for 14 days from exposure to someone who has experienced COVID-19 symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19. Exposure is defined as being in contact for 15 minutes or more, with less than 6 feet distancing.  If you maintain physical distancing, you are not considered to be exposed.
  • self-quarantine for at least 14 days before coming onto campus if returning home from a state or region listed on the CDC quarantine list.
  • discuss health and safety as it relates to off-campus spaces and personal relationships with all family members prior to your return to campus.
  • self-certify through the wellness check app (to be determined) prior to arrival on campus each school day.
  • wear face coverings as directed on campus and in public as advised by local health officials.
  • practice physical distancing, both on campus as directed and off-campus as advised by local health officials.
  • wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds throughout each day and before and after interactions with others.
  • practice good personal hygiene, especially frequent hand-washing and sanitizing, and to adopt the CDC-recommended actions when coughing or sneezing (into a tissue that is then disposed of, followed by hand-washing or sanitizing).
  • abide by all safety protocols and practices being implemented on campus, including but not limited to, classroom seating arrangements, movement around campus, use of common spaces, and classroom cleaning.
  • be up-to-date on all vaccines.
  • receive a flu shot (highly recommended).
  • follow procedures for entering and exiting classrooms, campus buildings and school buses including:
    • entering and exiting rows of seating in classrooms, which will be clearly marked on signs in and around classrooms.
    • entering and exiting campus buildings, which will be visible on signs near the entrances and exits of campus buildings
    • entering and exiting D-E school buses
  • refrain from organizing, hosting, or attending events, parties, or other social gatherings off-campus that may cause health risks to me and other members of the community.


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