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Welcome to Julie Billiart Schools, a family of K-8 coeducational, independent day schools for children with learning differences.

Overview

This page was last updated on August 23, 2021.

These protocols have been established in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, The American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Ohio Department of Health. We’ve expanded standard protocols to ensure the continued safety of our unique audience. Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic is a changing situation, and we may enhance or lessen these protocols as the situation demands.


General Health & Safety Protocols

For all faculty, staff, students, and families.

  • All individuals entering a school building, including faculty and staff, are required to conduct daily health assessments (self-evaluation). Adult individuals are responsible for taking their own temperatures and assessing their own health. If any individual has a fever (a temperature of 100.4℉ or higher), he or she cannot enter. Similarly, anyone experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, or other respiratory illness, should stay home. For up-to-date information about COVID-19 symptoms, and for an interactive symptom checker/self-assessment tool, parents and guardians should visit the website of the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”).
  • Julie Billiart Schools will conduct daily, thorough cleanings of all school buildings per CDC guidelines. Our cleaning crew will sanitize restrooms, workspaces, and common areas each day. This includes all frequently touched surfaces in the Schools, such as classrooms, keyboards, telephones, handrails, and doorknobs twice daily. Thorough nightly cleanings will continue at all campuses and include high-touch surfaces, classrooms, restrooms, common areas, and more. Playgrounds will also be cleaned daily with a spray-disinfectant system. Julie Billiart Schools will designate and maintain sanitizing stations at entrances to the Schools and in multiple locations throughout to encourage hand hygiene.
  • All students, faculty, and staff will be expected to maintain three feet of social distancing as much as possible. Desks and classrooms will be arranged to support this distance whenever possible.
  • All employees, students, and visitors are required to maintain proper handwashing before and after touching any surfaces, before and after entering school buildings, and at regular intervals throughout the day.
  • If a COVID-19 infection is identified among faculty, staff, students, students’ immediate families, or anyone who has visited the school within the previous two weeks, individuals are required to immediately report the infection to JB Administration (Lannie, Jason, Samantha, and Jodi), who will report the infection to the local Department of Health. Employees and Parents are required to report a positive case or quarantine in their households. This information may be used, with your verbal permission gained at the time of disclosure, to assist in contact tracing. Julie Billiart Schools will maintain strict confidentiality of a student or employee’s identity when notifying faculty, staff, or families of all faculty, staff and students confirmed COVID-19 cases.
  • If a COVID-19 infection is identified and reported to JB Administration, we will immediately report the infection to the local health department and work with the local health department to identify potentially exposed individuals to help facilitate appropriate communication/contact tracing. When a case is identified, we will send a general notification to the faculty, staff, and students of the school to alert them of the case and any next steps. A more specific notification will be sent to any faculty or students who shared a classroom with the infected person. This notification will include specific instructions based on whether or not the individual receiving the notification has been deemed a close contact. If deemed necessary, JB Administration will shut down the school building and professionally clean and sanitize the building.
  • Regarding quarantine guidelines, Julie Billiart Schools will follow these Guidelines for Quarantine After Exposure in K-12 Classroom Settings.

Julie Billiart Schools Visitor Policy

This policy was last updated August 23, 2021 and is subject to change.

Julie Billiart Schools are currently limiting visitors to the schools. Visits must be pre-approved and may be canceled or postponed at any time depending on the changing nature of COVID-19.

At this time, Julie Billiart Schools will require all visitors to any Julie Billiart School location to wear a mask while students are in the building, regardless of vaccination status. Any visitor who refuses to wear a facial mask will be denied access when students are in the school buildings.

Julie Billiart Schools Mask Policy

This policy was last updated August 23, 2021 and is subject to change.

Julie Billiart Schools will require masks for all individuals, including students, beginning August 25, 2021 and lasting for the first month of school. Our COVID-19 Response Team will reevaluate this updated mask policy and issue any changes or updates within a month of starting school.

  • In order to keep our kids safe, in any indoor JB facility when kids are present, everyone is required to wear a mask. Due to the communicative nature of teaching, faculty and staff who are able to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination will be permitted to wear clear facial shields when working with students.
  • At this time, students are required to wear masks rather than face shields, unless the student provides a medical exemption. Students with a documented medical exemption from wearing a facial mask will be expected to wear a clear facial shield. A shield will be provided to any mask-exempt students who don't have a shield.  
  • If you have an exemption on file from last year, you do not need to resubmit.
  • Regardless of vaccination status, all visitors must be masked if visiting during school hours.

open-quote Julie Billiart Schools gave us hope after our daughter was diagnosed with a learning disability. At JB, she thrived in the small classes, received necessary therapies, and developed the self-confidence to ask for help when she needed it. close-quote

JB Parent

open-quote My kids love everything about JB and look forward to going to school every day and seeing their friends and teachers. JB is truly a one of a kind school enriching young lives everyday. close-quote

JB Parent

open-quote I don’t think I will ever be able to put into words how grateful I am that you saw my daughter for all that she is today and all that she is yet to become. close-quote

Tammie Sommer

open-quote All of the teachers and staff at JB are patient and willing to take the extra time to make sure we, as parents, understand and are comfortable. close-quote

JB Parent

open-quote Julie Billiart Schools has helped my child become a better version of himself. The teachers and therapists at JB really know and understand how to reach children who learn differently. close-quote

JB Parent

open-quote They have all the resources necessary, specialized to the individual learning of each child, and the heart that goes with it. I don't think we would have stayed in Ohio if it wasn't for JB! close-quote

JB Parent

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