NCA COVID-19 RESPONSE and FAQs
We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.
NCA 2020-2021 Opening Plan Parent Zoom Meeting Q&A
On Thursday, July 23, 2020, NCA families were emailed our Operating Plan for the coming school year. Our plan announced in-person classes and the steps we will take to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and implement the required state mandates.
On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 3:00 pm, NCA hosted a live parent Zoom meeting to discuss the operating plans for the coming school year. NCA 20-21 Parent Q & A Transcript 7.28.20 (pdf).
What are the plans for fall?
NCS is closely monitoring the recommendations and guidelines provided by the Office of Superintendent Public Instruction (OSPI), both the state and local Departments of Health, and the CDC. We are also part of local and national organizations advocating for private schools during this time. Specific information regarding our operational plans will be updated as new information becomes available.
Are there guidelines for travel if attending NCA?
We recommend avoiding all nonessential travel within the United States and internationally, if possible, within fourteen (14) days of on-site instruction. A self-quarantine period may apply before returning to campus. Information regarding travel is continually changing and we will be relying on both local, federal and CDC guidelines. Please partner with us to keep all our NCS students, staff and families safe.
What is NCA doing?
Administration and faculty are currently planning and preparing for the 2020-21 school year. We are taking steps to keep our students, staff, and faculty safe according to the CDC and Department of Health guidelines. We have cleaning and disinfection procedures in place, maintaining social distancing, and wearing face coverings in the building.
What should I do?
Please continue to watch your emails, the "School Resource Documents" section on your FACTS Family Portal page, and our website, for the latest information.
Please also continue to pray for our campus, students, leaders, teachers, and our families. "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made know to God." Philippians 4:6 (ncsprayercard)
Will I be able to come on campus when the school is closed?
The offices are open Monday through Friday from 9am-1pm as of May 26, 2020. Parent Access Cards are limited in their use and only work at the main front doors. In the fall, parent access cards will not work during school hours. All parents will need to come through the main doors during school hours.
What do I do if I have been in close contact, or may have come in contact with, someone who tested positive for COVID-19?
- According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC),"Stay home if you might have been exposed to COVID-19"
- Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID 19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.
WHO SHOULD QUARANTINE? Anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19
- you were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes
- Please see the CDC Website for more information about who should quarantine
STEPS TO TAKE
- stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who as COVID-19
- Watch for fever (100.4°F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19
- If possible, stay away from others, especially people who are at higher risk
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms of Coronavirus are similar to flu or colds and may include:
- Runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever, feeling unwell, fatigue
What you need to know:
We are aware of the rapidly changing nature of this situation surrounding COVID-19. Please know that we are in regular and close contact with the local and state departments who are providing guidance regarding our response and we are committed to communicating any changes we become aware of regarding school operations.
If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call the Washington Department of Health at 1-800-525-0127 followed by #. Visit their website at doh.wa.gov >>
Local, State, and National Resources
For the most up to date information, please check the following websites: