Coronavirus Response

 
ANNOUNCEMENT
 
In compliance with our State authorities and in best practice for the health and safety of our TMS community, our school educational programs will remain in place but the campus will be closed throughout the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. No summer activity is currently planned for the campus. The Master's School intends to begin the 2020-2021 academic year in September with traditional on campus education.

 

 CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

The Master's School continues to monitor the worldwide outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). We understand that students, families, and employees have questions. Below you will find FAQ’s and responses that will be updated on an ongoing basis. Click on the question to view the response. Please feel free to contact the school with any additional questions.


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The Master's School has formed a crisis management task force to plan for and manage possible disruptions related to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, monitor federal and state recommendations, implement guidance, and communicate with our community. The task force is meeting regularly to synthesize the latest information, consult with experts, analyze risk, and prepare for various scenarios. The health and well-being of our community members is our priority.
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We continue to monitor the following:
CDC
WHO
State Department Travel Advisories 
 
The Master's School is also in regular communication with state and local health departments, Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), and peer institutions. 
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Please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-children.html for guidelines from the CDC on talking with children about coronavirus.
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During this period of distance learning, our school nurse Jamie Dagenais will be working from home and checking her email from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. during our regularly scheduled school days.  She will also be available via telephone between 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on scheduled school days for any questions or concerns involving a current medical condition which may be impacting your child’s ability to attend to distance learning at this time.
 
To reach our nurse, you may email Jamie at jdagenais@masterschool.org or you may call the school, 860-651-9361, and option 6 will direct you to Jamie’s voice mail. Your phone message will be emailed to Jamie, and she will respond within the 10 a.m.-12 p.m. time period. (Jamie will also respond within 24 hours to parent concerns and questions left after 12 p.m.)
 
Please note that when you call Jamie at the school, this is the message you will receive:
 
“Hello, you have reached Jamie Dagenais, The Master’s School Nurse Line available from (10am-12pm) on scheduled school days.  Please leave your name, your child’s name, and reason for your call.   Please contact your doctor for any illness or medical concerns requiring immediate attention.   CALL 911 in the event of any medical emergency and 211 for any COVID-19 concerns.  Stay safe and be well.”
 
During this time of distance learning, it is also important that parents continue to report their child’s illnesses to Jamie just as if they were attending school on campus. This will help her in reaching out to families/students during this time, and it is helpful as the town of Simsbury continues to collect and report data via the school nurses to watch for trends of illnesses that may be occurring.
 
To reiterate what you will hear in Jamie’s voicemail message:
 
  • In the event of a medical emergency contact 911
  • For immediate medical concerns, contact your physician
  • Questions and concerns related to COVID-19, please call 211
 
Please also note that school nurse follow-up with parents regarding completion of any outstanding State of CT mandated physical exams for grade 6 or 10 students has been deferred until further notice.