Parent and Family Expectations 

These policies are subject to change at any time as the pandemic evolves  — please pay close attention to further announcements.


 1. Follow best practices and public health guidelines to keep our school safe.


  • We strongly encourage COVID-19 vaccination among parents and eligible family members. 

  • We will once again be requiring all Levey students to receive flu vaccinations by Thanksgiving, and we encourage family members to do the same. For further information regarding this policy, please speak with the head of school.

  • We encourage parents to mask when indoors in public and in large outdoor gatherings, particularly whenever the US CDC designates Cumberland County as having “substantial” or “high” levels of community transmission. We advise families to be cautious about potential avenues for exposure outside of school and to take steps to mitigate risks.

  • We strongly recommend that Levey families avoid unnecessary travel to areas of the country where there are substantial or high levels of community transmission of the coronavirus. 


 2. Monitor your child’s health daily:


  • Take your child’s temperature each morning.

  • Be very attentive to other COVID-19 symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, cough, and cold-like symptoms. 


 3. Keep your child at home and notify the school if:


  • Your child currently has or recently had a temperature of 100.4° or higher. Children must be fever-free for at least 24 hours prior to returning to school.

  • Your child has used fever-reducing medicine in the past 24 hours.

  • Your child has a cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing.

  • Your child has chills, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. 

  • Your child has diarrhea or vomiting.

  • Your child has two or more of the following symptoms: nausea, congestion / runny nose, muscle pain, stomach pain, fatigue, or headache.

  • Your child has been diagnosed with COVID-19, based on a positive test result. 

  • Any member of your household has been diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19. 

  • Your child been in close contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

4.  Follow Levey’s policies for isolation if a child tests positive and quarantine if needed if a child is a close contact; participants in pooled testing do not need to quarantine if they are close contacts unless the close contact is in their household. The most recent version of Levey’s policies can be found at:


Parents must submit proof of vaccination in order for their child to count as vaccinated under this policy change. No one other than the head of school and office administrator will have access to the vaccination records. The head of school may disclose the total number and percent of eligible students who have been vaccinated to the board and the Coronavirus Task Force, but he may not disclose the number and percent in each classroom.

When in doubt, please exercise caution: keep your child at home and communicate with the school. The school will provide assignments and activities so that your child can continue to learn remotely. When possible, teachers will involve remote students in classroom activities or meet with students one-on-one via Zoom or phone.

 5. Be prepared to:


  • Pick your child up promptly if your child displays COVID-19 symptoms at school or tests positive at school.

  • Care for your child at home so as to follow these policies or if Levey pivots to remote instruction.

  • Keep your child home while awaiting a COVID-19 test result.

  • Keep your child at home if a household member has tested positive.