Parent and Family Expectations 

Updated 9/3/20


These policies are subject to change — please pay close attention to further announcements.


 1. Follow best practices and public health guidelines.


  • Maintain social distance from individuals outside your own household whenever possible, and consistently wear a mask when unable to do so.

  • Follow the governor’s executive order regarding out-of-state travel, including the requirement to quarantine for 14 days or receive a negative COVID-19 test after travel to most states.

  • Reinforce proper handwashing measures and the importance of following COVID-related guidelines.

  • Arrange for children to receive a flu shot. This year, all Levey students must 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.


 2. Monitor your child’s health daily, beginning two weeks before the start of the school year (Thursday, August 20):


  • Take your child’s temperature each morning. Be prepared to tell Levey staff the temperature reading when dropping off your child. 

  • Be attentive to other COVID-19 symptoms, particularly shortness of breath and cough. (Updated 9/3/20 with latest screening tool)


 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. (Updated 9/1/20)

  • Your child has two or more of the following symptoms: nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain, stomach pain, fatigue, headache, rash, swelling or redness of hands/feet, red eyes/eye drainage, congestion / runny nose. (Updated 9/1/20) 

  • Your child has traveled out of state in the past 14 days, with the exception of travel to states exempted from the governor’s quarantine requirement. Children may only return to school before the end of this quarantine period if they receive a negative result on a COVID-19 test. 

  • Any member of your household has been in close contact with someone with a confirmed COVID-19 case. The CDC defines “close contact” as less than 6 feet apart for more than 15 minutes. Your child must stay home for 14 days, regardless of whether they receive a negative COVID-19 test result. If the exposure is not considered a “close contact,” parents should carefully monitor all household members for symptoms and keep children at home if they develop. (Updated 8/27/20)

  • Any member of your household has been diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Your child must stay home until 14 days after the family member has been released from isolation. (Updated 8/27/20)

  • Your child has been diagnosed with COVID-19, based on a positive test result. Under this circumstance, follow personalized instructions from your child’s medical provider and the Maine CDC regarding when your child may return to school.


When in doubt, please exercise caution and keep your child at home. 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.


 4. Be prepared to:


  • Pick your child up promptly if your child displays COVID-19 symptoms 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 they are a close contact of someone who tests positive. (Updated 9/2/20)

We are fully open!  Spaces available in grades 1-7.  Write or call 310.422.4724 today.

Levey Day School


400 Deering Avenue 

Portland, Maine 04103


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