View our 2021-2022 Health and Safety Guidelines.
E.L. Haynes recently released our 2021-2022 Health and Safety Guidelines for the start of the upcoming school year. Throughout the year, we will provide updated health and safety guidance. We will also host forums to discuss the evolving situation around our return to full-time in-person learning, and any major policy changes. You will be able to find all of our updates and events in the links below.
All eligible students, staff, and families, are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Mayor Bowser announced that all school employees and contractors in all schools and childcare centers MUST be vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 1, 2021. Additionally, Mayor Bowser is mandating the vaccine for all students 12+ who will participate in winter sports.
We believe this is the best public health decision — for our staff, for our students, and for our families. We believe this decision brings an important additional layer of protection to our community and will continue to review the best strategies to keep us all safe.
To read more information on this mandate, and next steps for student-athletes 12 and older, click below.
During the 2021-2022 School Year, we will perform asymptomatic and symptomatic testing.
As one part of our strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community, we will run a comprehensive testing program for students and staff in our buildings. At this point, we will test 10% of students, and all unvaccinated staff per week, whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. This is called asymptomatic (or surveillance) testing. All staff are required to be tested. All students are highly encouraged to participate in testing. Families must opt-out of the testing program, and should contact their campus front office for more information.
Review our health and safety guidelines today!
In mid-August, E.L. Haynes released our 2021-2022 Health and Safety Guidelines. This document outlines all of the policies and procedures we will implement this school year to help combat the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. We regularly update the document as guidance from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education and DC Health evolves.