Trevor Day School 2020-21 Community Health & Wellness Pledge

The following pledge recognizes our shared responsibility for community health, wellness, and safety at Trevor Day School. It is informed by science and based on values of mutual respect and trust in all community members.

In order for our shared environment to be as safe as possible, and to protect the health and wellness of each individual and the Trevor community at large, we pledge that we will commit to the following behaviors and protocols.


  • Participate in testing and contact tracing as well as isolation and quarantine protocols, when required.
  • Stay up to date with well-child visits and check ups with primary care physicians.
  • Accurately and promptly complete a daily health screening on the Magnus Mobile v2 App every school day before entering a school campus or boarding a school bus.
  • Stay home when experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or feeling generally unwell, or after likely possible exposure to COVID-19.
  • Respect and adhere to the direction of those monitoring arrival, dismissal, and school entrances at all times.
  • Employ social distancing on campus whenever possible—that is, keeping at least six feet (roughly two arms’ lengths) apart from other people.
  • Wear a face covering over the nose and mouth at all times on campus. The exceptions to this protocol are during scheduled face covering breaks with social distancing, when eating or drinking with social distancing, during rest time for Nursery–Kindergarten students, or when alone in a private room with a closed door.
  • Follow basic health precautions, including frequent hand washing/sanitizing and shared-space hygiene.
  • Observe directional signage and other COVID-19 guidance posted on both campuses.
  • Report travel that requires quarantine to a school nurse and homeroom teacher/adviser (in the case of a student) or to a school nurse and supervisor (in the case of a staff member) and follow all current regulations with regard to quarantining after travel. Quarantine is required by New York State after international travel or travel within states with widespread community transmission of COVID-19, pursuant to current CDC and DOH guidance, as well as Executive Order 205. These regulations state: 
    • For travelers who were out-of-state for more than 24 hours:
      Travelers must obtain a test within three days of departure, prior to arrival in New York.
    • The traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days.
    • On day 4 of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests comes back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test.
    • For travelers who were out-of-state for less than 24 hours: 
      The traveler does not need a test prior to their departure from the other state, and does not need to quarantine upon arrival in New York State.
    • However, the traveler must fill out our traveler form upon entry into New York State, and take a COVID diagnostic test 4 days after their arrival in New York.
    • Local health departments will validate tests, if necessary, and if a test comes back positive, will issue isolation orders and initiate contact tracing. The local health department must make contact with the state the traveler came from, to ensure contact tracing proceeds there as well. All travelers must continue to fill out our traveler form upon arrival into New York State to contribute to New York State’s robust contact tracing program.
    • The travel guidelines require all New Yorkers, as well as those visiting from out-of-state, to take personal responsibility for compliance in the best interest of public health and safety.
  • Alert a faculty member (in the case of a student) or a school nurse (in the case of a staff member) should they feel ill while on campus.
  • Should they become ill at school, pick up students as quickly as possible, and, in all cases, no more than one hour after being contacted by the school. Faculty who become ill at school should leave campus immediately after their visit to a school nurse.
  • Alert a school nurse, should they learn of their exposure to COVID-19, and follow all testing and contact tracing, as well as isolation and quarantine protocols, if required.
  • Respect the role that social distancing plays in limiting the spread of the virus by adhering to city and state guidelines regarding gatherings when off-campus and recognize that it is safest to limit exposure to individuals not living within one’s household.
  • Follow city and state public health requirements when off-campus, including face coverings and social distance.


  • Follow all health and safety requirements of New York State and City authorities.
  • Inform all community members of Trevor health and safety policies.
  • Maintain enhanced cleaning and sanitizing throughout both campuses.
  • Limit students to small groups, as mandated by the DOH, and maintain appropriate social distance through the placement of furniture and signage. 
  • Track COVID-19 symptoms and cases within the Trevor community.
  • Maintain isolation facilities for community members experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Provide PPE and face coverings to employees (as needed for their work functions), and face coverings for students (who do not have them or need to replace them).
  • Provide facility upgrades to enhance health and safety, including the addition of hand sanitizer and hand-washing stations, higher efficiency air filters, and air purifiers.
  • Provide sufficient supplies to limit sharing of materials between students and/or teachers.
  • Support COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, quarantine, and isolation, as needed.
  • Share information about suspected exposure, confirmed exposure, school closure, and any changes in protocols or procedures in a prompt and consistent manner.

Distance Learning at Trevor

Teaching & Learning During COVID-19 Via In-Person & Distance Programs

Following a remote start to the 2020-21 school year, Trevor resumed the option of in-person learning on October 13, 2020. Lower Schoolers (Nursery—Grade 5) who resumed in-person learning attend every day. Middle (Grades 6–8) and Upper (Grades 9–12) Schoolers are on a hybrid, A/B cycle: two weeks in-person, followed by two weeks’ of distance learning at home. 
Families in all three divisions also have the option of utilizing Trevor’s distance learning full-time if they choose to do so, and the school institutes intermittent distance learning days based on needs for testing, isolating, and/or quarantine. 
Trevor has a uniquely strong and interconnected community, which provides an outstanding foundation for a school year that combines in-person and hybrid learning with a distance learning plan. 

When Trevor's distance learning plan, TrevorLINK, is in effect, faculty partner with families at all grade levels to engage students in learning experiences that not only advance the Trevor curriculum, but that also stretch students’ capacities for inquiry and intellectual growth. Teachers continue to play instrumental roles of guiding, supporting, and challenging students to synthesize knowledge toward long-term academic growth, as they embrace this approach to learning. 

TrevorLINK (Trevor’s Distance Learning Plan) is designed to support several goals:
  • Engaging students: Trevor teachers will continue to engage students in their academic program, during the time they must be away from the school building.
  • Creating and following routines: It is important for students to follow daily routines. The fact that we aren’t meeting in person should not be perceived as a break. Learning can and will continue on a daily basis.
  • Maintaining relationships: Students will continue to see and hear their teachers and advisors; they will also see their peers and hear their opinions and feedback. The class will feel intact.
  • Providing necessary support: The TrevorLINK plan is designed so that counselors, learning specialists, and technology integrators can all provide timely support to students, families, and teachers. This will provide continuity in student learning and optimal well-being for the Trevor community.
Ambitious academics.  Engaged students.  Balanced lives.

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