Dear Senesh Parents:

A safe in-person school setting is our highest priority. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has been authorized by the FDA and the CDC for children ages 5-11. Pursuant to previous communications, we expect that all Senesh students and staff will get vaccinated. 

COVID VACCINATION POLICY

All students ages 5 and older must have received their first COVID vaccination, and have uploaded confirmation of that to Magnus, by Friday, January 7, 2022. All students must get their second vaccination by Friday, January 28, 2022. Students are considered fully vaccinated two weeks following the second dose.

Instructions for Uploading Covid Vaccination Documentation to Magnus: 
  1. Access your Magnus Health SMR account by clicking here
  2. Click on “to do list” or “Student Health Tracker”
  3. Locate the section that says “COVID vaccination documentation” and click “edit”
  4. Answer yes to “would you like to add an additional page or form”
  5. Answer yes to “have you already obtained and completed the student immunization form”
  6. Upload a photo of the vaccination card from your phone or computer and submit 

Documentation required to make a request for a medical exemption:
Please email Nathalie Cabot at ncabot@hannahsenesh.org for the documentation required to make a request for a medical exemption. The deadline for applying for a medical exemption is Monday, December 20, 2021. The Senesh Health Team will review your application in consultation with our legal team. We will let families know whether their applications were approved or denied as soon as possible.

STUDENT INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

We know some of our families may plan to travel internationally over the winter break. After landing in the U.S, all students who travelled internationally must monitor for symptoms, take a PCR (non rapid) test upon arrival and four days after travel, and share those test results with the Senesh nurse at nurse@hannahsenesh.org. These students may attend school immediately upon return from travel as long as they present a negative rapid result each day until the day four negative PCR test is shared with the nurse. Parents are responsible for obtaining the rapid test and sending a photo of the result to the school nurse prior to arrival each morning.

As always, we are closely monitoring the COVID landscape and will continue to adjust our guidance in accordance with the most up-to-date information.  

In partnership and health,

Nicole Nash
Head of School