Dear Parents and Students,
Based on the prevalence of Covid-19 in our county and community, JKHA/RKYHS will continue to employ ongoing population saliva screening for students as follows:
  • Students in nursery through 7th grade will screen weekly.
  • Unvaccinated students in 8th through 12th grades will screen weekly.
  • Vaccinated students in 8th through 12th grades will screen after holidays and as further determined necessary.

If a positive case is detected in a class or grade: 
  • Unvaccinated students in a class or grade in which a positive case was confirmed will screen for Covid-19 for seven days post-exposure. If their individual screenings are clear, they will not require quarantine. 
  • Students who test positive must quarantine for 10 days; additionally, their unvaccinated household members must also quarantine. Household members of a confirmed positive case must consult with the school nurse to determine the length of quarantine. 
  • Even if/when a positive case in a class or grade is detected, vaccinated students will not require screening nor quarantine.

If students and families travel:
  • Students who are vaccinated will not require quarantine post-travel.
  • Unvaccinated students should refer to the New Jersey Department of Health and CDC recommendations for guidance.
  • Families post-travel may choose to take independent rapid tests for their unvaccinated students to expedite their return to school.
  • We will continue to rely on weekly screening to safeguard our community.

We look forward to a productive, meaningful and safe school year together!


Eliezer E. Rubin