Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, OCS has reviewed and considered guidance from a variety of sources to determine our specific COVID-19 precautions, taking into account guidance from local and national authorities, as well as local health care professionals.
The student/employee will be required to quarantine for 10 days beginning the day the student/employee was tested, not the day the results were received. As always, anyone with a fever, diarrhea or vomiting may not return to school until they have been symptom free for 24 hours.
If a member of an OCS household tests positive for COVID-19, all members of that family may not return to the OCS campus for 10 days, beginning the day the infected person tested (not the day the results were received).
Students or employees who have been exposed through close contact in the home may end their quarantine after day 7, after receiving a negative COVID-19 test result. The test must occur on day 5 or later. At-home tests will not qualify for early release from quarantine.
The quarantine is waived for students or employees who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 and fully recovered within the previous 6 months, or who have been fully vaccinated (one is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the final shot), provided that they show no COVID-19 symptoms. OCS no longer accepts serology (antibody) tests for early release or exemption from quarantine.
If a student becomes ill with a diagnosed chronic condition or illness that is clearly not COVID-19, the parent may keep the student at home for one day. However, if the illness requires more than one day of absence or if the student presents symptoms on the CDC symptom list (that are not chronic conditions), the student may not return to school without a note from a doctor (stating that they do not have COVID-19 and are cleared to return to school), or a negative COVID-19 test (at-home tests are not accepted).
Our current plan is to only quarantine the student who tests positive. We will alert the parents of students in the same class (Elementary) or students in the same division (Middle and High School) to the student who tested positive for COVID-19 (student names will not be released to protect confidentiality).
Yes, students or employees may come to school while a member of their household is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test. However, if the household member receives a positive COVID-19 test, the student or employee must quarantine immediately, unless the student or employee has already contracted and recovered from COVID-19 in the previous 6 months, or has been vaccinated.
Yes. Any time a new household member gets sick with COVID-19 and there was close contact, the quarantine will need to restart. However, the quarantine is waived for students or employees who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 and fully recovered within the previous 6 months, or who have been vaccinated, provided that they show no COVID-19 symptoms.
Students will not be required to wear face coverings during the 2021-2022 school year, unless conditions change that warrant a more aggressive face covering policy. Students that desire to wear a face covering are encouraged to do so. Students who do wear masks will be supported in their decision.
Parents will be allowed to visit the interior of school buildings. The school will closely monitor COVID-19 conditions in our community through the school year and may limit parental visits within the buildings if needed for certain periods of time.
Yes, however only touchless water bottle filling stations will be used. Last year we retrofit water fountains throughout campus with touchless filling stations. We recommend each student have a clean water bottle at school at all times.
Face coverings will not be mandatory outdoors for fans, however face coverings may be mandatory for inside athletic events; we will pull out both sets of indoor bleachers for all indoor games. Hand sanitizer will be available at the gates. Fan attendance may be limited.
OCS will inform opposing teams when we become aware of positive cases before upcoming games (without using the name of the student athlete). We will decide along with the opposing school administration if a game should be played on a case by case basis.
We will continue policies in the Student Handbook. Blended Learning students will be counted as present unless parents inform the office of extended illness or a worsening degree of symptoms.
Parents may send questions or concerns about OCS’ COVID-19 response to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each question will be reviewed and considered by the OCS COVID-19 team. Responses to COVID-19 questions will continue to be posted on our FAQs section of this page.
Oklahoma Christian School
4680 E. 2nd
Edmond, OK 73034 405-341-2265
8:05 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Middle School :
8:00 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
High School :
7:50 a.m. – 3:05 p.m. M/T/TH/F
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. W