First Baptist Academy
1401 Pat Booker Road
Universal City, TX 78148
A Ministry of First Baptist Church
of Universal City
HEALTH and SAFETY PLAN
First Baptist Academy of Universal City (FBA) will monitor guidelines for coronavirus health and safety plans provided by the Texas Department of Health and Human Service as well as local city and county authorities. This document can be changed at any time as we continue to work with our governing bodies.
Parents and employees must read and sign a waiver at the beginning of the school year releasing FBA and First Baptist Church of Universal City (FBCUC) of any liability in regards to COVID-19.
Students, faculty, and visitors should not come to school if they are exhibiting any signs of illness.
Temperature checks of all persons (students, faculty, and visitors) will be completed once arriving to school. If a person has a temperature of 100.4 or higher, they are considered infectious and they will not be allowed on campus.
Students must come in clean uniforms, to include bringing clean PE uniforms.
Classroom and Facilities
Faculty must wear face masks when they are unable to social distance.
Students 4th grade and up must wear masks.
Students Prek-3rd grade are highly recommended to wear masks.
Common areas including the lunchroom will be cleaned and sanitized by janitorial staff throughout the day.
Classroom doors, as well as non-fire hallway doors, will be kept open as much as possible to allow ventilation and airflow.
All classrooms are equipped with hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray, wipes and paper towels.
Hand sanitizing stations will be placed outside classrooms including vending machines.
Evening janitorial staff will clean and disinfect all school used facilities.
Students must bring their own water bottles labeled with their name. If a student does not bring a water bottle, a disposable water bottle will be provided and the students’ account will be charged accordingly.
Students may only touch or handle their own learning materials such as textbooks and pens.
Students may not touch or use another student’s locker, backpack or any other item without first disinfecting the item.
We are limiting visitors on campus by appointment only. Any visitors to campus will be required to complete the COVID-19 release form, and they will be required to wear a mask.
If a student or faculty member becomes sick at home with any symptoms, cough, fever, muscle aches, generally not feeling well, we ask that you notify us and the student or faculty member must stay at home. Follow our current illness policy to understand the return to school policy. If symptoms are consistent with COVID-19, a pediatrician or doctor must be called for guidance. Please phone us and share that guidance so that FBA will know how to proceed with our next steps of notifying the proper and required people, and/or authorities.
If a COVID-19 test will not be administered to determine if you are still contagious, children and faculty can return to FBA after these three things have happened:
No fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers)
Other symptoms have ceased (cough, shortness of breath, etc.)
At least 72 hours have passed since symptoms first appeared
If a COVID-19 test is required to determine if person is still contagious, children or faculty can return to FBA after these three things have happened:
No fever (without the use medicine that reduces fevers) AND
Other symptoms have ceased (cough or shortness of breath) AND
Received a negative test
In order for a student/faculty member who tested positive for COVID-19 or has a member in their household that tested positive, the following must happen to be allowed to return to campus:
It must be 14 days since the confirmed positive test
It has been at least 72 hours since the individual’s symptoms have improved including cough and/or shortness of breath
No fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use medicine that reduces fevers)
Parents to include faculty will be notified if a person has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been in close contact with their child/other faculty within two days prior to symptom onset or two days prior to being diagnosed with COVID-19. Those exposed must self-monitor for symptoms and follow our current return to school policy.
For clarity, close contact is defined as:
a. being directly exposed to infectious secretions (e.g., being coughed on while not wearing a mask or face shield)
b. being within 6 feet for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes, while not wearing a mask or face shield