First Baptist Academy
Health and Safety Plan of Universal City PREK-12th Grade
The Mission of First Baptist Academy of Universal City is to educate students for time and eternity by presenting God's truth in all areas of education and character development.
We must all commit to supporting our community’s health and wellness and agree to keep our children, and ourselves at home when we are not feeling well, have COVID-19 symptoms, or have potentially been directly exposed. Students, faculty, and visitors should not come to school if they are exhibiting any signs of illness.
Cleaning and Sanitizing
Frequently touched surfaces will be wiped daily during our campus clean-up time built into our bell schedule and again during evening cleaning.
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 student’s account will be charged accordingly.
Hand sanitizer will be in each classroom, with additional hand sanitizer stations placed at numerous locations around campus. Handwashing will be incorporated throughout the day.
SCREENING AND MONITORING OF ILLNESS
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 the school nurse Christine Ibera by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: Student Name, Grade, Teacher and the reason for the absence. You may also call the school office at 210-658-5331 and ask for extension 308 providing the following information: Student Name, Grade, Teacher and the reason for the absence. If the student will be out for more than one day, you may request that homework be collected for pickup by the end of the day.
If an illness is presented, children and faculty may return to FBA after these three things have happened:
No fever for at least 24 hours without the use of medicine that reduces fevers
Other symptoms have ceased (cough, shortness of breath, etc.)
At least 24 hours have passed since symptoms first appeared
A doctor’s note or parent note is required upon return. Until the note is provided, the absence(s) will be marked unexcused.
Notify the school nurse, Christine Ibera, by email at email@example.com with the following information: Student Name, Grade, Teacher, and the Confirmed Positive Results
For a student/faculty member who tested positive for COVID-19, the following must happen to be allowed to return to campus:
It must be 10 days since the confirmed positive test or current CDC recommended time frame
For a student/faculty member who 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 or current CDC recommended time frame or
Persons may return after receiving a negative test that is administered 5 days after exposure. They must also continue to monitor daily for symptoms
Facemask mandates have been lifted at First Baptist Academy, but you may continue to wear a facemask if you should choose.
FIRST BAPTIST ACADEMY STATEMENT
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. We exercise our right to change this document exercising appropriate care as we continue to work with our governing bodies. In addition, Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools and Preschool Licensing may require additional protocols.
Our thanks go out to the Texas Private Schools Association for their continued guidance and counsel, as well as their sharing of other Christian schools’ reopening plan documents.