Covid-19 policies 2022-2023

COVID-19 policies for 2022-2023 school year

Updated August 12, 2022

Our administration, in consultation with Keystone’s Medical Advisory Board and Safety Committee, continues to place the health and wellbeing of our school’s students, faculty, staff and families as its focus. We are also monitoring information released from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Please consult the information below for guidance on Keystone’s health and safety measures, and what you should do if your child becomes ill.

When to keep your child home

If your child has any of the following symptoms, they might have an illness they can spread to others:

  • Fever or chills: Temperature of 100.0oF or higher
  • New onset of severe headache
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion/runny nose
  • New uncontrolled cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle/body aches
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea, Vomiting and/or Diarrhea

If your child DOES have any of the symptoms above, keep them home from school:

  • Notify the school nurses: Penny Moyer, LVN (pmoyer@keystoneschool.org) or Monica Gutierrez, RN (mgutierrez@keystoneschool.org)
  • If symptoms persist beyond 24 hours, we recommend contacting their healthcare provider.
  • If your child tests positive for Covid-19, refer to exposure and quarantine policies.
  • The school nurse may need to contact you for additional questions to help determine when it is safe for your child to return to school.
Quarantine policies and exposures

If You Test Positive for COVID-19

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:

  • Notify your student’s respective Division Head AND our school nurses: nurses@keystoneschool.org.
  • All students must isolate for 5 days. Note: Day 0 is either the day of taking a Covid test or when symptoms begin.
  • Students in K-12 who are fever free and symptom free after 5 days may return to school and must wear a mask indoors for an additional 5 days.
  • If you obtain two negative antigen test results 48 hours apart after Day 5 (according to recent CDC guidance), you may remove your mask.
  • Pre-K students must quarantine for 5 days
  • If Pre-K students are fever free and symptom free after 5 days, they may return to school and must wear a mask indoors for an additional 5 days. During Days 5-10, parents should pick up their children at 1pm, in time for the Little School naps.
  • Pre-K students can also take a test after Day 5. If they obtain two negative antigen test results 48 hours apart after Day 5 (according to recent CDC guidance), students may remove their mask.

If You Are Exposed to Someone with COVID-19

  • You do not need to quarantine
  • Please monitor for symptoms and take appropriate action in the event of a positive test.

For more information and guidance, please consult these recommendations from the CDC.


Mask use and layered prevention strategies, such as receiving all recommended vaccination and booster doses, are key to preventing COVID-19 and decreasing transmission.

Mask wearing/distancing policies

Masks are currently optional in ALL campus settings. We encourage students and employees to be aware of their physical distance in indoor spaces. In keeping with the values of Keystone, we ask all of our community members to respect the others’ choice of whether or not to wear a mask.

Vaccine policies

We will not require vaccines for our students and employees to attend school. Because students are in close residential quarters during Outdoor Education trips, we require proof of vaccination in order to participate. We acknowledge the weight of studies and recommendations from public health experts including the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization that say vaccinations are important measures in mitigating the effects of the virus.