Our Commitment

To the Safety of our Students and Staff

Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan

This document reflects the policies, procedures and protocols that The Charlton School agency, including the Ketchum-Grande Memorial School (K-G), will follow with any threat of an Airborne Infectious Disease Public Health Emergency. This plan was primarily developed and written by the Executive Director and Education Director with collaboration and discussion with all other members of the agency’s administrative team, the Board of Directors, staff, students, parents and local and referring school districts.  This document was developed in alignment with the standards set forth in guidance documents from the New York State Department of Health (DOH) (“Interim Guidance for In-Person Instruction at Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency” dated 7/13/2020) and the New York State Education Department (SED) (“Recovering, Rebuilding, and Renewing: The Spirit of New York’s Schools. Reopening Guidance”) released on 7/16/2020) as well as the New York Hero Act, September 2021. When used, the term “school” applies to all aspects of the program, including both educational and residential programming, unless otherwise specified.