A community pledge that speaks to staying safe, wearing masks, washing hands, and practicing social distancing while on campus and outside of school in order to limit COVID-19 exposure has been developed for staff and families to sign as a demonstration of their commitment to keep our Drew Community safe.  The community pledge has been shared with all families via the Intent to Return Survey.  See our pledge here.

On-campus , we will practice wearing masks, social distancing, handwashing and a myriad of other health guidelines, including implementing mandatory daily temperature screenings and mask checks.  

We must all diligently work to protect everyone in our community.  As such, students who repeatedly and willfully do not follow health safety protocols will be referred back to virtual learning. 

Daily Temperature Checks Process

Parents and guardians should commit daily to checking temperatures and potential symptoms prior to bringing/sending students to school. Individuals exhibiting a fever or any symptoms of illness are not permitted on campus.

Once arriving on campus, Mandatory Temperature Screen & Mask Check (TSMC) will occur outside when everyone arrives at school.  

Drew has invested in several touchless, infrared temperature scanners to conduct daily temperature checks of everyone entering our buildings.

For the temperature check, the wrist is held over the device and the temperature is scanned instantly. The device talks and also gives a visual indicator if temperature is elevated or above allowable range.

If a student scans a high temperature (100.4 or above), the student will be denied access and will be required to return home to follow the Exposure Response Protocol. If a student has an elevated temperature (99.6 - 100.3), the student will be taken to the pre-designated isolation area, and the nurse will re-scan and perform a health check to determine if the student is able to stay at school. The nurse will also advise the parents of the student(s) with the elevated temperature(s) of the protocol taken if they are not determined as eligible to be sent home.

Staff will follow a similar temperature scanning protocol.  Additionally, staff members will have to use a daily health screener app that will indicate that they are not cleared to come to work with a temperature.

Drew will abide by the information in the school’s Exposure Protocols document when a student or staff member gets sick during the day, responding to negative and positive COVID-19 test results, and conducting contact tracing. 


With an intentional focus on wellness across all academies as Drew transitions to a Hybrid Learning Model, the following will occur:

Elementary Academy:

  • Daily Social, Emotional Learning
  • A focus on relationship building
  • Counselors will provide additional support
  • Transition plans will be developed and implemented specifically for students moving to Hybrid model.

Junior Academy:

  • Daily Social, Emotional Learning
  • Counseling Corner to provide support to students
  • Advisory

Senior Academy:

  • Virtual Counseling or student check-in
  • Advisory (Wednesdays)

Multi-tiered systems of support will be available for students and staff at all academies.