King Abdullah Academy is doing everything possible to ensure that our students and staff remain safe and healthy. We have implemented many policies such as: in school COVID testing, handwashing, mask wearing, 3-6 ft spacing between students, frequent sanitizing, and requiring parents to keep children home when they are sick or have ANY Covid symptoms. We highly recommend and encourage all children 12 and older to get the COVID-19 vaccination.

We are working closely with the Fairfax County Health Department and will continue to submit all positive cases of staff and students; our protocols are based off their guidance.

COVID PCR Testing for Students and Staff

KAA is working with NOVA Testing Facilities and Northshore labs to conduct FREE and voluntary PCR COVID testing for all students twice a week. KAA staff is also tested weekly via the same program. The test is a minimally invasive cheek swab performed by NOVA Testing Facilities lab technicians. 

We encourage parents/guardians to sign students up for this testing as it will help ensure that our students and staff remain healthy and safe. It will also alleviate the need to find outside testing for symptoms and contact with a positive case. Please note that in-school PCR/Rapid testing will not be provided through the school for non-participants. 

When your child is absent due to illness: If your child has symptoms, YOU MUST KEEP THEM HOME. When calling/emailing us about your child’s absence, please notify attendance and the nurse of the reason/symptoms for their absence (stomachache, fever, cough etc.)
Symptoms to keep your child home from school until cleared to return to school:
  1. Fever >100 degrees F (must be fever free for 24 hours with no medication) or chills
  2. If your child/children have been exposed to COVID 19
  3. Nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting and/or diarrhea (must be without for 24 hours)
  4. New loss of taste or smell
  5. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (consult physician)
  6. New uncontrolled cough, congestion/runny nose not associated with known allergies or Asthma
  7. Sore throat and/or difficulty swallowing
  8. Muscle or body aches and/or fatigue
  9. New onset of headache

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