Rio is a tight knit community where each member looks out for the welfare of each other. RLAA Administration is committed to making the health of our students a top priority.
We will continuously monitor current federal, state, and county guidelines to ensure we are keeping our school community safe and will be working with a COVID logistics expert on updating this plan as needed. Please see below for the current safety precautions we are implementing at RLAA during the 2021-22 school year.
If you have questions please contact and we will be happy to chat with you.
Stay informed – Administration will monitor current guidelines/information from:
Sonoma County Office of Education who is acting as liaison for schools for the Sonoma County Public Health Department.
State agencies including the California Department of Public Health and California Department of Education.
Local transmission rates and Administration will adjust operations accordingly.
Classrooms – Windows will be open as much as possible and outdoor space can be used. Air purifiers will be used to help cleanse the air.
Cafeteria – Our Food Services Manager will ensure all Sonoma County Health Dept. guidelines are met.
Extra curricular activities – We will follow all county and state guidelines. Students are encouraged to spend time outdoors outside of class time.
Athletics – Rio will conform to all CDPH and California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) sports restrictions and game/team safety and hygiene protocols.
Field Trips – All school trips require pre-approval by Administration to ensure any necessary precautions are taking place.
Dorm students should monitor themselves for symptoms daily and report any symptoms to the dean immediately.
International students will be required to follow any government requirements for quarantine after arrival in the US.
Dorm rooms will be single occupancy. No roommates (exception for siblings).
Any non-resident guests must be approved by the dean.
If a student tests positive we will follow current quarantine/isolation guidelines. The parent will be contacted immediately and a plan will be made regarding if they will pick-up their student or if they will remain in the dorm isolation room during quarantine.
Education – Staff and students will be educated on healthy hygiene practices, and hand washing
Hand sanitizer dispensers are located in each classroom, office, and building on campus, using alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
Deans will work with families of students with known medical conditions which may make them at higher risk. Extra precautions will be made if necessary when these students are at higher risk of exposure.
Symptom monitoring – Staff and students will check for symptoms each morning at home and should not depart for school if they have any cold/flu like symptoms. If a student develops symptoms, they will be COVID tested and their parents contacted to plan the next steps.
Testing – Individuals not fully vaccinated will be tested weekly with a rapid antigen BinaxNOW test. Individuals presenting with symptoms will be tested immediately, no matter their vaccination status.
Tracking and documentation of possible exposure is conducted by school administration. Possible exposures are communicated to the Principal who will notify local health officials immediately. In consultation with the local public health department, Administration will follow guidance and will communicate to all students, staff, and families in a prompt and responsible manner.
Rio Lindo Adventist Academy
3200 Rio Lindo Ave.
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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