COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

Please be assured that RSSAA faculty and staff understand and share your concern for the well being of our students, our employees and our school families during this high-stress time. We are doing everything possible to monitor and prepare. Given the complex and rapidly evolving situation, we encourage you to visit the public resources linked below for the most detailed and up-to-date information on COVID-19.  Please bookmark this page as we will continue to update it with information as it relates to RSSAA.
 
    Students
Week Of Campus Quarantined* Positive
C-19 Test
Probable
Cases
8/31/20 LS 0 0 0
HS 0 0 0
9/7/20 LS 0 0 0
HS 3 0 0
9/14/20 LS 0 0 0
HS 3 0 0
9/21/20 LS 0 0 0
HS 0 0 0
9/28/20 LS 0 0 0
HS 0 0 0
10/5/20 LS 0 0 0
HS 0 0 0
10/12/20 LS 0 0 0
HS 0 0 0
10/19/20 LS 0 0 0
HS 1 0 0
 
 
    Employees
Week Of Campus Quarantined* Positive
C-19 Test
Probable Cases
8/31/20 LS 0 0 0
HS 0 0 0
9/7/20 LS 0 0 0
HS 0 0 0
9/14/20 LS 0 0 0
HS 0 0 0
9/21/20 LS 0 0 0
HS 0 0 0
9/28/20 LS 0 0 0
HS 0 0 0
10/5/20 LS 0 0 0
HS 0 0 0
10/12/20 LS 0 0 0
HS 0 0 0
10/19/20 LS 0 0 0
HS 0 0 0

 

*Quarantine means that an individual has been exposed to a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 (in or out of school) and is quarantining at home per Health Department directions. 

LS=Lower School, HS=High School

Documents Updated September 24, 2020
 
 
Communication with School
Teachers, School Coordinators and the School Administrator can be reached directly through the ParentSquare Messages feature. You can also reach the School Coordinators and Administrator via phone.  Please limit non-emergency calls to M-F 9 am- 3 pm.  Outside of those hours, please email or text.
EC Coordinator Abby Kurlfink - akurlfink@steinerschool.org or 313-949-3166 
LS Coordinator Peggy Wilson - pwilson@steinerschool.org or 734-276-7687
HS Administrative Coordinator Heather Lomason - hlomason@steinerschool.org or 773-551-0963 
School Administrator Sian Owen-Cruise - sowen-cruise@steinerschool.org or 734-846-2095 (Please send a text with your name and Sian will call you back as soon as possible) 
 
Frequently Asked Questions
 
How will my child’s education continue?
RSSAA is planning for five full days on campus for all students for the 2020-21 school year if allowed by the State of Michigan.  We are also preparing plans in the event that remote learning is required, but are working very hard to make sure that students can be safely on campus, either in small groups or full classes, if possible.  Please see our Return to School Plan for details to date.  The plan will continue to be updated based on CDC, state and county requirements.
 

What about trips, events and gatherings?

The holding or cancelling of school trips, events and gatherings will be based on the current COVID-19 Recovery Phase as determined by the State of Michigan Safe Start Plan.  School families will be alerted as soon as possible as decisions are made around trips, events and gatherings.
 
We are pausing all international exchanges, both RSSAA students traveling to partner schools and partner school students attending RSSAA, until we are through the COVID-19 pandemic affects on travel and international flights.
 
How can I reschedule a tuition payment through FACTS?

During this unprecedented time, RSSAA parents can reschedule a FACTS tuition payment by contacting the Business Office at financeoffice@steinerschool.org. Due to banking protocol, FACTS requires changes to be made 4 business days in advance of a scheduled payment.

If you need additional support or have other payment questions, please contact Finance Manager, Carolyn Raschke, at craschke@steinerschool.org.
FACTS FAQs and FACTS Customer Service website link: https://online.factsmgt.com/platform/customer-service
FACTS website link: https://online.factsmgt.com/SignIn.aspx.

 

What can families, students, and school personnel do to keep from getting sick and spreading COVID-19?
The CDC recommends the following preventive actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water when your hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick (and do not return to school until you are fever-free for 24 hours without medication). We ask you to strictly adhere to this policy.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
 
Public Resources and Information
 
Additional Resources 
How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus (NY Times permits viewing a limited number of articles without a free subscription)
Parenting Teens in Close Quarters (NY Times permits viewing a limited number of articles without a free subscription)
 
The RSSAA Remote Learning page also has educational resources to help support students and families during this time.
 
We continue to closely monitor the situation and will keep you updated as things change.
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