Health & Wellbeing
At ABA, the health and wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff, and parent community are of paramount importance. Strong safety measures and protocols have been implemented at our campus to ensure the welfare of all children in our care.
New Health and Safety Protocols - 10 January 2022
Along with the rest of the world, we are witnessing a rapid spread of the latest COVID variant. As a school we must balance being both precautionary and pragmatic in our approach.
A copy of the latest protocols can be found here for printing.
These guidelines are for students and their family members and all those employed by ABA. ABA will always adhere to the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education guidelines; however, to further ensure the safety of our community, we have implemented additional criteria for returning to campus that are specific to our campus.
HAVE SYMPTOMS: WHAT TO DO?
Any ABA Community member who displays respiratory or abdominal symptoms is not permitted on campus. If any family member experiences any of the symptoms below, please keep all household members at home and notify the school. If, during school hours, the teacher or any other staff member witnesses any student exhibiting symptoms, the child and their siblings will be sent home immediately.
If a student displays symptoms, please email each class teacher and the School Health Office firstname.lastname@example.org to provide an overview of the situation, and they will help guide you on the next steps.
If you are a parent experiencing symptoms, please email the School Health Office email@example.com to provide an overview of the situation, and they will guide you on the next steps for you and your family.
If you are a staff member, please email your Principal and the School Health Office firstname.lastname@example.org to provide an overview of the situation, and they will help guide you on the next steps.
Back to School Expectations - 09.01.2022
Students who are symptom-free and have been physically present in Oman from Wednesday, January 5th, onwards, may attend school without taking any additional measures.
Students who have traveled outside of Oman and have re-entered the country after Wednesday, January 5th, are expected to follow one of the following options before returning to campus:
Take a PCR test in Oman, producing a negative result
Decide to not take a PCR test, but return to school only after having spent 3 full consecutive days in Oman, symptom free.
Please Note: To accommodate students who have re-entered the country after Wednesday, January 5th, and have elected to not receive a PCR test, independent work will be posted by their teachers online.
Vaccination Expectations - Students in Grades 6-12
As previously communicated, students who are in grades 6-12, as per the Ministry of Education’s (MoE) guidelines, all students who are 12 years of age and above are required to have received at least one dose of the vaccine in order to be on campus from Sunday, 9th January, 2022.
These records are to be collected by the school and submitted to MoE. If your child has recently turned twelve and has received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination, please make sure to submit a copy of the vaccination certificate to their homeroom teacher or by emailing a copy to email@example.com.
Students who have a medical exemption must provide a copy of the medical certificate/exemption to the school. ABA is required to send a copy of the medical exemption to MoE.
The school employs a trained nurse whose primary role is to support student learning by ensuring the health and safety of our students. The nurse is located in the Health Office in the Administration Building. Nurses are available from 7:15am to 5:15pm on school days.
The school nurses’ responsibilities include:
Providing acute, chronic and emergency care as per parents or doctors advice
Assessing student health status; health appraisals
Activities and education to promote health and safety
Identifying problems and making referrals
School/community/health care provider liaison
The signature of parents/legal guardians is required to provide consent for the school to seek medical assistance in the case of an emergency. It is our school policy to call a parent immediately if a child requires urgent medical assistance.
In cases, when direct contact with a parent is not possible, ABA will transport the student to one of the following hospitals - Khoula, Muscat Private and/or Royal Hospital. The cost of any medical consultation or treatment is the responsibility of the parents, although any medication or treatment given by the school nurse is free of charge.
All parents of students enrolling in ABA are required to complete the Student Health Record and provide documented proof of immunizations.
Not sure which immunizations are needed. Check here.