Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 to be a worldwide pandemic. As outlined in the Health & Safety Statement, the School is implementing substantial processes to help avoid the risk of transmission of COVID on the School’s campus. The safety of the School community depends upon all persons doing their part to ensure safety not just for themselves, but for the entire community.

List of 4 items.

  • 2021-2022 COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Shorecrest COVID Handbook Addendum includes a comprehensive list of the School’s current COVID-related policies and procedures. 

    The Flexible Learning Handbook includes details of the Short Term and Long Term Flexible Learning Programs being offered this school year. 

    To enroll your student in Flexible Learning due to a documented COVID-related medical issue, please contact School Nurse Donna Conroy at dconroy@shorecrest.org. All other non-medical-related questions about Flexible Learning should be directed to your appropriate School Head.
  • COVID Policy Updates, January 2022

    Because of the spread of the omicron variant and the rapidly increasing COVID numbers in our community, Shorecrest will maintain the current mask policy - masks required indoors, with the exception of athletes during physical activity, and masks optional outdoors. 

    Please note the following schoolwide policies: 
    • Individuals with COVID-19 must continue to follow a 10 day isolation period, returning to school after 10 days have passed since the first symptoms, individuals are symptom free, including fever-free for 24 hours without medication.
    • No testing required to return to school.
    Student/Faculty/Staff Who Are Close Contacts
    • If a student, faculty or staff member is exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, they will not be required to quarantine regardless of vaccination status, unless they are exhibiting symptoms. The School will continue to notify families of exposure.
    • Exposed individuals are encouraged to get tested on or after day 5 of exposure, to be vigilant in mask wearing, and to watch for symptoms. If symptoms arise, they must follow the sick policy.
    • Exposed individuals who choose to quarantine may enroll in Flexible Learning for the duration of their quarantine.
    • If a faculty/staff member or student has been exposed due to a positive case in the same household, please contact School Nurse Donna Conroy at schoolnurse@shorecrest.org. Household close contacts will be handled on a case by case basis. 
    If your child has been recently vaccinated or received a booster dose please submit their documentation to School Nurse Donna Conroy at the Shorecrest Clinic by emailing schoolnurse@shorecrest.org.

    Strict Adherence to Sick Policy 
    If a student, faculty or staff member has symptoms, they are required to stay home or will be sent home by the School. Individuals may return when asymptomatic or resolving symptoms, including 24-hours fever free without medication and: 
    - Cleared by physician and given an alternate diagnosis. OR
    - Submit a negative PCR or rapid test; the individual’s name and date taken must be on the test. At-home testing will be accepted. 

    We continue to require indoor masking for all individuals on campus at this point. 
  • Campus Mask Policy

    Masks are required indoors on campus for all individuals over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are optional outdoors. 

    Athletics Exception:
    Student-athletes may be unmasked indoors during physical exertion - practice, workouts, competitions, etc. - but are expected to be masked during downtimes. 

    This policy was made in consultation with the Shorecrest Health and Safety Task Force, and is designed to preserve the health and safety of our school community. We intend to continue to reevaluate this policy.
  • 2021-2022 Flexible Learning Program

    The Flexible Learning Handbook includes details of the Short Term and Long Term Flexible Learning Programs being offered this school year. 

    Shorecrest offers a modified Flexible Learning program for the 2021-2022 school year for specific, documented medical reasons. There are two categories of Flex Learners for 2021-2022. 

    Short Term Flexible Learners are enrolled in Flex due to a COVID infection or determination as a close contact of an infection. These students may enroll in the program only for the duration of their Department of Health mandated isolation or quarantine, and return to campus once the isolation or quarantine period ends. 

    Long Term Flexible Learners may enroll in Flex due to a documented COVID-related medical reason and must commit to the program for nine weeks at a time. Students on the Long Term Flexible Learning Program may transition out of Flex and onto campus only on dedicated Flex In/Out Days. Those dates for 2021-2022 are: 
    Monday, October 11
    Tuesday, January 4
    Tuesday, March 15

    If you would like to enroll your student in Flexible Learning due to a documented COVID-related medical issue, please contact School Nurse Donna Conroy at dconroy@shorecrest.org. All other non-medical-related questions about Flexible Learning should be directed to your appropriate School Head.

Contacts

Nancy Spencer, Head of School
727-456-7502
nspencer@shorecrest.org

Lisa Wylie, CFO
813-382-8156
lwylie@shorecrest.org

Donna Conroy, School Nurse
727-456-7523
dconroy@shorecrest.org

Dr. Anna Baralt, Director of Educational Technology
727-346-1818
 
Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
912-667-2016

Shorecrest Health & Safety Task Force

Goal: Collectively establish policy recommendations for approval by Shorecrest Administration to protect the on-campus school community amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Participants:
Chair, Ms. Donna Conroy, RN: School Nurse

Consulting Advisor, Dr. Alison Messina: Chairman of the Division of Infectious Disease at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital 

Dr. Adam Befeler: Chief of Neurosurgery at St. Anthony's Hospital, a member of the COVID-19 hospital task force; Shorecrest parent & trustee

Dr. Adam Prawer '01: Medical Director for the Westminster Communities, Family Physician; Shorecrest parent & alumnus 

Dr. David Wein: Chief of Emergency Medicine, Tampa General Hospital; Shorecrest parent

Mr. Trevor Burgess: Shorecrest parent & trustee
Mrs. Jennifer Casanta: Shorecrest parent & former SCA Board member
Dr. Sarah Ribeiro: Shorecrest parent & trustee
Mrs. Beth Vivio, Parent of Shorecrest alumni, Chair, Shorecrest Board of Trustees

Ms. Nancy L. Spencer: Head of School
Mrs. Rachel Barrett: Director of Marketing & Communications
Mr. Michael Gillis: Director of Advancement
Ms. Kristine Grant: Head of Middle School & In-House Counsel
Mr. Marcus Holmes: Director of Facilities
Mrs. Donna Novell: Director of Human Resources
Mr. Jeremy Simpkins: Shorecrest Food Services Director, SAGE Dining
Mrs. Lisa Wylie: Chief Financial Officer

Social and Emotional Health Task Force

Led by Shorecrest counselors Courtney Ellis '02 (Upper School) and Kate Fierce (Lower and Middle Schools), the Social & Emotional Task Force works to support the emotional and mental wellness of Shorecrest students and families amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the counselors’ PowerSchool Learning pages, you can find a vetted list of outside counseling providers as well many resources to support students and families during turbulent times.

Shorecrest Preparatory School

5101 First Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 522-2111  |  Fax: (727) 527-4191
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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.