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 -22 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, Sept. 2021

    Experiential and Lower School classes are now being kept in class-level pods, a tightening of the grade level grouping with which we started the school year. 

    Effective immediately, Shorecrest will accept a shortened quarantine duration for close contacts with proof of a negative PCR test taken on or after day 5 of exposure. Individuals who are not able or who prefer not to test may continue to follow the 10-day quarantine policy. Students may return only after official documentation of their negative PCR test result is received by the Shorecrest Clinic. (Requirements for testing documentation are listed in the COVID Handbook Addendum.)

    When entire classes or grade levels must be moved to Flexible Learning due to a class closure, classes will remain virtual for the duration of the 10-day quarantine policy to allow all students and teachers to return at the same time. 

    Fully vaccinated individuals who have proof of vaccination on file with the Shorecrest Clinic are not required to quarantine when identified as close contacts unless they develop symptoms. 

    Similarly, individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 with a positive test within the last 90 days are not required to quarantine if they have submitted a dated positive test result with the student’s name, or otherwise notified the Shorecrest Clinic in writing prior to being identified as a close contact. The exception to this policy is when entire classes or grade levels must be moved to Flexible Learning. 

    Families of vaccinated students are encouraged to submit proof of vaccination status to School Nurse Donna Conroy at dconroy@shorecrest.org to help reduce disruption if they become a close contact to a positive case. If a student has had a positive test within the last 90 days, test results may also be submitted to Nurse Conroy. 
  • 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 will offer 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.