At Allendale Columbia School, the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and entire AC community is our number one priority. We are continuing to take proactive measures to ensure the health and safety of our school community, and we are closely monitoring and following the advice of local and national health professionals and guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Monroe County Department of Public Health (MCDPH). 

This area of our website is dedicated to providing resources for our families and information about how Allendale Columbia School is responding to COVID-19, how we are supporting our AC families academically, socially and emotionally, and making resources available for families.

2022-2023 Health & Safety Protocols

Prior to welcoming students back on campus, our facilities team conducted a deep clean of the interior of all of our buildings. We will continue to clean the building thoroughly on a daily basis, giving special attention to high touch surfaces such as railings and doorknobs. AC provides its faculty and staff with disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer for classroom and office use, which cuts down on every type of illness. In addition, we are fortunate to have a large campus and smaller classes at AC, a benefit that many of the public schools are struggling with right now. This enables AC to provide distance to students as they learn and play.  

We will continue to monitor and follow the Monroe County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) and the New York State Department of Health, as well as follow the CDC guidelines on best practices and protocols for safety. 

Return to School Protocols

In the event that a student or employee tests positive for COVID-19, AC will follow the protocols outlined below:

Providing Social/Emotional Support

Student support – Our number one priority has always been, and will continue to be, the health and safety of our students, physically and mentally. Our faculty work closely with students to talk about, and work through, the challenges they’re facing and the emotions they’re experiencing. Our full-time School Counselors, Division Heads, and Deans, are also available for all students and their families to provide coping mechanisms, guidance, and social/emotional support.

Parent support – Continuing our strong partnerships with parents and guardians during this pandemic is essential for the success of our students. We are constantly engaging internal and external health professionals to provide the best guidance and advice to our families to help cope with the stressors we all sometimes experience.  Here are some examples of resources we have provided so far:
    • Grade-specific Parent Support chats with AC’s School Counselors

    • Weekly and bi-weekly or by appointment parent meetings with teachers and Division Heads
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to your Division Head or contact Shannon Baudo.
At Allendale Columbia, we prepare students for the world they will inherit. In our trusting and responsive environment, students in nursery through grade 12 grow in confidence and develop scholastic independence.