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COVID-19 Response

HRA's COVID-19 team continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation in our area very closely.  We have evaluated the latest trends and recommendations and are excited about the 21-22 school year!  As this is a fluid situation, any changes to our policies will be posted here.  Thank you for your support!

Important Updates

List of 3 items.

General FAQs

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Is HRA open for in-person learning?  Is HRA offering a full program? 

    Yes, in ALL divisions, HRA is offering our full program for in-person learning, including art, music, theater and athletic competitions.  We are excited to offer the HRA experience that our families trust.
  • Q. What safety protocols are in place?

    At HRA, safety protocols include, but are not limited to:
    • Masks for faculty, staff, and students in grades PK-12
    • Modified drop off and pick up lines.
    • Temperature checks for faculty, staff, and students.
    • Division-specific entries into the building.
    • Air purifiers in every classroom.
    Hand sanitizer is available in all classrooms. Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the campus. Regular hand washing and hand sanitizing occurs throughout the day.

    Last summer, our nurse's office was moved and redesigned to accommodate the various needs of our students, with a separate space for isolation, if needed. Our clinic staff is in close contact with health officials to ensure that we are following recommended protocols.

    Fresh air is recommended - so open windows and doors are encouraged on days when the weather permits. Faculty routinely conduct classes outside when weather permits.

    Additionally, HRA deep cleans the campus daily, while bathrooms and commons spaces are cleaned throughout the day.
  • Q. Are students required to wear masks?

    Yes, HRA is following the State Health Commissioner's Order of Public Health, which requires masks in schools.   HRA had decided to require universal masking prior to the Aug. 12th announcement.  Students will wear masks indoors, unless eating, and during some select PE activities.
  • Q. Is HRA’s bus service available?

    Yes! The bus driver and the students riding on buses are required to wear face coverings and use hand sanitizer upon entering the bus.  Riders will also have their temperature taken prior to entering the bus.  Upon returning to the school, the buses are sanitized by the bus driver after students have unloaded.  
  • Q. Are dining services being offered?

    Yes, our nutritious lunches are available to students and faculty.  The Dining Hall will resume normative service, with hot entrees, buffet-style salad bar, and sandwich station.  PK- 4th grade classes will continue to eat in their classrooms or picnic outside. 5th-12th graders will dine in the Dining Hall, the Multi-Purpose Room,  or outside, while appropriately distanced.
  • Q. What do I do if I learn that my child is COVID positive?

    Please contact Nurse Brown at 884-9142. Our policy states that a COVID positive student may return to school after at least 10 days have passed since tested AND improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) AND 24 hours fever free without fever reducing medications).
  • Q. What do I do if the school contacts me about my child possibly being exposed to COVID-19?

    The school nurse or appropriate division head will contact you and will review all COVID protocols with you.
  • Q. What is HRA's policy on travel?

    Following current CDC guidelines for travel, HRA recommends the following for its faculty, staff, students, and their families: Domestic travelers are encouraged to wear a mask while traveling (currently required on all U.S.  public transportation) and self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 upon return.  Vaccinated international travelers should wear a mask, get tested 3-5 days upon return, and self-monitor for symptoms associated with COVID-19. A COVID-19 test is required before flying to the U.S.  Unvaccinated international travelers should get tested 1-3 days prior to travel or as required by the destination country, wear a mask, get tested 3-5 days after your return date, self-monitor for symptoms associated with COVID-19, and quarantine for 7 days with a negative test or for 10 days with no test. A COVID-19 test is currently required before flying to the United States.
  • Q. What do I do if I learn that my child has been exposed to COVID-19 outside of school?

    Please contact our School Nurse at 884-9142 within 24 hours of exposure.

Middle & Upper School FAQs

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

Lower School FAQs

List of 2 frequently asked questions.

Hampton Roads Academy

HRA is accredited through the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is a National Blue Ribbon School.

Hampton Roads Classical and Hampton Roads Academy are not affiliated.