Yes, we are asking that parents of all HT students, including those who are learning remotely, submit a daily health screening for their child. With completion of the app for each child, we are able to offer remote learning students the opportunity to participate in athletics and other HT clubs/events on campus. Furthermore, we would like all parents and students to be in the habit of completing this screening daily to ease the transition for those who plan to return to campus for in person learning during the school year.
Posted 8/19/20 Daily health screenings are critical to HT being able to keep the community safe. Parents will complete the screening at home, answering the health related questions in the AUXS Safety App that will determine if the student is eligible or ineligible to come to campus that day. The cooperation of each and every parent and student is vital.
Updated 9/4/20 Holy Trinity chose the AUXS Safety App because it helps identify and reduce potential risk exposure. The platform was selected due to its ongoing relationship with NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) and FCIS (Florida Council of Independent Schools). The app is used by more than 30 independent schools across the United States.
Prior to selection, we spoke with leadership at other schools who have used AUXS products in their schools. Partnering with a company whose mission is to keep students safe in a variety of circumstances, including COVID-19, is aligned with our Health and Safety plan for HTEA. In addition, we have consulted with Health First Information Technology personnel at the local level to tap into their expertise in relation to screening procedures and software.
It is recommended that the responsibility remain with the parent to complete the screening; however if they wish to delegate the task to their student, we cannot prevent them from doing so. Students will not be issued an account.
For Lower School students, and any Upper School students without a cell phone, the parent would need to show the green safety pass at drop off. For students who drive themselves, they will need to ask the Health Screening proctors at drop off to contact the school nurse or administrator to validate their safety pass.
For ease and speed of admitting students to campus, we prefer the green safety pass from the email, but will accept the text acknowledgment if the parent or student cannot produce the green safety pass.
Posted 8/19/20 After initial beta tests of the Ascend app over the summer, it did not prove to be as complete and reliable as needed; therefore, so we have engaged with a more robust and user-friendly AUXS system.
Posted 8/19/20 AUXS Safety App allows the parent to select location services on or off at the time of registration. AUXS Safety App does not connect to other HT systems, like onCampus that contain personal information. It is a stand-alone system that is used solely for daily health screenings.
Contact the AUXS technical support team at (610) 580-2300 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you are having technical difficulties related to completing your screening. If the parent made an error while completing the daily health screening that you would like to address, please contact:
Each parent will receive a "Welcome to Safety App" email from AUXS with detailed instructions on how to download the app from the app store onto their device. The welcome email contains a temporary password to be used along with your email as your username.
The app will walk you through changing your password, or you can reference the "How to Change Password" page in this Quick Reference Guide.
Posted 8/19/20 Users should first try the “Forgot Password” link below the login prompt in the app. If you continue to have difficulty, contact the AUXS Safety App/AUXS technical support team at (610) 580-2300 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Updated 9/2/20 Yes, the AUXS Safety App daily health screening must be done accurately every weekday to provide the greatest likelihood for us to keep students on campus, every day. HT believes that along with 6 feet of physical distancing and face covering usage, this is the best way to ensure our campus is safe and open for learning to happen face-to-face.
In terms of remote learners, we are asking that parents of all HT students, including those who are learning remotely, submit a daily health screening for their child. With completion of the app for each child, we are able to offer remote learning students the opportunity to participate in athletics and other HT clubs/events on campus. Furthermore, we would like all parents and students to be in the habit of completing this screening daily to ease the transition for those who plan to return to campus for in person learning during the school year.
Upon arrival to campus, the parent or student will display their green ‘eligible’ check to HTEA staff. If a parent has not completed the screening prior to arrival, they will be asked to do so before the student enters campus.
Posted 8/19/20 HT follows FERPA and HIPAA guidance in the confidentiality of student health information. Only the HT nursing staff have direct access to the information entered into the AUXS Safety App. The HT President, appropriate head of school, and the child’s teachers can be given information as needed in order to provide the correct level of care and support for the student during their educational experience. Any other access to health information would require consent from the parent.
Posted 8/19/20 HT will follow the decision tree in the Health and Safety Plan. We will communicate with the appropriate members of the HT community when there are known COVID-19 positive students, employees, or visitors who have been on campus. All communications will comply with HIPAA and FERPA requirements where they apply.
Posted 8/19/20 No, the Brevard County Health Department is the agency responsible for conducting contact tracing. HT will communicate as described in the question above and will assist the Brevard County Health Department as appropriate but will not conduct contact tracing.
Posted 8/19/20 Every effort will be made to gently encourage, inform, and teach students the importance of the required health precautions. We recognize these precautions are difficult, and in many cases, uncomfortable. We also recognize there is significant diversity of opinion among our parents and employees regarding the necessity and efficacy of these health measures. At the same time, we are requiring these things for specific reasons and in direct consultation with qualified medical professionals, and if students act in ongoing ways that demonstrate a lack of consideration for what is required, we will work directly with parents to find the best ways to provide accountability for the student to follow the stated requirements.