COVID-19 Protocols

Good Shepherd Episcopal School is committed to the health and safety of our community. As the school continues to monitor the variants of the COVID-19 virus, please note our current safety protocols are subject to change at any time throughout the year. We consult with area independent schools and experts regularly (physicians, Dallas County, CDC, WHO, etc.)  to determine the best course of action. Below are the protocols for the 2022-23 school year. We are grateful for our families’ dedication and strong partnership with the school. We are #GSESstrong!




First page of the PDF file: COVID_Sickness_FlowChart_051822



Keeping Good Shepherd Healthy 


  • All families are welcome on campus - including at GSPO family events.
  • GSES has instituted a “Mask Optional” policy. Masking will not be required on campus or on school bus transportation; however, any individuals are welcome to mask if they feel more comfortable.
  • Hand sanitizer stations and hand washing is available throughout the school as important prevention measures. 
  • Ventilation and air quality upgrades have been completed.
  • The GSES Protocol Review Team meets regularly to assess protocols.



Procedures for COVID Cases

The school will suspend additional contact tracing procedures for on-campus COVID-19 exposures.

  • Quarantines will only be required for positive cases of COVID-19.
  • Individuals who have been exposed may choose to return to campus without a quarantine, provided they continue to monitor for symptoms. 
  • Families of quarantined students who are well enough to complete school work may coordinate with the homeroom teacher or advisor to pick up school work from the front desk. Students will not participate in Zoom or other types of synchronous learning during the quarantine period.
  • We will notify families of any potential COVID-19 outbreaks should they occur (including substantial spread within a quarantine period among your child’s grade level)

Good Shepherd Episcopal School will continue to clean and disinfect frequently following guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) and other federal and state agencies. The COVID-19 pandemic is constantly evolving and, as a result, we will remain flexible in our approach to handling positive and/or potentially positive cases within our community. As a result, our procedures regarding COVID-19 may be modified at any time.