Covid-19 Information

Over the past year, we have learned a tremendous amount about ourselves and what we value most; about our school community and its resilience.

As we begin the 2021-2022 school year, we have much more knowledge and experience with managing and mitigating COVID-19, but our work is not yet over. As we manage the new variables surrounding the Delta variant and await the arrival of vaccines for students under the age of 12, we will continue to employ the layered prevention and mitigation strategies that served us so well last year. 

We encourage you to read (or re-read) last year’s detailed 2020-2021 Return-to-School Plan to familiarize yourself with the many, many ways we adapted school to manage health and safety. Some of our approach has changed, but much of that plan remains in operation again this year. This document, for the 2021-2022 school year is shorter and is meant to highlight those strategies that will continue this year and those that are different.

Saliva Testing Results

Collection Date: May 25, 2022

Total Samples: 468

Positive Results: 7

COVID-19 Protocols and Guidelines

What you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19

The health, safety and wellbeing of the NSCD community is our top priority. 

We are constantly monitoring information from the the Centers for Disease Control, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Cook County Department of Public Health. We will continue to communicate updates to the NSCD community via email. This is a challenging time; please protect yourself and your family by following these guidelines:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth 
  • Cover a cough or sneeze with your sleeve, or using a disposable tissue and then wash your hands afterward
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay away from work, school or other people if you become sick
  • Practice social distancing
  • Following guidance from public health officials
  • If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, call your healthcare provider

If you have any questions about COVID-19 policies and protocols, please send an email to the NSCD COVID-19 Response team at

2021 Return-to-School Plan

Medical Advisory Team

Seamus Collins, MPH P ’31 ’34
Vice-President of Operations, Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

Jeff Foreman, MD ’80
Chair of the Board of Trustees, NSCD
Internal Medicine Specialist

Mark Haupt, MD P ’28, ’30
Pediatric Pulmonologist
Chief Medical Officer, Ariel Precision Medicine

Melissa Howard, JD  P ’27 ’30
Civil Rights Attorney, U.S. Department of Education

Mike Howard, MD  P ’27 ’30
Plastic Surgeon

Chethra Muthiah, MD  P ’29, ’32
Infectious Disease Specialist

Judith Nerad, MD  P ’19, ’22
Infectious Disease Specialist
Hospice and Palliative Care Physician

Richard Phillips, MD, MBA  P ’25, ’28, ’32
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Medical Director, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Glen Oaks

Jessica Rappaport, MD P '26, '28
Concierge Pediatrician
Rappaport Pediatrics, S.C. Winnetka