SJCS COVID-19 LATEST NEWS
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Aug 6, 2020 Update
Dear St. Joseph Catholic School Families,
I hope this email finds you all doing well and ready for your children to return to school. We have been working hard to prepare for the faculty and children’s arrival and are excited to have everyone back!
Attached please find several important documents that you will want to be familiar with as we prepare to return to school.
1. SJCS Return to School Plan
2. Return to School FAQ fact sheet
3. Diocesan COVID-19 Decision Tree for our Students
4. Assumption of Risk & Liability Form (which will need to be signed and returned to the school office on or before August, 19th).
These documents will provide you with a comprehensive plan and answer the many questions you probably have about how things will “look” and “feel” here at school starting on August 24th. Additionally, we will be providing information later this week regarding our Extended Day program.
Please continue to check your emails, as we will be providing more important information on the start of the school year.
July 19, 2020 Update
Dear SJCS Families,
I pray that you are all doing well, despite the obvious challenges we face together as a community. Below, please find a school-wide update regarding health and safety measures we are taking at St. Joseph Catholic School to ensure that all faculty, staff and students are teaching and learning in the safest environment possible. Please note that we are working on our school-specific re-entry plan that will be a detailed outline of what to expect on a daily basis upon the start of the school year and expect to have that out to all families before the end of the month.
At this time, St. Joseph Catholic School has implemented and/or is in the process of implementing the following health and safety measures as it relates to COVID-19:
- Ultraviolet (UV) light bulb kits to be installed in every classroom air conditioning unit. UV lights are known to kill mold, viruses, and bacteria by effectively sanitizing the air that is circulating in each classroom. UV light bulbs are installed into all air handlers in order to kill antibiotic resistant bacteria, mold and/or viruses.
- Infrared thermometers for daily temperature checks for both faculty and students.
- Additional cleaning schedule to include an increase in cleaning areas such as: bathrooms, and high-touch areas around campus by our maintenance department. Faculty and staff will clean high-touch areas in classrooms as needed and throughout the day.
- Disinfectant backpack sprayer and disinfectant solution to be used at the end of the school day for spraying every classroom as well playgrounds and other large areas as needed during the school day.
- Hand sanitizer stations located throughout the school campus as well as bottles in every classroom.
- New water bottle dispenser in the main hallway to accommodate students filling up water bottles (NOTE: students will not be allowed to drink directly from the water fountains and will only be allowed to fill water bottles brought from home.)
- Replacement of needed water fountains on school campus.
- Touchless soap dispensers in all bathrooms with antibacterial soap.
- One-directional use of stairwells and hallways with signage throughout the school.
- Plexi-glass dividers between the sinks in each bathroom.
- Plexi-glass divider in the front office/receptionist area.
- Masks will be available in the event that students need one. (NOTE: students should bring in their own masks daily. We recommend 1-2 masks daily kept in a ziplock bag. Students will bring masks home daily to be cleaned/new one brought in.)
July 8, 2020 Update