Health Update August 12, 2021
The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff are top priorities, and we are monitoring CDC and Department of Education guidelines to determine the best course of action for all school-related activities.
We will be prepared for full-time on-campus instruction and activities at both the Lewiston and Auburn Campuses. Clubs will be engaged in their activities and athletic teams will be preparing for their fall seasons shortly.
Click below for the statement by the Superintendent of Maine Catholic Schools regarding the health-related requirements for the 2021-2022 school year for students, faculty, and staff.
The following health expectations will be in place for the new school year:
- Frequent hand sanitizing and washing
- No visitors, other than essential, allowed in the building
- Masks worn indoors, taken off outdoors
- No large gatherings
- Students adequately distanced in the classroom
- Students will be in cohorts by grade level and classes
- The playground will be open for K-5 students
- Clear plastic tri-folds will be available for students to use
What is different from the previous school year:
Remote learning will only be offered in the event of a school closure or if a student is quarantined. It will not be offered as a permanent option for students, nor will it be offered to those going on a vacation, nor will it be offered if someone is sick for a day or two.
We will be utilizing our cafeteria and commons for dining purposes.
Fully vaccinated people who are asymptomatic do not have to quarantine when exposed to a positive COVID case.
Any student or staff member who participates in weekly pooled testing is exempt from quarantine if exposed to COVID at school and asymptomatic. We are currently exploring pooled testing. Information regarding this will be posted here as the school year nears.
Asymptomatic students who attend school where wearing masks indoors is consistently enforced and who were at least 3' away from the individual who tested positive (with no physical contact) in a classroom do not have to quarantine from the regular school day.
We stress that this is not what the protocol will be for the entire school year, but it is how we will begin the school year. This will be re-evaluated on a regular basis and restrictions will be lifted or put in place with the best interest of our students and staff in mind. Our main goal is to be in school five days a week keeping our students safe and healthy.
Alanna Stevenson, Principal
Masks/Face Coverings and Physical Distancing
Careful consideration is being given to facts and recommendations related to the health of students, faculty, and staff for the coming year. The policy regarding masks for the 2021 – 2022 school year will be communicated as soon as determined and will be posted here.