If your child is directly impacted by a COVID-19 exposure at school, you will receive immediate notification and instructions.
As of 4/9/2021:
- There have been 38 confirmed and probable positive cases since the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
- There have been 0 confirmed and probable positive case reported since the previous advisory.
(A confirmed positive case is defined by meeting confirmatory laboratory evidence for COVID-19. A probable positive case is defined by meeting clinical criteria AND epidemiologic evidence with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19.)
St. Pius X School is bound by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and cannot release any further details that could be used to identify individuals. We are committed to providing all necessary updates and notifications to keep community members safe and will continue to provide information to the level allowed by law.
If you wish to transition your student to distance learning, please contact your student's teacher and the school office.
Daily Home Screening:
Parents: Please complete this short check each morning. If your child answers YES to any questions in Section 1 and/or Section 2, please contact the office before your child leaves for school.
SECTION 1: Symptoms
If your child has any of the following symptoms, that indicates a possible illness that may decrease the student’s ability to learn and also put them at risk for spreading illness to others. Please check your child for these symptoms:
- Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth
- New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
- Abdominal pain
- New onset of severe headache
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Congestion or runny nose
SECTION 2: Close Contact/Potential Exposure
- Had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed COVID-19
- Traveled to or lived in an area where the local, Tribal, territorial, or state health department is reporting large numbers of COVID-19 cases
- Live in areas of high community transmission while the school remains open
- *NEW-Someone in the household is awaiting COVID-19 test results
We will continue with our safety procedures for second semester. Distance learning will continue to be a choice for the remainder of the year. As a reminder, we ask that you notify the office and the teacher, at least a day in advance, so proper preparations can be be made.
We will begin to utilize the latest quarantine guidelines for second semester. Although the CDC and THD continue to endorse a 14-day quarantine, when certain criteria are present, the quarantine can be shortened to 7-10 days. Quarantine length will be determined on a case-by-case basis, so it will be important to communicate with our nurse if your family encounters any COVID related exposure or illness.
To help limit quarantines, it is important to keep your children home when a family member is waiting for test results. It is also highly recommended that you keep your children home if a family member is showing COVID symptoms, but has not yet tested. In addition, we ask that you take a conservative approach in sending your child to school if you have any reason to suspect that you may have been exposed due to family get together, travel, etc. The CDC domestic travel guidance is as follows: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html