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SHS COVID-19 Guidelines

 

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As our 2020-2021 academic year approaches, our school routines will look different. We have reimagined the SHS school days from the moment our students arrive on campus to the moment they return home to ensure the safety of our campus community. 

Please look for more information from each school as we move forward with new guidelines for the school year. Families will receive communications from their respective school and those guidelines will be posted here. This is an everchanging, fluid situation, and we recommend you check back here and with your school communications regularly for update information.

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August 4, 2020 Update

SHS Staffing Covid-19 Procedures

 Scenarios of SHS staff members with possible and/or confirmed positive Covid-19 infections:

  1. If a staff member tests positive for Covid-19: If a staff member has tested positive for Covid, they should contact their supervisor immediately. Their supervisor will require them to stay home for at least 10 days. In order to return to work on campus, the staff member must be symptom free, without fever reducing medication for at least their final 24 hours of being home. They may be asked to provide SHS with a negative test result or a release/return to work from their physician or the Health Department. 

 

  1. If a staff member reports Covid-19 symptoms: The staff member should contact their healthcare provider immediately. Once the staff member has direction from their physician, they should contact their supervisor immediately. Their supervisor will require they stay home as long as they are symptomatic. In order to return to work, the staff member must be symptom free without fever reducing medication, for a minimum of 24 hours. We encourage staff members who are symptomatic to submit a Covid-19 test to their healthcare provider, however they are not required.

 

  1. If a staff member has been told of possible exposure to Covid-19: The staff member will contact their supervisor immediately. Their supervisor will require they stay home, for at least 14 days. In order to return to work, the staff member must be symptom free, without fever reducing medication for at least their final 24 hours of being home. If the staff member develops Covid-19 symptoms, they should contact their physician immediately followed by alerting their supervisor.

 

SHS Receptionists will:

  1. Take temperatures of all staff and guests upon arrival. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher are considered having Covid-19 symptoms and will be asked to leave immediately and follow scenario #2 above.
  2. Keep a log of all guests with contact information in the event contact tracing is needed. If you are a SHS staff member who enters a campus building you normally do not work, please sign the reception log as a guest.

 

SHS Supervisors:

  1. Upon learning of a staff member who reports a positive Covid-19 test, has Covid-19 symptoms, and/or reports a possible exposure to Covid-19, please will contact Paul Kichler (pkichler@shslou.org or 773-882-8081) immediately.

 

SHS Administrators:

  1. Paul Kichler will begin staff/guest contact tracing of any of the three scenarios listed above. Paul may engage other supervisors and administrators for assistance with contact tracing.
  2. Paul Kichler will follow Kentucky Health Department reporting guidelines.

 

SHS Reopening Taskforce will:

  1. Continue meeting at least weekly to review Covid-19 reporting made to SHS administration.
  2. Monitor reporting to ensure instruction on campus is being safely delivered.
  3. Closely monitor cleaning and disinfecting procedures to ensure deep cleaning is taking place where reports are occurring, as well as make necessary changes when needed.
  4. Monitor communication to staff, parents and community when appropriate.

 

*Your immediate supervisor will be your point of contact should you have any questions regarding the aforementioned procedures and will work with you on an individual or situational basis regarding any needs you may have. Additionally, SHS reserves the right to change the aforementioned procedures in order to help keep our schools and community safe*

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Updated 8/3/2020

 
 
 
July 24, 2020 Update

St. Angela shared with us, "if according to times and circumstances, the need arises to make new rules or do something differently, do it prudently and with good advice."  As we approach our new school year at Sacred Heart Schools, our administration, faculty, and staff continue to follow St. Angela's words. Our administrative team collaborated throughout the summer to ensure a safe start to the 2020-21 school year. 

 

As we considered several reopening options, the safety of our students, faculty and staff remained in the forefront of our decision-making process.  We re-imagined each part or your child's day to ensure we implement state and federal guidelines for social distancing.

     

While we are "together in heart" as a district, we realize each school is unique. Therefore, each school will reopen in a slightly different manner to accommodate our students' developmental needs.

 

Three of our schools, SHMS, SHA and SHSA, will begin the year following a hybrid-model of both in-person and distance learning instruction.  SHP, which reopened at the end of June, will serve our youngest students with in-person instruction. 

 

In addition to these adjusted reopening plans, Sacred Heart Schools has also established a new and diligent COVID-19 cleaning schedule that disinfects high-touch surfaces, hallways, bathrooms, and classrooms throughout the day along with deep-cleaning each evening.

 

We are committed to our mission of educating diverse learners to become globally minded, compassionate leaders. Our reopening plans will provide the best model for the success of our students in a safe manner. 

 

Our instruction model will be updated and adjusted in accordance with the latest information collected from local, state, and national health officials throughout the school year.  In these extraordinary times, we are prepared for a variety of scenarios for our school day.  We will be providing you with more updates, information, and resources in the weeks to follow.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate how to safely reopen our campus. I look forward to welcoming our students and faculty back to school, in-person and virtually, under our "Healthy at Heart" reopening plan. 

 

 

Together in Heart,

 

Dr. Karen McNay
President, Sacred Heart Schools

 

SHS Staffing Covid-19 Procedures

Scenarios of SHS staff members with possible Covid-19 infection:

  1. If a staff member tests positive for Covid-19: The staff member will contact their supervisor immediately. Their supervisor will require they go/stay home for 14 days and are symptom free, without fever reducing medication, for at least their final 72 hours of being home.
  2. If a staff member reports Covid-19 symptoms: The staff member will contact their supervisor immediately. Their supervisor will require they go/stay home as long as they are symptomatic and submit a Covid-19 test to a healthcare provider. In order to return to work, the staff member must provide SHS with their negative test results and be symptom free without fever reducing medication, for a minimum of 72 hours. If a test is refused, SHS administration may require staff member to go/stay home for 14 days.
  3. If a staff member has been told of a possible exposure to Covid-19, which includes family members or anyone living in their home: The staff member will contact their supervisor immediately. Their supervisor will require they go/stay home, for 14 days. In order to return to work, the staff member must be symptom free, without fever reducing medication, for at least their final 72 at home. If the staff member develops Covid-19 symptoms, they will follow scenario #2 listed above. This scenario includes staff members who are identified through contact tracing.

 

SHS Receptionists will:

  1. Take temperatures of all staff and guests upon arrival. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher are considered having Covid-19 symptoms and will be asked to leave immediately and follow scenario #2 above.
  2. Keep a log of all guests with contact information in the event contact tracing is needed. If you are a SHS staff member who enters a campus building you normally do not work, please sign the reception log as a guest.

  

*Your immediate supervisor will be your point of contact should you have any questions regarding the aforementioned procedures and will work with you on an individual or situational basis regarding any needs you may have. Additionally, SHS reserves the right to change the aforementioned procedures in order to help keep our schools and community safe.

Updated 7/9/2020