Our Coronavirus Response

Latest COVID-19 Updates

- 9/29- Tier 1 Symptoms Protocols have changed.  - click here

 

Symptom Protocols

 

*Please note information is changing rapidly.

  • Health Department may change protocol in a case by case basis.

  • For "Close Contact / Exposure Protocol" click here

TIER 1 SYMPTOMS:

• Headache

• Fatigue

• Sore Throat

• Runny Nose / Congestion

• Vomiting / Diarrhea

TIER 2 SYMPTOMS:

• Shortness of Breath

• Difficulty Breathing

• Loss of Taste or Smell

• Persistent Cough

IF STUDENT HAS ONE TIER 1 SYMPTOM:

  • Student remains home / goes home from school 

  • NOTE: Siblings may remain at school

  • Student may return when student is symptom free for 24 hours.

  • No doctor note required.

  • Please note - if student who is home start to have more symptoms, alert school so siblings can be sent home.

IF STUDENT HAS TWO OR MORE TIER 1 SYMPTOMS OR ANY TIER 2 SYMPTOMS:

  • Student & School Siblings remain home / go home from school 

  • Student & School Siblings follow COVID-19 Symptoms protocols

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS PROTOCOLS

  • If student has two or more tier 1 symptoms or any tier 2 symptoms, Student & School Siblings remain home / go home from school 

  • Student follows 1 of 4 requirements below:

1) Other Illness Identified

  1. To return to school, student must provide a note from a healthcare provider confirming a non-COVID-19 illness.

  2. Student and siblings may return to school according to school policies dictated by diagnosed illness.

2) No COVID-19 Test Completed.

  1. If no other illness identified and no COVID-19 test completed, Student will be Presumed Positive.

  2. Student may return to school once ALL conditions below are met:

    1. 24 hours with no fever​

    2. AND symptoms improving

    3. AND approved by local health department to return (typically 10-14 days since symptoms first appeared)

  3. Immacolata siblings should follow guidelines provided in our "Close Contact Protocol"

3) Positive COVID-19 Test

  1. If symptomatic, student may return to school once ALL conditions below are met:

    1. 24 hours with no fever​

    2. AND symptoms improving

    3. AND approved by local health department to return (typically 10-14 days since symptoms first appeared)

  2. If asymptomatic, student may return to school once ALL conditions below are met:

    1. You continue to have no symptoms

    2. AND 10 days have passed since test.

    3. Immacolata siblings should follow guidelines provided in our "Close Contact / Exposure Protocol"

4) Negative COVID-19 Test​

  1. Student may return to school after a negative COVID-19 test.

  2. Immacolata siblings may return to school.

  3. If being tested due to close contact, follow guidelines in our "Close Contact Protocol"

"Close Contact" Protocols

 

*Please note information is changing rapidly.

  • Health Department may change protocol in a case by case basis.

  • For "COVID-19 Symptoms Protocol" click here

WHAT DEFINES COVID-19 CLOSE CONTACT:

  • You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes within 48 hours of onset of symptoms of positive person or 48 hours prior to when asymptomatic positive person took test.

  • You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19 within 48 hours of onset of symptoms of positive person or 48 hours prior to when asymptomatic positive person took test.

  • You shared eating or drinking utensils within 48 hours of onset of symptoms of positive person or 48 hours prior to when asymptomatic positive person took test.

  • The person sneezed, coughed or somehow got respiratory droplets on you within 48 hours of onset of symptoms of positive person or 48 hours prior to when asymptomatic positive person took test.

* If positive person is a student, Immacolata / Health Department will contact you if it is determined your student had close contact to the COVID-19 positive person..

 

IF STUDENT HAS CLOSE CONTACT TO COVID-19 POSITIVE PERSON OR PRESUMED POSITIVE PERSON:

  • Student remains home / leaves school 

  • Health Department determines whether siblings should also remain home  (if awaiting response from health department, siblings may be asked to remain home until level of risk is determined)

  • REGARDLESS of whether student is tested for COVID-19, student will quarantine for 14 days from last contact with the positive COVID-19 person

  • Student should quarantine away from other family members as much as possible.

  • Student may follow one of two options.

1) Student does not get tested for COVID-19

  1. Student remains home, away from family members, for 14 days from last contact with the positive COVID-19 person.

  2. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, other symptoms of COVID-19 (follow "COVID-19 Symptoms Protocol" if symptoms arise)

  3. Siblings may attend school unless health department deems otherwise.

2) Student gets tested for COVID-19

  1. Health Department will let student know when student can get tested for accurate results (typically 5-7 days after last contact with COVID-19 positive person)

  2. If being tested because symptoms have started, student should follow "COVID-19 Symptoms Protocol" and siblings should remain home.

  3. If asymptomatic and student gets tested:

    1. POSITIVE test result:​

      1. Student may return to school once all below are met:

        1. Student continues to have no symptoms​

        2. AND 10 days have passed since test.

      2. If siblings had "close contact" with student within 48 hours of the test, they should come home and follow "Close Contact" protocols.

    2. NEGATIVE test result: 

      1. Regardless of negative test, student will quarantine for 14 days.​

      2. If siblings were asked to remain home while awaiting results by health department, students may return to school.

Member of Family has had "Close Contact"

 
 

WHAT DEFINES COVID-19 CLOSE CONTACT:

  • You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes within 48 hours of onset of symptoms of positive person or 48 hours prior to when asymptomatic positive person took test.

  • You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19 within 48 hours of onset of symptoms of positive person or 48 hours prior to when asymptomatic positive person took test.

  • You shared eating or drinking utensils within 48 hours of onset of symptoms of positive person or 48 hours prior to when asymptomatic positive person took test.

  • The person sneezed, coughed or somehow got respiratory droplets on you within 48 hours of onset of symptoms of positive person or 48 hours prior to when asymptomatic positive person took test.

* If positive person is a student, Immacolata / Health Department will contact you if it is determined your student had close contact to the COVID-19 positive person.

 

IF MEMBER OF STUDENT'S FAMILY HAS CLOSE CONTACT TO COVID-19 POSITIVE PERSON OR PRESUMED POSITIVE PERSON:

  • Health Department determines if Immacolata student(s) should also remain home.

  • If the family member tests negative, Immacolata student(s) in family may return to school if Health Department had them be home while awaiting results.

  • If the family member tests positive and Immacolata siblings/children had close contact within 48 hours of test (if asymptomatic) or within 48 hours of onset of symptoms, student(s) will then follow "Student has Close Contact" protocols.

Reopening Guidelines & FAQs

We look forward to seeing you all August 17th!

Find our guidelines below. 
We will continually update.

Search the different categories or a specific keyword to find what you are looking for.

 

Fall Opening FAQs & Guidelines

1. OVERVIEW

1A. Immacolata School’s Goal for Covid-19 School Reopening


Immacolata Catholic School strives to remain true to our school mission in philosophy as we reopen school during the Covid-19 pandemic. We endeavor to provide our best level of protection, academic service, faith development and emotional support for our students, staff, and parents. We will do our very best to make student learning and daily experiences as close to a typical school year as possible and always put student needs at the forefront of our decisions.




1D. Guidance Documents


(1) Return to School Guidance St. Louis County Department of Health (STLCO) (2) CDC Considerations for Schools (CDC Schools) (3) Archdiocese of St. Louis Transition 2020 Task Force (Arch) (4) AAP COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance for School Re-opening (AAP) (5) St. Louis Sports Medicine Task Force (STLSM) (6) CDC Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting (CDC Reopening) (7) COVID-19 Symptoms of Illness (CDC Symptoms) (8)Missouri Department of Education School Reopening Guidance Frequently Asked Health-Related Questions (MoDesi) ***more documents/information will be referenced later as it become available




1E. General Guidelines


(1)Immacolata Catholic School will follow the health and safety directives of the St. Louis County Health Department and the advice of the School Nurses’ Cooperative of Cardinal Glennon and the Archdiocese of St. Louis. (2)School access is limited to essential school staff & essential volunteers only. All others will be given access only as needed and must be screened by office personnel and wear a mask to enter the building. (STLCO)




1F. Student Guidelines


1. Parents/Guardians and school staff must complete and submit the online health screening each school day by 8:00 am. The link to this document can be found on the Immacolata School webpage. (STLCO) 2. A student who answers yes to any question on the health screen or who has a temperature greater than 100.0 degrees will not enter the building until they provide documentation proving a negative COVID-19 test or a note from their healthcare provider indicating that they do not need to be tested and their symptoms are not due to COVID-19, or they have met the established criteria detailed in the Health Care section of this document. The other children in the household will also remain home until the above criteria are met. (STLSM, Arch). Please review our protocol sheet for more information. 3. All grades must wear a gaiter or mask (with lanyard) that covers the nose and mouth to enter and exit the building, while walking in the hallways, while using the restroom, and anytime social distancing cannot be maintained. Students are allowed to remove their desks while working quietly at socially distanced desks, during P.E., while outside and while eating lunch. PK3-3rd grade will not wear masks in the classroom unless they are mixing outside of their cohort and social distancing cannot be maintained. (STLCO) 4. Face masks may be cloth or paper and should properly cover the nose and mouth. Masks should be clearly marked with the name of the student. Students should be able to put their masks on themselves. Masks need to also have a lanyard so that the lanyard may be attached to the mask so as to allow the mask to be worn around the neck when not in use. Gaiters naturally come down around the neck so a lanyard does not need to be attached to gaiters. (Arch) 5. Each student will bring a personal water bottle labeled with their name each day. Students will be allowed the use of water fountains only for refilling bottles. Sharing of water bottles will not be permitted. (STLCO) 6. Students will be strongly encouraged to sneeze with their mask on and into their elbow or shoulder away from others. 7. Frequent washing (with soap for at least 20 seconds) and disinfecting of hands will be frequently required of students throughout the day. (CDC Schools) 8. When a student exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 while at school the student will be sent home immediately. The student will wait for their parent or guardian in a designated area away from others and wear a face mask while waiting. (STLSM) Siblings of this student may be asked to leave the school building as well. (See Self-Quarantine under the Health Care section of this document.)




1G. Staff Guidelines


(1) Temperature and virus symptoms must be personally checked and recorded daily. (STLCO) (2) A staff member who answers yes to any of the screening questions or who has a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees will not enter the building until they display documentation proving a negative COVID-19 test, a note from their health care provider indicating they do not need to be tested and their symptoms are not due to COVID-19, or they meet the established criteria detailed in the Health Care section of the document. (STLSM, Arch) (3) All staff members will wear protective shields or masks while in the school building. Masks are not required when working alone. (STLCH)\ (4) Frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing is essential. (CDC schools) (5) A staff member who exhibits symptoms of Coronavirus will be sent home immediately and will not return until they meet the established criteria detailed in the Health Care section of this document. (STLCO, Arch) (6) All staff will need to arrive at school by 7:40




1B. Please Note


We know there are still a myriad of questions surrouding school reopening and we are working hard to have answers to as many as possible. We will continuously update our guideline and FAQs here. Thank you to all of you for your continued support and working with us to keep #ImmacolataStrong.




1C. DAILY Reminders


Here are the things the family needs to remember each day (1) Fill out the daily wellness form online prior to 7:45 am (2) Each student needs a gaiter or a mask with a lanyard attached. Names need to be makred on masks/gaiters. (3) Each student needs to bring a FILLED water bottle with their name on it (drinking fountains will not be allowed. Additional bottle filling stations are being installed)Each student needs a water bottle with their name on it. (4) Each student needs a towel in a drawstring bag for outdoor learning.





2. GENERAL OPERATIONS

2A. Arrival / Drop-Off


  1. Students may arrive no earlier than 7:45 am and no later than 8:25 am (they should be in their classrooms no later than 8:30 bell)
  2. Students will enter one of THREE entrances :
    1. East Entrance (Main Office Entrance) (location #1 on map)
    2. North Entrance (Entrance across from Rectory) (location # 2 on map)
    3. PreSchool Entrance (West Entrance by garage door) (location # 5 on map)
    4. NOTE - NO LONGER able to enter through Recess Doors (#7 on map)
  3. All students in ALL GRADES must wear a gaiter or mask (with lanyard) to enter the building. (STLCO) - please have mask on PRIOR to exiting the car.
  4. Students should be ready to exit with their belongings and mask as quickly as possible so as to not cause a bottleneck.
  5. Teacher will be present at each of those three entrances with a computer to confirm via a live updated spreadsheet that the student's family has completed the daily wellness form. NOTE - please complete PRIOR to arriving (by 7:45 if possible). IF you have forgotten to complete, please pull forward and park so as to not create a bottleneck. (6) Student's will NOT be allowed into school without a completed form. (Form is on ImmacolataSchool.org homepage). If a student has symptoms or has had close-contact with a COVID-19 positive/suspsected positive person, they AND their siblings should not enter the school (refer to form and guidelines at www.ImmacolataSchool.org/covid for more info).
  6. Staff members will monitor each of the THREE entrances to encourage physical distancing, to assist younger students with door and assist students to their classrooms. (Students in grades PreK-2 may be walked to their classroom by a parent (parent must wear mask) the first three days of school.
  7. Students will proceed directly to their homerooms. They will not have before care in the cafeteria.
  8. If arriving after 8:30 (sharp), please enter through EAST entrance (office entrance) and report directly to office.
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2H. Hallways and Staircases


(1) The floor outside the school office will be marked to encourage physical distancing. (CDC Schools) (2) Students and staff will be asked to sanitize their hands before entering and after returning from shared spaces. Additional hand sanitizer stations have been installed throughout the building. (3) Students will wear gaiters or masks (with lanyard attached). (4) Stair rails will be cleaned and sanitized by an appointed staff member and maintenance every hour.




2C. Restrooms


(1) Restroom use will be limited to two students from a classroom at a time. Whole class and small group restroom breaks will not be allowed. (STLCO) (2) The floor outside the restroom will be marked to encourage physical distancing. (3) Students should sanitize their hands before leaving the classroom and upon returning. (4) All students willl wear their gaiter or mask (with lanyard) in the restroom. (5) Restrooms will be cleaned and sanitized by an appointed staff member every hour.




2D. Lunch


(1) Students will wash/sanitize their hands before and after eating. (2) Students will eat in socially distanced assigned locations in the cafeteria. (3) Cafeteria/recess times and shifts will be adjusted to ensure proper social distancing. (4) Food Service Consultants will be providing a lunch option. Visit our lunch page for menu and more info. (5) Classes may rotate with lunch outside or in rooms to limit numbers in cafeteria.




2E. Recess


(1) Stationary playground equipment does not need to be cleaned, with the exception of handrails and other high touch surfaces, which should be cleaned in accordance with CDC guidelines. (MoDesi) (2) Outdoor recess and outdoor breaks everyday are essential for all students. (3) A recess schedule will be devised to allow a rotating shift of students each day at different areas of our outdoor space. (4) Students may only play with those in their own grade level. (5) Physical distancing will be encouraged as much as possible. (6) Masks/Gaiters will not be required at recess. Masks should be attached to their lanyard and worn around their neck during recess. Gaiters can be pulled down around neck. (7) Students should only play with the playground equipment designated for their class. (8) Students will wash/sanitize their hands when recess is concluded. (9) Only approved volunteers and staff members will supervise recesses.




2F. Special Classes and Resource


(1) Students will attend PE outside or in the gym. (2) Students must sanitize their hands before entering a specials class and upon re-entering their own classroom. (3) Specials class times will be adjusted to ensure they have time to sanitize between classes. (4) We are still finalizing details on Specials. (5) Areas for students with specialized testing requirements will be determined in advance and staff members will be designated to clean these areas in-between student use. (6) Resource and assistant teachers may take small groups out of the classroom, but all students in the group must be from the same homeroom. (7) Teachers and students will sanitize their hands when they enter the specialized learning/testing location. (8) Desks/seats/tables will be sanitized after each use.




2G. School Mass


5th-8th will go on Wednesday at the regular time.

KDG-4th will go on Thursday from 8:50-9:25.

Students will still need to be socially distanced and wear masks throughout Mass.
Parents are allowed to attend if they are able to maintain social distancing guidelines. Masks are required.




2B. Dismissal / Pick-Up


  1. Please arrive no later than 2:55 (dismissal begins at 3pm no longer 3:10)
  2. The fast lane is discontinued. The white gate will be down each day from 8:35 until cars are dismissed. No cars should be driving through the parking lot or back of school. The school grounds will be used more thoroughly for outside classrooms and breaks.
  3. Parents will continue to park in lanes in the large parking lot same as prior years.
  4. Please try to make 4 lanes as long as possible
  5. Gathering of parents is discouraged.
  6. Parents should exit their car only at the designated times of their children's release.
  7. Parents should wear masks when outside of their car.
  8. Staff members will remain with students and encourage students to go directly to their cars.
  9. Students that are walking home will meet the designated staff member at the front of the school and be escorted to the sidewalk off the property.
  10. The following grades will exit at the following times at the following entrances:
3:00 pm:
  • PK3 & PK4 - Preschool Entrance (location #5 on map)
3:05 pm
  • KDG & 2M - East Entrance (location #1 on map)
  • 4th Grade - Recess Doors (location #7 on map)
  • 5th Grade - North Entrance (Across from Rectory) (location #2 on map)
  • 7th Grade - North Entrance (Across from Rectory) (location #2 on map)
3:10 pm
  • 3rd Grade - Recess Doors (location #7 on map)
  • 1T - Recess Doors (location #7 on map)
  • 1M - East Entrance (location #1 on map)
  • 2S - East Entrance (location #1 on map)
  • 6th - North Entrance (Across from Rectory) (location #2 on map)
  • 8th - North Entrance (Across from Rectory) (location #2 on map)




2I. School Building Access - Students Arriving Late or Leaving Early


(1) Parents/Guardians should call the office before arriving so that their child can be waiting. (2) Parents/Guardians wearing masks may enter the front door of the school to drop off or pick up students and wait in the vestibule. (STLCO) (3) Only one parent/guardian at a time will be permitted inside. Others will need to wait outside or in their cars. (STLCO) (4) Parents should sanitize their hands with the sanitizer nearest the school office. Parents should sign their child in or out on the sheet placed on the counter in the school office.




2J. School Building Access - Parents Needing to Drop Off or Pick Up Items


(1) Parents/Guardians wearing masks may enter the front door of the school to drop off or pick up items. (2) Items being dropped off should be labeled with the name of the student. (3) Items should be placed on the counter in the school office or other designated area. (4) Parents may not deliver items to classrooms




2K. Office Procedures


(1) Wednesday Envelopes - finalizing (2) Communication From Teachers to the Office/Ice & Band-aides (2a) All questions or concerns that need to be communicated with the office should be phoned from the classroom or emailed. (2b) Teachers will be provided with band-aides at the start of the school year. (2c) Students should not be sent to the office for ice. Teachers supervising recess should devise a plan to get the ice if it is warranted. (2d) If a student is severely injured and/or require a call home; the teacher should contact the office first prior to sending to the office. Student in grades 4-8 should have their mask on. (3) Deliveries and Mail to the School Building (3a) Mail and small deliveries will be received via the front door of school. (3b) All persons entering the school must be wearing a mask before being admitted. (3c) Large deliveries will be received via the front door of the school. (3d) Large deliveries may be taken to the desired location if the delivery person is wearing a mask and has sanitized their hands upon entry. (3e) Deliveries that necessitate longer than 15 minutes in the building will require the delivery person to undergo a health screen check before proceeding past the vestibule. (4) Lost and Found Items - we are finalizing this (5) Students Needing to Phone Home (5a) Students may be sent to the office to make calls home. The office personnel will place the call for them and relay any messages to the student. Office should be contacted in advance by the teacher that a student is being sent to the office.




2L. Cleaning & Maintenance


(1) We will maintain a cleaning log/routine to assist with contract tracing if necessary. (STLCO) (2) High touch surfaces and objects (such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, phones, desks, keyboards, faucets, etc.) should be cleaned and disinfected regularly. (STLCO) (3) CDC Guidelines should be followed regarding the cleaning and disinfecting of the school building.




2M. Air Conditioning / Heating


We are so grateful to have a new HVAC system put in place in the entire school Summer 2019. As a result, the new system pushes out new clean air rather than recycled air, providing a cleaner air environment.




2N. Faith Families


We are finalzing how faith families will continue to play a wonderful part of our Immacolata School community.




2O. Events


We are continuously working to update how we should handle Immacolata sanctioned events. We will update this as we move forward, following guidelines and with the latest information. BACK TO SCHOOL EVENTS: visit our " Events" page




2P. Masks


(1) Face Shields and/or Masks will be worn by all faculty (2) ALL students will wear masks entering and exiting the building, in the hallways, and in bathrooms. (3) KDG-8th grade students will wear masks. They will be allowed to remove their face coveiring in the following situations: (3a) While at recess or in physical education class, as long as students are at least 6 feet apart; (3b) While participating in band, choir, or music class, as long as students are at least 6 feet apart; (3c) While consuming food or drink as long as students are at least 6 feet apart; and (3d) In accordance with DPH's Youth Sport Guidelines whil participating in a school sponsored sport. (4) PK3 & PK4 grade students will wear masks when they are around members outside of their cohort and cannot maintain social distance. (5) If students are not using gators as masks (which can be easily dropped down around their neck when not being used), a lanyard should be attached to the student's mask so that they can wear it around their neck when not using it so as to not misplace it or have to set it down. (photo below)




2Q. Parent Volunteers


(1) We are working to finalize when volunteers will be possible. (2) We will not have lunch duty volunteers for 2020.





3. CLASSROOM PROCEDURES

3A. Overall Classroom Procedures


(1) Teachers will strive to take advantage of outdoor learning areas and conduct class sessions outside as often as possible. Schedules, tents, etc. to be determined. Students may be asked to bring a beach towel in a bag for sitting on which should be laundered each week. (2) Classrooms will be arranged for optimal spacing between student desks (3 feet goal or as close as possible to that goal.) (3) Teachers will design quadrants within the classroom which will allow for cohort grouping. Students must wear a gaiter or mask (with lanyard attached) during any group work or individual work with a teacher. Tables/chairs/desks in group work areas will be disinfected throughout the day and in between cohort group use. (4) A seating chart will be kept of each cohort to aid with contact tracing. (STLCO) (5) Classroom doors will be open as often as possible to promote air circulation. The new HVAC system that was installed last summer pushes fresh air into the classroom so windows do not need to be open. (6) Manipulatives, Chromebooks, iPads, computers etc. will be disinfected after each use.




3B. Teacher Procedures


(1) Designate “quadrants” in the classroom for groups of students (i.e. Group 1, 2, 3, 4 remain the same and always know where to find their assigned materials) (1a) Each quadrant will have a designated space for cleaning and any materials (1b) Spray bottle with disinfectant for desks and chairs, paper towels, tissues, hand sanitizer, trash can (school provided) (1c) Teachers disinfect “high traffic” areas throughout the day that are used by the whole class (door handles, small group tables, etc.) (1d) Lysol spray should be used when students leave for specials or in between middle school classes (1e) Bathroom passes will be used in grades K-8 and any “special” classes (2 Boys & 2 Girls) Preschool will determine best and safest options for their students.




3C. Student Procedures - Entering Classrooms


(1) Students in grades 4-8 wear mask into the school, while entering the classroom, while up and moving out of desk or designated area. (2) Ensure water bottle is filled prior to entering the classroom. (3) Students in grades PreK-4 will place items (bookbag, lunch, etc) at their individual designated location. (4) Students in grades 5-8 - We are finalizing locker information (5) Turn in any homework and/or folder in designated space. (6) Students should disinfect their desk and chair with materials provided by teacher upon entering their classroom unless this is taken care of by the teacher prior to 7:45. (7) Students should use hand sanitizer upon entering the classroom. (8) Masks for students in grades 4-8 may be removed and placed on desk when working at personal space (unless required by parent).




3D. Student Procedures - Leaving & Returning to Desk


(1) Gaiters or masks (with lanyard attached) for grades 4-8 must be worn when not at your desk (in classroom and outside classroom - i.e. moving to small groups, whole group lessons on rug, going to cubbies/lockers, getting textbooks/materials from shelves, going in hallway, in restrooms, moving in and out of the building, etc.) (2) Upon returning to desks/work spaces students must use hand sanitizer. (3) Tissues (for blowing nose) need to be used at “quadrant” area and disposed of immediately. Sanitize hands. (4) PK-3 will not wear gaiters or masks (with lanyard) in the classroom when with their cohorts. Gaiters/Masks (with lanyards) will be worn when they are around members outside of their cohorts and social distancing cannot be maintained.




3E. Student Procedures - Dismissal


(1) Students gather backpacks in a way that allows for social distancing (to the extent possible) at the direction of their teacher. (2) After class closing prayer, sanitize work space and chair seat (3) Teachers will direct dismissal allowing for social distancing as per previously stated schedule and location




3F. Middle School Electives and Classes


All classes will end five minutes before the bell to sanitize desks and seats. All students must use hand sanitizer as they enter their next class.




3G. Virutal Schooling


We understand that given exposure, students may have extended days where virtual schooling is the only option. We are working to ensure this happens in the best way for students and family.




3H. Outdoor Learning


When possible, we will move to outdoor learning. (1) Students should bring a drawstring bag with a towel inside it for such purposes.





4. HEALTH CARE

4A. Please Note


This may be revised as further data is found and regulations are changed. We are working on answers to the myriad of questions that come with exposure and symptoms. We will continuously update our protocols here on these guidelines.




4B. Symptoms Protocol


(1) Please review "Symptoms Protocols" listed in different section of this page. (2) Should a student be home due to symptoms, exposure, or a (+) test, student will be able to stay up-to-date virtually.




4D. Self Quarantine


(1) Please reveiw quarantine information in our "Symptoms Protocols" and "Close Contact Protocols" in different section of this webpage. (2) Should a student be home due to symptoms, exposure, or a (+) test, student will be able to stay up-to-date virtually.




4E. Contract Tracing & Notification


(1) When a Case is Identified (from St. Louis County Public Health Return to School Guidance) If an individual within a school building is tested positive for COVID-19, the school must work with their local health department to identify who the individual was in contact with, within a 6-foot space, for at least 15 minutes - more details below (2) If specific contacts cannot be identified, quarantine everyone who was in the same room or other areas.




4C. Close Contact / Exposure Protocol


(1) Please review "Close Contact Protocols" listed in different section of this page. (2) Should a student be home due to symptoms, exposure, or a (+) test, student will be able to stay up-to-date virtually.




4F. Masks


Search section "2P. Masks"





5. CHANGES

Here we will list changes made to protocols so you can stay updated of changes...


(7/22) - "Symptoms & Exposure Protocols" sheet has been changed. Visit 4B & 4C for further infomation. (7/22) - Back to School Events have changed including the New Family Welcome Party, Backpack Sunday and Back to School Night. Visit 2O for more info or visit our "Back to School Events" page (link on homepage) (7/20) - Laynards need to be attached to student's masks. Gaiters can be pulled around neck so do not need a lanyard. See (2P) "Masks" for further information. (7/20) - Masks will be worn by PK-3 at certain times. See (2P) "Masks" for further information.





IMMACOLATA SCHOOL

8910 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63117

314-991-5700 / jstutsman@immacolata.org