St. Josaphat’s Back To School Plan outlines the changes that have been made to protect the health and safety of the entire SJS community – students, families, faculty, and staff for a safe reopening of our school this August. Details and information provided by federal and state agencies are changing daily, and new information may require revisions to the current plan and these changes will be communicated in the Principal Newsletter.
The St. Josaphat Back to School Plan was developed with the guidance of St. Josaphat’s COVID19 Task Force and aligns with guidance issued by the Archdiocese of Chicago, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Additional resources include: Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), Harvard School of Public Health, and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Please keep in mind, there is no such thing as zero risk, but we are taking measures to reduce the risk.
To successfully reopen we will need full collaboration and shared trust amongst staff, students, and families. Everyone has a critical role to play, and this is where we will depend on the strength of our community. We ask for your patience and support as we continue to work together to navigate the COVID 19 pandemic and move forward to all being back together again.
Read the plan below.
Additions to the Back To School Plan as of 7/31/20
“Schools may permit the use of “gaiters” (pull-up face coverings) as an alternative to masks, provided they have three layers of fabric and can remain over the mouth and nose at all times.”
Cohorts will Quarantine after one confirmed case, not two as previously stated.
“The cohort of the infected individual should be quarantined and move to distance learning. Principals should distribute the Cohort Quarantine Letter to all families and employees within the cohort.”