COVID-19/School Operations Updates
We are closely monitoring the spread of the virus. The safety of our St. Michael’s community is our top priority and we are grateful for our partnership with our families as we work to keep our community healthy. We are completely confident in our wonderful community’s ability to adapt and thrive during these challenging times. As we navigate the pandemic together, let us be intentional about patience, kindness, grace, and love, as these epitomize our DRAGONS’ values — the foundation of our St. Michael’s community.
Protocols for Responding to A Known Covid Exposure (Updated January 18, 2022)
Effective January 18, 2022, St. Michael’s is implementing shorter quarantine periods/adjusting who must quarantine to align with new CDC and VDH guidance.
- All final COVID protocol responses are at the discretion of Nurse Maben and Mr. Gregg.
- St. Michael’s continues to STRONGLY ADVOCATE for COVID vaccines.
- Quarantine requirements currently differ for those that are exposed depending upon vaccination status.
- If vaccination status is NOT on file in our Magnus Health portal, we will assume unvaccinated. Details below.
COVID-19 Reporting Form
Please inform the School IMMEDIATELY via the COVID-19 Reporting Form link below if someone in your family has been exposed or is being tested for COVID-19. The confidentiality of the diagnosed student or teacher will be maintained.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you submit your COVID reporting form AFTER HOURS or ON A WEEKEND, please keep your child HOME until you hear from Nurse Maben on the next school day.
Pandemic Policies for the Start of the 2021-22 School Year
A COMMUNITY COMMITMENT
REMEMBER… your off-campus choices can affect the entire St M community. We urge you to continue to prioritize safe health practices (masks, physical distancing, hand-washing, limiting larger group sizes) so that we have the best chance of keeping our community healthy and our school doors open. We cannot overstate how important this is.
It is also important that parents and caretakers understand the effect their own behavior can have on children. As calm begets calm, modeling calmness and optimism, as well as maintaining normal routines as best as families can in these unusual times, will help children feel more at ease. Thank you for supporting us and each other—the St. Michael’s community remains as resilient and caring as ever. For that, we couldn’t be more grateful!