2021-2022 COVID-19 Resource Page

Holy Family has established the following protocols for the 2021-22 school year in accordance with the most recent guidance received from the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Our number one priority remains keeping our students, faculty, and staff safe while providing an in-person learning model so vital to our students’ academic, spiritual, social, and emotional development.

 

Our COVID-19 response team will continue to work closely with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to monitor case data in and around our community to ensure the safest possible learning environment for our students. If case numbers begin to pose a significant threat to our community, or if government agencies enact new mandates, some portions of this plan may change. As we have done in the past, Holy Family will communicate clearly and timely with our parents, guardians, and students when circumstances evolve.

 

2021-22 LEARNING MODEL

All students will be expected to learn in-person, on campus, each day. 

 

Synchronous online school will only be available to students who are in isolation or quarantine due to COVID-19 related circumstances. In these instances, parents/guardians must communicate with the school as expediently as possible to ensure continuity with, and minimal disruption to, their student’s academic experience.

 

Online school will not be available to students who are absent for reasons including, but not limited to, vacation, college visits, family events, mild illness, injuries, etc. In these instances students should follow the handbook guidelines for absences and missed work. 

 

ISOLATION/QUARANTINE PROCEDURES & EXPECTATIONS

Isolation: Students in isolation due to testing positive for COVID-19 will have access to our online synchronous education model and will be expected to participate fully should health circumstances permit. Students who test positive for COVID-19 may resume in-person learning once they have been cleared by their healthcare provider and have satisfied the 10-day isolation requirement. Holy Family will notify MDH of each positive diagnosis. 

 

Quarantine: Students in quarantine due to exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will be expected to fully participate in our online synchronous education model. Students may resume in-person learning once they have satisfied the 10-day quarantine requirement (or 7 days after exposure with a negative COVID-19 test five days after the date of exposure). 

 

MASKING POLICY

Students and adults are welcome to wear masks if they are unvaccinated or uncomfortable for any reason, however, masks WILL NOT be required to be worn by individuals while inside the school building. 

 

ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES

Students must stay home if they suspect they have any of the following symptoms:

 

  • Temperature over 100.4 degrees
  • Excessive coughing
  • Chills
  • Severe headache
  • Sore throat
  • Severe muscle pain
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Shortness of breath

 

Parents and guardians must notify Holy Family if their student:

 

  • Has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Is quarantining due to possible COVID-19 exposure
  • Is awaiting COVID-19 test results
  • Has flu-like symptoms

 

ATHLETICS

Holy Family athletic teams will follow the guidance, rules, and regulations of the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL). Updates will be shared with athletes as information becomes available.

 

FACILITIES AND DAILY CLEANING

  • Daily disinfection of classrooms
  • Daily cleaning of common spaces and high-touch-point areas (light switches, doorknobs, classroom desks, etc.)
  • Ample access to hand sanitizer, disinfectant, facial tissues, gloves, and masks
  • Continued use of Merv-13 air filtration system 

 

VISITORS

Visitors will be allowed on campus per Holy Family’s standard safety procedures and protocols.