2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR OPERATIONS
We are pleased to hold the 2021-22 school year in-person and on campus. We are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation and ask our entire community to be flexible as we adapt to any changes. We continue to be guided by our obligation to the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff while being true to our educational mission and our philosophy of reason, religion and loving kindness.
- Salesian Covid-19 Safety Plan
- SCP Covid-19 Rules & Regulations
- Return to Play Safety Plan
- Contact Tracing
- Student/Parent Covid-19 Waiver Form
Back to School 2021 - 2022
We have made preparations and set guidelines and rules that cover our Facilities, Access to our Campus, Required Mask Wearing and such as outlined below. Our plan incorporates the July 12, 2021 promulgation by the CDPH entitled COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2021-22 School Year which can be found at: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/K-12-Guidance-2021-22-School-Year.aspx
Café lunches will be pre-ordered and prepaid online and organized in a grab and go format. Student seating in the Café will reflect social distancing of at least three feet. Food will not be available to students unless ordered online in advance, with the exception of a limited offering of daily breakfast items. No microwaves will be available in the Café for student use at any time. Students should bring a bag lunch unless they wish to participate in the online Café food service program. Uber, Lyft, pizza deliveries, etc., are NOT allowed on campus.
Water fountains are not available for use so students must bring a personal water bottle from home pre-filled with water.
Accessing Campus Facilities:
No one will be allowed onto campus without executing a waiver that among other items requires that the person pass a self-check screening for COVID symptoms. Ingress and egress routes will be clearly delineated and the students, faculty, and staff informed, with the goal of maximizing the use of all stairways and entrance doors which will optimize traffic flow. Non-essential visitors will be restricted from daily access to the campus.
An isolation room has been established on the first floor in case a student or staff member with symptoms needs to wait for transport.
Teachers will be encouraged to move classes outside whenever possible.
Signage indicating social distancing, hand washing, and wearing masks are apparent in all hallways, in various buildings, and in bathrooms.
Ventilation and Cleaning:
Teachers will be encouraged to keep all windows open as much as possible to maximize ventilation in the main school building.
Additional cleaning supplies (wipes, spray bottles with disinfectant, paper towels, etc.) will be in every classroom, as well as touchless hand sanitizer dispensers. Students are encouraged to bring in disinfectant wipes to wipe their desks down, or just use available classroom disinfectant supplies at any time. Students should also carry their own personal hand sanitizer supply, as well as extra masks.
We have ordered for every classroom and every space where students, faculty, or staff might gather for more than a few minutes, a medical grade H-13 HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air purifier). Additionally, plastic sneeze guards will be placed on teacher desks in these classrooms, providing more protection. Again, in all classrooms, windows will be open as much as possible on a given day.
An additional janitor will come in the evening and spray using the EPA approved list ’N’ cleaning materials for use against COVID-19 throughout the campus. The extra janitor will use the EvaCleaning system (spray) on desks, door handles, Café tables, chairs, gym bleachers, all bathrooms, etc., to disinfect the campus.
Vans will have windows open where practicable, and drivers and students must properly wear masks during the entire ride. Hand sanitizer will be available in every van. Vans will be sprayed with disinfectant daily. All passengers and drivers of the vans must have shown proof of vaccination to the front office, or receive a negative COVID-19 Test twice per week as directed by the school.
People - All Students/Personnel:
A Medical Assistant on staff has recently completed a certified Contact Tracing course and will be designated as a County Health Department contact person for the school. The Principal is also a member of the COVID-19 Response Team at Salesian and is another contact person for CCHS.
Employees who are sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 are directed to stay home and follow the CDC guidelines on the CC Health Services Guidelines for returning to work after isolation or quarantine.
Students should still avoid physical contact with others as much as possible, including celebrations, handshakes, high-fives, etc.
Parents must check their student every day, and all Salesian employees and off campus coaches must also complete a self-check, and if any of the following symptoms (“Symptoms”) are present, the student or employee as the case may be must remain at home and not attend School until such time as the Symptoms have not been evident for at least 3 days:
● Fever above 100 degrees Fahrenheit or chills (Touchless Thermometers available in front office)
● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
● New loss of taste or smell
● Dry cough
● Congestion, sneezing or runny nose not related to a previous condition
● Sore throat
● Muscle or body aches
● Nausea or vomiting
There will also be visual assessments by classroom teachers, staff, or admin, as well as a possible secondary temperature screening. Teachers will observe students for health risks, but the primary responsibility is for parents to screen their own students prior to allowing them out of the home.
Teachers should send any student exhibiting any symptoms of illness (cough, shortness of breath, fever, etc.) immediately to the front office.
Teachers will be encouraged to use as many digital assignments as possible to minimize disease transmission possibilities through hard copies of student work. Teachers should also provide feedback for students via a digital platform rather than handwritten.
Non-essential visitors will be restricted from daily access to the campus.
Mask Wearing Required Indoors:
Students, Teachers, Staff, and Administrators are required to properly wear face masks at all times while indoors on the school grounds except for staff or administrators in their own office with no visitors. All face masks must conform to any Salesian rule for dress code that is developed from time to time. Students must properly wear their face masks at all times indoors except for the active act of eating or drinking during a break, but must immediately wear the mask when the act of eating or drinking is finished.
Plastic sneeze guards are still on teacher desks in many classrooms, providing additional protection. In all classrooms, windows will be open as much as possible on a given day, in conjunction with an operating hospital grade Air Purifier in the room, as well as in all hallways per floor.
Quarantine After Close Contact With a Person With a Positive Covid-19 Test
A student or employee must self-quarantine for ten (10) days after coming in Close Contact (as defined by the CDC and as set forth below) or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no sooner than five (5) days after the Close Contact, except as set forth below for those students or employees who have delivered to our front office proof of full vaccination and show no COVID-19 Symptoms
You have been in Close Contact if you have been within 6-feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period* starting from two (2) days before the infected person’s illness onset (or, if the infected person was asymptomatic, starting from two (2) days prior to such person taking their COVID-19 test).
The above rule for Close Contact does not apply to any student or employee who has delivered to our front office proof of full vaccination and who does not have symptoms as discussed above.
* For calculation of the cumulative 15 minutes, individual exposures added together over a 24-hour period (e.g., three 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes) are taken into account.
A. Quarantine recommendations for unvaccinated students
Quarantine recommendations for unvaccinated students for exposures when both parties were wearing a mask, as required in K-12 indoor settings. These are adapted from the CDC K-12 guidance and CDC definition of a close contact.
a. When both parties were wearing a mask in the indoor classroom setting, unvaccinated students who are close contacts (more than 15 minutes over a 24-hour period within 0-6 feet indoors) may undergo a modified 10-day quarantine as follows. They may continue to attend school for in-person instruction if they:
i. Are asymptomatic;
ii. Continue to appropriately mask, as required;
iii. Undergo at least twice weekly testing during the 10-day quarantine; and
iv. Continue to quarantine for all extracurricular activities at school, including sports, and activities within the community setting.
B. Quarantine recommendations for: unvaccinated close contacts who were not wearing masks or for whom the infected individual was not wearing a mask during the indoor exposure; or unvaccinated students as described in #8 above.
a. For these contacts, those who remain asymptomatic, meaning they have NOT had any symptoms, may discontinue self-quarantine under the following conditions:
i. Quarantine can end after Day 10 from the date of last exposure without testing; OR
ii. Quarantine can end after Day 7 if a diagnostic specimen is collected after Day 5 from the date of last exposure and tests negative.
b. To discontinue quarantine before 14 days following last known exposure, asymptomatic close contacts must:
i. Continue daily self-monitoring for symptoms through Day 14 from last known exposure; AND
ii. Follow all recommended non-pharmaceutical interventions (e.g., wearing a mask when around others, hand washing, avoiding crowds) through Day 14 from last known exposure.
c. If any symptoms develop during this 14-day period, the exposed person must immediately isolate, get tested and contact their healthcare provider with any questions regarding their care.
Case Reporting, Contact Tracing and Investigation:
Pursuant to AB 86 (2021) and California Code Title 17, section 2500, Salesian is required to report COVID-19 cases to the local public health department. Our COVID-19 liaison, Mrs. Zuleyma Guardado will assist the local health department with contact tracing and investigation.
September 1, 2021: Updated CDPH Guidelines
Click HERE to see Salesian's Return to Play Safety Plan (Athletics May 2021)
For Athletic Events in the Gym: All non-Salesian coaches and players are asked to complete our Covid Waiver form. Bring completed form to the game and give to the Head Coach or Atheltic Director.
Click HERE for Salesian's Gym Safety Rules (May 2021).
If you are a student at Salesian, parent, guardian, or employee, and you have been exposed to COVID-19, please inform the school immediately by contacting Mrs. Zuleyma "Z" Guardado at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 234-4433 ext. 1014.
If the school learns that while on campus you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, a representative from Salesian or the Health Department will call you to tell you that you’ve been exposed and ask you to stay at home away from others and self-quarantine. Staying at home helps protect you, your family, and your community. Choose to be part of the solution and help slow the spread of COVID-19:
Form for Parents/Guardians: Click HERE to download the Covid-19 Pandemic Student Waiver and Consent Form for Visitors, Coaches, Contractors, etc. Return the completed form (both pages) to the front office.
Be Safe, Be Healthy
- WEAR A MASK!
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Self-report of you experience any symptoms.
- Stay home if symptomatic.
- Quarantine at home if you were in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
- Isolate if you have tested positive for COVID-19.