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LCHS COVID-19 PROTOCOL 2020-2021

All guidance is supported by the current CDC guidelines which are fluid and likely to change as the year moves along.

How We Are Controlling Risk:

  • Mandatory temperature checks upon arrival every day for everyone entering the building
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance whenever possible
  • Face shield or cloth mask/gator for anyone on campus with the following exceptions:
    • Meals
    • Gym (while distancing)
  • Students to supply their own shields/masks, disposable masks are available  
  • Staggered dismissals from every class and at the end of the day
  • Designated entrance and exit for the building
  • Designated COVID Director responsible for contact tracing within the school community 

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has issued guidance regarding symptoms that require evaluation for possible COVID-19. 

Students displaying one symptom from Group A or two from Group B should be evaluated for COVID-19:

Group A

One or more symptoms

  • Fever (100.4 or higher)
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Difficulty Breathing

Group B

Two or more symptoms

  • Sore Throat
  • Runny Nose/ Congestion
  • Chills
  • New Lack of Smell or Taste
  • Muscle Pain
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea

 

6-15-48 standard for “Close Proximity”

As defined by the CDC...

Within 6 feet of the infected individual for 15 minutes or more during the 48 hour period before either the onset of symptoms or the day the COVID-19 test was performed on the infected individual. 

Important Definitions:

Primary Exposure

  • Applies to students or faculty who meet close proximity definition
  • Rules: Mandatory 14-day quarantine 

Secondary Exposure

  • Applies to students or faculty that have been in close proximity to a primary exposure
    • There is no reason to quarantine if secondary exposure is feeling well
    • Continued face-covering use
    • Continued social distancing
    • Avoidance of  large groups
    • Students may continue school and activities as long as normal precautions remain

If Student/faculty member becomes ill while at school: 

 Ill Student reports immediately to the nurse.  If meets criteria for possible COVID-19 (per the previous definition), then:

  • Ill student is quarantined and parents are notified to pick up their student and have them evaluated
  • The entire School community is notified via email of a potential COVID positive student or faculty member.  Know that we are being vigilant, and you will receive additional notice if your child has been identified as a primary exposure.
  • Primary exposures are identified, emergency contacts are called, and students are immediately dismissed and quarantined

Return to School After Absence 

  • Students may return to school without a doctor’s excuse for illnesses that do not share symptoms with COVID-19 or have been previously disclosed. 
  • Examples include:
    • Migraines
    • Mental Health Concerns
    • Injuries
    • Seasonal Allergies (no fever)
    • Menstrual-related symptom
Synchronous Learning Guidelines for LCHS Students Learning Remotely
 
Must be logged into your Google classrooms at the start of each class and remain in the class the entire period:
 
Regular Schedule

Period 1 8:00 – 9:14
Homeroom 9:20 – 9:33
Period 2 9:39 – 10:53
Lunch 10:59 – 12:17 (Free time to eat lunch, receive tutoring)
Period 3 12:23 – 1:37
Period 4 1:43 – 2:57
 
The bell schedule can be found on the student tab on LCHS website or here.
 
  • Please refer to your handbook for special schedule times.
  • Must be physically present on video (and audio when applicable); not a picture/bitmoji, etc.)
  • Must be visible on video (enough light on face).
  • Must be in appropriate attire, according to the LCHS casual dress guidelines found in the student handbook which can be found on the student tab the LCHS website or by clicking here.
  • Must be sitting at a table or desk (if possible) with the materials needed for each class. Environment should be quiet and well lit.
  • Must actively and respectfully participate in each class.
  • Must follow each teacher’s syllabus guidelines.

 



Direction Regarding Appropriateness During On-Line Academic Meetings

 

Students and Parents, as we continue in this new way of teaching and learning, we must address on-line meetings and what is appropriate.

 

For any google-meetings or the like, where students and teachers are on camera, the following must be observed: 

  • Students must be appropriately attired and surroundings are to be decent on camera.
  • Sit up straight, no lounging or lying down, as it is a class meeting. 

In addition, per school policy, all meetings will be recorded. 

 

We appreciate everyone's continued support as we navigate this uncertain time in education and our world.

Thank you. 

LCHS Administration 

April 6, 2020
Financial Aid Concerns
 
Those with Financial Aid concerns for this year and next year, please know that if you want a
Lancaster Catholic education for your son or daughter, we'll make it work.
 
April 1, 2020
 
Self-Care Hallmarks during the COVID-19 situation

In a time of crisis, there are proven steps that can help us work through the uncertainties and distress we are experiencing as provided by WellSpan Employee and Family Resources:

  • Acknowledge and verbalize when you are stressed.
    Research has shown that talking about your concerns helps remove them and is far better than trying to ignore, deny, or suppress the natural feelings we all share. No matter who you are, the common denominator is that we are all human, and we will feel heightened stress during this time. Acknowledging it opens the gate for us to do something about it.
  • Rely on a few trusted resources for information.
    Think: CDC, the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Limit searches on Google.
  • But limit your exposure to information.
    Over-consumption of social media, national media and local media coverage of COVID-19 can consume you and create depleted energy and even more distress.
  • Stay connected with others.
    You may have to work harder at this as you adhere to the Pennsylvania Department of Health restrictions and social distancing, but this one is huge. Virtual interactions count!
  • Take care of your own basic needs.
    You need fuel for the mind and body. Eat nutritious food, hydrate and try to get enough sleep.
  • Keep up your daily routine as much as you can.
    Routine is key – whether your usual one or a new one you create! Routine helps you maintain a sense of normalcy that can dramatically reduce stress. It might require some creative thinking, but this is vital for you in your work and for your family at home.
  • Take breaks, breathe, slow down with intention, and set limits.
    We must remember to step away from our work. Take time out even if it’s for a minute or two. To slow down, and be present, will help slow what may seem like a chaotic, stressful experience. 
  • Do some physical movement.
    Move, stand up and be active, and exercise in whatever way you can, even in small increments. Get outside and take a walk, get some fresh air, look at the clouds, breathe deeply.
  • Focus on what you can control.
    Be present and in the moment. Avoid the “What ifs.” Psychologists call this catastrophizing or running worst-case scenarios in our heads. This behavior will only create more distress. 
  • Laugh!
    Watch a funny movie, YouTube video or anything that tickles your funny bone. Laughter is good food for the soul. Laughter is an essential part of the coping equation during an emotionally charged time.
March 24, 2020- 3:00 PM

Lancaster Catholic custodial staff uses the following industrial-grade cleaning/disinfectant products daily to thoroughly clean all campus facilities:

  • Neutral Disinfectant Cleaner (NDC)
    • NDC is a concentrated, pH neutral, broad-spectrum quaternary disinfectant designed to clean and disinfect a wide variety of hard, non-porous inanimate surfaces. Its pleasant fragrance makes this an ideal cleaner and disinfectant in all facilities that need to protect from harmful infectious diseases and infestations.
    • WHERE IT’S USED:
      •  Hospitals • Nursing Homes • Restaurants • Schools • Hotels • Funeral Homes • Day Care Centers
    • Registrations:
      • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Reg. No. 1839-169-70799.  For Safety Data Sheet (SDS) visit www.stateindustrial.com
  • DBC-34 Concentrated Disinfectant Bathroom Cleaner
    • DBC-34TM’s one-step formula cleans and disinfects making this the ideal disinfectant for hard, non-porous surfaces, not only in the restroom, but in any area. DBC-34 is also an effective sanitizer, mildewstat and deodorizer.
    • CLEANING POWER
      • Where other disinfectants can lose their potency on soiled surfaces, DBC-34’s quat-based formula can cut through tough hard water deposits and lime-scale build-up, to effectively clean and disinfect.
    • EFFECTIVE AGAINST THE FOLLOWING:
      • Brevibacterium ammoniagenes •  Salmonella enterica •    Enterobacter aerogenes •   Salmonella typhi •   Escherichia coli •    Serratia marcescens • Klebsiella pneumoniae •  Shigella dysenteriae •·  Proteus mirabilis •  Staphylococcus aureus • Pseudomonas aeruginosa •  Streptococcus pyogenes
    • WHERE IT’S USED:
      • Hospitals • Nursing Homes • Restaurants • Schools • Hotels • Day Care Centers
    • REGISTRATIONS:
      • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Reg. No. 6836-86-70799
  • Resources