We hope you are enjoying a restful and fun summer with your family. We are eagerly planning our full return to in-person learning in August that prioritizes the health and safety of our community, maintaining the Presentation experience, and our strong academic program. Please review this information carefully.
COVID-19 Risk Mitigation
The CDC and CDPH both released updated guidelines for K-12 schools for the 2021-22 school year. In the recommendations, both agencies state the importance of layering multiple protection strategies to protect the health and safety of school communities. Our primary protection strategies are vaccinations, routine COVID-19 testing, mask-wearing, and daily symptom screening.
COVID-19 vaccinations are encouraged for all eligible students. The CDC says that vaccination is the leading public health prevention strategy to end the pandemic. The FDA has approved vaccines for 12-15 year olds and appointments are currently available through your healthcare provider or a county vaccination site. We highly recommend your daughter is vaccinated this summer. All parents must report their daughter’s vaccination status to the school via Magnus before August 1st.
Masks are required indoors on campus throughout the school day, unless or participating in an exempted co-curricular activity. Masks are optional outdoors. This is in-line with CDPH’s guidelines for K-12 schools.
Weekly COVID-19 testing is required for all unvaccinated students, faculty and staff. Any students, faculty, or staff who are unvaccinated or decline to state their vaccination status must be tested weekly and also in advance of large school gatherings, such as assemblies, liturgy, and mixers. Testing will take place on campus and is free of charge. Our first gathering is the Opening Liturgy on the first day of school, and so unvaccinated students will be given information about reporting to campus before school begins for their first test.
Every student and faculty/staff member will undergo a daily health screening using a survey. This survey will be emailed to everyone each morning. Students without symptoms will receive a QR code they will use to enter school each day.
We will keep you updated if there are any changes to the CDPH guidelines for K-12 schools that affect our plans.