The California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) strongly recommends that all persons eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines obtain them at the first opportunity. Though we are not mandating vaccination at this time, it is the surest way to decrease infection rates and minimize missed school days due to infection and/or quarantine.
The COVID-19 Student Self-Reporting Form is a confidential form that will support the school in tracking COVID-19 cases and exposures within the student body. Families should complete this form as soon as they become aware of a COVID-19 exposure or positive diagnosis for their student(s).
In line with CDPH guidance, Christian Brothers High School has the following protocols in place:
Masking: Per state and county regulations, all K-12 students are required to wear masks when indoors. Adults sharing indoor space with students are also required to wear masks. Therefore, all CB students, faculty, staff, and visitors are required to wear masks while indoors. Masks are optional outdoors for all in K-12 school settings. We encourage you to review the CDPH information regarding masks that can be found here.
Daily Health Assessments: All students, faculty, and staff are required to complete a daily health assessment using the Safely Back to School app on a mobile device prior to arriving on campus each day. Students will need to show the green “pass” icon upon arrival each morning. Individuals who do not pass the assessment may not come to campus. Login information and instructions for installing the app are shared with incoming freshmen and transfer students at Technology Bootcamp. Visitors to campus will also be required to complete the assessment.
Enhanced Cleaning and Sanitization: All classrooms and shared campus spaces are supplied with hand sanitizer and approved cleaning solutions along with safety protocols regarding frequency of use by all individuals. Frequent hand washing is encouraged. Common areas will be cleaned throughout the day. All buildings on campus are equipped with high-level filtration filters which are changed every quarter.
Testing: We are once again working with our partners at Simple Health Kit for on-campus weekly COVID-19 testing. Testing dates are being finalized and will be announced soon. Tests will be administered throughout the school day for all students, faculty, and staff. Please note, the testing schedule and frequency of required tests may change to align with evolving needs of co-curricular activities and/or changes in pandemic dynamics.
Staying Home When Sick: Students, teachers, and staff who have symptoms of infectious illness, such as influenza (flu) or COVID-19, should stay home and be referred to their healthcare provider for testing and care, regardless of vaccination status. Staying home when sick with COVID-19 is essential to keep COVID-19 infections out of schools and prevent spread to others.
- What steps should be taken when a student needs to quarantine?
- Call the front office and let them know of your student’s absence.
- Send any information you can about the cause for quarantine to your grade level counselor and the assistant principals.
- Contact your student’s teachers and let them know how long you will be gone and ask for academic support during this time.
- What should parents expect if their child needs to quarantine?
As an in-person school, there is no designated dual-instruction this year. Each teacher’s curriculum is unique and varies in ways that require different academic support in each class. After reaching out to your teacher, they will let you know how they can support you with their subject matter.