Latest COVID-19 Information
During the 2021-22 school year, the following protocols will be observed as it relates to our response to COVID-19.
Wearing a mask is optional for all students, faculty, and staff. We are encouraging all visitors to campus who have not been vaccinated to wear a mask while indoors.
COVID-19 vaccinations are not required for students, though they are highly recommended. Consistent with medical advice from local health experts and steps outlined in the Jesuit Return to Campus Protocol, non-vaccinated students will be required to quarantine if contract tracing shows them being in significant contact with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19.
As a reminder, being considered a close contact through contact tracing can result from any involvements (e.g., extracurricular, academic, or off-campus) where students are exposed to a confirmed positive COVID-19 individual for 15 minutes or longer. Vaccinated students will not be required to quarantine if they are asymptomatic.
Furthermore, non-vaccinated students will not be eligible to participate in activities with outside agencies that require COVID-19 vaccinations (e.g., service sites with their own policies/requirements) or any Jesuit-related trips requiring air travel. If other events require vaccination, families will be alerted with ample time for planning or to consider alternate options. Moreover, unless clearly communicated by the administration, coach, or moderator at the time of promotion or registration, families can assume all students (regardless of vaccination status) are eligible to fully participate in the respective activity. These policies and requirements are subject to change at any time based on advice from the Jesuit Dallas COVID-19 Task Force.
Any student illness should be promptly communicated to the School Nurse (email@example.com) for guidance. Regardless of vaccination status, students expressing symptoms of COVID-19 may be required to follow the Jesuit Return to Campus Protocol. The School Nurse, based on the individual student diagnosis/prognosis, will determine what protocol is in the best interest of the student and Jesuit community.
Jesuit will not support online learning for students on a regular basis; it is expected that all students attend their classes in-person to earn credit. That being said, the school has the ability to support unique circumstances, including school-mandated quarantines or approved long-term illnesses, using virtual learning resources. Any deviation from in-person learning must be approved and supported through consultation with the School Nurse and the Assistant Principal of Student Academics.
Please remember that the following preventative actions should be taken every day to reduce the spread of any respiratory virus:
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (sing “Happy Birthday” twice). If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Remember that handwashing is the strongest way to prevent the spread of disease.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands; germs spread this way.
- Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze (use your upper sleeve if a tissue is not available).
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
We also encourage all parents and students to monitor the CDC website as it provides the most up-to-date information: Coronavirus Disease 2019.