According to the Sarpy/Cass Health Department (SCHD) COVID-19 dial, our health jurisdiction is currently in the yellow risk level.
At the present time, St. John the Baptist will be returning to school with 100% of students in-person with a mask requirement and our yellow (moderate risk) protocols. Please click on the link below to access the school’s COVID-19 Return to School Blueprint using the SCHD COVID-19 Dial.
StJB parents must complete the below acknowledgement form for the 2020-21 school and return to the school office by or on the first day of school.
If our risk level changes, per the SCHD COVID-19 dial, we might adjust our plan and implement protocols at the corresponding risk level.
If we choose to implement protocols at a different risk level in the future, we will strive to give as much notice as possible regarding any changes to our plans. However, we might not always have a great deal of notice, given the potential for rapidly changing information and circumstances.
We know this is a very uncertain time for everyone. We are making decisions based on the safety of the student and because we truly care about our StJB families. Please be patient with us. Our goal is to be patient with you as well, given that everyone has circumstances that are unique to their families and create additional uncertainty. Flexibility will be essential for all of us in this unique environment.
As we plan for implementing our yellow protocols with 100% of students in-person with a mask requirement, our goal is to maintain 6 feet of physical distance (when possible), in addition to wearing masks. However, we want everyone to understand and be aware that there might be times when it is not possible to maintain 6 feet of physical distance, including during some classroom instruction and other potential environments throughout the school day. If you are not comfortable with this reality, we encourage you to contact the school principal to explore the possibility of remote learning for your child.
Additionally, masks are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Sarpy/Cass Health Department to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Please click HERE to view an educational video on kids wearing masks.
Trust that we have many professionals working diligently to open a safe and healthy learning environment for students and staff members. We are looking forward to supporting our students in-person and those that selected remote learning.
Please stay tuned for the remote learning plan being developed to meet the needs of those families that choose to distance learning.