Close contact for students in K-12 schools is defined as within 3 feet in all spaces in the building except the cafeteria for 15 minutes or greater cumulatively in a 24 hour period with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Close contact for students in the cafeteria and all adults id defined as 6 feet for 15 minutes or greater cumulatively in a 24 hour period with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Close contact processes and quarantine lengths are from the Maryland Department of Health.
Mary Beth O’Boyle, our school certified medication technician and infection control coordinator will continue to be your main contact regarding any health-related questions or concerns. Our primary goal remains focused on providing a safe environment for all who work and attend school at SJCP.
Please be sure to complete the Confidential Medical Form through Blackbaud on the parents’ portal on our school website.
We are following Frederick County Public School’s mandate and will remain a masked campus at all indoor locations. This applies to ALL, vaccinated as well as unvaccinated students.
Please be aware that quarantine requirements per the CDC and the MDH/MSDE are different for vaccinated and unvaccinated persons.
Unvaccinated students identified as a close contact to a positive Covid-19 individual will be required to quarantine for 10 days. An option to reduce quarantine may occur in specific circumstances.
Vaccinated, asymptomatic students identified as a close contact to a positive Covid-19 individual are not required to quarantine, however, testing is recommended.
We will do our best to assist any student who is absent for illness, emergencies, quarantines, etc. but it will not consist of a virtual school option.
Please do not hesitate to contact me. We believe that our best efforts to remain a healthy community will be the result of a strong partnership between your home and school. We are thankful every day for the wonderful families that make SJCP such a special place.