COVID-19 Information and Resources
Updated March 4, 2021
WHAT'S NEW: We have changed the cadence of our on-campus testing to every other week.
This page provides convenient access to Santa Catalina's response to COVID-19, including our planning efforts, safety measures, and policies. It will be updated as new information becomes available.
Santa Catalina School offers on-campus COVID-19 testing every other week. The testing is provided by OneHealth LLC, and parents will find the updated flyer for each event on our COVID-19 testing information website. Our expectations for the frequency of testing varies by grade level, as described below.
Grades 4 to 9: Santa Catalina School requires COVID-19 testing for students in Grades 4 to 9 attending on-campus instruction or participating in our small, targeted educational cohorts. Students unable to take the testing offered by the school will need to provide proof of a negative PCR test to the Health Center (email email@example.com) before returning to in-person classes or activities for the following week.
Kindergarten to Grade 3: While testing for students in Kindergarten to Grade 3 will not be required at this time, we strongly encourage parents to consider the benefits of regular, asymptomatic testing as a way to help lower the spread of COVID-19.
Testing after school breaks: All students in Kindergarten to Grade 9 attending in-person classes will need to complete a PCR test following school vacation weeks. Students who do not participate in testing will be required to remain at home for distance learning for 10 calendar days after the vacation weeks.
Required Health Form
Parents, faculty, staff, and other visitors to campus must first complete our Health Check Form prior to each visit to Santa Catalina School.
Parents, faculty, and staff: Please use the SafetyApp to complete our form. Download this Quick Reference Guide for information on how to install the app and register.
All other visitors: Please fill out our web-based form before coming onto campus.
Students on Campus
- PreK-Grade 5 are on campus for in-person learning
- Grades 6 and 7 are on campus in distance learning cohorts
- Grade 9 day students are on campus in distance learning cohorts
State Metrics for Reopening Schools
California has adopted a tiered system for determining whether schools and other businesses may reopen, based on a county's COVID-19 risk level. There are four color-coded tiers: purple (widespread); red (substantial); orange (moderate); and yellow (minimal). Schools can reopen for in-person instruction once their county has been in the red tier for at least five consecutive days. Monterey County is currently in purple. For more information, see California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
Health and Safety
Below you will find school guidelines regarding ways to report and avoid exposure to COVID-19, as well as general resources for your overall well-being.
We will continue to provide you with updates and will inform you of changes in our protocols as we receive information from the state, from the Monterey County Health Department, and from the CDC.
Parents, faculty, and staff, you can read past emails concerning the 2020-21 school year in your Veracross portals.