COVID-19 Information and Resources

Updated March 27, 2020

What's new: Following the actions of all Monterey County schools and updated guidance from the county Health Department, we have extended the school closure until at least May 4. Read this update.


Santa Catalina School is monitoring the COVID-19 situation carefully and is taking proactive and prudent measures to ensure the health and safety of every member of our community. We are following the guidance provided by the Monterey County Health Department, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other health officials.

There are currently no suspected cases of the virus at Santa Catalina School.

This page is designed to provide convenient access to reliable information resources regarding the coronavirus in general, as well as timely updates specific to the school’s response and planning efforts. This page will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.
 



Closure

Santa Catalina has closed campus to students and moved to remote instruction. The closure is in effect until Monday, May 4. We will update parents by email if this date changes.

The closure impacts all school activities, including local field trips, service events, and athletics games and practices.

Our main form of communication during this time will be through email. Please check your inboxes regularly.

Event updates:

  • Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences (March 26) – Postponed
  • Prom (March 28) – Postponed
  • Grade 4 Gold Country Trip (April 16-17) – Canceled
  • PreK/K Annual Dinner (April 23) – Postponed
  • Kiss Me, Kate (April 24-May 2) – Canceled
  • Father-Daughter Weekend (May 1-3) – Postponed
     


Distance Learning

Though campus is closed, learning continues in new and creative forms.

For both divisions, Schoology serves as students’ “homeroom.” This is where teachers post assignments, lessons, resources, and other relevant information.

Procedures by grade level:

Any updates or changes will be emailed to students and parents.
 



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.

Upper School Counselor Gabrielle Snowden created a video with helpful tips on how we can get through these challenging times. The information is helpful to all of us, so we're sharing it here.

School contacts

Lower and Middle School
For general questions, please contact Head of Lower and Middle School Christy Pollacci at christy.pollacci@santacatalina.org.

Upper School
For general questions, please contact Head of Upper School Julie Lenherr Edson '88 at julie.edson@santacatalina.org.

Health Center
For medical questions, please contact health.center@santacatalina.org.

Useful resources

Virus information
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus. The situation is constantly evolving. Here are some resources to help you keep up with the latest information.

Resources for parents

Past school communications