COVID-19 Information and Resources

Updated April 8, 2021

WHAT'S NEW: Monterey County has entered the orange tier and we have adjusted our testing protocols.

We look forward to welcoming all grades back to campus for in-person instruction on April 12.

On-Campus Testing

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 9–12: Santa Catalina School requires COVID-19 testing for students in Grades 9-12 attending on-campus instruction. 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

Kindergarten–Grade 8: While testing for students in Kindergarten–Grade 8 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.

Register for On-Campus Testing

Required Health Form

Students, parents, faculty, staff, and other visitors to campus must first complete our Health Check Form prior to each visit to Santa Catalina School.

Students, 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.

Fill out the health form

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.


School Communications

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.

Returning to Campus

*Updated March 5

Lower and Middle School parents: Please also download our pact with each other, The Cougar Promise.

COVID-19 Plans for Santa Catalina

School contacts

To report COVID-19 exposure or a suspected or confirmed case in your household, please notify your division head.

Lower and Middle School
Christy Pollacci

Upper School
Julie Lenherr Edson '88

Health Center

COVID-19 Relief Fund
The Board of Trustees has designated a relief fund for parents in need of assistance in 2020-2021. If you have a family situation in which you will be challenged to attend Santa Catalina in the fall due to finances, please contact Janet Luksik, Director of Tuition Assistance.

Useful resources

Health Agencies

COVID-19 Monitoring