Return-to-School Family Pledge & Survey

Please review the Family Pledge/Conduct to Return to In-Person Instruction and then complete our return-to-school survey by end-of-day Friday, January 22nd – Thank you!

Holy Rosary Catholic School on Thursday May 31, 2018 in Seattle. (PHOTO by Stephen Brashear)

 

Holy Rosary School Family Pledge/Conduct to Return to In-Person Instruction

Now more than ever, the health, safety, and well-being of our community depends on the choices made by each of us.  With high levels of COVID activity in the greater community, our off-campus behavior may impact the educational modalities available to Holy Rosary students.  Put simply, Holy Rosary’s ability to offer in-person instruction depends directly on all of us (students, staff, families) adhering to COVID safety protocols when away from school grounds and while at school.  

Bearing this in mind, we are asking each family, as a condition of sending a Holy Rosary student back to school for in-person instruction, to commit to the conduct described below.  We recognize the implications this may have for your family, particularly with regard to limiting outside interactions and that this may require all members of your household to change their behaviors, not just your Holy Rosary student.  If you do choose to send your student back to the classroom for in person instruction at this time, we thank you and your family for the sacrifices you are making to protect our students, staff, and families. 

By sending my child(ren) back to school for in person instruction I/we commit my/our household to the following:

  • Avoiding non-essential close contact with people outside our household and not engaging in activities that are not COVID-safe.  We understand that unsafe behaviors include but are not limited to (a) spending time indoors with non-household members; (b) spending time outdoors in close contact with non-household members without wearing a mask; and (c) not following social distancing protocols. 
  • Keeping our child(ren) at home and reverting to remote instruction for 14 days (or the current local Public Health recommendations) if we travel outside the state, or if a member of our household engages in an unsafe behavior.
  • Conducting daily health screenings and temperature checks PRIOR to sending our child(ren) to school and sending our child(ren) to school with a completed health attestation each day only if they pass.
  • Not sending our child(ren) to school if he/she is exhibiting ANY potential COVID-19 symptoms (fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, loss of taste or smell, chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, headache, body aches, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea) and complying with all requirements on the King County Public Health Screening flow chart .
  • Notifying the school office (office@holyrosaryws.org or covid@holyrosaryws.org) immediately if anyone in our household: 
    • Tests positive for COVID-19
    • Is experiencing any COVID-19 like symptoms and is being tested for COVID-19
    • Was, within the last 14 days, exposed to or in close contact* with a person who has since tested positive for COVID-19, or someone who has been advised to quarantine or isolate.
  • Speaking with our child(ren) about and promoting mask-wearing at all times while on campus and while in the presence of individuals outside our household, speaking with our child(ren) about following social distancing requirements, and reviewing proper hand-washing with our child(ren).

Thank you again for your commitment to helping us all return to in person instruction.  As a reminder, remote instruction will remain available for families who are not ready to send their student back for in person instruction.  Likewise, if you feel that you and your family cannot consistently meet these requirements, we ask that you choose for your children to remain with remote instruction.   

“Close Contact” includes anyone in one or more of the following categories:

  • Within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for a combined total of 15 minutes or more within a 24-hour period.
  • Lives in the same household as a person with COVID-19
  • Cared for a person with COVID-19
  • Has been in direct contact with saliva or other body secretions from a person with COVID-19 (for example, coughed on, kissed, shared utensils, etc.)
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