2022-2023 Guidelines

  • The strongest recommendations continue to be vaccinations and the wearing of face coverings.
  • Face coverings will be recommended at Holy Cross, but not required.
    • Two caveats: the school will follow any requirements of the parish in attending Mass; if a classroom experiences a COVID outbreak, requiring face coverings will be reconsidered.
  • Equally critical is for families to NOT send their child to school if he/she is sick.
  • While morning health checks at the school are discontinued, please continue to monitor your child's health
  • Social distancing and cohorting are no longer required
  • Morning and afternoon recesses will not have separate sections; though, the play structure will still be assigned for safety reasons
  • Grades 5 - 8 will eat in the School Hall in assigned areas
  • Middle School electives are still being discussed with the MS team
  • Cohorting may also be reconsidered if a class experiences a COVID outbreak
  • Continued emphasis on hand sanitizing and hand washing, particularly before and after lunch/recess
  • Volunteers are welcomed back into the classrooms: proof of vaccination is required by the Oregon Health Authority
  • See below for more information
  • Exclusion from school for 5 days is still required by the Oregon Health Authority if a student or staff:
    • Has a positive COVID diagnosis - day zero is from symptom on-set or positive COVID test
    • Has 2+ primary COVID symptoms
    • Primary symptoms are fever, cough, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, and recent loss of taste and smell
  • Excluded until a negative COVID test and fever free; OR 5-day isolation if positive COVID test; OR not tested
  • COVID Testing
    • BinaxNow testing will be available on-site and administered by request or on a case-by-case basis.
    • iHealth Self-Testing kits will be available on a more limited basis
    • Family Notification: an email will be sent to families if a student or staff member tests positive for COVID from that class

Help Us Catch Early Issues

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Stay Home If..

Stay at home if your child has any of these symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, fever, flu-like symptoms, nausea, diarrhea, loss of smell and taste.

If your child has any of these symptoms, consult your child's doctor and if recommended, get a COVID test. Reminder: these tests are FREE at Roosevelt Heath Clinic for all children in Multnomah County.

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Parent Volunteers

If you are volunteering, please keep these all guidelines in mind before coming to school.  This is necessary so we can continue to operate without interruption.  If necessary, please always err on the side of caution . . .   Please keep the need of greater good of paramount importance.

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Still Unsure?

If you are unsure, please feel free to contact Julie Johnson at 503-289-3010. As stated earlier, please err on the side of caution and put the greater good first.

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