SHSA COVID-19 Guidelines
SHS Student COVID-19 Procedures
- The state of Kentucky has now adopted the new CDC guidelines requiring only 10 days of quarantine for individuals who have been identified as being exposed to Covid-19 and exhibit no symptoms.
- Additionally, an exposed individual may only quarantine for seven days if they exhibit no symptoms AND have a negative Covid test taken on or after day five of their exposure.
- The state is still recommending 14 days if the exposed individual will be around people that are considered high-risk.
- If a student tests positive for COVID-19: If a student tests positive for COVID-19, their parent should contact their school immediately. The student will be required to stay home for at minimum 10 days. In order to return to in-person instruction on campus, the student must be symptom-free, without fever-reducing medication for at least their final 24 hours of being home. They may be asked to provide SHS with a negative test result or a release to return to school from their physician or the Health Department.
- If a student reports/exhibits COVID-19 symptoms: If a student reports or exhibits COVID-19 symptoms, their parent should contact their healthcare provider immediately. Once the student’s parent has direction from their physician, their parent should contact their child’s school. The student will be required to stay home as long as they are symptomatic. In order to return to in-person instruction, the student must be symptom-free without fever-reducing medication, for a minimum of 24 hours. We encourage students who are symptomatic to submit a COVID-19 test to their healthcare provider, however they are not required.
- If a student has been told of possible exposure to COVID-19: If a student has been told of a possible exposure to COVID-19, their parent should contact their child’s school immediately. The school will require the student to stay home for at least 10 days. In order to return to in-person instruction, the student must be symptom-free, without fever-reducing medication for at least their final 24 hours of being home. If the student develops COVID-19 symptoms while in quarantine, they should contact their physician immediately followed by their parent alerting their child’s school.
Updated 8/13/2020SHS Communication Protocols Regarding COVID-19
- If your child is exposed to a person at SHS who is COVID-19 positive, an exposure email will be sent directly to you from Paul Kichler, Vice President of Operations, as part of the contact-tracing protocol, informing you that your child was exposed due to direct contact. Direct contact is defined as within 6ft for 15 minutes collectively throughout a 24 hour period.
- The name of the person who tested positive cannot be given for privacy reasons. HIPAA guidelines must and will be followed.
- Each school principal or director will send a health advisory email to those who were in the same class(s) but who were not a direct contact.
|July 24, 2020 Update|
We are quickly approaching the reopening of our campus and afterschool programming for students both on campus and in the community. Our leadership team has been meeting weekly throughout the summer to stay abreast of changing guidelines and how our school can adapt to continue to meet the needs of our students. The guidelines have included research from guidance from our local and state health departments, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), National Arts Organizations as well as collaboration with multiple health professionals and other administrators and educators, to put new measures in place to protect our students. Our office, teaching and custodial staff will be limiting traffic within our buildings daily while adhering to a strict cleaning schedule of each used space to ensure that all support pieces are in alignment with safety measures.
Our daytime arts integration schedule will follow that of each school on campus respectively (SHP, SHMS and SHA). Our afterschool programming will begin Monday, August 17th and will conclude December 4th with our makeup weeks being December 7th- 18th. We have chosen to limit class sizes in each department and relocate our larger classes to allow for proper social distancing guidelines.
We understand that every family is not able to attend in-person instruction at this time, and for that reason we offer both in-person and virtual instruction for lessons/classes in the Music, Art and Dance Department. To register for in-person classes, you can follow normal procedures of signing up through our online system via our website.
For a virtual option, please email or call our office and we will register your child. Prior to the first day of class, we will email you the link to connect and participate. Virtual Art classes will include a delivered package of materials needed for the semester. Our Drama Department will begin all class productions in person as we are still planning for a limited seating live production this semester. Seating will be open to parents of children enrolled in the class to first; afterwards we will open any remaining seating to our community. We will reduce seating down to stay within the CDC Guidelines and that of our state’s directive at the time of the performance. All of our productions will also include a virtual streaming option for family and friends who would like to view the performance but are unable to attend in person. As we continue to monitor guidelines throughout the semester, our teaching staff is prepared to transition to virtual instruction should the need arise. Our office will work with each family to ensure that your child’s needs continue to be met.
For our on-campus families who attend Sacred Heart Preschool and Sacred Heart Model School, we will continue to provide bus transportation to our classes. Students will be brought to our building no more than ten minutes prior to the start of their lesson or class. Bus transportation ends at 4:30pm daily. Students attending SHMS can return to Afterschool care after their lesson/class. Students attending SHP can not return to SHP after their lesson/class. Please reach out to our office and we can help guide your decision to choosing the best class for your schedule.
Additional COVID-19 Guidelines are listed on the SHSA website detailing our arrival/dismissal procedures, PPE Requirements, Screening and Cleaning Procedures and other pertinent details. We truly appreciate your continued support and feedback throughout this journey as we prepare to see your children’s smiling faces again soon. They are the light that will shine on this campus, in our community and throughout the world.
|July 13, 2020 Update|
Below please find the current (as of July 13, 2020) overview of the health and safety measures Sacred Heart School for the Arts will be implementing for the safe reopening of school, addressing how we will protect our students, staff, families, and personnel from the spread of Covid-19. These procedures are fluid and based on guidance from the Archdiocese of Louisville, city, and state officials and the medical community at large.
Arrival and Dismissal:
Arrival: Building/ Students
*See sick policy in the 2020-2021 handbook for further instructions.
Students will enter using the following doorways –
Dismissal: Building/ Students
After School Activities
Movement once a student enters the building during the school day –
The student’s name should be clearly labeled on each mask.SHSA students registered for class by August 1st will receive a complimentary mask with our school logo.
Cleaning and Sanitizing:
Screening and Illness:
At this time, students will begin the 2020-2021 academic year in-person with the expectation that specific health and safety procedures will be required. Parents may choose to have their child(ren) participate with their class(es) in digital learning for the entirety of the 2020 Season for classes that allow. For Digital Options, please contact our office before registering.
Fall Season of Productions
SHSA has altered the Fall Production Schedule allowing for double casting and two live performances per class. All productions will be streamed, and virtual tickets will be available for purchase via our office and online. Limited Live tickets will be released to parents of enrolled students first, then to the community as seating allows within CDC guidelines. Once all tickets are sold, no additional seats will be added for the scheduled performance. Our Annual Nutcracker performance will only have virtual ticket sales this season.