Lincoln Pius X Catholic High School

Return to School Plan

Pius X currently plans to open school on Aug. 17 with all students attending a full day with masks requred.

2020-21 School Year Plans

In light of the current pandemic, it is fitting that the Pius X High School administration set into place unique operating plans for the 2020-21 school year. These plans are intended to provide the best information possible as the school year begins to give parents, teachers and students guidance on what will be expected. Given the evolving nature of COVID-19 in Lincoln and throughout the world, these plans are subject to change as circumstances dictate. The administration will make every effort to effectively communicate changes through email, the school’s website, and when appropriate, through its mass-texting communication system.

Additional School Year Information

Parent Waiver – Coming soon
Symptom Monitoring – Coming soon

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Families at Pius X may request Remote Learning for their student. The following two documents must be read, agreed to and signed, then returned to Assistant Principal Terry Kathol at terry.kathol@piusx.net.

Families of Pius X High School are invited to apply for tuition relief only if the family has been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g., loss or reduction of income, loss of business, or extra medical bills). This is for tuition relief for the 2019/2020 academic year. Learn More

Return to School Plan

Because COVID-19 is a new (novel) virus, there is a wide variety of perspectives and information about the virus, how it is spread, and how to contain the spread. This plan is informed by the following guiding principles:

  • Medical and operational responses are based on input from:
    • An advisory team of local medical experts that includes pulmonologists, a pathologist, administrators from St. Elizabeth and Bryan/LGH, and representatives from the Lincoln/Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD);
    • The Lincoln/Lancaster County Health Department directives and input as requested
    • Information and guidance provided by The Centers for Disease Control (https://www.cdc.gov)
  • How COVID is spread:
    • Mainly person-to-person through respiratory droplets
    • Aerosols, droplets that are so tiny as to remain in the air, are considered a source of spread
    • Surface transmission is possible, but not thought to be the main source of spread
    • Transmission can happen through asymptomatic carriers
    • Close contact—defined by 15 minutes or more of contact less than 6 feet apart without a face covering
  • How the spread of COVID is best mitigated:
    • Universal face covering
    • Physical distancing
    • Good hand hygiene (washing, using hand sanitizer, avoid touching face)
    • Regular disinfecting
    • Symptom monitoring and exclusion as necessary
    • Adjustments to policy/procedures and building environment
  • Attending school full-time, in person, is the preferred method of instruction and has spiritual, social and economic benefits. Under guidance from the LLCHD with respect to the COVID dial, the school will adjust its plans according to the most current risk levels in the community.
  • With total fidelity to a well-conceived plan, the risk of COVID spread in a school can be reduced. Of course, fidelity to the plan will require buy-in and compliance with school rules from all staff, students and families.
  • Parents who are concerned about their student’s safety should be provided an opportunity to choose remote learning for their child.

1. Universal Face Coverings

1.1. All school personnel and students must wear a face covering (as defined in 1.2) at all times when inside the school building, except in those cases outlined below (1.3-1.5).
1.2. An approved face covering has the following characteristics: 1.2.1.Provides complete coverage of the nasal opening and mouth.
1.2.2. Is constructed with materials that are consistent with CDC guidelines including multiple layers
1.2.3. Is tasteful in its appearance and does not contain potentially offensive or political messaging with words or symbols
1.3. Student face coverings can be removed during physical exercise (during Physical Education classes or extra-curricular activities), when eating lunch, and when outdoors.
1.4. Staff members must always wear a face covering when in their classroom with students. They can opt to wear a face shield while teaching, provided they are no closer than 6 feet to any student. Staff can remove their face coverings when alone in their classroom (or office). At-risk or vulnerable staff are strongly recommended to wear a mask throughout the day.

2. Physical Distancing

2.1. When wearing a face covering and inside the building, all staff and students shall strive to maintain physical distance (greater than 3 ft) to the extent possible.
2.2. When not wearing a face covering (while eating or during exercise), all staff and students shall observe a minimum physical distance no less than 6 ft apart.
2.3. When outdoors and not wearing a face covering, students and staff shall strive to maintain physical distance of greater than 6 ft.
2.4. Students will not be permitted to access their school lockers during passing periods.
2.5. When gathering in the Commons (such as before/after school or during Senior Open), students must observe the designated seating locations.
2.6. Students will not be permitted to enter the hallways prior to 7:45 am (8:45 am on Mondays) unless they have a written pass, and will be encouraged to remain outdoors until 7:45. Students in the Commons must sit in designated seats. Students will be able to purchase and eat breakfast in the Commons or outside.
2.7. Students will be able to access their lockers before first period, but will be expected to proceed immediately to their first period classroom as quickly as reasonably possible.
2.8. During passing periods, students will be expected to observe the designated traffic patterns.
2.9. The school will not assemble large groups of students in a common space (such as the gym, chapel, LPAC, or Commons) unless it is possible to maintain physical distance of 3 ft or more.
2.10. Lunch will be eaten in individual classrooms, or when possible outside, in order to maximize physical distance.

3. Good hand hygiene

3.1. Students will be required to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer when entering a classroom.
3.2. Students will be expected to avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth.
3.3. The school will provide signage throughout the building to remind students of good hand hygiene practices.
3.4. The school will provide signage in all restrooms to remind students of proper way to wash hands with soap and water.
3.5. The school will provide signage to remind students to cough and sneeze into tissue or elbow, and to wash hands as soon as possible after.
3.6. Teachers will regularly remind students about good hand hygiene practices.
3.7. The school will provide hand sanitizer at all entrances and near places of frequent public contact such as copy machines, water fountains, telephones, etc.
3.8. Teachers will limit the sharing of classroom supplies to the extent reasonably possible.

4. Regular disinfecting

4.1. Commonly touched public surfaces (such as desks, countertops, door handles, light switches, etc) will be disinfected at least twice daily, at mid-day and each night.
4.2. Weight room equipment will be disinfected between uses by students, and the entire weight room and locker room will be disinfected daily.
4.3. The school will install and maintain an ionization system in its air handler units to remove droplets from the air.
4.4. The maintenance staff will check and replace air filters at least monthly to ensure air quality.

5. Symptom Monitoring and Exclusion

5.1. The school will regularly educate all parents, students and staff on the common symptoms associated with COVID-19:

  • 5.1.1. Any one of
  • 5.1.1.1. Fever over 100 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 5.1.1.2. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (seek immediate medical attention)
  • 5.1.1.3. New onset of dry cough
  • 5.1.1.4. Loss of taste or smell
  • 5.1.2. OR any two of
  • 5.1.2.1. Chills longer than two hours
  • 5.1.2.2. Congestion and/or runny nose
  • 5.1.2.3. Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • 5.1.2.4. Sort throat
  • 5.1.2.5. Headache
  • 5.1.2.6. Muscle pain

5.2. The school will suspend its attendance policy for COVID-related symptoms or absences so as not to put pressure on parents and students to attend school when symptomatic.
5.3. The school will extend available sick leave for staff so as not to put pressure on staff to come to school when symptomatic.
5.4. Parents are required to sign a COVID-19 Student Acknowledgement form indicating:

  • 5.4.1.Awareness of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 (as described in 5.1 above)
  • 5.4.2.A commitment to daily monitor their student(s) for the symptoms before school
  • 5.4.3.A commitment to check their student(s) temperature before school
  • 5.4.4.A commitment to keep their student(s) home if any of the symptoms are present or a temperature exceeds 100 degrees F.

5.5. Staff members are required to monitor their symptoms each morning, including a temperature check, before coming to school. If any of associated symptoms are present, the staff member will call the school immediately, and stay home while seeking medical advice.
5.6. If a student or staff member begins to exhibit symptoms during the day, the following measures will be taken:

  • 5.6.1. The staff will be immediately removed from the classroom and sent home.
  • 5.6.2. The student will be immediately removed from the classroom and sent to an isolation room for a “no-touch” temperature check. The school nurse or office staff will contact parents. The student will be required to wear a mask until arrangements are made to safely transport the student home.
  • 5.6.3. The nurse or staff who monitors the isolation room will be required to wear an N95 mask when students are present, will disinfect all surfaces after a student leaves, and will dispose of gloves between contact with students.

5.7. Guided by an attempt to limit the potential for spread of COVID among the school community, Pius X may exclude students and staff from attendance for a period of 14 calendar days if one or more of the following conditions exist:

  • 5.7.1.The student or staff has shown symptoms associated with COVID or has tested positive
  • 5.7.2.The student or staff has had close contact (as defined on page 1) with an individual who has tested positive or has recently had COVID symptoms
  • 5.7.3.The student or staff has recently travelled from a location the CDC has deemed a “hot spot” for COVID

5.8. A student or staff member who has been excluded from attendance will be allowed to return with approval from the LLCHD, according to CDC guidance within the following categories:

  • 5.8.1. An exposed student or staff was not tested (all three conditions must be met unless approved to return in writing by the individual’s health care provider)
  • 5.8.1.1. Fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine
  • 5.8.1.2. Other symptoms have improved (such as cough or shortness of breath)
  • 5.8.1.3. Ten calendar days have passed since symptoms first appeared

5.8.2. The student or staff experienced symptoms and tested positive for COVID (all three conditions must be met)

  • 5.8.2.1. Fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine
  • 5.8.2.2. Other symptoms have improved (such as cough or shortness of breath)
  • 5.8.2.3. Ten calendar days have passed since symptoms first appeared

5.8.3. The student or staff experienced symptoms and tested negative for COVID (both conditions must be met)

  • 5.8.3.1. Fever free without the use of fever-reducing medicine
  • 5.8.3.2. Other symptoms have improved (such as cough or shortness of breath)

5.8.4. The student or staff did NOT experience symptoms and tested positive for COVID (all three conditions must be met)

  • 5.8.4.1. Fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine
  • 5.8.4.2. Any symptoms that develop have improved (such as cough or shortness of breath)
  • 5.8.4.3. Ten calendar days have passed since symptoms first appeared

5.9. Students who are excluded from attendance will be provided an opportunity for remote learning (see Remote Learning on page 12 for further details)

The school will conduct its daily operations based on the consideration of either or both of the following factors:

  1. The Lincoln/Lancaster County Health Department’s (LLCHD) COVID Risk Dial (https://lincoln.ne.gov/city/covid19/)
  2. Substantiated evidence of active spread of COVID within the school community

The LLCHD updates its COVID Risk Dial (referred hereon as “the Dial”) every week on Friday afternoon. A representative of the LLCHD will inform the administration of any changes to the Dial on Friday mornings. This will allow the school to prepare for any operational adjustments as a result of the new level. The school will communicate any operational adjustments to staff, students and families after 3 pm on Friday. These adjustments will be in effect for the following week and last until the Dial changes again. The table below outlines the general policies from pages 2-4 that will be in effect according to the Dial.

risk of spreadCommunication

During the pandemic, effective communication with the wide variety of constituents (students, staff, families, LLCHD, diocesan leadership) will be critical. The school will implement a communication plan as outlined below.

General communication:

  • The principal will be the school’s primary contact for responding to COVID He can be reached via email (tom.korta@piusx.net) or phone (402-488-0931).
  • The school will electronically provide this “Return to School Plan” to all staff and parents in English, Spanish and Vietnamese through email and on the school website.
  • The principal will utilize email to communicate adjustments to the plan as necessary.

Reporting cases of COVID or suspected cases:

  • Parents must contact the main office (402-488-0931) if their son or daughter is symptomatic, must quarantine or has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Staff receiving the phone call will record symptoms and report them to the school nurse
  • In the context of a positive case, the school nurse will report the names and symptoms to LLCHD
  • The school nurse will supply LLCHD with any requested information about potential exposure and contact tracing
  • The school will not provide to other parents the names or class schedules/activities of students who have tested positive unless directed to do so by LLCHD and approved by legal counsel

The school will communicate through its website the number of cases similar to the table below:

 

Communication with students:

  • The school will utilize PA announcements to communicate with students who are present at school.
  • Students who are excluded from attendance will be responsible for accessing the school website to receive daily announcements.
  • Teachers will communicate with students who are excluded from attendance via their Office 365 Students who are excluded from attendance and feeling well enough to do so, and/or participating in remote learning, will be expected to check their email at least once per day.
  • Teachers will utilize PowerSchool Learning to provide instructional materials for students who are excluded from attendance (see pages 11-14 regarding remote learning).

Communication with parents:

  • The school will utilize email and the school website as the primary ongoing means of communicating with parents about operational concerns regarding COVID-19.
  • If a change in the Dial necessitates an adjustment in attendance/instruction for the student body, the school will utilize email and its mass messaging service to notify parents
  • The school nurse (or other designee) will call parents if a student becomes symptomatic during the school day

Communication with LLCHD:

  • The principal will contact the LLCHD for guidance as needed in response to situations that are not directly covered in the school’s plan
  • The LLCHD will contact the principal with updates to the status of the Dial
  • The school nurse will make a daily report of COVID cases to the LLCHD and assist with contact tracing

Events and Assemblies

The following table lists the events and assemblies that are scheduled during the first semester and indicates how they will be handled depending on the Dial at the time they are scheduled.

Eating healthy meals plays a role in resisting the effects of COVID. Though the act of eating food requires the removal of the face covering, reasonable steps can be taken to mitigate the risk of the spread of COVID while providing nutritious meals and snacks.

Breakfast and SAS (Snacks After School)

  • Both Breakfast and SAS will be made available to students before and after school in the Commons and, to the extent possible, outside
  • Students who are not actively eating will be required to wear masks at all times
  • Students will be required to sit on spaces marked for seating and observe the gathering limits set for each table in the Commons
  • Students will be encouraged to eat outside when possible
  • While waiting in line to purchase food, students will have to observe the markings on the floor for social distancing

Lunch

  • Depending on weather, lunch will be served at Aldrich Field 1-2 times per week
  • On days when lunch is not served at Aldrich Field, teachers may elect to have lunch eaten in the classroom or the class may, as a cohort, eat at a designated spot outdoors
  • Classes will not dismiss all at once for lunch, but rather will dismiss in succession to allow for social distancing
  • Lunch periods will consist of two “double periods” (AB and CD) to allow for extended time in getting the food and/or walking to Aldrich Field
  • When outdoors, students can remove their masks as long as they observe 6 feet social distancing
  • When eating indoors, teachers are to follow precautions such as those listed below:
    • Ensure all desks are facing the same direction
    • Expect students to eat quietly without speaking or laughing loudly until masked
    • Alternate which students are eating if possible to extend physical distancing
    • Permit students to spread out within the room and potentially into adjoining rooms or spaces to maximize physical distancing
    • When possible, open windows to allow fresh air into the room

Modified Attendance Plan (MAP)

Throughout the school year, the school administration will be in communication with the LLCHD to share the number of cases of COVID at Pius, to assist in contact tracing for any student or staff with COVID,  and to receive information regarding the spread of COVID in the Lincoln community. It is possible that after consultation with LLCHD, Pius X would move to a modified attendance plan (MAP) outlined below for either of the following reasons:

  1. *High risk of COVID spread in the Lincoln community that is deemed to put the Pius community at a similar high risk, or
  2. An indication of COVID being spread at Pius X High School to a degree that necessitates the MAP based on the advice of the LLCHD.

*A COVID dial in the orange range will NOT automatically trigger a modified attendance plan

In the MAP, the goal will be to reduce the density of the student population in the school building while maintaining enough student contact to support remote instruction. All students will be required to physically attend school for two half days each week, depending on last name (see table below). Class periods will be 65 minutes long, to allow extra time for instruction and assessment. Any lessons on a student’s non-attendance day will be delivered via Powerschool Learning as outlined in the Remote Learning Plan on pages 12-15.

The schedule for the week will be as follows:

Remaining physically active is not only beneficial for overall health, but may play a role in reducing the physical effects of COVID. Further, team activities teach important lifelong skills while providing a positive social outlet.  For this reason, the school will continue to offer extra-curricular activities in a manner consistent with guidance from the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) and the LLCHD.  The focus for the school will be on maintaining student health and providing for a safe place for our students to enjoy extra-curricular activities.

The following are key policies that will govern Pius X’s involvement in extra-curricular activities:

1. Face covering

1.1. The requirement for face coverings may be suspended when students are actively engaged in exercise
1.2. Students are required to wear face coverings when going to and from practices, when attending team meetings, and when sitting on the bench during a competition
1.3. Coaches must wear a face covering at all times when not at least 6 ft away from all players and coaches

2. Physical Distancing

2.1. Coaches must maintain 6 ft distance between students as much as reasonably possible
2.2. Team benches should be marked to provide at least 3 ft between players who are masked on the bench, and 6 ft separation for players who are unmasked
2.3. Coaches should prohibit unnecessary hand-to-hand contact between players, such as high fives, fist bumps and handshakes

3. Good hand hygiene

3.1. When practical, students should have an opportunity to wash/disinfect hands after sharing equipment with others
3.2. Before each practice, coaches should pre-teach the following:
3.2.1. Remind students of social distancing expectations
3.2.2. Remind students to wear masks when sitting out of practice or competition
3.2.3. Remind students to avoid touching their faces during practice, and
3.3. Coaches should monitor students and correct them as necessary to comply with the safety protocols

4. Regular disinfecting

4.1. Coaches should take extra precautions to disinfect shared equipment and commonly touched surfaces after each practice.

5. Symptom monitoring

5.1. Students will have their temperature taken prior to each practice or competition, and not be allowed to participate if the temperature exceeds 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
5.2. Coaches will be expected to prohibit participation by students who have COVID-related symptoms as outlined on page 3. It will be important to not apply pressure (implicitly or explicitly) to attend practice or games when symptomatic. If a student answers “yes” to any of the self-screening question in the COVID-19 Student Acknowledgment form, the student shall not attend practice or games until she/he has cleared the protocol for return as outlined in section 5.8 of the policies above.

6. Spectators (including parents) might be limited or denied access as necessary to protect the participants, coaches and/or school community, and may be required to wear a mask to enter any indoor or outdoor facility.

7. Students who are enrolled at Pius but elect to utilize remote learning are eligible to participate in extra-curricular activities provided they follow the school’s ordinary eligibility requirements regarding the number of credits and maintaining the necessary grades.

8. Team dinners and other non-essential team gatherings are prohibited.

It is possible that either a portion of the student population or the entire school will be required to use remote learning to continue instruction. Students who elect a remote learning environment will commit to daily work in each of their classes as if attending school in person. If, for any reason, a student is not able to learn in a face-to-face setting, the following expectations will be in place for the teachers.

1. Learning Management System

1.1. All teachers are expected to use Powerschool Learning (PSL) as their learning management system
1.2. All teachers will format their PSL classes in a manner identified by the administration.
1.3. At the beginning of the school year, teachers will show students how to navigate their PSL page
1.4. At the beginning of the school year teachers will ensure training is provided to all students regarding:
1.4.1. How to name documents that they upload to PSL or email as submission of an assignment
1.4.2. How to upload assignments into PSL
1.4.3. How to scan written documents in order to upload into PSL or email to a teacher
1.4.4. How to check Powerschool Gradebook for missing assignments, quizzes, or tests
1.5. By the end of Sunday evening each week teachers will have posted, at minimum, an agenda for the upcoming week. This agenda, which may be updated during PLC time on Monday morning, will include:
1.5.1. Homework assignments due within the week
1.5.2. Tests and Quizzes due within the week
1.5.3. Notes presented in class
1.5.4. Other media used for the presentation of material
1.6. By 5 pm of each school day teachers will provide
1.6.1. Links in PSL to any materials used for class that day
1.6.2. A link in PSL to assignments to be completed by students as a result of that day’s lesson. Students will have a minimum of 24 hours to complete daily assignments
1.7. If a teacher adds any assignments or quizzes to the weekly agenda after 9 am on Monday, the student must be allowed at least 36 hours’ notice before the work is due. No projects or tests may be added to the week’s agenda after 9 am on Monday.

2. Teachers will record, and post in PSL, the audio and video of at least one class period per day (unless a period is strictly a “reading day” or individual work day)

3. Teachers will develop a system for the electronic collection of work/late work
3.1. Information on this system will be posted in the teacher’s PSL page
3.2. The teacher will regularly review with students the procedures for submitting work/late work
3.3. If accepting work via email, the teacher will instruct students to utilize a common subject line that is to include:
3.3.1. The title of the assignment being turned in
3.3.2. The student’s name
3.3.3. The class period to which the student belongs
4. Teachers will monitor attendance rosters each day to identify students who:
4.1. Are not in school due to having COVID-like symptoms
4.2. Are not in school due to quarantine
5. Teachers will daily monitor the effort of those students who are engaged in remote learning (as evidenced by time spent in PSL and work completed) and communicate to the Main Office a list of those students who fail to show sufficient effort (See Attendance below).
6. Teachers will communicate policies to parents regarding the submission of late homework by each of the groups indicated in 4.1-4.2 above.
7. Teachers will notify parents through an automated ARP system when an assignment has not been turned in on the due date and enter a zero in the gradebook.
8. Teachers will have student work checked/corrected in a timely manner (determined by the length and complexity of the task assigned) to allow for proactive communication of any missing work.
9. At least once weekly, each teacher will provide an online session to meet with remote learning students and answer questions.
10. All teachers will be required to effectively communicate to the parents of their students (in writing, via email and/or on a teacher webpage) the policies and procedures that will govern their course, especially where those policies may differ for students engaged in remote learning.

1. All students are expected to log in to Powerschool Learning (PSL) each day and show sufficient effort in each class.
2. Any student who is absent from school is expected to use PSL to access work due during their absence.
3. All students are expected to check their Office 365 email account each day
4. All students are expected to check the Powerschool Gradebook for missing work prior to contacting a teacher for this information.
5. Assessing student learning and providing feedback is an important part of instruction. The teacher will assess student learning in the following manner:
5.1. For students who are engaged in remote learning due to quarantine or a school-wide decision to engage in a modified attendance plan
5.1.1. The teacher may provide an alternative, low-stakes assessment that is different from students who are physically in attendance and will carry less weight
5.1.2. The teacher may provide the option for the student to take the same assessment upon the student’s return for the same weight as was applied to students who are physically in attendance
5.2. For students who elect to engage in remote learning on a permanent basis
5.2.1. The student will have to attend a designated assessment center outside of regular school hours. The assessment center will require masks, conduct symptom monitoring, disinfect surfaces and strictly maintain social distancing
5.2.2. The student will take the same assessment as students who are physically in attendance

Some of the student’s expectations in the remote learning environment will depend on the reason for not attending in-person instruction. This plan identifies three potential categories of students:

  1. The student who is ill (with COVID, with the COVID symptoms indicated on page 3, or any other illness)
  2. The student who is forced to quarantine but is not actively symptomatic*
  3. The student who has chosen remote learning on a permanent basis

The following table identifies the various expectations for each of the three categories.

1. Parents will inform the school regarding any attendance issues that will require remote learning.

2. Parents will be expected to read and follow the class expectations that each teacher will communicate at the start of the year, including:

  • 2.1. Grading policies
  • 2.2. Pacing expectations
  • 2.3. Expectations regarding students with accessing electronic communication platforms (PSL and O365)
  • 2.4. Expectations regarding viewing daily lessons

3. Parents will support the classroom teacher by ensuring their child maintains pacing with students in the face-to-face classroom

4. Parents are encouraged to have students make the first contact with a teacher to address issues related to remote learning. Usually the teacher and student can resolve the issue together. If, after this first attempt, the student does not feel the issue was resolved, the parent can make contact with the teacher.

5. If a parent elects to utilize remote learning on a permanent basis (not due to quarantine, COVID exclusion or a school-wide modified attendance plan), the parent will be expected to sign an agreement that includes the following agreements:

  • 5.1. To engage in training the school deems necessary to help support a student’s learning at home
  • 5.2. To notify the school when the student cannot “be in attendance” as outlined below
  • 5.3. To ensure the student has adequate access to the internet and a computer or other network-capable device
  • 5.4. That the parent understands and accepts the policies that are part of remote learning

There is a variety of reasons for parents to choose remote learning for their child.  With this difficult choice comes the added responsibility of ensuring that their child stays current with those students who are receiving face-to-face instruction. To that end, the school has set in place the following expectations for students who have chosen a remote learning setting:

  1. Daily attendance is expected
  2. Attendance will be monitored for each class through student activity in PSL. Acceptable activity may include actively opening links, watching lesson videos, and accessing or submitting assignments
  3. Parents must report any illness to the school on the day(s) that a student is too ill to complete school work
  4. A student should expect to work on a class for at least 30 minutes each day.
  5. A student who fails to show engaged activity in PSL will be marked absent for that class.
  6. Parents and students will be notified by the school, in writing, after a fifth absence is recorded.
  7. Ten absences from a course in any one semester will result in loss of credit for that semester.
  8. If extenuating circumstances require special consideration, a student may file a Student Absence Exception Form, which will be considered by the Administrative This form will be mailed to the home with instructions on how to complete it.
  9. Attendance will not be counted for days in which a student reports symptoms of COVID (as outlined above).

Revision of Plan; Compliance with Plan

This 2020-2021 School Year Plan may be subject to revision in the sole discretion of the Pius X Catholic High School Administration. All revisions to the 2020-2021 School Year Plan will be promptly communicated to students, parents, and staff. All students, parents, and staff are expected to comply with the rules and protocols described in this Return to School Plan.

Compliance with the rules and protocols outlined above is critical for the health and safety of our students and staff. Intentional non-compliance by students may result in disciplinary action up to and including expulsion. Intentional non-compliance by staff may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.