1.5.22

  • Upcoming Events for January
  • Save the Date letter from the HSA.
  • Reminder – Catholic Schools Week is January 30th to February 5th. A schedule of exciting activities and dress down opportunities to follow.

Inclement Weather – We are experiencing difficulties with our School Messenger program that sends out a mass text to all families in the event of a school emergency. 

In the event of a school closing, an email will go out to all SLS Staff and Families no later than 6 am. 

In addition, please find the updated Covid information from the Archdiocese of Newark, Superintendent, Monsignor Thomas J. McDade, E.D. Superintendent.

CDC Guidelines for Abbreviated Isolation and Quarantine Do Not Apply at This Time to Schools:  On 12/27/2021, the CDC announced a Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population that shortened the recommended time for isolation and quarantine.  https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html  It is important to note that this guidance does NOT currently apply to school settings. The CDC is updating guidance for schools and other specific settings to consider how updated isolation and quarantine timeframes should be applied in these locations.  Once the CDC guidance for schools is released, the NJ Department of Health will review and/or update NJ guidance for schools.

For the NJDOH update of 12/30/2021 explaining this important distinction and links to the NJDOH 12/15/2021 guidance, which is still in effect, please see:

https://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/isolation_quarantine_K12.pdf

 

Recommendations for Very High COVID-19 Activity Levels (Red):  All four counties of the Archdiocese currently are classified as RED, meaning that they have very high Covid-19 Activity Levels. Please review your current mitigation strategies, and revise as needed to ensure sufficient distancing, limiting of student and staff interaction, and effective cohorts. NJDOH recommends that in addition to following current NJDOH guidance, K-12 schools located in regions with very high COVID-19 CALI activity levels.Save the Date-2022 January Upcoming Events