COVID-19 Updates

A Message from our COVID-19 Compliance Team - Indoor Mask Policy Update

Dear La Salle Families,

As a sign of the positive progress we’ve made as a collective community, we are happy to announce a change to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols. Per the recent announcement by the State of California and Pasadena Public Health Department, indoor mask use will no longer be required in K-12 schools in Pasadena, including La Salle College Preparatory, effective March 12, 2022. While masking indoors will continue to be recommended as a precautionary measure, use of masks indoors will be left to the discretion of each student and family on an individual basis. Below, you will find the specific guidance and update from the Pasadena Public Health Department:

  • Effective March 12, 2022 in schools and child care facilities, mask will not be required but will be strongly recommendedThis also applies to athletic teams (i.e. mask will not be required but will be strongly recommended)
  • It is strongly recommended (but not required) that students currently participating in athletic activities test on a weekly basis, as a precaution.
  • If a member of the community was recently exposed to COVID-19, or is within their modified quarantine period, they will be asked to continue to wear a medical grade face mask both indoors and outdoors until after 10 full days from exposure.

We will continue to offer testing on campus each Monday and Tuesday, and our team will continue to contact trace as each case arises. As always, we will continue to keep you informed and updated on the latest changes and updates to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols as they become available.

Thank you for your continued support as we work to keep our community healthy and safe. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at covidteam@lasallehs.org.

Sincerely,

Kate Williams & Tara Morales

COVID-19 Compliance Team


Protocols for Individuals Infected with Covid-19 - February 1, 2022

Ending Isolation: If you have symptoms

Day 0 is your first day of symptoms. Day 1 is the first full day after your symptoms developed.

You must stay home until:

  • At least 5 full days have passed since your symptoms first started and
  • You have a negative viral COVID-19 test collected on Day 5 or later and
  • You have not had a fever for at least 24 hours and
  • Your symptoms are improving
  • And No co-curricular activities until Day 11

-OR-

  • At least 10 full days have passed since your symptoms first started and
  • You have not had a fever for at least 24 hours and
  • Your symptoms are improving
  • And No co-curricular activities until Day 11

Note: If you have a repeat positive test on Day 5 or later, you must still isolate until a subsequent test is negative OR, if you choose not to test, at least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first started, you are fever free for at least 24 hours and your symptoms are improving. If you have a condition that severely weakens your immune system, you might need to stay home for longer than 10 days. Talk to your doctor for more information.

Ending Isolation: If you never develop symptoms

Day 0 is the day your positive test was taken. Day 1 is the first full day after your positive test was taken.

You must stay home until:

  • At least 5 full days have passed since the day your initial positive test was taken and
  • You have a negative viral COVID-19 test collected on Day 5 or later

-OR-

  • If you choose not to test or testing is not available, you must stay home for 10 full days after your initial positive test was taken.

Note: If you have a repeat positive test on Day 5 or later you must still isolate until a subsequent test is negative OR, if you choose not to test, at least 10 days have passed since the day of your initial positive test. If you have a condition that severely weakens your immune system, you might need to stay home for longer than 10 days. Talk to your doctor for more information.

Masking Requirement for All

Even if you are released from isolation after Day 5, you must wear a well-fitting mask over your nose and mouth when you are around others, indoors and outdoors, for a total of 10 days. This includes being around household members. See ph.lacounty.gov/masks for more information.

  • Adults should wear a well-fitting medical grade mask (surgical or respirator).
  • Children over the age of 2 should wear a well-fitting, non-cloth mask of multiple layers of non-woven material with a nose wire.

Protocols for Individuals in Close Contact with an Infected Individual - February 1, 2022

Not Required to Quarantine

The following close contacts are NOT required to quarantine and may remain in school. If you fall in this category, please bring your COVID-19 vaccination or test record when you return to school for verification, if applicable.

  • Students or staff that are up to date on COVID-19 vaccine (fully vaccinated AND boosted, or fully vaccinated and not yet booster-eligible) and do not have symptoms
  • Students or staff who tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days and do not have symptoms

Required to Quarantine but May Remain in School on Modified Quarantine

The following close contacts are not required to quarantine at home:

  • Students with a mask-on-mask exposure at school and do not have symptoms.

Required to Quarantine and Must Stay Home

If you do not fall into any of the categories above, you will need to stay at home for 5 days (since the date of last exposure) and follow the Pasadena Public Health Department Public Health Emergency Quarantine Order.

Vaccination

If you haven’t done so yet, get vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccinations remain the best way to protect against the spread of this virus and against severe disease. Make an appointment here or contact your healthcare provider to learn more.

Masking

Mask at all times for 10 days both indoor and outdoors (regardless of vaccination status), except when eating or drinking. Staff with an exposure should wear a well-fitting medical grade mask (surgical or respirator). Students with an exposure should wear a well-fitting, non-cloth mask of multiple layers of non-woven material with a nose wire.

Testing

Exposed faculty/staff who are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccine (fully vaccinated AND boosted, or fully vaccinated and not yet booster-eligible) must get tested within 3-5 days after the last date of exposure. Exposed students who are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccine (fully vaccinated AND boosted, or fully vaccinated and not yet booster-eligible) and on modified quarantine at school should test at least once within 3-5 days after the last date of exposure, and where possible, test twice, preferably soon after being notified of the exposure and on or around Day 5 after the last date of exposure. Staff and students who had a positive COVID-19 test in the past 90 days are exempt from testing.

Please use the following link to register for testing on campus: https://book.covid-testing-today.com/?LaSalleCollegePreparatorySchool

Symptoms

Monitor your health for 10 days. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, remain at home and test immediately. If you test positive for COVID-19, please isolate at home following the Pasadena Public Health Department Public Health Emergency Isolation Order and notify us. When you notify us, we can take additional steps to keep our school community safe.

Ensuring that you and our educational environment is safe is of greatest importance to us. For additional questions about Coronavirus in the City of Pasadena, please visit the Pasadena Public Health Department coronavirus webpage at cityofpasadena.net/COVID-19.

Start of School Delayed to Monday, January 10th

The start of the second semester has been delayed to Monday, January 10th. Please click here for more information.

Start of School Delay and Negative COVID-19 Test Verification - December 30th, 2021

The start of the second semester has been delayed to January 6, 2022, to accommodate for baseline testing on Monday, January 3rd, and Tuesday, January 4th. Please click here to read that message.

Athletics Spectator Update - September 13, 2021

Fall Season Sports COVID-19 Spectator Protocols - as of September 13, 2021

Note: La Salle students may attend football games and other outdoor games, after RSVP'ing using the school forms sent to their La Salle emails. Students should email deans@lasallehs.org if they have any questions.

New COVID-19 Testing Protocols and Testing Company Update - August 27, 2021

COVID-19 Testing Protocols

As mentioned in our update on Friday, August 20th, we have updated our weekly COVID-19 testing protocols. Parents of fully vaccinated students may choose to exclude their children from our weekly COVID-19 testing protocol (with the exception of athletes). If you would like to exclude your fully vaccinated child from weekly testing, please click here to submit their vaccination record. Please note that all athletes must test for COVID-19 at least 72 hours prior to their weekly competitions, or at least once a week.

COVID-19 Testing for Athletes and Individuals by Appointment

La Salle will be using the services of the company Covid Testing Today as we move forward with weekly COVID-19 testing. This new provider will need each individual to register using the following link to test on campus: https://book.covid-testing-today.com/?LaSalleCollegePreparatorySchool

It is imperative that you register before your child's testing day to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible. We apologize for the inconveniences in wait time and delayed results with the previous company. We appreciate everyone’s feedback, and hope you will continue to keep an open line of communication with our administration. If you have any questions, please email deans@lasallehs.org. Please review the testing schedule for the week of August 30th

**Volleyball will miss part of their fourth block (1st period) on Tuesday, August 31st to test on campus.

Date

Times

Team Sports (with more than 20 members)

Athletic Testing Time

Individual/Other

Testing Times

Tuesday,
Aug. 31

1:30-4:00pm

Volleyball

JV Football

1:30pm

2:30pm

3:15pm-4:00pm

Wednesday, Sept. 1

1:30-4:00pm

V Football

1:30pm

2:30pm-4:00pm

Thursday, Sept. 2

1:30-4:00pm

Cross Country

Cheer/Dance

2:30pm

3:00pm

3:30pm-4:00pm

Recent Updates (as of 8/23/21)

August 3, 2021: Return to Campus Safety Plan Message sent to all current families, faculty and staff. Health screening information and back-to-school testing were also included in this important email. Click here to review this message.

August 12, 2021: Our Back-to-School and First Day of School Reminder message was sent to all families and students.

August 20, 2021: COVID-19 Testing Protocol Update

August 23, 2021: Weekly Health and Wellness Update

Weekly Health and Wellness Update Messages

Below, you'll find our Weekly Health and Wellness Updates sent to all La Salle parents. Please email deans@lasallehs.org if you have any questions about our weekly updates.

Return to Campus Safety Plan

August 3, 2021: our initial Return to Campus Safety Plan was sent to all current families, faculty and staff. This document will be updated regularly, due to the fast-paced nature of COVID-19. All updates to this plan, along with the revised PDF, will be shared below.

Click here to review our Return to Campus Safety Plan - V1.

Athletic Updates and Protocols

Fall Season Sports COVID-19 Spectator Protocols - as of August 20, 2021

Note: La Salle students may attend football games and other outdoor games, after RSVP'ing using the school forms sent to their La Salle emails. Students should email deans@lasallehs.org if they have any questions.

Message from School Leadership

August 2, 2021: our School President Perry Martin and Principal Jamal Adams affirmed our ongoing commitment to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. Click here to read this important message from our school leaders.

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