Policy Updates During COVID-19
Please review the Carondelet High School Student Handbook for more information on our mission, vision, and philosophy; academic programs and policies; student activities and services; and behavior expectations. The following updates are related to COVID-19 and will be in place until further notice.
For more information on our Flexible Learning Plan and health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19, please visit CarondeletHS.org/COVID19.
This notice is to inform you of the steps that Carondelet and De La Salle will take to maintain health and safety, with the understanding that we cannot guarantee that your students (both Carondelet and De La Salle students) being on campus will be free from the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. We ask that you partner with us in understanding how you and your student can help reduce the risk of transmission by staying current on information about the virus provided by public health officials and experts, and acknowledging that by sending your student to our campus, there is an unavoidable risk that you and your student may become infected with COVID-19. We will continue to send out guidance to you as we receive it from our public health experts and authorities. Parents, students, and employees are responsible to familiarize themselves with, and comply with, these county health guidelines:
Contra Costa County Schools: 2020 – 21 Reopening Guidelines
Contra Costa Health Service Website
Recording of Classes During Pandemic
Classes may be recorded and archived until the end of the current school year for instructional purposes during the pandemic. Further information regarding our policy on Communication, Publications, and Photos can be found below in section 2.3.3 in the Student Handbook.
During hybrid and face to face instruction, cell phones and wireless earbuds are allowed on campus as long as they are used appropriately and do not cause a distraction. During class time, students are expected to silence their phone and store them in their backpacks. We are not using classroom cell phone pockets/holders at this time. Earbuds must be put away during class time. During distance learning, cell phones must not become a distraction. All cell phone use must adhere to the Acceptable Use Policy.
Attendance will be taken during our distance and hybrid learning models. If a student will miss class, a parent must notify the Attendance Officer as soon as possible. In most cases, the attendance policy per our Student Handbook applies.
When we return to campus in the hybrid model, attendance policies will be modified so that a doctor’s note may not be required in order to return to school. We do ask that families communicate quickly and clearly with our Attendance Officer and Dean of Students about the health and welfare of your daughter. Knowing that learning will be available in an online format, we will use the same attendance codes that were implemented last spring, and students are expected to be actively participating in all their required classes, whether online or in person.
Attendance codes have been input into PowerSchool to account for both distance and hybrid learning. Please remember that consistent online attendance and completion of daily assignments is vital for academic success. To start the year, we will be using the following codes for distance learning:
Online present and participating - OPP
Student is online and actively participating in the synchronous class session and completes all of the daily assignments on time. The is the online code for “present."
Inconsistent attendance and participation - OIAP
Student did not participate in the entire synchronous class session and/or did not turn in daily assignments on time. This is another online code for “present” however, multiple OIAP classes may result in a meeting with the assigned teacher(s) and/or the Dean of Students.
Not present/inactive - ONPI
Student was absent from the synchronous class session and did not submit any assignments. This is the online code for “absent." Two or more ONPI classes per week may result in a meeting with the Dean of Students and/or the Educational Support Team.
An automated email message is sent daily to parents/guardians of students who are marked “ONPI” in one or more classes. If you have a question or concern about your daughter’s attendance, please contact our Attendance Officer.
Students are expected to follow our uniform code while on campus. Everyday uniforms are expected while students are here for academic classes on Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday. Casual dress uniforms may be worn on Wednesday FLEX days. For more information on our uniform policy, please reference section 4.3 below.
Students are not required to be in school uniform during distance learning. However, we ask that attire is neat and appropriate for school. Please no pajamas, low-cut tops, or clothing that may be demeaning in message obscenity or intolerance.
Limiting contact with others and staying socially distant are the best tools we have to avoid being exposed to this virus and limiting its spread. Upon arrival to campus, students are expected to go directly to their first class of the day. If students arrive more than 10 minutes early, they should remain in their vehicles or wait in one of our designated outdoor areas until the morning bell.
At the end of the school day, students are expected to leave campus immediately after class. Students who are waiting for their carpool should wait in the campus pick-up/drop-off lawn area or in one of our designated outdoor areas. Parents/guardians must remain in their vehicles during drop-off and pick-up.
Break & Lunch Time
Pre-assembled box lunches will be provided by Epicurean. Students are required to pre-order their lunches online by Thursday evening for the following week. More information on menus, pricing, and MySchoolBucks can be found on our website.
Students will be spread out in the Garaventa or in outside eating areas, and we will have ample supervision to ensure that students maintain social distancing. We have moved lunch to a 30 minute time period in order to cut down on the time students could congregate but have added time before lunch each day on campus for communication, announcements, and to create break time surrounding lunch in a way that will help create proper social distancing behavior.
Students are expected to vacate the Academic Building, unless they are working with a teacher, during the lunch break to allow for sanitizing and ventilation.
Parents & Visitors
At this time, nonessential visitors are not allowed on campus. The Attendance Office will not be accepting lunch, sports bags, or supply drop-offs. Parents/guardians who are picking up/dropping off their student(s) are required to stay in their vehicles and follow our routine drop-off and pick-up procedures.
Parents/guardians who have been invited to campus for an official meeting must be symptom free according to the symptom monitoring screening prior to coming to campus. Parents/guardians must wear a face mask and sign-in at the Main Office.
Before signing below, please review the entire Student Handbook.
As parent(s)/guardian(s) and student, we have read the Student Handbook and agree to follow all policies.