First Things First
In conjunction with the Diocese of Manchester, the St. Francis School Taskforce has come together to form a cautious and realistic plan for returning to the classroom this Fall.
Our Lord’s example on earth shows us that our ability to weather any crisis comes from daily and frequent connection with God our Father. From this relationship, we find deep and abiding peace. As we grow in our love for Christ, so will our capacity to love others (Jn. 15:5-12). We will respond from a wellspring of peace rather than react from a shallow point of fear and anxiety. It is only when we learn to abide in Christ more and more that our reactions change to thoughtful and peaceful responses, because we are deeply rooted in His love (Eph. 3:17-18).
Fully aware that St. Francis School encourages children to see with the eyes of Faith, and to show the love of Christ to others, all safeguards, considerations, and recommendations begin with the following prayer:
May we learn more and more to abide with Christ. In Him, we find our peace and from this vantage point we find the dignity of others and the courage to respond to them with love.
Online Health Survey
Families are required to complete the Health Survey on the first day of school. If any answer changes, families must update the school via the Online Health Survey.
The icon below will always represent the most up-to-date version.
Here are the latest policies that St. Francis School has adopted:
EXPOSED TO COVID
If you have been exposed to Covid-19, you must quarantine for 10 days, click here to learn more.
IF EXPOSURE TO COVID IS AT SFS
In an abundance of caution, and because we are dealing specifically with elementary school children, if a student has been at school when positive for Covid-19 per the DHHS his or her entire class will be considered a close contact.
POSITIVE FOR COVID
If a child has Covid-19, he or she must quarantine for 10 days without symptoms, or 10 days after your last symptom, click here to learn more.
- St. Francis School adheres to the minimum of 10 days at-home quarantine from the time of exposure or start of symptoms. Should a student live in a household where a Covid positive family member is in quarantine, the student’s 10 day quarantine begins when the family member quarantine ends.
- Please note that you cannot test out of quarantine due to close contact. You can test out, after 7 days, of quarantine due to travel.