How to Report A COVID-19 Illness

To prevent disease spread at Cathedral High School, sick students must stay home. Additionally, students should remain home if someone in the household has COVID-19 symptoms or is being tested for COVID-19. 

Students and parents must be partners with Cathedral in self-screening before coming to school each day. Families should self-screen each morning for the following symptoms:

  • Fever greater than 100 degrees
  • Cough
  • Congestion/runny nose
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Chills
  • Red eye
  • Shortness of breath/trouble breathing
  • New loss of taste or smell


When should your student stay at home?

  1. If the student has one or more screening symptoms that cannot be contributed to any preexisting health condition.
  2. If someone in the student’s home has COVID-19 or is quarantined because of COVID-19. According to the Indiana State Dept of Health, “if an individual in one's home has COVID-19 or is quarantined because of COVID-19, those in the household should also stay home for a minimum of two weeks”. 
  3. If the student has been directly exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, the student must stay home for at least 14 days

How do you communicate your student’s absence? 

If your student is not feeling well and is experiencing one or more of the symptoms listed above, or has been exposed to COVID-19 as outlined above, you must follow the steps outlined below. If your student is going to miss school for any other reason, you should simply call the regular attendance line at 317-542-1481.

How to report a COVID-related absence:

  1. Call Cathedral at 317-968-7496 to report the absence.
  2. Leave a message with your name, your child’s name, your child’s grade level, your phone number and a brief description of the issue and someone will contact you.
  3. The student should STAY HOME until someone from Cathedral has contacted you. It may take up to 24 hours for someone to contact you. 

Opting for Online Learning for 1st Quarter

If you would like to opt for online learning, as a PREFERENCE and not a requirement due to COVID exposure or contraction, you must follow these steps:

  1. Email Mark Matthews, Vice Principal of Academic Affairs

When can a student return to school?

Please follow the ISDH guidance on when to return to school after a quarantine or positive/negative COVID-19 test.

Last updated: September 10, 2020