Cathedral Travel Policy
January 14, 2021 - 11:00 a.m.
As of 1/14/2021, Cathedral High School does not have a travel restriction within the continental United States. We do ask that if you choose to travel that you practice all of the COVID safety standards and that you monitor your student closely upon return. Please be diligent in checking your child every day for covid symptoms and do daily temperature checks. As a reminder, Covid symptoms are any ONE of the following:
- new onset cough
- sore throat
diarrhea or stomach pain
- head congestion/sinus issues
- red eye
Not everyone with COVID has a fever and sometimes just experience mild cold symptoms. If you or your student are experiencing any symptoms or know that you have been exposed, please contact the nurse before returning to school.
Travel outside of the U.S., including Canada and Mexico, require a two week quarantine upon return.
New Daily Schedule
January 4, 2021 - 1:30 p.m.
When students return to the Hill for in-person classes on Tuesday, January 12, we will have a new, improved schedule shown below. However, please note that we will continue to be virtual every Monday for the duration of the second semester. Learn more about the daily schedule.
December 8, 2020 - 2:00 p.m.
The CDC recommends a 14-day quarantine, but the CDC has given us some leeway to do a 10 day quarantine if the person has never had any symptoms. If a student returns after 10 days a mask must be worn 100% of the time for 4 additional days, even while playing sports or participating in any activity except eating. The student will also need to maintain social distancing at all times from friends, teammates and staff until the original 14 day quarantine is completed. We will NOT allow a 7 day quarantine scenario.
Persons can discontinue quarantine at these time points only if the following criteria are also met:
- The person has shown no symptoms of COVID-19 at any point during the entirety of quarantine up to the time at which quarantine is discontinued; and,
- Daily symptom monitoring continues through quarantine Day 14 and,
- All recommended preventive measures continue through Day 14 of quarantine:
- Practice good hand hygiene by washing with soap and water for a least 20 seconds or using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
- Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when around others
- Clean frequently touched surfaces often
f you are able, the safest option is to follow previous guidance and quarantine for 14 days without testing.
Return to School Pass
August 8, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.
If your student is absent from school for any reason, he/she must have this Return to School Pass signed by a doctor or a note written on the doctor's prescription pad/letterhead and signed by the doctor to return to school. Your student must present the form or doctor's note to the Student Services Office before returning to class. If you have any questions, please reach out to our school nurse, Marianne Vogt, at (317) 968-7467.
August 28, 2020 - 8:00 a.m.
Starting August 31, Cathedral will begin Mission Mondays. Students will have a full elearning schedule with all classes and will be expected to have their cameras on during live instruction. Learn more about Mission Mondays.
COVID-19 Symptom Updates
August 26, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.
The ISDH released new guidance for COVID symptoms. Students and families are asked to self screen every day before coming to school.
- Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when take by mouth
- Sore throat
- New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough baseline
- Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
- New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
- Lost of taste and smell
August 26, 2020 - 8:00 a.m.
The Indiana State Department of Health released tips for self screening. Cathedral and families must be partners in preventing the spread of COVID-19 by self screening every morning.
Return to School
August 25, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.
The Indiana State Department of Health updated their "Return to School" document to provide more detail on when students and educators can return to class after a COVID-19 situation.
How to Report a COVID-19 Illness
August 17, 2020 - 2:00 P.M.
A step-by-step guide was created for families to report a student COVID-19 illness.
Large Classes Moved
August 13, 2020
Classes that have 22 or more students are being moved to larger physical spaces (WAC, Mims gym, cafeteria, auditorium, etc) to allow for greater social distancing. Some educators are also teaching an extra class to reduce class sizes.
Marion County Testing Update
August 12, 2020 - 11:00 a.m.
Drive-thru testing will no longer be available at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway or Warren Central High School. Starting Thursday, drive-thru testing will be available at the South District Health Office, 7551 S. Shelby St. Testing by appointment will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Testing also will continue to be available weekdays outside the health department’s headquarters at 3838 N. Rural St. Testing will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day except Wednesday, when it will be available until 6 p.m.
To be tested, one must be experiencing symptoms of COVID, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. These symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pains, headache, sore throat, and new onset of loss of taste or smell.
Anyone over the age of 65 can also be tested as can those with weakened immune systems and front-line workers.
For more information or to make an appointment, visit MarionHealth.org/
Those who do not meet the criteria for Marion County testing can be tested for free through one of the state’s sites. For more information, visit coronavirus.in.gov/2524.
School Reopening Update
August 5, 2020 - 5:00 p.m.
Principal Julie Barthel sent a letter to parents detailing an updated plan to start the school year. For the first two days of school two grade levels will be on campus and two grade levels will be eLearning. See the full plan here.
Mask Requirement Update
July 23, 2020 - 12:30 p.m.
Governor Eric Holcomb issued a mandate that everyone must wear masks in most public settings starting July 27. Cathedral had already required masks on campus and will continue to follow local and state health guidance.
July 23, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.
- ISDH School Preparation for Positive Test K-12
- When a Educator/Student can return to school
July 10, 2020 - 3:45 p.m.
The Department of Education released a document on Back-To-School Face Covering Guidance.
July 9, 2020 - 12:30 p.m.
Under "COVID Safety Measures" it was clarified that students/educators who travel internationally should quarantine for 14 days after returning to the U.S. per CDC guidelines.