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The situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change quickly. All policies, procedures, and information are subject to change based on the advice of our local health department and/or the Diocese of La Crosse. Any and all changes are and will be effective immediately. It is important to keep in contact with your school and read all communications.
2021-22 School Year Updates
COVID-19 Vaccinations Encouraged (August 2, 2021)
With the beginning of the 2021-22 school year just weeks away, we encourage all individuals who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. We are working to get back to a "normal" school year and the best way to accomplish this is to increase vaccination rates.
The Eau Claire City-County Health Department indicates the transmission of COVID-19 is increasing in our area. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and readily available. Getting one will help keep you and those around you as safe as possible during this pandemic. Anyone vaccinated this week with Pfizer (a 2-dose series) can be fully vaccinated by the first week of September. A limited supply of Johnson & Johnson is still available in our area for those 18 years and older, and those individuals will be fully vaccinated in just 2 weeks after their single shot.
We invite you to CLICK HERE to learn more about COVID-19 vaccine availability in our area or follow the link below for more information on getting your child(ren) vaccinated.
NEWS RELEASE | Health Department & Healthcare Prioritizing Vaccinations for 12- to 24-Year Olds
2021-22 RCS Mask Policy + Information (July 26, 2021)
With the start of the 2021-22 school year quickly approaching, our school administrators are working diligently to put plans in place as we again offer in-person learning five days a week for our students. We were grateful to be able to offer this same level of education during the past school year and find it so very important to have our students in the classroom.
We will be sharing more building-specific information in our back-to-school mailings (early August) and all system-level COVID-19 policies in our Student + Parent Handbook (late August). Please watch your mail and email closely and read all communications thoroughly.
At this time, we can pass along that mask wearing will be optional at all of our schools (for students and staff) during the 2021-22 school year.
We strongly encourage those individuals who choose not to be vaccinated or cannot be vaccinated to wear a mask. Anyone is welcome to wear a mask at any time.
It is important to note that Regis Catholic Schools reserves the right to change this mask policy at any time during the 2021-22 school year. Local, state, or federal mandates could warrant a change, as could a significant increase in positive COVID-19 rates in specific schools and/or grade levels.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) requires face coverings while using all public transportation, which applies to school buses. This means that at this time, students must wear a face covering for all situations when they are using a school bus.
Rest assured our custodians will continue to thoroughly clean our schools after each day and will conduct specialized cleaning if COVID-19 outbreaks occur. We will continue to offer and encourage the use of hand sanitizer and will also promote good hand hygiene.
Regis Catholic Schools will not offer COVID-19 testing on-site at our schools during the coming school year and we encourage you to get tested at an off-site location if/when requested. We appreciate your partnership in keeping our schools safe by getting tested and sharing the results with us when symptoms warrant. As always, we encourage COVID-19 testing when symptoms are present.
Our Regis Catholic Schools athletics and activities will return to their regular schedules and seasons, beginning with the fall athletic season. Please be sure to get your student tested anytime he or she is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
As mentioned above, more information will be shared with you in the coming weeks as we prepare for the start of the new school year. If you have any questions, please contact your school’s administrator. We look forward to welcoming our students back into the classroom and thank you for your support and prayers.
Thank you for your support during the 2020-21 school year!