UPDATE ON MASK MANDATE

The State Education Department understands that Nassau County Supreme Court has ruled that the Department of Health exceeded its authority in enacting the mask regulation, 10 NYCRR 2.60, in Demetriou et al. v. New York State Dep’t of Health et al.  This regulation is the subject of conflicting decisions, insofar as Albany County Supreme Court recently upheld the regulation in Massapequa UFSD et al. v. Hochul, et al.

It is SED’s understanding that the Department of Health will appeal the Nassau County Supreme Court decision, which will result in an automatic stay that will unambiguously restore the mask rule until such time as an appellate court issues a further ruling.  Therefore, schools must continue to follow the mask rule.

Updated Covid Protocols

COVID QUARANTINE PROTOCOLS

as per the Diocese of Brooklyn Office of Education

~ last updated on 1/15/2022 ~

Although this document refers to “students,” employees of the Academy must adhere to these Diocesan guidelines, too.

The date of the test/exposure is considered DAY 0.

  1. If a household member tests positive:
    1. unvaccinated student must remain quarantined for the household member’s 10-day quarantine + an additional 10-day quarantine for him/herself. Getting a subsequent negative test does not change this.
    1. vaccinated student must remain quarantined for 10 days from the date of the household member’s positive test.

Examples:

  • Carla is unvaccinated. Her brother tests positive on January 3. Carla must remain quarantined until January 24. (10 days + 10 days)
  • Oliver is vaccinated. His dad tests positive on January 3. Oliver can return on January 14. (10 days from his dad’s test)
  • If a close contact (non-household member) is positive:
    • unvaccinated student must remain quarantined for 10 days from the date of exposure. On Day 5 of their quarantine, s/he may take a Covid test (rapid, home or PCR) and, with a negative result, return to attending school on Day 8 unless the entire class or cohort is out on quarantine. The Academy must have verification of the test result.
    • a fully vaccinated, asymptomatic student may continue to attend school in person unless the entire class or cohort is out on quarantine. These students are encouraged to take a test 3 – 5 days after exposure.

Examples:

  • David is unvaccinated. His classmate, Steve, has identified him as a close contact. Steve was last in school with David on Jan 8. David must remain quarantined until January 19. (10 days from exposure)
  • On January 13, David takes a Covid test and receives a negative result. He can return on January 16 since his class is in-person.
  • Paula is vaccinated and is asymptomatic. She may continue to come to school, but since her entire class is out on quarantine, she cannot.  
  • If a student tests positive:
    • regardless of vaccination status, must quarantine for 10 days.
    • In Kindergarten – Grade 8, student, parents, teacher/staff identify close contacts.
    • In 3K and PreK, all people (adults and children) in the room during the infectious period are considered close contacts.
    • The infectious period is 2 days before a positive test date; i.e., if the test is given on January 8 and comes back positive, the infectious period is considered to be between January 6 – 8.

Example:

  • Flora tests positive on January 3. She can return on January 14. 

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  • If a student or any household member is waiting for PCR results, the student may not come to school, even if asymptomatic.
  • A doctor’s note is required to return to school after an absence of 3 days or more FOR ANY REASON.
  • No one should return to school unless they are asymptomatic (no fever, sustained coughing, diarrhea or vomiting) for 24 hours or more.
  • In 3K and 4K, a close contact is everyone in the class who was present during the positive positive’s infectious period. In Grades K – 8, a close contact is defined as those people who are identified by the positive person as being within 3 feet for 10 minutes or mor during the positive’s infectious period.

Winter Wonderland Event!

The Home Academy will be hosting an outdoor Winter Wonderland! Come to see Santa, receive treats, and participate in raffles!

Where: Academy Parking Lot

When: December 11, 2021 from 11:00AM to 2:00PM.

Admission is free for this event!!!Donations will be accepted!!!We look forward to seeing you at this Winter Wonderland. If you have already sent in payments for your Breakfast with Santa tickets, they will be returned.

Cardinal Announcement!

Cardinals have been taken down. If you have not yet picked up your cardinal, please ask your child to come to the academy office or call 718-326-1585 to arrange a pick-up either at the rectory or the academy.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN THIS MEMORABLE FUNDRAISER! ❤️

Spread the Cheer! Order Ornaments Here!

Dear Friends and Parishioners,

This year we would like to bring the magic of Christmas to life with a sparkling Christmas scene in St. Stan’s Grotto and at in the tree at Transfiguration.

Join us in spreading cheer by purchasing a personalized Christmas ornament.   Each acrylic ornament is 5 inches in height and glistens with either red or silver glitter throughout.  The ornament will be personalized with the message you choose from list below. Ornaments are priced at $20 each.  Your purchase benefits the students of our Academy.

Purchase a beautiful ornament to hang in our Grotto Christmas tree or in the tree at Transfiguration.  Ornaments will make a great gift or can hang on your own tree. 

Ornaments pre-ordered by Monday, November 15 will be hung on our trees by November 28, or ready for pick-up.  Last day orders will be accepted is Monday, December 13.  Orders placed after that time cannot be guaranteed by Christmas.    

Ornaments will start appearing on our trees on Nov. 28, to celebrate the beginning our wonderful Advent Season and hang on our trees until the Feast of the Epiphany “Little Christmas” January 6, 2022.

All proceeds benefit St Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy of Queens

Ordered by __________________________________                             

Phone number________________________        Email address______________________________________

Hang in Grotto_________                              Hang at Transfiguration________   

Send home with student__________             Pick up at St. Stan’s Rectory__________

______Silver glitter ornament with red lettering    ______Red glitter ornament with white lettering

Personalize with: (note 2021 will be placed at the bottom of each ornament except Christmas in Heaven)

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY

Merry Christmas 

Name to be placed on ornament________________________________

Our First Christmas Together

Names to be placed on ornament________________________________

Christmas in Our New Home 

Name to be placed on ornament________________________________

Baby’s First Christmas

Name to be placed on ornament________________________________

Christmas in Heaven

Name _______________________________and dates _________________________ to be placed on ornament

Make checks payable to St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy of Queens