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COVID-19 School Guidance

Information will be updated on this page as necessary. Updated 11-16-2020

To protect the health of our School Community and per the Emergency Order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on October 6, 2020, St. Catherine of Siena Academy, Wixom, will provide Public Notice to our School Community regarding School Associated Cases of COVID-19. Within 24 hours of being notified of a School Associated Case by the Oakland County Health Department, this dashboard will be updated to include new and cumulative COVID-19 case counts. Individuals identified as Close Contacts of School Associated Cases will be notified separately and directly by the Oakland County Health Department.

STATUS OF INSTRUCTION AND SCHOOL-SPONSORED FUNCTIONS

  • Instruction: Online
  • School-Sponsored Functions: All in-person learning and sports activities have been closed per MDHHS mandate effective 11/18/2020

SCHOOL ASSOCIATED COVID-19 CASES

At this time, the Oakland County Health Department has made us aware of the following case counts of School Associated Cases of COVID-19 amongst the St. Catherine of Siena Academy School Community. This data may include probable and confirmed cases as reported by the Oakland County Health Department among students, staff, administration, coaches, or visitors if the person with COVID-19 was in the building or participating in a school-sponsored function during their infectious period. 

New Cases (Since Last Update)   3
Cumulative Cases (Since Reporting Began)   9
Populations Affected   None 

As a precaution, we will be disinfecting applicable areas of the school. This may include spraying classrooms, hallways, locker rooms, and common areas, as needed, with a sanitizer, along with other methods of disinfection. 

ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE

We recommend taking action to help limit the spread of COVID-19, even if staff members or students are not experiencing symptoms: 

  • Wear a mask (covering mouth and nose) while in public places or if people who do not live with you must visit your home.
  • Practice social distancing (maintaining a distance of 6 feet apart). 
  • Practice frequent handwashing (using soap for 20 seconds or hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol). 
  • Follow capacity restrictions of social gatherings.  
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or with the inside of your elbow and immediately wash your hands. 
  • Stay home if you are sickyou can also get tested.
  • Answer the phone if the health department contacts you, as a contact tracer may be trying to reach you with important information. 

This information does not mean you should quarantine or isolateThose members of the School Community who were or are suspected to have been in Close Contact with a School Associated Case will be notified by St. Catherine of Siena Academy and/or the Oakland County Health Department.   

Thank you for understanding that, due to medical privacy laws, we are not able to release the names of the individuals with COVID-19. We will continue to communicate changes and updates with you.  With your participation, we believe we can maintain a safe environment while also providing quality education. 

If you have any questions, contact our school nurse, Caroline Mason, at 248-318-9445.

Updates from Nurse Mason

Meet Nurse Mason

Nurse Mason is an Oakland County Health Department nurse assigned to St. Catherine of Siena Academy to help us keep our STARS and their families informed and safe this year.

Caroline Mason, M.Ed, BSN, RN
Oakland County School Nurse
248-318-9445
masonc@oakgov.com

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Alumna, Class of '17

“I was among one of the very first classes SCA ever had. As a pioneer and a student to be a part of the foundation of clubs and classes that continue today, I am beyond proud of how far the school has come. There were many ups and downs during my four years but an amazing experience overall. Today at college I still look back on and cherish my times at SCA, thankful for the connections, education and sisterhood I acquired. I am looking forward to seeing many more young women carry on the traditions my class and recent classes have set for the future.”

Alumna, Class of '14

“The community service, the focus on virtuous living, and the sisterhood really instills compassion and respect for all of humanity.”

SCA Parent

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Alumna, Class of '18

“An excellent community for families that want to stay involved! Everyone has a different opinion and all students, staff, and faculty are respectful of it. I have never been in an environment that was so inviting and welcoming. It is easy to find a home in this school because the staff genuinely care about you and want you to succeed. It really is a beautiful place and a great experience. I am very lucky to have gone through high school there.”

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