St. Jude of the Lake

COVID Dashboard

St. Jude of the Lake Catholic School remains committed to keep all our students, faculty, staff and families safe while offering a full-time, in-person educational experience of excellence rooted in our Catholic faith.  We have designed a comprehensive plan that is flexible enough to be responsive to the ever-changing impact of COVID-19 on our local community. 

Handy References

Updated: September 9, 2022

MDH COVID Guidelines for Schools

Updated: September 9, 2022
This replaces the MDH Decision Tree for Schools and Childcare

MDH Vaccine Resource

Here is a link to MDH for information on the COVID vaccine for children as a resource for parents of children and teens.  It includes a location finder on where to get the vaccine. While this is not a required vaccine, you may contact the School Health Office if you wish to have it added to your child’s school health record.

Plan Updates

August 15, 2022

Dear PengWINNER Community,

As our community we have done an amazing job keeping our kids the priority every day, working together to keep everyone safe, and growing stronger together in the meantime! As I am sure you are all aware, the COVID virus is still active around us and will probably not be going away anytime soon. We will see some infections from time to time, however, we believe keeping “mask optional” is the right call.

As a change for 2022-23, close contacts of a positive COVID case will not be required to quarantine, regardless of vaccination status. Again, as in the previous year, individuals who test positive for COVID-19 will still be asked to isolate for five days, and then may return to school on Day 6 if asymptomatic. Please work with the school office nurse, on the best day to return.

As a courtesy, please continue to report positive cases to the school nurse so we can internally keep track of illnesses in the building. We continue to ask any member of our community who is experiencing symptoms of COVID or any other illness to stay home until they feel better. We want to continue to do our best to mitigate the spread of all illnesses and keep our community as healthy as possible.

In addition, we will publish our case counts on the website COVID-19 Dashboard just for your information. We will continue to focus on notifying individuals who might have been exposed to a positive COVID case so that parents are aware, and they may monitor for symptoms. We will continue to internally track our COVID case counts so that we can identify any outbreaks and work with our local health department should we experience a spike in cases.

I am encouraged to lift most of our COVID protocols, and I am looking forward to another amazing school year!

In Christ and Prayer-
Carrie Hackman, Principal