Current Status of Flintridge Sacred Heart Operations

As we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, we will share information regarding the current operational status of the school, as well as the most recent communications that is sent to the community regarding our Continuity of Learning plan in the event of a school closure.

Current Operational Status

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  • Current Status - 3/21/20

    Level 3 – Government Mandated Closure (Shelter in Place)

    Effective March 21, 2020 through May 8, 2020
     
    Governor Gavin Newsom, along with county and city officials issued a safer at home order effective March 20 at midnight. The Flintridge Sacred Heart campus will now be closed. Faculty and staff who are not essential in keeping our residents on campus safe, are to begin working remotely effective Monday, March 23. Business operations will continue as normal, however all visitors are prohibited from the campus. 

    Any faculty member or student who may need to come to campus, must contact Sister Celeste via email for instructions. 

Recent School Communication

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  • Nurse Kathy Update - March 13, 2020

    On a walk around my neighborhood today, I could not help but notice flowers blooming and hear birds chirping. Life is happening around us in the midst of weary times. It reminded me of our promise in Matthew 6:26 “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”  During this trying season, I pray that you will notice the flowers blooming  and hear the birds singing and remember God’s promise.

    While people with COVID-19 are most infectious when symptomatic, there is increasing evidence, as our researchers study COVID-19, that suggests there may be a significant number of individuals who are asymptomatic and still capable of spreading the virus to others. For this reason, the CDC revised the period of exposure risk to contacts from the “onset of symptoms” to “48 hours before symptom onset.” See Public Health Recommendations for People in U.S. Communities Exposed to a Person with Known or Suspected COVID-19, other than Health Workers or other Critical Infrastructure Workers
     
    The CDC has also set new guidelines that we need to think about using universal precautions at all times. This is necessary if we are to stop the transmission of this disease. We must assume that each of us can infect others even when we have no symptoms and do not feel sick and vice versa. 

    Health Officer orders for isolation have been issued to state that individuals with presumed or confirmed COVID-19 must notify all of their close contacts that they need to be in quarantine for 14 days after their last contact with them using this revised definition of a close contact: 
    • A person is considered to be a close contact of a person with presumed or confirmed COVID-19 if, within 48 hours before that person’s symptoms began and until that person is no longer required to be isolated, they (a) were within 6 feet of a person with presumed or confirmed COVID-19 for more than 10 minutes or (b) had unprotected contact with the body fluids and/or secretions (such as being coughed on/sneezed on, shared utensils, or saliva or provided care without wearing protective equipment) of a person with presumed or confirmed COVID-19.
    CDC is also writing new guidelines on wearing facial coverings/masks. It is most important that healthcare workers have N95 and surgical masks; as they must protect themselves in order to take care of those in need.  As far as masks outside of the health setting, they have proven to be beneficial, preventing respiratory droplets from coming into our mouths or noses from others.  This is not to be looked at as a shield or to lull one into a false sense of security. Look at the face covering, either a homemade mask, scarf or bandana as another tool to protect yourself and others. Along with this, please remember you must do social distancing, do not touch your face and wash your hands. Wearing a mask when you leave your home to go to the market or  pharmacy or other essential places is just another barrier to the virus. 
     
    Our community, with Cynthia Renie at the lead, has already delivered 700 homemade masks to hospitals, nursing homes, and those in need. I am so honored and humbled to be part of our family.
     
    The truth is, we have more hard days ahead and we need to do our part to flatten the curve and stop this horrific virus. If we continue to work tirelessly by social distancing, staying home, self-isolating if sick or presumed ill, and self-quarantining if we have been exposed, we will put a stop to this crisis more quickly.  And as we enter into Spring Break and time off from class this gives us more time to think and reflect.  If anxiety seeps in, remember anxiety is what tells our body to pay attention. Those cues are given to acknowledge this is real, there is no shame. It is okay to grieve the loss of what was; so journal your feelings, and remind yourself daily that this is temporary.  It seems in the midst of this quarantine it will never end; but it will. It is a season of life that will pass and we will return to feeling safe, secure, free and connected.  And the flowers will bloom and the birds will sing.
     
    When “I” is replaced with “we” even illness becomes wellness.
     
    Happy Easter, dear ones.  And “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Romans 15:13
     
    Blessings,
    Nurse Kathy

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Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is an all girls' Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory day and boarding high school in the hills of La Cañada Flintridge. Overlooking Pasadena, FSHA educates girls from Los Angeles, Southern California and around the world for a life of faith, integrity and truth. 

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

440 St. Katherine Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
High School Office: 626-685-8300
Admissions: 626-685-8521

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