My student is a close contact to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19
Notify a member of the BL clinic staff of your student’s exposure by emailing email@example.com or calling 214-324-3607 ext 4141.
If your student is not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, they may continue to attend school and participate in school activities.
The use of high-quality, well-fitting masks (N95/KN95) is strongly encouraged for anyone with a known exposure to COVID-19.
If your student begins experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 while at home, please keep them home from school and notify the clinic staff.
If your student experiences symptoms of COVID-19 during the school day, they should report to the school clinic for evaluation. A parent/guardian will be contacted if testing is indicated, and/or if it is determined that the student should return home.
My student has tested positive for COVID-19
Notify a member of the BL clinic staff of your student’s positive test by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 214-324-3607 ext 4141.
Email a copy or photograph of your student’s positive test result to the clinic staff.
Parents/Guardians of students who test positive for COVID-19 will receive instructions from the clinic staff regarding a specific isolation timeline and test-to-return protocols for their student.
Bishop Lynch High School protocols for ending isolation and test-to-return strategies for individuals who have had COVID-19
Individuals who test positive for COVID-19, with or without symptoms, should isolate at home for at least 5 days.
To calculate the 5-day isolation period for symptomatic individuals, day 0 is the first day of symptoms. Day 1 is the first full day after symptoms developed.
To calculate the 5-day isolation period for asymptomatic individuals, day 0 is the day of the positive test – the day the individual was tested - and day 1 is the first full day after the specimen was collected for the positive test.
To end isolation and return to school on day 6, the individual must meet the following criteria:
Fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
Overall improvement in symptoms.
The individual receives a negative result on a rapid antigen COVID test, performed on day 6 and confirmed by a member of the BL clinic staff. A copy or photograph of the test result should be emailed to the BL clinic prior to the student’s return to campus.
If an individual receives a positive test result on day 6, they should remain in isolation. They may continue to test every 24 hours after day 6, and can end isolation when the test result is negative, or after 10 days of isolation, whichever occurs first.
If you do not have access to COVID testing at home, testing is available for Bishop Lynch students in the school clinic, or through drive-in testing in your vehicle. Please contact the clinic staff for more information.
Students in isolation for COVID-19 will be able to remain current with schoolwork and homework through Blackboard. Students in isolation should remain in contact with their teachers via email throughout their absence from school.
Health Screenings/Campus Procedures Related to COVID-19
Students, faculty, staff, and visitors should monitor their health conditions daily.
Bishop Lynch will continue to institute a mask-optional policy on our campus. We strongly encourage the use of high quality, well-fitting masks (N95/KN95) for all individuals, who are at high risk for complications from COVID-19 and those who remain unvaccinated against the virus.
Visitors will be allowed on campus according to standard visitor rules.
Parents/Guardians are required to notify BL clinic staff if their student receives a positive test result for COVID-19 and/or if their student has a known exposure to COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status.
Any individual experiencingsymptomsof COVID-19 or individuals testing positive for COVID-19 should remain at home and contact BL clinic staff at 214-324-3607 ext. 4141, or email email@example.com.
Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 or who are identified as close contacts to a positive COVID-19 case will receive specific isolation and quarantine instructions from the BL clinic staff.
Request to Submit Student Vaccination/Infection Data - Parents/guardians are asked to submit their student’s vaccine status and information to BL clinic staff via the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/miNtsHYsJ2. Please use this link to report vaccine status even if you have previously emailed this information to BL clinic staff.
Eucharistic Ministers will sanitize their hands prior to communion.
Updated protocol will be communicated prior to each all-school Mass.
There will not be a virtual or hybrid (synchronous) option.
When an individual student is required to isolate or quarantine, the school’s attendance policy will be applied. A student who is required to quarantine will be marked absent for the number of school days that he/she is not on campus. The student will be able to remain current with his/her schoolwork and homework through Blackboard.
At the start of the 2020-2021 school year, Bishop Lynch invested in multiple facility upgrades to improve the health and safety of our campus community. The following mitigation efforts will continue this academic year:
Increased fresh air flow to buildings with significant HVAC upgrades.
Hand sanitizing stations located in every classroom and throughout the building.
Touchless water bottle filling stations. The touch bars on all water fountains remain disabled.
Automatic doors in high-traffic interior areas of campus.
Increased cleaning of restrooms and other high-touch areas of campus by environmental services staff.
Facilities will continue to monitor the latest best practices regarding site management.
SAGE Dining will continue to implement best practices to keep our community safe during breakfast and lunch.
Hand sanitizer stations are located at entrances to the BL Bistro.
SAGE employees will wear masks while preparing and serving food.
Serving utensils will be frequently replaced and cleaned.
Indoor and outdoor seating is available to allow for increased spacing while eating.
Regular cleaning of the buses will remain a priority.
Hand sanitizing stations are available on each bus.
Bus windows will be partially open (when possible) to provide for additional ventilation.
Athletic Event Attendance
The entire Bishop Lynch community is invited to athletic events on campus for the 2022-2023 seasons. There will be no capacity restrictions this year. Tickets can be purchased at www.blfriars.org/tickets.
Bishop Lynch will continue to institute a mask-optional policy on our campus. We strongly encourage the use of high quality, well-fitting masks (N95/KN95) for all individuals, especially those who are at high risk for complications from COVID-19 and those who remain unvaccinated against the virus.
Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous, college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world. - Founded in 1963