Following Gov. Baker's extension of school closures in the commonwealth, Malden Catholic will continue distance learning through the end of the school year. During this time of online learning, there will be no school events, after-school activities or athletics. Our school facility will remain closed to students and families.
For the health and safety of our faculty and students, Malden Catholic has transitioned to distance learning. In-person classes were suspended beginning Friday, March 13, 2020 and online instruction began on Monday, March 16, 2020. While we are living in challenging times, Malden Catholic has sought to make the transition to online learning as smooth as possible for students, parents, and faculty.
MC Has Taken Additional Action
Building and Facilities
Malden Catholic's building and grounds will be closed to all until at least Monday, May 4. During this time our leadership team and operational staff will clean and evaluate the grounds until further notice.
Malden Catholic's campus has undergone multiple deep cleans before we moved fully into remote operations. Our facilities staff worked diligently to clean and disinfect common spaces and focused on high touch-point spots.
To safeguard our students and faculty, Malden Catholic is canceling events open to the general public.
Resources From Nurse Paquette
If a member of the school community - faculty, staff, coach, student, or immediate household member - tests positive for COVID-19, please report this information to the school nurse, Elizabeth Paquette. Please call her at 617-645-5331. Because this is a matter of Public Health, please provide this information immediately. The School Nurse will then notify the Assistant Principal of School Life who will determine the next steps based on privacy and confidentiality. The Department of Public Health may also contact the School Nurse to notify of positive cases within the Malden Catholic Community.
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Coping With Stress and Fear
What You Can Do To Help
Again, the most important thing you can do to help in these efforts is to keep your son/s home from school if they are running a fever or display any other symptoms of illness, such as coughing or sneezing. As a reminder, we ask everyone to continue to take proactive precautions as recommended by public health authorities to prevent the spread of the virus. Because the coronavirus, in addition to influenza, is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing by infected people, it is important to take the following actions to stay healthy:
- Wash your hands frequently. Use warm water and soap. This can't be done often enough.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your elbow when you sneeze or cough.
- Do not sneeze or cough into your hands.
- Students are required to stay home if they have a temperature, sore throat, achy joints, and/or severe cold symptoms.
Call your doctor if you have questions about your child's symptoms. Please keep in mind that students can feel anxious and overwhelmed with information and negative news. They need us to be calm and reassuring. Thank you for helping to keep our students safe and healthy.
Due to the severity of the coronavirus, we ask that everyone to do their part and social distance themselves from others during this time of uncertainty. To understand the importance of social distancing during this time, here is an article from the Mayo Clinic: https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/covid-19-why-social-distancing-having-a-personal-plan-is-important/