ATHLETICS, CLUBS, AND ACTIVITIES
La Salle College High School recognizes that knowledge regarding COVID-19, particularly involving interscholastic athletics, is constantly changing as new information becomes available. All recommendations will be in accordance with directives provided by the Philadelphia Catholic League as well as the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association and will be adjusted, as needed, as new information becomes available from:
- Center for Disease Control
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Policy Lab
- The Office of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf
- Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA)
- Philadelphia Catholic League (PCL)
- National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)
DAILY HEALTH MONITORING
All student-athletes will be required to fill out a daily symptom check survey form before participation. In addition, each day they will have their pre-participation temperature taken by a member of the Athletic Department Staff. All HIPAA rules will be observed in this process. Any student-athlete who feels sick must report to the school nurse or the Certified Athletic Trainer and anyone who is ill will be isolated immediately and sent home when appropriate. Parents will be informed immediately, and individuals needed to be picked up by a parent will be isolated. Signs regarding health and safety will be posted throughout campus and students will be instructed on proper health and safety precautions including but not limited to handwashing, social distancing, usage of proper face coverings (masks), and care and disinfection of personal equipment daily. Student-athletes must refrain from sharing clothing, towels, etc. and these items should be washed after each use. High-fives, fist bumps, and hand shaking are prohibited, and all student-athletes must have their own water bottles as items cannot be shared. Chewing gum, seeds, or spitting is prohibited. Everyone on the sidelines should wear masks as well as social distance. There will be a staggered schedule for use of the Locker Room and Fitness Center and social distancing must be practiced in both locations.
In the event that a student-athlete or member of the coaching staff becomes ill with COVID-19 symptoms during a practice, event, or during transportation to or from an event, every effort will be made to isolate the ill individual from others, until the student or staff member can leave the school or event. If a student-athlete, a parent/guardian will be contacted immediately, and arrangements will be made for the student to be picked up. All ill individuals will be asked to contact their physician or appropriate healthcare professional for direction.
RETURN TO PLAY
For a student-athlete or member of the coaching staff to return to play after an illness or positive diagnosis, they will be required to have medical clearance from their physician or appropriate healthcare professional, determined to be non-contagious, fever-free (without fever-reducing medicine), improvement in respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath), no vomiting or diarrhea.
SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING CONTESTS AND EVENTS
Appropriate social distancing will be maintained on the sidelines and bench during all contests and events, as deemed necessary by the school, PIAA, state and local governments.
ATTENDANCE AT CONTESTS AND EVENTS
People have been grouped into tiers from essential to non-essential, which will determine whether they are permitted to attend an athletic event:
- Tier 1 (Essential) – athletes, coaches, officials, event staff, medical staff, security
- Tier 2 (Preferred) – parents, media
- Tier 3 (Non-Essential) – spectators, vendors
Only Tier 1 and 2 personnel will be allowed to attend events until state/local governments lift restrictions on mass gatherings. Changes to seating capacity and social distancing may be necessary for each venue facility and will be determined as more recommendations are released by the local and state governments.
OVERNIGHT AND OUT OF STATE EVENTS AND EVENTS IN COVID-19 HOT SPOTS
La Salle College High School will evaluate each event and follow all local/state government guidelines on a case by case basis. Every consideration will be taken as to not expose students to unnecessary or potentially high-risk exposure.
CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES
All clubs and activities offered by La Salle College High School will continue to meet during Community Time and, when possible, after school. Students are encouraged to participate in the school’s diverse offering of curricular and extra-curricular activities and attend meetings regardless of whether they are learning remotely or on campus. Community Time offers students an opportunity to further engage with each other and fully-participate in the La Salle community.
Beginning Wednesday, August 12, 2020, the campus store will be open every Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm. The campus store will be open to students only and a maximum of two students at a time. Cash will not be accepted, and students should plan to use a debit or credit card for in-store purchases.
School district transportation is provided, by law, to families (taxpayers) by their public school district. La Salle College High School has neither influence nor control over public school district transportation plans. The names of all students who live in one of the seventeen public school districts that provide busing to La Salle were given to the local districts. All schedules, bus stops, and bus numbers are provided by your local public school district (and not La Salle College High School). If you wish to inquire about this information, please contact your school district’s transportation department. Most of the school districts provide this information on their websites by the end of August. “private” transportation sponsored by La Salle College High School Students will run on all days except when school is in Full Virtual. Families that rely on SEPTA should consult their website www.septa.com for routes and schedules but should account for potential delays or wait times.
Students will be required to wear a mask while riding on all school buses and school vans and social distancing will be enforced. Students will be seated from the rear of the bus to the front. Eating will not be permitted, and buses and vans will be disinfected between each trip and use.
DRIVING AND PARKING PERMITS
Students are permitted to drive to school and park on campus. The campus speed limit is 15 MPH and students may only park on campus in the parking lots designated for students. Parking spaces are limited, and permits will be issued depending on availability. Parking permits issued to students must be displayed in cars while on campus. Parking is not permitted in the following areas: in the front of the school, around the Christian Brothers' House, and outside of parking spaces indicated by white lines. Cars without permits or those parked in unauthorized areas may be ticketed by the Springfield Township Police.
Students are not permitted to go to their cars during lunch periods or any other time during the school day. Students must park their car, lock it, and immediately leave the lot to enter the building. Students are not allowed to loiter in the parking lot. Students may drive to school and park on campus without a permit during the first few days of the school year. Students should apply for a parking permit no later than Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at www.lschs.org/parkingpermit. A student must have a valid driver’s license to apply and new requests will be taken as needed throughout the year. One day passes are also available. At all times, permits must be either displayed on the dashboard of the car or hang from the rear-view mirror.
DINING HALL AND FOOD SERVICES
Although students have the option of bringing lunch from home, food is available for purchase in the Glaser Student Center. The CulinArt Group is the official food service for La Salle College High School and has made significant changes to Servery, Dining Hall, and the services being offered to students:
STUDENT CENTER (DINING HALL)
- a Day Porter has been hired to exclusively clean the Student Center (Dining Hall) before, during, and after each lunch period
- all tables are a minimum of 6 feet apart and safety shields have been installed to avoid face-to-face seating
- the number of chairs at each table has been significantly reduced
- lunch periods have been shortened to 25 minutes and the number of lunch periods has been doubled
- the microwaves and toasters have been removed
- new and visible signage has been installed
- all staff will wear masks and gloves and have undergone extensive training for COVID-19
- the Servery has a designated entrance and exit and the number of students waiting in line will be limited as social distance markers have been added
- all food will be “Grab ‘N Go” and served in pre-packaged, closed lid containers
- no soups, salad bar, or pizza station
- all utensils are individually wrapped and self-serve condiments
- no fountain drinks (only cans and bottles will be sold)
- students are encouraged to pay with their ID cards and limit the exchange of cash
- parents can manage their son’s school meals with an electronic declining balance where funds are placed on the account and subtracted from the balance www.mypaymentsplus.com