Health and Wellness
In the spirit of cura personalis, care for the whole person, Jesuit is committed to the health and well-being of students, staff, and community members. Here you will find resources regarding communicable diseases, including Covid-19, concussion information, and student medical forms.
For mental health resources, please visit our Counseling and Advising office.
Communicable Disease Policy
Jesuit follows the Archdiocese of Portland’s policy regarding communicable diseases. Students or parents/guardians may obtain a copy of the policy from the school office.
Students must stay home if they feel ill, and should stay home for at least 24 hours if they have fever or vomiting.
If a student tests positive for any communicable disease, including but not limited to Covid-19, mononucleosis, conjunctivitis/pink eye, pertussis/whooping cough, and common flu, the parent or guardian must report that result to the nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org. Covid-19 testing may be administered to any and all Jesuit students if considered necessary by administration and/or if a student is exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19.
Reporting Covid-19: If your student tests positive while they are away from campus, please notify our School Health Nurses at email@example.com or 503-291-5459 with the following information: Name of Student, Grade, Date of Symptom Start, and Date of Positive Test. Someone will respond with more detailed information regarding next steps within 24 hours.
Masks and Mitigation Strategies: Following the guidelines of the CDC, ODE, and OHA, masks will no longer be required to be worn on Jesuit High School's campus. It is the choice of each individual to determine if they will wear a mask on campus. However, it is strongly recommended that individuals who have tested positive for Covid-19 and are returning to campus between days 6 and 10 of the isolation period wear a well-fitting mask through day 10 (see isolation period information below).
We welcome our community members to continue to wear masks during part or all of the school day if they choose to do so, recognizing that individuals have different circumstances, needs, and comfort levels at this time. Any members of the Jesuit community who choose to wear masks will be respected and supported. Any form of disrespect will not be tolerated.
In addition to the updates regarding masks, the OHA and ODE have put a pause on contact tracing and quarantine due to exposure to Covid-19 (see quarantine information below).
Finally, Jesuit has implemented the following health and safety mitigation strategies to help maximize full-time, in-person learning:
- Symptom screening, training and education
- Cleaning and disinfection
- Outside eating space availability
- Enhanced airflow and circulation
- Easy access to Covid-19 testing
- Isolation when positive Covid-19 cases occur
- Registered nurse on-site
- Optional mask wearing
- Encouraging Covid-19 vaccines and boosters
- When are masks required?
- When will a student need to quarantine?
- What is the isolation period for a positive case of Covid-19?
- When should a student stay home?
- What are the classroom protocols and protections?
- Recommendations from Oregon Health Authority
When are masks required?
Masks are no longer required on campus.
Masks are strongly recommended for individuals who have tested positive for Covid-19 and are returning to campus between days 6 and 10 from isolation.
As the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and our local public health authority relax or tighten face covering requirements, we will continue to follow their guidance.
When will a student need to quarantine?
Per the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon Department of Education (ODE), contact tracing and quarantine due to exposure to Covid-19 are no longer recommended in K-12 settings regardless of vaccination status. The decision to pause contact tracing and quarantining is based in science and acknowledges that these practices now have very limited, if any, impact on the transmission of COVID-19 in our community.
When applicable, notification of potential exposure will be sent to families so that they may monitor for symptoms.
Community members should continue to monitor for Covid-19 symptoms. If symptoms develop, individuals should stay home and are encouraged to get tested.
What is the isolation period for a positive case of Covid-19?
In accordance with the CDC guidelines, if you test positive for Covid-19, stay home for at least five days. You may return to school after five days if your symptoms are resolving. Upon returning to school, we strongly recommend masking for an additional five days. At this time, we are not requiring a negative test to return to school.
If you have been exposed to Covid-19, regardless of your vaccination status, we recommend wearing a mask for 10 days following the exposure; however, we are not requiring a quarantine period.
When should a student stay home?
Families should monitor for Covid-19 symptoms and call a doctor if student is experiencing a fever of 100.4 or higher, dry cough, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell. Additionally, students with any Covid-19 symptoms may not return to school until they have been symptom free for 24 hours without the aid of any relief medication.
If your student should test positive while they are away from campus, please notify our School Health Nurses, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-291-5459 with the following information: Name of Student, Grade, Date of Symptom Start, and Date of Positive Test. Some one will reach back with more detailed information regarding next steps within 24 hours.
What are the classroom protocols and protections?
Recommendations from Oregon Health Authority
- Remember the fundamentals: Sleep, healthy nutrition, and exercise
- Support school and local health authority policies and protocols
- Ask your child how you can support them
- Additional isolation guidelines from OHA
Jesuit High School is committed to providing the best care for all students who sustain concussions. As part of that care, we have compiled resources that will explain how concussion recovery is managed at Jesuit and additional resources that may be helpful in the injury recovery process. If you have any questions, contact our Athletic Trainer, Bryce Gillespie, at email@example.com.
Jesuit High School Forms:
- Concussion information sheet
- Post-concussion symptom scale
- Concussion return to learn protocol
- Suggested concussion return to participation form