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coronavirus: dashboard and information

COVID-19 Dashboard

Saint Ursula Academy’s website and COVID Reset and Restart Guidebook are sources of information allowing the campus community to remain updated on COVID-19 information related to campus as well as local and state communities.

The COVID-19 Dashboard is part of that information sharing, and the dashboard may be updated in terms of both data and design. It provides a snapshot of confirmed COVID-19 testing and cases on campus among members of the SUA school community as reported. The reporting of aggregate data will allow Saint Ursula Academy to protect the privacy of student and employee information while enabling us to observe and understand any trends around spread.


Potential Active Cases Reported


Definitions

Students: Students include all students who take classes at SUA.
Employees: Employees include all full-time and part-time SUA employees.  This includes faculty, staff, and administration.  The 10% threshold is based on faculty only.  
Tested Positive: Tested Positive is a count of individuals who have reported testing positive for COVID-19 and been on our campus.
SUA Quarantined: The number of students and/or employees who were in close contact of a positive case at Saint Ursula Academy.
% SUA Quarantined: The percentage of the total of students and/or employees who were in close contact of a positive case at Saint Ursula Academy.
Avg Quarantined Per Tested Positive: The average number of students and/or employees who were quarantined due to close contact of a positive case at Saint Ursula Academy.  Note:  This is not limited to the classroom environment and may be affected by extracurricular activities (e.g. - athletics).

Information Update: 3/16/2021

As we spring forward into the fourth quarter, Lelia and I do so with great joy and excitement. The fourth quarter is beginning to have a more familiar look and feel with 80-minute instructional periods, increased flexibility and independence during the 55-minute lunch/study hall break, and an extensive array of activities and celebrations.

Mr. Moran and I are also pleased to share that we are continuing to partner with the Counseling Department to establish additional academic support services.  Although we are extremely proud of the instruction that your students received during the first three quarters, we are well aware that some of our students are wanting a little more academic reinforcement.  The national and local research suggests that educational leaders MUST pay close attention to possible math and science challenges due to the pandemic.  According to Stephen Sawchuk and Sarah Sparks, one of the greatest factors in impacting student success in these two areas, in particular, is that “ the broader stress and trauma related to the pandemic may have worsened existing math anxiety in some students, and math anxiety can exacerbate students’ other stress while in class.”  At SUA, we will certainly follow the data and increase academic resources, along with social emotional support.

Ms. Roman and I are hopeful that parents had a chance to participate in their virtual parent speaker series.  The most recent session, Coping Skills for Managing Stress and Anxiety in a COVID World, was both informative and encouraging.  Parent and student resources to support increased anxiety and social emotional challenges continue to be the highest priority of our counselors.  If you or your student are in need of some additional guidance, please connect with your students’ counselor.

Ms. Utecht, Mr. Moran, and I continue to collaborate with our students and teachers to problem-solve solutions to increase time during the lunch/study hall break.  As we move into the fourth quarter, we will be increasing the number of locations throughout campus where students can eat and relax.  Increasing eating spaces will enable us to have less of a hard stop and start time for eating in Keller.  We shared this adjustment with the students on March 14.

And finally, Ms. Utecht continues to collaborate with Student Council and the Parents’ Board to create special events and surprises throughout the fourth quarter.  Our seniors will begin to have off-campus lunches and kick off their year-end celebrations on March 23 with the spring luncheon at The Phoenix. The Parents’ Board has prepared fun treats for all students on the three days leading up to spring break, March 29 - March 31. Beginning on April 12, all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will be encouraged to run for Student Council for the 2021-2022 school year, as the campaign and election season opens. Familiar and celebratory activities for Spirit Week, which runs April 19 - April 23, will include surprise treats, out of uniform days, and much more.  We also look forward to grade-level celebrations to be held on Friday, May 14, which is the day following seniors exams and the first day that the Class of 2021 will not be with us on campus.  We certainly have a lot of fun and community-building activities to look forward to in Q4.

Thank you for your unwavering support throughout this unprecedented time; brighter days are just around the corner.  Lelia and I will not miss any opportunity to honor and celebrate our SUA students.  We will be stronger and more united on the other side...

Information Resources

COVID-19 Hotlines