Information regarding the coronavirus

Our top priority at Carrollton is always the health and safety of all our students, faculty & staff. As such, we continue to monitor information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). We will share updates on this page as they become available.
 On this newly created page we are offering our community a resource center that might be of help in supporting our spiritual needs during this period of enforced distancing and uncertainty caused by the COVID 19 crisis. Within its contents you will find resources such as the link to the Society’s reflections and prayers, Sr. Suzanne Cooke’s blog – Musings, a short guide on the meaning of Espacio and recommendations for practicing it. Father Vallee’s video messaging to the Carrollton community, as well as, messaging from our Campus Ministry office and the office of Adult Spirituality are also included. The links will be updated with new content periodically. Our hope is that these resources will serve you well and nurture your spirit in the face of this global pandemic.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What decisions have been made by the school administration?

    Update as of 03-13-2020: Carrollton has decided to move into remote learning beginning Monday, March 16th.

    03-12-2020: At this time all scheduled school events remain on the calendar. We are closely monitoring the situation each day. Each of our currently scheduled events will be analyzed on a case by case basis and as the need arises.  The school administration will keep you informed of any necessary cancellations.
  • Q. When will school return?

    At this time we do not know when the coronavirus situation will settle enough for us to safely return to face-to-face classes. Rest assured that it is our intention to do so as soon as possible. There is no substitute for face-to-face classes. We will keep you regularly informed.
  • Q. What additional measures are being taken at Carrollton?

    Update as of 3-13-20: While our students are not at school, our faculty and staff will work diligently to ensure a vigorous remote learning program. Our maintenance and housekeeping staff will take advantage of the time to do a thorough cleaning and disinfection of all rooms, hallways, and other meeting and gathering spaces, offices, etc.

    03-12-2020: As always, the school provides access to clean and functional handwashing stations, soap, paper towels, and alcohol‐based hand sanitizer.  
     
    The custodial staff of Carrollton routinely cleans and disinfects all frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as doorknobs, banisters, countertops, faucet handles, water fountains, microwaves and office phones. In light of the coronavirus, our staff has increased its cleaning and disinfecting efforts in an attempt to stay ahead of the virus.
  • Q. What plan does the school have in place in the event of an outbreak locally?

    Update as of 3-13-20: Please refer to the first question. 

    03-12-2020: Our teachers are prepared to activate virtual learning classes if a shutdown becomes necessary. In that scenario, students will need to attend their classes and complete assignments and assessments remotely. Detailed information will be provided to students and parents if and when the situation arises.

    We will follow the guidance of local and state authorities and health officials to determine whether to shut down.
  • Q. What is the school doing regarding school-sponsored travel?

    We are cancelling all school-related events requiring air travel both international and domestic through May.
  • Q. What can parents do to help?

    Update as of 3-13-20:  I expect your cooperation in enforcing the principles and guidelines of social-distancingI count on your assistance to work together with the courage and confidence to combat the spread of this disease in our community by following the same recommended guidelines for handwashing and personal hygiene, eating well, staying hydrated, and being well-rested. 

    03-12-2020: As always, to prevent widespread communicable illnesses in the school, we recommend that your daughter stay home from school if she is experiencing flu or cold symptoms. Colds and most viral illnesses are the most contagious during the first 48 hours.  A student who has a fever should remain at home until “fever free” for a minimum of 24 hours without the need for over the counter medicines, as this only masks symptoms. A student who has started antibiotics needs to be on the medication for 48 hours before considered non-contagious and able to return to school. Remember that keeping a sick child at home will help minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.
  • Q. What happens if a student or employee becomes ill and/or comes to school sick?

    Faculty, staff, volunteers, and students are to stay home if/when they are sick. They have been reminded to not come to school until they are free of fever for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medication. 

    The faculty will report students who are sick to the nurse immediately. A decision will be made with administration as to whether the student should be sent home. Additionally, faculty and staff are asked to report any illness at home to the administration.
  • Q. How will my child's self-quarantine absence be treated?

    In the event that school is open and you/your physician have decided to keep your daughter out of school, her absences will be treated as "Excused - Absent w/ Illness".
"For the sake of one child, I would have founded the Society."
-Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat