The State Health Department has issued a new order in an effort to combat the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases. Based on this order, De La Salle Collegiate will transition to virtual learning, effective tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 16.
De La Salle will continue to welcome students to campus for in-person learning while adhering to all safety protocols that are in place. Students who are at home due to exposure, illness, or risk, will be able to join classes virtually.
If a student was COVID-19 positive at any time during the period we have been on pause (November 16 through present), DLS will need a doctor's verification on file at the school. The doctor’s note must include:
- A Diagnosis - stating Covid Positive
- A Return to School / Pt. cleared date
- Physician's contact info (clearly written, stamped, or typed)
- Physician's signature
Additionally, please keep in mind the following:
- Students that been deemed as a close contact to a positive case MAY return after a 14-day quarantine period.
- As per previous policy, a note is not required to return to school for an exposure, only a positive result.
De La Salle Collegiate Families,
Welcome to the De La Salle Collegiate COVID-19 dashboard. On this page we will post updated information regarding COVID-19 and its effect on our school. To this point we have been very fortunate to hold in-person learning for our students. We ask that all of our students and families remember to "mask-up" and maintain appropriate social distance so we can continue to provide a high quality education in our building on a daily basis.
Your son’s health is our top priority. We will keep you updated with any information that we receive. Please know that our school has followed all safety guidelines and will continue to do so.
St. John Baptiste de La Salle, Pray for Us!
Live Jesus In Our Hearts! Forever!
Brother Ken Kalinowski, FSC '84
As COVID-19 cases rise in Michigan and with families gathering at Thanksgiving, De La Salle Collegiate will go virtual for the week of November 30 - December 4.
On Thursday, Oct. 29, the school administration was notified that two students and one support staff member have tested positive for COVID-19.
A second positive COVID-19 case has been reported.
This information does not require you to quarantine. All students and members of the school community that are suspected to have had close contact with an individual that tests positive for COVID-19 will be notified by De La Salle Collegiate and/or the Macomb County Health Department.
Due to medical privacy laws, we are unable to release the names of any individuals who test positive for COVID-19. We will communicate all updates with you as we receive them. We appreciate your understanding of this matter.
We ask all students and their families to participate in wearing a mask and the practicing of appropriate social distance to ensure our students can continue to maintain a safe and positive learning environment.
If you have questions, contact the Macomb County Health Department. For further information regarding COVID-19 please visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus.
Thank you for your cooperation and assistance
This is a living document. It’s not set in stone, and will likely need to be updated as circumstances change. Our goal is to provide a roadmap – albeit not full proof – that supports the continuation of in-person learning at De La Salle Collegiate.
We worked diligently to prepare our Return to School Roadmap, and have been reassured by the Macomb County Health Department, the protocols that are now in place are working and will continue to safely provide our students with the highest-caliber learning environment. As we have learned since March, the circumstances and responses to the COVID-19 public health emergency are regularly changing. This could mean at some point our measures are not sufficient and would then require a transition to temporary distance-learning.
This roadmap will be updated as regularly with guidance from the State of Michigan, the Archdiocese of Detroit, and other applicable sources. This roadmap is not a substitute for professional medical advice or consultation or guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Archdiocese of Detroit, the State of Michigan, or other government sources. It is important that we all act responsibly to combat the virus, protect our fellow De La Salle community members, and ensure the best possible learning environment for our students.
We understand that our parents and students may have questions and concerns as we navigate new circumstances together. We want to hear those questions and concerns and address them promptly. Please reach out to the following contacts:
Health Concerns and Virus Exposure: Ms. Nicole Zarucki
Academics: Mr. Chris Dean
Athletics: Mr. Dennis Parks
Campus Ministry: Mrs. Jo Marie Ragona
Dress Code Requirements: Mr. Joe Gerardi
Under these new and challenging circumstances, De La Salle Collegiate remains committed to fostering an environment where each student can develop his faith, character, intellect, and morality. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.