A second positive COVID-19 case has been reported.
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.
De La Salle Collegiate Families,
We have received a follow up from our earlier communication. We have subsequently learned that one of our varsity soccer coaches has also tested positive for COVID-19. This coach has not been in the school building and is not connected to our previous COVID-19 positive case. Per protocols, we have re-engaged with the Macomb County Health Department and the Archdiocese of Detroit to report this development.
Out of an abundance of caution, the players and staff working directly with this coach will be required to stay at home on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16 while the County fully investigates and provides our administration and medical personnel with further instruction. School still does remain open on Thursday, October 15, 2020. We will continue to update you with more information as it becomes available.
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
We have been notified that one of our students has tested positive with Covid.
When De La Salle Collegiate kicks off the 2020 soccer season next week, it will do so without fans in the stands at Saint John Baptist de La Salle Field.
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: Ms. Nicole Zarucki
Academics: Mr. Chris Dean
Athletics: Mr. Dennis Parks
Campus Ministry: Mrs. Jo Marie Ragona
Dress Code Requirements and Virus Exposure: 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.