STA Back To School NEWS & FAQs

STA COVID Protocol – Effective 2-28-2022

While the COVID vaccine has substantially turned the tide on the current epidemic, the pandemic continues to challenge many aspects of the way we live. STA is diligently working to find the best way to balance the health and safety of students and staff and the need for students to socialize and learn in an environment where they can interact as normally as possible. There are currently several ways to protect our STA school community.

  1. Vaccination – All eligible persons 12 or older can choose to be vaccinated against COVID.  According to the CDC, vaccinated students do not need to wear masks and will not need to quarantine if exposed to COVID.
  2. MasksAll students and staff will continue to be masked indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
  3. Physical distancing – The CDC recommends keeping unvaccinated children physically distanced when possible.
  4. AdequateVentilation – STA purchased air purifiers for every classroom in 2020.

As of now, we look forward to being able to provide a 100% in-person learning experience for our students. Our return to school COVID plan can and likely will change based on positive cases in our school or directives from Marion County or the Archdiocese. We are asking each family to complete the following information to best plan for our return to school.

As always, our goal is the safety of our families and the in-person education of our students. Please look for our Back to School letter coming soon for more details about the 2021-2022 school year.

Thank you for your partnership and understanding.  God Bless.

Father Varghese, Nancy Valdiserri
School Commission: Megan Bloede, Kate Erdel & Jessica Reckamp
Parish Council: Sharon Sperry

STA COVID Protocol Flow Chart: Updated 1/3/2022


STA Information

Marion County Health Department/Indiana State Department of Health Resources

Decisions regarding the COVID pandemic are subject to change based on guidance for the CDC and Marion County Health Department.

With precautions, we hope to provide 100% in-person learning for the entire year.


  • Encourage vaccinations as soon as any member of our Community is eligible.
  • All non vaccinated and vaccinated staff and students will wear masks except when eating/drinking or outside.
  • Physical distancing will occur when possible
  • Lunch will be in the gym with tables spread apart;  students separated if possible.
  • Air purifiers in every classroom.
  • Cleaning crew will clean, sanitize surfaces and sanitize using electrostatic spray twice/week.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available; hand washing taught/required. Teachers will sanitize desks during the day as needed.
  • Etc…..

Symptoms of COVID

  • People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
  • People with these symptoms (listed below) may have COVID-19:
    • A fever of 100.4 F or greater

    • Upper respiratory symptoms (congestion, sneezing, runny nose)

    • Cough

    • Headache

    • Chills

    • Fatigue

    • Muscle or body aches

    • Sore Throat

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Diarrhea

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

County/State Testing Resources:

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