Mary Pappas R.N.

Phone:  (718) 423-8810 ext. 234
Fax: (718) 423-1098



Medical Office


  • Nurse's Message
  • Incoming Students
  • Injury/Illness
  • Medication

COVID-19 Student Questionnaire

Screening Questions for Visitors

COVID-19 30 day Guidelines HERE
How Does COVID-19 Spread
NYS Corona Virus Info

COVID-19 Videos (Please View)

  1. HOW to put on face mask:

    https://www.cdc.gov/wcms/video/low-res/coronavirus/2020/1302130220_317296-How_to_wear_a_cloth_face_covering.mp4

  2. Social Distance

    https://www.cdc.gov/wcms/video/low-res/coronavirus/2020/23942394socialDistance.mp4

    https://www.cdc.gov/video/socialmedia/social-distancing_lores-2.mp4

  3. Hand Washing

    https://www.cdc.gov/video/cdctv/handwashing/306898_WYKTK_Handwashing.mp4


Dear Parents, Students and Guardians,

We are all hearing the latest updates on the news from the CDC and individual cities and states.

As a school, we all must continue to wear masks and maintain social distancing (6 feet apart).

Please be assured that I continue to monitor all updates and will keep you posted of any changes specifically related to school communities


As of Wednesday, May 19th, we have 7 new cases since my last reported update on Wednesday, April 21  This information is located on the SFP homepage under Medical link.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or specific concerns.

If your child received the COVID vaccine and you would like me to keep this record on file, please forward me the completed COVID Vaccine documentation.  You are not obligated to share this, but if you do want me to include it in your child's medical file, I am available to do so.

Thank you,
Mary Pappas, RN


SFP COMMUNITY COVID UPDATE:

Updated Screening Questions for Visitors to St. Francis


Dear Parents, Students and Guardians,

We are all hearing the latest updates on the news from the CDC and individual cities and states.

As a school, we all must continue to wear masks and maintain social distancing (6 feet apart).

Please be assured that I continue to monitor all updates and will keep you posted of any changes specifically related to school communities


As of Wednesday, May 19th, we have 7 new cases since my last reported update on Wednesday, April 21  This information is located on the SFP homepage under Medical link.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or specific concerns.

If your child received the COVID vaccine and you would like me to keep this record on file, please forward me the completed COVID Vaccine documentation.  You are not obligated to share this, but if you do want me to include it in your child's medical file, I am available to do so.

Thank you,
Mary Pappas, RN


SFP COMMUNITY COVID UPDATE:

This bulletin includes important information about travel.

Travel within the United States

  • Travelers arriving back to New York must immediately self-isolate only if they suspect they have been exposed while away or have any symptoms related to COVID.  In such cases, please keep your child home to work remotely and contact the Attendance Office and school nurse.  
  • IF upon return from Domestic Travel there are no such concerns, your child may resume normal activity.  If you have none of the above concerns, there is no quarantine requirement

The Quarantine requirement upon return from OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES remains in effect:

  • Fully vaccinated individuals and travelers who have fully recovered from laboratory confirmed Covid-19 during the past 3 months do not have to quarantine. 
  • Otherwise, you must get tested 3-5 days after arrival in New York and quarantine for 7 days. If you do not test, quarantine 10 days.
  • Avoid contact with people at higher risk for severe disease for 14 days after travel regardless of test.

Please continue to be mindful to wear a mask, wash your hands often, and monitor your surroundings to reduce the risk of exposure.

As of Wednesday, April 21, we have 20 new cases since my last reported update on Friday, April 9.  This information is located on the SFP homepage under Medical link.    

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or specific concerns.

Thank you,
Mary Pappas, RN


SFP COMMUNITY COVID UPDATE:

As of Friday, April 9th, we have 30 new cases since my last reported update on Friday, March 19th.  This information is located on the SFP homepage under Medical link.  

Please continue to be mindful to wear a mask, washing your hands often and monitoring your surroundings to reduce the risk of exposure.
If your child feels ill please keep them home and contact the attendance office.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or specific concerns.
Thank you
Mary Pappas, RN


Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students:

This message is about updates to Quarantine guidelines.

If your child has had COVID within 90 days of being notified of an exposure OR within the time of traveling in the United States, your child may qualify for an exemption to Quarantine.

If your child is notified of being exposed to a COVID positive person within 90 days of having had COVID, your child may qualify for an exemption to Quarantine.

If your child received the full COVID vaccine and 14 days has passed since the completion of vaccination, your child may qualify for an exemption to Quarantine associated with an exposure or returning from traveling.

Such documentation needs to be clearly labeled with the date of completed vaccination and/or confirmed case of COVID. 

Once I receive the documentation, I will be able to provide you further guidance. 

If you choose not to share any such documentation, I will not be able to provide you with any guidance.  Your child will then have to quarantine as mandated.

Please monitor requirements on the NYS and NYC Department of Health website for specific details and any possible future changes to the quarantine protocols.

Thank you.
Mary Pappas, BS, RN School Nurse


Dear SFP Community,

REGARDING TRAVEL:  As of now, all persons who have had COVID in the past 90 days do not have to quarantine from travels only in the United States.  Any persons who are fully vaccinated and are 14 days since that vaccination do not have to be quarantined from travels only in the United States.

This Quarantine exemption is specific to the time-line of your date of travel. 

Those students with this exemption will need to submit documentation to the SFP medical office.

The names of those with this exemption still need to be submitted to the Department of Health for contact tracing purposes.

For travel outside of the United Statesall must quarantinethere are no exemptions. 

Please monitor requirements on the NYS and NYC Department of Health website for specific details.   Information is also posted on the SFP Medical link located on the homepage.

Please inform me of your upcoming travels so we can have a clear understanding of what is expected before your child returns to SFP.  

When in doubt for any reason, please keep your child home if he or she has been in an environment at risk for COVID exposure.  Please notify the Attendance Office if your child is going to be absent or not attending their in-person cohort day.

As of Friday, March 19th, we have 25 new cases since my last reported update on Wednesday, March 3rd.  This information is located on the SFP homepage under Medical link.

Again, please inform me if your child travels or if there is any confirmed exposure or concern about exposure to COVID at any time.

Also, please inform me if you believe your child qualifies for either of these exemptions to quarantine related to Travel.

I will continue to keep you posted on protocol changes as they pertain to SFP.

Thank you.

Mary Pappas, RN, BSN

School Nurse


Dear SFP Community,

I am writing to each of you with very important reminders as we all continue to navigate our daily lives with the requirements associated with travel, social distancing, modifying our surroundings and activities to best adhere to COVID protocols and policies. 

Regarding Travel:  If you travel you must inform St Francis Prep.    

In the majority of cases, quarantine is required related to travel and in most instances also getting a COVID test upon arrival back to New York.   

Please see requirements on the NYS and NYC Department of health website for specific details.   Also, information is posted on the SFP Medical link, located on the homepage.

Please inform me of your upcoming travels so we can have a clear understanding of what is expected before your child returns to SFP.

When in doubt, for any reason, Please keep your child home if they have been in an environment at risk for COVID exposure.  Please notify the attendance office under these circumstances.

If your child is COVID positive, regardless of their Cohort Status, you must inform me as soon as you receive the results.  While the results are pending, DO NOT send your child to school or any activity.

If your child needs to quarantine due to an exposure related to anyone, you must inform me as soon as you are aware: Please Do not send your child to school or any activity if they are required to quarantine.

As of today (Wednesday, March 3rd) we have 21 new cases since my last reported update on Friday, Feb 12th (located on the SFP homepage under Medical link).

Please be assured, SFP Building continues to be cleaned throughout each day.  Our COVID protocols are consistently monitored; we all remain vigilant every day.

As a community, we also need to be very mindful of our activities and gatherings when not in school.  We need to work together and do our part to make good decisions and keep communication between families and school open to avoid any unnecessary risk related to COVID exposure.

Again, please inform me if your child travels or if there is any confirmed or concern about exposure to COVID at anytime.

Thank you

Mary Pappas, RN, BSN

School Nurse


Dear SFP Community,

As of today  (Friday, Feb. 12th) we have 12 new cases since my last reported update on Thursday, Feb. 4th (located on the SFP homepage under Medical link).

These individuals are self-isolating at home.  Any person associated to this exposure is also home on quarantine.

Over this upcoming Winter Break week, please remain home when school resumes IF you have traveled outside of New York or have any reason to believe you have been exposed to a COVID positive person.  It is important we discuss the details of any such concern to determine if any further steps are necessary before your child returns in-person to SFP.

Please notify your child's primary physician if you have any concerns.

We each need to do our part to keep one another safe.    

Please see prior messages containing important COVID Protocol reminders.

Please continue to notify me via e-mail, if your child is diagnosed with or exposed to COVID -19.

Thank you
Mary Pappas, RN, BSN


Dear SFP Community,

As of today (Thursday, Feb. 4th)  we have 11 new cases reported since my last reported update on January 25th (located on the SFP homepage under Medical link).

These individuals are self-isolating at home.  Any person associated to this exposure is also home on quarantine.

If at anytime your child, who is an SFP Student, is informed to quarantine due to a non-school related activity, please make sure to inform me of this quarantine requirement.

We each need to do our part to keep one another safe.    

Please see prior messages containing important COVID Protocol reminders.

Please continue to notify me if your child is diagnosed with or exposed to COVID -19.

Thank you
Mary Pappas, RN, BSN


Dear SFP Community,

As of today (Monday, Jan. 25, 2021), we have 8 new cases reported since my last reported update on January 21st (located on the SFP homepage under Medical link).
These individuals are self-isolating at home.  Any person associated to this exposure is also home on quarantine.

In the school building, everyone continues to follow all COVID protocols; we are very proud of both the students and adults for their efforts to do so.
Please remember to follow all COVID Protocols, including wearing a mask, keeping socially distant, washing your hands often, and monitoring your own health. Please also continue to follow the travel guidelines.

If at anytime your child, who is an SFP Student, is informed to quarantine due to a non-school related activity, please make sure to inform me of this quarantine requirement.

We each need to do our part to keep one another safe.

Please continue to notify me if your child is diagnosed with or exposed to COVID -19.

Thank you.
Mary Pappas, RN, BSN


Dear SFP Community, 

As of today (Thursday, Jan 21, 2021), we have 13 new cases reported since my last reported update on January 13th (located on the SFP homepage under Medical link).

These individuals are self-isolating at home.  Any person associated to this exposure is also home on quarantine.

In the school building, everyone continues to follow all COVID protocols; we are very proud of both the students and adults for their efforts to do so.

Please remember to follow all COVID Protocols, including wearing a mask, keeping socially distant, washing your hands often, and monitoring your own health. Please also continue to follow the travel guidelines. 

Together we each need to do our part.

Please continue to notify me if your child is diagnosed with or exposed to COVID -19.

Thank you.

Mary Pappas, RN, BSN


Dear SFP Community, 
As of today (Wednesday: Jan 13, 2021), we have 9 new cases reported since my last reported update on January 6th (located on the SFP homepage under Medical link).
In addition to reminding you to check the SFP medical postings on a regular basis, I will continue to follow these new guidelines at SFP:
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced updated quarantine GUIDELINES for New York State that are consistent with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control. Under the new guidelines, individuals exposed to COVID-19 can end their quarantine after 10 days without a testing requirement as long as no symptoms have been reported during the quarantine period. After day 10 is reached, individuals must continue monitoring for symptoms through day 14; if any symptoms develop, they should immediately self-isolate and contact the local health department or their healthcare provider to report this change and determine if they should seek testing.
Please continue to notify me if your child is diagnosed with or exposed to COVID -19.If your child gets sick or is exposed over the upcoming long  weekend, please do not send them to school and contact my office on 1-19-21.
Thank you.

Mary Pappas, RN, BSN


Dear SFP Community,

To best keep you informed and not overwhelm you with repeated details, please refer to my messages posted on the SFP Medical link on the home page of the school website. 

As of today (Wednesday: Jan 6, 2021), we have 16 new cases reported since my last reported update on December 23rd (located on the SFP homepage under Medical link).

In addition to reminding you to check the SFP medical postings on a regular basis, I also want to take this opportunity to inform you SFP will be following these new guidelines:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced updated quarantine GUIDELINES for New York State that are consistent with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control. Under the new guidelines, individuals exposed to COVID-19 can end their quarantine after 10 days without a testing requirement as long as no symptoms have been reported during the quarantine period. After day 10 is reached, individuals must continue monitoring for symptoms through day 14; if any symptoms develop, they should immediately self-isolate and contact the local health department or their healthcare provider to report this change and determine if they should seek testing.

Please continue to notify me if your child is diagnosed with or exposed to COVID -19.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Mary Pappas
School Nurse


To All Members of the SFP Community,

As of today (Wednesday: Dec 23rd) we have been notified of 5 new COVID cases among the SFP community since my previous message on Thursday, Dec 17th.  None of these new cases require any other person among SFP community to quarantine

These individuals are self-isolating at home in accordance with guidelines from the Department of Heath and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about these individuals.

I have shared and will continue to share such information with you in accordance with the Department of Health directives.

To best address the question of updated CDC guidelines and the NYC Dept. of Health Protocols that SFP must adhere to, please see the statement below from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The City is reviewing the CDC’s new guidance on alternatives to reducing the length of quarantine and discussing with New York State how this will impact operations in New York. 

The new CDC recommendations have not yet been adopted in NYS.

Quarantine remains 14 days.

To date, this brings our total to 48 COVID positive cases since September 2020.

We remind all members of the SFP community: If you have any doubt about your own health or possible exposure to COVID-19 or pending COVID test, please stay home until you consult with your personal doctor.  

Depending on the specific details of any COVID positive individual, some may require a negative test at the end of their quarantine before returning to SFP while others may not require such a follow-up test.  That decision is determined by the DOH and provided to me regarding each case.

Please continue to monitor all COVID Regulation updates by New York State and City.

Sincerely,

Mary Pappas, RN, BSN


To All Members of the SFP Community,

As of today (Thursday: Dec 17th) we have been notified of 5 new COVID cases among the SFP community since my previous e-mail on Friday: Dec 11th.  None of these new cases require any other person among SFP community to quarantine

These individuals are self-isolating at home in accordance with guidelines from the Department of Heath and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about these individuals.

I have shared and will continue to share such information with you in accordance with the Department of Health directives.

To best address the question of updated CDC guidelines and the NYC Dept. of Health Protocols that SFP must adhere to, please see the statement below from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The City is reviewing the CDC’s new guidance on alternatives to reducing the length of quarantine and discussing with New York State how this will impact operations in New York. 

The new CDC recommendations have not yet been adopted in NYS.

Quarantine remains 14 days.

To date, this brings our total to 43 COVID positive cases since September 2020.

We remind all members of the SFP community: If you have any doubt about your own health or possible exposure to COVID-19 or pending COVID test, please stay home until you consult with your personal doctor.  

Depending on the specific details of any COVID positive individual, some may require a negative test at the end of their quarantine before returning to SFP while others may not require such a follow-up test.  That decision is determined by the DOH and provided to me regarding each case.

As we enter the winter break, please monitor all COVID Regulation updates by New York State and City.

Sincerely,

Mary Pappas, RN, BSN


To All Members of the SFP Community,

During this week and our upcoming Winter break, our COVID community update memo will be posted only on the Medical Link on the SFP Homepage.

During this time, if any person needs to be notified of a quarantine, please be assured such persons will receive a personal email and phone call.  The update to all will be posted only on the SFP Homepage Medical Link.

We remind everyone that if you are traveling during the holiday you must monitor Governor Cuomo's COVID Travel Requirements.  We trust all will follow such regulations, including quarantine procedure and having a negative COVID test before leaving home after return and before returning to any activities and to in-person learning at SFP.

Please email me during the holiday if your child is tested positive so we can be sure to monitor and reassure the community that everyone is following the COVID Protocols, as we have been doing. 

I will periodically check my emails. If you have an emergency situation, please contact your doctor.

Please be safe.

Sincerely,

Mary Pappas, RN


To All Members of the SFP Community,

As of today (Friday, Dec. 11th), we have 2 new COVID cases among the SFP community since my previous e-mail on Wednesday.

These individuals are self-isolating at home in accordance with guidelines from the Department of Heath and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about these individuals.

I have shared and will continue to share such information with you in accordance with the Department of Health directives.

One of these new cases requires others to quarantine, while the other does not. Those who do need to quarantine have been notified.

To best address the question of updated CDC guidelines and the NYC Dept. of Health Protocols that SFP must adhere to, please see the statement below from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The City is reviewing the CDC’s new guidance on alternatives to reducing the length of quarantine and discussing with New York State how this will impact operations in New York. 

The new CDC recommendations have not yet been adopted in NYS.

Quarantine remains 14 days.

To date, this brings our total to 38 COVID positive cases since September 2020.

We remind all members of the SFP community: If you have any doubt about your own health or possible exposure to COVID-19 or pending COVID test, please stay home until you consult with your personal doctor.  Please contact me if you have any concerns to report.

Depending on the specific details of any COVID positive individual, some may require a negative test at the end of their quarantine before returning to SFP while others may not require such a follow-up test.  That decision is determined by the DOH and provided to me regarding each case.

Sincerely,

Mary Pappas, RN, BSN


To All Members of the SFP Community,

On Friday (Dec 4th) afternoon I was informed of a COVID case among a community member who has not been in the building and does not require any other person to quarantine.  The DOH has been informed of this new case.

This individual is self-isolating at home in accordance with guidelines from the Department of Heath and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about this individual

I have shared and will continue to share such information with you in accordance with the Department of Health directives.

Please be assured that we have no evidence of individuals having contracted COVID from any exposure at SFP or any related SFP activities.  We continue to monitor all reported cases and review contact tracing details for each individual case.

To best address the question of updated CDC guidelines and the NYC Dept. of Health Protocols that SFP must adhere to, please see the statement below from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The City is reviewing the CDC’s new guidance on alternatives to reducing the length of quarantine and discussing with New York State how this will impact operations in New York. 

The new CDC recommendations have not yet been adopted in NYS.

Quarantine remains 14 days.

To date, this brings our total to 27 COVID positive cases since September 2020.

We remind all members of the SFP community: If you have any doubt about your own health or possible exposure to COVID-19 or pending COVID test, please do not come to school until you consult with your personal doctor and call me to discuss any details. 

Depending on the specific details of any COVID Positive individual, some may require a negative test at the end of their quarantine before returning to SFP while others may not require such follow up test.  That decision is determined by the DOH and provided to me regarding each case.

Sincerely,
Mary Pappas, RN, BSN


To All Members of the SFP Community,

To best address the question of updated CDC guidelines and the NYC Dept. of Health Protocols that SFP must adhere to, please see the statement below from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The City is reviewing the CDC’s new guidance on alternatives to reducing the length of quarantine and discussing with New York State how this will impact operations in New York. 

The new CDC recommendations have not yet been adopted in NYS.

Quarantine remains 14 days.

Additionally, I have been informed of a COVID positive case of a member of the SFP community who has not been in the school recently and therefore does not require any other person to quarantine. The DOH is aware of this new case.

This individual is self-isolating at home in accordance with guidelines from the Department of Heath and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about this individual.

I have shared and will continue to share such information with you in accordance with the Department of Health directives.

To date, this brings our total to 26 COVID positive cases since September 2020.

We remind all members of the SFP community: If you have any doubt about your own health or possible exposure to COVID-19 or pending COVID test, please do not come to school until you consult with your personal doctor and call me to discuss any details. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Mary Pappas, RN, BSN


To All Members of the SFP Community,

As of today (Wednesday, Dec. 2nd) we have one more new case reported since my last e-mail on Dec.1st.

This individual is self-isolating at home in accordance with guidelines from the Department of Heath and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about this individual.

The details of this individual's exposure time period does require other person's at SFP to quarantine; The DOH is aware and the notification is in process.

I have shared and will continue to share such information with you in accordance with the Department of Health directives.

To date, this brings our total to 25 COVID Positive cases since September 2020.

We remind all members of the SFP community - If you have any doubt about your own health or possible exposure to COVID-19 , Please do not come to school until you consult with your personal doctor and call me to discuss any details.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mary Pappas, RN, BSN


To All Members of the SFP Community,

As of today (Tuesday, Dec. 1st) we have 3 additional new cases reported since my last e-mail on Nov. 28th.

These individuals are self-isolating at home in accordance with guidelines from the Department of Heath and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about these individuals.

The details of these individual's exposure time period does not require any other person's at SFP to quarantine; The DOH is aware and the notification is in process.

I have shared and will continue to share such information with you in accordance with the Department of Health directives.

To date, this brings our total to 24 Covid Positive cases since September 2020.

Sincerely,

Mary Pappas, RN, BSN


To All Members of the SFP Community,

As of today (Saturday: Nov 28th) we have 9 new cases reported since the evening of Tuesday, Nov 24th.  These individuals are self-isolating at home in accordance with guidelines from the Department of Heath and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about these individuals.

The details of these individual's exposure time period does require other people to quarantine; DOH is aware and the notification is in process.

I have shared and will continue to share such information with you in accordance with the Department of Health directives.

To date, this brings our total to 21 Covid Positive cases since September 2020.

Sincerely,

Mary Pappas, RN, BSN


To All Members of the SFP Community,,

Good Afternoon, since yesterday evening I have been notified about 2 more members of the Prep community who has tested positive for COVID-19. In accordance with guidelines from Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this individual is self-isolating at home.

To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about this individual.

The details of these individual's exposure time period does not require any other people to quarantine, especially since we have been remote learning.

I have shared and will continue to share such information with you in accordance with the Department of Health directives.

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your rest.

Thank you,
Mary Pappas
School Nurse


To All Members of the SFP Community,

Yesterday (Wednesday: Nov 18th) afternoon I was notified about another member of the Prep community who has tested positive for COVID-19. In accordance with guidelines from Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this individual is self-isolating at home.

To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about this individual.

The details of this person's exposure time period does not require any other people to quarantine.

I have shared and will continue to share such information with you in accordance with the Department of Health directives.   

To date, this is our 12th case.

Thank you,
Mary Pappas
School Nurse


To All Members of the SFP Community,

I was notified this morning of a member of the Prep community member who has tested positive for COVID-19. In accordance with guidelines from Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this individual is self-isolating at home.

To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about this individual.

Please be assured any persons who were in close contact with this COVID positive individual have been notified and will quarantine for 14 days as directed by the N.Y.C. Department of Health.

I have shared and will continue to share such information with you in accordance with the Department of Health directives.   

To date, this is our 11th case.

Thank you,
Mary Pappas
School Nurse


To All Members of the SFP Community:

We were informed of a COVID-19 positive case of a student in Cohort B.   Upon notification, our School Nurse Mary Pappas consulted with the Department of Health.  It has been confirmed that the students in this student's classes and those teachers must quarantine at home for 14 days.

The specific students in the classes of this positive student and their parents have been notified.  The specific teachers have also been notified and will teach their classes remotely from home.  If there were any other persons exposed, they were also notified.

The quarantined teachers will be teaching from home to all their classes through the Smart Board.  We will have supervision in the classroom for in-person students in these classes.  Instruction in all classes will continue.

Only those specific students and teachers who were notified will remain home under quarantine.

If any students or faculty members associated with this quarantine feel ill, they have been informed to contact Ms. Pappas for further instructions and to consult with their personal physician.

Sincerely,
Patrick McLaughlin
Principal


To All Members of the SFP Community,

We were informed of a COVID-19 positive case of a student in Cohort A.   Upon notification, our School Nurse Mary Pappas consulted with the Department of Health.  It has been confirmed that the students in this student's classes and those teachers must quarantine at home for 14 days.

The specific students in the classes of this positive student and their parents have been notified.  The specific teachers have also been notified and will teach their classes remotely from home.  If there were any other persons exposed, they were also notified.

The quarantined teachers will be teaching from home to all their classes through the Smart Board.  We will have supervision in the classroom for in-person students in these classes.  Instruction in all classes will continue.

Only those specific students and teachers who were notified will remain home under quarantine.

If any students or faculty members associated with this quarantine feel ill, they have been informed to contact Ms. Pappas for further instructions and to consult with their personal physician.

Sincerely,
Patrick McLaughlin
Principal


TO:  All Members of the SFP Community,

I was notified late last night of another COVID 19  positive case which was confirmed this morning.

In accordance with guidelines from Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this individual is self-isolating at home.

To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about this individual.

There is no need for anyone else to quarantine as this person was not in the building during an infectious period.

I have and continue to share such information with you in accordance with the Department of Health Directives.

Thank you,

Mary Pappas


TO:  All Members of the SFP Community,

St. Francis Prep has learned that a member of the Prep community has tested positive for COVID-19. In accordance with guidelines from Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this individual is self-isolating at home.

To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about this individual.

There is no need for anyone else to quarantine as this person was not in the building during an infectious period.

I have and continue to share such information with you in accordance with the Department of Health Directives.

Thank you,
Mary Pappas


Dear Faculty, Staff, Parents, Guardians, and Students of SFP:
As of Wednesday, November 4, 2020, NEW COVID Travel Guidelines are in effect for New York.
If you are traveling, please be aware of the following mandates:

  • For travelers who were in another state for more than 24 hours:

-Travelers must obtain a test within three days of departure from that state.
-The traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days.
-On day 4 of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests come back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test.  

  • For travelers who were in another state for less than 24 hours:

-The traveler does not need a test prior to departure from the other state and does not need to quarantine upon arrival in New York State.
-However, the traveler must fill out our traveler form upon entry into New York State and take a COVID diagnostic test 4 days after arrival in New York.

The above travel policy does not apply to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts.    Travel to these states from New York should be only for essential reasons.

ALL COVID-19 Test results must be submitted to SFP School Nurse.

In addition to the travel advisory, the following screening questions remain intact:

  • I have had any COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days:

NO______  YES_____

  • I tested Positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days:     

NO______  YES_____

  • I have been in close contact with a COVID-19 positive person in the past 14 days:

NO_____  YES______

All Students are expected to review all screening  protocols daily and report any concerns to SFP Nurse immediately for further instructions.   Students will be able to review this document daily on their powerschool portal.
SFP will continue to take temperatures of all upon arrival each day.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,
Mary Pappas, RN
School Nurse


TO:  All Members of the SFP Community,

St. Francis Prep has learned that a member of the Prep community has tested positive for COVID-19. In accordance with guidelines from Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this individual is self-isolating at home.

To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about this individual.

There is no need for anyone else to quarantine as this person was not in the building during an infectious period.

I have and continue to share such information with you in accordance with the Department of Health Directives.

Thank you,

Mary Pappas


Dear SFP Community,

Hope all of you continue to be well.Please keep the travel list in mind when making future Holiday plans.

As of Tuesday, Oct. 27, the travel advisory includes the following states and territories:

  •  Alaska 
  • Alabama 
  • Arkansas 
  • Arizona 
  • California 
  • Colorado 
  • Delaware 
  • Florida 
  • Georgia 
  • Guam 
  • Iowa 
  • Idaho 
  • Illinois 
  • Indiana 
  • Kansas 
  • Kentucky 
  • Louisiana 
  • Maryland 
  • Michigan 
  • Minnesota 
  • Missouri 
  • Mississippi 
  • Montana 
  • North Carolina 
  • North Dakota 
  • Nebraska 
  • New Mexico 
  • Nevada 
  • Ohio 
  • Oklahoma 
  • Puerto Rico 
  • Rhode Island 
  • South Carolina 
  • South Dakota 
  • Tennessee 
  • Texas 
  • Utah 
  • Virginia 
  • Wisconsin 
  • West Virginia 
  • Wyoming 

Additionally, N.Y. Governor Cuomo has shared the following comment: "There is no practical way to quarantine New York from Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut..... However, to the extent travel between these states is not essential, it should be avoided."

Thank you
Mary Pappas, RN


As per New York Governor Cuomo: As of Oct. 20th, 43 states meet the criteria for N.Y.S. Travel Advisory.   

Please review the full, updated travel advisory list below; Travel to any of these areas requires mandated quarantine for 14 days once you return to New York.


  • Alaska 
  • Alabama 
  • Arkansas 
  • Arizona 
  • Colorado 
  • Delaware 
  • Florida 
  • Georgia 
  • Guam 
  • Iowa 
  • Idaho 
  • Illinois 
  • Indiana 
  • Kansas 
  • Kentucky 
  • Louisiana 
  • Maryland 
  • Michigan 
  • Minnesota 
  • Missouri 
  • Mississippi 
  • Montana 
  • North Carolina 
  • North Dakota 
  • Nebraska 
  • New Mexico 
  • Nevada 
  • Ohio 
  • Oklahoma 
  • Puerto Rico 
  • Rhode Island 
  • South Carolina 
  • South Dakota 
  • Tennessee 
  • Texas 
  • Utah 
  • Virginia 
  • Wisconsin 
  • West Virginia 
  • Wyoming 

Additionally, N.Y. Governor Cuomo has shared the following comment: "There is no practical way to quarantine New York from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut..... However, to the extent travel between the states is not essential, it should be avoided.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding any of this travel criteria.

Sincerely,
Mary Pappas, RN


As of Oct. 13, 2020 - Please see the updated travel advisory list is below:

  • Alaska
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  •  Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Guam
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • New Mexico
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

Mary Pappas, RN, BSN


Wednesday, September 30, 2020

To All Members of the SFP Community,

We were informed late in the day on Tuesday of a COVID-19 positive test of a member of the senior class in Cohort A. After consultation with the D.O.H. today, Ms. Pappas confirmed that the students in the same classes and those teachers must quarantine at home for 14 days.

At this point, we are not aware of any related student having any symptoms. The students in the classes of the student and their parents have been notified. The teachers have also been notified and will teach their classes remotely from home. The other students in the classes will have supervision in the classroom while attending the class as the teachers instruct remotely through the Smart Board.

Please be assured that, during these days we are all working remotely from home because of our technology issue, the building is being thoroughly cleaned. I will be sending a separate email to update you about our technology issue, but for now we plan to resume in-person learning on Monday, Oct 5th (Cohort B day).

Again, only those specific students and teachers who were notified will remain home under quarantine. The quarantine will end on Friday, Oct. 9th. The names of these students and faculty members have been submitted to the D.O.H. as required. If any student or faculty member associated with this quarantine feels ill, they have been told to contact Ms. Pappas for further instructions.

The reason the first case did not require any further steps from SFP is that the student did not have contact with peers or teachers while in the "infectious" time period. This was confirmed by the D.O.H.

Sincerely,
Mr. McLaughlin


Dear SFP Community,

Governor Cuomo has Posted an updated Travel Advisory SEPTEMBER 22, 2020.

Attached is a detailed list of states added and removed over the last few months

Please continue to monitor your personal travel and close contact with anyone who has returned from such travel recently.  Monitor your temperature (it should be 100.0 F or below) and report any fever, COVID-19 exposure, or symptoms to your doctor.

Anyone who has traveled from any U.S. state(s) / territories listed below to NY must quarantine for 14 days.

Additionally, the Travel Advisory for international travel remains also in effect.

If you are among those who must quarantine, please be aware you cannot enter the SFP Building during that time.

As we approach the return to school, please be very mindful of your travels. We all need to be safe and follow all COVID protocols, including the travel advisory responsibly.

Please email me with any concerns or questions you may have.

REVISED “hot spot” U.S. states and territories:

NY Governor “Hot States” Travel advisory: 
As of Tuesday, September 22, 2020 there are currently 35 states and U.S. jurisdictions that meet the criteria stated above:

  • Alabama (added 6/24/20)
  • Alaska (re-added 9/1/20)
  • Arizona (re-added 9/22/20)
  • Arkansas (added 6/24/20)
  • Delaware (re-added 9/8/20)
  • Florida (added 6/24/20)
  • Georgia (added 6/30/20)
  • Guam (added 8/25/20)
  • Idaho (added 6/30/20)
  • Illinois (added 7/28/20)
  • Indiana (added 7/21/20)
  • Iowa (added 6/30/20)
  • Kansas (added 7/7/20)
  • Kentucky (added 7/28/20)
  • Louisiana (added 6/30/20)
  • Minnesota (re-added 9/22/20)
  • Mississippi (added 6/30/20)
  • Missouri (added 7/21/20)
  • Montana (re-added 9/1/20)
  • Nebraska (added 7/21/20)
  • Nevada (re-added 9/22/20)
  • North Carolina (added 6/24/20)
  • North Dakota (added 7/21/20)
  • Oklahoma (added 7/7/20)
  • Puerto Rico (re-added 9/15/20)
  • Rhode Island (re-added 9/22/20)
  • South Carolina (added 6/24/20)
  • South Dakota (added 8/11/20)
  • Tennessee (added 6/30/20)
  • Texas (added 6/24/20)
  • Utah (added 6/24/20)
  • Virginia (added 7/21/20)
  • West Virginia (added 9/8/20)
  • Wisconsin (added 7/14/20)
  • Wyoming (re-added 9/22/20)

This list will be updated regularly.


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Dear SFP Community,

Governor Cuomo has Posted an updated Travel Advisory SEPTEMBER 15, 2020.

Attached is a detailed list of states added and removed over the last few months

Please continue to monitor your personal travel and close contact with anyone who has returned from such travel recently.  Monitor your temperature (it should be 100.0 F or below) and report any fever, COVID-19 exposure, or symptoms to your doctor.

Anyone who has traveled from any U.S. state(s) / territories listed below to NY must quarantine for 14 days.

Additionally, the Travel Advisory for international travel remains also in effect.

If you are among those who must quarantine, please be aware you cannot enter the SFP Building during that time.

As we approach the return to school, please be very mindful of your travels. We all need to be safe and follow all COVID protocols, including the travel advisory responsibly.

Please email me with any concerns or questions you may have.

REVISED “hot spot” U.S. states and territories:

NY Governor “Hot States” Travel advisory: 

As of Tuesday, September 15, there are currently 30 states and U.S. jurisdictions that meet the criteria stated above:

  • Alabama (added 6/24/20)
  • Alaska (re-added 9/1/20)
  • Arkansas (added 6/24/20)
  • Delaware (re-added 9/8/20)
  • Florida (added 6/24/20)
  • Georgia (added 6/30/20)
  • Guam (added 8/25/20)
  • Idaho (added 6/30/20)
  • Illinois (added 7/28/20)
  • Indiana (added 7/21/20)
  • Iowa (added 6/30/20)
  • Kansas (added 7/7/20)
  • Kentucky (added 7/28/20)
  • Louisiana (added 6/30/20)
  • Mississippi (added 6/30/20)
  • Missouri (added 7/21/20)
  • Montana (re-added 9/1/20)
  • Nebraska (added 7/21/20)
  • North Carolina (added 6/24/20)
  • North Dakota (added 7/21/20)
  • Oklahoma (added 7/7/20)
  • Puerto Rico (re-added 9/15/20)
  • South Carolina (added 6/24/20)
  • South Dakota (added 8/11/20)
  • Tennessee (added 6/30/20)
  • Texas (added 6/24/20)
  • Utah (added 6/24/20)
  • Virginia (added 7/21/20)
  • West Virginia (added 9/8/20)
  • Wisconsin (added 7/14/20)

Note: California, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, and Ohio were removed 9/15/20. The Virgin Islands were removed 9/8/20. Arizona was removed 8/25/20. New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Washington were removed 8/11/20. The District of Columbia was removed on 8/4/20.

This list will be updated regularly.


Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Dear SFP Community,

Governor Cuomo has Posted an updated Travel Advisory today SEPTEMBER 8, 2020.

Please continue to monitor your personal travel and close contact with anyone who has returned from such travel recently.  Monitor your temperature (it should be 100.0 F or below) and report any fever, COVID-19 exposure, or symptoms to your doctor.

Anyone who has traveled from any U.S. state(s) / territories listed below to NY must quarantine for 14 days.

Additionally, the Travel Advisory for international travel remains also in effect.

If you are among those who must quarantine, please be aware you cannot enter the SFP Building during that time.

As we approach the return to school, please be very mindful of your travels. We all need to be safe and follow all COVID protocols, including the travel advisory responsibly.

Please email me with any concerns or questions you may have.

REVISED “hot spot” U.S. states and territories:

  • Alaska
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia

Mary Pappas, RN, BSN
School Nurse


Thursday, September 3, 2020


Update from Mary Pappas, RN, BSN:September 1, 2020

Dear SFP Community,

Please see the updated Travel Advisory "hot spot" states listed below, as declared by Governor Cuomo today: SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

Please continue to stay safe; monitor your temperature (it should be 100.0 F or below) and report any fever, COVID-19 exposure, or symptoms to your doctor.

Anyone who has traveled from any U.S. state(s) / territories listed below to NY must quarantine for 14 days.

Additionally, the Travel Advisory for international travel remains also in effect.

If you are among those who must quarantine, please be aware you cannot enter the SFP Building during that time.

As we approach the return to school, please be very mindful of your travels.

We all need to be safe and follow all COVID protocols, including the travel advisory responsibly.

Please email me with any concerns or questions you may have.

REVISED “hot spot” U.S. states and territories:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virgin Islands
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

Thank you,
Mary Pappas, RN, BSN
School Nurse


Update from Mary Pappas, RN, BSN: August 25, 2020

Dear SFP Community,

Please see the updated Travel Advisory "hot spot" states listed below, as declared by Governor Cuomo today: August 25, 2020.

Please continue to stay safe, monitor your temperature (it should be 100.0 F or below) and report any fever, COVID-19 exposure or symptoms to your doctor.

Anyone who has traveled from any U.S. state(s) / territories listed below to NY must quarantine for 14 days.

Additionally, the Travel Advisory for international travel remains also in effect.

If you are among those who must quarantine Please be aware you cannot enter the SFP Building during that time.

As we approach the return to school, please be very mindful of your travels.

We all need to be safe and follow all COVID protocols, including the travel advisory responsibly.

Please email me with any concerns or questions you may have.

REVISED “hot spot” U.S. states and territories:

  •  Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virgin Islands
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

Thank you
Mary Pappas RN BSN


Update from Mary Pappas, RN, BSN: August 19, 2020

Dear SFP Community,

Please see the updated Travel Advisory "hot spot" states listed below, as declared by Governor Cuomo today: August 18, 2020.

Please continue to stay safe, monitor your temperature (it should be 100.0 F or below) and report any fever, COVID-19 exposure or symptoms to your doctor.

Anyone who has traveled from any U.S. state(s) / territories listed below to NY must quarantine for 14 days.

Additionally, the Travel Advisory for international travel remains also in effect.

If you are among those who must quarantine Please be aware you cannot enter the SFP Building during that time.

Please email me with any concerns or questions you may have.

REVISED “hot spot” U.S. states and territories:

  •  Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virgin Islands
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

Thank you
Mary Pappas RN BSN


Update from Mary Pappas, RN, BSN: August 12, 2020

As we are all trying to enjoy what is left of the summer, please be mindful of the travel advisories in place.

We want all to have a restful time with the thought of resumming school at Prep in September safe,well and ready.

Please continue to stay safe, monitor your temperature (it should be 100.0 F or below) and report any fever, COVID-19 exposure or symptoms to your doctor.

Governor Cuomo has added and deleted from the list. Please READ Carefully.

Please see below for updated list below.

Anyone who has traveled from any U.S. state(s) / territories listed below to NY must quarantine for 14 days.

Additionally, the Travel Advisory for international travel remains also in effect.

If you are among those who must quarantine Please be aware you cannot enter the SFP Building during that time.

Please email me with any concerns or questions you may have.

REVISED “hot spot” U.S. states and territories

  •  Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virgin Islands
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

Thank you
Mary Pappas RN BSN


Update from Mary Pappas, RN, BSN: August 4, 2020

Dear SFP Community,

Please continue to stay safe, monitor your temperature (it should be 100.0 F or below) and report any fever, COVID-19 exposure or symptoms to your doctor.

Governor Cuomo has added and deleted from the list. Please READ Carefully.

Please see below for updated list below.

Anyone who has traveled from any U.S. state(s) / territories listed below to NY must quarantine for 14 days.

Additionally, the Travel Advisory for international travel remains also in effect.

If you are among those who must quarantine Please be aware you cannot enter the SFP Building during that time.

Please email me with any concerns or questions you may have.

REVISED “hot spot” U.S. states and territories

  •  Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

Thank you
Mary Pappas RN BSN


Update from Mary Pappas, RN, BSN: July 28, 2020

Dear SFP Community,

Please continue to stay safe, monitor your temperature (it should be 100.0 F or below) and report any fever, COVID-19 exposure or symptoms to your doctor.

Governor Cuomo has added 3 states and 2 U.S Territories to his United States travel advisory.

Please see below for updated list below.

Anyone who has traveled from any U.S. state(s) / territories listed below to NY must quarantine for 14 days.

Additionally, the Travel Advisory for international travel remains also in effect.

If you are among those who must quarantine Please be aware you cannot enter the SFP Building during that time.

Please email me with any concerns or questions you may have.

REVISED “hot spot” U.S. states and territories 

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin 

Update from Mary Pappas, RN, BSN: July 21, 2020

Dear SFP Community,

Please stay safe, monitor your temperature (it should be 100.0 F or below) and report any fever,COVID-19 exposure or symptoms to your doctor.

Governor Cuomo has added 10 states to his U S travel advisory. Please see below for updated list.

Anyone who has traveled from any state(s) listed below to NY must quarantine for 14 days.

If you are among those who must quarantine Please be aware you cannot enter the SFP Building during that time.

Please email me with any concerns or questions you may have.

REVISED “hot spot” states (RE: COVID Questionnaire Q # 4)

  • Alabama   
  • Alaska 
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona 
  • California
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

Update from Mary Pappas, RN, BSN: July 15, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As you make any travel plans this summer, in addition to the advisory I sent you on 7/14/20 regarding the "hot states" in the United States, you need to be aware of any travel outside the United States.

I offer the following Advisory from the CDC:

Key Points Regarding International Travel

  • CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential international travel.
  • All international travelers should stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health, and practice social distancing.
  • Passengers who return from a cruise ship or river cruise voyage are advised to stay home for 14 days, monitor their health, and practice social distancing.
  • St. Francis Prep Policy is as follows: If you traveled internationally in the last 14 days:
    • Stay home, monitor your health, and practice social distancing for 14 days after you return from travel. Social distancing means staying out of crowded places, avoiding group gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible.

Please be assured that St. Francis Prep takes these advisories very seriously and will enforce the protocols set forth by the CDC and DOH, including any increased precautions regarding your return to SFP after such travel, if we deem it necessary.

We each have a responsibility to keep ourselves safe while also being mindful of our commitment to keep the whole SFP community safe (faculty, staff, parents, students, visitors).

If you have any concerns or questions, please e-mail me [email protected]


Update from Mary Pappas, RN, BSN: July 15, 2020

Dear Parent and Guardians, (Updated 7-14-20)

I hope you are having a safe and healthy summer. Please continue to be mindful when making your summer travel plans.

Please be advised of New York Governor Cuomo's directive when making your summer travel plans. 

This list below has been updated today and is ever changing. Please keep current with the news.

As of today New York has issued an updated travel advisory for anyone returning from states that have a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19. You must quarantine for 14 days upon your return to New York if you traveled to a designated state listed below.

If you have traveled in the past 14 days to the states listed below, you are not permitted to enter St. Francis Prep (SFP) building during such time.

The full, updated list of states as of 7/14/20, on the travel advisory is below:

Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Florida
Georgia
Iowa
Idaho
Kansas
Louisiana
Minnesota
Mississippi
North Carolina
New Mexico
Nevada
Ohio
Oklahoma
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Wisconsin

Please e-mail me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you in advance.


Update from Mary Pappas, RN, BSN: July 11, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

I hope you are having a safe and healthy summer and getting some much needed rest.

Please consider the following  when making your summer travel plans as there is no entry to school during a quarantine; this list is ever changing, so please keep current with the news. 

New York has joined with New Jersey and Connecticut in jointly issuing a travel advisory for anyone returning from travel to states that have a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19.You must quarantine for 14 days if you travel to a designated state.

 The following states meet the criteria for required quarantine as of today:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi 
  • North Carolina
  • Nevada
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah

Thank you in advance. Stay well,

Mary Pappas


Update from Mary Pappas, RN, BSN: May 7, 2020

TO: All Members of the SFP Community,

We now have a total of 15 members of the St. Francis Prep community who have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. One is in the hospital, all others are recuperating at home.Please continue to keep all in your prayers.

In accordance with guidelines from health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these individuals are self-isolating at home and are being monitored by their physician except for the one in the hospital. To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about these individuals.

If you are ill and are not getting better, please notify your doctor for further instructions. Please keep me updated if you test positive for COVID-19.

Please be assured the SFP building is continuously being cleaned and disinfected throughout this time.


Update from Mary Pappas, RN, BSN: April 23, 2020

TO: All Members of the SFP Community,

We now have a total of 14 members of the St. Francis Prep community who have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.  One is in the hospital, all others are recuperating at home. Regarding the previous cases- All are improving or have improved. Please continue to keep all in your prayers.

In accordance with guidelines from health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these individuals are self-isolating at home and are being monitored by their physician except for the one in the hospital. To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about these individuals.

If you are ill and are not getting better, please notify your doctor for further instructions. Please keep me updated if you test positive for COVID-19.

Please be assured the SFP building is continuously being cleaned and disinfected throughout this time.

Please continue to check for further updates on the SFP homepage medical link. For more information pertaining to the COVID-19 virus please check the following website: NYS HEALTH

We pray for everyone at this time.


Update from Mary Pappas, RN, BSN: April 21, 2020

TO: All Members of the SFP Community,

Another two members of the St. Francis Prep community have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, bringing the confirmed total to 12.  One is recuperating at home, the other is in the hospital. Regarding the previous cases- All are improving or have improved. Please continue to keep all in your prayers.

In accordance with guidelines from health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these individuals are self-isolating at home and are being monitored by their physician. To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about these individuals.

If you are ill and are not getting better, please notify your doctor for further instructions. Please keep me updated if you test positive for COVID-19.

Please be assured the SFP building is continuously being cleaned and disinfected throughout this time.

Please continue to check for further updates on the SFP homepage medical link. For more information pertaining to the COVID-19 virus please check the following website: healthny.gov

Update from Mary Pappas, RN, BSN: April 17, 2020

TO: All Members of the SFP Community,

Another two members of the St. Francis Prep community have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, bringing the confirmed total to 10.  Both are recuperating at home. Regarding the previous cases- All are improving. Please continue to keep all in your prayers.

In accordance with guidelines from health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these individuals are self-isolating at home and are being monitored by their physician. To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about these individuals.

If you are ill and are not getting better, please notify your doctor for further instructions. Please keep me updated if you test positive for COVID-19.

Please be assured the SFP building is continuously being cleaned and disinfected throughout this time.

Please continue to check for further updates on the SFP homepage medical link. For more information pertaining to the COVID-19 virus please check the following website: NYS HEALTH

We pray for everyone at this time.


Update from Mary Pappas, RN, BSN: April 11, 2020

TO: All Members of the SFP Community,

Another two members of the St. Francis Prep community have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, bringing the confirmed total to 8.  One person is recuperating at home, the other is responding to treatment in the hospital. Regarding the previous 4 cases- All have  improved.  The 2 suspected cases are still under their Doctor's care and following protocols. Please continue to keep all in your prayers.

In accordance with guidelines from health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these individuals are self-isolating at home and are being monitored by their physician. To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about these individuals.

If you are ill and are not getting better, please notify your doctor for further instructions. Please keep me updated if you test positive for COVID-19.

Please be assured the SFP building is continuously being cleaned and disinfected throughout this time.

Please continue to check for further updates on the SFP homepage medical link. For more information pertaining to the COVID-19 virus please check the following website: NYS HEALTH

We pray for everyone at this time.


Update from Mary Pappas, RN, BSN: April 6, 2020

TO: All Members of the SFP Community,

Another member of the St. Francis Prep community has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, bringing confirmed total to 6.  That person is recuperating at home. Regarding the previous 4 cases- All continue to  improve.  The 2 suspected cases are still under their Doctor's care and following protocols. Please continue to keep all in your prayers especially the family of Eric Jackson.

In accordance with guidelines from health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these individuals are self-isolating at home and are being monitored by their physician. To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about these individuals.

If you are ill and are not getting better, please notify your doctor for further instructions. Please keep me updated if you test positive for COVID-19.

Please be assured the SFP building is continuously being cleaned and disinfected throughout this time.

Please continue to check for further updates on the SFP homepage medical link. For more information pertaining to the COVID-19 virus please check the following website: NYS HEALTH

We pray for everyone at this time.


Update from Mary Pappas, RN, BSN: April 2,2020

TO: All Members of the SFP Community,

St. Francis Prep has learned that a member of the Prep community who had tested positive for COVID-19 has passed. We pray for him and his family at this extremely sad and difficult time.  Regarding the previous 4 cases- All are improving.  We have 2 suspected cases under their Doctor's care and following protocols. Please continue to keep all in your prayers.

In accordance with guidelines from health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these individuals are self-isolating at home and are being monitored by their physician. To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about these individuals.

If you are ill and are not getting better, please notify your doctor for further instructions. Please keep me updated if you test positive for COVID-19.

Please be assured the SFP building is continuously being cleaned and disinfected throughout this time.

Please continue to check for further updates on the SFP homepage medical link. For more information pertaining to the COVID-19 virus please check the following website: NYS HEALTH

We pray for everyone at this time.


Update from Mary Pappas, RN, BSN: March 28,2020

TO: All Members of the SFP Community,

St. Francis Prep has learned that another member of the Prep community has tested positive for COVID-19 today. The total is now 5. Regarding the previous cases-one is much better, the other is improving, the third still has fever. Our fourth case has improved. The fifth case is seriously ill in the hospital. Please continue to keep all in your prayers.

In accordance with guidelines from health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these individuals are self-isolating at home and are being monitored by their physician. To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about these individuals.

If you are ill and are not getting better, please notify your doctor for further instructions. Please keep me updated if you test positive for COVID-19.

Please be assured the SFP building is continuously being cleaned and disinfected throughout this time.

Please continue to check for further updates on the SFP homepage medical link. For more information pertaining to the COVID-19 virus please check the following website: NYS HEALTH

We pray for everyone at this time.


Update from Mary Pappas, RN, BSN: March 27,2020

TO: All Members of the SFP Community,

St. Francis Prep has learned that another member of the Prep community has tested positive for COVID-19 today. The total is now 4. Regarding the previous cases-one feels much better and has now tested negative, the other is improving, the third still has fever. Our fourth case just got results and actually has no more fever. Some good news.

In accordance with guidelines from health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these individuals are self-isolating at home and are being monitored by their physician. To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about these individuals.

If you are ill and are not getting better, please notify your doctor for further instructions. Please keep me updated if you test positive for COVID-19.

We pray for everyone at this time.

Please be assured the SFP building is continuously being cleaned and disinfected throughout this time.

Please continue to check for further updates on the SFP homepage medical link. For more information pertaining to the COVID-19 virus please check the following website: NYS HEALTH

We pray for everyone at this time.


Update from Mary Pappas, RN, BSN: March 26,2020

TO: All Members of the SFP Community,

St. Francis Prep has learned that 1 new member of the Prep community has tested positive for COVID-19 today. The total is now 3. Regarding the 2 previous cases-one feels much better and has now tested negative, the other is still weak but improving.

In accordance with guidelines from health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these individuals are self-isolating at home and are being monitored by their physician. To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about these individuals.

If you are ill and are not getting better, please notify your doctor for further instructions. Please keep me updated if you test positive for COVID-19.

We pray for everyone at this time.

Please be assured the SFP building is continuously being cleaned and disinfected throughout this time.

Please continue to check for further updates on the SFP homepage medical link. For more information pertaining to the COVID-19 virus please check the following website: NYS HEALTH

We pray for everyone at this time.


Update from Mary Pappas, RN, BSN: March 22,2020

TO:  All Members of the SFP Community,

St. Francis Prep has learned that 2 members of the Prep community have tested positive for COVID-19. In accordance with guidelines from health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these individuals are self-isolating at home and are being monitored by their physician.

To remain in compliance with privacy regulations, we are unable to provide additional information about these individuals.

If you are ill and are not getting better, please notify your doctor for further instructions. Please keep me updated if you test positive for COVID-19.

We pray for everyone at this time.

Please be assured the SFP building is continuously being cleaned and disinfected throughout this time. 

Please continue to check for further updates on the SFP homepage medical link. For more information pertaining to the COVID-19 virus please check the following website: NYS HEALTH

We pray for everyone at this time.


Update from Mary Pappas, RN, BSN: March 16,2020

St. Francis Prep Preparedness Plan for Illness or Fever (Based on recommendations from the CDC):

  • Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent the spread of your illness.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread this way. Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes; then dispose of the tissue. When a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Stay 6 feet away In public when possible.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work, or school, especially when someone is ill.
  • Wash hands for 20 seconds. Washing hands often under clean, running water can help prevent the spread of germs. If you cannot wash your hands, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer, preferably 60% -100% alcohol.
  • If you have traveled in the last 14 days and are not feeling well, contact your healthcare provider and discuss your travel, exposure and symptoms.We at SFP are monitoring the updates from the CDC and local officials.

We encourage those who may have family members or friends they are in contact with who are ill with concerning symptoms to monitor themselves and their children and seek medical assistance.

Please email the school nurse if there is a concern regarding an SFP student or household members and a confirmed positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test. Once we are informed of any specific concerns within a family, including faculty, staff, and students, we will address and monitor each of these individual cases and ask for medical follow up.

Please note:  We have no confirmed cases. Please do your part.  Listen to the news, minimize social gatherings, limit contact with others, wash your hands, and clean and disinfect. Make good decisions for yourself and family.

My thoughts are with all. God Bless.

Please continue to check for further updates on the SFP homepage medical link. For more information pertaining to the COVID-19 virus please check the following website: NYS HEALTH

We pray for everyone at this time.

Incoming Students

Incoming freshman students and transfering students will receive their medical paperwork from the Administration Portal Checklist. All medical forms and information will be on that portal.

For student athletes: Medical exams need to be dated on or after June 1ST and handed in before tryouts. Please allow ample time for Nurse’s clearance.

Injury/Illness

Any student who is injured and will need accomodations at school must get a medical evaluation, and obtain a note from the doctor before returning to school.  This note must be presented to the school nurse upon return to school, before going to any classes.   (This medical note must contain injury, special needs and permission to return to school).

Any student injured unrelated to school activities, or has been absent due to surgery or chronic illness, must also follow the procedure explained above.

All student surgeries and medical illnesses (including over vacations) must be reported to the nurse upon return to school for proper follow up.

The School Nurse has the sole discretion to deny a student from returning to school/classes if full clearance from a medical doctor is not presented.

All students must arrive to school by 1:15 to in order to be involved in any after school activities- clubs, plays, sports. (exceptions- documented funerals, college visits)

Medication

Any student diagnosed with Diabetes, Asthma and/or life threatening Allergies must complete INDEPENDENT MEDICATION CARRY/USE form. (Parent/MD to sign)

Any student who needs to take prescription medication in school other than stated in #1, please complete SELF-MEDICATION RELEASE form. (Parent/MD to sign)