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Staying Healthy: Updates & Guidelines

Central Catholic High School is committed to the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff.

We continue to take the steps needed to keep our community safe through proactive and precautionary measures while offering a superlative college preparatory education rooted in Gospel values.

Health & Safety Update, February 14, 2022

Updated COVID-19 Protocol Effective February 28: Mask Optional

We are very grateful for all of the ways that the Central Catholic Community has worked together to keep one another safe as we have navigated the challenges presented by COVID-19. When we first launched our efforts in the summer of 2020, we pledged to remain Central Together. Today, we are sharing a change to our protocols that will go into effect on Monday, February 28, 2022.

When we return from February vacation, Central Catholic will shift to masks being optional for students, staff, and guests on campus.

Individuals who choose to continue masking will be supported and encouraged.

Please note: Masks will still be required on buses, in the Health Office, and when a student or staff member returns prior to 10 days of quarantine.

If a student tests positive and wishes to return on day six of quarantine, then they will need to wear a mask for days six through ten.

Central Together

Health & Safety Update, January 24, 2022

Updated COVID-19 Testing Program: Action Required by 1/27

At Central Catholic, keeping your student safe and in school is our top priority. In accordance with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Department of Public Health (DPH), Central Catholic is updating our COVID-19 Testing Program, effective February 2022.

Details on Updated COVID-19 Testing Program

Health & Safety Update, January 12, 2022

DESE Masking Policy: Extended through Feb. 28

DESE has extended the mask requirement through February 28. Masks should cover an individual's nose and mouth. Masks are not required outdoors. All visitors to CCHS are expected to wear a mask while in the school building. The mask requirement remains an important measure to keep students, teachers, and staff in school safely at this time.

Reporting Covid Illness (as of January 3, 2022)

If your student tested positive for Covid over the Christmas break, please email CCHS School Nurse Mrs. Karen Nigrelli, RN, MSN, letting her know the date they tested positive, and Mrs. Nigrelli will let you know when they will be cleared to return to campus.

  • Email: knigrelli@centralcatholic.net

Health & Safety Update, November 1, 2021

DESE Masking Policy: Extended through Jan. 15

We were informed that after consulting with medical experts and state health officials, DESE is extending the mask requirement through at least January 15. Masks should cover an individual's nose and mouth. Masks are not required outdoors. All visitors to CCHS are expected to wear a mask while in the school building.

Our students have been great since returning to campus in following school procedures and regulations.  

They are in dress code, wearing a school ID, and following the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) mask requirement.  

We will continue to review COVID protocols and guidelines on a regular basis and update you if and when policies change.  

It is wonderful to have everyone back on campus!

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Return to Campus 2021

Keeping You Updated

The Central Catholic administration, faculty, and staff continue to closely monitor federal and state agencies for information and are working diligently to keep the entire school community healthy and safe. The virus is an evolving health situation with new information surfacing regularly, so we are working to stay on top of the latest developments. In an effort to keep the entire CCHS community informed, we will be sending updates to students, parents, faculty, and staff on how Central Catholic is planning for a safe 'Return to Campus.'

Health & Safety Update, August 24, 2021

Masking Policy: Effective Wednesday, August 25

For the health and well-being of all members of the Central Catholic community – and in accordance with current health guidelines - we will be requiring all students, faculty, staff, and guests to be masked while indoors on campus, effective Wednesday, August 25, 2021. This also includes all fans and visitors for indoor fall athletics.

In preparation for the opening of the 2021-2022 school year, we have spent much time evaluating the medical information and advice shared by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the Massachusetts Department of Health, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as consulting with alumni and friends of Central Catholic who work in the various health fields.

We are hopeful that this policy will be temporary, and we will continue to check data and health protocols, which are fluid and changing rapidly, especially in recent weeks. We will be reevaluating this policy monthly, and will share updates as often as we can. 

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The CCHS Administration

Mrs. Doreen Keller

Mrs. Doreen Keller

Mrs. Aliali Belkus

Mrs. Aliali Belkus
Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Ms. Jeanne Burns

Ms. Jeanne Burns
Assistant Principal, Academic Dean

Mr. Nathan Lamar

Mr. Nathan Lamar
Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning

Mr. Andrew Murray

Mr. Andrew Murray
Assistant Principal for Student Success

Mr. Thomas Sipsey

Mr. Thomas Sipsey
Assistant Principal for Student Success