St. Augustine High School is intently following reports and updates of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This is a rapidly evolving situation, so please check this page regularly for the most current and accurate information concerning our school. COVID-19 will continue to be monitored for the health and safety of our students as well as the broader community. While St. Augustine has not yet had either a case of or known exposure to COVID-19 reported to us by our faculty, staff, or students, the school is closed to students, parents, and visitors.
During this time of uncertainty, please join us in praying for our community. Let us pray for the continued safety of our students, families, faculty, and staff. Let us also pray for all those suffering physically, emotionally, and financially. Let us pray for containment and prevention of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We appreciate your partnership and thank you for your patience, grace, and flexibility as we work to support one another.
- April 19, 2020: Message from Mr. DeBose (PDF below)
- April 15, 2020: Message from Dr. St. Charles
- April 14, 2020: Message from Dr. St. Charles
- April 8, 2020: Message from Mr. DeBose
- April 8, 2020: Message from Dr. St. Charles
- April 6, 2020: Message from Dr. St. Charles
- March 29, 2020: Statement from Mr. DeBose (PDF below)
- March 16, 2020: Statement from Mr. DeBose (PDF below)
- March 15, 2020: Statement from Dr. St. Charles (PDF below)
- March 13, 2020: Statement from Dr. St. Charles (PDF below)
- March 11, 2020: Statement from Dr. St. Charles (PDF below)
- March 9, 2020: Statement from Mr. DeBose (PDF below)
What You Need To Know
- Our school campus will be closed. There will be no after-school activities. This includes athletics, music rehearsals, all practices, and other extracurricular activities.
- Students are not required to wear uniforms during remote learning.
- Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 are preparation days for faculty members.
- Wednesday, March 18 is the start of remote learning for our students.
- We are accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic school year. Click here for more information.
- Parent letter on the continuation of tuition. (PDF below)
- Message from Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans. (PDF below)
Remote Learning Resources:
- Reset your PlusPortals password.
- Google Classroom
- Parent & Student Help Desk: email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 48 hours for a response.
Free Meals and other New Orleans Area Resources
- Grab n' Go Free Meals at St. Augustine and other Catholic Schools. (PDF below)
- Free meal locations.
- Free internet.
- A Knight at Drago's - TBD
- Bank Day - TBD
- Mother & Son Brunch - TBD
- March 18: the St. Joseph Day Altar.
- March 18: Report Card Conferences - please email teachers until further notice.
- March 19: St. Joseph Day Mass - A prayer service will be held via the public address system.
- March 19: Parent Senior Trip Meeting.
- March 23: Honor Roll Assembly.
- All field trips.
- Saturday Detentions.
- Moorehouse College FBLA Trip.
Parent and Student References on dealing with the impact of Coronavirus
- What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- What to do if you are sick
- Stop the spread of germs – help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like COVID-19
- Social Distancing: This is Not a Snow Day
- "How to Handwash - Catholic Style" Printable Resource
- BrainPop Video about Coronavirus
- Childmind: Talking to Kids About Coronavirus
- National Association of School Psychologists: How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
- Spark and Stitch Institute: How to Talk to Kids and Teens About the Coronavirus
- America Magazine: A Prayer Amid an Epidemic
Public Health Resources
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
- New Orleans Health Department
- Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
- World Health Organization
- New Orleans Office of Catholic Schools
CDC: preventing and mitigating an outbreak is the most important strategy. We all have a responsibility to adhere to the following preventive measures and we ask that you review them with your children at home:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Stay home when you are sick (and do not return to school until you are fever-free for 24 hours without medication).
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.