Back to School FAQ

As our country and our diocese continue to navigate this unique situation, our Office of Education is continually working to provide the most up-to-date resources for our administrators, teachers, students, and parents.


Back to School Information

Pautas de regreso a la escuela

Guidance for Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Schools

On Tuesday, August 4th, Dr. Carlos Latorre, MD, MS, FAAFP, and Mrs. Stephanie Brown, Assistant Superintendent, hosted a webinar to review the back-to-school guidelines for schools in the Catholic Diocese of Jackson. Click the link below to view a recording on the webinar:
Webinar with Dr. Carlos A. Latorre, MD, MS, FAAFP

You can also view shorter informational videos below, to hear answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our plans for returning to school.

Back to School Frequently Asked Questions

As we prepare to open our schools in just a few weeks, we wanted to provide you with answers to some of the most commonly asked questions surrounding our plans to return to campus.

How were these guidelines created?

Our guidelines were created by a Diocesan Task Force comprised of principals, teachers, parents, and healthcare professionals. Click here to for a message from Karla Luke, Associate Superintendent, for more information.

What can I do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19?

There are several steps all individuals can take to help stop the spread. Click here for a message from Michelle Glorioso, NP, parent, and member of our task force.

What are our schools doing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19?

When you return to school in August, you will notice several new procedures in place. Click here for a message from Bridget Martin, principal at Sacred Heart School in Southaven.

Will schools still offer extracurricular activities?

As Catholic schools, we recognize the importance of enrichment activities in fulfilling our mission to educate the whole child, and we are working to balance this commitment with current limitations on activities that ensure the health and safety of all community members. Click here for a message from Craig Mandolini, principal at St. Joseph Catholic School in Greenville, discussing plans for extracurricular activities.

Learn more about the seven characteristics Mr. Mandolini refers to in this Decision Matrix Guide.

What if I have additional questions?

We want to ensure that all of our community members are confident in the educational experience we will provide this year. Click here for a message from Stephanie Brown, Assistant Superintendent, and chair of the Diocesan Taskforce.