FAQ's

If a student has to stay home for an extended period of time due to illness or quarantine, will they be able to do distance learning?


In an effort to mitigate any academic loss in the event that a student has to remain home for an illness or quarantine, we do ask and expect them to continue in our academic program.
  • For students in PreK through 2nd grade, they would follow an asynchronous model in which the students would engage in our academic program using the Seesaw Learning
    Platform. Students will be made familiar with this platform in their classes throughout the first few weeks of school.
  • For students in 3rd through 8th grade, they would follow a synchronous model in which the students would engage in our academic program using the Google Classroom Learning Platform. Students in 3rd through 8th grade would be expected to follow through Google Meets and stream their classes in real time

If SBS goes virtual, will they be using the state virtual program or do they have theirown?


Whether face-to-face or virtual, we will be offering our academic program only.

When it rains will there still be two car lines in the morning?

Yes, the school personnel will have umbrellas available to assist students as they leave their vehicles and walk the short distance to get under the busport.

Will my kindergarten student have a name tag on day one? How will she know where to go on the first day?

We will have school personnel ready to escort our youngest Crusaders to their classes for the first few days to help them with the adjustment and gain confidence in finding their way to their homerooms each morning. Our staff will be ready to greet all of our students, particularly our new students to SBS on the first few days.

Will there be athletics at the start of school?

At this time there will be no athletic activities until after Labor Day. Our athletic program is working in consultation with other athletic programs in our league and is monitoring guidelines set forth by the LHSAA. Based upon these guidelines and other guidelines set forth by the state and health department, we will make ongoing determinations of which sports will compete at which times.

Do they have to wear mass uniforms on the first day of school this year?

With the many new procedures for this year, we will NOT have Mass on the first day of school. Our first Mass will be on Thursday, August 20 and will be livestreamed starting at 8:00am. Mass Day uniforms will NOT be required on the first day of school.

What is the first day for Spirit Shirt Fridays?

Last year we informally let our students show our SBS pride by wearing SBS sponsored spirit shirts with their uniform bottoms on Fridays each week. Our first Spirit Shirt Friday will be Friday, August 24.

If you are paying by the month and have to pull your kids out of school for any reason, how does this work as far as tuition refund and commitment?

Our withdrawal policy remains the same and can be found in our Parent/Student Handbook under Article VI: Finances, Tuition, and Fees in the section entitled, "Withdrawal."

If we decide to pull kids from school what would still be required financially after signing the handbook for 2020-2021 year with the new clause for disease outbreak?


Our withdrawal policy remains the same and can be found in our Parent/Student Handbook under Article VI: Finances, Tuition, and Fees in the section entitled, "Withdrawal."

When will we know who will be our child's homeroom teacher, and their contact information?

Class rosters and class schedules will be available the week of the first day of school. With the distance learning option, uncertainty felt by our families, and the need to remain flexible even up to the week of the first day of school, we have not published class lists as they remained very fluid.

If your child has an appointment and has to check in or check out. How will that work?

If the front gate is closed and our arrival procedures have concluded, but it is prior to 8:30 am students will be allowed to come to school. A parent must ring the front office and a staff member will meet the students and parent at the gate. The parent will be asked to complete the same sign-in process as before. Once completed the staff member and the student will enter the gate and the student will be allowed to report to class. Students who are checked out for any reason will not be allowed back to school that day.

What is your preference regarding checking in / checking out due to scheduled appointments?


If a student is checked-out for any reason, the student will not be allowed to return for the school day. We ask that any appointments or foreseeable situations that would call for a child to be checked out be made outside of school hours if at all possible.

If my child is scheduled for some type of appointment that must take place during school hours, is it preferred that we keep them out for the entire day or will we be allowed to check them out / in by contacting the office ahead of time?

If a student is checked-out for any reason, the student will not be allowed to return for the school day. We ask that any appointments or foreseeable situations that would call for a child to be checked out be made outside of school hours if at all possible.

Is aftercare available at the start of this school year, or are all children expected to be picked up by a certain time?

SBS will have aftercare this year, both for full-time and part-time students. However, families had to notify the school by Friday, August 7 at 12:00 pm if they wished to use the Aftercare Program in any way this year. Aftercare will be available starting the first day of school.

When will students be dismissed for reporting to aftercare?

Students will be dismissed to meet their aftercare teacher in the front foyer to be escorted to
their aftercare spot. We will begin this process between Walkers' Gate and carline dismissal

What time do students need to be picked up by?

As in the past, all students not enrolled in the Aftercare Program must be picked up by 3:45pm each day. Also as in the past, we will be prepared to be flexible the first two or three days of school this year especially with the new dismissal procedures we have to implement. The Aftercare Program runs from 3:00 - 6:00 pm daily, unless otherwise noted. Families will be assessed a late fee every minute a student is not picked up after 6:00 pm.

Is afternoon pick up the same as in years past - pick up by 3:45?

As with our policy in the past, students not in the aftercare program are asked to be picked up by 3:45 pm.

What process is SBS implementing in the event that one child becomes infected with COVID-19 and has been around classmates?

To assist in minimizing any spread of COVID-19, we will follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC, the Louisiana Department of Health, the Louisiana Department of Education, and the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette by implementing
  • Social Distancing at least six feet to the greatest extent possible
  • The mandatory wearing of face masks by 3rd -8th graders to the greatest extent possible and the optional wearing of facemasks for students below 3rd grade
  • Frequent washing of hands and increased sanitation efforts
Should any student become infected with COVID-19 they will not be allowed to return to school without a doctor's release and the proper isolation process has been followed. The School Administration will communicate with all teachers and staff who have had contact with that student for the day to help determine whether there was any close contact by students or adults with the child who has contracted COVID-19. If close contact has been determined the school administration will notify the parents of those children immediately. In making its determination, SBS will consult the Diocese and the local, region 4 health department in determining the next steps, if any, for a particular class or the school.

What if my child comes into close contact with someone with COVID-19?

Anyone who has been in close contact to a confirmed case of COVID-19 should quarantine at home for 14 days past his or her last exposure to the case.
  • A close contact is any individual who has been within six feet of an infected person for at least fifteen minutes during their infectious period, which includes the 48 hours before the day the person became sick (or the 48 hours before specimen collection if asymptomatic) until the person was isolated. Close contact is also if you had direct contact with the COVID-19 case (touched, hugged, or kissed them), you shared eating or drinking utensils, or they sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you.
  • Anyone who comes into close contact with someone else with COVID-19 should quarantine
  • If a person in quarantine becomes symptomatic, they would be considered a COVID-19 case as of the day their symptoms began or their test. They would then need to follow the 10 day isolation procedures from the start of these symptoms or test prior to reporting back to school.
  • If a person in quarantine tests negative, they should continue to remain in quarantine for the duration of the 14 days and monitor symptoms.

How will absences be counted if sent home for quarantine?

A TDL student will not be marked absent assuming they are following all of the guidelines for distance learning set out above. Students in PreK-2nd will be based upon completing their asynchronous assignments and students in 3rd -8th grade will be based upon their synchronous
attendance throughout the day.

How will attendance be conducted during distance learning if that were to occur again?

Students in PreK-2nd will be based upon completing their asynchronous assignments and students in 3rd-8th grade will be based upon their synchronous attendance throughout the day.

What happens if a child's temperature elevates to 100.4 or above throughout the day, will the whole class quarantine?

No, not necessarily as a 100.4 temperature does not automatically mean that someone has Covid-19. Therefore students in their homeroom are not necessarily falling in line with the close contact definition. This determination would be made after it has been determined why the child has a 100.4 temperature

If my child has to quarantine for 14 days due to close contact and has no symptoms why does he/she need a Doctor's excuse to return?


In order to ensure the continued safety of all and out of an abundance of caution, we are requiring medical documentation of the observed quarantine period and the student is allowed to resume normal activities thereafter.

If we are following the return to school next week, are the holidays still the same?

Currently our school calendar remains the same. Should we make any updates we will notify our families as soon as feasibly possible.

If desks are able to be six feet apart, why are masks needed in the class?

In accordance with CDC regulations, social distancing and the wearing of face masks are both used in conjunction as preventative measures.

If you are allowing rotation of 4th & 5th grade--how are you sanitizing desks and other surfaces before new students enter?

Desktops will be wiped down with disinfectant prior to any class rotating to another classroom - at the end of the class.

When they are rotating--are they bringing backpacks with them or will they be left in the homeroom?

Students in 4th -8th grade will travel with their book bags this year. Lockers will not be used for students in 6th - 8th grade.

If a student is a full-time distance learner may they return to face-to-face instruction if the rest of the school is in this stage of teaching?

Any student who chose to be a full-time distance learner may step out of this program at anytime. However, they will not be allowed to enter back into full-time distance learning.

Can my student wear gloves at school?

Students can wear gloves, however based upon CDC recommendations; gloves are not
necessarily a deterrent in the spreading of COVID-19. COVID-19 is a respiratory virus and is
mainly spread through droplets created when a person who is infected coughs, sneezes, or talks.
The CDC recommends the following as main ways to stop the spread of COVID-19
● Wash your hands often
● Avoid close contact
● Cover your nose and mouth with a mask when around others
● Cover coughs and sneezes
● Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces - we have a disinfecting plan in place to clean all high touch surfaces regularly throughout the day and again at the end.

Will the students be allowed to attend school if the parents do not sign the waiver? Do we have to sign the waiver?

As usual, beginning Monday, August 10 families will be asked to submit their electronic signature of the Parent/Student Handbook and AUP. In addition, we are asking for the electronic signature of the COVID-19 Waiver form this school year. Should any parent not wish to sign this waiver, they must submit their desire in writing to the main office including any student names and grades for the 2020-2021 school year

Do we have to pay full time after care fees if we're doing distance learning but may come back later in the year?

Aftercare fees remain the same this year. Families will either be charged a full-time or parttime fee based upon the information provided in the Aftercare Program sign-up forms and based upon the actual attendance throughout the year.

What if the student has had COVID do they still have to be quarantined if exposed?

Current guidelines and medical research does not differentiate between those that have and have not tested positive for COVID-19. If anyone tests positive for COVID-19, regardless of past medical history, they should enter the isolation procedures.

Is there a set number or percentage, for individuals on campus that contract Covid-19, that will require the school to shut down?

The school may decide to place an entire class or the school in distance learning

Is Jr. High Dressing Out for PE this year?

At this time and for the foreseeable future, Jr. High will not be dressing out for PE

How are ancillary classes being handled for Jr. High this year?

In order to assist in keeping static groups, which helps with maintaining any spread, ancillary classes will be by homeroom this year. Therefore all ancillary classes will be coed this year. A homeroom will have the same PE time, however, Coach Kirzner will still teach the gentlemen and Ms. Castille will still teach the ladie

Do masks have to be cloth only?

Cloth face masks are required for 3rd-8th grade students. Individuals with severe breathing difficulties are not required to wear face coverings and must provide documentation from a physician. Face shields may be worn in addition to cloth face masks, but not in place of cloth face masks.

Are masks to be worn during class time?

In accordance with CDC regulations, social distancing and the wearing of face masks are both used in conjunction as preventative measures. In an abundance of caution, to ensure that our students and staff in the beginning remain safe, given the CDC recommendations above, and the State of Louisiana's own mask mandate, students are asked to wear face masks throughout the day in 3rd through 8th grade. We will certainly work with our students to provide them an opportunity to take breaks when needed.

If a child is unable to check in due to a doctor's appointment, will they be able to access their classes virtually?

Students in PK-2nd grade will become temporary distance learners (TDLs) if there is a mandatory shutdown. Students in 3rd-8th grade will become temporary distance learners (TDLs) if:
● we are in Phase 1 or
● a student is required to remain home in isolation for COVID-19 and can still participate
in the learning while in Phases 2 and up, or
● a student is required to remain home in quarantine while in Phase 2 and up
Students who miss school for any other reason, including not being able to report to campus because it is past 8:30 am or have been checked out for the day, will not be considered a TDL. They will be marked absent/tardy and will have to make up the work upon their return.

If our child is grandfathered in to bring their lunch, where do we send the new form from their doctor?

Any forms can either be emailed to cstoute@sbscrusaders.com, mleblanc@sbscrusaders.com, or can be faxed to the school at 337-332-5894.

Will students be playing volleyball this fall? Will there be a regular season?

At this time there will be no athletic activities until after Labor Day. Our athletic program is working in consultation with other athletic programs in our league and is monitoring guidelines set forth by the LHSAA. Based upon these guidelines and other guidelines set forth by the state and health department, we will make ongoing determinations of which sports will compete at which times.

Will there still be volleyball/football practice, even if students will not be playing games?

At this time there will be no athletic activities until after Labor Day. Our athletic program is working in consultation with other athletic programs in our league and is monitoring guidelines set forth by the LHSAA. Based upon these guidelines and other guidelines set forth by the state and health department, we will make ongoing determinations of which sports will compete at which times.

How is aftercare handling snacks and water?

Students in the Aftercare Program will continue to be given snacks. All snacks will be
distributed by staff personnel only. All staff will wash their hands before and after distribution ofsnacks and will wear gloves for all snacks not individually packaged.Students in 3rd- 8th grade will continue to have access to their water bottles while in aftercare. Should more water be required, aftercare personnel ONLY will be allowed to refill the bottle. Students in PreK and K will continue to have access to water with individual, disposable drinking cups as during the school day

If students are pretty much staying within their own groups all day and then mixing for aftercare, how will quarantines be handled schoolwide?


Those within close contact of another individual who has contracted COVID-19 must quarantine regardless of whether static groups exist or not. With that said, our students will continue to be within static groups even in aftercare. All students in the aftercare program will not be in the same location at one time. We will be separating our aftercare participants into static groups to mirror their static groups throughout the day to the greatest extent possible